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Photo of Hugo Sanchez, Marriage & Family Therapist in 95076, CA
Hugo Sanchez
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Watsonville, CA 95076
My name is Hugo Sanchez, and I am licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I consider myself a compassionate and nonjudgemental therapist that provides a safe space for others. I have worked with individuals who are dealing with adjustment concerns due to life changes that have impacted their day-to-day functioning. A majority of my experience has been working with those individuals that have experience anger concerns, depression, and anxiety.
My name is Hugo Sanchez, and I am licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I consider myself a compassionate and nonjudgemental therapist that provides a safe space for others. I have worked with individuals who are dealing with adjustment concerns due to life changes that have impacted their day-to-day functioning. A majority of my experience has been working with those individuals that have experience anger concerns, depression, and anxiety.
(831) 319-5161 View (831) 319-5161
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Allyson Cumella
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ACSW
Ever feel like you're not living your best life? Or struggle with the idea of what your life ‘should’ look like? It is the heart of my work to help create a space that will allow you to stop 'should-ing' yourself and encourage you to start truly living! With the use of a nonjudgmental, compassionate, affective approach, you can learn to refrain from judging yourself for what your life should look like, & instead, open up to the possibility of what your life could look like. By learning to live in the moment, you can increase your mental agility and learn to better regulate your emotions.
Ever feel like you're not living your best life? Or struggle with the idea of what your life ‘should’ look like? It is the heart of my work to help create a space that will allow you to stop 'should-ing' yourself and encourage you to start truly living! With the use of a nonjudgmental, compassionate, affective approach, you can learn to refrain from judging yourself for what your life should look like, & instead, open up to the possibility of what your life could look like. By learning to live in the moment, you can increase your mental agility and learn to better regulate your emotions.
(831) 406-5854 View (831) 406-5854
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Kelsey Hopson-Shiller
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Watsonville, CA 95076
I'm Kelsey Hopson-Shiller and I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I think everyone should go to therapy because therapy makes life easier! I provide a warm, non-judgmental environment for my clients to work on the places where they feel like they're struggling. I work with individuals- especially members of the LGBTQIA+ community- of all ages. I do most of my work with members of the LGBTQIA+ community. I primarily see adults currently, but I have a lot of experience (and really enjoy) working with teens and young adults as well.
I'm Kelsey Hopson-Shiller and I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I think everyone should go to therapy because therapy makes life easier! I provide a warm, non-judgmental environment for my clients to work on the places where they feel like they're struggling. I work with individuals- especially members of the LGBTQIA+ community- of all ages. I do most of my work with members of the LGBTQIA+ community. I primarily see adults currently, but I have a lot of experience (and really enjoy) working with teens and young adults as well.
(831) 244-9841 View (831) 244-9841
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Melanie Almada
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Watsonville, CA 95076
As a therapist, my main objective is to create a therapeutic space that promotes growth. There are many reasons to seek therapy, be it a recent transition, difficulty coping with past negative experiences, or experiencing an increase in unpleasant symptoms. No matter the reason, it is always important to invest in your personal growth and wellness.
As a therapist, my main objective is to create a therapeutic space that promotes growth. There are many reasons to seek therapy, be it a recent transition, difficulty coping with past negative experiences, or experiencing an increase in unpleasant symptoms. No matter the reason, it is always important to invest in your personal growth and wellness.
(831) 703-8227 View (831) 703-8227
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Shine a Light Counseling Center
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified
Watsonville, CA 95076
Shine a Light Counseling Center offers quality, affordable therapy in Santa Cruz, Watsonville, and Monterey. Our diverse staff of therapists can help with a wide range of personal difficulties, including difficult emotions, conflicted relationships, and problematic behaviors. We believe in your good intentions. And we would like to help you self-reflect to discover how to move through the challenges you face, so you can emerge with a more satisfying life.
Shine a Light Counseling Center offers quality, affordable therapy in Santa Cruz, Watsonville, and Monterey. Our diverse staff of therapists can help with a wide range of personal difficulties, including difficult emotions, conflicted relationships, and problematic behaviors. We believe in your good intentions. And we would like to help you self-reflect to discover how to move through the challenges you face, so you can emerge with a more satisfying life.
(408) 409-8508 View (408) 409-8508
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Sylvia Joyner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Watsonville, CA 95076
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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Hayley Mauro
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Watsonville, CA 95076
