Therapists in Carmel By The Sea, CA

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Amy Saum Somers
Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Carmel By The Sea, CA 93921
I look forward to connecting with you in a safe and healthy way. I believe you have everything within you to heal and will assist in exploring how trauma shaped your world through attachment or otherwise. We are all wired for connection; together we will mindfully investigate how you join your world presently in order to choose who and how you want to be. I welcome reprocessing any trauma that continues to prevent you from fully living. I enjoy working with individuals (children, tweens, teens and adults), couples and families as needed in support of individuals or couples.
I look forward to connecting with you in a safe and healthy way. I believe you have everything within you to heal and will assist in exploring how trauma shaped your world through attachment or otherwise. We are all wired for connection; together we will mindfully investigate how you join your world presently in order to choose who and how you want to be. I welcome reprocessing any trauma that continues to prevent you from fully living. I enjoy working with individuals (children, tweens, teens and adults), couples and families as needed in support of individuals or couples.
(831) 244-9253 View (831) 244-9253
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Josh Short
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Carmel By The Sea, CA 93923
I have over 20 years of experience providing mental health services to families as well as adolescents and adults in individual therapy. It takes real courage when someone asks for help or looks for support and it’s a privilege to be able to offer my services and not a request that is ever taken lightly. When working with teens in particular, one thing I know to be true is that young people are more similar than dissimilar no matter where they come from. They all deserve to be respected and feel valued through a collaborative process where they are the leaders of their sessions.
I have over 20 years of experience providing mental health services to families as well as adolescents and adults in individual therapy. It takes real courage when someone asks for help or looks for support and it’s a privilege to be able to offer my services and not a request that is ever taken lightly. When working with teens in particular, one thing I know to be true is that young people are more similar than dissimilar no matter where they come from. They all deserve to be respected and feel valued through a collaborative process where they are the leaders of their sessions.
(831) 215-5456 View (831) 215-5456
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Robin DeFilippi
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
Carmel By The Sea, CA 93921
We all face challenges in life, some greater than others. Many of us struggle with anxiety, depression, loss, relationship problems, and various types of trauma. Healing the past does not mean that we get to erase our experiences, but it does mean that our past no longer gets to control our present. I consider it a privilege to help facilitate a client's journey from dysfunctional beliefs and behaviors, to healthy ways of being in the world. I believe it is important that mind, body, and spirit are all functioning as healthily as possible in order to live ones best life.
We all face challenges in life, some greater than others. Many of us struggle with anxiety, depression, loss, relationship problems, and various types of trauma. Healing the past does not mean that we get to erase our experiences, but it does mean that our past no longer gets to control our present. I consider it a privilege to help facilitate a client's journey from dysfunctional beliefs and behaviors, to healthy ways of being in the world. I believe it is important that mind, body, and spirit are all functioning as healthily as possible in order to live ones best life.
(201) 989-0463 View (201) 989-0463
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Jennifer Golden
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, IFECMHS
Verified Verified
Carmel By The Sea, CA 93921
Everyone experiences challenges and pain in life, yet when they happen to you it's an experience that is uniquely yours. It takes courage to face uncomfortable feelings and to cultivate an open heart. To recognize you need support and seek treatment is good coping. I work with a wide variety of clients experiencing traumas; transitions; anxiety and OCD; grief and loss; sad mood, guilt, hopelessness; excessive worry; overwhelm; irritability/anger; relationship strain/conflict; identity issues; and work/school stress. I'm trained in pregnancy/postpartum adjustments through Postpartum Support International, and OCD through IOCDF/BTTI.
Everyone experiences challenges and pain in life, yet when they happen to you it's an experience that is uniquely yours. It takes courage to face uncomfortable feelings and to cultivate an open heart. To recognize you need support and seek treatment is good coping. I work with a wide variety of clients experiencing traumas; transitions; anxiety and OCD; grief and loss; sad mood, guilt, hopelessness; excessive worry; overwhelm; irritability/anger; relationship strain/conflict; identity issues; and work/school stress. I'm trained in pregnancy/postpartum adjustments through Postpartum Support International, and OCD through IOCDF/BTTI.
