Therapists in Agoura Hills, CA

Photo of Alison J Lee, Psychologist in Agoura Hills, CA
Alison J Lee
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Agoura Hills, CA 91301
Individuals come to my practice when their usual coping skills/communication are no longer effective, often leading to anxiety, frustration and at times feelings of hopelessness. These problems often interfere with normal daily routines. The Good News is that Things Can and Do Get Better. My approach to working with adolescents and adults is active, collaborative, and practical, in a safe and supportive setting. My goal is to bring clarity, new perspectives, and understanding to these situations.
Individuals come to my practice when their usual coping skills/communication are no longer effective, often leading to anxiety, frustration and at times feelings of hopelessness. These problems often interfere with normal daily routines. The Good News is that Things Can and Do Get Better. My approach to working with adolescents and adults is active, collaborative, and practical, in a safe and supportive setting. My goal is to bring clarity, new perspectives, and understanding to these situations.
(424) 488-7379 View (424) 488-7379
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Morris Halperin
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Agoura Hills, CA 91301
These are challenging times. Many people have loved ones with problems such as addiction, depression or just having trouble navigating life and cannot seem to get control of their lives. I make help easy to find for addictions, alcoholism, bi-polar disorder, depression and just plain Many people need someone to help them navigate the troubled waters of finding and utilizing help. Many parents have loved ones who will not go for help and they need someone to help manage the situation from start to finish. I am that someone.
These are challenging times. Many people have loved ones with problems such as addiction, depression or just having trouble navigating life and cannot seem to get control of their lives. I make help easy to find for addictions, alcoholism, bi-polar disorder, depression and just plain Many people need someone to help them navigate the troubled waters of finding and utilizing help. Many parents have loved ones who will not go for help and they need someone to help manage the situation from start to finish. I am that someone.
(818) 946-0770 View (818) 946-0770
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Jo Fletcher, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Agoura Hills, CA 91301  (Online Only)
The goal to good therapy work is in creating a safe therapeutic relationship of deep listening and empathy. Empathy is a strange and powerful thing. There is no script. There is no right way or wrong way to do it. It's simply deep listening, holding space, withholding judgement, emotionally connecting, and communicating that incredibly healing message of, "You are not not alone." Take some time to heal. Give me a call and let's begin to re-write your story.
The goal to good therapy work is in creating a safe therapeutic relationship of deep listening and empathy. Empathy is a strange and powerful thing. There is no script. There is no right way or wrong way to do it. It's simply deep listening, holding space, withholding judgement, emotionally connecting, and communicating that incredibly healing message of, "You are not not alone." Take some time to heal. Give me a call and let's begin to re-write your story.
(805) 357-9823 View (805) 357-9823
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Pegeen Cronin
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Agoura Hills, CA 91376
I provide diagnostic evaluations for individuals of all ages who are suspected of having a developmental disability, learning disability or other social emotional challenges. The evaluation process provides results, recommendations, and a road map for the future that is based on best practice standards.
I provide diagnostic evaluations for individuals of all ages who are suspected of having a developmental disability, learning disability or other social emotional challenges. The evaluation process provides results, recommendations, and a road map for the future that is based on best practice standards.
(877) 428-8478 View (877) 428-8478
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Julie Adler Rosen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Agoura Hills, CA 91301
I am a clinical therapist with over 20 years' experience working with adults/adolescents/families. I specialize in personal growth and interpersonal relationships, and can help you manage feelings of depression, anxiety, fear and uncertainty. Together we will work on achieving your goals by exploring your proven strengths, and by improving your coping and communication skills. I can help you move from stuck to unstuck, and discover more satisfaction in your life, work or relationships. I have an undergraduate degree from the University of California, Berkeley (English/Art History), and I earned my Masters in Social Work from USC.
