Therapists in Bakersfield Country Club, Bakersfield, CA

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Karen Theresa Cummings-Lilly
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Bakersfield Country Club, Bakersfield, CA 93306
I am Karen Cummings-Lilly, a licensed clinical social worker and have both a master’s and a doctoral degree in the field of clinical social work. My approach to therapy is one of creating a safe and healing space, where I use an integrative approach blending different therapeutic approaches tailored to your address your unique mental health needs and life challenges. I work with adults who are 18 years or older and who struggle with various mental health challenges. Some of the common issues that my clients face are bipolar disorder, anxiety, depression, grief, PTSD, ADHD, codependency and trauma.
I am Karen Cummings-Lilly, a licensed clinical social worker and have both a master’s and a doctoral degree in the field of clinical social work. My approach to therapy is one of creating a safe and healing space, where I use an integrative approach blending different therapeutic approaches tailored to your address your unique mental health needs and life challenges. I work with adults who are 18 years or older and who struggle with various mental health challenges. Some of the common issues that my clients face are bipolar disorder, anxiety, depression, grief, PTSD, ADHD, codependency and trauma.
(661) 690-7853 View (661) 690-7853
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Candice Omar
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Bakersfield Country Club, Bakersfield, CA 93306
My name is Candice Givens Omar, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker providing virtual therapy for those in California and North Carolina. My main focus areas are with adults experiencing navigating mood disorders, life transitions, and/or navigating through past trauma. I use an electric and collaborative approach to therapy using both evidence-based practices and non-traditional treatment methods. My client focus ranges from younger to older adults who are navigating life transitions or are dealing with the impacts of mood disorders, generational trauma, and workplace stress.
My name is Candice Givens Omar, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker providing virtual therapy for those in California and North Carolina. My main focus areas are with adults experiencing navigating mood disorders, life transitions, and/or navigating through past trauma. I use an electric and collaborative approach to therapy using both evidence-based practices and non-traditional treatment methods. My client focus ranges from younger to older adults who are navigating life transitions or are dealing with the impacts of mood disorders, generational trauma, and workplace stress.
(661) 449-2112 View (661) 449-2112
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Lauren Rutledge
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Bakersfield Country Club, Bakersfield, CA 93306
My name is Lauren, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in Calistoga, California where I work with clients statewide via telehealth. I work with adolescents, young adults, and adults. I specialize in anxiety, grief, life transitions, trauma, PTSD, and addiction. Depending on the needs of each client, I like to explore cognitive, affective, and somatic approaches to support them in experiencing well-being.
My name is Lauren, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in Calistoga, California where I work with clients statewide via telehealth. I work with adolescents, young adults, and adults. I specialize in anxiety, grief, life transitions, trauma, PTSD, and addiction. Depending on the needs of each client, I like to explore cognitive, affective, and somatic approaches to support them in experiencing well-being.
(661) 485-4657 View (661) 485-4657
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Jeanette Shin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Bakersfield Country Club, Bakersfield, CA 93306
My name is Jeanette Shin, LCSW - I believe we are capable of healing ourselves and can develop the ability to find self-compassion and the potential to thrive. I have worked mostly with adults, especially older adults, and feel able to work with clients dealing with stress, anxiety, depression, aging, grief, and bereavement. I approach clients on a mindfulness and client centered focus, with elements of CBT, DBT, ACT, Motivational Interviewing, and spirituality as needed.
My name is Jeanette Shin, LCSW - I believe we are capable of healing ourselves and can develop the ability to find self-compassion and the potential to thrive. I have worked mostly with adults, especially older adults, and feel able to work with clients dealing with stress, anxiety, depression, aging, grief, and bereavement. I approach clients on a mindfulness and client centered focus, with elements of CBT, DBT, ACT, Motivational Interviewing, and spirituality as needed.
(661) 927-0949 View (661) 927-0949
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Rosa Dixon
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Bakersfield Country Club, Bakersfield, CA 93306
My name is Rosa Dixon and I'm a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) 132489 with a passion for helping others develop a healthy way of functioning that provides them with satisfaction in their daily lives. My best work has been supporting those struggling with regulating their moods, organizing their thoughts, and activating their behaviors to function in life with a sense of satisfaction. The ideal person has symptoms presenting with anxiety, depression, and problems created by socio-economic conditions.
My name is Rosa Dixon and I'm a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) 132489 with a passion for helping others develop a healthy way of functioning that provides them with satisfaction in their daily lives. My best work has been supporting those struggling with regulating their moods, organizing their thoughts, and activating their behaviors to function in life with a sense of satisfaction. The ideal person has symptoms presenting with anxiety, depression, and problems created by socio-economic conditions.
(661) 306-2548 View (661) 306-2548
