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Cynthia Thomas LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Merced, CA 95340
What would it look like if life had not happened the way it did? Trauma happens TO US and we get stuck in what was. Are you burdened by old wounds and feeling like the pain just wont go away? Trauma shows up in our everyday lives in the form of: Irritability/ feeling on edge, anger, depression, anxiety, difficulties maintaining relationships, parenting challenges, feeling numb or disconnected, work or school challenges. Are you ready to get to know the parts of yourself that keep you stuck? Are you ready to learn how to take care of yourself in a whole new way? Cynthia is ready to walk this path with you.
What would it look like if life had not happened the way it did? Trauma happens TO US and we get stuck in what was. Are you burdened by old wounds and feeling like the pain just wont go away? Trauma shows up in our everyday lives in the form of: Irritability/ feeling on edge, anger, depression, anxiety, difficulties maintaining relationships, parenting challenges, feeling numb or disconnected, work or school challenges. Are you ready to get to know the parts of yourself that keep you stuck? Are you ready to learn how to take care of yourself in a whole new way? Cynthia is ready to walk this path with you.
(209) 299-8269 View (209) 299-8269
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Diane Jenkin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Merced, CA 95340
Diane Jenkin, MSW, LCSW is a therapist and certified health coach for the Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN) who is committed to helping clients achieve their best emotional and physical health. My goal is to assist individuals in developing healthy coping skills, support systems and lifestyles by identifying and working through issues that are negatively impacting their lives. I have been working professionally in the field of social work for over 25 years.
Diane Jenkin, MSW, LCSW is a therapist and certified health coach for the Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN) who is committed to helping clients achieve their best emotional and physical health. My goal is to assist individuals in developing healthy coping skills, support systems and lifestyles by identifying and working through issues that are negatively impacting their lives. I have been working professionally in the field of social work for over 25 years.
(559) 338-5433 View (559) 338-5433
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Michelle De Haro
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Merced, CA 95340
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) based in California. I use various evidence-based approaches including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, and Client-Centered Therapy. I am passionate about supporting my clients through challenges. I strive to approach my work with empathy, compassion, and patience.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) based in California. I use various evidence-based approaches including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, and Client-Centered Therapy. I am passionate about supporting my clients through challenges. I strive to approach my work with empathy, compassion, and patience.
(209) 682-0137 View (209) 682-0137
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Jacqueline Gordon
Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Merced, CA 95340  (Online Only)
Online Only-The best time to begin or restart your life's journey is NOW!. I provide comprehensive psychotherapy services. I utilize a culturally competent approach to assessment, and believe that psychotherapy requires the ability to understand culture, socioeconomic factors and ethnicity. My approach begins with establishing a therapist-client relationship by creating a safe, nurturing nonjudgmental environment to address your concerns and challenges. In addition, I understand addiction and the challenges that people face who struggle with substance use. I can assist you with determining if your substance use is problematic.
Online Only-The best time to begin or restart your life's journey is NOW!. I provide comprehensive psychotherapy services. I utilize a culturally competent approach to assessment, and believe that psychotherapy requires the ability to understand culture, socioeconomic factors and ethnicity. My approach begins with establishing a therapist-client relationship by creating a safe, nurturing nonjudgmental environment to address your concerns and challenges. In addition, I understand addiction and the challenges that people face who struggle with substance use. I can assist you with determining if your substance use is problematic.
(209) 500-4284 View (209) 500-4284
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Veronica M Watson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Merced, CA 95340  (Online Only)
Have you been feeling stressed and overwhelmed? Are your worried thoughts keeping you up at night, and keep you from being present in your life? Anxiety affects many people at some point in life and therapy from a well trained therapist can help bring a new sense of calmness and peace.
Have you been feeling stressed and overwhelmed? Are your worried thoughts keeping you up at night, and keep you from being present in your life? Anxiety affects many people at some point in life and therapy from a well trained therapist can help bring a new sense of calmness and peace.
(209) 989-1354 View (209) 989-1354
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Rachael Cresci
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DBH, LCSW, M-RAS
Verified Verified
Merced, CA 95340  (Online Only)
I'm here to support you through the twists and turns of life. Together, we'll explore your needs and challenges to help increase your sense of empowered, resilience, and wellness. I'll work closely with you to build trust and find solutions that fit your unique situation. Whether it's managing anxiety, navigating depression, or tackling any other mental health concern, I'm dedicated to helping you achieve holistic well-being. How can I support you on your journey to mental wellness? What specific challenges are you facing right now?
