Therapists in Corona Del Mar, CA

Photo of Dr Seda Terzyan, PhD Perspectives Psychological, Psychologist in Corona Del Mar, CA
Dr Seda Terzyan, PhD Perspectives Psychological
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Corona Del Mar, CA 92625
As founder and director of Perspectives Psychological Services, a team practice, I emphasize providing all clients with precise initial assessments to clarify their needs and specific diagnoses. My treatment style is built upon the assumption that you are the expert on you! Therefore, I focus on creating a collaborative, trusting and supportive environment, where we work together to tailor an intervention for your specific needs and strengths.
As founder and director of Perspectives Psychological Services, a team practice, I emphasize providing all clients with precise initial assessments to clarify their needs and specific diagnoses. My treatment style is built upon the assumption that you are the expert on you! Therefore, I focus on creating a collaborative, trusting and supportive environment, where we work together to tailor an intervention for your specific needs and strengths.
(949) 523-3650 View (949) 523-3650
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Reconnect Relationship - Dr. Gilbert Chalepas
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Corona Del Mar, CA 92625  (Online Only)
Anxiety can be an unrelenting companion, whispering worst-case scenarios and drowning out the voice of reason. The knots in your stomach, the racing heart, the feeling of impending doom. The weight of sadness can be suffocating, draining your energy and leaving you in a constant state of emotional numbness. Through our sessions, I will help you uncover the roots of your anxiety and sadness, providing you with coping strategies to manage their grip on your life. I want you to know that there is hope beyond this darkness. Your pain does not define you, but your journey toward healing can shape your story in remarkable ways.
Anxiety can be an unrelenting companion, whispering worst-case scenarios and drowning out the voice of reason. The knots in your stomach, the racing heart, the feeling of impending doom. The weight of sadness can be suffocating, draining your energy and leaving you in a constant state of emotional numbness. Through our sessions, I will help you uncover the roots of your anxiety and sadness, providing you with coping strategies to manage their grip on your life. I want you to know that there is hope beyond this darkness. Your pain does not define you, but your journey toward healing can shape your story in remarkable ways.
(424) 543-6446 View (424) 543-6446
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Dr. Lyndsay Elliott, Inc.
Psychologist, MA, PsyD
Verified Verified
Corona Del Mar, CA 92625  (Online Only)
I have a boutique practice where I work with adults and couples on personal development, anxiety/depression, relationship issues, parenting solutions and boundary setting. I specialize in reproductive mental health including infertility, pregnancy and postpartum support.
I have a boutique practice where I work with adults and couples on personal development, anxiety/depression, relationship issues, parenting solutions and boundary setting. I specialize in reproductive mental health including infertility, pregnancy and postpartum support.
(949) 575-8364 View (949) 575-8364
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Carolyn Cherie
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Corona Del Mar, CA 92625
Life can be extremely difficult when dealing with the impact of the past or when facing current life changing experiences. I'm a licensed clinical psychologist who is experienced in the area of trauma (physical, emotional, sexual abuse; neglect; and domestic violence); major life transitions (divorce, bereavement, or foster care system); and chronic illness. I am passionate about working with individuals, couples, children, and families that are looking for positive change and growth in their relationships and themselves. I am certified in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing), a therapeutic tool to reduce trauma; as well as helping to create a healthy state of balance.
Life can be extremely difficult when dealing with the impact of the past or when facing current life changing experiences. I'm a licensed clinical psychologist who is experienced in the area of trauma (physical, emotional, sexual abuse; neglect; and domestic violence); major life transitions (divorce, bereavement, or foster care system); and chronic illness. I am passionate about working with individuals, couples, children, and families that are looking for positive change and growth in their relationships and themselves. I am certified in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing), a therapeutic tool to reduce trauma; as well as helping to create a healthy state of balance.
(949) 216-3877 View (949) 216-3877
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Jamie M Young LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Corona Del Mar, CA 92625
