Therapists in Capistrano Beach, CA

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Deanna Boyadjyan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, 92356
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Capistrano Beach, CA 92624
Deanna Boyadjyan is a board certified licensed clinical social worker. She graduated from University of Southern California with her master of social work and concentration in military and family issues. Her undergraduate is from Cal State University Northridge with a bachelor in public health education. Understanding the human body and mind connection has been a huge passion that began Deanna's journey to her profession in therapy. The ideal client is anyone who wants CHANGE, and is excited to learn more about themselves and willing to make efforts to better themselves. The client is hopefully ready for the work within themselves.
Deanna Boyadjyan is a board certified licensed clinical social worker. She graduated from University of Southern California with her master of social work and concentration in military and family issues. Her undergraduate is from Cal State University Northridge with a bachelor in public health education. Understanding the human body and mind connection has been a huge passion that began Deanna's journey to her profession in therapy. The ideal client is anyone who wants CHANGE, and is excited to learn more about themselves and willing to make efforts to better themselves. The client is hopefully ready for the work within themselves.
(844) 942-2961 View (844) 942-2961
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Louise Yeilding
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Capistrano Beach, CA 92624  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I work with adults in individual and or couple counseling. I help clients resolve short term transitional issues as well as longer term difficulties. People who have struggled with an unresolved personal or relationship issue often experience depression and anxiety as a result of it. I address both the issue and the emotional response to the issue. I also provide extensive psychotherapy for clients suffering from longer term problems.
I work with adults in individual and or couple counseling. I help clients resolve short term transitional issues as well as longer term difficulties. People who have struggled with an unresolved personal or relationship issue often experience depression and anxiety as a result of it. I address both the issue and the emotional response to the issue. I also provide extensive psychotherapy for clients suffering from longer term problems.
(949) 344-2361 View (949) 344-2361
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Dr. Kramer
Psychologist, PsyD, MBA
Verified Verified
Capistrano Beach, CA 92624  (Online Only)
...Not just another therapist, but a Clinical Psychologist that is also a Certified Addiction Specialist. 'Substance abuse treatment..." the subject of my doctoral dissertation, is the mantra of my personal journey and commitment to help others find the path to a better life. I integrate state of the art brain science with psychotherapy, refining and building upon that which I have personally mastered. I am committed to compassionate client care, and to meet you exactly where you are... whenever you are ready, because, the truth of the matter is, that most people cannot recover on their own.
...Not just another therapist, but a Clinical Psychologist that is also a Certified Addiction Specialist. 'Substance abuse treatment..." the subject of my doctoral dissertation, is the mantra of my personal journey and commitment to help others find the path to a better life. I integrate state of the art brain science with psychotherapy, refining and building upon that which I have personally mastered. I am committed to compassionate client care, and to meet you exactly where you are... whenever you are ready, because, the truth of the matter is, that most people cannot recover on their own.
(949) 899-5790 View (949) 899-5790
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Lisa Dunlop
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Capistrano Beach, CA 92624
It is my life calling to facilitate healing and transformation for people who are ready for meaningful change and authentic self-expression. I have over 7 years of experience working as a Marriage and Family Therapist, and before that, I worked in hospice and meditation centers. I bring with me a long love of meditation and wisdom teachings. I have worked with a variety of issues including, but not limited to, anxiety, depression, relationship problems, identity, sexuality, gender, addiction, OCD, PTSD, and grief and loss. In working together, you will discover my style as a therapist is warm, compassionate, and non-judgmental.
It is my life calling to facilitate healing and transformation for people who are ready for meaningful change and authentic self-expression. I have over 7 years of experience working as a Marriage and Family Therapist, and before that, I worked in hospice and meditation centers. I bring with me a long love of meditation and wisdom teachings. I have worked with a variety of issues including, but not limited to, anxiety, depression, relationship problems, identity, sexuality, gender, addiction, OCD, PTSD, and grief and loss. In working together, you will discover my style as a therapist is warm, compassionate, and non-judgmental.
(424) 401-7758 View (424) 401-7758
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Crystal Valerio-Sandoval
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Capistrano Beach, CA 92624
