Therapists in Park Stockdale, Bakersfield, CA

Photo of Charree Kashwer, Marriage & Family Therapist in Park Stockdale, Bakersfield, CA
Charree Kashwer
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Park Stockdale, Bakersfield, CA 93309
It takes courage to seek help during challenging times and the task of choosing the "right" therapist can be overwhelming! I have 30+ years of experience in the mental health field. Clients appreciate my humor and direct approach. From the initial phone call, my goal is to create a strong, healthy therapist/client relationship, which is a necessary foundation for change. I work with clients of ALL ages and backgrounds. I specialize in divorced families, couples, parenting issues, relationship concerns, mood disorders, addictions, adjustment issues, and life coaching. I can help...and if I can’t, I will find you someone who can!
It takes courage to seek help during challenging times and the task of choosing the "right" therapist can be overwhelming! I have 30+ years of experience in the mental health field. Clients appreciate my humor and direct approach. From the initial phone call, my goal is to create a strong, healthy therapist/client relationship, which is a necessary foundation for change. I work with clients of ALL ages and backgrounds. I specialize in divorced families, couples, parenting issues, relationship concerns, mood disorders, addictions, adjustment issues, and life coaching. I can help...and if I can’t, I will find you someone who can!
(661) 426-8354 View (661) 426-8354
Photo of Michael H Bean, Marriage & Family Therapist in Park Stockdale, Bakersfield, CA
Michael H Bean
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFTT
Verified
Park Stockdale, Bakersfield, CA 93309
Is the arguing getting unbearable? Or just the silence? Distrust? Disconnection? Let's quickly focus on the most serious issues you face. Get ready for a compassionate, yet very "problem-solving" approach as you and I work together to untangle the knots that keep you stuck. If you are prepared for your life to get better, give me a call.
Is the arguing getting unbearable? Or just the silence? Distrust? Disconnection? Let's quickly focus on the most serious issues you face. Get ready for a compassionate, yet very "problem-solving" approach as you and I work together to untangle the knots that keep you stuck. If you are prepared for your life to get better, give me a call.
(661) 228-8127 View (661) 228-8127
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Fernando Macias Mariscal
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Park Stockdale, Bakersfield, CA 93309  (Online Only)
Greetings, my name is Fernando Macias, LMFT. I welcome you to take the opportunity to heal and find helpful solutions to your day to day issues, and to the most complex of situations. Life is not easy, however it can be a very exciting ride.
Greetings, my name is Fernando Macias, LMFT. I welcome you to take the opportunity to heal and find helpful solutions to your day to day issues, and to the most complex of situations. Life is not easy, however it can be a very exciting ride.
(661) 449-2567 View (661) 449-2567
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Rachelle Salerno
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Park Stockdale, Bakersfield, CA 93309  (Online Only)
My ideal client seeks self-exploration & understanding, facing issues like anxiety, depression, or relationship difficulties. They need a supportive space for personal growth, aiming to gain insight, develop coping strategies, improve communication, & foster healthy relationships. They aspire to enhance mental well-being, achieve a better life quality, & unlock their full potential.
My ideal client seeks self-exploration & understanding, facing issues like anxiety, depression, or relationship difficulties. They need a supportive space for personal growth, aiming to gain insight, develop coping strategies, improve communication, & foster healthy relationships. They aspire to enhance mental well-being, achieve a better life quality, & unlock their full potential.
(661) 368-0899 View (661) 368-0899
Mervin Kril
MD
Verified
Park Stockdale, Bakersfield, CA 93309
Dr. Mervin Kril works with individuals of all ages but focuses on children, adolescents, and young adults. Dr. Kril uses his experience as a parent, physician, and psychologist to help his patients and their families understand their diagnoses.
Dr. Mervin Kril works with individuals of all ages but focuses on children, adolescents, and young adults. Dr. Kril uses his experience as a parent, physician, and psychologist to help his patients and their families understand their diagnoses.
(855) 743-2006 View (855) 743-2006
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Kristi Price
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Park Stockdale, Bakersfield, CA 93309
