Therapists in Glen Ellen, CA

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Stephen Khamsi
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD
Verified Verified
Glen Ellen, CA 95442
Effective therapy begins with trust, resonance, and respect. This allows individuals and couples to explore personal issues and to express real emotions. I take a kind, common-sense approach as I help people to confront problems, discover insights, and develop solutions -- all of which lead to lasting change. My work is deep, compassionate, and supportive so that you may clarify goals, rediscover feelings, work through pain, and reclaim your life. Please call me at (707) 996-9434 for a phone consultation.
Effective therapy begins with trust, resonance, and respect. This allows individuals and couples to explore personal issues and to express real emotions. I take a kind, common-sense approach as I help people to confront problems, discover insights, and develop solutions -- all of which lead to lasting change. My work is deep, compassionate, and supportive so that you may clarify goals, rediscover feelings, work through pain, and reclaim your life. Please call me at (707) 996-9434 for a phone consultation.
(707) 271-9165 View (707) 271-9165
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Dr. Carla Payne
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Glen Ellen, CA 95442
What I believe as a psychologist is that insight and change come from understanding our roots. Total Context Therapy is a psychodynamically informed dialogue where we untangle the roots of who you are and how you want to be. In the process, you will practice a new way of thinking through your difficulties, and attain assertiveness skills, along with progressive movement.
What I believe as a psychologist is that insight and change come from understanding our roots. Total Context Therapy is a psychodynamically informed dialogue where we untangle the roots of who you are and how you want to be. In the process, you will practice a new way of thinking through your difficulties, and attain assertiveness skills, along with progressive movement.
(858) 240-4448 View (858) 240-4448
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Stephen Khamsi
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD
Verified Verified
Glen Ellen, CA 95442
Couples face endless challenges, which often improve with simple communication. Intimacy, sex, love, trust and/or cheating often bring couples to therapy ... although anger, disappointment, dishonesty, family, finances, illness, in-laws, parenting, and power struggles may contribute as well. Effective therapy begins with trust, which allows couples to explore issues and express emotion. I take a kind, common-sense approach as I assist couples to heal and to bond. My work is deep, compassionate and supportive so that you can clarify your goals, create new solutions, and work through problems and pain. (707) 996-9434.
Couples face endless challenges, which often improve with simple communication. Intimacy, sex, love, trust and/or cheating often bring couples to therapy ... although anger, disappointment, dishonesty, family, finances, illness, in-laws, parenting, and power struggles may contribute as well. Effective therapy begins with trust, which allows couples to explore issues and express emotion. I take a kind, common-sense approach as I assist couples to heal and to bond. My work is deep, compassionate and supportive so that you can clarify your goals, create new solutions, and work through problems and pain. (707) 996-9434.
(707) 670-3976 View (707) 670-3976
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Linda Collett
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Glen Ellen, CA 95442
Not accepting new clients
Welcome. If you are feeling lost, struggling, overwhelmed or currently facing a painfully difficult time, I can help. Experiencing emotional pain and struggling with life issues are part of the process of living. Yet, when we find ourselves stuck in patterns, situations, or relationships that continue to be painful, we ask “Why can’t things be better?” or “What is wrong with me?” and eventually “Can I ever feel happy?” Often these are the issues that propel us to seek therapy. Emotional pain can show up as anger, fear, grief, confusion, anxiety, exhaustion, procrastination, etc. I believe, for change to occur, safety, empathy and respect are essential. I have come to experience an increasing sense of sacredness about our work together. It often takes courage to walk through the therapist’s door for the first time. As healing begins, I am reminded of the resiliency and courage of the human spirit.
Welcome. If you are feeling lost, struggling, overwhelmed or currently facing a painfully difficult time, I can help. Experiencing emotional pain and struggling with life issues are part of the process of living. Yet, when we find ourselves stuck in patterns, situations, or relationships that continue to be painful, we ask “Why can’t things be better?” or “What is wrong with me?” and eventually “Can I ever feel happy?” Often these are the issues that propel us to seek therapy. Emotional pain can show up as anger, fear, grief, confusion, anxiety, exhaustion, procrastination, etc. I believe, for change to occur, safety, empathy and respect are essential. I have come to experience an increasing sense of sacredness about our work together. It often takes courage to walk through the therapist’s door for the first time. As healing begins, I am reminded of the resiliency and courage of the human spirit.
(707) 309-7040 View (707) 309-7040
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Michele Rouse
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Glen Ellen, CA 95442
Is constant fighting with your spouse or partner getting to you? Are conflicts with others becoming more frequent? Is parenting turning out to be more difficult than you thought it would be? Call me and discover how counseling can help you; 1) feel more connected in your relationships, 2) find relief from your emotional pain, and 3) learn skills to live at your full potential.
Is constant fighting with your spouse or partner getting to you? Are conflicts with others becoming more frequent? Is parenting turning out to be more difficult than you thought it would be? Call me and discover how counseling can help you; 1) feel more connected in your relationships, 2) find relief from your emotional pain, and 3) learn skills to live at your full potential.
(707) 877-6908 View (707) 877-6908
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Heidi Diebel
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
Glen Ellen, CA 95442
It’s easy to feel overwhelmed with life, incongruent with who you are and who you want to be, have doubts about your ability to change that which you want to change, transition from a known place to the unknown…. Sometimes you just need someone to talk with and sort out your thoughts and feelings. Someone to help you better understand what motivates or hinders you. Someone who will teach you new skills to manage the feelings that seem unmanageable, or behavior that no longer serves you.
It’s easy to feel overwhelmed with life, incongruent with who you are and who you want to be, have doubts about your ability to change that which you want to change, transition from a known place to the unknown…. Sometimes you just need someone to talk with and sort out your thoughts and feelings. Someone to help you better understand what motivates or hinders you. Someone who will teach you new skills to manage the feelings that seem unmanageable, or behavior that no longer serves you.
(707) 703-4920 View (707) 703-4920