The world has changed, and it's hard to change with it. Are you overwhelmed with feelings of grief, anxiety, and depression? Are your relationships not working? Is there a lack of patience with your spouse or partner? If you're ready to rid yourself of the roadblocks to your happiness and fulfillment, I want to help you. The truth is we have all been there at some time in our lives. Everyone has tough challenges that you can learn to overcome.
The world has changed, and it's hard to change with it. Are you overwhelmed with feelings of grief, anxiety, and depression? Are your relationships not working? Is there a lack of patience with your spouse or partner? If you're ready to rid yourself of the roadblocks to your happiness and fulfillment, I want to help you. The truth is we have all been there at some time in our lives. Everyone has tough challenges that you can learn to overcome.
(949) 799-1152 View (949) 799-1152
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Jarfa Wabs, MA LMFT dba Counseling Together
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Corona Del Mar, CA 92625
Finding a therapist at a time when your whole world is falling apart, is one more difficult task to add to the many tasks required of you. Well, you aren't alone! Couples & family counseling is one of my many focuses. Premarital and marriage counseling can be very effective in starting and saving relationships. I also focus on stress, fears, and anxiety that might be causing unexplained aches and pains in your body, frustrating you and others around you. I am well versed on issues of Chronic illness, hormonal imbalances, Fibromyalgia, Infertility, Postpartum, Menopause, Thyroid and many life events affecting healthy relationships.
Finding a therapist at a time when your whole world is falling apart, is one more difficult task to add to the many tasks required of you. Well, you aren't alone! Couples & family counseling is one of my many focuses. Premarital and marriage counseling can be very effective in starting and saving relationships. I also focus on stress, fears, and anxiety that might be causing unexplained aches and pains in your body, frustrating you and others around you. I am well versed on issues of Chronic illness, hormonal imbalances, Fibromyalgia, Infertility, Postpartum, Menopause, Thyroid and many life events affecting healthy relationships.
(949) 281-6275 View (949) 281-6275
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Sophie Kubichek
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Corona Del Mar, CA 92625
I provide a safe and nonjudgmental space for individuals struggling with anxiety/depression, trauma, substance abuse, and relationship conflict. I incorporate Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as well as attachment therapy to help you build the skills that will help you manage your anxiety and improve your relationships.
I provide a safe and nonjudgmental space for individuals struggling with anxiety/depression, trauma, substance abuse, and relationship conflict. I incorporate Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as well as attachment therapy to help you build the skills that will help you manage your anxiety and improve your relationships.
(949) 558-2581 View (949) 558-2581
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Arolyn Burns
Marriage & Family Therapist, LPCC, LMFT, CHT
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Corona Del Mar, CA 92625
If you are overwhelmed, lonely, worried, having panic attacks or PTSD triggered, it can be helpful to talk to a therapist who allows You to focus on Your needs exclusively & process your challenges. Either In Person or Online therapy can provide a safe haven & provide a healthy connection. Covid may be a catalyst to seeking therapy or you may want to take advantage of this time to focus other aspects of your life such as past trauma, your approach to relationships, conflict at work or how you care for yourself. Practicing since 1997 & constantly learning, I am qualified & experienced to help you overcome mental & emotional blocks.
If you are overwhelmed, lonely, worried, having panic attacks or PTSD triggered, it can be helpful to talk to a therapist who allows You to focus on Your needs exclusively & process your challenges. Either In Person or Online therapy can provide a safe haven & provide a healthy connection. Covid may be a catalyst to seeking therapy or you may want to take advantage of this time to focus other aspects of your life such as past trauma, your approach to relationships, conflict at work or how you care for yourself. Practicing since 1997 & constantly learning, I am qualified & experienced to help you overcome mental & emotional blocks.
(833) 426-0303 View (833) 426-0303
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Dr. Megan L. Dennison
Psychological Associate, PsyD, ABSNP, LEP
Verified Verified
Corona Del Mar, CA 92625