Trying to keep up with everything that life demands can leave you feeling like you are drowning and can’t catch your breath. Relationships with friends, family and partners can start to feel disconnected. You want to feel better, you’ve tried to feel better, but nothing seems to work. Don't let another day go by where you are just a bystander in your own life. Together, let's work through your anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, relationship issues or anything else holding you back from living your best life!
Trying to keep up with everything that life demands can leave you feeling like you are drowning and can’t catch your breath. Relationships with friends, family and partners can start to feel disconnected. You want to feel better, you’ve tried to feel better, but nothing seems to work. Don't let another day go by where you are just a bystander in your own life. Together, let's work through your anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, relationship issues or anything else holding you back from living your best life!
(661) 218-2537 View (661) 218-2537
Photo of Amyanne Freeburg, Psychologist in Park Stockdale, Bakersfield, CA
Amyanne Freeburg
Psychologist, PsyD, MSCP, ABPP
Verified
Park Stockdale, Bakersfield, CA 93309
Not accepting new clients
Every person and family is unique, with a different set of life circumstances. There is no one-size-fits-all therapy and the process of resolving problems has to be individualized to the needs of the person or family. Life stressors can be frustrating, as can be the processing of each person's own life challenges. Whatever the need might be we will work with you, your child, and/or your family. You are not alone....We are here to help.
Every person and family is unique, with a different set of life circumstances. There is no one-size-fits-all therapy and the process of resolving problems has to be individualized to the needs of the person or family. Life stressors can be frustrating, as can be the processing of each person's own life challenges. Whatever the need might be we will work with you, your child, and/or your family. You are not alone....We are here to help.
(661) 384-7201 View (661) 384-7201
Photo of Rose M. Lester, Marriage & Family Therapist in Park Stockdale, Bakersfield, CA
Rose M. Lester
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
Park Stockdale, Bakersfield, CA 93309
Waitlist for new clients
"It's never to late to have a happy childhood" This quote embodies the core belief and hope that I bring into my practice. Most people bring wounds from childhood into their adulthood. These wounds show up in their lives as depression, anxiety, low-self-esteem and unhealthy relationships. In therapy, you can become aware of those wound and how they limit your life today, grieve your losses and learn healthier ways to get those childhood needs met. As this healing occurs, we can explore ways to live life more fully and joyfully and to thrive rather than just survive.
"It's never to late to have a happy childhood" This quote embodies the core belief and hope that I bring into my practice. Most people bring wounds from childhood into their adulthood. These wounds show up in their lives as depression, anxiety, low-self-esteem and unhealthy relationships. In therapy, you can become aware of those wound and how they limit your life today, grieve your losses and learn healthier ways to get those childhood needs met. As this healing occurs, we can explore ways to live life more fully and joyfully and to thrive rather than just survive.
(661) 903-8559 View (661) 903-8559
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Dr. Jeffrey W Cheney
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified
Park Stockdale, Bakersfield, CA 93309
You're hurt and angry and thinking, 'Why do we argue about the same things over and over again I am so tired of fighting! What happened to the way we used to be?' I know you're frustrated. Couples tell me how lonely they feel. You and your partner can be happy again, you can learn to turn towards eachother, reconnect emotionally, and create a more caring and fulfilling relationship. For more than 20 years I've worked with couples and families helping them find a better way to live and love and work together.
You're hurt and angry and thinking, 'Why do we argue about the same things over and over again I am so tired of fighting! What happened to the way we used to be?' I know you're frustrated. Couples tell me how lonely they feel. You and your partner can be happy again, you can learn to turn towards eachother, reconnect emotionally, and create a more caring and fulfilling relationship. For more than 20 years I've worked with couples and families helping them find a better way to live and love and work together.
(661) 731-3925 View (661) 731-3925
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Ming Pokey Mariscal
Psychologist, PsyD, MS, MFT
Verified
Park Stockdale, Bakersfield, CA 93309
I am a licensed Clinical Psychologist (PsyD. from Biola University) with previous training as a Marriage & Family Therapist (MFT from Fuller Theological Seminary). I have a passion for providing professional Psychological services as well as Christian counseling to those who are suffering. I completed a total of six years of graduate training at two of the six American Psychological Association (APA) approved Christian clinical psychology programs. Both of these institutions are committed to the development of practitioners adept in the integration of Psychology and Christian theology in clinical practice and research.