Michelle Scoggins
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Bakersfield Country Club, Bakersfield, CA 93306
Hi I am Dr. Michelle Scoggins (CA29566) and I'm your compassionate guide on a journey of self-discovery and resilience. My approach is all about empowering you to navigate life's challenges, fostering authentic connections, and ensuring you leave each session with tools to enhance your emotional well-being. In my work with clients grappling with anxiety and depression, we often uncover it is all about not authentically living. I create a safe space for exploration and self-discovery. Together, we navigate the layers of self-expression, aiming to unveil and embrace their authentic selves.
Hi I am Dr. Michelle Scoggins (CA29566) and I'm your compassionate guide on a journey of self-discovery and resilience. My approach is all about empowering you to navigate life's challenges, fostering authentic connections, and ensuring you leave each session with tools to enhance your emotional well-being. In my work with clients grappling with anxiety and depression, we often uncover it is all about not authentically living. I create a safe space for exploration and self-discovery. Together, we navigate the layers of self-expression, aiming to unveil and embrace their authentic selves.
(661) 464-7531 View (661) 464-7531
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Teddi Michele Plummer
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LCPC
Verified
Bakersfield Country Club, Bakersfield, CA 93306
I work with adults; I specialize in anxiety, stress, PTSD, trauma, schizophrenia-auditory/visual hallucinations, bipolar, OCD, depression, panic attacks, BPD, self-harm (cutting), dual diagnosis, co-occurring disorders including alcohol/substance abuse/behavioral addictions, and multiple layers of issues (I am a certified SMART Recovery Facilitator). As a therapist, I value my client’s faith and/or spirituality and acknowledge how a person’s faith can significantly cultivate a positive outcome.
I work with adults; I specialize in anxiety, stress, PTSD, trauma, schizophrenia-auditory/visual hallucinations, bipolar, OCD, depression, panic attacks, BPD, self-harm (cutting), dual diagnosis, co-occurring disorders including alcohol/substance abuse/behavioral addictions, and multiple layers of issues (I am a certified SMART Recovery Facilitator). As a therapist, I value my client’s faith and/or spirituality and acknowledge how a person’s faith can significantly cultivate a positive outcome.
(661) 490-9418 View (661) 490-9418
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Omar De La Cruz
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Bakersfield Country Club, Bakersfield, CA 93306
Hi! My name is Omar de la Cruz, and I am a licensed marriage and family therapist. I have an extensive amount of experiencing working with individuals having difficulties with substance use and mental health. I have worked with children, youth, and adults experiencing difficulties in different areas, such as anxiety, depression, substance use, relationship difficulties, and trauma. My goal is to meet clients where they are at and through my expertise be able to work on the therapeutic goals that individuals have.
Hi! My name is Omar de la Cruz, and I am a licensed marriage and family therapist. I have an extensive amount of experiencing working with individuals having difficulties with substance use and mental health. I have worked with children, youth, and adults experiencing difficulties in different areas, such as anxiety, depression, substance use, relationship difficulties, and trauma. My goal is to meet clients where they are at and through my expertise be able to work on the therapeutic goals that individuals have.
(661) 370-2857 View (661) 370-2857
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Sandy Lim
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Bakersfield Country Club, Bakersfield, CA 93306
Hi, my name is Sandy Lim. My pronouns are she/her/hers and I am Korean and Filipino American born and raised in the Bay Area, California. I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 10 years of experience in the mental health field. I look forward to building connections and cultivating a safe space with folks in their journey of self exploration and healing. I have specific experience working with people of color, young adults and teenagers dealing with life transitions, poverty and homelessness, anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship and self-esteem issues. I have also worked with adults who are formerly incarcerated.
Hi, my name is Sandy Lim. My pronouns are she/her/hers and I am Korean and Filipino American born and raised in the Bay Area, California. I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 10 years of experience in the mental health field. I look forward to building connections and cultivating a safe space with folks in their journey of self exploration and healing. I have specific experience working with people of color, young adults and teenagers dealing with life transitions, poverty and homelessness, anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship and self-esteem issues. I have also worked with adults who are formerly incarcerated.
(661) 438-0384 View (661) 438-0384
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Juliana Amiri
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Bakersfield Country Club, Bakersfield, CA 93306
Hi, I'm Juliana! I have been a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist since 2014; graduated from Cal State Northridge in 2008. I value the importance of human connection and collaboration. The relationship and connection which a client and therapist develop between them is the single biggest factor for successful psychotherapy. I mainly work with adults, 18 and over who struggle with depression, anxiety, work and family-related stress, lack of confidence, generational issues, and lack of motivation.
Hi, I'm Juliana! I have been a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist since 2014; graduated from Cal State Northridge in 2008. I value the importance of human connection and collaboration. The relationship and connection which a client and therapist develop between them is the single biggest factor for successful psychotherapy. I mainly work with adults, 18 and over who struggle with depression, anxiety, work and family-related stress, lack of confidence, generational issues, and lack of motivation.
