Ewa Stamper Maddox
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Waimanalo, HI 96795
My particular interest and expertise is in challenges faced by couples: cultural differences, issues of step-families, aftermath of infidelity, fertility issues, serious illness or loss in the family, low-sex and no-sex couples, raising adolescents - and empty nest issues... Another area of work is dealing with the dissolution of the relationship - how to say good-bye with dignity, and how to mend a broken heart and renew your spirit, and your joy of life. And of course, if there are children involved, our focus would be on protecting them from the aftermath of the divorce as much as possible.
My particular interest and expertise is in challenges faced by couples: cultural differences, issues of step-families, aftermath of infidelity, fertility issues, serious illness or loss in the family, low-sex and no-sex couples, raising adolescents - and empty nest issues... Another area of work is dealing with the dissolution of the relationship - how to say good-bye with dignity, and how to mend a broken heart and renew your spirit, and your joy of life. And of course, if there are children involved, our focus would be on protecting them from the aftermath of the divorce as much as possible.
(855) 332-1605 View (855) 332-1605
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Janelle A Saucedo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Waimanalo, HI 96795
Not accepting new clients
Aloha! My name is Janelle Saucedo. I was raised in Makaha, but have lived in Waimanalo for the past 22 years and I am very dedicated to supporting the unique needs that Hawaii’s residents often face. My extensive experience provides me the privilege to support adults and families dealing with challenges like Schizophrenia, Bi Polar, Depression, PTSD, Anxiety and Substance use, to name a few.
Aloha! My name is Janelle Saucedo. I was raised in Makaha, but have lived in Waimanalo for the past 22 years and I am very dedicated to supporting the unique needs that Hawaii’s residents often face. My extensive experience provides me the privilege to support adults and families dealing with challenges like Schizophrenia, Bi Polar, Depression, PTSD, Anxiety and Substance use, to name a few.
(808) 818-7719 View (808) 818-7719
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Bernie Strand
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CSAC, CGP
Verified Verified
Waimanalo, HI 96795
Not accepting new clients
Aloha. Thank you for your interest in my practice. I am currently full and not available to accept new clients until after March, 2024.
Aloha. Thank you for your interest in my practice. I am currently full and not available to accept new clients until after March, 2024.
(808) 670-3076 View (808) 670-3076
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Barbara Mullen
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Waimanalo, HI 96795
I think therapy is a process, a journey. It's important to have a comfortable traveling companion, one who listens carefully without judgment and with whom you feel safe and nurtured as you explore those issues that are keeping you from being your whole, authentic, and joyful self. I work with individuals, couples and families who are seeking growth and connection in both their inner lives and in relationships. I have extensive experience treating sexual abuse, loss, depression, anxiety, and trauma.
I think therapy is a process, a journey. It's important to have a comfortable traveling companion, one who listens carefully without judgment and with whom you feel safe and nurtured as you explore those issues that are keeping you from being your whole, authentic, and joyful self. I work with individuals, couples and families who are seeking growth and connection in both their inner lives and in relationships. I have extensive experience treating sexual abuse, loss, depression, anxiety, and trauma.
(808) 419-7269 View (808) 419-7269
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Dr. Sarah Alethea
Psychologist, PsyD, PMH-C
Verified Verified
Waimanalo, HI 96795  (Online Only)
Therapy benefits people in times of acute struggle as well as with the stressors of daily life. It supports those looking to set and reach goals, enhance their current situation, and create positive transformation in their lives. Therapy can help identify what the life we want looks like, ways we can grow, and how we can remove or manage roadblocks that may stand in the way of reaching our full potential. As a therapist I strive to create safe space where we are able to explore the difficulties as well as the joys of life and build on the potential that each of us holds.
Therapy benefits people in times of acute struggle as well as with the stressors of daily life. It supports those looking to set and reach goals, enhance their current situation, and create positive transformation in their lives. Therapy can help identify what the life we want looks like, ways we can grow, and how we can remove or manage roadblocks that may stand in the way of reaching our full potential. As a therapist I strive to create safe space where we are able to explore the difficulties as well as the joys of life and build on the potential that each of us holds.
(808) 746-2337 View (808) 746-2337
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Charmae Kwan
Counselor, MSCP, LMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
Waimanalo, HI 96795  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
" 'A'ohe pau ka 'ike i ka hālau ho'okahi...All knowledge is not taught in one school. One can learn from many sources." I am a Native Hawaiian Licensed Mental Health Counselor with 20 years of experience. Born and raised on the windward side of Oahu, I am passionate about working with adolescents, adults and families that are faced with issues to include: trauma, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, life transitions, behavioral issues, domestic violence, divorce, parenting, substance use, incarceration and adjustment disorders.
