Therapists in Dunsmuir, CA

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Alanna Villanueva
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Dunsmuir, CA 96025
Hola hola! First off, proud of you for exploring the idea of therapy, it is not easy to take that first step. My name is Alanna and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker here in California. I genuinely enjoy supporting my clients through the therapeutic process.
Hola hola! First off, proud of you for exploring the idea of therapy, it is not easy to take that first step. My name is Alanna and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker here in California. I genuinely enjoy supporting my clients through the therapeutic process.
(530) 430-3844 View (530) 430-3844
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Richard L Clark
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Dunsmuir, CA 96025  (Online Only)
Hi there, I'm Richard! I have been counseling individuals, couples, families, and children for over 25 years in private practice, non-profit community organizations, hospitals, clinics, and schools. Having worked in a variety of diverse settings, I’ve gained valuable training and experience from many perspectives and incorporated this knowledge into guiding resolution for each unique client’s challenges. My focus is on Brief Solution Focused Therapy and working with you to build on your current strengths and implement strategic steps to improve your life immediately.
Hi there, I'm Richard! I have been counseling individuals, couples, families, and children for over 25 years in private practice, non-profit community organizations, hospitals, clinics, and schools. Having worked in a variety of diverse settings, I’ve gained valuable training and experience from many perspectives and incorporated this knowledge into guiding resolution for each unique client’s challenges. My focus is on Brief Solution Focused Therapy and working with you to build on your current strengths and implement strategic steps to improve your life immediately.
(530) 641-9538 View (530) 641-9538
Brittany Collier
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, ASW , MSW, PPS-C
Verified Verified
Dunsmuir, CA 96025
Hello. I am grateful you are here. If you find yourself grappling with challenges in various aspects of your life—be it school, work, relationships, family dynamics, friendships, or simply feeling stuck—I want you to know that you're not alone. Life's journey is filled with transitions, and your path is uniquely yours. Whether you're navigating new experiences or processing past ones that were painful, traumatic, or confusing, I'm here to journey alongside you. Regardless of your age or stage in life, know that you have the power to overcome obstacles and shape the life you envision. Together, we'll navigate through these challenge
Hello. I am grateful you are here. If you find yourself grappling with challenges in various aspects of your life—be it school, work, relationships, family dynamics, friendships, or simply feeling stuck—I want you to know that you're not alone. Life's journey is filled with transitions, and your path is uniquely yours. Whether you're navigating new experiences or processing past ones that were painful, traumatic, or confusing, I'm here to journey alongside you. Regardless of your age or stage in life, know that you have the power to overcome obstacles and shape the life you envision. Together, we'll navigate through these challenge
(530) 771-6040 View (530) 771-6040
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Blair Rhodes LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MABC, LMFT
Verified Verified
Dunsmuir, CA 96025
After 14 years of teaching high school and serving in the USAF, Texas Air National Guard, Naval and Army Reserves consecutively, I decided to switch gears and become a counselor. Despite taking 20 years to make up my mind about which military branch to serve in, I was sure about the decision to be a counselor and attended Dallas Seminary to train as a secular and Christian therapist. In addition to the above, I have experience in working with married couples, kids (8 to 80), people going through divorce (having suffered one myself), persons struggling with addictions and trauma victims.
After 14 years of teaching high school and serving in the USAF, Texas Air National Guard, Naval and Army Reserves consecutively, I decided to switch gears and become a counselor. Despite taking 20 years to make up my mind about which military branch to serve in, I was sure about the decision to be a counselor and attended Dallas Seminary to train as a secular and Christian therapist. In addition to the above, I have experience in working with married couples, kids (8 to 80), people going through divorce (having suffered one myself), persons struggling with addictions and trauma victims.
(530) 402-8148 View (530) 402-8148
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Stephanie Yarger
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
Dunsmuir, CA 96025
My work with clients is based on the idea that deep within, you already have the tools available to you to make lasting change. Through a warm, caring, and confidential environment, I help you uncover and utilize your own inherent strengths. In the course of our time together, we will do the work to shed the burdens that have kept you from accessing the joy and vitality that are your birthright. This process happens not in the mind, but in the heart.
My work with clients is based on the idea that deep within, you already have the tools available to you to make lasting change. Through a warm, caring, and confidential environment, I help you uncover and utilize your own inherent strengths. In the course of our time together, we will do the work to shed the burdens that have kept you from accessing the joy and vitality that are your birthright. This process happens not in the mind, but in the heart.
(530) 922-2191 View (530) 922-2191

