Therapists in Hoover, Fresno, CA

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Shellee Pollard
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Hoover, Fresno, CA 93740
I have been a licensed clinician since 1997. I have lots of experience with others’ crises and trauma as I have had my own and was helped so graciously in the 1980s by a wonderful L.C.S.W. who worked for Kaiser. I was so grateful for her approach and kindness and ability to help me through my difficulties at the time. I went right to Cal State Long Beach to obtain my Bachelor’s degree in social work a BSW completed in 1990 and then onto graduate school to obtain an MSW in 1993. My approach is similar to my therapist’s one that helped me.
I have been a licensed clinician since 1997. I have lots of experience with others’ crises and trauma as I have had my own and was helped so graciously in the 1980s by a wonderful L.C.S.W. who worked for Kaiser. I was so grateful for her approach and kindness and ability to help me through my difficulties at the time. I went right to Cal State Long Beach to obtain my Bachelor’s degree in social work a BSW completed in 1990 and then onto graduate school to obtain an MSW in 1993. My approach is similar to my therapist’s one that helped me.
(559) 206-1601 View (559) 206-1601
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Cheryl Anne Hixson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hoover, Fresno, CA 93710
Life can be challenging and even overwhelming, whether it is due to grief and loss, relationship problems, a challenging child, anxiety or depression. We all need a little help once in a while. Sometimes it is difficult to see your options, but there are always options that are yours for the taking. My clients say my down-to-earth style, life experience and calming personality helped them to feel safe and comfortable so they can express themselves freely. Some of my specialty areas are parenting, perinatal mood disorders, anxiety, bonding and attachment, and couples therapy.
Life can be challenging and even overwhelming, whether it is due to grief and loss, relationship problems, a challenging child, anxiety or depression. We all need a little help once in a while. Sometimes it is difficult to see your options, but there are always options that are yours for the taking. My clients say my down-to-earth style, life experience and calming personality helped them to feel safe and comfortable so they can express themselves freely. Some of my specialty areas are parenting, perinatal mood disorders, anxiety, bonding and attachment, and couples therapy.
(559) 338-5101 View (559) 338-5101
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Michael Loza, LMFT #98140
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Hoover, Fresno, CA 93710
Life can be difficult and sometimes we just need someone to offer us support and help us towards a more positive, clear direction. Relationship Issues, Sadness, Anger, Stress, Anxiety, Work Issues? I assist individuals with the difficult, and sometimes unpredictable, adjustments that they may experience or may need to make in their lives. I do this in a calm and safe environment that allows for an individual to express their feelings, share their thoughts and opinions, develop skills, and work towards completing their goals. I also offer a supportive, unbiased, non-judgmental space and relationship which fosters personal growth.
Life can be difficult and sometimes we just need someone to offer us support and help us towards a more positive, clear direction. Relationship Issues, Sadness, Anger, Stress, Anxiety, Work Issues? I assist individuals with the difficult, and sometimes unpredictable, adjustments that they may experience or may need to make in their lives. I do this in a calm and safe environment that allows for an individual to express their feelings, share their thoughts and opinions, develop skills, and work towards completing their goals. I also offer a supportive, unbiased, non-judgmental space and relationship which fosters personal growth.
(559) 785-0671 View (559) 785-0671
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Sarah Esparza
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Hoover, Fresno, CA 93710
I have worked as a licensed therapist since 2004, during which I have been honored to walk a journey of growth with individuals and families. Most of my work has been done with children & adolescents struggling with anxiety, adjustment and depression. I love the challenge of working with children, finding behavior and emotional change. I also enjoy working with adolescents and adults struggling with addiction. The process of growth is individual to all so I work within a client centered framework, pulling from cognitive behavioral and dynamic theories to best serve my clients. I'm excited to meet you and begin this journey together.
I have worked as a licensed therapist since 2004, during which I have been honored to walk a journey of growth with individuals and families. Most of my work has been done with children & adolescents struggling with anxiety, adjustment and depression. I love the challenge of working with children, finding behavior and emotional change. I also enjoy working with adolescents and adults struggling with addiction. The process of growth is individual to all so I work within a client centered framework, pulling from cognitive behavioral and dynamic theories to best serve my clients. I'm excited to meet you and begin this journey together.
(559) 471-3117 View (559) 471-3117
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Kim Herrera
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Hoover, Fresno, CA 93726
My goal as a therapist is to assist my clients in achieving fulfillment and empowerment in their lives. I believe that your experience in therapy should be safe, supportive, and non-judgmental. I am committed to helping facilitate your healing with compassion and sensitivity. I encourage you to explore your concerns, struggles, and/or uncertainties in a collaborative and individualized process. I specialize in anxiety, depression, daily life stress, relationship counseling. I believe the key to a positive counseling experience is a healthy therapeutic relationship.