(831) 287-8306 View (831) 287-8306
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Melissa Park
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Carmel By The Sea, CA 93923  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 25 years of experience. Licensed in CA and Vermont. I take a holistic approach to healing looking at Mind, Body and Soul and starting where you are. I help you heal through helping build a better relationship with the self and learning to listen to your body, appreciate your own strengths and develop a better insight into healthy coping for long lasting healing. I am solution focused, compassionate, client centered, I utilize mindfulness and positive psychology to build your confidence and sense of empowerment that you can make the changes in your life that you are seeking.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 25 years of experience. Licensed in CA and Vermont. I take a holistic approach to healing looking at Mind, Body and Soul and starting where you are. I help you heal through helping build a better relationship with the self and learning to listen to your body, appreciate your own strengths and develop a better insight into healthy coping for long lasting healing. I am solution focused, compassionate, client centered, I utilize mindfulness and positive psychology to build your confidence and sense of empowerment that you can make the changes in your life that you are seeking.
(831) 208-0121 View (831) 208-0121
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Julee Peterson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
Carmel By The Sea, CA 93923
Hi, I am Julee Peterson. I'm a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and currently taking new clients. I am interested in helping repair marriages, strengthen the couple bond to help families blend. I'm part of blended family and have walked the difficult starting path and have insight into the nuances of blended family life. What I love most about my work is positively affecting people’s lives through helping them improve communication and understanding between family members and couples. Increasing trust to create better functioning relationships can benefit the entire family system.
Hi, I am Julee Peterson. I'm a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and currently taking new clients. I am interested in helping repair marriages, strengthen the couple bond to help families blend. I'm part of blended family and have walked the difficult starting path and have insight into the nuances of blended family life. What I love most about my work is positively affecting people’s lives through helping them improve communication and understanding between family members and couples. Increasing trust to create better functioning relationships can benefit the entire family system.
(831) 604-1025 View (831) 604-1025
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Elizabeth Chamberlain
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Carmel By The Sea, CA 93921
Change is possible. Together we will focus on making that change happen. In our work together we will explore what brought you to therapy and identify goals you want to reach. I will hold space for you to be able to explore your psyche with compassion and non-judgement. We will work collaboratively using my training in counseling psychology to guide us into exploring the parts of your life and psychology you are interested in examining. We will bring what we learn back to practical steps you can implement in your daily life to support you in achieving change. Together we will move in the direction you want your life to go.
Change is possible. Together we will focus on making that change happen. In our work together we will explore what brought you to therapy and identify goals you want to reach. I will hold space for you to be able to explore your psyche with compassion and non-judgement. We will work collaboratively using my training in counseling psychology to guide us into exploring the parts of your life and psychology you are interested in examining. We will bring what we learn back to practical steps you can implement in your daily life to support you in achieving change. Together we will move in the direction you want your life to go.
(831) 222-8487 View (831) 222-8487
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Eileen Jandrisevits
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT, CADC-I, IATP, SAP
Verified Verified
Carmel By The Sea, CA 93921
Having trouble communicating with the people who matter in your life? I will help you develop better communication skills. Using a brain based methodology, you learn how early experiences in your life may have altered or stunted your ability to be the confident, comfortable person you want to become. You deserve to be that person and those with whom you interact will be gratified with your heightened confidence , self-esteem and positive energy! Our work together is focus-based and anxiety reducing. Whether you arrive alone, as a couple, parent, child, family member or employer/employee, mutual respect defines our journey together.