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Mirella Giddings
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, APCC, ATR-P
Verified Verified
Mount Shasta, CA 96067  (Online Only)
Navigating the internet, immersing in anime, or diving into the gaming community can create both coping skills and stress within ourselves. It’s not uncommon to meet clients who’ve been left with many questions due to feeling targeted by their TikTok algorithm. I approach this by providing a safe space in which you can explore, reflect, and communicate freely, tailored to your unique experiences. As a telehealth provider, I aim to have services be just as beneficial and fulfilling as in-person services.
Navigating the internet, immersing in anime, or diving into the gaming community can create both coping skills and stress within ourselves. It’s not uncommon to meet clients who’ve been left with many questions due to feeling targeted by their TikTok algorithm. I approach this by providing a safe space in which you can explore, reflect, and communicate freely, tailored to your unique experiences. As a telehealth provider, I aim to have services be just as beneficial and fulfilling as in-person services.
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Daniel Redden
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MDiv, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Mount Shasta, CA 96067
Quiet desperation. Turmoil that others can't see. Shame that shackles. Anxiety that chokes. Depression that numbs. Relationships that tip us over the edge. Life is hard. Anxiety and depression can take us to places where we never thought we could get to. Lonely and painful places. The choice to boldly say, "No!" to this pain requires great courage. If you are looking for help, someone to listen, who will respect the uniqueness of your journey and hold hope for you as you look to chart a new course in your life, then please contact me.
Quiet desperation. Turmoil that others can't see. Shame that shackles. Anxiety that chokes. Depression that numbs. Relationships that tip us over the edge. Life is hard. Anxiety and depression can take us to places where we never thought we could get to. Lonely and painful places. The choice to boldly say, "No!" to this pain requires great courage. If you are looking for help, someone to listen, who will respect the uniqueness of your journey and hold hope for you as you look to chart a new course in your life, then please contact me.
(530) 379-2025 View (530) 379-2025
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Peggy Alena Marie Farver
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Mount Shasta, CA 96067
Waitlist for new clients
Life is full of changes, we can count on this! During these ever changing times and seasons in living, our lives can be thrown off balance! Counseling support provides a special ‘time out’ where you can identify your current needs and address current symptoms and issues in need of attention and change from a compassionate and caring therapist. During this season with on-going losses, as a Certified Grief Educator, integrating issues of loss and grief into your counseling session remains so important! We all grieve differently...having a safe-place to process your grief, to remember your loved one, is a special honor and privilege.
Life is full of changes, we can count on this! During these ever changing times and seasons in living, our lives can be thrown off balance! Counseling support provides a special ‘time out’ where you can identify your current needs and address current symptoms and issues in need of attention and change from a compassionate and caring therapist. During this season with on-going losses, as a Certified Grief Educator, integrating issues of loss and grief into your counseling session remains so important! We all grieve differently...having a safe-place to process your grief, to remember your loved one, is a special honor and privilege.
(530) 298-8407 View (530) 298-8407
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Michael Stephens
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Mount Shasta, CA 96067
Hi there, I'm Michael, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I have helped people with issues such as anxiety, depression, aging, ADHD, chronic illness, and more. I work effectively with clients seeking to move beyond previous negative experiences or current situational stressors and develop healthy coping skills. I can relate to many life challenges impacting thought, mood, and behavior. I approach psychotherapy pragmatically with an existential/humanistic emphasis. My top modalities are CBT, Narrative, and Solution Focused therapy.
Hi there, I'm Michael, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I have helped people with issues such as anxiety, depression, aging, ADHD, chronic illness, and more. I work effectively with clients seeking to move beyond previous negative experiences or current situational stressors and develop healthy coping skills. I can relate to many life challenges impacting thought, mood, and behavior. I approach psychotherapy pragmatically with an existential/humanistic emphasis. My top modalities are CBT, Narrative, and Solution Focused therapy.
(626) 263-5840 View (626) 263-5840
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Holly Dellaganna
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Mount Shasta, CA 96067  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I admire anyone striving to become a more evolved version of themselves. I believe vulnerability is a privilege and we all have experiences that make accessing our deeper emotions possible. I am passionate about supporting my clients connect with their true self, and to live authentic, meaningful lives. I am honored to walk beside you, to be your gentle mirror and to create a safe, compassionate space for you to do this courageous work.
I admire anyone striving to become a more evolved version of themselves. I believe vulnerability is a privilege and we all have experiences that make accessing our deeper emotions possible. I am passionate about supporting my clients connect with their true self, and to live authentic, meaningful lives. I am honored to walk beside you, to be your gentle mirror and to create a safe, compassionate space for you to do this courageous work.
(805) 219-7786 View (805) 219-7786
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Teena 'Dhyan' Summers
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mount Shasta, CA 96067