My goal as a therapist is to assist my clients in achieving fulfillment and empowerment in their lives. I believe that your experience in therapy should be safe, supportive, and non-judgmental. I am committed to helping facilitate your healing with compassion and sensitivity. I encourage you to explore your concerns, struggles, and/or uncertainties in a collaborative and individualized process. I specialize in anxiety, depression, daily life stress, relationship counseling. I believe the key to a positive counseling experience is a healthy therapeutic relationship.
(559) 785-9618 View (559) 785-9618
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Joyce C McIntosh-Thompson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Hoover, Fresno, CA 93710
Taking the first step to seek out a therapist can be overwhelming and in fact pretty scary. ARE you looking for a supportive environment in order to achieve a sense of wellness and the strength to move forward living life? Are you feeling depressed, angry all the time, stuck or loss in transitions of life, have experienced a death OR a divorce and ready to start working on you? I have experience working with depression, anxiety, grief and loss and with individuals that abuse substances and gambling.
Taking the first step to seek out a therapist can be overwhelming and in fact pretty scary. ARE you looking for a supportive environment in order to achieve a sense of wellness and the strength to move forward living life? Are you feeling depressed, angry all the time, stuck or loss in transitions of life, have experienced a death OR a divorce and ready to start working on you? I have experience working with depression, anxiety, grief and loss and with individuals that abuse substances and gambling.
(559) 415-6999 View (559) 415-6999
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Felipe Mercado
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, EdD, MSW, PPSC
Verified
Hoover, Fresno, CA 93710  (Online Only)
Are you tired of feeling held back by past traumas and negative conditioning? Do you long for a life filled with more happiness, compassion, and inner peace?. Through a personalized approach, Dr. Mercado will work with you to identify the issues and traumas that are holding you back, while helping you develop the skills and tools needed to overcome them. Whether you're looking to develop greater self-compassion, improve your relationships, or find more meaning in your life, we are here to support you every step of the way. Let me help you develop the compassion and happiness you deserve.
Are you tired of feeling held back by past traumas and negative conditioning? Do you long for a life filled with more happiness, compassion, and inner peace?. Through a personalized approach, Dr. Mercado will work with you to identify the issues and traumas that are holding you back, while helping you develop the skills and tools needed to overcome them. Whether you're looking to develop greater self-compassion, improve your relationships, or find more meaning in your life, we are here to support you every step of the way. Let me help you develop the compassion and happiness you deserve.
(559) 344-8577 View (559) 344-8577
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Amy J Balmanno
Licensed Educational Psychologist, MS, NCSP, LEP3747
Verified
Hoover, Fresno, CA 93710
Accepting New Referrals. Do you have concerns about your child's learning or behavior? Are you worried that they may have a learning or developmental disability and need special services or accommodations through school? Do you wonder if they would they benefit from educational counseling to improve school functioning? Do you have/are you a student involved in sports and are interested in obtaining a neuropsychological baseline prior to the season starting? Are you an adult student needing testing for accommodations at your college/university? If you answer yes to any of these questions, I can help you find solutions.
Accepting New Referrals. Do you have concerns about your child's learning or behavior? Are you worried that they may have a learning or developmental disability and need special services or accommodations through school? Do you wonder if they would they benefit from educational counseling to improve school functioning? Do you have/are you a student involved in sports and are interested in obtaining a neuropsychological baseline prior to the season starting? Are you an adult student needing testing for accommodations at your college/university? If you answer yes to any of these questions, I can help you find solutions.
(559) 206-0175 View (559) 206-0175
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Darla Dixon
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Hoover, Fresno, CA 93726
In life the journey is just as important as the destination. Having a therapist who can meet you where you are at is paramount on the path to change. I approach each client as an individual with a unique blend of needs. Using EMDR, psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral orientation I can assist you in building new skills and resolve hang-ups which can leave you stuck.
In life the journey is just as important as the destination. Having a therapist who can meet you where you are at is paramount on the path to change. I approach each client as an individual with a unique blend of needs. Using EMDR, psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral orientation I can assist you in building new skills and resolve hang-ups which can leave you stuck.
(818) 714-8295 View (818) 714-8295
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Garrett Johnson
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC
Verified
Hoover, Fresno, CA 93710  (Online Only)
My name is Garrett and I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. I am trained in EMDR and have 2 years of experience practicing EMDR with clients.
My name is Garrett and I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. I am trained in EMDR and have 2 years of experience practicing EMDR with clients.
(559) 702-0611 View (559) 702-0611
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Refine Counseling & Consulting, Inc.
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Hoover, Fresno, CA 93710  (Online Only)
Hi! I'm Ivy! It's nice to meet you unofficially. It takes a lot of courage to seek help, and I would be honored to help you on your journey to wellness. Each client I have worked with has special strengths that I have used to create a plan to address their concerns. It might be hard to see that you have strengths right now, but I'm confident that I can help you see strengths within yourself. As we move along the healing process and improve areas in our lives, sometimes we may feel challenged or unsure. That's why I'm here.