I'm here to support you through the twists and turns of life. Together, we'll explore your needs and challenges to help increase your sense of empowered, resilience, and wellness. I'll work closely with you to build trust and find solutions that fit your unique situation. Whether it's managing anxiety, navigating depression, or tackling any other mental health concern, I'm dedicated to helping you achieve holistic well-being. How can I support you on your journey to mental wellness? What specific challenges are you facing right now?
(209) 270-5529 View (209) 270-5529
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Heather Hendrickson
Associate Clinical Social Worker, MSW, ACSW
Verified Verified
Merced, CA 95340  (Online Only)
It is a privilege to do this work and I enjoy working with diverse client populations and with different challenges. I enjoy working with adults who grapple with anxiety and depression, especially those who may be asking themselves, "why am I like this or why do I feel so guilty all the time, or perhaps even, why do I struggle with relationships?" My clients enjoy working with a practitioner who places a high priority on fostering authentic connections and cultivating strong, meaningful therapeutic relationships.
It is a privilege to do this work and I enjoy working with diverse client populations and with different challenges. I enjoy working with adults who grapple with anxiety and depression, especially those who may be asking themselves, "why am I like this or why do I feel so guilty all the time, or perhaps even, why do I struggle with relationships?" My clients enjoy working with a practitioner who places a high priority on fostering authentic connections and cultivating strong, meaningful therapeutic relationships.
(209) 459-5851 View (209) 459-5851
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Leticia Vasquez-Zurita
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Merced, CA 95340  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Hola! Hello! Welcome to my page! My name is Leticia. I am a bilingual therapist in Stanislaus and Merced County. I am a first-generation immigrant from Oaxaca, Mexico. My experiences as an immigrant, English learner, and advocate/interpreter for my family has shaped who I am, not only in my personal life but in my professional life as well. I am passionate about helping others achieve their goals to live a fulfilling life. My services are tailored to a busy lifestyle by offering sessions both online, in-person, evenings, and weekends.
Hola! Hello! Welcome to my page! My name is Leticia. I am a bilingual therapist in Stanislaus and Merced County. I am a first-generation immigrant from Oaxaca, Mexico. My experiences as an immigrant, English learner, and advocate/interpreter for my family has shaped who I am, not only in my personal life but in my professional life as well. I am passionate about helping others achieve their goals to live a fulfilling life. My services are tailored to a busy lifestyle by offering sessions both online, in-person, evenings, and weekends.
(209) 553-7907 View (209) 553-7907
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Susan Buchan
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Merced, CA 95340  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Therapy is the journey back to yourself, short-term to clarify a course of action or longer, looking at patterns that have led to pain: overwhelm, isolation, poor boundaries, addiction, depression, loneliness, stress, and more. Our focus will be on who you are, what you need, and what you want to be in your life. Even when you feel disconnected from yourself, weighed down by problems and compromises, there is an essential and valuable you--to be expressed and to be lived. My goal is to help you to connect to, build, and express this person. My life's work is with people working to heal their relationship with themselves
Therapy is the journey back to yourself, short-term to clarify a course of action or longer, looking at patterns that have led to pain: overwhelm, isolation, poor boundaries, addiction, depression, loneliness, stress, and more. Our focus will be on who you are, what you need, and what you want to be in your life. Even when you feel disconnected from yourself, weighed down by problems and compromises, there is an essential and valuable you--to be expressed and to be lived. My goal is to help you to connect to, build, and express this person. My life's work is with people working to heal their relationship with themselves
(209) 290-1269 View (209) 290-1269
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Justen Vernon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Merced, CA 95340  (Online Only)
I welcome everyone! I've worked extensively with active and former military, older adults, geeks, gamers, lgbtq+ and theater kids on a variety of issues My areas of focus include: ADHD, depression/anxiety, religious trauma, PTSD, chronic pain and end of life issues. We'll explore ways in which to manage and identify stress and how we hold it in the body, work on identifying values, and using them to move forward in life with purpose. Because when our head aligns with our heart, amazing things can happen! Right now I am only accepting California clients. Thank you!
I welcome everyone! I've worked extensively with active and former military, older adults, geeks, gamers, lgbtq+ and theater kids on a variety of issues My areas of focus include: ADHD, depression/anxiety, religious trauma, PTSD, chronic pain and end of life issues. We'll explore ways in which to manage and identify stress and how we hold it in the body, work on identifying values, and using them to move forward in life with purpose. Because when our head aligns with our heart, amazing things can happen! Right now I am only accepting California clients. Thank you!
(209) 806-7133 View (209) 806-7133
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Christin Montoya
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Merced, CA 95340
Not accepting new clients
Hello! My name is Christin and I have been in the business of helping others for over 15 years. I have provided counseling in an outpatient setting and have significant experience working with individuals navigating life with anxiety, depression, and a history of trauma. I have worked primarily with adolescents, adults, and couples. I am passionate about providing an individualized, strength-based care, empowering individuals to lead their treatment and change their life. I enjoy what I do: planting seeds of hope and cultivating change.
