Therapists in Hidden Hills, CA

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Susie Cole Rome
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Hidden Hills, CA 91302
Are you struggling with relationships? Is addiction an issue with you or someone you love? Does your day to day feel overwhelming? My approach to therapy is a holistic model where we explore mind, body, and spirit in the pursuit of achieving balance. I work with individuals, couples, and families to improve esteem, confidence and better communication skills. From my training in education, guidance and counseling and through my years of school counseling, residential rehab and private practice, I continue to have a passion for helping people. Let's bring to life a renewed vision moving forward.
Are you struggling with relationships? Is addiction an issue with you or someone you love? Does your day to day feel overwhelming? My approach to therapy is a holistic model where we explore mind, body, and spirit in the pursuit of achieving balance. I work with individuals, couples, and families to improve esteem, confidence and better communication skills. From my training in education, guidance and counseling and through my years of school counseling, residential rehab and private practice, I continue to have a passion for helping people. Let's bring to life a renewed vision moving forward.
(818) 704-0084 View (818) 704-0084
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Shavvonne Walls
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MS, LMFT, PsyDc
Verified
6 Endorsed
Hidden Hills, CA 91302
Welcome! Are you a high achiever? Perfectionist? Highly anxious? Relationship issues? Struggle with Addiction? Everyone thinks you have it all together but deep down you’re drowning. You struggle with imposter syndrome, never feeling good enough, and feeling disconnected. These are some of the common symptoms associated with trauma. As a trauma specialist, I utilize evidence based methods to enable individuals and couples overcome the impact of painful life experiences or trauma. Imagine if your symptoms no longer controlled you. You feel safe and confident that you can face life challenges. You can create strong relationships.
Welcome! Are you a high achiever? Perfectionist? Highly anxious? Relationship issues? Struggle with Addiction? Everyone thinks you have it all together but deep down you’re drowning. You struggle with imposter syndrome, never feeling good enough, and feeling disconnected. These are some of the common symptoms associated with trauma. As a trauma specialist, I utilize evidence based methods to enable individuals and couples overcome the impact of painful life experiences or trauma. Imagine if your symptoms no longer controlled you. You feel safe and confident that you can face life challenges. You can create strong relationships.
(949) 996-9803 View (949) 996-9803
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Kent Toussaint
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, LPCC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Hidden Hills, CA 91302
Hello. My name is Kent and I help kids, teens and their families live happier lives. I am an expert at bridging the communication gap between parents and kids. Is your teen angry or sullen? Slamming his fist through the wall? Screaming her lungs out at you because you are so unfair? How about your little kid? Is he having problems making friends? Perhaps your little girl can't concentrate in school. Maybe there is a tragedy in the family, such as a death, divorce or sudden illness. If so, I'd like to help.
Hello. My name is Kent and I help kids, teens and their families live happier lives. I am an expert at bridging the communication gap between parents and kids. Is your teen angry or sullen? Slamming his fist through the wall? Screaming her lungs out at you because you are so unfair? How about your little kid? Is he having problems making friends? Perhaps your little girl can't concentrate in school. Maybe there is a tragedy in the family, such as a death, divorce or sudden illness. If so, I'd like to help.
(818) 983-7728 View (818) 983-7728
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Darlene Joy Manick
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hidden Hills, CA 91302
I specialize in treating treating high achieving individuals & couples, with perfectionist tendencies. My priority is your emotional safety. Non judgmental support allows for your sharing openly and honestly. The need to "be right" can be unconscious, & you may be hurting those you love. My skilled intuition, and 25+ yrs. of clinical success, knows hope is available for the motivated and committed recovering anxious, obsessive, & over analyzing adult. Our trusting relationship inspires you to reflect upon your life/relationship goals; together we explore, & honestly challenge: "Do I want to be right?" Or, do I want to be loved?"