(661) 443-6221 View (661) 443-6221
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Sandria Bland
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Bakersfield Country Club, Bakersfield, CA 93306
Hello, I'm Sandria Bland a LMFT 134278 located out of California. I provide a therapy based on the client including client centered, CBT, solution focused, or trauma informed. I usually work with clients struggling with depression, anxiety, family/relational issues, transitional life changes, and other mental health needs.
Hello, I'm Sandria Bland a LMFT 134278 located out of California. I provide a therapy based on the client including client centered, CBT, solution focused, or trauma informed. I usually work with clients struggling with depression, anxiety, family/relational issues, transitional life changes, and other mental health needs.
(661) 370-2969 View (661) 370-2969
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Sharon Jones
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Bakersfield Country Club, Bakersfield, CA 93306
Sharon Jones was born in the city of Shreveport, Louisiana and raised in the rural area of Coushatta, Louisiana. Her early life was shaped by humble beginnings. Sharon traveled to San Francisco on the bus with a hand full of change looking for a better life. Sharon resides in California and is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Sharon has work experience of over 30 years in behavioral healthcare serving others.
Sharon Jones was born in the city of Shreveport, Louisiana and raised in the rural area of Coushatta, Louisiana. Her early life was shaped by humble beginnings. Sharon traveled to San Francisco on the bus with a hand full of change looking for a better life. Sharon resides in California and is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Sharon has work experience of over 30 years in behavioral healthcare serving others.
(562) 561-1608 View (562) 561-1608
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Falaya Desilva
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Bakersfield Country Club, Bakersfield, CA 93306
Falaya DeSilva is a dual-licensed Marriage & Family Therapist. I've worked to assist individuals in gaining a better understanding of themselves while addressing challenges that may keep them from moving forward. My professional experiences have given me a unique insight into providing an eclectic, holistic approach. I believe therapy is most effective when it is client driven. I am passionate about supporting a person's mission to heal and grow, and I am committed to facilitating services in the most organic way possible. I utilize Psychodynamics, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Attachment-Based Therapy, and Mindfulness
Falaya DeSilva is a dual-licensed Marriage & Family Therapist. I've worked to assist individuals in gaining a better understanding of themselves while addressing challenges that may keep them from moving forward. My professional experiences have given me a unique insight into providing an eclectic, holistic approach. I believe therapy is most effective when it is client driven. I am passionate about supporting a person's mission to heal and grow, and I am committed to facilitating services in the most organic way possible. I utilize Psychodynamics, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Attachment-Based Therapy, and Mindfulness
(951) 349-4525 View (951) 349-4525
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Borina Nou Garcia
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Bakersfield Country Club, Bakersfield, CA 93306
Hello I am Borina and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who is passionate in supporting my clients through healing and growth so they can live their best life. I show interest in clients who are experiencing life challenges and career change. I am also a bilingual and culturally competent therapist. I have over 30 years of experience in working with individual and families going through crisis situations and adversities in their lives. I have specific experience in child and adult trauma.
Hello I am Borina and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who is passionate in supporting my clients through healing and growth so they can live their best life. I show interest in clients who are experiencing life challenges and career change. I am also a bilingual and culturally competent therapist. I have over 30 years of experience in working with individual and families going through crisis situations and adversities in their lives. I have specific experience in child and adult trauma.
(209) 370-0024 View (209) 370-0024
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Claudia Zuniga
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Bakersfield Country Club, Bakersfield, CA 93306
Hello, my name is Claudia Zuniga and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I am based out of Long Beach, California. I have worked with adults, teens, and children. I have experience in working with clients suffering from anxiety, stress, depression, and trauma. My style and approach to therapy works well with adults or teens that are dealing with challenges in managing their emotions, stress, and controlling their responses. This may take the form of anxiety, anger, impulsivity, depression, stress or problems with relationships.
Hello, my name is Claudia Zuniga and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I am based out of Long Beach, California. I have worked with adults, teens, and children. I have experience in working with clients suffering from anxiety, stress, depression, and trauma. My style and approach to therapy works well with adults or teens that are dealing with challenges in managing their emotions, stress, and controlling their responses. This may take the form of anxiety, anger, impulsivity, depression, stress or problems with relationships.
(714) 909-1692 View (714) 909-1692
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Lisa Gavin-Cruse
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Bakersfield Country Club, Bakersfield, CA 93306