Having trouble communicating with the people who matter in your life? I will help you develop better communication skills. Using a brain based methodology, you learn how early experiences in your life may have altered or stunted your ability to be the confident, comfortable person you want to become. You deserve to be that person and those with whom you interact will be gratified with your heightened confidence , self-esteem and positive energy! Our work together is focus-based and anxiety reducing. Whether you arrive alone, as a couple, parent, child, family member or employer/employee, mutual respect defines our journey together.
(831) 263-5014 View (831) 263-5014
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Paige Lynn Dickman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, ATR, CTC
Verified Verified
Carmel By The Sea, CA 93923
When we experience transition, loss, find ourselves in cycles of addictive behaviors, or find we've lost our center, no matter what age or stage of life, this life can feel overwhelming. Heart centered, skillful guidance and support can help us find renewal, peace and wholeness in the midst of life's most challenging circumstances.
When we experience transition, loss, find ourselves in cycles of addictive behaviors, or find we've lost our center, no matter what age or stage of life, this life can feel overwhelming. Heart centered, skillful guidance and support can help us find renewal, peace and wholeness in the midst of life's most challenging circumstances.
(831) 318-5828 View (831) 318-5828
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Melissa A. Garvey Better Self Better Life Inc
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Carmel By The Sea, CA 93923
Welcome! Whether you have been diagnosed with a mental illness,... feeling a little down or lost lately,... or maybe you are going through one of life's major transitions with a move, job, divorce or retirement, I so glad you're here. With warmth and friendly good humor, I welcome you to my practice. Choosing from a variety of well-researched and evidenced-based therapies (CBT, DBT, ACT), I hope to work with you to identify your needs and "together " create a highly personalized treatment plan for you. I am committed to helping individuals achieve their "Better Self" by guiding them in new ways to achieve a "Better Life"!
Welcome! Whether you have been diagnosed with a mental illness,... feeling a little down or lost lately,... or maybe you are going through one of life's major transitions with a move, job, divorce or retirement, I so glad you're here. With warmth and friendly good humor, I welcome you to my practice. Choosing from a variety of well-researched and evidenced-based therapies (CBT, DBT, ACT), I hope to work with you to identify your needs and "together " create a highly personalized treatment plan for you. I am committed to helping individuals achieve their "Better Self" by guiding them in new ways to achieve a "Better Life"!
(831) 223-9399 View (831) 223-9399
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Ross E. Farley III
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Carmel By The Sea, CA 93921  (Online Only)
**100% ONLINE TELE-HEALTH/VIDEO THERAPY** I have spent many years working with a number of different populations, from Autism Spectrum Disorders to Eating and Feeding Disorders. The beauty of working in mental health for almost half my life is that I truly believe in the power of the therapeutic process and how we address the things in life that are no longer functional. The root cause of the distress is my focus because it demands such intricate and tactful navigation.
**100% ONLINE TELE-HEALTH/VIDEO THERAPY** I have spent many years working with a number of different populations, from Autism Spectrum Disorders to Eating and Feeding Disorders. The beauty of working in mental health for almost half my life is that I truly believe in the power of the therapeutic process and how we address the things in life that are no longer functional. The root cause of the distress is my focus because it demands such intricate and tactful navigation.
(831) 264-1817 View (831) 264-1817
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Beyond Life Therapy
PhD, MpsyD, CCHt, NLPp, CI
Verified Verified
Carmel By The Sea, CA 93923
The goal of my practice is to serve experiencers, families, friends, health professionals and organizations offering support, care and HELP for the after-effects recovery for the REAL (Near) Death and Spiritual Transformative Experiences. Perhaps you had a near death experience recently or years ago and you feel misunderstood and isolated? Or know someone who has or did. Do you have a fear of death? Do you see death coming soon? Do you wish to transition? Speaking with me you will feel at ease with any of these scenarios.
The goal of my practice is to serve experiencers, families, friends, health professionals and organizations offering support, care and HELP for the after-effects recovery for the REAL (Near) Death and Spiritual Transformative Experiences. Perhaps you had a near death experience recently or years ago and you feel misunderstood and isolated? Or know someone who has or did. Do you have a fear of death? Do you see death coming soon? Do you wish to transition? Speaking with me you will feel at ease with any of these scenarios.
(831) 222-2128 View (831) 222-2128
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Sapna Nair
Counselor, MA , LPCC , SUDCC