I specialize in treating treating high achieving individuals & couples, with perfectionist tendencies. My priority is your emotional safety. Non judgmental support allows for your sharing openly and honestly. The need to "be right" can be unconscious, & you may be hurting those you love. My skilled intuition, and 25+ yrs. of clinical success, knows hope is available for the motivated and committed recovering anxious, obsessive, & over analyzing adult. Our trusting relationship inspires you to reflect upon your life/relationship goals; together we explore, & honestly challenge: "Do I want to be right?" Or, do I want to be loved?"
(818) 639-4919 View (818) 639-4919
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Dr. Kristen Riedle
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Hidden Hills, CA 91302  (Online Only)
Dr. Riedle completed her bachelor's degree in psychology at the University of Wisconsin, where she was recognized for her research in social and personality psychology. Dr. Riedle subsequently joined a cognitive research team at Temple University to examine first-onset bipolar disorder in adolescents, and collaborated with the University of Pennsylvania Positive Psychology Center to study resiliency and posttraumatic growth. Dr. Riedle earned her doctorate (PhD) in clinical psychology at the University of Iowa, where she specialized in perinatal mood disorders and body image during pregnancy.
Dr. Riedle completed her bachelor's degree in psychology at the University of Wisconsin, where she was recognized for her research in social and personality psychology. Dr. Riedle subsequently joined a cognitive research team at Temple University to examine first-onset bipolar disorder in adolescents, and collaborated with the University of Pennsylvania Positive Psychology Center to study resiliency and posttraumatic growth. Dr. Riedle earned her doctorate (PhD) in clinical psychology at the University of Iowa, where she specialized in perinatal mood disorders and body image during pregnancy.
(626) 702-3146 View (626) 702-3146
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Carrie Ann Cleveland
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, APCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hidden Hills, CA 91302
Most people come to me to feel comfortable within themselves so that they can be unapologetically, authentically, vibrantly, and joyously themselves. You can learn to set boundaries, speak your truth, and ask for what you need. I maintain a central focus on the experiences of trauma, especially within the domain of narcissistic abuse, high conflict divorce and within the LGBTQIA community. I specialize in therapy for those impacted by interpersonal trauma and adverse childhood experiences, as well as supporting individuals from all walks of life to navigate the full range experiences you have encountered on your journey.
Most people come to me to feel comfortable within themselves so that they can be unapologetically, authentically, vibrantly, and joyously themselves. You can learn to set boundaries, speak your truth, and ask for what you need. I maintain a central focus on the experiences of trauma, especially within the domain of narcissistic abuse, high conflict divorce and within the LGBTQIA community. I specialize in therapy for those impacted by interpersonal trauma and adverse childhood experiences, as well as supporting individuals from all walks of life to navigate the full range experiences you have encountered on your journey.
(818) 350-5223 View (818) 350-5223
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Courtney Love Gavin
Counselor, MA, MCC, MS
Verified
Hidden Hills, CA 91302
You've been struggling with perfectionism for a while now. Always wanting to get everything JUST right. You hate how upset you get over your partner loading the dishwasher the wrong way. You’re harder on yourself than anyone you know. You’ve tried overcoming your perfectionism on your own, but eventually you burn out. So you’re nervous about getting perfectionism coaching. Maybe you’re worried I’ll judge you. Or that it’s all in your head. Or that you’re the one person on this planet who’s immune to change. You’re trying so hard. Wondering when’s my life going to feel good? Now. It can feel good NOW.
