Photo of Lindsay Ann Shortliffe, PsyD, Psychologist
Lindsay Ann Shortliffe
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
Sacramento, CA 95818
It can be very difficult to take steps towards positive change or to seek support when facing challenge in your life. Therefore, my primary goal when working with a new client is to create a comfortable environment. I strive to get to know you and to understand what you want from our work. I believe that each person's needs will be different, so I draw from a wide range of techniques to tailor therapy to your specific goals. These tools can help you reduce symptoms, understand patterns in your life, improve relationships and accomplish your personal or professional goals.
It can be very difficult to take steps towards positive change or to seek support when facing challenge in your life. Therefore, my primary goal when working with a new client is to create a comfortable environment. I strive to get to know you and to understand what you want from our work. I believe that each person's needs will be different, so I draw from a wide range of techniques to tailor therapy to your specific goals. These tools can help you reduce symptoms, understand patterns in your life, improve relationships and accomplish your personal or professional goals.
(916) 794-0149 View (916) 794-0149
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Antonette (Toni) Garcia
Associate Clinical Social Worker, MSW, ASW, CADC-II
Not Verified Not Verified
1 Endorsed
Sacramento, CA 95818
Each of us deserve to lead a happy and healthy life. Yet life's challenges can be overwhelming and seem unresolvable. I provide non-judgmental feed-back to help you clarify those challenges, your goals, options and your own inner strengths. Knowing our strengths and making our own choices are steps toward the life we want. My experience includes trauma (such as sexual abuse and other issues specific to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), victims of domestic abuse and/or violence, mood disorders, depression, alcohol and drug issues and those with dual diagnoses.
Each of us deserve to lead a happy and healthy life. Yet life's challenges can be overwhelming and seem unresolvable. I provide non-judgmental feed-back to help you clarify those challenges, your goals, options and your own inner strengths. Knowing our strengths and making our own choices are steps toward the life we want. My experience includes trauma (such as sexual abuse and other issues specific to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), victims of domestic abuse and/or violence, mood disorders, depression, alcohol and drug issues and those with dual diagnoses.
(916) 502-8924 View (916) 502-8924
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Rachel Marjorie Elliott
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Sacramento, CA 95818
Waitlist for new clients
Have you gone through a troubling experience? Is it difficult to move on in the aftermath? Maybe, it feels as if you are always going through challenging life experiences, or a lifetime of distress? Are you ready to do something about it, maybe even desperate to? I would love to help. I understand that one of the hardest things to do can be to ask for help and be willing to receive it. I want to help.
Have you gone through a troubling experience? Is it difficult to move on in the aftermath? Maybe, it feels as if you are always going through challenging life experiences, or a lifetime of distress? Are you ready to do something about it, maybe even desperate to? I would love to help. I understand that one of the hardest things to do can be to ask for help and be willing to receive it. I want to help.
(916) 661-4573 View (916) 661-4573
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Makalia J Zinn
LPC Intern, APCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sacramento, CA 95818  (Online Only)
My ideal client is someone who is in a space where they are comfortable with confronting the things that have made their life difficult. A person who is ready to move forward mindfully to create the life they desire to live without maladaptive coping strategies.
My ideal client is someone who is in a space where they are comfortable with confronting the things that have made their life difficult. A person who is ready to move forward mindfully to create the life they desire to live without maladaptive coping strategies.
(916) 527-9288 View (916) 527-9288
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Kim Jones
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Sacramento, CA 95818  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I believe there are always options. We may not see them or if we do see them, we may not know how or be able to get past some factors which may limit us making different choices. My treatment approach is to work with you on how to effectively approach those choices and identify the outcomes you desire for your life. I see my role as believing in you and supporting you as we work together to remove past and present barriers so your life can be more of what you want it to be.
I believe there are always options. We may not see them or if we do see them, we may not know how or be able to get past some factors which may limit us making different choices. My treatment approach is to work with you on how to effectively approach those choices and identify the outcomes you desire for your life. I see my role as believing in you and supporting you as we work together to remove past and present barriers so your life can be more of what you want it to be.
(916) 730-9009 View (916) 730-9009
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Nisha Kagal Jastrzembski
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Sacramento, CA 95818  (Online Only)
Do you often feel weighed down by feelings of anxiety or despair? Do you find that your inner world tends to have a harsh or critical tone to it? Are you in the midst of a transition and having difficulty coping? Or are you on the path to finding a deeper sense of identity, purpose, and fulfillment in life? My expertise lies in working with individuals experiencing difficulties resulting from anxiety, depression, cultural challenges, low self-esteem, interpersonal relationships and trauma. Together, I will work with you to create a more meaningful and fulfilling life.