Verified Verified
Carmel By The Sea, CA 93923
I have been in this field supporting individuals for 10 years through different agencies within Monterey County. I am a Dually Licensed Therapist with extensive experiences with mental health and substance use disorders. I am also a trained EMDR practioner and use EMDR modality in my private practice. I was trained in AF-EMDR through the "Pranell Institute".
I have been in this field supporting individuals for 10 years through different agencies within Monterey County. I am a Dually Licensed Therapist with extensive experiences with mental health and substance use disorders. I am also a trained EMDR practioner and use EMDR modality in my private practice. I was trained in AF-EMDR through the "Pranell Institute".
(831) 431-8854 View (831) 431-8854
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Phoenix Redstone
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LPCC
Verified Verified
Carmel By The Sea, CA 93923
How familiar does this sound? “I’ve been working on it, well sort of working on it… maybe tomorrow will be the fresh start, because today is shot.” We’ve all tried to pick ourselves up, reinvent ourselves, throw out the things that aren’t serving us in order to be healthy and well balanced, and yet we find ourselves still shouldering our past hurts, still hiding our heads from our present responsibilities, and still following the same patterns even though we swore to ourselves we’d learned our lessons. Lets discover collaboratively your path, the one that opens you up to more possibilities beyond your current cycles.
How familiar does this sound? “I’ve been working on it, well sort of working on it… maybe tomorrow will be the fresh start, because today is shot.” We’ve all tried to pick ourselves up, reinvent ourselves, throw out the things that aren’t serving us in order to be healthy and well balanced, and yet we find ourselves still shouldering our past hurts, still hiding our heads from our present responsibilities, and still following the same patterns even though we swore to ourselves we’d learned our lessons. Lets discover collaboratively your path, the one that opens you up to more possibilities beyond your current cycles.
(831) 221-9893 View (831) 221-9893
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Elizabeth Scott
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CEDS-S
Verified Verified
Carmel By The Sea, CA 93923  (Online Only)
I have been practicing psychotherapy since 1988 and I love my work. I work with adults who suffer with depression and anxiety, trauma and grief. I also have 25 years of experience helping people become free of eating disorders and body image problems. I love to work with adults in transition. I no longer treat children and teens under 18. I am practical, generous and warm in my style. I believe that our struggles can be used to shape us into wiser, more empathic, loving people. I never blame people for their suffering, I don't like theoretical models that do. I live in Santa Cruz and work entirely on Zoom.
I have been practicing psychotherapy since 1988 and I love my work. I work with adults who suffer with depression and anxiety, trauma and grief. I also have 25 years of experience helping people become free of eating disorders and body image problems. I love to work with adults in transition. I no longer treat children and teens under 18. I am practical, generous and warm in my style. I believe that our struggles can be used to shape us into wiser, more empathic, loving people. I never blame people for their suffering, I don't like theoretical models that do. I live in Santa Cruz and work entirely on Zoom.
(415) 942-6987 View (415) 942-6987
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Haley Wheeler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LISW
Verified Verified
Carmel By The Sea, CA 93923  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm Haley. I see you're grappling with ADHD, anxiety, depression, and the complexities of everyday life. I'm here to offer specialized support, especially for ADHD, anxiety, depression, maternal mental health and life transitions. Let's embark on a journey together, exploring your goals, challenges, and strengths in a safe and supportive space. My therapeutic toolbox includes CBT, mindfulness, and psychodynamic therapy, tailored to your unique needs. Together, we'll navigate towards healing and growth.
Hi, I'm Haley. I see you're grappling with ADHD, anxiety, depression, and the complexities of everyday life. I'm here to offer specialized support, especially for ADHD, anxiety, depression, maternal mental health and life transitions. Let's embark on a journey together, exploring your goals, challenges, and strengths in a safe and supportive space. My therapeutic toolbox includes CBT, mindfulness, and psychodynamic therapy, tailored to your unique needs. Together, we'll navigate towards healing and growth.
(440) 530-6437 View (440) 530-6437
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Megan Larson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Carmel By The Sea, CA 93923
Supporting children to develop awareness & thrive. I support children & their parents develop an understanding around what is creating and maintaining challenges; and, bring more regulation and less stress to everyday living. My work is influenced by current research on play therapy, neurobiology, attachment and the mind body connection. I am also a registered Yoga Teacher, and incorporate Eastern approaches into treatment such as yoga, meditation & sensory awareness practices.