I am a clinical therapist with over 20 years' experience working with adults/adolescents/families. I specialize in personal growth and interpersonal relationships, and can help you manage feelings of depression, anxiety, fear and uncertainty. Together we will work on achieving your goals by exploring your proven strengths, and by improving your coping and communication skills. I can help you move from stuck to unstuck, and discover more satisfaction in your life, work or relationships. I have an undergraduate degree from the University of California, Berkeley (English/Art History), and I earned my Masters in Social Work from USC.
(818) 532-5796 View (818) 532-5796
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Diagnostic & Counseling Center
Psychologist, PsyD, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
Agoura Hills, CA 91301
"The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step" -Lao Tzu. During this unprecedented time of uncertainty, change, & loss, many of us are struggling in different ways. Acknowledging your challenges & seeking help are the first steps in healing. At Diagnostic & Counseling Center, we have a diverse group of clinicians to offer support to individuals, couples, & families. We believe that each person possesses special strengths, & we strive to build upon these to facilitate growth. During therapy, we encourage clients to engage in self-exploration & provide tools to help individuals lead healthy, fulfilling lives.
"The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step" -Lao Tzu. During this unprecedented time of uncertainty, change, & loss, many of us are struggling in different ways. Acknowledging your challenges & seeking help are the first steps in healing. At Diagnostic & Counseling Center, we have a diverse group of clinicians to offer support to individuals, couples, & families. We believe that each person possesses special strengths, & we strive to build upon these to facilitate growth. During therapy, we encourage clients to engage in self-exploration & provide tools to help individuals lead healthy, fulfilling lives.
(747) 285-7570 View (747) 285-7570
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Keesha Amezcua
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CEDS-S, CDWF
Verified Verified
Agoura Hills, CA 91301
I believe that well-being is a right not a privilege and that everyone is hungry for meaning, purpose and connection. The absence of these things can lead to disorder and dysfunction. The greatest gift of being a therapist is helping people of all ages let go of unhealthy coping skills and cultivate an authentic, full life. In my practice, I focus on the specific needs and goals of the individual, couple or family. Through story, intervention, tools, and feedback I help my clients address the issues that are preventing them from moving forward in their lives and ultimately to reclaim their true selves.
I believe that well-being is a right not a privilege and that everyone is hungry for meaning, purpose and connection. The absence of these things can lead to disorder and dysfunction. The greatest gift of being a therapist is helping people of all ages let go of unhealthy coping skills and cultivate an authentic, full life. In my practice, I focus on the specific needs and goals of the individual, couple or family. Through story, intervention, tools, and feedback I help my clients address the issues that are preventing them from moving forward in their lives and ultimately to reclaim their true selves.
(214) 978-6459 View (214) 978-6459
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Dr. Laura LaPiana, PsyD, A Professional Corp
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Agoura Hills, CA 91301
I am a clinical psychologist in private practice and have been providing psychotherapy services to adults, families, couples and adolescents for more than 25-years. I work with patients to identify their own personal goals and relationship needs in an effort to improve well-being and increase feelings of satisfaction and authenticity. Life transitions as well as difficulty in important relationships often drives people to seek help. Beginning psychotherapy is an important step in building skills to manage life challenges and stressors. Improvements in self-care can have dramatic benefits on emotional and physical health.
I am a clinical psychologist in private practice and have been providing psychotherapy services to adults, families, couples and adolescents for more than 25-years. I work with patients to identify their own personal goals and relationship needs in an effort to improve well-being and increase feelings of satisfaction and authenticity. Life transitions as well as difficulty in important relationships often drives people to seek help. Beginning psychotherapy is an important step in building skills to manage life challenges and stressors. Improvements in self-care can have dramatic benefits on emotional and physical health.
(424) 329-1123 View (424) 329-1123
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Mi Joung Park
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, APCC
Verified Verified
Agoura Hills, CA 91301  (Online Only)
I believe utilizing therapy services can be one of the bravest decisions you make in your life for your self-care. I would like to focus on your strength and uniqueness based on unconditional positive regard and assist you in creating your own story and identity with your voice. I think therapy is a journey to travel your past, present, and future. Through this journey, I hope you discover your strengths, learn about who you are and what you like, and better understand yourself. Of course, to better love yourself, too.