Hello! In this therapeutic journey that you have decided to embark on, I believe in putting you first. What is that you desire to change? What is troubling you at the moment? What is that you need? Is it guidance, a listening ear, to overcome past trauma, anxiety or depression? Are you going through life changes? I have been in practice for 10 years. My experience includes working with adolescents, children, families, couples, elderly and adults. I practice various treatment modalities including cognitive behavioral therapy. I have treated ADHD, depression, anxiety, adjustment disorders, grief, divorce, and trauma.
Hello! In this therapeutic journey that you have decided to embark on, I believe in putting you first. What is that you desire to change? What is troubling you at the moment? What is that you need? Is it guidance, a listening ear, to overcome past trauma, anxiety or depression? Are you going through life changes? I have been in practice for 10 years. My experience includes working with adolescents, children, families, couples, elderly and adults. I practice various treatment modalities including cognitive behavioral therapy. I have treated ADHD, depression, anxiety, adjustment disorders, grief, divorce, and trauma.
(424) 408-4304 View (424) 408-4304
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Lauren Ryder
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Capistrano Beach, CA 92624
Waitlist for new clients
Is your child struggling with low self-esteem, feeling overwhelmed, anxious, or are you experiencing parent-child conflict? Do you want to better understand your child's behavior and learn effective, evidence-based parenting strategies? If you find yourself getting frequently frustrated with your child's behavior, or notice yourself getting triggered while parenting, you have come to the right place! We can create harmony in your life. I provide therapy for children, families, teens, and parent coaching to create lasting change your family deserves.
Is your child struggling with low self-esteem, feeling overwhelmed, anxious, or are you experiencing parent-child conflict? Do you want to better understand your child's behavior and learn effective, evidence-based parenting strategies? If you find yourself getting frequently frustrated with your child's behavior, or notice yourself getting triggered while parenting, you have come to the right place! We can create harmony in your life. I provide therapy for children, families, teens, and parent coaching to create lasting change your family deserves.
(949) 570-9504 View (949) 570-9504
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Tracy-Rose Cynthia Lisauskas
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, PhDabd
Verified Verified
Capistrano Beach, CA 92624  (Online Only)
I am looking for clients who want to heal deep wounds due to childhood trauma, loss, or grief. We all have an inner knowing that guides us toward empowerment, enlightenment, and a better relationship with Self. I want to assist you back to that voice. I also enjoy working with those who are in recovery or are sober curious, and in need of additional healing or guidance during or after working the 12 steps. If you relate to ever feeling like a "misfit, daydreamer, troublemaker, or a rebel," I can provide a safe and judgment-free therapeutic container for you to share and process your life or patterns that are keeping you stuck.
I am looking for clients who want to heal deep wounds due to childhood trauma, loss, or grief. We all have an inner knowing that guides us toward empowerment, enlightenment, and a better relationship with Self. I want to assist you back to that voice. I also enjoy working with those who are in recovery or are sober curious, and in need of additional healing or guidance during or after working the 12 steps. If you relate to ever feeling like a "misfit, daydreamer, troublemaker, or a rebel," I can provide a safe and judgment-free therapeutic container for you to share and process your life or patterns that are keeping you stuck.
(949) 738-5356 View (949) 738-5356
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Lorraine Swineford
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
Capistrano Beach, CA 92624
Hi, yes, there are a lot of therapists to choose from. but for the moment, you and I have landed in the same space! If your looking for what makes me different, I've been around a few years and have been through a lot. I get it. I am also trained as a trauma therapist and have a specialized training in couples therapy. I work with families, individuals, couples and children. My only goal is help you feel better, I do that through holding space for you during the hard stuff, I will help you get through it. I am warm and kind, but I will tell it like it is when you need to hear it.
Hi, yes, there are a lot of therapists to choose from. but for the moment, you and I have landed in the same space! If your looking for what makes me different, I've been around a few years and have been through a lot. I get it. I am also trained as a trauma therapist and have a specialized training in couples therapy. I work with families, individuals, couples and children. My only goal is help you feel better, I do that through holding space for you during the hard stuff, I will help you get through it. I am warm and kind, but I will tell it like it is when you need to hear it.
(760) 313-6234 View (760) 313-6234
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Debbie Mancillas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Capistrano Beach, CA 92624  (Online Only)
(949) 993-1372 View (949) 993-1372