" 'A'ohe pau ka 'ike i ka hālau ho'okahi...All knowledge is not taught in one school. One can learn from many sources." I am a Native Hawaiian Licensed Mental Health Counselor with 20 years of experience. Born and raised on the windward side of Oahu, I am passionate about working with adolescents, adults and families that are faced with issues to include: trauma, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, life transitions, behavioral issues, domestic violence, divorce, parenting, substance use, incarceration and adjustment disorders.
(808) 427-0682 View (808) 427-0682
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Sarah Schick
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Waimanalo, HI 96795  (Online Only)
Every individual has moments in their life that leave them feeling, overwhelmed, confused, and alone. Sarah believes seeking the insight and professional companionship of therapy is a sign of inner strength, resilience, and commitment to progress. She offers a safe, non-judgmental space to cultivate a deeper understanding of self while implementing the skills necessary for change. Areas of specialty include women's issues, relationships, spirituality, behavior modification, anxiety, depression, and unraveling unwanted repeating patterns.
Every individual has moments in their life that leave them feeling, overwhelmed, confused, and alone. Sarah believes seeking the insight and professional companionship of therapy is a sign of inner strength, resilience, and commitment to progress. She offers a safe, non-judgmental space to cultivate a deeper understanding of self while implementing the skills necessary for change. Areas of specialty include women's issues, relationships, spirituality, behavior modification, anxiety, depression, and unraveling unwanted repeating patterns.
(808) 435-5662 View (808) 435-5662
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Malia L Thompson
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Waimanalo, HI 96795
Life has challenges and therapy can help to progress with wisdom, strength, and healing to a healthy, effective, and enjoyable life. I will work with you to build marriages, family relationships, and personal growth. If your Christian faith is important to you, I enjoy including the principles of Christianity in therapy.
Life has challenges and therapy can help to progress with wisdom, strength, and healing to a healthy, effective, and enjoyable life. I will work with you to build marriages, family relationships, and personal growth. If your Christian faith is important to you, I enjoy including the principles of Christianity in therapy.
(808) 518-6254 View (808) 518-6254
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Phyllis Rooney
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Waimanalo, HI 96795
Aloha! I’m Phyllis Rooney, a trained Mental Health Counselor, serving children, teens, and adults in Hawaii. I love to work with motivated, ready to work clients. Clients who are open minded, flexible, curious about self. I am also very comfortable in working with clients from the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer community (LGBTQ +). Moreover I am extremely comfortable working with clients who are depressed, clients who are experiencing debilitating anxiety and clients who are complex trauma victims.
Aloha! I’m Phyllis Rooney, a trained Mental Health Counselor, serving children, teens, and adults in Hawaii. I love to work with motivated, ready to work clients. Clients who are open minded, flexible, curious about self. I am also very comfortable in working with clients from the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer community (LGBTQ +). Moreover I am extremely comfortable working with clients who are depressed, clients who are experiencing debilitating anxiety and clients who are complex trauma victims.
(808) 201-3035 View (808) 201-3035
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Douglas Dang
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Waimanalo, HI 96795
Hi, I am Douglas Kainoa Dang, a Marriage and Family Therapist from Hawaii. I’m client-centered and solution-focused on helping you achieve your life goals. I use solution-focused, client-centered, strategic family therapy, Acceptance, and Commitment Therapy to help find solutions. I enjoy working with teens and adults. Typically, I am there to support issues with anxiety, adjustment issues, and forms of depression. I like to create a warm and authentic environment for my clients to promote a safe space to truly be themselves.
Hi, I am Douglas Kainoa Dang, a Marriage and Family Therapist from Hawaii. I’m client-centered and solution-focused on helping you achieve your life goals. I use solution-focused, client-centered, strategic family therapy, Acceptance, and Commitment Therapy to help find solutions. I enjoy working with teens and adults. Typically, I am there to support issues with anxiety, adjustment issues, and forms of depression. I like to create a warm and authentic environment for my clients to promote a safe space to truly be themselves.
(808) 556-7148 View (808) 556-7148
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Christy R Chadwick
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern, MSDE, MA MFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Waimanalo, HI 96795
Clients come to me for deeper understanding of themselves. Often, the process involved is about looking at all of the puzzle pieces and fitting them together to create more clarity and expansion. I work with individuals and couples to help them discover their greatest assets and work through areas of growth in a compassionate manner. In couples work, I offer couples assessments to gain perspective on issues as well as workbooks and tools for conflict resolution and better communication. I especially appreciate working with premarital couples who are wanting to set a sturdy foundation for marriage in premarital counseling.
Clients come to me for deeper understanding of themselves. Often, the process involved is about looking at all of the puzzle pieces and fitting them together to create more clarity and expansion. I work with individuals and couples to help them discover their greatest assets and work through areas of growth in a compassionate manner. In couples work, I offer couples assessments to gain perspective on issues as well as workbooks and tools for conflict resolution and better communication. I especially appreciate working with premarital couples who are wanting to set a sturdy foundation for marriage in premarital counseling.
