Therapists in Goleta, CA

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Jordan Tourtelot Perzik
PhD
Verified Verified
Goleta, CA 93117
I challenge you to bring in your most obstinate life problems, and we will work to a solution as quickly as possible. An honest, action-oriented approach to therapy can solve your problems in a matter of months rather than years. I do not hold any state board licenses and am a professional psychologist with a PhD in clinical psychology practicing as a life coach/consultant. I have more than 7000 supervised hours in the field and use a broad skill set tailored to each client. Although I do not take insurance, I strive to offset this by offering a time-limited, goal-oriented approach to therapy.
I challenge you to bring in your most obstinate life problems, and we will work to a solution as quickly as possible. An honest, action-oriented approach to therapy can solve your problems in a matter of months rather than years. I do not hold any state board licenses and am a professional psychologist with a PhD in clinical psychology practicing as a life coach/consultant. I have more than 7000 supervised hours in the field and use a broad skill set tailored to each client. Although I do not take insurance, I strive to offset this by offering a time-limited, goal-oriented approach to therapy.
(805) 515-4175 View (805) 515-4175
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Pamela Sowers
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Goleta, CA 93117
Pamela N. Sowers is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in California who started practicing in 1999. She has a Bachelor of Arts from California State University, Sacramento with a Major in Child Development and a Master of Social Work from California State University Sacramento Graduate School. Pamela incorporates evidence-based types of therapy appropriate to the client's diagnosis, age and personal perspective.
Pamela N. Sowers is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in California who started practicing in 1999. She has a Bachelor of Arts from California State University, Sacramento with a Major in Child Development and a Master of Social Work from California State University Sacramento Graduate School. Pamela incorporates evidence-based types of therapy appropriate to the client's diagnosis, age and personal perspective.
(805) 500-0410 View (805) 500-0410
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Marilyn J Meyer (Formerly Owen)
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
10 Endorsed
Goleta, CA 93111
Many of my clients are those who tend to give too much, disconnect from their own needs and desires, feel depressed and anxious, and/or experience chronic pain. They are often highly sensitive and imaginative, helpers and healers, with literary, artistic, or philosophical leanings. They are all seeking to heal inner conflicts and relationship problems rooted in early attachment wounds or traumatic experiences. Most importantly, my clients have come to recognize it's time to do their inner work in order to create the outer life they want, and they continue to grow and deepen into their innate wisdom long after therapy has ended.
Many of my clients are those who tend to give too much, disconnect from their own needs and desires, feel depressed and anxious, and/or experience chronic pain. They are often highly sensitive and imaginative, helpers and healers, with literary, artistic, or philosophical leanings. They are all seeking to heal inner conflicts and relationship problems rooted in early attachment wounds or traumatic experiences. Most importantly, my clients have come to recognize it's time to do their inner work in order to create the outer life they want, and they continue to grow and deepen into their innate wisdom long after therapy has ended.
(805) 413-4895 View (805) 413-4895
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Susan Kasser
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Goleta, CA 93117
My work as a therapist is dedicated to helping people discover and connect with the unique strengths each and every one of us has within, which enables healthy relationships with ourselves and others. Our relationship will be one of trust, safety and self discovery. I have extensive experience working with children, adolescents and adults struggling with depression, anxiety, grief, trauma and abuse issues. This experience has led me to work in behavioral health clinics, foster care and family court settings.
My work as a therapist is dedicated to helping people discover and connect with the unique strengths each and every one of us has within, which enables healthy relationships with ourselves and others. Our relationship will be one of trust, safety and self discovery. I have extensive experience working with children, adolescents and adults struggling with depression, anxiety, grief, trauma and abuse issues. This experience has led me to work in behavioral health clinics, foster care and family court settings.
(805) 876-9556 View (805) 876-9556
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Karen Cowdrey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Goleta, CA 93117
Karen Cowdrey is a licensed clinical social worker specializing in psychotherapy with individuals, couples and families. She has over 30 years of experience in many individual, family and group psychotherapeutic approaches including Internal Family Systems Therapy, Assertiveness Training, and other Cognitive and Behavioral methods. Karen has extensive inpatient and partial hospitalization experience. She has worked with clients whose problems have spanned from very seriously impaired individuals to very highly functioning persons.
Karen Cowdrey is a licensed clinical social worker specializing in psychotherapy with individuals, couples and families. She has over 30 years of experience in many individual, family and group psychotherapeutic approaches including Internal Family Systems Therapy, Assertiveness Training, and other Cognitive and Behavioral methods. Karen has extensive inpatient and partial hospitalization experience. She has worked with clients whose problems have spanned from very seriously impaired individuals to very highly functioning persons.
(805) 918-8027 View (805) 918-8027
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Alice Kim
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Goleta, CA 93117