I believe utilizing therapy services can be one of the bravest decisions you make in your life for your self-care. I would like to focus on your strength and uniqueness based on unconditional positive regard and assist you in creating your own story and identity with your voice. I think therapy is a journey to travel your past, present, and future. Through this journey, I hope you discover your strengths, learn about who you are and what you like, and better understand yourself. Of course, to better love yourself, too.
(310) 620-1620 View (310) 620-1620
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Audrey Boggs
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Agoura Hills, CA 91301
I have dedicated over 15 years to serving the mental health treatment needs of children, adolescents, young adults and families. I hold a Doctor of Psychology degree with an emphasis in child and family practice. I understand that individuals exist in the context of the families and communities in which they live and, as such, I support my patients in achieving success in their relationships with others as well as in their daily activities.
I have dedicated over 15 years to serving the mental health treatment needs of children, adolescents, young adults and families. I hold a Doctor of Psychology degree with an emphasis in child and family practice. I understand that individuals exist in the context of the families and communities in which they live and, as such, I support my patients in achieving success in their relationships with others as well as in their daily activities.
(747) 232-5270 View (747) 232-5270
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Edden Elite Ered
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, AMFT
Verified Verified
Agoura Hills, CA 91301
One of the bravest things a person can do is ask for help – I applaud you for taking that first step. I enjoy helping people manage anxiety, navigate life transitions, and work through trauma. Many of these issues can feel overwhelming and isolating; it would be my honor to support you through what you are facing as I know how powerful therapy can be. Having been on the other side of the couch throughout various points in my life, I understand the trust you are putting in a therapist when you walk into their office. I draw deeply from that trust and my own experiences to create a warm, nonjudgmental and compassionate environment.
One of the bravest things a person can do is ask for help – I applaud you for taking that first step. I enjoy helping people manage anxiety, navigate life transitions, and work through trauma. Many of these issues can feel overwhelming and isolating; it would be my honor to support you through what you are facing as I know how powerful therapy can be. Having been on the other side of the couch throughout various points in my life, I understand the trust you are putting in a therapist when you walk into their office. I draw deeply from that trust and my own experiences to create a warm, nonjudgmental and compassionate environment.
(805) 424-5108 View (805) 424-5108
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Parisa Samii
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Agoura Hills, CA 91301
Do your instincts suggest that the status quo is not aligning with the life you envision? Perhaps you get through your days but cannot shake the feeling that your path could feel different. Contemplating a better future can be daunting. Now more than ever, people are feeling uncertain about finding their place and how to make the most of their relationships with others. I believe there is hope. I start by offering genuine curiosity in your unique story with an open-minded, collaborative approach.
Do your instincts suggest that the status quo is not aligning with the life you envision? Perhaps you get through your days but cannot shake the feeling that your path could feel different. Contemplating a better future can be daunting. Now more than ever, people are feeling uncertain about finding their place and how to make the most of their relationships with others. I believe there is hope. I start by offering genuine curiosity in your unique story with an open-minded, collaborative approach.
(818) 572-9165 View (818) 572-9165
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Rhonda Hauser
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Agoura Hills, CA 91301
Tired of repeating the same old patterns? Know that something isn't right but not sure how to change it? I will help you explore the 'why's' behind your thoughts, feelings and behaviors and work collaboratively with you to create a proactive plan for change in a safe, accepting environment. From learning to cope with stress and establishing healthy boundaries to dealing with a major life event, I will help you break through unhealthy patterns that are holding you back. My aim is for clients to feel empowered, esteemed, and supported while going through this journey of therapy together.