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Julie Maul
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Dana Point, CA 92629
Are you questioning whether you should continue in your current relationship? Is your daily life plagued with arguing? Do you need help with communication? Are there trust issues or an infidelity? In a satisfying relationship and planning on getting married? Do you need help ending a relationship? Is your relationship affecting other family members? Have you been feeling depressed or anxious? Are you having difficulty with disturbing memories of a traumatic event? Are you experiencing chronic pain or have you been diagnosed with fibromyalgia, RSD or migraines? Are you faced with a dilemma and need a sounding board? I can help.
Are you questioning whether you should continue in your current relationship? Is your daily life plagued with arguing? Do you need help with communication? Are there trust issues or an infidelity? In a satisfying relationship and planning on getting married? Do you need help ending a relationship? Is your relationship affecting other family members? Have you been feeling depressed or anxious? Are you having difficulty with disturbing memories of a traumatic event? Are you experiencing chronic pain or have you been diagnosed with fibromyalgia, RSD or migraines? Are you faced with a dilemma and need a sounding board? I can help.
(949) 541-5992 View (949) 541-5992
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Perla Barragan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Clemente, CA 92673
My name is Perla Barragan, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). I work with adults, and I specialize in anxiety, stress, and depression using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Strengths-Based Therapy to help my clients make progress, grow, and start feeling better. My approach to therapy varies based on the needs of each client I work with. I most frequently use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Strengths Based Strengths-Based Therapy, as both modalities help me, and the client build a shared understanding of their reality where they are in life.
My name is Perla Barragan, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). I work with adults, and I specialize in anxiety, stress, and depression using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Strengths-Based Therapy to help my clients make progress, grow, and start feeling better. My approach to therapy varies based on the needs of each client I work with. I most frequently use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Strengths Based Strengths-Based Therapy, as both modalities help me, and the client build a shared understanding of their reality where they are in life.
(858) 544-2791 View (858) 544-2791
Diana Miltenburg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
Ms. Diana Miltenburg is a compassionate and hard-working psychotherapist. She is at present working with LifeStance Health - California, located in Mission Viejo, CA. She treats a number of mental health conditions and welcomes patients of all ages. For her educational training, Ms. Miltenburg attended California State University, Long Beach, where she earned her bachelor's degree. She then obtained her master's degree in social work at the University of Southern California. Ms. Miltenburg is well-equipped to treat conditions like depression, anxiety, and obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Ms. Diana Miltenburg is a compassionate and hard-working psychotherapist. She is at present working with LifeStance Health - California, located in Mission Viejo, CA. She treats a number of mental health conditions and welcomes patients of all ages. For her educational training, Ms. Miltenburg attended California State University, Long Beach, where she earned her bachelor's degree. She then obtained her master's degree in social work at the University of Southern California. Ms. Miltenburg is well-equipped to treat conditions like depression, anxiety, and obsessive-compulsive disorder.
(949) 449-2499 View (949) 449-2499
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Isabella Y. Nyquist
Associate Clinical Social Worker, ACSW, MSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Clemente, CA 92673
Isabella specializes in treating individuals, couples, and families who are struggling with disordered eating, trauma, anxiety and mood disorders. Isabella earned her BA in Psychology from CSU Long Beach and her Masters in Social Work from CSU Fullerton, and is bilingual in English and Spanish. Isabella has experience in providing intensive outpatient therapy to children, teens and adults. Her style is client-centered, affirming, approachable, and strategy-focused.
Isabella specializes in treating individuals, couples, and families who are struggling with disordered eating, trauma, anxiety and mood disorders. Isabella earned her BA in Psychology from CSU Long Beach and her Masters in Social Work from CSU Fullerton, and is bilingual in English and Spanish. Isabella has experience in providing intensive outpatient therapy to children, teens and adults. Her style is client-centered, affirming, approachable, and strategy-focused.