My name is Alice Kim, and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) based in Orange County, California working with clients statewide via telehealth. I have over 20 years of experience serving the mental and behavioral health communities and am passionate about helping others. I specialize in working with adolescents, young adults, and individuals of any age who have challenges dealing with anxiety, depression, and trauma. I enjoy connecting with people on a one-to-one basis, working with my clients to navigate through various daily hurdles, and helping to develop a more positive outlook on life as a whole.
My name is Alice Kim, and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) based in Orange County, California working with clients statewide via telehealth. I have over 20 years of experience serving the mental and behavioral health communities and am passionate about helping others. I specialize in working with adolescents, young adults, and individuals of any age who have challenges dealing with anxiety, depression, and trauma. I enjoy connecting with people on a one-to-one basis, working with my clients to navigate through various daily hurdles, and helping to develop a more positive outlook on life as a whole.
(805) 329-3364 View (805) 329-3364
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Bradford Durian
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Goleta, CA 93117
Bradford Durian is an LMFT who has been licensed since September 2002. He graduated from Pepperdine University's Graduate School of Education and Psychology with a Master of Arts degree in the field of Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy. Bradford applies cognitive behavioral approaches to address symptoms of depression and anxiety that were pioneered by Aaron Beck and Albert Ellis. Bradford believes in the application of family systems theory in order to fully understand the individual in their historical, cultural and developmental contexts.
Bradford Durian is an LMFT who has been licensed since September 2002. He graduated from Pepperdine University's Graduate School of Education and Psychology with a Master of Arts degree in the field of Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy. Bradford applies cognitive behavioral approaches to address symptoms of depression and anxiety that were pioneered by Aaron Beck and Albert Ellis. Bradford believes in the application of family systems theory in order to fully understand the individual in their historical, cultural and developmental contexts.
(805) 900-3891 View (805) 900-3891
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Charles Murray
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Goleta, CA 93117
Hello, thank you for visiting my profile page. If you are struggling with anxiety, depression, grief or loss, or just trying to make sense of why you are not feeling better in general, let’s talk and explore how therapy may help you. Whether you are considering therapy for the first time or returning after a break, I welcome you to contact me so we can discuss your concerns and determine if I might be the therapist for you. Effective therapy begins with a good “fit.” It is crucial you find someone you can feel comfortable talking with.
Hello, thank you for visiting my profile page. If you are struggling with anxiety, depression, grief or loss, or just trying to make sense of why you are not feeling better in general, let’s talk and explore how therapy may help you. Whether you are considering therapy for the first time or returning after a break, I welcome you to contact me so we can discuss your concerns and determine if I might be the therapist for you. Effective therapy begins with a good “fit.” It is crucial you find someone you can feel comfortable talking with.
(805) 774-1093 View (805) 774-1093
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Rhea Harris-Junge
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Goleta, CA 93117  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Three guiding principles underscore my work with people and my own growth. Essentially, we are constantly in a state of potential for change and doing the best we can in life. In addition, I view negative thoughts and feelings that develop into anxiety, depression, and low self-worth as learned responses that serve a purpose; to cope with or protect against pain. And most importantly, happiness is a choice we can make once we have the skills to respond (instead of just react) to life's challenges.
Three guiding principles underscore my work with people and my own growth. Essentially, we are constantly in a state of potential for change and doing the best we can in life. In addition, I view negative thoughts and feelings that develop into anxiety, depression, and low self-worth as learned responses that serve a purpose; to cope with or protect against pain. And most importantly, happiness is a choice we can make once we have the skills to respond (instead of just react) to life's challenges.
(626) 581-6911 View (626) 581-6911
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Ruby Conlan
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Goleta, CA 93111
Are you seeking a secure environment to initiate the changes you've longed for in your life? Therapy could be the perfect avenue for you! I specialize in working with individuals of all ages who may be grappling with various challenges such as unresolved trauma, anxiety, depression, or life transitions. I firmly believe in the importance of empathy, compassion, and adaptability within the therapeutic relationship. Recognizing the distinctiveness of each client, I create unique and individualized treatment plans for whatever the client may be working through.
Are you seeking a secure environment to initiate the changes you've longed for in your life? Therapy could be the perfect avenue for you! I specialize in working with individuals of all ages who may be grappling with various challenges such as unresolved trauma, anxiety, depression, or life transitions. I firmly believe in the importance of empathy, compassion, and adaptability within the therapeutic relationship. Recognizing the distinctiveness of each client, I create unique and individualized treatment plans for whatever the client may be working through.
(805) 590-2437 View (805) 590-2437
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Katherine Hawkes
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Goleta, CA 93111