As a therapist with 40 years of experience, I've helped hundreds of people overcome their challenges. Whether it's anxiety, depression, relationship conflict, difficulty finding the right life partner, or loss and grief resulting from a separation or death, I have the counseling skills and experience to help you solve your problems. You don't have to feel stressed from repeating old patterns that no longer work. Counseling with me can bring more joy and fulfillment into your life. I'm also specialized in and love working with couples. In addition I am trained in EMDR, a protocol for resolving trauma.
As a therapist with 40 years of experience, I've helped hundreds of people overcome their challenges. Whether it's anxiety, depression, relationship conflict, difficulty finding the right life partner, or loss and grief resulting from a separation or death, I have the counseling skills and experience to help you solve your problems. You don't have to feel stressed from repeating old patterns that no longer work. Counseling with me can bring more joy and fulfillment into your life. I'm also specialized in and love working with couples. In addition I am trained in EMDR, a protocol for resolving trauma.
(541) 249-2519 View (541) 249-2519
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Ethan C Mandelkern
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mount Shasta, CA 96067
Waitlist for new clients
Whether it is anxiety or depression, trauma or circumstances, I am here to help. It takes strength to reach out and courage to follow through. My goal is to assist you reclaim the peace of mind and balance you are looking for. I work with both men and women as well as adolescents 16 and up. I have extensive experience working with couples, individuals, youth, adults and the elderly. If you have been wanting someone to talk with I am here and am ready to listen and support.
Whether it is anxiety or depression, trauma or circumstances, I am here to help. It takes strength to reach out and courage to follow through. My goal is to assist you reclaim the peace of mind and balance you are looking for. I work with both men and women as well as adolescents 16 and up. I have extensive experience working with couples, individuals, youth, adults and the elderly. If you have been wanting someone to talk with I am here and am ready to listen and support.
(530) 918-8348 View (530) 918-8348
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Jessica Thompson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Mount Shasta, CA 96067  (Online Only)
Welcome! My therapy practice is explorative, supportive, and transformative; my clients appreciate both their breakthrough moments and steady progress towards larger goals. No matter what, I anchor each session in acceptance. It's so important that you feel I am rooting for you, however you show up or whatever you choose. I only ask for you to be brave enough to explore your inner world with honesty. Together, we will approach your healing through deeper connection with your emotions and body. Remember, healing is possible wherever you are in your journey. You just have to choose it.
Welcome! My therapy practice is explorative, supportive, and transformative; my clients appreciate both their breakthrough moments and steady progress towards larger goals. No matter what, I anchor each session in acceptance. It's so important that you feel I am rooting for you, however you show up or whatever you choose. I only ask for you to be brave enough to explore your inner world with honesty. Together, we will approach your healing through deeper connection with your emotions and body. Remember, healing is possible wherever you are in your journey. You just have to choose it.
(341) 999-7167 View (341) 999-7167
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Christine Balletta
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Mount Shasta, CA 96067
In Mt. Shasta: It takes courage to seek support and look deeply at yourself and your unique challenges and strengths. My focus is to help clients feel more empowered, balanced, and whole in their lives. I offer a unique combination of psychotherapy, informed by Depth Psychology and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy-as well as NeurOptimal Neurofeedback Brain Training to support mental, emotional, physical and spiritual well-being. My experience includes: trauma focused outpatient county mental health with adults and children, crisis work in local hospitals-as well as grief and palliative care for hospice patients and their families.
In Mt. Shasta: It takes courage to seek support and look deeply at yourself and your unique challenges and strengths. My focus is to help clients feel more empowered, balanced, and whole in their lives. I offer a unique combination of psychotherapy, informed by Depth Psychology and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy-as well as NeurOptimal Neurofeedback Brain Training to support mental, emotional, physical and spiritual well-being. My experience includes: trauma focused outpatient county mental health with adults and children, crisis work in local hospitals-as well as grief and palliative care for hospice patients and their families.
(530) 214-5264 View (530) 214-5264
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Chera Renee Sabankaya
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, NCC, LPC, CFRC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Mount Shasta, CA 96067
Greetings! I'm Chera, and I have focused the scope of my private practice on very specialized (and desperately underserved) groups at high risk of suicidality within our community. Since 2016 I‘ve been helping our veterans/military with PsychArmor training, later realizing no one had the backs of our law enforcement. For this reason, I earned my certification as a first responder counselor and peer support team leader/trainer to provide crisis, cumulative trauma, and emotional agility training for our first responders.
Greetings! I'm Chera, and I have focused the scope of my private practice on very specialized (and desperately underserved) groups at high risk of suicidality within our community. Since 2016 I‘ve been helping our veterans/military with PsychArmor training, later realizing no one had the backs of our law enforcement. For this reason, I earned my certification as a first responder counselor and peer support team leader/trainer to provide crisis, cumulative trauma, and emotional agility training for our first responders.
(530) 419-6118 View (530) 419-6118
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Judy Voruz
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MA, QMHP-R, CADCII
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mount Shasta, CA 96067
