Therapists in Downey, CA

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Ola Ojeikere
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Downey, CA 90242
Hi there, I'm Ola Ojeikere, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Do you feel pulled, stressed, and hopeless, unable to find balance and healthy skills? Are you struggling to maintain your relationships, work, and mental health? Is it hard to show yourself compassion? I help diverse individuals manage life stressors and avoid burnout. Together, we can identify what's not working and get you back to balance. We'll use a holistic and individualized approach to address the needs of your mind, body, and spirit. I also integrate relaxation techniques to help you develop a stronger relationship with yourself.
Hi there, I'm Ola Ojeikere, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Do you feel pulled, stressed, and hopeless, unable to find balance and healthy skills? Are you struggling to maintain your relationships, work, and mental health? Is it hard to show yourself compassion? I help diverse individuals manage life stressors and avoid burnout. Together, we can identify what's not working and get you back to balance. We'll use a holistic and individualized approach to address the needs of your mind, body, and spirit. I also integrate relaxation techniques to help you develop a stronger relationship with yourself.
(562) 662-3683 View (562) 662-3683
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Rayven Battles
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Downey, CA 90242
Hello, my name is Rayven Battles, and I am a licensed clinical social worker in California (LCSW 91756). I treat disorders including but not limited to anxiety, mood disorders, psychosis, post-traumatic stress, grief, and personality disorders. I aim to assist clients with managing stressors and achieving emotional wellness by developing appropriate coping skills, building insight, and increasing protective factors. In therapy, I use theoretical approaches such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Seeking Safety, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Trauma Focused Therapy, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy depending on the individual's needs.
Hello, my name is Rayven Battles, and I am a licensed clinical social worker in California (LCSW 91756). I treat disorders including but not limited to anxiety, mood disorders, psychosis, post-traumatic stress, grief, and personality disorders. I aim to assist clients with managing stressors and achieving emotional wellness by developing appropriate coping skills, building insight, and increasing protective factors. In therapy, I use theoretical approaches such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Seeking Safety, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Trauma Focused Therapy, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy depending on the individual's needs.
(562) 573-6250 View (562) 573-6250
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Luis Arcos
Marriage & Family Therapist, BA, MS, MFT
Verified Verified
Downey, CA 90241
Not accepting new clients
Are your problems consuming your life? Do you find it difficult to acknowledge your strengths and make the most of them? Therapy could be the solution. We will work on finding solutions and creating plans for change. Together, we will identify your strengths and how those strengths can help you to make positive changes. I use a cognitive behavioral model along with a strengths-based approach. I work from the premise that a strong therapeutic relationship is the most important aspect of effective therapy. We will work as a team to create and achieve goals that improve your quality of life.
Are your problems consuming your life? Do you find it difficult to acknowledge your strengths and make the most of them? Therapy could be the solution. We will work on finding solutions and creating plans for change. Together, we will identify your strengths and how those strengths can help you to make positive changes. I use a cognitive behavioral model along with a strengths-based approach. I work from the premise that a strong therapeutic relationship is the most important aspect of effective therapy. We will work as a team to create and achieve goals that improve your quality of life.
(562) 850-1635 View (562) 850-1635
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Adele Aparicio
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Downey, CA 90242
Adele Aparicio is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Los Angeles, California. Adele received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from New York University and her master’s degree in Clinical Psychology with an MFT emphasis from Pepperdine University. She has dedicated her career to the mental health field, providing education, direct services, supervision, and consultation for the last 20 years. Adele is trained in multiple assessment and treatment models and focuses on providing individual therapy clients with a strength-based approach to cultivating mental health and wellness.
Adele Aparicio is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Los Angeles, California. Adele received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from New York University and her master’s degree in Clinical Psychology with an MFT emphasis from Pepperdine University. She has dedicated her career to the mental health field, providing education, direct services, supervision, and consultation for the last 20 years. Adele is trained in multiple assessment and treatment models and focuses on providing individual therapy clients with a strength-based approach to cultivating mental health and wellness.
(562) 539-4515 View (562) 539-4515
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Adam Castillo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Downey, CA 90242  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm Adam Castillo, LCSW specializing in trauma-informed care, I want to help you manage your daily responsibilities and maintain healthy relationships. Do you struggle to prioritize self-care? I can work with you to identify triggers and solutions that can restore balance in your life.
Hi, I'm Adam Castillo, LCSW specializing in trauma-informed care, I want to help you manage your daily responsibilities and maintain healthy relationships. Do you struggle to prioritize self-care? I can work with you to identify triggers and solutions that can restore balance in your life.