You've been struggling with perfectionism for a while now. Always wanting to get everything JUST right. You hate how upset you get over your partner loading the dishwasher the wrong way. You’re harder on yourself than anyone you know. You’ve tried overcoming your perfectionism on your own, but eventually you burn out. So you’re nervous about getting perfectionism coaching. Maybe you’re worried I’ll judge you. Or that it’s all in your head. Or that you’re the one person on this planet who’s immune to change. You’re trying so hard. Wondering when’s my life going to feel good? Now. It can feel good NOW.
(424) 667-6625 View (424) 667-6625
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Rhyan N (Foster) Daniel
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hidden Hills, CA 91302  (Online Only)
Are you looking for someone to assist you with your mental health journey? Are you a high-profile individual, or looking for an experienced safe and secure place to address your mental health issues? Are you in need of a sounding board? Do you long for a safe space to be able to unload some of your darkest moments, challenging experiences, and unmanageable behavior? Are you tired of doing things on your own? Can you use a listening ear or a shoulder outside of your family and friends? Sometimes we just need to get out of our own way and allow someone else to navigate life stressors. We are here to help, for all this and more!
Are you looking for someone to assist you with your mental health journey? Are you a high-profile individual, or looking for an experienced safe and secure place to address your mental health issues? Are you in need of a sounding board? Do you long for a safe space to be able to unload some of your darkest moments, challenging experiences, and unmanageable behavior? Are you tired of doing things on your own? Can you use a listening ear or a shoulder outside of your family and friends? Sometimes we just need to get out of our own way and allow someone else to navigate life stressors. We are here to help, for all this and more!
(323) 553-7925 View (323) 553-7925
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Dr. Jennifer Dean
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified
Hidden Hills, CA 91302
Earning a doctorate has given me tools for facilitating a deeper connection with my clients. This includes the non-verbal communication that passes between us, processing emotions through the body, and allowing my clients to explore their personal traumas with my support. The goal of working in this psychodynamic, explorative way is to create a deep level of healing and change for my clients, so they are able to move beyond the fear and resistance that may be holding them back. Please look at my website for more information about me: https://www.woodlandhillstherapy.net
Earning a doctorate has given me tools for facilitating a deeper connection with my clients. This includes the non-verbal communication that passes between us, processing emotions through the body, and allowing my clients to explore their personal traumas with my support. The goal of working in this psychodynamic, explorative way is to create a deep level of healing and change for my clients, so they are able to move beyond the fear and resistance that may be holding them back. Please look at my website for more information about me: https://www.woodlandhillstherapy.net
(747) 234-2785 View (747) 234-2785
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Kimberly Yantuche-Hernandez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hidden Hills, CA 91302  (Online Only)
My name is Kimberly Yantuche-Hernandez and I am a Bilingual Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). I work with children, adolescents, and adults. I specialize in anxiety, panic attacks, mood disorders, stress, depression, trauma, behavioral issues, anger and impulse control, relationship problems, and self-esteem issues by utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Managing and Adaptive Practice (MAP), Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT), behavior therapy, motivational interviewing, and play therapy.
My name is Kimberly Yantuche-Hernandez and I am a Bilingual Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). I work with children, adolescents, and adults. I specialize in anxiety, panic attacks, mood disorders, stress, depression, trauma, behavioral issues, anger and impulse control, relationship problems, and self-esteem issues by utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Managing and Adaptive Practice (MAP), Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT), behavior therapy, motivational interviewing, and play therapy.
(626) 669-1892 View (626) 669-1892
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Christi Anderson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Hidden Hills, CA 91302
(747) 240-5186 View (747) 240-5186

