Therapists in Carlsbad, CA

Photo of Lara (Jeanne) Jackson, Marriage & Family Therapist in Carlsbad, CA
Lara (Jeanne) Jackson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, RYT-200
Verified Verified
Carlsbad, CA 92008  (Online Only)
Looking to make meaningful changes in your life or make sense of difficult past experiences? Are you struggling with PTSD, trauma, anxiety, depression, narcissistic abuse recovery, low self esteem, and loneliness? I am here to help! I provide a warm, welcoming, safe space for you to feel validated and heard. I work to help my diverse clients acquire the tools and support needed to help reduce their anxiety and depression while increasing their self esteem, self worth, and relationship connectivity so they can live more satisfying lives. I use a trauma informed lens and strength based approach.
Looking to make meaningful changes in your life or make sense of difficult past experiences? Are you struggling with PTSD, trauma, anxiety, depression, narcissistic abuse recovery, low self esteem, and loneliness? I am here to help! I provide a warm, welcoming, safe space for you to feel validated and heard. I work to help my diverse clients acquire the tools and support needed to help reduce their anxiety and depression while increasing their self esteem, self worth, and relationship connectivity so they can live more satisfying lives. I use a trauma informed lens and strength based approach.
(619) 404-3323 View (619) 404-3323
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Christina Leahy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
15 Endorsed
Carlsbad, CA 92008
You are intuitive. You have a deep awareness of your emotions, but sometimes struggle to understand the intricacies of your nervous system. You fear burdening others with your struggles, but you long for a safe space to unpack the weight you carry. You might find yourself wrestling and exploring your identity molded by your family of origin, searching for the perfect balance between preserving your roots, establishing empowering boundaries, and embracing a new sense of self.
You are intuitive. You have a deep awareness of your emotions, but sometimes struggle to understand the intricacies of your nervous system. You fear burdening others with your struggles, but you long for a safe space to unpack the weight you carry. You might find yourself wrestling and exploring your identity molded by your family of origin, searching for the perfect balance between preserving your roots, establishing empowering boundaries, and embracing a new sense of self.
(323) 927-1228 View (323) 927-1228
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Jennifer Pla M.ed. Bcba Lba Ryt
MEd, BCBA, LBA, RYT
Verified Verified
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Hi! I’m Jen, a professional educational, behavioral and mindfulness specialist with over 22 years of experience working with thousands of children and families all over the world. I know how much you love your child and how isolating, overwhelming and stressful it can be to be a parent in today’s world. I’m here to remind you that you are capable of having the beautiful, connected, and loving family you have always dreamed of!
Hi! I’m Jen, a professional educational, behavioral and mindfulness specialist with over 22 years of experience working with thousands of children and families all over the world. I know how much you love your child and how isolating, overwhelming and stressful it can be to be a parent in today’s world. I’m here to remind you that you are capable of having the beautiful, connected, and loving family you have always dreamed of!
(619) 949-3769 View (619) 949-3769
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Angela Medrano
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, ACSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Carlsbad, CA 92008  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm Angela (she/her), an associate social worker at Diaspora Therapy Group. Wishing you a warm welcome on this path towards healing and self-discovery. As a queer filipina-mexican therapist, I'm here to create a safe and inclusive space for folks of all intersections, with a primary focus on those at the intersections of BIPOC and/or LGBTQ+. Embracing your natural strengths, we'll work together to rediscover and reconstruct your personal narratives, nurturing trust within your body, mind, and spirit.
Hi, I'm Angela (she/her), an associate social worker at Diaspora Therapy Group. Wishing you a warm welcome on this path towards healing and self-discovery. As a queer filipina-mexican therapist, I'm here to create a safe and inclusive space for folks of all intersections, with a primary focus on those at the intersections of BIPOC and/or LGBTQ+. Embracing your natural strengths, we'll work together to rediscover and reconstruct your personal narratives, nurturing trust within your body, mind, and spirit.
(619) 853-4410 View (619) 853-4410
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Counseling Corps
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified Verified
Carlsbad, CA 92009