Do you often feel weighed down by feelings of anxiety or despair? Do you find that your inner world tends to have a harsh or critical tone to it? Are you in the midst of a transition and having difficulty coping? Or are you on the path to finding a deeper sense of identity, purpose, and fulfillment in life? My expertise lies in working with individuals experiencing difficulties resulting from anxiety, depression, cultural challenges, low self-esteem, interpersonal relationships and trauma. Together, I will work with you to create a more meaningful and fulfilling life.
(279) 888-9735 View (279) 888-9735
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Charles A Garcia
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95818
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over fifteen years of experience. Much of my career has focused on working with adolescents, adults, couples, and families. My approach is client-centered, collaborative, strengths based, and sincerely concerned for the well-being of my clients. Whether you’re seeking help for yourself or a loved one, my goal is to partner with clients in overcoming obstacles to well-being and success in the domains of relationships, family, work, and school.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over fifteen years of experience. Much of my career has focused on working with adolescents, adults, couples, and families. My approach is client-centered, collaborative, strengths based, and sincerely concerned for the well-being of my clients. Whether you’re seeking help for yourself or a loved one, my goal is to partner with clients in overcoming obstacles to well-being and success in the domains of relationships, family, work, and school.
(916) 659-8118 View (916) 659-8118
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Strong Circle Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95818  (Online Only)
Do you struggle with depression, anxiety, panic attacks, anger, addiction, or in your relationships? Do you feel "stuck"? As painful as it is, it also a galvanizing force in your life, telling you it's time for things to change. As someone who has struggled with debilitating depression and anxiety myself, I know firsthand the power of therapy to create a life filled with joy and peace. You are not alone in your struggle, and you don't have to stay where you are! Let this be the day you take that first step - to become the person you were made to be, and fulfill the unique calling on your life.
Do you struggle with depression, anxiety, panic attacks, anger, addiction, or in your relationships? Do you feel "stuck"? As painful as it is, it also a galvanizing force in your life, telling you it's time for things to change. As someone who has struggled with debilitating depression and anxiety myself, I know firsthand the power of therapy to create a life filled with joy and peace. You are not alone in your struggle, and you don't have to stay where you are! Let this be the day you take that first step - to become the person you were made to be, and fulfill the unique calling on your life.
(916) 282-7627 View (916) 282-7627
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José Freeman
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sacramento, CA 95818
I consider relationships to be the single most important part of being human. My work with individuals, couples and families helps them develop the essential skills for cultivating and maintaining satisfying relationships in all sectors of their lives. A primary goal of my work is increased confidence in my clients for handling life transitions, relationship challenges, cross-cultural issues, and trauma recovery through EMDR. I bring to my work life experience from the public sector, an integrated therapeutic approach, and a rich cultural background of German-Jewish, California Indian (Salinan) and Latino. I am actively involved with my Salinan community in reawakening and maintaining our traditional ways. My private practice is located in
I consider relationships to be the single most important part of being human. My work with individuals, couples and families helps them develop the essential skills for cultivating and maintaining satisfying relationships in all sectors of their lives. A primary goal of my work is increased confidence in my clients for handling life transitions, relationship challenges, cross-cultural issues, and trauma recovery through EMDR. I bring to my work life experience from the public sector, an integrated therapeutic approach, and a rich cultural background of German-Jewish, California Indian (Salinan) and Latino. I am actively involved with my Salinan community in reawakening and maintaining our traditional ways. My private practice is located in
(916) 502-8452 View (916) 502-8452
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Peter Kirchner
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95818
I tailor my treatment to the specific needs of each client. I work at establishing a therapeutic alliance so that clients become more able to observe, assess and reflect on their emotions and symptoms, gaining awareness to their true feelings. Results are achieved in a collaberative atmosphere of emotional safety, trust and unconditional acceptance that leads to understanding and healing. Changes brought about by this treatment are not meant to be temporary, but tend to be permanent. I work with adults, adolescents and couples who seek to resolve conflicts, stop repetitive dysfunctional patterns and develop deep emotional connections.
I tailor my treatment to the specific needs of each client. I work at establishing a therapeutic alliance so that clients become more able to observe, assess and reflect on their emotions and symptoms, gaining awareness to their true feelings. Results are achieved in a collaberative atmosphere of emotional safety, trust and unconditional acceptance that leads to understanding and healing. Changes brought about by this treatment are not meant to be temporary, but tend to be permanent. I work with adults, adolescents and couples who seek to resolve conflicts, stop repetitive dysfunctional patterns and develop deep emotional connections.
(916) 546-1643 View (916) 546-1643
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Jesse Little Shapiro
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95818
Giving yourself a space dedicated to self-reflection is so helpful. I work with adolescents, often highly accomplished adults, and couples in my practice. I help clients meet their own goals by building a strong relationship, encouraging reflection, and exploring alternatives. I am warm, engaging, and well trained. In my work with clients, we look at the influence of a client's family-of-origin, their current stressors and challenges, and the relationship that unfold between the client and myself. I assist my clients to work through their challenges, so they have more choices to live a more authentic life.