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Casey A. Curtis
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, BS, MA, AMFT
Verified
Calabasas, CA 91302
I offer a safe, supportive and caring space open to folks of any gender, orientation, race, or religion to gain insight and change problematic patterns of behavior. I enjoy working with kids, young adults in transition to an independent life and adults encountering life difficulties. I provide individual couples and family therapy. My specialties are with eating disorders, other addictions, self harm, trauma, ADHD, anxiety and depression.
I offer a safe, supportive and caring space open to folks of any gender, orientation, race, or religion to gain insight and change problematic patterns of behavior. I enjoy working with kids, young adults in transition to an independent life and adults encountering life difficulties. I provide individual couples and family therapy. My specialties are with eating disorders, other addictions, self harm, trauma, ADHD, anxiety and depression.
(818) 290-8984 View (818) 290-8984
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Gretchen Anne Cooper
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Woodland Hills, CA 91302  (Online Only)
Hello! I am a published writer int he field of psychology and adjunct professor. Beyond that, I have a private practice where I am committed to helping you feel happy and content in your life. I believe that we construct our own realities. Sometimes, these self-made realities dictate the trajectory of our lives; however, I know that you can re-write your story of despair into one of hope. I believe in treating the whole person and providing you with unconditional acceptance, kindness, non-judgment, and understanding.
Hello! I am a published writer int he field of psychology and adjunct professor. Beyond that, I have a private practice where I am committed to helping you feel happy and content in your life. I believe that we construct our own realities. Sometimes, these self-made realities dictate the trajectory of our lives; however, I know that you can re-write your story of despair into one of hope. I believe in treating the whole person and providing you with unconditional acceptance, kindness, non-judgment, and understanding.
(818) 651-8649 View (818) 651-8649
Photo of Maya Holmes, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Hidden Hills, CA
Maya Holmes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Calabasas, CA 91302  (Online Only)
My style is rooted in intuitive knowledge with a firm belief that people have the innate wisdom and ability to help themselves arrive at healing. I am very client-centered and eclectic. Orchestrating a collaborative approach means a lot to me. I also consider the whole person, not only their internal struggles but also their social symbols in the world which heavily influence their experiences as they walk through life. I love providing a safe and brave space for those not always seen or heard. Awareness is key.
My style is rooted in intuitive knowledge with a firm belief that people have the innate wisdom and ability to help themselves arrive at healing. I am very client-centered and eclectic. Orchestrating a collaborative approach means a lot to me. I also consider the whole person, not only their internal struggles but also their social symbols in the world which heavily influence their experiences as they walk through life. I love providing a safe and brave space for those not always seen or heard. Awareness is key.
(424) 374-0144 View (424) 374-0144
Photo of Diane Brosh, Marriage & Family Therapist in Hidden Hills, CA
Diane Brosh
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
Calabasas, CA 91302
I am a marriage and family therapist with extensive experience working with individuals, couples, children and groups. My sessions employ a non-threatening approach to help individuals or couples get in touch with their feelings. I use Innovative methods to support and guide individuals who are seeking to achieve a more meaningful and balanced life. A comfortable, safe and confidential environment is provided where clients can better cope with their personal issues.
I am a marriage and family therapist with extensive experience working with individuals, couples, children and groups. My sessions employ a non-threatening approach to help individuals or couples get in touch with their feelings. I use Innovative methods to support and guide individuals who are seeking to achieve a more meaningful and balanced life. A comfortable, safe and confidential environment is provided where clients can better cope with their personal issues.
(818) 889-5423 View (818) 889-5423
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Robert H Selman
PhD
Topanga, CA 90290
Dr. Selman has over 50+ years of working in hospitals, clinics, and universities, researching the most effective therapeutic interventions to help resolve childhood trauma that affects our attachment style to loved ones and ourselves. Past traumas can reemerge during our current relationships, distorting how we view ourselves and others. In this way, we miss establishing healthy boundaries to remain open to gathering the nourishment we need to grow into our highest and best selves.
Dr. Selman has over 50+ years of working in hospitals, clinics, and universities, researching the most effective therapeutic interventions to help resolve childhood trauma that affects our attachment style to loved ones and ourselves. Past traumas can reemerge during our current relationships, distorting how we view ourselves and others. In this way, we miss establishing healthy boundaries to remain open to gathering the nourishment we need to grow into our highest and best selves.
(818) 850-6452 View (818) 850-6452
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Soraya Wilder
