Therapists in Anaheim, CA

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Photo of Judy Lynn Speak, Marriage & Family Therapist in Anaheim, CA
Judy Lynn Speak
Marriage & Family Therapist, RN, MFT
Verified
Anaheim, CA 92807
Soren Kierkegaard, the Danish philosopher, said "Be that self which one truly is" If we are to "be that self", we must embrace our own life. I believe that by giving people the tools to do this and learning how to use those tools is what therapy is about.
Soren Kierkegaard, the Danish philosopher, said "Be that self which one truly is" If we are to "be that self", we must embrace our own life. I believe that by giving people the tools to do this and learning how to use those tools is what therapy is about.
(714) 215-9918 View (714) 215-9918
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Maricela Guzman LCSW, EMDR Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW , EMDR
Verified
1 Endorsed
Anaheim, CA 92805  (Online Only)
Are you feeling emotionally exhausted or feeling out of control? Is Anxiety , Sadness or Trauma getting in the way of your daily function and relationships . If so, then EMDR Therapy might be the right solution for you. Life is hard enough to navigate, through the use of Therapy you CAN find hope, courage and healing and take back control of your life . I support my clients to understand, identify & correct their maladaptive patterns to increase awareness, confidence & adaptability and find better ways to manage and cope. Reach out TODAY for your free 15 minute consultation to see if working together is a good fit.
Are you feeling emotionally exhausted or feeling out of control? Is Anxiety , Sadness or Trauma getting in the way of your daily function and relationships . If so, then EMDR Therapy might be the right solution for you. Life is hard enough to navigate, through the use of Therapy you CAN find hope, courage and healing and take back control of your life . I support my clients to understand, identify & correct their maladaptive patterns to increase awareness, confidence & adaptability and find better ways to manage and cope. Reach out TODAY for your free 15 minute consultation to see if working together is a good fit.
(657) 216-6920 View (657) 216-6920
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Dani Sorrentino
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
Anaheim, CA 92807
I believe in the empowerment and self-determination of every individual. I am a compassionate, caring, and empathetic therapist. I partner with my clients to meet their desires for healing and growth, providing the safe space necessary for clients to heal and explore their specific areas of difficulty, which is one of my greatest joys. Healing and growth take place as clients are free to share their experiences, thoughts, concerns, and ideas.
I believe in the empowerment and self-determination of every individual. I am a compassionate, caring, and empathetic therapist. I partner with my clients to meet their desires for healing and growth, providing the safe space necessary for clients to heal and explore their specific areas of difficulty, which is one of my greatest joys. Healing and growth take place as clients are free to share their experiences, thoughts, concerns, and ideas.
(657) 256-5977 View (657) 256-5977
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Sameeha Fathima Alkamalee Jabbar
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Anaheim, CA 92805
Hi, I am Sameeha Alkamalee Jabbar, and I am excited to meet you here. I know what it’s like to experience, trauma, and grief, to live up to auto-pilot, to put others' needs and happiness first, and to constantly live with self-doubt and insecurities. YOU own your story! And remember, ‘when the going gets tough, the tough get going.'
Hi, I am Sameeha Alkamalee Jabbar, and I am excited to meet you here. I know what it’s like to experience, trauma, and grief, to live up to auto-pilot, to put others' needs and happiness first, and to constantly live with self-doubt and insecurities. YOU own your story! And remember, ‘when the going gets tough, the tough get going.'
(714) 683-2225 View (714) 683-2225
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Abigail Ruth Bonar
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, AMFT, APCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Anaheim, CA 92807  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Each of us navigates life with a unique tapestry of stories and traits; yet, I believe two things are true of all humans: we were designed to have purpose, and we were created to be meaningfully connected to other humans. By finding our purpose and cultivating a life of connection, we flourish and are better able to cope with adversities. Individuals often sense they would like to live a better life, but frequently do not know where to begin. With the support and guidance of a compassionate therapist, you can move towards the life you’ve been longing for. Let’s make a plan to take your journey in a new direction!
Each of us navigates life with a unique tapestry of stories and traits; yet, I believe two things are true of all humans: we were designed to have purpose, and we were created to be meaningfully connected to other humans. By finding our purpose and cultivating a life of connection, we flourish and are better able to cope with adversities. Individuals often sense they would like to live a better life, but frequently do not know where to begin. With the support and guidance of a compassionate therapist, you can move towards the life you’ve been longing for. Let’s make a plan to take your journey in a new direction!
(818) 239-7418 View (818) 239-7418
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Elaine Brattain
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, APCC
Verified
Anaheim, CA 92807
Although what you are experiencing may feel beyond your ability to cope, you are not alone. Most individuals find comfort knowing that others have been where they are. Many issues faced are in response to some type of loss. Loss takes many forms: loss of self or personal identity, loss of faculties or mobility, the physical loss of a loved one, relationship loss or the lost dream of a perfect marriage or family, or career loss, to name a few. These losses are often sudden, unexpected, or traumatic experiences that can interrupt your life, derail your goals, affect your relationships, and undermine the flow of life transitions.