(949) 523-3237 View (949) 523-3237
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Michelle Kane
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, Coach
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675  (Online Only)
As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I am extensively trained to work with individuals of every age and stage of development, along with additional specialized training for couples and families. I apply a systemic perspective and strength-based and resilience approach with clients, while blending evidence-based theory into practice. I work with life stage transitions, marital satisfaction and intimacy issues, high conflict, anxiety, depression, divorced or remarried or blended families, anger management, emotion regulation, distress tolerance, multi-cultural communication, stress management, family of origin issues, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), trauma, spiritual development, and work/life balance.
As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I am extensively trained to work with individuals of every age and stage of development, along with additional specialized training for couples and families. I apply a systemic perspective and strength-based and resilience approach with clients, while blending evidence-based theory into practice. I work with life stage transitions, marital satisfaction and intimacy issues, high conflict, anxiety, depression, divorced or remarried or blended families, anger management, emotion regulation, distress tolerance, multi-cultural communication, stress management, family of origin issues, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), trauma, spiritual development, and work/life balance.
(619) 438-0527 View (619) 438-0527
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Jennifer Griffith
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW, ACSW
Verified Verified
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
If you are tired of feeling misunderstood, out of place or uncertain where you belong, then WELCOME. I provide exceptional care to exceptional people. I serve the neurodivergent community specifically individuals & parents of children with Autism (ASD), Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD), Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Social Anxiety, Oppositional Defiance Disorder (ODD), & Learning Disabilities. I use a variety of tools to help people process their thoughts, feelings, & experiences: aromatherapy, gaming (board & video), creative arts, roleplay, music, movement & meditating. Let's go beyond talk therapy!
If you are tired of feeling misunderstood, out of place or uncertain where you belong, then WELCOME. I provide exceptional care to exceptional people. I serve the neurodivergent community specifically individuals & parents of children with Autism (ASD), Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD), Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Social Anxiety, Oppositional Defiance Disorder (ODD), & Learning Disabilities. I use a variety of tools to help people process their thoughts, feelings, & experiences: aromatherapy, gaming (board & video), creative arts, roleplay, music, movement & meditating. Let's go beyond talk therapy!
(949) 989-5340 View (949) 989-5340
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Kristin S. Merrill
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
San Clemente, CA 92673
Are you struggling to get through the day? Are you afraid that you will never feel good again? If you're going through a personal crisis, keeping painful secrets, or feeling sad and scared, I can help you face your fears and change the way you view the world. I will teach you practical skills to navigate your current crisis and overcome any future challenges. I work with patients experiencing medical crises; post-traumatic stress; grief and loss; marital/relationship problems; parent-child issues and job/career changes. Share your story with me, and we can work together to rebuild your life and restore your hope.
Are you struggling to get through the day? Are you afraid that you will never feel good again? If you're going through a personal crisis, keeping painful secrets, or feeling sad and scared, I can help you face your fears and change the way you view the world. I will teach you practical skills to navigate your current crisis and overcome any future challenges. I work with patients experiencing medical crises; post-traumatic stress; grief and loss; marital/relationship problems; parent-child issues and job/career changes. Share your story with me, and we can work together to rebuild your life and restore your hope.
(949) 518-0651 View (949) 518-0651
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Jennifer Lafferty O'Connor
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
San Clemente, CA 92673