Giving yourself a space dedicated to self-reflection is so helpful. I work with adolescents, often highly accomplished adults, and couples in my practice. I help clients meet their own goals by building a strong relationship, encouraging reflection, and exploring alternatives. I am warm, engaging, and well trained. In my work with clients, we look at the influence of a client's family-of-origin, their current stressors and challenges, and the relationship that unfold between the client and myself. I assist my clients to work through their challenges, so they have more choices to live a more authentic life.
(279) 205-4664 View (279) 205-4664
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M Ali Meatchem
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95818
Are you looking to improve your relationships, address a particular problem, or move toward your own potential? My approach is collaborative, strengths- based, and focuses on you developing both insight and skills to address your problem. I am passionate about helping individual adults and couples get closer to achieving their own potential and move through difficulties. My experience includes, and preference is to work with people of diverse cultural backgrounds, experiences, and sexual orientations. I tend to integrate cognitive behavioral and dialectical behavioral therapy, among other methods. I look forward to working with you.
Are you looking to improve your relationships, address a particular problem, or move toward your own potential? My approach is collaborative, strengths- based, and focuses on you developing both insight and skills to address your problem. I am passionate about helping individual adults and couples get closer to achieving their own potential and move through difficulties. My experience includes, and preference is to work with people of diverse cultural backgrounds, experiences, and sexual orientations. I tend to integrate cognitive behavioral and dialectical behavioral therapy, among other methods. I look forward to working with you.
(916) 525-8644 View (916) 525-8644
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Catherine O'Brien
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, PPS
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95818
Do you feel like all the other new parents seem to have it all together? Do you get easily irritated, anxious, and overwhelmed at the simplest things? Do you feel guilty because you have such a beautiful and good baby, but still feel like crap? Do you find yourself asking WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME? Having a baby changes everything! Even when you have longed for a baby the fatigue and exhaustion have the better of you. Your relationship has changed with your partner and not always for the better.
Do you feel like all the other new parents seem to have it all together? Do you get easily irritated, anxious, and overwhelmed at the simplest things? Do you feel guilty because you have such a beautiful and good baby, but still feel like crap? Do you find yourself asking WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME? Having a baby changes everything! Even when you have longed for a baby the fatigue and exhaustion have the better of you. Your relationship has changed with your partner and not always for the better.
(916) 668-6408 View (916) 668-6408
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Merille Campbell Glover
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFT
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95818
Most of us enter the clinical office in search of sanctuary and healing. In my office, clients find a place where they can heal from the unexpected disruptions, heartbreaks, chronic disappointments, profound grief, and repetitive anxieties that mark their lives. They tell me that, finally, they can see what is going on, understand how it impacts their lives, let go of it, and develop more productive and joyous ways to engage life.
Most of us enter the clinical office in search of sanctuary and healing. In my office, clients find a place where they can heal from the unexpected disruptions, heartbreaks, chronic disappointments, profound grief, and repetitive anxieties that mark their lives. They tell me that, finally, they can see what is going on, understand how it impacts their lives, let go of it, and develop more productive and joyous ways to engage life.
(916) 889-7262 View (916) 889-7262
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Patricia Neufeld
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95818
I have worked as a psychotherapist for over 20 years. I meet you where you are, attending to the particular needs and goals you bring, helping you discover more meaning, wholeness, and pleasure in your life. The daily choices we make are often informed by our early life experiences. Despite our best efforts to change, we often find ourselves repeating unwanted patterns over and over. As we sit together, exploring your feelings, your stories, and listening to your dreams and longings, we will find ways you can open yourself up to the possibility of change, finding new energy and meaning.
I have worked as a psychotherapist for over 20 years. I meet you where you are, attending to the particular needs and goals you bring, helping you discover more meaning, wholeness, and pleasure in your life. The daily choices we make are often informed by our early life experiences. Despite our best efforts to change, we often find ourselves repeating unwanted patterns over and over. As we sit together, exploring your feelings, your stories, and listening to your dreams and longings, we will find ways you can open yourself up to the possibility of change, finding new energy and meaning.
(916) 398-2355 View (916) 398-2355
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Jory W Irons
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sacramento, CA 95818
If you are a Veteran or just feeling blah, unmotivated, or stuck in a rut, you're in the right place. I love helping people climb out of their rut to find joy again. Life can be stressful and overwhelming, you don't have to face it alone. Whether depression, anxiety or grief, my focus is care and devotion to you, offering a warm, secure place to work through your thoughts, feelings, and troubles regarding the pressures of living, demands of job, family, school and social media. I care about helping teens, young adults, civilians and Veterans achieve the ultimate outcome--a better you.