(808) 427-0833 View (808) 427-0833
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Kimberly Medeiros
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Waimanalo, HI 96795
Aloha, I'm Kim Medeiros and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I am based in Honolulu, Hawai'i, and work with clients throughout the state of Hawai'i via telehealth. I have spent 6 years working in the field and have helped adults of all ages find healing and freedom through therapy. I have a history of providing therapy to adults of all ages. I specialize in addiction, anxiety, stress, grief, depression, life transitions, and relationship issues. Although I specialize in these areas, I also welcome patients who may be experiencing other issues as well.
Aloha, I'm Kim Medeiros and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I am based in Honolulu, Hawai'i, and work with clients throughout the state of Hawai'i via telehealth. I have spent 6 years working in the field and have helped adults of all ages find healing and freedom through therapy. I have a history of providing therapy to adults of all ages. I specialize in addiction, anxiety, stress, grief, depression, life transitions, and relationship issues. Although I specialize in these areas, I also welcome patients who may be experiencing other issues as well.
(808) 582-8538 View (808) 582-8538
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Loraine Sawyer
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Waimanalo, HI 96795
My Name is Lori Sawyer, and I am licensed Mental Health Counselor. I work collaboratively with clients to identify and address mental health challenges from a strength-based perspective. My goal is to support clients in reducing counterproductive patterns of beliefs, emotions, thoughts, and behaviors so that they can thrive across all life domains. I primarily work with teens and adults who are struggling with emotional, behavioral, or relational challenges including those coping with transitional life stressors, relational challenges or conflict, trauma related disorders, anxiety, depression, and parenting challenges.
My Name is Lori Sawyer, and I am licensed Mental Health Counselor. I work collaboratively with clients to identify and address mental health challenges from a strength-based perspective. My goal is to support clients in reducing counterproductive patterns of beliefs, emotions, thoughts, and behaviors so that they can thrive across all life domains. I primarily work with teens and adults who are struggling with emotional, behavioral, or relational challenges including those coping with transitional life stressors, relational challenges or conflict, trauma related disorders, anxiety, depression, and parenting challenges.
(808) 207-8867 View (808) 207-8867
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Kristi Kaapu
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Waimanalo, HI 96795
Hi! My name is Kristi Kaapu and I am an LCSW. My focus areas of practice are anxiety, depression, school/work issues, interpersonal difficulties, and trauma. When I first meet with my clients, I emphasize that I am providing them with a safe, non-judgmental space for our work together and then listen carefully to my client's concerns. I have worked with clients of all ages, from youth to older adults, but more recently, my work has been primarily with adults. I enjoy working with adults from all ethnicities and cultures, from all sexual orientations, and from all religious, spiritual, and non-religious perspectives.
Hi! My name is Kristi Kaapu and I am an LCSW. My focus areas of practice are anxiety, depression, school/work issues, interpersonal difficulties, and trauma. When I first meet with my clients, I emphasize that I am providing them with a safe, non-judgmental space for our work together and then listen carefully to my client's concerns. I have worked with clients of all ages, from youth to older adults, but more recently, my work has been primarily with adults. I enjoy working with adults from all ethnicities and cultures, from all sexual orientations, and from all religious, spiritual, and non-religious perspectives.
(808) 824-5901 View (808) 824-5901
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Chasidy Wright
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Waimanalo, HI 96795
Aloha Kākou, my name is Chasdy Wright, and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in Hawaii. I enjoy working with self-aware women who want to improve their self-esteem, confidence, and relationship skills so they can feel less anxious, depressed, and alone in life. People-Pleasers and Perfectionists, I am here for you. This provider resides in Hawaii. My style and approach seem to be a good fit for women ages 15-35 who relate to people-pleasing, perfectionism, and self-criticism. Overachievers and over-thinkers that feel stuck stressed, and scared of letting others down appreciate my open attitude.
Aloha Kākou, my name is Chasdy Wright, and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in Hawaii. I enjoy working with self-aware women who want to improve their self-esteem, confidence, and relationship skills so they can feel less anxious, depressed, and alone in life. People-Pleasers and Perfectionists, I am here for you. This provider resides in Hawaii. My style and approach seem to be a good fit for women ages 15-35 who relate to people-pleasing, perfectionism, and self-criticism. Overachievers and over-thinkers that feel stuck stressed, and scared of letting others down appreciate my open attitude.
(808) 865-0622 View (808) 865-0622
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Kit Hill
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Waimanalo, HI 96795
Aloha, my name is Kit Hill and I am a licensed mental health counselor in Hawai’i. I work mostly online via telehealth. I work with older adolescents and adults who are looking for help with anger management, anxiety, and addressing their trauma. My focus is on empowering you and helping trauma survivors regain their sense of worth. I use active listening, modeling, and awareness techniques to help you become aware of what isn’t working for you. I teach breathing techniques, I encourage the use of coping devices, and mindfulness-based stress reduction techniques.