Hello, I specialize in the treatment of eating and anxiety disorders. I have been featured on CNN's Newsroom, the Anderson Cooper Show and A&E's "Obsessed" due to my expertise in the treatment of OCD and related anxiety disorders. My highly specialized training has equipped me to treat individuals who struggle with various types of anxiety, worry, fear, obsessions, or compulsive behavioral patterns. I have extensive training and experience in treating eating disorders and issues related to body image distress. I treat all ages, but have specialized training in pediatric and adolescent development.
Hello, I specialize in the treatment of eating and anxiety disorders. I have been featured on CNN's Newsroom, the Anderson Cooper Show and A&E's "Obsessed" due to my expertise in the treatment of OCD and related anxiety disorders. My highly specialized training has equipped me to treat individuals who struggle with various types of anxiety, worry, fear, obsessions, or compulsive behavioral patterns. I have extensive training and experience in treating eating disorders and issues related to body image distress. I treat all ages, but have specialized training in pediatric and adolescent development.
(949) 427-2521 View (949) 427-2521
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Dr. Shannon K Gallina
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dana Point, CA 92624  (Online Only)
I treat adults experiencing a variety of symptoms and disorders. As a clinical psychologist, I am trained to treat a variety of issues. Some common issues that I treat are: relationship issues, anxiety, OCD, life transitions, depression, work stress, family conflict, co-dependency, self-esteem, and social anxiety/phobia.
I treat adults experiencing a variety of symptoms and disorders. As a clinical psychologist, I am trained to treat a variety of issues. Some common issues that I treat are: relationship issues, anxiety, OCD, life transitions, depression, work stress, family conflict, co-dependency, self-esteem, and social anxiety/phobia.
(949) 281-7019 View (949) 281-7019
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Kristina Smith Mother Warrior
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
Accepting New Clients. Like many moms, you wear numerous hats in your life, and trying to manage them all successfully can be emotionally exhausting. Too often, you tell yourself that you are failing; failing at being a mom, failing at being a partner, failing at being a friend, failing at being an employee or student, etc etc...leaving you feeling helpless, hopeless, anxious, and depressed. One voice tells you that you CAN do this while the louder voice tells you that you CAN'T, so you isolate in the silence of shame and put on a brave face hoping to make it through the day. You want to feel better, but you're unsure how.
Accepting New Clients. Like many moms, you wear numerous hats in your life, and trying to manage them all successfully can be emotionally exhausting. Too often, you tell yourself that you are failing; failing at being a mom, failing at being a partner, failing at being a friend, failing at being an employee or student, etc etc...leaving you feeling helpless, hopeless, anxious, and depressed. One voice tells you that you CAN do this while the louder voice tells you that you CAN'T, so you isolate in the silence of shame and put on a brave face hoping to make it through the day. You want to feel better, but you're unsure how.
(949) 536-9424 View (949) 536-9424
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Debbie Powers
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Dana Point, CA 92629  (Online Only)
For those who don't believe in traditional counseling or have tried it all and are at the end of their rope. I offer faith for the faithless, hope for the hopeless. Are you feeling depressed, sleepless nights, irritability? Is it time for you turn your life over? I like to work with individuals that are motivated to work on their issues. I believe in short term therapy. If you have an issue, we will find a solution so you can move on with your life.
For those who don't believe in traditional counseling or have tried it all and are at the end of their rope. I offer faith for the faithless, hope for the hopeless. Are you feeling depressed, sleepless nights, irritability? Is it time for you turn your life over? I like to work with individuals that are motivated to work on their issues. I believe in short term therapy. If you have an issue, we will find a solution so you can move on with your life.
(949) 249-8888 View (949) 249-8888

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Number of Therapists in Capistrano Beach, CA

< 10

Therapists in Capistrano Beach, CA who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
100% Life Transitions
89% Grief
78% Relationship Issues
78% Self Esteem
67% Depression
67% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

6 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

67% Cigna and Evernorth
67% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
50% Aetna

How Therapists in Capistrano Beach, CA see their clients

56% In Person and Online
44% Online Only

Gender breakdown

100% Female

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Capistrano Beach?

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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.