Are you finding it hard to make changes in your life? Do you struggle with expressing or managing your emotions? Maybe you need support around navigating your relationships? Choosing to start therapy can be intimidating; central to my practice is creating a safe space where you feel comfortable sharing freely. I work with adults, couples, young children, and teens to explore a variety of issues, including but not limited to ADHD, Autism, Anxiety, Depression, stress management, and relationship challenges. I have experience working with both adults and young children with Autism, ADHD, and various physical disabilities.
Are you finding it hard to make changes in your life? Do you struggle with expressing or managing your emotions? Maybe you need support around navigating your relationships? Choosing to start therapy can be intimidating; central to my practice is creating a safe space where you feel comfortable sharing freely. I work with adults, couples, young children, and teens to explore a variety of issues, including but not limited to ADHD, Autism, Anxiety, Depression, stress management, and relationship challenges. I have experience working with both adults and young children with Autism, ADHD, and various physical disabilities.
(805) 586-9507 View (805) 586-9507
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Elizabeth Jacobo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Goleta, CA 93117
My name is E. Penny Jacobo and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). I believe many of our problems in life can be managed by changing our own thoughts and perspectives. We are usually more capable and powerful than we give ourselves credit for and I aim to help others find and use their own inner strength to solve their problems. I work with clients to identify cognitive distortions and change them. I also believe that taking the time to pause and be present at the moment is crucial to creating insight into our lives and our problems.
My name is E. Penny Jacobo and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). I believe many of our problems in life can be managed by changing our own thoughts and perspectives. We are usually more capable and powerful than we give ourselves credit for and I aim to help others find and use their own inner strength to solve their problems. I work with clients to identify cognitive distortions and change them. I also believe that taking the time to pause and be present at the moment is crucial to creating insight into our lives and our problems.
(805) 243-2193 View (805) 243-2193
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Suzy Galbraith
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Goleta, CA 93111
Life can be challenging and we can all benefit from having strong supports to help navigate these times. I offer a warm, supportive presence and collaborative approach, which allows for creating an atmosphere of trust, compassion, and authenticity with my clients. I am passionate about my work in supporting adolescents and adults who are experiencing anxiety, depression, and life and relational stressors.
Life can be challenging and we can all benefit from having strong supports to help navigate these times. I offer a warm, supportive presence and collaborative approach, which allows for creating an atmosphere of trust, compassion, and authenticity with my clients. I am passionate about my work in supporting adolescents and adults who are experiencing anxiety, depression, and life and relational stressors.
(805) 243-1648 View (805) 243-1648
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Mario J Barfield
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Goleta, CA 93116  (Online Only)
I believe the therapeutic relationship is co-constructed and my foundational goal is to hold a warm, welcoming, non judgmental, and affirming space that allows people to show up safely and authentically in their efforts to seek support. I also look for opportunities to center clients' inherent strengths, wisdom, cultural values, and lived experiences to inform my clinical approach. I have had the privilege of providing therapeutic support to people with a broad range of intersecting identities, with a specific focus on supporting the psychological wellness of folks within the African diaspora.
I believe the therapeutic relationship is co-constructed and my foundational goal is to hold a warm, welcoming, non judgmental, and affirming space that allows people to show up safely and authentically in their efforts to seek support. I also look for opportunities to center clients' inherent strengths, wisdom, cultural values, and lived experiences to inform my clinical approach. I have had the privilege of providing therapeutic support to people with a broad range of intersecting identities, with a specific focus on supporting the psychological wellness of folks within the African diaspora.
(805) 800-8554 View (805) 800-8554
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Brittany Mestas
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, APCC, CTP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Goleta, CA 93117  (Online Only)
Welcome! I applaud you for taking the first step toward seeking support in your journey to wellness. My approach to psychotherapy is to provide a warm, safe and non-judgmental environment for teens and adults to explore challenges, mental health struggles, and gain self-efficacy to reach their goals. I work with clients anywhere from ages 16 and up, and have experience working with anxiety, depression, substance abuse and trauma. I embody a direct but gentle and empathetic approach with my clients in order to provide an environment that fosters growth and safety. I am supervised by Catherine Metzenberg, LMFT 85604.
Welcome! I applaud you for taking the first step toward seeking support in your journey to wellness. My approach to psychotherapy is to provide a warm, safe and non-judgmental environment for teens and adults to explore challenges, mental health struggles, and gain self-efficacy to reach their goals. I work with clients anywhere from ages 16 and up, and have experience working with anxiety, depression, substance abuse and trauma. I embody a direct but gentle and empathetic approach with my clients in order to provide an environment that fosters growth and safety. I am supervised by Catherine Metzenberg, LMFT 85604.
(805) 364-6391 View (805) 364-6391
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Vaneza Villagomez
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Goleta, CA 93117