I am a therpaist working with a diverse practice. I work with individuals, couples, teens and families. My style is informal, supportive and interactive. I am direct and straightforward with warmth and a sense of humor. I have faith in the healing power that lies within each of us. And it's a privlege to help bring that out.
I am a therpaist working with a diverse practice. I work with individuals, couples, teens and families. My style is informal, supportive and interactive. I am direct and straightforward with warmth and a sense of humor. I have faith in the healing power that lies within each of us. And it's a privlege to help bring that out.
(442) 239-2510 View (442) 239-2510
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Judy B Weiss
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Carlsbad, CA 92009  (Online Only)
I view psychotherapy as a human relationship. The most fundamental part of my work is to enable you to feel supported and understood, and to trust that together, we can understand the issues you raise. I will listen carefully, try to ask the right questions, and offer my input when appropriate. I’ll encourage and guide you to see your present difficulties not only in light of current circumstances, but also to understand them within the framework of your past experiences.
I view psychotherapy as a human relationship. The most fundamental part of my work is to enable you to feel supported and understood, and to trust that together, we can understand the issues you raise. I will listen carefully, try to ask the right questions, and offer my input when appropriate. I’ll encourage and guide you to see your present difficulties not only in light of current circumstances, but also to understand them within the framework of your past experiences.
(442) 239-4523 View (442) 239-4523
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Sean Kelley
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
Carlsbad, CA 92008
It is my belief that all individuals innately have the capability to enact the changes they would like to see in their lives. Yet too often in my work have outside forces taken a strong hold on the individuals locus of control. My role is to support my client with providing perspective and encouragement, in order to understand how to go about that enactment. Every person has the ability to rise to their challenges. At first it might not seem so because of whatever internal and/or external barriers they have encountered however I firmly believe each client is the hero of their own story and they will overcome their challenges.
It is my belief that all individuals innately have the capability to enact the changes they would like to see in their lives. Yet too often in my work have outside forces taken a strong hold on the individuals locus of control. My role is to support my client with providing perspective and encouragement, in order to understand how to go about that enactment. Every person has the ability to rise to their challenges. At first it might not seem so because of whatever internal and/or external barriers they have encountered however I firmly believe each client is the hero of their own story and they will overcome their challenges.
(442) 233-6058 View (442) 233-6058
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Erin Kennedy
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, MEd, APCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Carlsbad, CA 92009
Does it look like you have it all together on the outside, but deep down you feel anxious, exhausted, or empty? It seems like happiness is something "out there" or baked into your next achievement, but when you actually get what you're striving for, the emptiness quickly returns? Or maybe you feel like something is "off" in your life, but you can't pinpoint exactly what it is? As a (recovering) perfectionist myself, I've been there & I get it. I have a passion for helping adults and adolescents deepen their connection to themselves to get to the root of symptoms such as chronic anxiety, perfectionism, & relational instability.
Does it look like you have it all together on the outside, but deep down you feel anxious, exhausted, or empty? It seems like happiness is something "out there" or baked into your next achievement, but when you actually get what you're striving for, the emptiness quickly returns? Or maybe you feel like something is "off" in your life, but you can't pinpoint exactly what it is? As a (recovering) perfectionist myself, I've been there & I get it. I have a passion for helping adults and adolescents deepen their connection to themselves to get to the root of symptoms such as chronic anxiety, perfectionism, & relational instability.
(818) 293-2005 View (818) 293-2005
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Virginia Wilcsek
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Hello and thank you for being here. Has your world and experiences left you feeling sad, used, alone, or hopeless? Sometimes those outcomes can lead to depression, anxiety, trauma or thoughts of just not being here. What has happened to you can impact how you feel about yourself, others, feeling lost and confused, or wondering how to start over. I strive to provide a space to hear you. We will work together to create an approach that you feel best fits your journey no matter where you start. My focus is Trauma Informed Care, Mood/Anxiety, PTSD and Narcissistic Abuse Recovery and Treating Adult Children of Immature Parents.