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Barbara Gabriel
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
Santa Rosa, CA 95405
I am dedicated to helping people identify and work through symptoms, problems, and obstacles to true health and vitality in personal and professional relationships. I have over thirty years experience working as a therapist, teacher, consultant, coach. I am Certified as an EFT Therapist for couple's and individuals (ICEEFT.com). I am also a Certified EFT Supervisor. Currently I am helping several therapists become certified in EFT for Couples via Zoom or in person. I am Certified in Coherence Therapy (CoherenceTherapy.com). I am Certified and a trainer in Emotional Brain Training. (EBTconnect.net) www.LoveandMarriageWorks.com
I am dedicated to helping people identify and work through symptoms, problems, and obstacles to true health and vitality in personal and professional relationships. I have over thirty years experience working as a therapist, teacher, consultant, coach. I am Certified as an EFT Therapist for couple's and individuals (ICEEFT.com). I am also a Certified EFT Supervisor. Currently I am helping several therapists become certified in EFT for Couples via Zoom or in person. I am Certified in Coherence Therapy (CoherenceTherapy.com). I am Certified and a trainer in Emotional Brain Training. (EBTconnect.net) www.LoveandMarriageWorks.com
(707) 418-8978 View (707) 418-8978
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Erin Clinton
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Rohnert Park, CA 94928
I enter the therapeutic space with curiosity, compassion, and non-judgment, and without preconceived notions of who you are or what you would like to gain from therapy. I practice cultural humility and open-mindedness, and truly believe that every individual is unique and holds authority over their own identity and story. I welcome ALL people to my practice. My goal is to build a safe space with you that allows me to meet you where you are, and at the same time challenge you to take hold of opportunities for growth when you are ready.
I enter the therapeutic space with curiosity, compassion, and non-judgment, and without preconceived notions of who you are or what you would like to gain from therapy. I practice cultural humility and open-mindedness, and truly believe that every individual is unique and holds authority over their own identity and story. I welcome ALL people to my practice. My goal is to build a safe space with you that allows me to meet you where you are, and at the same time challenge you to take hold of opportunities for growth when you are ready.
(707) 329-3689 View (707) 329-3689
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Caitlin Blair
Associate Clinical Social Worker, MSW, ASW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Sonoma, CA 95476
My goal is to create a space where you feel comfortable to be your authentic self, and then empower you to translate that same confidence in daily life. I specialize in helping goal-oriented people struggling with stress, anxiety, depression, grief & trauma to create awareness and implement practical life changes in order to heal. I am multi-ethnic Chinese American with a passion for helping others explore the impacts of their cultures & process intergenerational trauma. I enjoy working collaboratively with diverse folks who are open to trying new mindfulness techniques, healthy self-care habits, and love spending time in nature.
My goal is to create a space where you feel comfortable to be your authentic self, and then empower you to translate that same confidence in daily life. I specialize in helping goal-oriented people struggling with stress, anxiety, depression, grief & trauma to create awareness and implement practical life changes in order to heal. I am multi-ethnic Chinese American with a passion for helping others explore the impacts of their cultures & process intergenerational trauma. I enjoy working collaboratively with diverse folks who are open to trying new mindfulness techniques, healthy self-care habits, and love spending time in nature.
(707) 314-3543 View (707) 314-3543
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Emma McCulloch
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sonoma, CA 95476
