Therapists in Fullerton, CA

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Frances Schivley
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fullerton, CA 92831  (Online Only)
Welcome, and I sincerely appreciate your courage to seek support. Do you find difficulty in dealing with a particular relationship at this time? Maybe it seems like the sadness, distress, or anger we deal with feels overwhelming. The good news is, there is no better time than now to mend, restore our relationships and work through our hurt. I hope to journey with you to make strides toward healing and connection with those important relationships in your life, while working toward better emotional health.
Welcome, and I sincerely appreciate your courage to seek support. Do you find difficulty in dealing with a particular relationship at this time? Maybe it seems like the sadness, distress, or anger we deal with feels overwhelming. The good news is, there is no better time than now to mend, restore our relationships and work through our hurt. I hope to journey with you to make strides toward healing and connection with those important relationships in your life, while working toward better emotional health.
(657) 500-0479 View (657) 500-0479
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Michael Johnson
PhD, CPC
Verified Verified
Fullerton, CA 92831
I am a certified professional life coach. I hold a doctorate in psychology and am certified by the Life Coach Institute of Orange County. I specialize in assisting people in transforming their lives. I consult with my clients to identify their personal goals and relational aspirations. What's possible in life goes beyond what we have settled with by default. By altering our mindset and raising the ceiling for our success, we can transform our lives. I encourage full self-expression and relational fulfillment. I help people to remove the barriers they have and help them to have the life they want.
I am a certified professional life coach. I hold a doctorate in psychology and am certified by the Life Coach Institute of Orange County. I specialize in assisting people in transforming their lives. I consult with my clients to identify their personal goals and relational aspirations. What's possible in life goes beyond what we have settled with by default. By altering our mindset and raising the ceiling for our success, we can transform our lives. I encourage full self-expression and relational fulfillment. I help people to remove the barriers they have and help them to have the life they want.
(714) 794-8936 View (714) 794-8936
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Kellisha Priester
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Fullerton, CA 92831
Hi, I'm Kay Priester, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Professional Clinical Counselor. With 20 years of experience in the Behavioral Health field, it has been an honor and privilege to support my clients through life's challenges and work relentlessly to reach their goals.
Hi, I'm Kay Priester, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Professional Clinical Counselor. With 20 years of experience in the Behavioral Health field, it has been an honor and privilege to support my clients through life's challenges and work relentlessly to reach their goals.
(714) 266-1864 View (714) 266-1864
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Bernadette Guidry
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Fullerton, CA 92832
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with many years of experience. I specialize in depth psychotherapy and the treatment of trauma with mindfulness, somatic awareness and compassionate presence. My area of focus includes managing anxiety, depression, life transitions, authentic self expression, PTSD and healing from life and relational trauma. The process of helping people to unfold more of who they really are and step more fully into living the lives they long for is a deep commitment and my life's work.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with many years of experience. I specialize in depth psychotherapy and the treatment of trauma with mindfulness, somatic awareness and compassionate presence. My area of focus includes managing anxiety, depression, life transitions, authentic self expression, PTSD and healing from life and relational trauma. The process of helping people to unfold more of who they really are and step more fully into living the lives they long for is a deep commitment and my life's work.
(657) 300-3734 View (657) 300-3734
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Baleska Alfaro
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fullerton, CA 92833
Life is a journey, and sometimes there are bumps and pitfalls along the way. When you experience a bump in the road, a pitfall, or are tasked with deciding which road to take, it can be natural to feel anxious, sad, angry, and/or overwhelmed. My job, as a licensed marriage and family therapist for over the past decade, has been and is to walk alongside you and help you navigate these bumps, pitfalls, and decisions. I will help you identify what your goals for the therapeutic process are, will provide an empathic ear, will brainstorm with you, and will create a safe space for you to talk about and sort out your problems!
Life is a journey, and sometimes there are bumps and pitfalls along the way. When you experience a bump in the road, a pitfall, or are tasked with deciding which road to take, it can be natural to feel anxious, sad, angry, and/or overwhelmed. My job, as a licensed marriage and family therapist for over the past decade, has been and is to walk alongside you and help you navigate these bumps, pitfalls, and decisions. I will help you identify what your goals for the therapeutic process are, will provide an empathic ear, will brainstorm with you, and will create a safe space for you to talk about and sort out your problems!
(714) 455-1579 View (714) 455-1579
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Jolene Shull
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Fullerton, CA 92831  (Online Only)
Are you struggling through day-to-day life? Are you feeling that there is no hope? Asking for help takes courage, and you have taken the first step towards feeling like yourself again. I provide a supportive and accepting environment that allows you the freedom to express your feelings and a place to feel safe and comfortable. As a wife and mother, I know that life can sometimes be a struggle. I know what it's like to hurt and to be hurt.