Hello and thank you for being here. Has your world and experiences left you feeling sad, used, alone, or hopeless? Sometimes those outcomes can lead to depression, anxiety, trauma or thoughts of just not being here. What has happened to you can impact how you feel about yourself, others, feeling lost and confused, or wondering how to start over. I strive to provide a space to hear you. We will work together to create an approach that you feel best fits your journey no matter where you start. My focus is Trauma Informed Care, Mood/Anxiety, PTSD and Narcissistic Abuse Recovery and Treating Adult Children of Immature Parents.
(858) 289-0339 View (858) 289-0339
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Kaitlyn Nelson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ACP-EFT, RYT-200
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Waitlist for new clients
I am a Carlsbad based Licensed Clinical Social Worker who is passionate about empowering others to find their inner peace and self-worth. I describe my therapeutic style as warm, grounding, compassionate. My focus is on healing, processing, and building resilience with the intention to help you feel more confident about your future. My goal is to support you through symptoms of anxiety, depression, grief / loss, codependency, and post-traumatic stress. I work with preteens, teens, and adults who are committed to exploring their inner world to learn more about themselves and how they show up in their relationships with others.
I am a Carlsbad based Licensed Clinical Social Worker who is passionate about empowering others to find their inner peace and self-worth. I describe my therapeutic style as warm, grounding, compassionate. My focus is on healing, processing, and building resilience with the intention to help you feel more confident about your future. My goal is to support you through symptoms of anxiety, depression, grief / loss, codependency, and post-traumatic stress. I work with preteens, teens, and adults who are committed to exploring their inner world to learn more about themselves and how they show up in their relationships with others.
(442) 219-8087 View (442) 219-8087
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Harin Kaur Khalsa
MSW, PPSC, CCHT
Verified Verified
Carlsbad, CA 92011
I specialize in working with women and girls. My specialization is in building confidence, building self-love and self-care, anxiety/depression and healing from a divorce. Through my training as a clinically certified hypnotherapist, my Pupil Personnel Services Credential, my master of Social Work degree and my life coaching, I will serve as your guide to help you live in an empowered state. I will help you make the changes necessary, so you can be proud of the reflection you see in the mirror!
I specialize in working with women and girls. My specialization is in building confidence, building self-love and self-care, anxiety/depression and healing from a divorce. Through my training as a clinically certified hypnotherapist, my Pupil Personnel Services Credential, my master of Social Work degree and my life coaching, I will serve as your guide to help you live in an empowered state. I will help you make the changes necessary, so you can be proud of the reflection you see in the mirror!
(442) 245-5515 View (442) 245-5515
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Gabriel Davis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Carlsbad, CA 92008
I am dedicated to supporting people impacted by intimacy & communication challenges, grief and loss, anxiety, depression, sleep, addiction, and feeling stuck in life or their relationships. I specialize in addressing issues such as perfectionism, critical self-talk, codependency, and relationship dynamics. My approach is rooted in helping clients reconnect deeply with their authentic selves, fostering renewed health, and rediscovering a sense of purpose and connection. As your therapist, I offer practical solutions, guiding you towards tangible results, in the first session you will learn the tools of love and forgiveness
I am dedicated to supporting people impacted by intimacy & communication challenges, grief and loss, anxiety, depression, sleep, addiction, and feeling stuck in life or their relationships. I specialize in addressing issues such as perfectionism, critical self-talk, codependency, and relationship dynamics. My approach is rooted in helping clients reconnect deeply with their authentic selves, fostering renewed health, and rediscovering a sense of purpose and connection. As your therapist, I offer practical solutions, guiding you towards tangible results, in the first session you will learn the tools of love and forgiveness
(760) 990-3378 View (760) 990-3378
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Daniel V. Nemeth