Hello! My name is Christin and I have been in the business of helping others for over 15 years. I have provided counseling in an outpatient setting and have significant experience working with individuals navigating life with anxiety, depression, and a history of trauma. I have worked primarily with adolescents, adults, and couples. I am passionate about providing an individualized, strength-based care, empowering individuals to lead their treatment and change their life. I enjoy what I do: planting seeds of hope and cultivating change.
(209) 862-6503 View (209) 862-6503
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Jessica Weisz
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Merced, CA 95340
During the therapy process, my goal is to aid clients in the discovery of their strengths, increase positive coping skills, build support systems, and develop a healthy lifestyle to set the foundation for life's success. My approach helps to identify negative thought patterns, learn and understand where they come from, and work to change them. I create a non-judgmental, warm, empathic environment, aiming to help you feel comfortable talking honestly about your life. Together we can design a plan for mind, body, and spirit to heal your past, create the future you want, and optimize your overall mental fitness.
During the therapy process, my goal is to aid clients in the discovery of their strengths, increase positive coping skills, build support systems, and develop a healthy lifestyle to set the foundation for life's success. My approach helps to identify negative thought patterns, learn and understand where they come from, and work to change them. I create a non-judgmental, warm, empathic environment, aiming to help you feel comfortable talking honestly about your life. Together we can design a plan for mind, body, and spirit to heal your past, create the future you want, and optimize your overall mental fitness.
(209) 638-7795 View (209) 638-7795
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Kristy Verma (Doctoral Student)
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Merced, CA 95340  (Online Only)
My name is Kristy Verma, LPCC 13286, and I am a doctoral student working towards a Doctoral degree (Ed.D) in Educational Leadership. I have a goal to increase mental health services at our educational institutions and to better support students’ educational journeys. Furthermore, I have experience working with teens, adults, and elderly clients from various cultural and professional backgrounds. I am a highly motivated mental health professional who is genuinely passionate about helping others heal and improve their mental health. I approach goal setting from a collaborative perspective.
My name is Kristy Verma, LPCC 13286, and I am a doctoral student working towards a Doctoral degree (Ed.D) in Educational Leadership. I have a goal to increase mental health services at our educational institutions and to better support students’ educational journeys. Furthermore, I have experience working with teens, adults, and elderly clients from various cultural and professional backgrounds. I am a highly motivated mental health professional who is genuinely passionate about helping others heal and improve their mental health. I approach goal setting from a collaborative perspective.
(209) 332-4647 View (209) 332-4647
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Mica Cosby
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, APCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Merced, CA 95340  (Online Only)
Mica is a Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist & Registered Associate Professional Clinical Counselor with CCCSJ, and has previous experience and training as a spiritual counselor and teacher. Mica provides an integrative approach toward her clients as she believes each person is different in their approach to life and toward their own healing. Mica brings a “healing spirit” to all she does. She has extensive experience working with older adults and/or their caregivers, self-image and identity concerns amongst teens and young adults as well as life, career and loss transitions for all ages.
Mica is a Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist & Registered Associate Professional Clinical Counselor with CCCSJ, and has previous experience and training as a spiritual counselor and teacher. Mica provides an integrative approach toward her clients as she believes each person is different in their approach to life and toward their own healing. Mica brings a “healing spirit” to all she does. She has extensive experience working with older adults and/or their caregivers, self-image and identity concerns amongst teens and young adults as well as life, career and loss transitions for all ages.
(209) 219-2515 View (209) 219-2515
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Sharon Jones
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Merced, CA 95340
Welcome! My name is Sharon. I am a firm believer that the time you take to heal is the most crucial part of your life's journey. As a psychotherapist, I am dedicated to empowering individuals to embark on their path of healing and personal growth. My approach encourages focus, self-reflection, action, and growth. If you find yourself trapped in negative thought patterns, plagued by "what ifs" and "shoulds," I am here to provide the support you need. Together, we will navigate through these challenges and help you cultivate a fresh start in your life.
Welcome! My name is Sharon. I am a firm believer that the time you take to heal is the most crucial part of your life's journey. As a psychotherapist, I am dedicated to empowering individuals to embark on their path of healing and personal growth. My approach encourages focus, self-reflection, action, and growth. If you find yourself trapped in negative thought patterns, plagued by "what ifs" and "shoulds," I am here to provide the support you need. Together, we will navigate through these challenges and help you cultivate a fresh start in your life.
(562) 582-8475 View (562) 582-8475
Susan Baldasano LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Merced, CA 95340