I am a licensed Clinical Psychologist (PsyD. from Biola University) with previous training as a Marriage & Family Therapist (MFT from Fuller Theological Seminary). I have a passion for providing professional Psychological services as well as Christian counseling to those who are suffering. I completed a total of six years of graduate training at two of the six American Psychological Association (APA) approved Christian clinical psychology programs. Both of these institutions are committed to the development of practitioners adept in the integration of Psychology and Christian theology in clinical practice and research.
(661) 451-5969 View (661) 451-5969
Photo of Leann R Kraetsch, Marriage & Family Therapist in Park Stockdale, Bakersfield, CA
Leann R Kraetsch
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Park Stockdale, Bakersfield, CA 93309
Are you ready to create your best possible life? Are you wanting to overcome what is standing in the way of making meaningful changes? You are not alone! There are moments in life where you can feel stuck, afraid, and not know what to do next. It is in those times where we seek guidance, support, sense of direction and purpose. I can help you create your new life story!
Are you ready to create your best possible life? Are you wanting to overcome what is standing in the way of making meaningful changes? You are not alone! There are moments in life where you can feel stuck, afraid, and not know what to do next. It is in those times where we seek guidance, support, sense of direction and purpose. I can help you create your new life story!
(661) 679-5351 View (661) 679-5351
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Nick Steven Garcia
Psychologist, PhD, BCBA
Verified
Park Stockdale, Bakersfield, CA 93309
I work with children, adolescents and adults with behavioral and emotional difficulties, academic problems, and intellectual deficits. I provide therapy as well as assessments. I am the owner of California Spectrum Services. We provide psychological and behavioral services for individuals on the the autism spectrum as well as those that are not on the spectrum. Dr. Janet Clark works with me and provides counseling services to individuals 12 years and older. Dr. Clark addresses issues related to anxiety, depression, adjustment, mediation, and trauma, among others. Dr. Clark specializes in EMDR, Internal Family Systems and CBT.
I work with children, adolescents and adults with behavioral and emotional difficulties, academic problems, and intellectual deficits. I provide therapy as well as assessments. I am the owner of California Spectrum Services. We provide psychological and behavioral services for individuals on the the autism spectrum as well as those that are not on the spectrum. Dr. Janet Clark works with me and provides counseling services to individuals 12 years and older. Dr. Clark addresses issues related to anxiety, depression, adjustment, mediation, and trauma, among others. Dr. Clark specializes in EMDR, Internal Family Systems and CBT.
(661) 579-4748 View (661) 579-4748
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John R Navejas
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, AMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Park Stockdale, Bakersfield, CA 93309
John Navejas is registered as an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist providing services in both substance abuse and mental health treatment modalities. John’s career experience began while volunteering with the Homeless Collaborative. John has worked with many populations including adolescents and adults experiencing anxiety, depression, substance abuse, anger, relationship issues, and identifying/controlling emotions and thoughts. He has led groups such as Anger Replacement Training, Strengthening Families, CBT interventions for substance abuse and created the first trauma informed yoga group at a juvenile detention facility.
John Navejas is registered as an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist providing services in both substance abuse and mental health treatment modalities. John’s career experience began while volunteering with the Homeless Collaborative. John has worked with many populations including adolescents and adults experiencing anxiety, depression, substance abuse, anger, relationship issues, and identifying/controlling emotions and thoughts. He has led groups such as Anger Replacement Training, Strengthening Families, CBT interventions for substance abuse and created the first trauma informed yoga group at a juvenile detention facility.
(661) 233-9744 View (661) 233-9744
Photo of Vicki Underwood, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Park Stockdale, Bakersfield, CA
Vicki Underwood
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CCM
Verified
1 Endorsed
Park Stockdale, Bakersfield, CA 93309