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified
Calabasas, CA 91302
Do you feel overwhelmed, constantly question your life, and struggle with finishing daily tasks at work or at home? Is Depression or Anxiety interfering with your quality of life? Do you feel stuck, frustrated, anxious, empty, shut down, dissatisfied, reluctant, hopeless, decreased motivation, increased isolation, decreased/increased appetite and difficulty sleeping? Are you struggling to cope with the death of a loved one, chronic pain and illness, or ADHD symptoms? Are you experiencing abrupt changes in your relationship dynamics, struggles with communication, lack of intimacy, infidelity, infertility, or becoming empty nesters?
Do you feel overwhelmed, constantly question your life, and struggle with finishing daily tasks at work or at home? Is Depression or Anxiety interfering with your quality of life? Do you feel stuck, frustrated, anxious, empty, shut down, dissatisfied, reluctant, hopeless, decreased motivation, increased isolation, decreased/increased appetite and difficulty sleeping? Are you struggling to cope with the death of a loved one, chronic pain and illness, or ADHD symptoms? Are you experiencing abrupt changes in your relationship dynamics, struggles with communication, lack of intimacy, infidelity, infertility, or becoming empty nesters?
(747) 302-2541 View (747) 302-2541
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Lara Abounayan
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Woodland Hills, CA 91302  (Online Only)
I am a licensed psychotherapist and somatic coach. I work with people who are looking to improve parts of theirs lives, build greater self awareness, and process + regulate big feelings and big experiences. I believe that a major part of healing can be achieved by working through what we have stored within ourselves. A common goal for my clients is releasing what no longer serves them and building balance in their lives.
I am a licensed psychotherapist and somatic coach. I work with people who are looking to improve parts of theirs lives, build greater self awareness, and process + regulate big feelings and big experiences. I believe that a major part of healing can be achieved by working through what we have stored within ourselves. A common goal for my clients is releasing what no longer serves them and building balance in their lives.
(818) 650-4964 View (818) 650-4964
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Stefani Reitter
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Calabasas, CA 91302  (Online Only)
I offer a soft place to land in what can be a confusing world. I'll invite you to slow down, tune in, and explore your quieter and wiser self. It is human to struggle because, let's face it--life is tough. Feeling overwhelmed, trapped, fearful, angry, and sad is par for the course and the result of living in a fast-paced, stressful environment. This reality coupled with mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, loss, trauma, and/or addiction can sap our resources. We can end up loosing sight of what is important to us and feel a dampening of our spirit.
I offer a soft place to land in what can be a confusing world. I'll invite you to slow down, tune in, and explore your quieter and wiser self. It is human to struggle because, let's face it--life is tough. Feeling overwhelmed, trapped, fearful, angry, and sad is par for the course and the result of living in a fast-paced, stressful environment. This reality coupled with mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, loss, trauma, and/or addiction can sap our resources. We can end up loosing sight of what is important to us and feel a dampening of our spirit.
(424) 326-0125 View (424) 326-0125
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Parisa Samii
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, JD, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Woodland Hills, CA 91302
Do you struggle with feeling like you are often on auto pilot, getting things done but sensing your relationships and your work are not where you want them to be? Do you feel frustrated by feeling like the whole of you is not seen in your day-to-day life? Do your instincts suggest that that the status quo is not aligning with the life you envision? Now more than ever, people are feeling uncertain about finding their place in life and how to make the most of their relationships with others. I believe there is hope. I start by offering genuine curiosity in your unique story.
Do you struggle with feeling like you are often on auto pilot, getting things done but sensing your relationships and your work are not where you want them to be? Do you feel frustrated by feeling like the whole of you is not seen in your day-to-day life? Do your instincts suggest that that the status quo is not aligning with the life you envision? Now more than ever, people are feeling uncertain about finding their place in life and how to make the most of their relationships with others. I believe there is hope. I start by offering genuine curiosity in your unique story.
(818) 572-9165 View (818) 572-9165

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Number of Therapists in Hidden Hills, CA

10+

Average cost per session

$200

Therapists in Hidden Hills, CA who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
91% Relationship Issues
91% Depression
91% Self Esteem
82% ADHD
82% Parenting
82% Stress

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

75% Aetna
75% Anthem | Elevance
50% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Hidden Hills, CA see their clients

73% In Person and Online
27% Online Only

Gender breakdown

90% Female
10% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Hidden Hills?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.