My name is Hayley Mauro; I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in California. I have an open and warm therapeutic method and aim to meet clients where they are at. I am passionate about working with teens and adults dealing with depression, anxiety, life’s transitions, grief, and trauma. I offer a client-centered, strengths-based approach to therapy to help you move through life’s difficulties. I offer a space free from judgement, so you feel safe and supported. My tone is compassionate and easy-going. I am open-minded and flexible to meet your needs.
My name is Hayley Mauro; I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in California. I have an open and warm therapeutic method and aim to meet clients where they are at. I am passionate about working with teens and adults dealing with depression, anxiety, life’s transitions, grief, and trauma. I offer a client-centered, strengths-based approach to therapy to help you move through life’s difficulties. I offer a space free from judgement, so you feel safe and supported. My tone is compassionate and easy-going. I am open-minded and flexible to meet your needs.
(831) 282-2631 View (831) 282-2631
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Alham Rodriguez (Bilingual)
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified
Watsonville, CA 95076  (Online Only)
Hello and bienvenidos. I have over 11 years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families. My approach to practice is tailored to the individual needs and style of each client. I enjoy working with people of all ages and backgrounds. My style is authentic, attentive, warm, yet playful and humorous. I strive to provide a safe and non-judgmental atmosphere where you can feel heard and understood. I enjoy working from an integrated approach that is person-centered, mindfulness-based, and rooted in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).
Hello and bienvenidos. I have over 11 years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families. My approach to practice is tailored to the individual needs and style of each client. I enjoy working with people of all ages and backgrounds. My style is authentic, attentive, warm, yet playful and humorous. I strive to provide a safe and non-judgmental atmosphere where you can feel heard and understood. I enjoy working from an integrated approach that is person-centered, mindfulness-based, and rooted in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).
(831) 387-6689 View (831) 387-6689
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Patricia Gordan
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Watsonville, CA 95076
Tricia Gordan, LMFT Lic 85484, is a licensed marriage and family therapist who has worked with children, adolescents, and adults in various clinical settings for more than a decade. Because of her personal experience with a physical difference, Tricia has a uniquely empathetic way of relating to clients and helping them overcome adversity. Her areas of expertise include anxiety, depression, trauma, life stressors, and parenting challenges. Tricia particularly enjoys sharing her knowledge about respectful parenting and supporting new parents in the many adjustments that come with welcoming new family members.
Tricia Gordan, LMFT Lic 85484, is a licensed marriage and family therapist who has worked with children, adolescents, and adults in various clinical settings for more than a decade. Because of her personal experience with a physical difference, Tricia has a uniquely empathetic way of relating to clients and helping them overcome adversity. Her areas of expertise include anxiety, depression, trauma, life stressors, and parenting challenges. Tricia particularly enjoys sharing her knowledge about respectful parenting and supporting new parents in the many adjustments that come with welcoming new family members.
(831) 228-8549 View (831) 228-8549
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Lucia Merino, LCSW (Bilingual Spanish/English)
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Watsonville, CA 95076
Often life presents challenges and we feel alone, trapped, and afraid. Right now you may have marital, work, or family problems. You may feel depressed, anxious or having panic attacks. You may feel lonely and not have anybody to turn to for help. I believe I can help you. Together, in therapy, you will learn how to overcome your current challenges and find your way back into a happy and meaningful life. I provide therapy in Spanish and English. I am bilingual/bicultural and I have been in practice for 20+ yrs. I also provide psychological evaluations for immigration cases. I look forward to hearing from you.
Often life presents challenges and we feel alone, trapped, and afraid. Right now you may have marital, work, or family problems. You may feel depressed, anxious or having panic attacks. You may feel lonely and not have anybody to turn to for help. I believe I can help you. Together, in therapy, you will learn how to overcome your current challenges and find your way back into a happy and meaningful life. I provide therapy in Spanish and English. I am bilingual/bicultural and I have been in practice for 20+ yrs. I also provide psychological evaluations for immigration cases. I look forward to hearing from you.
(408) 868-5524 View (408) 868-5524
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Kristen Johnson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Watsonville, CA 95076
My name is Kristen Johnson. I am an LCSW and have been licensed since 2000. I work with youth and adults who struggle with stress, depression, anxiety, trauma, relational problems and phase of life problems. I work with youth, adults, and the Veteran population. I help people who struggle with stress, depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship issues, and phase of life problems. When working with someone, I individualize my approach to help them achieve their goal(s) for treatment. I draw from CBT, DBT, ACT and Interpersonal psychotherapy as my theoretical approaches to treatment.
My name is Kristen Johnson. I am an LCSW and have been licensed since 2000. I work with youth and adults who struggle with stress, depression, anxiety, trauma, relational problems and phase of life problems. I work with youth, adults, and the Veteran population. I help people who struggle with stress, depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship issues, and phase of life problems. When working with someone, I individualize my approach to help them achieve their goal(s) for treatment. I draw from CBT, DBT, ACT and Interpersonal psychotherapy as my theoretical approaches to treatment.