We all struggle at times and our struggles are our own, do not compare what may feel catastrophic to you to what others are dealing with. I have been practicing for 12 years and revolve my practice around person-centered therapy; non-judgment, genuineness & positive regard. I will accept you for who you are and we will start where you are. My goal is to help you reach your goals. I find that humor, compassion, and authenticity allow my clients to feel comfortable and progress at the same time. Since 2010, I have provided intensive therapy at institutional, residential, and outpatient levels of care for adults and adolescents.
We all struggle at times and our struggles are our own, do not compare what may feel catastrophic to you to what others are dealing with. I have been practicing for 12 years and revolve my practice around person-centered therapy; non-judgment, genuineness & positive regard. I will accept you for who you are and we will start where you are. My goal is to help you reach your goals. I find that humor, compassion, and authenticity allow my clients to feel comfortable and progress at the same time. Since 2010, I have provided intensive therapy at institutional, residential, and outpatient levels of care for adults and adolescents.
(661) 215-6319 View (661) 215-6319
Photo of CeCe Rubalcava, Pastoral Counselor in Park Stockdale, Bakersfield, CA
CeCe Rubalcava
Pastoral Counselor, ThD
1 Endorsed
Park Stockdale, Bakersfield, CA 93309
If you are experiencing depression, anxiety, have problems in relationships, or just feel stuck, contact me. I take an integrated approach with my clients; I believe we are trichotomous beings -- mind, body, and spirit, so I work to integrate all three in my treatment plans. As a Christian counselor, I use the Bible as the basis for my therapy so you will get sound, Scripturally-rooted counseling together with scientifically proven psychological approaches that are in-line with what the Bible says.
If you are experiencing depression, anxiety, have problems in relationships, or just feel stuck, contact me. I take an integrated approach with my clients; I believe we are trichotomous beings -- mind, body, and spirit, so I work to integrate all three in my treatment plans. As a Christian counselor, I use the Bible as the basis for my therapy so you will get sound, Scripturally-rooted counseling together with scientifically proven psychological approaches that are in-line with what the Bible says.
(661) 443-5367 View (661) 443-5367
Photo of Roe Sanchez, LMFT, RPT, Marriage & Family Therapist in Park Stockdale, Bakersfield, CA
Roe Sanchez, LMFT, RPT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, RPT
Verified
Park Stockdale, Bakersfield, CA 93309
Waitlist for new clients
Do you constantly worry about different things? are you tired of overthinking? Do you want to process a painful life event that has left you hurt or afraid? To others, it may seem like you are perfectly fine but deep inside you feel discouraged and insecure. You've had enough of the same patterns and are ready to make some changes in your daily life. Does your child have frequent emotional outbursts? Does your child/ teen have social anxiety? If any of these reflect your struggle, I may be a good fit. I see adults, teens, and children who deal w/ anxiety, trauma, low self esteem, grief, ADHD and emotional dysregulation.
Do you constantly worry about different things? are you tired of overthinking? Do you want to process a painful life event that has left you hurt or afraid? To others, it may seem like you are perfectly fine but deep inside you feel discouraged and insecure. You've had enough of the same patterns and are ready to make some changes in your daily life. Does your child have frequent emotional outbursts? Does your child/ teen have social anxiety? If any of these reflect your struggle, I may be a good fit. I see adults, teens, and children who deal w/ anxiety, trauma, low self esteem, grief, ADHD and emotional dysregulation.
(661) 593-4055 View (661) 593-4055
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Lowell Lueck
Marriage & Family Therapist, ThD, LMFT, BCPCC, PPSC
Verified
Park Stockdale, Bakersfield, CA 93309
I have been counseling for 36+ years. I am a published author of the book Maturation Through Marriage and The Enticement of Divorce and am available for seminars in churches and group organizations. I have 34 years teaching experience with at risk high school students. Extensive internship training with alcohol and substance dependent patients equips me to work with clientele with these issues. I am an ordained minister with 3 years of full time Christian service which equips me for pastoral counseling. Having personally experienced the pain of divorce, I can empathize with spouses who are experiencing marital discord.
I have been counseling for 36+ years. I am a published author of the book Maturation Through Marriage and The Enticement of Divorce and am available for seminars in churches and group organizations. I have 34 years teaching experience with at risk high school students. Extensive internship training with alcohol and substance dependent patients equips me to work with clientele with these issues. I am an ordained minister with 3 years of full time Christian service which equips me for pastoral counseling. Having personally experienced the pain of divorce, I can empathize with spouses who are experiencing marital discord.