If you are a Veteran or just feeling blah, unmotivated, or stuck in a rut, you're in the right place. I love helping people climb out of their rut to find joy again. Life can be stressful and overwhelming, you don't have to face it alone. Whether depression, anxiety or grief, my focus is care and devotion to you, offering a warm, secure place to work through your thoughts, feelings, and troubles regarding the pressures of living, demands of job, family, school and social media. I care about helping teens, young adults, civilians and Veterans achieve the ultimate outcome--a better you.
(916) 295-6765 View (916) 295-6765
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Healing Pathways Psychological Services Inc
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95818
As a group, we have served in Sacramento since 2007, offering various counseling services, groups, classes, and workshops. We practice from an ecosystemic perspective, an interconnected whole. As individuals living in the wider world we must interact with each other, attending to the health of our inner life and the health of our personal and public relationships. We must learn how to balance inner and outer peace with inner and outer freedom. As an ecosystem we function as a unit of very dynamic and complex symbiotic relationships. Our health depends on ensuring balance within ourselves and balance in our communities.
As a group, we have served in Sacramento since 2007, offering various counseling services, groups, classes, and workshops. We practice from an ecosystemic perspective, an interconnected whole. As individuals living in the wider world we must interact with each other, attending to the health of our inner life and the health of our personal and public relationships. We must learn how to balance inner and outer peace with inner and outer freedom. As an ecosystem we function as a unit of very dynamic and complex symbiotic relationships. Our health depends on ensuring balance within ourselves and balance in our communities.
(916) 794-8436 View (916) 794-8436
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Jeannette Setiawan
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95818
Life often takes us to a place where thriving feels like an impossible task, then leaves us feeling like we've lost ourselves. If you feel like you're stuck in a cycle that doesn't bring you peace or if you feel like you've almost forgotten how safety feels, I am here to offer support. I primarily work with individuals who struggle with anxiety, trauma-related disorders, eating disorders, and BPD. I have been fortunate to have worked with and am passionate in working with the Asian, Asian-American (and other POC), and LGBTQ+ communities.
Life often takes us to a place where thriving feels like an impossible task, then leaves us feeling like we've lost ourselves. If you feel like you're stuck in a cycle that doesn't bring you peace or if you feel like you've almost forgotten how safety feels, I am here to offer support. I primarily work with individuals who struggle with anxiety, trauma-related disorders, eating disorders, and BPD. I have been fortunate to have worked with and am passionate in working with the Asian, Asian-American (and other POC), and LGBTQ+ communities.
(916) 907-6020 View (916) 907-6020
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Elena Malpartida
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95818
My goal as a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist is to help you find solutions to your problems or life decisions. I strive to allow a safe and nurturing environment for healing and growth. I have a warm, engaging and non- judgmental approach to help you achieve your goals. My experience includes 16 years as a therapist in Santa Clara County specializing in dual diagnosis and the juvenile justice system. I look forward to providing mental health services to adults, adolescents and families in my private practice here in Sacramento County.
My goal as a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist is to help you find solutions to your problems or life decisions. I strive to allow a safe and nurturing environment for healing and growth. I have a warm, engaging and non- judgmental approach to help you achieve your goals. My experience includes 16 years as a therapist in Santa Clara County specializing in dual diagnosis and the juvenile justice system. I look forward to providing mental health services to adults, adolescents and families in my private practice here in Sacramento County.
(650) 297-8432 View (650) 297-8432
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Kelly K Hanzy Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95818
Welcome! I specialize in providing integrative, holistic psychotherapy to individuals, couples and families from diverse social and cultural backgrounds. I am skilled in treating a wide range of mental health conditions, including depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, career/life transitions and many more. I draw upon a variety of therapeutic modalities and provide a combination of support, best practices and practical feedback to help clients resolve current problems.
Welcome! I specialize in providing integrative, holistic psychotherapy to individuals, couples and families from diverse social and cultural backgrounds. I am skilled in treating a wide range of mental health conditions, including depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, career/life transitions and many more. I draw upon a variety of therapeutic modalities and provide a combination of support, best practices and practical feedback to help clients resolve current problems.
(916) 931-4797 View (916) 931-4797

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 95818

100+

Average cost per session

$160

Therapists in 95818 who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
89% Depression
75% Relationship Issues
71% Self Esteem
67% Grief
66% Stress
64% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

52% Aetna
49% MHN | Health Net
43% Health Net

How Therapists in 95818 see their clients

69% In Person and Online
31% Online Only

Gender breakdown

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

How can I find a therapist in 95818?

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.