Although what you are experiencing may feel beyond your ability to cope, you are not alone. Most individuals find comfort knowing that others have been where they are. Many issues faced are in response to some type of loss. Loss takes many forms: loss of self or personal identity, loss of faculties or mobility, the physical loss of a loved one, relationship loss or the lost dream of a perfect marriage or family, or career loss, to name a few. These losses are often sudden, unexpected, or traumatic experiences that can interrupt your life, derail your goals, affect your relationships, and undermine the flow of life transitions.
(714) 710-1902 View (714) 710-1902
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Jamie Wyatt
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC
Verified
Anaheim, CA 92804
Welcome, I'm Jamie Wyatt, a licensed professional counselor in California, Virginia, and Florida. I approach therapy as a companion to you on your journey as you free yourself from what's holding you back, see yourself with new eyes, and develop that inner compass towards what is really important to you - toward your true potential and the life you want to live. My therapeutic approach is dynamic and collaborative. I see therapy as a holding space - a container - for the unfolding process of growth and transformation.
Welcome, I'm Jamie Wyatt, a licensed professional counselor in California, Virginia, and Florida. I approach therapy as a companion to you on your journey as you free yourself from what's holding you back, see yourself with new eyes, and develop that inner compass towards what is really important to you - toward your true potential and the life you want to live. My therapeutic approach is dynamic and collaborative. I see therapy as a holding space - a container - for the unfolding process of growth and transformation.
(657) 571-2301 View (657) 571-2301
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Margarita Calzadilla-Kishimoto
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSG, LCSW
Verified
Anaheim, CA 92802  (Online Only)
Are you unhappy, unfulfilled,Sad, disconnected from life? struggle with guilt and shame? I can help! Get focused, more aware. I will empower you through discovering what it means to be authentic, congruent and living with intention. I define insanity is doing the same thing over and over, getting the same result and being surprised by that. Learning to be nonjudgmental of yourself and others and finding appreciation for who you are leads to a more meaningful and intentional life.
Are you unhappy, unfulfilled,Sad, disconnected from life? struggle with guilt and shame? I can help! Get focused, more aware. I will empower you through discovering what it means to be authentic, congruent and living with intention. I define insanity is doing the same thing over and over, getting the same result and being surprised by that. Learning to be nonjudgmental of yourself and others and finding appreciation for who you are leads to a more meaningful and intentional life.
(714) 752-0990 View (714) 752-0990
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Daniel Crosby
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Anaheim, CA 92805
My name is Dan Crosby and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. My style of therapy is client driven and more of a partnership focusing on helping you reach your goals. I have extensive experience and training with treatment of trauma, depression, anxiety, and a multitude of other diagnoses which I will use to tailor your specific treatment to your needs and goals. I have been working in the field for over 15 years with a variety of clientele ranging from kids, adolescents, and adults. I have worked with a vast variety of diagnoses, trauma histories, life changes, and other stressors that a person may be going through.
My name is Dan Crosby and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. My style of therapy is client driven and more of a partnership focusing on helping you reach your goals. I have extensive experience and training with treatment of trauma, depression, anxiety, and a multitude of other diagnoses which I will use to tailor your specific treatment to your needs and goals. I have been working in the field for over 15 years with a variety of clientele ranging from kids, adolescents, and adults. I have worked with a vast variety of diagnoses, trauma histories, life changes, and other stressors that a person may be going through.
(562) 669-2344 View (562) 669-2344
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Roy Mena
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Anaheim, CA 92806  (Online Only)
My name is Roy Mena and I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I have been practicing for 11 years in the community with a diverse demographic to provide mental health services from parents and caregivers, employment, couples, families, military (active/veterans), first responders. My goal of services is to provide compassion for the mind as it is important to prioritize “Me”, which is you by providing a safe environment to feel listened to and to begin the process to understand, face, learn and heal. I am currently available through Telehealth.
My name is Roy Mena and I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I have been practicing for 11 years in the community with a diverse demographic to provide mental health services from parents and caregivers, employment, couples, families, military (active/veterans), first responders. My goal of services is to provide compassion for the mind as it is important to prioritize “Me”, which is you by providing a safe environment to feel listened to and to begin the process to understand, face, learn and heal. I am currently available through Telehealth.
(657) 500-3892 View (657) 500-3892
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Justin Womer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Anaheim, CA 92807
Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Justin, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Addictions Treatment Counselor in California. I have worked in and around the field of Addictions for over a decade. Addictions grow and thrive in elements of shame and guilt, leading people to believe that they are alone and unloved in a cold, heartless and unforgiving world. However, these beliefs are a part of the illness's effect.
Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Justin, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Addictions Treatment Counselor in California. I have worked in and around the field of Addictions for over a decade. Addictions grow and thrive in elements of shame and guilt, leading people to believe that they are alone and unloved in a cold, heartless and unforgiving world. However, these beliefs are a part of the illness's effect.
(657) 837-3473 View (657) 837-3473
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Cottonwood Psychology Center
Psychologist, PsyD, PMH-C
Verified
8 Endorsed
Anaheim, CA 92807
Cottonwood Psychology Center is the largest perinatal practice in California. We specialize in helping moms and dads who may be experiencing pregnancy or postpartum depression and anxiety. We can also help parents who might be struggling with their relationship, with parenting their kids of any age, and with family concerns that inevitably pop up. Our staff is well-trained and ready to help you with both telehealth and in-person therapy options.
Cottonwood Psychology Center is the largest perinatal practice in California. We specialize in helping moms and dads who may be experiencing pregnancy or postpartum depression and anxiety. We can also help parents who might be struggling with their relationship, with parenting their kids of any age, and with family concerns that inevitably pop up. Our staff is well-trained and ready to help you with both telehealth and in-person therapy options.
(657) 220-6617 View (657) 220-6617
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Serenity Journey LLC
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT, CATC-IV, CCTP
Verified
Anaheim, CA 92808  (Online Only)
Dr. Ixchel Tellez Fonseca is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) with over eleven years of experience working with children, adolescents, and adults who have endured trauma who are adjusting to life stressors such as relational issues, family changes, life transitions, bullying, post-traumatic stress, depression, anxiety, school, and work stressors. Additionally, she has worked with adults struggling with mood disorders and dual diagnoses through various treatment modalities. She strives to provide services that focus on each individual’s natural resilience and believes that positive change is possible.
Dr. Ixchel Tellez Fonseca is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) with over eleven years of experience working with children, adolescents, and adults who have endured trauma who are adjusting to life stressors such as relational issues, family changes, life transitions, bullying, post-traumatic stress, depression, anxiety, school, and work stressors. Additionally, she has worked with adults struggling with mood disorders and dual diagnoses through various treatment modalities. She strives to provide services that focus on each individual’s natural resilience and believes that positive change is possible.
(714) 844-5015 View (714) 844-5015
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Courtney Moeller
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS , AMFT, APCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Anaheim, CA 92808
As a therapist, I work with individuals, teens, couples, & families–Drawing from years of training & experience, I am committed to providing the highest quality resources & support you need to find hope, healing, and growth in a caring, safe & professional place. Utilizing Evidence-Based Techniques, current research on effective evidence-based treatments, ensures my clients are provided with the highest quality of care. Questions, concerns or doubt? Contact me today for a FREE 15 minute consultation. Message me or contact me directly via (Email:) courtney.a.moellergmail.com or (Phone:) 714-299-7761
As a therapist, I work with individuals, teens, couples, & families–Drawing from years of training & experience, I am committed to providing the highest quality resources & support you need to find hope, healing, and growth in a caring, safe & professional place. Utilizing Evidence-Based Techniques, current research on effective evidence-based treatments, ensures my clients are provided with the highest quality of care. Questions, concerns or doubt? Contact me today for a FREE 15 minute consultation. Message me or contact me directly via (Email:) courtney.a.moellergmail.com or (Phone:) 714-299-7761
(714) 790-9854 View (714) 790-9854
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Shannon Ashburn
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Anaheim, CA 92805
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and I have been working in the counseling field since 2010. I have experience working in Child Welfare, non-profit, and private practice settings with individuals, couples, families, and groups who are experiencing a wide range of challenges. Much of my experience has been dedicated to helping those affected by trauma. My experience with this hurting population spans over 12 years. I am trained in Trauma-Informed Practice and have assisted individuals and families in overcoming barriers to personal emotional and psychological safety.
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and I have been working in the counseling field since 2010. I have experience working in Child Welfare, non-profit, and private practice settings with individuals, couples, families, and groups who are experiencing a wide range of challenges. Much of my experience has been dedicated to helping those affected by trauma. My experience with this hurting population spans over 12 years. I am trained in Trauma-Informed Practice and have assisted individuals and families in overcoming barriers to personal emotional and psychological safety.
(562) 662-8604 View (562) 662-8604
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Laura Goddard
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Anaheim, CA 92804