I am a licensed clinical psychologist providing compassionate evidence-based psychotherapy to adults and adolescents. This work is a life calling to me and I am passionate about helping clients quiet the self-critic that lives inside us all. My clients learn how to practice self-compassion and use mindfulness to cope with the challenges in life. I specialize in helping people with difficulties like anxiety, depression and stress.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist providing compassionate evidence-based psychotherapy to adults and adolescents. This work is a life calling to me and I am passionate about helping clients quiet the self-critic that lives inside us all. My clients learn how to practice self-compassion and use mindfulness to cope with the challenges in life. I specialize in helping people with difficulties like anxiety, depression and stress.
(341) 444-3757 View (341) 444-3757
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Liza Loofbourrow
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Sonoma, CA 95476
Congratulations on taking this step; I would be honored to help. I offer strengths-based, in-person therapy in the Phoenix area, and telehealth in California, using cognitive-behavioral techniques, inner-child work, EMDR and Exposure and Response Prevention. Specializations include Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, PTSD, addiction and recovery, and treating children and adolescents with anxiety. I am well-versed in 12-Step philosophy and love helping people thrive in their sobriety.
Congratulations on taking this step; I would be honored to help. I offer strengths-based, in-person therapy in the Phoenix area, and telehealth in California, using cognitive-behavioral techniques, inner-child work, EMDR and Exposure and Response Prevention. Specializations include Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, PTSD, addiction and recovery, and treating children and adolescents with anxiety. I am well-versed in 12-Step philosophy and love helping people thrive in their sobriety.
(520) 502-6324 View (520) 502-6324
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Jason Owens
Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Rohnert Park, CA 94928
My name is Jason Owens, and I'm looking forward to working with you. As a career mental health professional and educator, I bring over 20 years of experience-allowing a unique perspective to walk with you along the path toward your mental health, wellness, and life goals. Let's connect. All clients are welcome. My experience in the educational mental health field has allowed me to work with a huge variety of clients over the past 20+ years. My specialty is LGBTQIA+ counseling with clients of all ages.
My name is Jason Owens, and I'm looking forward to working with you. As a career mental health professional and educator, I bring over 20 years of experience-allowing a unique perspective to walk with you along the path toward your mental health, wellness, and life goals. Let's connect. All clients are welcome. My experience in the educational mental health field has allowed me to work with a huge variety of clients over the past 20+ years. My specialty is LGBTQIA+ counseling with clients of all ages.
(916) 252-1962 View (916) 252-1962
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Claudia Sánchez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Petaluma, CA 94954
Hello, my name is Claudia E. Sanchez, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. My approach to counseling is client centered. I've been a therapist for 16 years and have always strived to provide a safe and non-judgmental environment for clients. I work with adults who are going through anything from daily stress to PTSD due to a chronic history of trauma and abuse. My work has been primarily with underserved populations including Spanish-speaking communities.
Hello, my name is Claudia E. Sanchez, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. My approach to counseling is client centered. I've been a therapist for 16 years and have always strived to provide a safe and non-judgmental environment for clients. I work with adults who are going through anything from daily stress to PTSD due to a chronic history of trauma and abuse. My work has been primarily with underserved populations including Spanish-speaking communities.
(707) 314-3649 View (707) 314-3649
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Danielle Saporta
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Sonoma, CA 95476  (Online Only)
I believe in the power of the arts, humor, connection and play as vehicles for transformation and healing, whether you're a child, teen, or adult. I work with folks who want to improve their communication, have thriving relationships, and just feel a whole lot better! Life is messy and constantly changing! Whether you are experiencing a major life transition, relationship or career change, or simply feeling overwhelmed or lost, I’m here to help you navigate your way through. I'll stand alongside you, your teen, or your child, and help guide toward a healthier, happier self and family. Increased fulfillment and meaning are possible.