Tired of repeating the same old patterns? Know that something isn't right but not sure how to change it? I will help you explore the 'why's' behind your thoughts, feelings and behaviors and work collaboratively with you to create a proactive plan for change in a safe, accepting environment. From learning to cope with stress and establishing healthy boundaries to dealing with a major life event, I will help you break through unhealthy patterns that are holding you back. My aim is for clients to feel empowered, esteemed, and supported while going through this journey of therapy together.
(818) 963-9061 View (818) 963-9061
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Nikki Rocca
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, PPS
Verified Verified
Agoura Hills, CA 91301
Not accepting new clients
As an LMFT, I specialize in working with adolescents, young adults and their family's to overcome a variety of issues. While mental health conditions are common among this age group, clinicians are seeing epidemic levels of stress and increasing rates of anxiety and depression. With a tremendous amount of compassion for the vicissitudes our youth have endured over the last decade, I can help make sense of the overwhelming feelings and pressures they are subjected to, and offer tangible skills to help them cope throughout their lifetime.
As an LMFT, I specialize in working with adolescents, young adults and their family's to overcome a variety of issues. While mental health conditions are common among this age group, clinicians are seeing epidemic levels of stress and increasing rates of anxiety and depression. With a tremendous amount of compassion for the vicissitudes our youth have endured over the last decade, I can help make sense of the overwhelming feelings and pressures they are subjected to, and offer tangible skills to help them cope throughout their lifetime.
(747) 223-6235 View (747) 223-6235
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Danielle Ciccone
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Agoura Hills, CA 91301
Your life, mental health, and relationships are not what you want them to be, so you're looking for a therapist to help you improve your well being. Maybe you don't feel good enough in various ways. Maybe fears and worries take over your mind at times. Maybe you get caught in cycles of negative thoughts, and it's hard to see the positives. Maybe it's difficult to move on from stressful and upsetting things that you've been through in the past and you recognize those things are still affecting you today. You just want to be free from it all! While these aren't easy issues to tackle on your own, a skilled therapist can help you!
Your life, mental health, and relationships are not what you want them to be, so you're looking for a therapist to help you improve your well being. Maybe you don't feel good enough in various ways. Maybe fears and worries take over your mind at times. Maybe you get caught in cycles of negative thoughts, and it's hard to see the positives. Maybe it's difficult to move on from stressful and upsetting things that you've been through in the past and you recognize those things are still affecting you today. You just want to be free from it all! While these aren't easy issues to tackle on your own, a skilled therapist can help you!
(818) 658-2137 View (818) 658-2137
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Evelyn Joy Lee
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Agoura Hills, CA 91301
Are you or a loved one struggling with issues such as, Relationship problems, Communication skills, Depression, Bi-polar Disorder, Loss and Grief, Anxiety, Anger issues, Mid-life Crises, Competing demands from children and/or older parents, Discovering your niche in life and at work, Stress at home or in your career, Wanting to create a fulfilling relationship, Eating disorders, Identity and body issues, Self cutting, Launching kids in society? Ready to make a change? Are you feeling overwhelmed? Stressed out? Like you can't cope? As a psychologist, I work with adults, teenagers and couples to address such challenges.
Are you or a loved one struggling with issues such as, Relationship problems, Communication skills, Depression, Bi-polar Disorder, Loss and Grief, Anxiety, Anger issues, Mid-life Crises, Competing demands from children and/or older parents, Discovering your niche in life and at work, Stress at home or in your career, Wanting to create a fulfilling relationship, Eating disorders, Identity and body issues, Self cutting, Launching kids in society? Ready to make a change? Are you feeling overwhelmed? Stressed out? Like you can't cope? As a psychologist, I work with adults, teenagers and couples to address such challenges.
(818) 533-9850 View (818) 533-9850
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Pedro F. Báez - Master Certified Coach
LVN, MCC, CHC
Verified Verified
Agoura Hills, CA 91301
Get Clear. Get Unstuck. Get Going. Get Results. - I coach clients on how to utilize their personal gifts and challenges to fully own and access their intellectual, spiritual and emotional resources, expand life perspectives and discard negative, stagnant and limiting beliefs, thoughts and behaviors. I can assist you enhance your interpersonal communication skills in order to advance your personal and professional goals, achieve emotional mastery and explore the subtle dynamics and countless benefits of practical mindfulness, self-integrity, authentic presence and interconnectedness.