Supporting children to develop awareness & thrive. I support children & their parents develop an understanding around what is creating and maintaining challenges; and, bring more regulation and less stress to everyday living. My work is influenced by current research on play therapy, neurobiology, attachment and the mind body connection. I am also a registered Yoga Teacher, and incorporate Eastern approaches into treatment such as yoga, meditation & sensory awareness practices.
(844) 912-2930 View (844) 912-2930
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Jill Shepherd Piercy Clark
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Carmel By The Sea, CA 93923
It's time to move forward. Are you feeling stuck in destructive behavior patterns, having relational issues or signs of depression and anxiety? Would you like to have the opportunity to gain insight into your life? I help clients develop skills and tools they can use in their daily life and relationships. Developing a therapeutic relationship is essential to encourage change and therapy sessions need to be an emotionally safe place to resolve the issues that are detracting from your enjoyment of life. Don't settle for life the way it is, we can work together to help you make changes that will improve your life.
It's time to move forward. Are you feeling stuck in destructive behavior patterns, having relational issues or signs of depression and anxiety? Would you like to have the opportunity to gain insight into your life? I help clients develop skills and tools they can use in their daily life and relationships. Developing a therapeutic relationship is essential to encourage change and therapy sessions need to be an emotionally safe place to resolve the issues that are detracting from your enjoyment of life. Don't settle for life the way it is, we can work together to help you make changes that will improve your life.
(530) 722-4982 View (530) 722-4982
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David E Blasband
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Carmel By The Sea, CA 93921
I work with individuals in both brief and longer-term psychotherapy. I practice integrative therapy that is strongly grounded in psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral and solution-focused approaches. I strive to help clients increase awareness of thoughts and feelings, gain a better understanding of how their past contributes to their development, and gain skills in coping with stress and changing behaviors. I view psychotherapy as a collaborative process in which the client and therapist work together to develop goals and treatment plans.
I work with individuals in both brief and longer-term psychotherapy. I practice integrative therapy that is strongly grounded in psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral and solution-focused approaches. I strive to help clients increase awareness of thoughts and feelings, gain a better understanding of how their past contributes to their development, and gain skills in coping with stress and changing behaviors. I view psychotherapy as a collaborative process in which the client and therapist work together to develop goals and treatment plans.
(831) 233-8219 View (831) 233-8219
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Jessica Byrd-Olmstead Phd
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Carmel By The Sea, CA 93923
Psychotherapy can be helpful addressing coping with loss, chronic stress from work in a demanding industry, or wanting to explore the relationship patterns in your life and how they have led you to where you are now. You may be ready to let go of old habits and patterns that hold you back from living a life filled with purpose and joy. I work collaboratively with clients to target underlying issues as well as the external behaviors that may be keeping oneself feel stuck.
Psychotherapy can be helpful addressing coping with loss, chronic stress from work in a demanding industry, or wanting to explore the relationship patterns in your life and how they have led you to where you are now. You may be ready to let go of old habits and patterns that hold you back from living a life filled with purpose and joy. I work collaboratively with clients to target underlying issues as well as the external behaviors that may be keeping oneself feel stuck.
(650) 273-9562 View (650) 273-9562

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Number of Therapists in Carmel By The Sea, CA

20+

Average cost per session

$180

Therapists in Carmel By The Sea, CA who prioritize treating:

89% Anxiety
85% Self Esteem
81% Depression
70% Relationship Issues
67% Coping Skills
67% Life Transitions
63% Grief

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

70% Other
40% Aetna
30% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in Carmel By The Sea, CA see their clients

78% In Person and Online
22% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
19% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Carmel By The Sea?

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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.