Hi! I'm Ivy! It's nice to meet you unofficially. It takes a lot of courage to seek help, and I would be honored to help you on your journey to wellness. Each client I have worked with has special strengths that I have used to create a plan to address their concerns. It might be hard to see that you have strengths right now, but I'm confident that I can help you see strengths within yourself. As we move along the healing process and improve areas in our lives, sometimes we may feel challenged or unsure. That's why I'm here.
(559) 413-0685 View (559) 413-0685
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Andrea Marie Murphy Carvajal
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Hoover, Fresno, CA 93710
Waitlist for new clients
Life is a journey of self discovery that can, at times, be blissful, or at other times, filled with uncertainty and turmoil. Whether your current life circumstances , or specters from the past, are causing you anguish, we will partner together to identify those thoughts and behaviors that are interfering with your ability to develop a life based in dignity, joy and purpose. We will work together to formulate a treatment plan that will provide you with the tools and strategies necessary to make and sustain the life changes that you desire. Couples welcome -incorporating the Gottman and Perel methodologies-
Life is a journey of self discovery that can, at times, be blissful, or at other times, filled with uncertainty and turmoil. Whether your current life circumstances , or specters from the past, are causing you anguish, we will partner together to identify those thoughts and behaviors that are interfering with your ability to develop a life based in dignity, joy and purpose. We will work together to formulate a treatment plan that will provide you with the tools and strategies necessary to make and sustain the life changes that you desire. Couples welcome -incorporating the Gottman and Perel methodologies-
(559) 677-0142 View (559) 677-0142
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Kathleen M Romeiro
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, IFECMHS
Verified
Hoover, Fresno, CA 93710
Not accepting new clients
So many people go through life surviving and not living when trying to balance children, partners, school, and work. As a psychotherapist with over 25 years of experience, I will use humor and genuine curiosity to help you explore your emotional needs and increase joy, peace, and life satisfaction. We will discover new ways to think, feel, and relate to others to diminish discomfort and build resiliency against symptoms of anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, shame, relationship issues, and phase of life issues. You deserve the life you want!
So many people go through life surviving and not living when trying to balance children, partners, school, and work. As a psychotherapist with over 25 years of experience, I will use humor and genuine curiosity to help you explore your emotional needs and increase joy, peace, and life satisfaction. We will discover new ways to think, feel, and relate to others to diminish discomfort and build resiliency against symptoms of anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, shame, relationship issues, and phase of life issues. You deserve the life you want!
(559) 466-9571 View (559) 466-9571
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Cultural Family Therapy, Satwinder Kaur AMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hoover, Fresno, CA 93710
At Cultural Family Therapy, I am committed to working with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families on their journey of self-improvement. My approach helps identify unhealthy thoughts/behaviors and actions that can cause depression, conflict within relationships, anxiety, triggers and provide skills, support, and different outlooks on life. Maybe it’s something you are experiencing for the first time, maybe it’s an issue that comes up again and again, or maybe it’s just difficult to start to even make sense of it all. I provide a safe space for my clients to explore their thoughts, feelings, and ideas.
At Cultural Family Therapy, I am committed to working with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families on their journey of self-improvement. My approach helps identify unhealthy thoughts/behaviors and actions that can cause depression, conflict within relationships, anxiety, triggers and provide skills, support, and different outlooks on life. Maybe it’s something you are experiencing for the first time, maybe it’s an issue that comes up again and again, or maybe it’s just difficult to start to even make sense of it all. I provide a safe space for my clients to explore their thoughts, feelings, and ideas.
(559) 406-7520 View (559) 406-7520
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Dr. Nonish C Xiong
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hoover, Fresno, CA 93726  (Online Only)
As a therapist, my focus is to facilitate my clients in achieving their goals by utilizing their minds and verbal behavior. I believe it is crucial to guide them in heightening their self-awareness by helping them examine their thoughts, beliefs, and emotions. This exploration enables them to break free from their old patterns and habits, ultimately leading to personal growth and transformation. I also emphasize the importance of the mind-body connection in my work. By developing this connection as well, clients can learn to understand the impact of their thoughts and emotions on their physical well-being.
As a therapist, my focus is to facilitate my clients in achieving their goals by utilizing their minds and verbal behavior. I believe it is crucial to guide them in heightening their self-awareness by helping them examine their thoughts, beliefs, and emotions. This exploration enables them to break free from their old patterns and habits, ultimately leading to personal growth and transformation. I also emphasize the importance of the mind-body connection in my work. By developing this connection as well, clients can learn to understand the impact of their thoughts and emotions on their physical well-being.
(559) 644-0382 View (559) 644-0382
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Kayla Bundy