Get Clear. Get Unstuck. Get Going. Get Results. - I coach clients on how to utilize their personal gifts and challenges to fully own and access their intellectual, spiritual and emotional resources, expand life perspectives and discard negative, stagnant and limiting beliefs, thoughts and behaviors. I can assist you enhance your interpersonal communication skills in order to advance your personal and professional goals, achieve emotional mastery and explore the subtle dynamics and countless benefits of practical mindfulness, self-integrity, authentic presence and interconnectedness.
(626) 714-2833 View (626) 714-2833
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Natasha Anne Freitas
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Agoura Hills, CA 91301
I believe that healing, growth, and change are available to all people, regardless of their present circumstances or their past misfortune. I believe therapy is a collaborative effort and each individual is an expert on their personal experiences and goals. I seek to explore and build from each client's personal strengths to find viable solutions, enhance coping skills, and nurture the path to positive change. I believe no one is truly alone, and that feelings of loneliness can be very real and overwhelming. There is strength in reaching out for help. I seek to provide an empathetic environment of self-discovery and change.
I believe that healing, growth, and change are available to all people, regardless of their present circumstances or their past misfortune. I believe therapy is a collaborative effort and each individual is an expert on their personal experiences and goals. I seek to explore and build from each client's personal strengths to find viable solutions, enhance coping skills, and nurture the path to positive change. I believe no one is truly alone, and that feelings of loneliness can be very real and overwhelming. There is strength in reaching out for help. I seek to provide an empathetic environment of self-discovery and change.
(818) 390-9704 View (818) 390-9704
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Gil Katz-Goldstein
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Agoura Hills, CA 91301  (Online Only)
Welcome! Lets embark together on your journey to live authentically. I believe that the connection between therapist & client is the most powerful tool for change & healing. I work with kids, teens, adults, couples, & groups with a wide range of issues. These include but are not limited to: depression, anxiety, grief, identity issues, relationship issues, mood disorders, & chronic medical conditions. I also run various therapy groups! Therapy can be a safe, unbiased & supportive place to gain insight, process emotions, & to learn practical skills to handle life's challenges.
Welcome! Lets embark together on your journey to live authentically. I believe that the connection between therapist & client is the most powerful tool for change & healing. I work with kids, teens, adults, couples, & groups with a wide range of issues. These include but are not limited to: depression, anxiety, grief, identity issues, relationship issues, mood disorders, & chronic medical conditions. I also run various therapy groups! Therapy can be a safe, unbiased & supportive place to gain insight, process emotions, & to learn practical skills to handle life's challenges.
(818) 699-9539 View (818) 699-9539
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Kim B Barrus
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Agoura Hills, CA 91301
We are a full-service Regional Mental Health Diagnostic and Treatment Center. We specialize in providing diagnostic evaluations to identify learning disabilities, attention and memory problems in children and adults. Psychological testing is used for the assessment of ADHD, memory and cognitive decline, personality, mood/bipolar, learning disorders, Autism, visual processing weaknesses, and developmental delay (ages newborn to 3 years). Psychological testing can also be used for schools to help accommodate your child's needs.
We are a full-service Regional Mental Health Diagnostic and Treatment Center. We specialize in providing diagnostic evaluations to identify learning disabilities, attention and memory problems in children and adults. Psychological testing is used for the assessment of ADHD, memory and cognitive decline, personality, mood/bipolar, learning disorders, Autism, visual processing weaknesses, and developmental delay (ages newborn to 3 years). Psychological testing can also be used for schools to help accommodate your child's needs.
(818) 824-4417 View (818) 824-4417

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Number of Therapists in Agoura Hills, CA

200+

Average cost per session

$180

Therapists in Agoura Hills, CA who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
90% Depression
82% Relationship Issues
71% Self Esteem
65% Coping Skills
63% Grief
63% Family Conflict

Average years in practice

15 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

58% Aetna
52% Cigna and Evernorth
46% Optum

How Therapists in Agoura Hills, CA see their clients

75% In Person and Online
25% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
16% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Agoura Hills?

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.