(831) 319-5137 View (831) 319-5137
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Kelly Newbill
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Watsonville, CA 95076
My name is Kelly Newbill and I'm a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I take a person-centered approach to therapy. I meet my clients where they are at each session. I will help be your guide to a happier and more peaceful you. Individual adult clients who are looking to find more peace in their lives. Clients who are wanting help with life transitions, processing of past life experiences to help create a happier life today.
My name is Kelly Newbill and I'm a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I take a person-centered approach to therapy. I meet my clients where they are at each session. I will help be your guide to a happier and more peaceful you. Individual adult clients who are looking to find more peace in their lives. Clients who are wanting help with life transitions, processing of past life experiences to help create a happier life today.
(831) 400-5020 View (831) 400-5020
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Cheryl Wharton
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Watsonville, CA 95076
I have had a passion for helping people since I was very young. I have been providing professional counseling for almost 30 years. I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in California. I’m an experienced facilitator of health and healing for individuals, couples, and families. With 27 years of experience in counseling, I know what it takes to move one into their desired path. My proven methods will help you build and live a more authentic and powerful life. I create a place for individuals to talk about their experiences, feel heard, know they’re valued, and feel a sense of belonging.
I have had a passion for helping people since I was very young. I have been providing professional counseling for almost 30 years. I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in California. I’m an experienced facilitator of health and healing for individuals, couples, and families. With 27 years of experience in counseling, I know what it takes to move one into their desired path. My proven methods will help you build and live a more authentic and powerful life. I create a place for individuals to talk about their experiences, feel heard, know they’re valued, and feel a sense of belonging.
(831) 244-9035 View (831) 244-9035
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Sheri Sohriakoff
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Watsonville, CA 95076
Waitlist for new clients
Your experience makes sense, there is nothing wrong with you, and healing is possible. I see therapy as a supportive space where you can find your inner voice and practice living in alignment with your authentic self. Whether you struggle with anxiety, depression, self-esteem, or other mental health issues, therapy will be a collaborative process. Our sessions will support you in developing skills, learning how to manage your emotions and feeling a greater sense of calm within yourself and in relationships.
Your experience makes sense, there is nothing wrong with you, and healing is possible. I see therapy as a supportive space where you can find your inner voice and practice living in alignment with your authentic self. Whether you struggle with anxiety, depression, self-esteem, or other mental health issues, therapy will be a collaborative process. Our sessions will support you in developing skills, learning how to manage your emotions and feeling a greater sense of calm within yourself and in relationships.
(408) 769-5731 View (408) 769-5731
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Gisselle Padilla-Johnson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Watsonville, CA 95076
As a psychotherapist, parent educator, bi-cultural, bi-lingual trauma informed specialist; I bring incredible passion to my work of connecting you authentically to your inner strengths and desires. Together we can create strategies and develop the skills you need to develop and grow into your fullest self, capable of not just surviving but thriving. My focus is on connection and relationships, takes YOU as you are, in a safe inclusive space to nurture and heal for opportunities to find belonging and significance for yourself and others. I am so excited for your arrival to this moment. Deep breaths, YES you are ready.
As a psychotherapist, parent educator, bi-cultural, bi-lingual trauma informed specialist; I bring incredible passion to my work of connecting you authentically to your inner strengths and desires. Together we can create strategies and develop the skills you need to develop and grow into your fullest self, capable of not just surviving but thriving. My focus is on connection and relationships, takes YOU as you are, in a safe inclusive space to nurture and heal for opportunities to find belonging and significance for yourself and others. I am so excited for your arrival to this moment. Deep breaths, YES you are ready.
(831) 246-7193 View (831) 246-7193
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Reyna Kerzic
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Watsonville, CA 95076
Are you struggling with your kids? Feeling frustrated? Worn down? Letting the caregiver guilt creep in? Being a caregiver can be exhausting! And if you’re a caregiver of a child with developmental disabilities, it’s even easier to become depleted. You are not alone. Your experience is valid, and it CAN improve. I want to help! I am a trauma-informed, Mexicana, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, with over 20 years of experience providing meaningful support to youth and families.
Are you struggling with your kids? Feeling frustrated? Worn down? Letting the caregiver guilt creep in? Being a caregiver can be exhausting! And if you’re a caregiver of a child with developmental disabilities, it’s even easier to become depleted. You are not alone. Your experience is valid, and it CAN improve. I want to help! I am a trauma-informed, Mexicana, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, with over 20 years of experience providing meaningful support to youth and families.