I believe that we all have a unique brain narrative and the more you know about yourself, the more engaged you can be in creating a life that stays true to your authentic self. Gaining an understanding of your emotional, behavioral, and cognitive narrative can provide insights about your work/career development, learning, relationships, and beyond. Assessment allows you to understand your strengths and weaknesses and better understand how your brain processes information. Similarly, therapy is an experience that allows you to expand your knowledge base, skillset, and understanding of your world.
I believe that we all have a unique brain narrative and the more you know about yourself, the more engaged you can be in creating a life that stays true to your authentic self. Gaining an understanding of your emotional, behavioral, and cognitive narrative can provide insights about your work/career development, learning, relationships, and beyond. Assessment allows you to understand your strengths and weaknesses and better understand how your brain processes information. Similarly, therapy is an experience that allows you to expand your knowledge base, skillset, and understanding of your world.
(949) 787-2532 View (949) 787-2532
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Dr. Gilbert Chalepas - Reconnect Relationship
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Corona Del Mar, CA 92625
Are you tired of the dating game, feeling like you're stuck on the sidelines while everyone else finds love? I'm here to help you break free from the cycle of disappointment & heartache. As a dating psychologist expert, I specialize in guiding individuals who have faced difficulties in finding a meaningful relationship. Whether you've been hurt in the past or are simply afraid to take the plunge, my goal is to empower you to overcome these obstacles and embark on a fulfilling romantic journey. It's time to turn the page, leave behind the old patterns & start a new chapter in your love life. Don't let fear hold you back any longer.
Are you tired of the dating game, feeling like you're stuck on the sidelines while everyone else finds love? I'm here to help you break free from the cycle of disappointment & heartache. As a dating psychologist expert, I specialize in guiding individuals who have faced difficulties in finding a meaningful relationship. Whether you've been hurt in the past or are simply afraid to take the plunge, my goal is to empower you to overcome these obstacles and embark on a fulfilling romantic journey. It's time to turn the page, leave behind the old patterns & start a new chapter in your love life. Don't let fear hold you back any longer.
(949) 334-5936 View (949) 334-5936
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David Kyle Bond
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Corona Del Mar, CA 92625
No matter what you're feeling or thinking or going through, I'd welcome the chance to work through it by your side--whether you're a teen or an adult, we can start figuring it out, together. If you're reading this, you might be ready to jump right in or you might be taking that first tentative step towards finding someone to talk to; either way, you've already actively moved forward (though I know it sometimes doesn't feel that way). If you're struggling with your feelings, your thoughts, or a difficult situation, I hope that you'll reach out; nobody is meant to handle everything on their own, and you absolutely don't have to.
No matter what you're feeling or thinking or going through, I'd welcome the chance to work through it by your side--whether you're a teen or an adult, we can start figuring it out, together. If you're reading this, you might be ready to jump right in or you might be taking that first tentative step towards finding someone to talk to; either way, you've already actively moved forward (though I know it sometimes doesn't feel that way). If you're struggling with your feelings, your thoughts, or a difficult situation, I hope that you'll reach out; nobody is meant to handle everything on their own, and you absolutely don't have to.
(949) 373-4387 View (949) 373-4387
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Reconnect Relationship - Dr. Gilbert Chalepas
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Corona Del Mar, CA 92625  (Online Only)
The partnership you share with your significant other holds unparalleled potential for fulfillment, yet it also presents formidable trials. Together, we can delve into the nuances of nurturing relationship contentment and coherence. Such a journey demands persistent effort, unwavering dedication, and a willingness to negotiate. Every partnership is a unique composition, and my goal is to foster an environment where both partners feel empowered to express their emotions, concerns, and aspirations. In essence, I'm here to illuminate the path forward, bolstering your partnership's foundation, and fortifying its walls.
The partnership you share with your significant other holds unparalleled potential for fulfillment, yet it also presents formidable trials. Together, we can delve into the nuances of nurturing relationship contentment and coherence. Such a journey demands persistent effort, unwavering dedication, and a willingness to negotiate. Every partnership is a unique composition, and my goal is to foster an environment where both partners feel empowered to express their emotions, concerns, and aspirations. In essence, I'm here to illuminate the path forward, bolstering your partnership's foundation, and fortifying its walls.