Are you struggling through day-to-day life? Are you feeling that there is no hope? Asking for help takes courage, and you have taken the first step towards feeling like yourself again. I provide a supportive and accepting environment that allows you the freedom to express your feelings and a place to feel safe and comfortable. As a wife and mother, I know that life can sometimes be a struggle. I know what it's like to hurt and to be hurt.
(909) 443-2554 View (909) 443-2554
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Sharon Kiel
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Fullerton, CA 92835
How on earth do you choose from all these therapists? We must all start to sound alike! I recommend you call at least 3-5 of us, or email even more, and trust your gut feeling. It's important to help you feel emotionally safe with me, in order to share your struggles, so that you don't have to carry them alone anymore. I strive to help you get to the root of your pain, in order to heal it, rather than put a band aid on it. Many people seem to believe that they will have to carry the effects of prior trauma forever. I want you to know that is not the case. You CAN heal.
How on earth do you choose from all these therapists? We must all start to sound alike! I recommend you call at least 3-5 of us, or email even more, and trust your gut feeling. It's important to help you feel emotionally safe with me, in order to share your struggles, so that you don't have to carry them alone anymore. I strive to help you get to the root of your pain, in order to heal it, rather than put a band aid on it. Many people seem to believe that they will have to carry the effects of prior trauma forever. I want you to know that is not the case. You CAN heal.
(714) 794-5972 View (714) 794-5972
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Christina Choi
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Fullerton, CA 92835
Hello and welcome! Seeking therapy can be an overwhelming and vulnerable process. Making the effort to begin your journey shows you want a change in your life. Whether you’re struggling to get through the day or needing someone to talk to, I can provide the support you need. I will build you a safe space where you will be free to share, reflect, feel, process, and heal. You will be met with empathy, kindness, and acceptance; free of judgment. We will work together so you can grow into your most authentic self, while developing strong and healthy goals and coping skills to face life’s challenges with confidence.
Hello and welcome! Seeking therapy can be an overwhelming and vulnerable process. Making the effort to begin your journey shows you want a change in your life. Whether you’re struggling to get through the day or needing someone to talk to, I can provide the support you need. I will build you a safe space where you will be free to share, reflect, feel, process, and heal. You will be met with empathy, kindness, and acceptance; free of judgment. We will work together so you can grow into your most authentic self, while developing strong and healthy goals and coping skills to face life’s challenges with confidence.
(657) 214-7027 View (657) 214-7027
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Julianna Marie Taillon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Fullerton, CA 92833
Are you struggling to cope with life transitions? Many of us are experiencing significant anxiety due to changing work environments, parenting children who aren’t in school or attempting to navigate the changing social conditions. Are you feeling stressed by a traumatic event? Perhaps you are experiencing a divorce, have family conflicts or are alone as an empty nester. These circumstances can impact your connection with loved ones, colleagues, and most importantly, the relationship with yourself. If you are the last person on the list who gets your time and attention, let's change that, and create the life you envision.
Are you struggling to cope with life transitions? Many of us are experiencing significant anxiety due to changing work environments, parenting children who aren’t in school or attempting to navigate the changing social conditions. Are you feeling stressed by a traumatic event? Perhaps you are experiencing a divorce, have family conflicts or are alone as an empty nester. These circumstances can impact your connection with loved ones, colleagues, and most importantly, the relationship with yourself. If you are the last person on the list who gets your time and attention, let's change that, and create the life you envision.
(714) 646-1107 View (714) 646-1107
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Lori Shnorhokian
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Fullerton, CA 92833
I, Lori Shnorhokian 83954, provide a safe environment and compassionate, non-judgmental counseling to help you explore the personal and relationship challenges you are facing and begin working toward lasting solutions. By fostering an interactive and collaborative setting during our sessions, I can help you feel comfortable taking an active role in engaging and addressing the difficult symptoms, thoughts, and emotions you are dealing with.
I, Lori Shnorhokian 83954, provide a safe environment and compassionate, non-judgmental counseling to help you explore the personal and relationship challenges you are facing and begin working toward lasting solutions. By fostering an interactive and collaborative setting during our sessions, I can help you feel comfortable taking an active role in engaging and addressing the difficult symptoms, thoughts, and emotions you are dealing with.
(714) 880-8739 View (714) 880-8739
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Minerva Romano Correa
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, LPCC
Verified Verified
Fullerton, CA 92832  (Online Only)
Avoid the commute and try Online therapy! I am certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). A very effective and helpful therapy that cuts talk time in half, and focuses on releasing present and past emotional distress. I also use the latest mindfulness techniques, among others, to provide you with a personalizad and comprehensive treatment. It is not uncommon for someone to find themselves in a state of emotional reaction, due to negative childhood experiences, life challenges, trauma or constant relationship problems. This is not only an emotional response, but a physical and spiritual one as well.