My goal is to help you understand the underlying issues causing you distress, limitations, and dissatisfaction in your life. In a warm safe environment, I guide you to heal any past traumas, deal with the current problem, and help you develop healthier ways of coping. While also guiding you to fulfill your true desires and purpose.
My goal is to help you understand the underlying issues causing you distress, limitations, and dissatisfaction in your life. In a warm safe environment, I guide you to heal any past traumas, deal with the current problem, and help you develop healthier ways of coping. While also guiding you to fulfill your true desires and purpose.
(805) 572-7732 View (805) 572-7732
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Whitney J Bruice
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
Goleta, CA 93111
Could you use support and someone to listen without judging you? Do you need some skills to manage your life? Increasing awareness and learning effective ways to cope and handle situations as well as communicate feelings can lead to positive change and more meaningful relationships. I use CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing and DBT (Dialectical) in my practice. Anxiety, depression, relationships, sexuality, gender identity, substance use, exercise/eating/sleeping routines are some of the subjects we can explore. I also enjoy working with people who want to improve their athletic performance.
Could you use support and someone to listen without judging you? Do you need some skills to manage your life? Increasing awareness and learning effective ways to cope and handle situations as well as communicate feelings can lead to positive change and more meaningful relationships. I use CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing and DBT (Dialectical) in my practice. Anxiety, depression, relationships, sexuality, gender identity, substance use, exercise/eating/sleeping routines are some of the subjects we can explore. I also enjoy working with people who want to improve their athletic performance.
(805) 410-1565 View (805) 410-1565
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Michael Metz
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
Goleta, CA 93117
Anxiety Experts has offices in Santa Monica, Goleta, Montecito and Ventura, as well as virtual outpatient and Virtual Intensive Outpatient (VIOP) Treatment. Our team is specialized in treating anxiety, panic, social phobia, school refusal, OCD, PTSD, BDD, and disordered eating. These problems rob one's sense of freedom, confidence and self-worth. We treat these issues with a type of CBT called Exposure Response Prevention (ERP), and Medical Nutrition Therapy from a Registered Dietician as appropriate. We have helped hundreds of adults and kids master their fears; research shows in-person and live video to be equally effective!
Anxiety Experts has offices in Santa Monica, Goleta, Montecito and Ventura, as well as virtual outpatient and Virtual Intensive Outpatient (VIOP) Treatment. Our team is specialized in treating anxiety, panic, social phobia, school refusal, OCD, PTSD, BDD, and disordered eating. These problems rob one's sense of freedom, confidence and self-worth. We treat these issues with a type of CBT called Exposure Response Prevention (ERP), and Medical Nutrition Therapy from a Registered Dietician as appropriate. We have helped hundreds of adults and kids master their fears; research shows in-person and live video to be equally effective!
(805) 706-8399 View (805) 706-8399
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Marcia H Wall
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Goleta, CA 93117  (Online Only)
My ideal client is self-aware or is becoming self-aware. This client should be wanting to make positive changes. I work with adults and couples. I work with clients in times of transitions. I am growth oriented. I work with individuals who are having relationship problems or are needing support, help in problem solving or making life decisions. I deal in both short and long-term therapy.
My ideal client is self-aware or is becoming self-aware. This client should be wanting to make positive changes. I work with adults and couples. I work with clients in times of transitions. I am growth oriented. I work with individuals who are having relationship problems or are needing support, help in problem solving or making life decisions. I deal in both short and long-term therapy.
(805) 290-4708 View (805) 290-4708
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Robert Schetter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MS, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Goleta, CA 93111
Hello All. My name is Bob Schetter and if you are seeking help in your personal life with issues of disability, past incarceration, trauma, or early relationship issues you've come to the right place. My professional life has been dictated by careers with the Developmentally Disabled, and forensic interventions at state prisons. Personally, I have overcome issues of disability due to a birth defect and have used the creative arts to help reduce anxiety and present myself to the world. Artistic Therapy is a degree I created at the University of Michigan and I support engagement in the Arts as a path to self fulfillment.
Hello All. My name is Bob Schetter and if you are seeking help in your personal life with issues of disability, past incarceration, trauma, or early relationship issues you've come to the right place. My professional life has been dictated by careers with the Developmentally Disabled, and forensic interventions at state prisons. Personally, I have overcome issues of disability due to a birth defect and have used the creative arts to help reduce anxiety and present myself to the world. Artistic Therapy is a degree I created at the University of Michigan and I support engagement in the Arts as a path to self fulfillment.
(805) 779-3694 View (805) 779-3694

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Goleta, CA

200+

Average cost per session

$175

Therapists in Goleta, CA who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
86% Depression
76% Relationship Issues
70% Trauma and PTSD
70% Self Esteem
65% Grief
65% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

61% Aetna
47% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
46% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Goleta, CA see their clients

85% In Person and Online
15% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
19% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Goleta?

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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.