(310) 742-8702 View (310) 742-8702
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Ryan Silva
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Downey, CA 90241  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) practicing in California. I hold a Master's degree from Alliant International University and boast over a decade of professional experience. Throughout my 11 years in practice, I have specialized in providing comprehensive support to adults spanning various age groups, addressing a wide spectrum of mental health conditions. I feel like the impact I have on clients is to help empower clients in defining meaningful and achievable goals that align with their personal growth and well-being, fostering a sense of ownership and motivation throughout their therapeutic journey.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) practicing in California. I hold a Master's degree from Alliant International University and boast over a decade of professional experience. Throughout my 11 years in practice, I have specialized in providing comprehensive support to adults spanning various age groups, addressing a wide spectrum of mental health conditions. I feel like the impact I have on clients is to help empower clients in defining meaningful and achievable goals that align with their personal growth and well-being, fostering a sense of ownership and motivation throughout their therapeutic journey.
(562) 568-7358 View (562) 568-7358
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Vivian A Palencia
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PPSC
Verified Verified
Downey, CA 90241  (Online Only)
I am a bilingual Spanish speaking Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years of experience. My counseling style is caring, interactive. and reflective. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. It takes courage to seek help in obtaining a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you. Uniquely, I use Cinematherapy as a form of psychoeducation and to promote a parallel process which fosters personal growth with a bonus of entertainment.
I am a bilingual Spanish speaking Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years of experience. My counseling style is caring, interactive. and reflective. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. It takes courage to seek help in obtaining a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you. Uniquely, I use Cinematherapy as a form of psychoeducation and to promote a parallel process which fosters personal growth with a bonus of entertainment.
(562) 685-9339 View (562) 685-9339
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Inner Strength Counseling Services
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified Verified
Downey, CA 90240
I am a Mexican American Latinx therapist dedicated to enhancing the mental health wellness and overall well-being of those who have experienced trauma, helping them break free from generational patterns and overcome life stressors, grief and emotional challenges. Individuals who have experienced trauma can possibly suffer from Depression, Anxiety, PTSD and feelings of anger, frustrations. I am here to commit to clinical excellence and evidence-based practices.My approach will empower you to explore areas of your life that have been unprocessed and support you in taking action to make conscious changes in your life.
I am a Mexican American Latinx therapist dedicated to enhancing the mental health wellness and overall well-being of those who have experienced trauma, helping them break free from generational patterns and overcome life stressors, grief and emotional challenges. Individuals who have experienced trauma can possibly suffer from Depression, Anxiety, PTSD and feelings of anger, frustrations. I am here to commit to clinical excellence and evidence-based practices.My approach will empower you to explore areas of your life that have been unprocessed and support you in taking action to make conscious changes in your life.
(323) 746-1505 View (323) 746-1505
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LeHenry Solomon
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Downey, CA 90241
Hello, My name is LeHenry Solomon LMFT with over 20 years of experience working with people of all ages, races, and belief systems strengthening their emotional well-being to improve their quality of life. I ensure a safe, non-judgmental space for us to work together to achieve the goals we have set for ourselves. I believe that each experience is an opportunity to learn, move forward, and grow with an understanding of how we see ourselves as well as how the world sees us. The most important approach I use is to ensure everyone I work with knows and understands their value, worth, and ability to achieve their goals.
Hello, My name is LeHenry Solomon LMFT with over 20 years of experience working with people of all ages, races, and belief systems strengthening their emotional well-being to improve their quality of life. I ensure a safe, non-judgmental space for us to work together to achieve the goals we have set for ourselves. I believe that each experience is an opportunity to learn, move forward, and grow with an understanding of how we see ourselves as well as how the world sees us. The most important approach I use is to ensure everyone I work with knows and understands their value, worth, and ability to achieve their goals.
(562) 784-5807 View (562) 784-5807
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Cristina Carrera
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Downey, CA 90242  (Online Only)
Let's build on your strengths to meet your therapy goals. I am trained in cognitive behavioral therapy and psychodynamic therapy, and I take a strengths-based approach toward my work with clients. I have worked with diverse populations of all ages, which has given me the experience to provide evidence-based treatments that are tailored to the individual.
Let's build on your strengths to meet your therapy goals. I am trained in cognitive behavioral therapy and psychodynamic therapy, and I take a strengths-based approach toward my work with clients. I have worked with diverse populations of all ages, which has given me the experience to provide evidence-based treatments that are tailored to the individual.
(562) 521-8517 View (562) 521-8517
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Xenia Blanco