(310) 929-7923 View (310) 929-7923
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Ashley White
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Corona Del Mar, CA 92625
I am excited to work with people who are interested in making a change in their life. From significant life events to dealing with the day to day challenges of life, I am enthusiastic about working with you to find ways to improve how you feel. I utilize a collaborative approach where together we determine your reasons for seeking a therapist, what you hope to gain from our time and how we can help you achieve your goals.
I am excited to work with people who are interested in making a change in their life. From significant life events to dealing with the day to day challenges of life, I am enthusiastic about working with you to find ways to improve how you feel. I utilize a collaborative approach where together we determine your reasons for seeking a therapist, what you hope to gain from our time and how we can help you achieve your goals.
(949) 870-9955 View (949) 870-9955
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Sandy Hume
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, EMDR
Verified Verified
Corona Del Mar, CA 92625
Not accepting new clients
High Functioning Anxiety may have worked for a long time, but now it could be taking you over, leaving you feeling stressed, overwhelmed, and at a loss of what to do. When you are normally able to handle it all and now you feel like you can't, it is frustrating and discouraging. This in turn can start to wear on your body and make you feel tired and sad at times and then the next thing you know keyed up and anxious.
High Functioning Anxiety may have worked for a long time, but now it could be taking you over, leaving you feeling stressed, overwhelmed, and at a loss of what to do. When you are normally able to handle it all and now you feel like you can't, it is frustrating and discouraging. This in turn can start to wear on your body and make you feel tired and sad at times and then the next thing you know keyed up and anxious.
(949) 272-0878 View (949) 272-0878
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Kevin Conlon
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, CADC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Corona Del Mar, CA 92625
My ideal client is someone who is seeking to address recurring relationship patterns, navigate life transitions, process trauma, shame, guilt, and reconnect to their sense of meaning and purpose. They are individuals or couples who are motivated to explore their challenges, identify personal strength, and develop effective strategies for growth and change. These clients are open to a collaborative therapeutic relationship, valuing a space for self-exploration, self-discovery, and personal empowerment. They are ready to engage in a journey of positive insight, driven by a desire to enhance their overall quality of life.
My ideal client is someone who is seeking to address recurring relationship patterns, navigate life transitions, process trauma, shame, guilt, and reconnect to their sense of meaning and purpose. They are individuals or couples who are motivated to explore their challenges, identify personal strength, and develop effective strategies for growth and change. These clients are open to a collaborative therapeutic relationship, valuing a space for self-exploration, self-discovery, and personal empowerment. They are ready to engage in a journey of positive insight, driven by a desire to enhance their overall quality of life.
(949) 785-0524 View (949) 785-0524
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Kelly Rice, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Corona Del Mar, CA 92625  (Online Only)
As a therapist, I know that sometimes, you may just need someone to listen and walk through a difficult season in life with you. You may find yourself in need of a safe place to explore your thoughts and feelings about dating, a significant relationship or a life transition. You may be coping with pain in ways that are self-destructive, or feeling "stuck", sad, and/or overwhelmed by worry. I offer understanding and caring, compassionate feedback. My goal is to help you tap into your own inner wisdom, so that you can heal, grow, and thrive- ultimately living a more fulfilling life.
As a therapist, I know that sometimes, you may just need someone to listen and walk through a difficult season in life with you. You may find yourself in need of a safe place to explore your thoughts and feelings about dating, a significant relationship or a life transition. You may be coping with pain in ways that are self-destructive, or feeling "stuck", sad, and/or overwhelmed by worry. I offer understanding and caring, compassionate feedback. My goal is to help you tap into your own inner wisdom, so that you can heal, grow, and thrive- ultimately living a more fulfilling life.
(949) 390-6056 View (949) 390-6056