My name is Laura Goddard, I have a master's degree and a Ph.D. in clinical psychology. I am licensed as a marriage and family therapist. My specialty Mostly: Couples, Trauma, Depression, Anxiety, Bereavement, Work Related stressors, and ADHD. Marriage counseling, job related stress, ADHD, Trauma and Bereavement, and adolescents. Lately, I have been successful with clients over 60 years old dealing with the upcoming retirements and life after as they embrace a new chapter in their life. My Approach: Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Solution Focus, Inside Oriented Approach, and Trauma Informed.
My name is Laura Goddard, I have a master's degree and a Ph.D. in clinical psychology. I am licensed as a marriage and family therapist. My specialty Mostly: Couples, Trauma, Depression, Anxiety, Bereavement, Work Related stressors, and ADHD. Marriage counseling, job related stress, ADHD, Trauma and Bereavement, and adolescents. Lately, I have been successful with clients over 60 years old dealing with the upcoming retirements and life after as they embrace a new chapter in their life. My Approach: Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Solution Focus, Inside Oriented Approach, and Trauma Informed.
(657) 256-3759 View (657) 256-3759
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Benedict Choi
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, EMDR
Verified
2 Endorsed
Anaheim, CA 92801
I offer a safe and supportive environment to help you identify and resolve unhealthy patterns that keep you from moving forward. You might be feeling stuck due to becoming emotionally disconnected with your partner, experiencing a traumatic event or struggling to perform at your optimal level at work. You want to rediscover intimacy, purpose and joy. Let me join you in developing effective coping skills to manage life's daily challenges.
I offer a safe and supportive environment to help you identify and resolve unhealthy patterns that keep you from moving forward. You might be feeling stuck due to becoming emotionally disconnected with your partner, experiencing a traumatic event or struggling to perform at your optimal level at work. You want to rediscover intimacy, purpose and joy. Let me join you in developing effective coping skills to manage life's daily challenges.
(714) 880-8775 View (714) 880-8775
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Michelle Jackson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Anaheim, CA 92807
Not accepting new clients
Everyone deserves peace and happiness. I know that considering counseling takes courage and choosing the right therapist is very important. I have a passion for working alongside individuals on their healing journeys and creating a safe place to work on issues that are bothering them which can include wounds both hidden and unhidden. While the process of healing is not always comfortable, it is worth the work.
Everyone deserves peace and happiness. I know that considering counseling takes courage and choosing the right therapist is very important. I have a passion for working alongside individuals on their healing journeys and creating a safe place to work on issues that are bothering them which can include wounds both hidden and unhidden. While the process of healing is not always comfortable, it is worth the work.
(714) 616-8406 View (714) 616-8406
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Kathleen A Endara
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Anaheim, CA 92807
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who wants to help you gain the insight you need to live your best life. If anxiety, sadness, past hurts and/or relationship problems are keeping you up at night--or distracted during the day--let's put our heads together and help you feel better. I realize that creating meaningful change in our lives sometimes requires collaboration, accountability and coaching. I’m here to support you in a sincere but candid manner to help you navigate your most difficult obstacles so you can move from simply surviving to steady significance. Sometimes, we all need a little help.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who wants to help you gain the insight you need to live your best life. If anxiety, sadness, past hurts and/or relationship problems are keeping you up at night--or distracted during the day--let's put our heads together and help you feel better. I realize that creating meaningful change in our lives sometimes requires collaboration, accountability and coaching. I’m here to support you in a sincere but candid manner to help you navigate your most difficult obstacles so you can move from simply surviving to steady significance. Sometimes, we all need a little help.
(657) 233-8731 View (657) 233-8731
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Michelle Blue
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS
Verified
Anaheim, CA 92804  (Online Only)
I am passionate about women's health. I want to dismantle the internalized systemic oppression of women and ignite the flame of strength and empowerment within. I am transparent, consistent, and human. As a trauma therapist, I prioritize boundaries, congruent communication, and empowerment while healing wounds of oppression from the system and experiences of abuse throughout the lifespan.
I am passionate about women's health. I want to dismantle the internalized systemic oppression of women and ignite the flame of strength and empowerment within. I am transparent, consistent, and human. As a trauma therapist, I prioritize boundaries, congruent communication, and empowerment while healing wounds of oppression from the system and experiences of abuse throughout the lifespan.
(657) 837-5821 View (657) 837-5821

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Number of Therapists in Anaheim, CA

400+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Anaheim, CA who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
90% Depression
79% Self Esteem
76% Coping Skills
75% Relationship Issues
69% Stress
65% Grief

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

83% Aetna
75% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
68% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Anaheim, CA see their clients

76% In Person and Online
24% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
21% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Anaheim?

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.