Avoid the commute and try Online therapy! I am certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). A very effective and helpful therapy that cuts talk time in half, and focuses on releasing present and past emotional distress. I also use the latest mindfulness techniques, among others, to provide you with a personalizad and comprehensive treatment. It is not uncommon for someone to find themselves in a state of emotional reaction, due to negative childhood experiences, life challenges, trauma or constant relationship problems. This is not only an emotional response, but a physical and spiritual one as well.
(657) 208-9105 View (657) 208-9105
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Vida Vazquez
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
Fullerton, CA 92831  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
You will run & not grow weary... Hello, Life here, waiting for you! I want to help you find your calling, your gifts, and your highest joys. If you are willing to set goals, separate the worries and stigma from your neurodiversities, and are open to learning how to manage your symptoms effectively, then I am here to provide you the positive, educational, and culturally sensitive space to do so. Offering Treatment Modalities of: Positive Psychology, Group Therapy, Co-Parenting, Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, & Dilectical Behavior Therapy.
You will run & not grow weary... Hello, Life here, waiting for you! I want to help you find your calling, your gifts, and your highest joys. If you are willing to set goals, separate the worries and stigma from your neurodiversities, and are open to learning how to manage your symptoms effectively, then I am here to provide you the positive, educational, and culturally sensitive space to do so. Offering Treatment Modalities of: Positive Psychology, Group Therapy, Co-Parenting, Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, & Dilectical Behavior Therapy.
(657) 571-1592 View (657) 571-1592
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Ryan A Stone
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Fullerton, CA 92835
Do you feel like yourself? If not, what might be missing that would help you to feel more like yourself? Some days feel more challenging than others. Seasons of worry, sadness, insecurity, and relational distance can feel impossible to overcome. You might try to hide your emotions from the people around you for fear that they won't understand. You might experience greater conflict in relationships and isolate yourself as a result. You deeply desire a place to feel safe, understood, and known without judgment.
Do you feel like yourself? If not, what might be missing that would help you to feel more like yourself? Some days feel more challenging than others. Seasons of worry, sadness, insecurity, and relational distance can feel impossible to overcome. You might try to hide your emotions from the people around you for fear that they won't understand. You might experience greater conflict in relationships and isolate yourself as a result. You deeply desire a place to feel safe, understood, and known without judgment.
(714) 695-5765 View (714) 695-5765
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Gather and Grow OC
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Fullerton, CA 92835
Gather and Grow OC is excited to serve the mental health needs (and support mental health flourishing) in the Orange County area! We believe in community and seek to create a healthier place to live alongside offering a healthier place to heal. We're looking to work with clients who are ready to step up, dive deep and do the work of finding their happiest and most authentic selves in supportive therapeutic relationships. At Gather and Grow OC you'll find clear and quick communication, a safe space to do the work and a team of clinicians ready to meet you where you are!
Gather and Grow OC is excited to serve the mental health needs (and support mental health flourishing) in the Orange County area! We believe in community and seek to create a healthier place to live alongside offering a healthier place to heal. We're looking to work with clients who are ready to step up, dive deep and do the work of finding their happiest and most authentic selves in supportive therapeutic relationships. At Gather and Grow OC you'll find clear and quick communication, a safe space to do the work and a team of clinicians ready to meet you where you are!
(657) 243-8069 View (657) 243-8069
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Lynne Palmer
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
Fullerton, CA 92832
Over the years, I have had the opportunity to work with a variety of clients. To choose one ideal client would be impossible for me. I have enjoyed working with adolescents, children, young adults, older adults, couples, and families. Treatment has included addressing anger issues, substance abuse, self-esteem deficits, depression, anxiety, marital issues, domestic violence, as well as gay/lesbian issues. Utilizing a positive regard for each client while creating a treatment plan with the client to address his/her concerns, I strive to develop therapeutic relationships with my clients that will maximize effective healing.
Over the years, I have had the opportunity to work with a variety of clients. To choose one ideal client would be impossible for me. I have enjoyed working with adolescents, children, young adults, older adults, couples, and families. Treatment has included addressing anger issues, substance abuse, self-esteem deficits, depression, anxiety, marital issues, domestic violence, as well as gay/lesbian issues. Utilizing a positive regard for each client while creating a treatment plan with the client to address his/her concerns, I strive to develop therapeutic relationships with my clients that will maximize effective healing.
(714) 594-5981 View (714) 594-5981
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Keri Prather
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Fullerton, CA 92832