I believe in the power of the arts, humor, connection and play as vehicles for transformation and healing, whether you're a child, teen, or adult. I work with folks who want to improve their communication, have thriving relationships, and just feel a whole lot better! Life is messy and constantly changing! Whether you are experiencing a major life transition, relationship or career change, or simply feeling overwhelmed or lost, I’m here to help you navigate your way through. I'll stand alongside you, your teen, or your child, and help guide toward a healthier, happier self and family. Increased fulfillment and meaning are possible.
(707) 868-4067 View (707) 868-4067
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Elise Gressmann-Weaver
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Santa Rosa, CA 95405
Not accepting new clients
In my practice I start by meeting a client where he or she is. I help clients identify and address the issues that are most pressing to them in the moment. I offer support and encouragement where my clients want to grow and change. I am skilled in addressing a variety of issues a client may be facing. I am comfortable and confident in treating trauma associated with abuse, neglect, and sexual assault. Additionally, I treat clients facing stage of life changes including, marriages, divorces, raising children, job changes, death of a loved one.
In my practice I start by meeting a client where he or she is. I help clients identify and address the issues that are most pressing to them in the moment. I offer support and encouragement where my clients want to grow and change. I am skilled in addressing a variety of issues a client may be facing. I am comfortable and confident in treating trauma associated with abuse, neglect, and sexual assault. Additionally, I treat clients facing stage of life changes including, marriages, divorces, raising children, job changes, death of a loved one.
(707) 289-8488 View (707) 289-8488
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Kylie Hempy Therapist For New Moms And Postpartum Parents
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, PMH-C
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Rohnert Park, CA 94928
I often sit in sessions with new moms as they tell me, "this wasn't what I expected". The truth is: I know how that feels. My experience in each step of motherhood, from infertility and loss to pregnancy and postpartum, was not what I expected. I love being a mom: I think parenthood is a gift. But too many of us have been in survival mode for too long, and parenthood is the tipping point where we realize we need help. The good news is postpartum anxiety, postpartum depression, and perinatal mood disorders are all treatable, and you can feel like yourself again.
I often sit in sessions with new moms as they tell me, "this wasn't what I expected". The truth is: I know how that feels. My experience in each step of motherhood, from infertility and loss to pregnancy and postpartum, was not what I expected. I love being a mom: I think parenthood is a gift. But too many of us have been in survival mode for too long, and parenthood is the tipping point where we realize we need help. The good news is postpartum anxiety, postpartum depression, and perinatal mood disorders are all treatable, and you can feel like yourself again.
(707) 306-4996 View (707) 306-4996
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Dianna L. Grayer, Ph.D., LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
Cotati, CA 94931  (Online Only)
Do you feel you are not living authentically? Do you want to find your true self so that you can be fully present in your life and meet your goals and dreams? You will learn how to connect with yourself by learning creative ways for expression, removing obstacles, facing your fears, grieving, and ultimately finding your voice. My compassionate, direct, and humorous approach will help you feel safe as well as embraced and supported.
Do you feel you are not living authentically? Do you want to find your true self so that you can be fully present in your life and meet your goals and dreams? You will learn how to connect with yourself by learning creative ways for expression, removing obstacles, facing your fears, grieving, and ultimately finding your voice. My compassionate, direct, and humorous approach will help you feel safe as well as embraced and supported.
(707) 387-1207 View (707) 387-1207
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Linda L Kinzler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Rohnert Park, CA 94928