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Kelly Faust McCann
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Corona Del Mar, CA 92625
As a graduate of Pepperdine University with a degree in Clinical Psychology, I work with such issues as Anxiety, Anger, Depression, and Grief and Loss, as well as problems effecting families like Divorce, Co-Parenting, Teen Issues, and Stage of Life Transitions. My speciality is working with women in transition in life, love, family, spirituality, and self. Finding the right therapist is the first step to successful therapy. Clients find my counseling style to be warm, engaged, and empathetic. Please contact me today to discuss your counseling needs and how I can help.
As a graduate of Pepperdine University with a degree in Clinical Psychology, I work with such issues as Anxiety, Anger, Depression, and Grief and Loss, as well as problems effecting families like Divorce, Co-Parenting, Teen Issues, and Stage of Life Transitions. My speciality is working with women in transition in life, love, family, spirituality, and self. Finding the right therapist is the first step to successful therapy. Clients find my counseling style to be warm, engaged, and empathetic. Please contact me today to discuss your counseling needs and how I can help.
(949) 313-8974 View (949) 313-8974
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Linda Algazi
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Corona Del Mar, CA 92625
Please check out my web-site and my blog about love and relationships. It's always tougher to work through a "stalled" marriage than to just quit.
Please check out my web-site and my blog about love and relationships. It's always tougher to work through a "stalled" marriage than to just quit.
(949) 485-4208 View (949) 485-4208
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Elisa Dombrowski
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, LPCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Corona Del Mar, CA 92625
Do you want more from your relationships and your life? Do you want a deeper level of connection and passion? You are not alone. We work so hard to have it all: a beautiful home, a loving partner, a happy family and a successful job. What happens when these successes don't equal happiness and we're left feeling unfulfilled and unsatisfied? Enjoying our lives and loving other people involves being honest about who we are and what we want.Therapy can help you to explore what's not working and to make positive changes.
Do you want more from your relationships and your life? Do you want a deeper level of connection and passion? You are not alone. We work so hard to have it all: a beautiful home, a loving partner, a happy family and a successful job. What happens when these successes don't equal happiness and we're left feeling unfulfilled and unsatisfied? Enjoying our lives and loving other people involves being honest about who we are and what we want.Therapy can help you to explore what's not working and to make positive changes.
(949) 735-7890 View (949) 735-7890
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Adrienne Burr
LCSW
Verified Verified
Corona Del Mar, CA 92625
As a dedicated clinician with diverse experience in residential, outpatient, and private practice, I specialize in an attachment and trauma-focused approach. My work is centered on supporting adolescents and young adults facing adjustment issues, school or peer-based anxiety, and trauma. I offer personalized, compassionate care and aim to create a felt sense of safety where you can heal and grow. Deeply passionate about helping individuals discover new aspects of themselves, my goal is to guide them toward living their most authentic lives, understanding, and embracing their unique journeys.
As a dedicated clinician with diverse experience in residential, outpatient, and private practice, I specialize in an attachment and trauma-focused approach. My work is centered on supporting adolescents and young adults facing adjustment issues, school or peer-based anxiety, and trauma. I offer personalized, compassionate care and aim to create a felt sense of safety where you can heal and grow. Deeply passionate about helping individuals discover new aspects of themselves, my goal is to guide them toward living their most authentic lives, understanding, and embracing their unique journeys.
(949) 694-6953 View (949) 694-6953

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Number of Therapists in Corona Del Mar, CA

100+

Average cost per session

$185

Therapists in Corona Del Mar, CA who prioritize treating:

90% Anxiety
86% Depression
82% Relationship Issues
69% Self Esteem
64% Stress
63% Trauma and PTSD
61% Family Conflict

Average years in practice

17 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

65% Aetna
60% Cigna and Evernorth
52% MHN | Health Net

How Therapists in Corona Del Mar, CA see their clients

75% In Person and Online
25% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
20% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Corona Del Mar?

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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.