I believe that the experience a person has while participating in therapy relies greatly on the relationship between the client and therapist. It is my job not to tell you what to do or to give you specific answers, but to assist you in arriving at your own decisions and solutions. I encourage open communication and I feel that therapy is only successful when feedback is given and received on both ends of the relationship. I feel that every person is an individual and that this means that therapy can look different from one client to the next.
I believe that the experience a person has while participating in therapy relies greatly on the relationship between the client and therapist. It is my job not to tell you what to do or to give you specific answers, but to assist you in arriving at your own decisions and solutions. I encourage open communication and I feel that therapy is only successful when feedback is given and received on both ends of the relationship. I feel that every person is an individual and that this means that therapy can look different from one client to the next.
(714) 660-2917 View (714) 660-2917
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Leanna D. Jackson
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
Fullerton, CA 92835
Hello! I am Leanna D. Jackson, AMFT 142129. I am currently working at The Bridge Marriage & Family Therapy, under the supervision of Dr. Jacqueline Mack-Harris, LMFT 102490. In my practice, I will come alongside you as a guide on your road towards healing.
Hello! I am Leanna D. Jackson, AMFT 142129. I am currently working at The Bridge Marriage & Family Therapy, under the supervision of Dr. Jacqueline Mack-Harris, LMFT 102490. In my practice, I will come alongside you as a guide on your road towards healing.
(657) 571-1484 View (657) 571-1484
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Hannah Pasternak
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Fullerton, CA 92832  (Online Only)
: : CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS : : I believe that seeking support for your current difficulties shows strength and courage. As a therapist, I provide a non-judgemental, empathetic, and warm environment to examine life's challenges. My aim is to provide spaces of safety, realness, and compassion to work collaboratively towards the goals you see for yourself. I use a strengths-based and skills-based approach to identify your concerns and create a constructive plan for your healing and moving forward. I have experience working with adolescents and adult clients navigating ADHD, adolescent behavior issues, anxiety,
: : CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS : : I believe that seeking support for your current difficulties shows strength and courage. As a therapist, I provide a non-judgemental, empathetic, and warm environment to examine life's challenges. My aim is to provide spaces of safety, realness, and compassion to work collaboratively towards the goals you see for yourself. I use a strengths-based and skills-based approach to identify your concerns and create a constructive plan for your healing and moving forward. I have experience working with adolescents and adult clients navigating ADHD, adolescent behavior issues, anxiety,
(714) 266-1634 View (714) 266-1634
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Free At Heart Online Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Fullerton, CA 92832
Free At Heart Therapy is a group practice of highly skilled and trained therapists. Each therapist offers a compassionate and non judgmental environment for healing. Our team focuses on training to deliver high quality therapy for treating a variety of mental health issues in individuals, couples and families. We are currently taking Caloptima, Blue Cross Medi-Cal, California Health and Wellness, Healthnet and MHN. All of our services are available through tele-health in the comfort of your home and in our new office in Fullerton. Therefore we offer a personal and high-quality service that is affordable and accessible.
Free At Heart Therapy is a group practice of highly skilled and trained therapists. Each therapist offers a compassionate and non judgmental environment for healing. Our team focuses on training to deliver high quality therapy for treating a variety of mental health issues in individuals, couples and families. We are currently taking Caloptima, Blue Cross Medi-Cal, California Health and Wellness, Healthnet and MHN. All of our services are available through tele-health in the comfort of your home and in our new office in Fullerton. Therefore we offer a personal and high-quality service that is affordable and accessible.
(530) 460-6190 View (530) 460-6190
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Don Ford
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Fullerton, CA 92831
Sit down with a good psychotherapist and it can change your life. It changed mine. Maybe you are struggling with a seemingly unsolvable problem or a repeating pattern of behavior. You're not where you want to be in life or in work, you don't feel the way you want to feel, your relationships are troubled, or something seems to undermine your efforts. I work with adult individuals who feel stuck--sad, isolated, frightened, anxious, angry, confused, on the edge, in a panic, disconnected, hopeless, empty, unlovable. Sometimes you just need a hand finding the doorway to a better life.
Sit down with a good psychotherapist and it can change your life. It changed mine. Maybe you are struggling with a seemingly unsolvable problem or a repeating pattern of behavior. You're not where you want to be in life or in work, you don't feel the way you want to feel, your relationships are troubled, or something seems to undermine your efforts. I work with adult individuals who feel stuck--sad, isolated, frightened, anxious, angry, confused, on the edge, in a panic, disconnected, hopeless, empty, unlovable. Sometimes you just need a hand finding the doorway to a better life.
(562) 314-4389 View (562) 314-4389

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Fullerton, CA

400+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Fullerton, CA who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
91% Depression
81% Relationship Issues
75% Self Esteem
69% Coping Skills
68% Grief
68% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

70% Cigna and Evernorth
67% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
65% Aetna

How Therapists in Fullerton, CA see their clients

78% In Person and Online
22% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
20% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Fullerton?

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.