My 35 years of experience have entailed providing both psychotherapeutic counseling as well as case management support to disabled & elderly clients, Hospice & dialysis social work. I work with adults of all ages. Each decade has its own challenges. Anxiety, depression, addictions, insecurities, relational issues, health and other issues of all kinds can hamper us at any age. For my clients, I love to use my heart, experience, training & faith practices to create a safe place and provide support to overcome what’s holding them back---to help empower them to reach the fullness, freedom and joy of their own lives and relationships.
My 35 years of experience have entailed providing both psychotherapeutic counseling as well as case management support to disabled & elderly clients, Hospice & dialysis social work. I work with adults of all ages. Each decade has its own challenges. Anxiety, depression, addictions, insecurities, relational issues, health and other issues of all kinds can hamper us at any age. For my clients, I love to use my heart, experience, training & faith practices to create a safe place and provide support to overcome what’s holding them back---to help empower them to reach the fullness, freedom and joy of their own lives and relationships.
(707) 600-6541 View (707) 600-6541
Photo of Colleen Shoop, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Glen Ellen, CA
Colleen Shoop
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Santa Rosa, CA 95409
Caring for your mental health is essential for living a balanced and fulfilling life, however it is not always easy to do, especially in today's ever-changing world. You might be feeling overwhelmed, mentally exhausted, or consistently sad. Or perhaps you are worried about your teen's anxiety, low self-esteem, academic pressures, or social isolation. If you are looking for someone to help you or your child navigate these challenging times, I can help. I believe very strongly in each person's capacity for growth and change and strive to help you find ways to live with greater meaning, satisfaction, and choice.
Caring for your mental health is essential for living a balanced and fulfilling life, however it is not always easy to do, especially in today's ever-changing world. You might be feeling overwhelmed, mentally exhausted, or consistently sad. Or perhaps you are worried about your teen's anxiety, low self-esteem, academic pressures, or social isolation. If you are looking for someone to help you or your child navigate these challenging times, I can help. I believe very strongly in each person's capacity for growth and change and strive to help you find ways to live with greater meaning, satisfaction, and choice.
(707) 206-4604 View (707) 206-4604
Photo of Kimmy Peterson, Marriage & Family Therapist in Glen Ellen, CA
Kimmy Peterson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Sonoma, CA 95476
Therapy is a deeply personal experience. There are many points of transition, uncertainty and challenge in each of our lives. In these times, it is common to feel overwhelmed and unsure. These challenges can be best navigated with the help of a trusted professional. It can be hard to ask for help but having the strength to reach out can often be the best step to take in working through many issues that we are confronted with. I would be honored to take your hand and provide a safe, supportive, and non-judgmental space where you can begin to work through the therapeutic process.
Therapy is a deeply personal experience. There are many points of transition, uncertainty and challenge in each of our lives. In these times, it is common to feel overwhelmed and unsure. These challenges can be best navigated with the help of a trusted professional. It can be hard to ask for help but having the strength to reach out can often be the best step to take in working through many issues that we are confronted with. I would be honored to take your hand and provide a safe, supportive, and non-judgmental space where you can begin to work through the therapeutic process.
(707) 267-2527 View (707) 267-2527

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Number of Therapists in Glen Ellen, CA

< 10

Therapists in Glen Ellen, CA who prioritize treating:

83% Relationship Issues
83% Grief
67% Divorce
67% Self Esteem
67% Marital and Premarital
50% Depression
50% Anxiety

Average years in practice

15 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

33% BlueCross and BlueShield
33% Magellan
33% MHN | Health Net

How Therapists in Glen Ellen, CA see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

67% Female
33% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Glen Ellen?

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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.