(831) 432-3180 View (831) 432-3180
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Elizabeth Bevan
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Watsonville, CA 95076
My approach as a therapist is to create a safe, supportive, and accepting therapeutic relationship. I believe in people's innate desire to move towards the life that is best for them. However, sometimes life places roadblocks in our way that can make it challenging to reach our goals. When working with me, you will find that I am someone who will support you in moving towards your goals and learning new skills to manage life's challenges. I work best with adults who are experiencing anxiety, depression, mood instability, psychosis, and trauma.
My approach as a therapist is to create a safe, supportive, and accepting therapeutic relationship. I believe in people's innate desire to move towards the life that is best for them. However, sometimes life places roadblocks in our way that can make it challenging to reach our goals. When working with me, you will find that I am someone who will support you in moving towards your goals and learning new skills to manage life's challenges. I work best with adults who are experiencing anxiety, depression, mood instability, psychosis, and trauma.
(831) 713-1760 View (831) 713-1760
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Prof. Kent Lee Stratford
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Watsonville, CA 95076
Psychotherapist/University Lecturer in the Department of Psychology, California State University, Monterey Bay. Serving Monterey & Santa Cruz County. In office and Teletherapy appointments. Specializing in the treatment of depression, anxiety, personality disturbances, mood disorders, relational problems, attachment disorders, marital discord, stress, family conflict, personality disturbances, and behavior problems. Treating adults, couples, families, adolescents, and LGBQT. Fee for service $120.00 per therapy hour. Panel provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield.
Psychotherapist/University Lecturer in the Department of Psychology, California State University, Monterey Bay. Serving Monterey & Santa Cruz County. In office and Teletherapy appointments. Specializing in the treatment of depression, anxiety, personality disturbances, mood disorders, relational problems, attachment disorders, marital discord, stress, family conflict, personality disturbances, and behavior problems. Treating adults, couples, families, adolescents, and LGBQT. Fee for service $120.00 per therapy hour. Panel provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield.
(559) 960-1608 View (559) 960-1608
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Juanita Smith
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
Watsonville, CA 95076
I am a highly experienced Licensed Clinical Therapist with over 20 years of practice in Illinois, Texas, California, and Nebraska. Throughout my career, I have successfully helped numerous individuals and families navigate life's challenges, including personal, peer, work, school, and family-related issues. With a strong foundation in strength-based and client-centered principles, I prioritize collaboration and active participation between myself and my clients. By fostering a supportive and empowering therapeutic environment, we work together to identify strengths, overcome obstacles, and create positive change.
I am a highly experienced Licensed Clinical Therapist with over 20 years of practice in Illinois, Texas, California, and Nebraska. Throughout my career, I have successfully helped numerous individuals and families navigate life's challenges, including personal, peer, work, school, and family-related issues. With a strong foundation in strength-based and client-centered principles, I prioritize collaboration and active participation between myself and my clients. By fostering a supportive and empowering therapeutic environment, we work together to identify strengths, overcome obstacles, and create positive change.
(831) 604-2645 View (831) 604-2645
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Olivia Winter
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Watsonville, CA 95076
Waitlist for new clients
I believe healing is possible, and there is a path back to your truest self. The pain of life’s stressful, traumatic, and mental or physical health experiences might nudge you to mask, lash out, shut down, or use other creative strategies to survive. I’ve found that cultivating self-compassion and curious attention toward painful experience gradually gives way to spaciousness, growth, and peace. I welcome adults, teens, and children from all walks of life, including LGBTQIA+, BIPOC, and neurodiverse (Autism, ADHD, Highly Sensitive, etc) identities.
I believe healing is possible, and there is a path back to your truest self. The pain of life’s stressful, traumatic, and mental or physical health experiences might nudge you to mask, lash out, shut down, or use other creative strategies to survive. I’ve found that cultivating self-compassion and curious attention toward painful experience gradually gives way to spaciousness, growth, and peace. I welcome adults, teens, and children from all walks of life, including LGBTQIA+, BIPOC, and neurodiverse (Autism, ADHD, Highly Sensitive, etc) identities.
(831) 318-5811 View (831) 318-5811

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Number of Therapists in 95076

90+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 95076 who prioritize treating:

97% Anxiety
88% Depression
85% Relationship Issues
84% Self Esteem
80% Coping Skills
76% Stress
71% Grief

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

77% Aetna
75% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
75% Optum

How Therapists in 95076 see their clients

87% In Person and Online
13% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
17% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 95076?

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.