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Your life journey may take you to places and stages that issue challenges you might find overwhelming and expose you to painful experiences that leave you with deep scars and lingering hurt. But you are not alone. Facing feelings of frustration, pain, or a lack of direction, you might have a hard time accessing your inherent resources and finding hope for the future. And I am here to help you do just that.
Your life journey may take you to places and stages that issue challenges you might find overwhelming and expose you to painful experiences that leave you with deep scars and lingering hurt. But you are not alone. Facing feelings of frustration, pain, or a lack of direction, you might have a hard time accessing your inherent resources and finding hope for the future. And I am here to help you do just that.
(442) 280-7996 View (442) 280-7996
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Mark Chaney-Gay
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Carlsbad, CA 92009
Hello. My name is Mark. I am a gay, disabled therapist (licensed clinical social worker, LCSW). I believe that we all have the strengths to overcome or cope with the challenges we face, we might just need a little support. I work with a wide range of clients, but I have a passion for those with disabilities, those with foster care experience, and those in the LGBTQI community. I work with clients facing anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship challenges, and life transitions. While in session with me you can expect a direct and empathetic approach.
Hello. My name is Mark. I am a gay, disabled therapist (licensed clinical social worker, LCSW). I believe that we all have the strengths to overcome or cope with the challenges we face, we might just need a little support. I work with a wide range of clients, but I have a passion for those with disabilities, those with foster care experience, and those in the LGBTQI community. I work with clients facing anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship challenges, and life transitions. While in session with me you can expect a direct and empathetic approach.
(442) 233-8249 View (442) 233-8249
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Natalie Vigent
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Welcome! I am so glad that you are here. I strive to create a comforting and accepting space where you’ll be seen, heard, and understood. I have experience working with individuals and couples across a wide array of social locations and presenting problems. Whether you are navigating a life transition, experiencing anxiety or depression, or struggling with communication or trust in your relationship, I am here to support you.
Welcome! I am so glad that you are here. I strive to create a comforting and accepting space where you’ll be seen, heard, and understood. I have experience working with individuals and couples across a wide array of social locations and presenting problems. Whether you are navigating a life transition, experiencing anxiety or depression, or struggling with communication or trust in your relationship, I am here to support you.
(858) 201-5615 View (858) 201-5615
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Katie Barr
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Carlsbad, CA 92008
I have over 20 years of experience working with children, teens, families, and adults. Whether you are having a crisis, struggling with a mental health diagnosis, need emotional support or want to have a better understanding of yourself and your relationships, I will help you determine how to deal with these issues. I have worked in a variety of settings including residential treatment, outpatient services, school settings, victims of crime, and the department of defense. I have extensive experience with assessment, diagnosis, and treatment in the areas of crisis intervention, addiction, mood disorders, and parenting issues.
I have over 20 years of experience working with children, teens, families, and adults. Whether you are having a crisis, struggling with a mental health diagnosis, need emotional support or want to have a better understanding of yourself and your relationships, I will help you determine how to deal with these issues. I have worked in a variety of settings including residential treatment, outpatient services, school settings, victims of crime, and the department of defense. I have extensive experience with assessment, diagnosis, and treatment in the areas of crisis intervention, addiction, mood disorders, and parenting issues.
(760) 354-8931 View (760) 354-8931
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Lakshmi Jaiprakash
Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, EdM, MA, APCC
Verified Verified
Carlsbad, CA 92008  (Online Only)
I hope to support you on your journey of exploration and self-discovery by creating a therapeutic atmosphere of warmth, safety, and curiosity. I work with individuals, couples/partnerships of every ability, age, gender, national origin, race/ethnicity, religious affiliation, and sexual orientation. My therapeutic style is eclectic, guided by your life goals and utilizing techniques that resonate with you.