Counseling can be a rewarding experience. I enjoy working with individuals, families, and children. I have been in private practice and with agencies for foster care and adoption. I love helping & watching people grow in their personal lives and in relationships. Marriages, divorce, blended families, intimacy, & parenting, past abuse issues are also areas of treatment. Pain disorders, grief, anxiety, and depression can have devastating affects on ones life. Getting help in all of these areas can greatly improve one's overall functioning. I believe contentment in life and knowing your life has purpose is of utmost importance.
Counseling can be a rewarding experience. I enjoy working with individuals, families, and children. I have been in private practice and with agencies for foster care and adoption. I love helping & watching people grow in their personal lives and in relationships. Marriages, divorce, blended families, intimacy, & parenting, past abuse issues are also areas of treatment. Pain disorders, grief, anxiety, and depression can have devastating affects on ones life. Getting help in all of these areas can greatly improve one's overall functioning. I believe contentment in life and knowing your life has purpose is of utmost importance.
(209) 248-6516 View (209) 248-6516
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Lydia Jordan
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Merced, CA 95340
Hi! My name is Lydia Jordan, LMFT & Diplomate, A-CBT. I work with individuals hoping to improve how they feel, think, and act using compassion-focused and trauma-informed CBT, with a particular emphasis on Eating, Mood, and Anxiety disorder diagnoses. I am also sensitive to Women's Life-Span concerns (including pregnancy & per-menopause) and recovery from Religious Trauma.
Hi! My name is Lydia Jordan, LMFT & Diplomate, A-CBT. I work with individuals hoping to improve how they feel, think, and act using compassion-focused and trauma-informed CBT, with a particular emphasis on Eating, Mood, and Anxiety disorder diagnoses. I am also sensitive to Women's Life-Span concerns (including pregnancy & per-menopause) and recovery from Religious Trauma.
(209) 682-0410 View (209) 682-0410
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Meghan Murphy Goode
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified Verified
Merced, CA 95340
EMDR is one of the most effective methods to stimulate the brain and body’s natural ability towards healing. EMDR is an evidence-based modality that uses eye movement, tapping, or sound to help the brain heal from difficult life experiences. EMDR can help with the treatment of PTSD, trauma, depression, and anxiety. This therapy is rewarding, and it could bring strength to situations that may have seemed hopeless.
EMDR is one of the most effective methods to stimulate the brain and body’s natural ability towards healing. EMDR is an evidence-based modality that uses eye movement, tapping, or sound to help the brain heal from difficult life experiences. EMDR can help with the treatment of PTSD, trauma, depression, and anxiety. This therapy is rewarding, and it could bring strength to situations that may have seemed hopeless.
(209) 219-2173 View (209) 219-2173
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Crystal Prancevic
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Merced, CA 95340
Hi, my name is Crystal Prancevic, and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) based in Southern California and working with clients statewide via telehealth. I work with adults and specialize in addiction, anxiety, depression, stress, and relational issues. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Family Systems to help my clients identify distortions in their thought patterns and acknowledge how their history affects their current behavior and thoughts.
Hi, my name is Crystal Prancevic, and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) based in Southern California and working with clients statewide via telehealth. I work with adults and specialize in addiction, anxiety, depression, stress, and relational issues. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Family Systems to help my clients identify distortions in their thought patterns and acknowledge how their history affects their current behavior and thoughts.
(209) 354-3323 View (209) 354-3323
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Theppharack Sounthala
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Merced, CA 95340
Hello! I'm Theppharack Sounthala, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in California with a Master of Social Work from the California State University of Stanislaus. I have over 20 years of diverse experience with adults who are experiencing Anxiety, Depression, PTSD, Grief, and Loss. I also have experience working with refugee clients, and am a refugee myself. I speak English, Laotian, and Thai, and provide services via teletherapy. Some of my most used modalities are CBT, Cognitive Processing, Humanistic, Mindfulness, Person-Centered, Psychodynamic, Reality Therapy, Solution Focused, Strength-Based, and more.
Hello! I'm Theppharack Sounthala, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in California with a Master of Social Work from the California State University of Stanislaus. I have over 20 years of diverse experience with adults who are experiencing Anxiety, Depression, PTSD, Grief, and Loss. I also have experience working with refugee clients, and am a refugee myself. I speak English, Laotian, and Thai, and provide services via teletherapy. Some of my most used modalities are CBT, Cognitive Processing, Humanistic, Mindfulness, Person-Centered, Psychodynamic, Reality Therapy, Solution Focused, Strength-Based, and more.
(209) 554-2031 View (209) 554-2031

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 95340

70+

Average cost per session

$145

Therapists in 95340 who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
83% Depression
77% Coping Skills
75% Self Esteem
68% Relationship Issues
68% Stress
61% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

15 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

80% Aetna
79% Optum
77% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 95340 see their clients

74% In Person and Online
26% Online Only

Gender breakdown

85% Female
14% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 95340?

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.