Aloha, my name is Kit Hill and I am a licensed mental health counselor in Hawai’i. I work mostly online via telehealth. I work with older adolescents and adults who are looking for help with anger management, anxiety, and addressing their trauma. My focus is on empowering you and helping trauma survivors regain their sense of worth. I use active listening, modeling, and awareness techniques to help you become aware of what isn’t working for you. I teach breathing techniques, I encourage the use of coping devices, and mindfulness-based stress reduction techniques.
(808) 556-7789 View (808) 556-7789
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Amy Yang
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Waimanalo, HI 96795
Hello, my name is Amy Yang, and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) based in Hawaii and working with clients statewide via telehealth. Whether you're facing depression, anxiety, substance abuse, bereavement, or a difficult transition, I believe you have the power to change within. I work with adults and specialize in anxiety, depression, and life stressors using a collaborative approach to help my clients make progress and grow.
Hello, my name is Amy Yang, and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) based in Hawaii and working with clients statewide via telehealth. Whether you're facing depression, anxiety, substance abuse, bereavement, or a difficult transition, I believe you have the power to change within. I work with adults and specialize in anxiety, depression, and life stressors using a collaborative approach to help my clients make progress and grow.
(808) 650-5237 View (808) 650-5237
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Teresa Torres-Johnson
Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Waimanalo, HI 96795
My name is Teresa Torres-Johnson, I have over thirteen years of experience working with issues such as anxiety disorder, substance abuse, addiction, PTSD, autism, LGBTQIA+, stress, and couples counseling. I was a teacher for some years and worked with counseling adolescents to geriatrics. In my years of experience, I worked with ages 11 years to 70 years old. I worked with adolescents in the school system and military personnel dealing with PTSD, addiction, and relationship issues. I have worked with the LGBTQIA community dealing with family and community issues.
My name is Teresa Torres-Johnson, I have over thirteen years of experience working with issues such as anxiety disorder, substance abuse, addiction, PTSD, autism, LGBTQIA+, stress, and couples counseling. I was a teacher for some years and worked with counseling adolescents to geriatrics. In my years of experience, I worked with ages 11 years to 70 years old. I worked with adolescents in the school system and military personnel dealing with PTSD, addiction, and relationship issues. I have worked with the LGBTQIA community dealing with family and community issues.
(808) 563-4842 View (808) 563-4842
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Angela Jackson
Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Waimanalo, HI 96795
My name is Angela Jackson and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) based in Oahu, Hawaii, and working with clients statewide via telehealth. I work with adults, adolescents, and veterans with special attention to anxiety, depression, trauma, and transition using an approach that is eclectic and rooted in Solution-Focused therapy to help my clients meet their needs and establish goals. I have come to adopt a counseling approach that is eclectic derived from cognitive-behavioral, narrative, person-centered, and, solution-focused therapies.
My name is Angela Jackson and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) based in Oahu, Hawaii, and working with clients statewide via telehealth. I work with adults, adolescents, and veterans with special attention to anxiety, depression, trauma, and transition using an approach that is eclectic and rooted in Solution-Focused therapy to help my clients meet their needs and establish goals. I have come to adopt a counseling approach that is eclectic derived from cognitive-behavioral, narrative, person-centered, and, solution-focused therapies.
(808) 582-8326 View (808) 582-8326
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Connie-Anne Holman
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Waimanalo, HI 96795
Hello Beautiful Soul. My name is Connie-Anne Holman, and I am an LMHC and NCC with over 18 years of therapy experience working with children, adults, families, and couples. At the heart, I believe most people want to be seen, heard, validated, valued, and loved coupled with a sense of belonging and purpose. The conditionings and beliefs a person create in trying to achieve this can cause a variety of distressing and uncomfortable thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.
Hello Beautiful Soul. My name is Connie-Anne Holman, and I am an LMHC and NCC with over 18 years of therapy experience working with children, adults, families, and couples. At the heart, I believe most people want to be seen, heard, validated, valued, and loved coupled with a sense of belonging and purpose. The conditionings and beliefs a person create in trying to achieve this can cause a variety of distressing and uncomfortable thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.
(808) 825-6595 View (808) 825-6595

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 96795

20+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 96795 who prioritize treating:

85% Anxiety
74% Depression
70% Coping Skills
70% Self Esteem
67% Relationship Issues
63% Grief
63% Family Conflict

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

75% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
71% Aetna
63% Optum

How Therapists in 96795 see their clients

78% In Person and Online
22% Online Only

Gender breakdown

97% Female
3% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 96795?

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.