I hope to support you on your journey of exploration and self-discovery by creating a therapeutic atmosphere of warmth, safety, and curiosity. I work with individuals, couples/partnerships of every ability, age, gender, national origin, race/ethnicity, religious affiliation, and sexual orientation. My therapeutic style is eclectic, guided by your life goals and utilizing techniques that resonate with you.
(408) 617-9698 View (408) 617-9698
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Behavioral Healthcare Partners
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Carlsbad, CA 92008
At Behavioral Healthcare Partners, our goal is to promote behavioral health and wellness to achieve life's potential and fulfillment within the individual, family, and community. Dr. Vincent Castro and Dr. Denise Gonzales, both Licensed Psychologists, have 43 years combined experience in providing therapeutic services on concerns related to child/adolescent behavioral problems, abuse and neglect, depression, anxiety, grief/loss, coping with medical concerns, family discord, parenting, couples therapy, military/law enforcement concerns, personal growth/wellness, stress/anger management, trauma, and work/career issues. BHP services also include assessment and evaluation, short-term solution focused interventions, consultations, and psychological testing.
At Behavioral Healthcare Partners, our goal is to promote behavioral health and wellness to achieve life's potential and fulfillment within the individual, family, and community. Dr. Vincent Castro and Dr. Denise Gonzales, both Licensed Psychologists, have 43 years combined experience in providing therapeutic services on concerns related to child/adolescent behavioral problems, abuse and neglect, depression, anxiety, grief/loss, coping with medical concerns, family discord, parenting, couples therapy, military/law enforcement concerns, personal growth/wellness, stress/anger management, trauma, and work/career issues. BHP services also include assessment and evaluation, short-term solution focused interventions, consultations, and psychological testing.
(760) 684-8835 View (760) 684-8835
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Laura Shames
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Carlsbad, CA 92009  (Online Only)
How long have you ignored your inner voice? How long have you let fear of the unknown get in your way? If your answer is "Too Long" then you have reached the right place. Stop living someone else's life and start living your life the way you dreamed of. Fully express your true self. Live a life where your inside deepest beliefs match how you live on the outside.
How long have you ignored your inner voice? How long have you let fear of the unknown get in your way? If your answer is "Too Long" then you have reached the right place. Stop living someone else's life and start living your life the way you dreamed of. Fully express your true self. Live a life where your inside deepest beliefs match how you live on the outside.
(760) 273-4290 View (760) 273-4290
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Trish Eileen Vernazza
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, ATR-BC
Verified Verified
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Trish Vernazza, M.A. is an experienced, caring professional who can assist you in achieving a fully integrated life by focusing on your strengths and potential. Achieving a healthy and positive balance in our lives is the key to understanding our own mental, emotional, spiritual, physical health along with personal relationships. My goal is to provide a safe, supportive, confidential environment while assisting you to experience, identify and understand the personal barriers which are getting in your way. Working with many clients of many ethnic and culture backgrounds and alternative lifestyles I provide a environment that helps develop personal insight.
Trish Vernazza, M.A. is an experienced, caring professional who can assist you in achieving a fully integrated life by focusing on your strengths and potential. Achieving a healthy and positive balance in our lives is the key to understanding our own mental, emotional, spiritual, physical health along with personal relationships. My goal is to provide a safe, supportive, confidential environment while assisting you to experience, identify and understand the personal barriers which are getting in your way. Working with many clients of many ethnic and culture backgrounds and alternative lifestyles I provide a environment that helps develop personal insight.
(760) 684-8302 View (760) 684-8302

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Carlsbad, CA

600+

Average cost per session

$165

Therapists in Carlsbad, CA who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
88% Depression
76% Relationship Issues
72% Self Esteem
70% Trauma and PTSD
65% Stress
64% Grief

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

70% Aetna
58% Cigna and Evernorth
50% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Carlsbad, CA see their clients

71% In Person and Online
29% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
19% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Carlsbad?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.