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Downey, CA 90241  (Online Only)
Hello, I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist California, and work with clients via tele-health.I have 17 years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults, families and couples, helping them achieve their mental health goals. This will happen by understanding their emotions and providing them with the tools to improve their emotional and psychological well-being. Emotional problems, depression, relationship problems, behavioral problems, anger management and ADHD are my strongest areas.
Hello, I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist California, and work with clients via tele-health.I have 17 years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults, families and couples, helping them achieve their mental health goals. This will happen by understanding their emotions and providing them with the tools to improve their emotional and psychological well-being. Emotional problems, depression, relationship problems, behavioral problems, anger management and ADHD are my strongest areas.
(562) 620-4230 View (562) 620-4230
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Jeffrey T. Middleton, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Downey, CA 90241
I am a former Adjunct Faculty in the graduate program at Cal State Long Beach, and I have a small private practice with a few openings. I work with adults, couples and older teens to help them feel more free, alive and connected with others. Sometimes the work begins by decreasing symptoms such as anxiety, family conflict, depression, trauma reactions, etc. Once those symptoms decrease, the work often evolves into more personal growth work, such as exploring family of origin issues and/or barriers to deeper levels of connection and intimacy.
I am a former Adjunct Faculty in the graduate program at Cal State Long Beach, and I have a small private practice with a few openings. I work with adults, couples and older teens to help them feel more free, alive and connected with others. Sometimes the work begins by decreasing symptoms such as anxiety, family conflict, depression, trauma reactions, etc. Once those symptoms decrease, the work often evolves into more personal growth work, such as exploring family of origin issues and/or barriers to deeper levels of connection and intimacy.
(562) 276-2168 View (562) 276-2168
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Dando Luz Wellness Collective
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Downey, CA 90242  (Online Only)
Our name “Dando Luz” literally translates to “give light,” and can also be interpreted to mean “to give birth.” This encapsulates how we would like to support you. What do you want to "give birth" to or bring into existence? Do you want to bring more light in the form of insight, self-awareness and clarity into your life? What areas of your life would you like to illuminate? What would you like to uncover and nurture in your life? These are big questions to answer. The process of therapy can help identify what this may look like for you.
Our name “Dando Luz” literally translates to “give light,” and can also be interpreted to mean “to give birth.” This encapsulates how we would like to support you. What do you want to "give birth" to or bring into existence? Do you want to bring more light in the form of insight, self-awareness and clarity into your life? What areas of your life would you like to illuminate? What would you like to uncover and nurture in your life? These are big questions to answer. The process of therapy can help identify what this may look like for you.
(562) 592-8296 View (562) 592-8296
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New Hope Family Counseling Center
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Downey, CA 90241
Se Habla Español. Llame para una consulta gratis. Are you finding yourself questioning what is your life's purpose? Wondering if this is where you need to be in life. Asking if you are making the right decision/choice? Are you experiencing periods of sadness, worry, frustration or sleepless nights? Are recent changes in life difficult to manage? Are you a new parent, a newlywed, are you going through a separation/Divorce? Have you been married for a while but have been struggling in communicating with your spouse? Do everyday life tasks seem difficult to complete and manage? Is your concern your child?
Se Habla Español. Llame para una consulta gratis. Are you finding yourself questioning what is your life's purpose? Wondering if this is where you need to be in life. Asking if you are making the right decision/choice? Are you experiencing periods of sadness, worry, frustration or sleepless nights? Are recent changes in life difficult to manage? Are you a new parent, a newlywed, are you going through a separation/Divorce? Have you been married for a while but have been struggling in communicating with your spouse? Do everyday life tasks seem difficult to complete and manage? Is your concern your child?
(562) 582-7424 View (562) 582-7424
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Sharon Jones
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Downey, CA 90241
Sharon Jones was born in the city of Shreveport, Louisiana and raised in the rural area of Coushatta, Louisiana. Her early life was shaped by humble beginnings. Sharon traveled to San Francisco on the bus with a hand full of change looking for a better life. Sharon resides in California and is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Sharon has work experience of over 30 years in behavioral healthcare serving others.
Sharon Jones was born in the city of Shreveport, Louisiana and raised in the rural area of Coushatta, Louisiana. Her early life was shaped by humble beginnings. Sharon traveled to San Francisco on the bus with a hand full of change looking for a better life. Sharon resides in California and is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Sharon has work experience of over 30 years in behavioral healthcare serving others.
(562) 561-1608 View (562) 561-1608
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Simon Uche
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
Downey, CA 90240  (Online Only)
My goal is to provide a safe space for you to discuss your concerns to change your life for the better. Couples, families, and individuals seek my support for various issues and life moments, including communication, depression, and anxiety. The change will happen when you are willing to learn about yourself and others, both the good and bad.