Counselor, LPCC
Verified
Hoover, Fresno, CA 93710  (Online Only)
“I see my life as an unfolding set of opportunities to awaken.” — Ram Dass This human experience is quite the journey, isn’t it? The fact that you are struggling does NOT make you weak, it means you are human! Nobody was given a manual for how to live life and we all have our own challenges. Perhaps you feel alone, lost, not good enough, angry, depressed, anxious, or all the above! Whatever you’re struggling with, we can use these challenges to learn from and grow into who we truly are. My intention is always to lead with compassion to create a safe space for you to freely look within and create the life you want.
“I see my life as an unfolding set of opportunities to awaken.” — Ram Dass This human experience is quite the journey, isn’t it? The fact that you are struggling does NOT make you weak, it means you are human! Nobody was given a manual for how to live life and we all have our own challenges. Perhaps you feel alone, lost, not good enough, angry, depressed, anxious, or all the above! Whatever you’re struggling with, we can use these challenges to learn from and grow into who we truly are. My intention is always to lead with compassion to create a safe space for you to freely look within and create the life you want.
(559) 543-5207 View (559) 543-5207
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Jennifer Nicole Jaime
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hoover, Fresno, CA 93710
Whether you have been in therapy before or are just beginning the process, I am so proud of you for being here. Therapy is a big step and can sometimes feel overwhelming. My goal is to walk alongside you and provide a safe space for you to move toward hope and healing. As a therapist, I value being authentic and genuine with my clients. This path we walk together is sacred and I will honor you on that journey with authenticity, honesty, and compassion.
Whether you have been in therapy before or are just beginning the process, I am so proud of you for being here. Therapy is a big step and can sometimes feel overwhelming. My goal is to walk alongside you and provide a safe space for you to move toward hope and healing. As a therapist, I value being authentic and genuine with my clients. This path we walk together is sacred and I will honor you on that journey with authenticity, honesty, and compassion.
(559) 234-0828 View (559) 234-0828
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Angelica Faith Sison
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hoover, Fresno, CA 93710
I believe everyone can benefit from therapy. If you struggle with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, or if you have goals to increase your self-compassion and empathy, I welcome you to work with me. I have experience working with children and adults, and my goal is to walk alongside my clients in the collaborative therapeutic process to help them find strength, hope, and healing on their journey.
I believe everyone can benefit from therapy. If you struggle with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, or if you have goals to increase your self-compassion and empathy, I welcome you to work with me. I have experience working with children and adults, and my goal is to walk alongside my clients in the collaborative therapeutic process to help them find strength, hope, and healing on their journey.
(559) 365-6467 View (559) 365-6467
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Bridges Therapy Group of CA
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, AMFT, LCSW
Verified
Hoover, Fresno, CA 93710  (Online Only)
At Bridges Therapy Group of California, we’re dedicated to matching you with the perfect therapist for you and ensuring that your insurance will truly pay for your sessions. We are contracted, in-network providers with all the insurers listed below. We verify your benefits before you start so there are no surprises to you.
At Bridges Therapy Group of California, we’re dedicated to matching you with the perfect therapist for you and ensuring that your insurance will truly pay for your sessions. We are contracted, in-network providers with all the insurers listed below. We verify your benefits before you start so there are no surprises to you.
(559) 242-1135 View (559) 242-1135
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Giselle Josephine Facemire
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hoover, Fresno, CA 93710
As a Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, I enjoy working with families, children, adolescents and adults. I hope to be a guiding voice for those who are brave enough to reach out for help and willing to work towards attaining their goals as well as those who are struggling and need guidance toward the light out of the darkness. My approach to therapy involves using my own life experiences and curiosity to empathize and validate my client(s). I walk alongside you, help you process, and assist you in learning the tools and skills you need to attain your treatment goals.
As a Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, I enjoy working with families, children, adolescents and adults. I hope to be a guiding voice for those who are brave enough to reach out for help and willing to work towards attaining their goals as well as those who are struggling and need guidance toward the light out of the darkness. My approach to therapy involves using my own life experiences and curiosity to empathize and validate my client(s). I walk alongside you, help you process, and assist you in learning the tools and skills you need to attain your treatment goals.
(559) 838-4232 View (559) 838-4232

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Number of Therapists in Hoover, Fresno, CA

100+

Average cost per session

$130

Therapists in Hoover, Fresno, CA who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
91% Depression
82% Trauma and PTSD
80% Relationship Issues
78% Coping Skills
77% Self Esteem
71% Stress

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

65% MHN | Health Net
60% Anthem | Elevance
56% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Hoover, Fresno, CA see their clients

88% In Person and Online
12% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
19% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Hoover, Fresno?

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.