(661) 903-8972 View (661) 903-8972
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Veronica Cardona
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Park Stockdale, Bakersfield, CA 93309  (Online Only)
The journey through infertility and motherhood can be stressful and lonely. It often requires patience, perseverance, but above all HOPE. I want to empower and support you during this journey. Are you suspecting a problem because you have been trying to get pregnant without success? Have you been diagnosed with "infertility"? Are you considering IVF? Are you struggling with sustaining a pregnancy? Does your heart feel heavy with grief and sorrow over your loss and are ready for relief? Did you recently have a baby and are struggling with postpartum anxiety, depression or simply feeling overwhelmed? Reach out today. I can help you.
The journey through infertility and motherhood can be stressful and lonely. It often requires patience, perseverance, but above all HOPE. I want to empower and support you during this journey. Are you suspecting a problem because you have been trying to get pregnant without success? Have you been diagnosed with "infertility"? Are you considering IVF? Are you struggling with sustaining a pregnancy? Does your heart feel heavy with grief and sorrow over your loss and are ready for relief? Did you recently have a baby and are struggling with postpartum anxiety, depression or simply feeling overwhelmed? Reach out today. I can help you.
(661) 689-7682 View (661) 689-7682
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Holly A Graham
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Park Stockdale, Bakersfield, CA 93309
I work collaboratively with families, teens, children, couples and individuals to help build a healthier quality of life. With mutual goals identified and an array of evidence-based treatment practices to pull from, we can work together to create a deeper level of connection within your most valued relationships, enhance insight into your current challenging situations, increase understanding of oneself and aide in general emotional management. I hold a deep passion for my profession and the people I get to share this journey. I often find myself repeatedly in awe of the courage and strength displayed within the healing process.
I work collaboratively with families, teens, children, couples and individuals to help build a healthier quality of life. With mutual goals identified and an array of evidence-based treatment practices to pull from, we can work together to create a deeper level of connection within your most valued relationships, enhance insight into your current challenging situations, increase understanding of oneself and aide in general emotional management. I hold a deep passion for my profession and the people I get to share this journey. I often find myself repeatedly in awe of the courage and strength displayed within the healing process.
(661) 727-7628 View (661) 727-7628
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Shannon Ashburn
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Park Stockdale, Bakersfield, CA 93309
Waitlist for new clients
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and I have been working in a 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. I believe in helping others realize how trauma and challenges have affected their life and how to look beyond the problem to the possibilities of a peaceful now. I enjoy working with others on their journey to becoming the best version of them self. I work with children, adolescents, teens, adults, couples, and families from diverse backgrounds.
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and I have been working in a 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. I believe in helping others realize how trauma and challenges have affected their life and how to look beyond the problem to the possibilities of a peaceful now. I enjoy working with others on their journey to becoming the best version of them self. I work with children, adolescents, teens, adults, couples, and families from diverse backgrounds.
(661) 768-1495 View (661) 768-1495

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Number of Therapists in Park Stockdale, Bakersfield, CA

50+

Average cost per session

$140

Therapists in Park Stockdale, Bakersfield, CA who prioritize treating:

89% Depression
87% Anxiety
76% Family Conflict
74% Coping Skills
72% Grief
72% Self Esteem
70% Relationship Issues

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

68% Aetna
59% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
56% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Park Stockdale, Bakersfield, CA see their clients

82% In Person and Online
18% Online Only

Gender breakdown

77% Female
23% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Park Stockdale, 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.