My clients come from diverse backgrounds and are struggling with depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties and substance abuse. They are looking for a counselor who supports them in creating real change in their daily lives. They engage in counseling to understand themselves and appreciate their innate goodness and well being. They seek contentment and an experience of inner freedom
My clients come from diverse backgrounds and are struggling with depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties and substance abuse. They are looking for a counselor who supports them in creating real change in their daily lives. They engage in counseling to understand themselves and appreciate their innate goodness and well being. They seek contentment and an experience of inner freedom
(458) 221-9815 View (458) 221-9815
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Renee Else-Helen Meisner-Bogdahn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Mount Shasta, CA 96067  (Online Only)
I am a licensed clinical social worker with a passion for evidence-based and heart-centered work that makes a real difference in the lives of individuals that I see. Due to my specialized training and unique skill set, I am well-equipped to serve adults and adolescents struggling with symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Acute Stress Disorder, Depression, and Anxiety. In my work, I focus on short-term, solutions-focused strategies in order to hone in on what concrete changes you can enact in your life immediately; allowing you to quickly experience the benefits from the time and energy you have invested into therapy.
I am a licensed clinical social worker with a passion for evidence-based and heart-centered work that makes a real difference in the lives of individuals that I see. Due to my specialized training and unique skill set, I am well-equipped to serve adults and adolescents struggling with symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Acute Stress Disorder, Depression, and Anxiety. In my work, I focus on short-term, solutions-focused strategies in order to hone in on what concrete changes you can enact in your life immediately; allowing you to quickly experience the benefits from the time and energy you have invested into therapy.
(530) 207-8751 View (530) 207-8751
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David Franceschini
Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, APCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mount Shasta, CA 96067  (Online Only)
What’s your story? Mine involves loss at a young age and a mid-life career change. The reality is that no human is immune from heartache, loss, fear, insecurities, and traumas big and small. If you’re alive, you’ve experienced some STUFF, and you don’t have to carry the burden alone. I have almost a decade of experience in counseling, helping people step out of pain and into freedom.
What’s your story? Mine involves loss at a young age and a mid-life career change. The reality is that no human is immune from heartache, loss, fear, insecurities, and traumas big and small. If you’re alive, you’ve experienced some STUFF, and you don’t have to carry the burden alone. I have almost a decade of experience in counseling, helping people step out of pain and into freedom.
(530) 918-4943 View (530) 918-4943
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Dr. Tonya Elliott
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
McCloud, CA 96057
Let's put the "Soul" back into therapy. Psychotherapy....Psycho(of the soul) therapy(healing)....Soul healing! Anxiety, trauma, stress, relationship issues, you name it, I'll help you heal through it. Let my 20 plus years as a spiritually/culturally oriented somatic therapist work for you. Maybe you’ve tried therapy before but this time you are looking for something different. Something more…that will speak to your soul and energize your spirit. You would like to tap into your innate power to attract and maintain emotional balance, success, wealth and healthy relationships. There is hope! You don’t have to do this alone!
Let's put the "Soul" back into therapy. Psychotherapy....Psycho(of the soul) therapy(healing)....Soul healing! Anxiety, trauma, stress, relationship issues, you name it, I'll help you heal through it. Let my 20 plus years as a spiritually/culturally oriented somatic therapist work for you. Maybe you’ve tried therapy before but this time you are looking for something different. Something more…that will speak to your soul and energize your spirit. You would like to tap into your innate power to attract and maintain emotional balance, success, wealth and healthy relationships. There is hope! You don’t have to do this alone!
(530) 288-4554 View (530) 288-4554
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Tatiana Diakoff
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Mount Shasta, CA 96067
Hello and welcome. Beginning therapy can be a big step. Often people seek therapy when their experience of suffering has reached a point of being intolerable, while others might just need some guidance or seek a witness on their journey of personal growth. I'm glad you are reaching out for the support you need. Therapy allows us to explore ourselves more deeply, understand patterns that keep us stuck, heal old wounds, access our authentic self-expression and develop much needed skills and tools to navigate this crazy thing called life.
Hello and welcome. Beginning therapy can be a big step. Often people seek therapy when their experience of suffering has reached a point of being intolerable, while others might just need some guidance or seek a witness on their journey of personal growth. I'm glad you are reaching out for the support you need. Therapy allows us to explore ourselves more deeply, understand patterns that keep us stuck, heal old wounds, access our authentic self-expression and develop much needed skills and tools to navigate this crazy thing called life.
(510) 398-6019 View (510) 398-6019

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Number of Therapists in Dunsmuir, CA

< 10

Therapists in Dunsmuir, CA who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
80% Relationship Issues
80% Depression
80% Parenting
80% Trauma and PTSD
80% Family Conflict
80% Self Esteem

Average years in practice

2 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Beacon Health Options | Carelon
75% Aetna
75% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Dunsmuir, CA see their clients

80% In Person and Online
20% Online Only

Gender breakdown

50% Female
50% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Dunsmuir?

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.

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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.