Accepting NEW adult Clients! It is hard to call and ask anyone for help. I am an experienced therapist that knows the courage it takes to make the call. I help people with distant marriages, personal growth, and difficult life transitions. I want you to find your Joy! I am gay friendly. Searching for more meaning in your life? I can help you discover meaning, and expand your life.
Accepting NEW adult Clients! It is hard to call and ask anyone for help. I am an experienced therapist that knows the courage it takes to make the call. I help people with distant marriages, personal growth, and difficult life transitions. I want you to find your Joy! I am gay friendly. Searching for more meaning in your life? I can help you discover meaning, and expand your life.
(661) 493-8739 View (661) 493-8739
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Melissa A. Delis
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Bakersfield Country Club, Bakersfield, CA 93306
With over 20 years of clinical experience in counseling & psychotherapy , I will assist you in a collaborative and goal-oriented treatment experience. My goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While we cannot change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life. By applying complementary therapy approaches and techniques, we will unearth long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life.
With over 20 years of clinical experience in counseling & psychotherapy , I will assist you in a collaborative and goal-oriented treatment experience. My goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While we cannot change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life. By applying complementary therapy approaches and techniques, we will unearth long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life.
(661) 622-4821 View (661) 622-4821
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Sarah Detrick
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Bakersfield Country Club, Bakersfield, CA 93306  (Online Only)
Struggles are a part of life but at times they can seem overwhelming or even insurmountable. I believe as a therapist it is my job to help you see past what is holding you down and work with you to find the solutions that will move your life in a more positive direction. I enjoy working with people of all ages on a range of issues including depression, anxiety and relational problems.
Struggles are a part of life but at times they can seem overwhelming or even insurmountable. I believe as a therapist it is my job to help you see past what is holding you down and work with you to find the solutions that will move your life in a more positive direction. I enjoy working with people of all ages on a range of issues including depression, anxiety and relational problems.
(469) 378-9401 View (469) 378-9401
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Veronica Correa Perin
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Bakersfield Country Club, Bakersfield, CA 93306  (Online Only)
Do you often find yourself wondering if you are making "the right" decisions in your life? Is it very important to you to be liked and accepted by others? Did you come from a family who had high expectations of you? If so, you may have always been "the best" at everything you do. You probably gain a great deal of pride from your accomplishments but find satisfaction is fleeting because you soon begin thinking about what you need to achieve next. You may put off making big life decisions because you fear failure or the uncertainty of the future.
Do you often find yourself wondering if you are making "the right" decisions in your life? Is it very important to you to be liked and accepted by others? Did you come from a family who had high expectations of you? If so, you may have always been "the best" at everything you do. You probably gain a great deal of pride from your accomplishments but find satisfaction is fleeting because you soon begin thinking about what you need to achieve next. You may put off making big life decisions because you fear failure or the uncertainty of the future.
(510) 306-2516 View (510) 306-2516
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Joseph Mealy
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, AMFT, APCC, CADC-CS
Verified
Bakersfield Country Club, Bakersfield, CA 93306  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Life is about relationships. When we experience highs and lows in life, they typically are within the context of relationships. The quality of our relationships is integral to our view, experience, and interpretation of life events. My hope is to establish a trusting, meaningful, and collaborative relationship with you to help enhance your self-perception, self-confidence, and overall mental wellbeing, while experiencing sustainable joy and satisfaction in your personal life and with the people you love the most.
Life is about relationships. When we experience highs and lows in life, they typically are within the context of relationships. The quality of our relationships is integral to our view, experience, and interpretation of life events. My hope is to establish a trusting, meaningful, and collaborative relationship with you to help enhance your self-perception, self-confidence, and overall mental wellbeing, while experiencing sustainable joy and satisfaction in your personal life and with the people you love the most.
(619) 357-4381 View (619) 357-4381

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Number of Therapists in Bakersfield Country Club, Bakersfield, CA

30+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Bakersfield Country Club, Bakersfield, CA who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
88% Depression
76% Coping Skills
73% Grief
73% Self Esteem
70% Stress
61% Relationship Issues

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

93% Aetna
90% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
90% Optum

How Therapists in Bakersfield Country Club, Bakersfield, CA see their clients

91% In Person and Online
9% Online Only

Gender breakdown

88% Female
12% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Bakersfield Country Club, Bakersfield?

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.