My goal is to provide a safe space for you to discuss your concerns to change your life for the better. Couples, families, and individuals seek my support for various issues and life moments, including communication, depression, and anxiety. The change will happen when you are willing to learn about yourself and others, both the good and bad.
(562) 512-6909 View (562) 512-6909
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Steady Grounds Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Downey, CA 90241
Congratulations on taking the first step to seek help. Life is hard and you do not need to do this alone. Our practice is committed to providing quality mental health services. Are you currently going through a difficult situation, been worrying more, have felt down, or need support in reducing symptoms interfering with your life. Is your child having a hard time regulating or expressing their emotions, difficulty attending school, or displaying behavioral issues. We are here to support you and your family, by listening unconditionally, offering skills that may help you or them cope with the current situation more effectively.
Congratulations on taking the first step to seek help. Life is hard and you do not need to do this alone. Our practice is committed to providing quality mental health services. Are you currently going through a difficult situation, been worrying more, have felt down, or need support in reducing symptoms interfering with your life. Is your child having a hard time regulating or expressing their emotions, difficulty attending school, or displaying behavioral issues. We are here to support you and your family, by listening unconditionally, offering skills that may help you or them cope with the current situation more effectively.
(562) 222-5019 View (562) 222-5019
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Ashley Nicole Long-Labaar
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, APCC, AMFT
Verified Verified
Downey, CA 90241  (Online Only)
Hello, my name is Ashley N Long-Labaar (she/her). I hold an Associate License in both Marriage and Family Therapist and Professional Clinical Counseling. I provide individual therapy both via telehealth and in clinic in Downey CA. I am passionate about mental health and providing a safe non-judgmental space where clients can begin their journey to understanding and healing. I specialize in working with children and adolescents 0-17. I approach each therapeutic engagement with the understanding that for children this can be scary and work on building trust and rapport with my clients.
Hello, my name is Ashley N Long-Labaar (she/her). I hold an Associate License in both Marriage and Family Therapist and Professional Clinical Counseling. I provide individual therapy both via telehealth and in clinic in Downey CA. I am passionate about mental health and providing a safe non-judgmental space where clients can begin their journey to understanding and healing. I specialize in working with children and adolescents 0-17. I approach each therapeutic engagement with the understanding that for children this can be scary and work on building trust and rapport with my clients.
(562) 620-4309 View (562) 620-4309
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Alejandro De Elias
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT
Verified Verified
Downey, CA 90241  (Online Only)
I use therapy to find reconciliation of your "Thoughts and Emotions" to resolve conflicting feelings within yourself. My approach focuses on building a mutual relationship with you that reduces depression, anxiety and stress. I tirelessly will work to find the triggers that cause depression, anxiety and stress. I will reduce painful symptoms and emotions that causes negative "thoughts and behaviors." My goal is to get you back on your feet (emotionally) as soon as possible.
I use therapy to find reconciliation of your "Thoughts and Emotions" to resolve conflicting feelings within yourself. My approach focuses on building a mutual relationship with you that reduces depression, anxiety and stress. I tirelessly will work to find the triggers that cause depression, anxiety and stress. I will reduce painful symptoms and emotions that causes negative "thoughts and behaviors." My goal is to get you back on your feet (emotionally) as soon as possible.
(562) 444-1417 View (562) 444-1417
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Lindsay Rosser
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
Downey, CA 90241  (Online Only)
There’s a weight dragging you down. No one can see it, and you’re unsure when it appeared. But each day, it wears on you further. It shows up as a voice in your head, telling you, "No matter how hard you try, you’ll never be good enough.” It prevents you from ever truly opening up to another person and dooming your relationships. It keeps you constantly on edge – never able to let your guard down or feel safe in your own skin. And it makes it difficult to regulate your emotions, never knowing from one moment to the next what will set off a wave of sadness, rage, or panic. You want peace, but it feels out of reach.
There’s a weight dragging you down. No one can see it, and you’re unsure when it appeared. But each day, it wears on you further. It shows up as a voice in your head, telling you, "No matter how hard you try, you’ll never be good enough.” It prevents you from ever truly opening up to another person and dooming your relationships. It keeps you constantly on edge – never able to let your guard down or feel safe in your own skin. And it makes it difficult to regulate your emotions, never knowing from one moment to the next what will set off a wave of sadness, rage, or panic. You want peace, but it feels out of reach.
(626) 593-4843 View (626) 593-4843

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Downey, CA

100+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Downey, CA who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
88% Depression
78% Self Esteem
76% Coping Skills
72% Trauma and PTSD
70% Relationship Issues
67% Stress

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

80% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
79% Optum
78% Aetna

How Therapists in Downey, 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 Downey?

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.