Therapists in Huntington Beach, CA

Photo of Alina Johnson, MA, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Alina Johnson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Huntington Beach, CA 92648  (Online Only)
Life can be difficult, confusing, full of changes and challenges at times. We can feel empty, scared, hurt and lost. In my practice, as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT142790), I will create a safe space for you to heal, explore yourself today and explore your past, create a new path for your future. I strive to provide a space that offers compassion and honest reflection, facilitates exploration of your story, promotes natural self-awareness and personal growth. I will be mindful of how your unique story affects your presenting issues and will provide culturally and trauma informed care.
Life can be difficult, confusing, full of changes and challenges at times. We can feel empty, scared, hurt and lost. In my practice, as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT142790), I will create a safe space for you to heal, explore yourself today and explore your past, create a new path for your future. I strive to provide a space that offers compassion and honest reflection, facilitates exploration of your story, promotes natural self-awareness and personal growth. I will be mindful of how your unique story affects your presenting issues and will provide culturally and trauma informed care.
(714) 215-9787 View (714) 215-9787
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Ali Zandi
Psychologist, PsyD, MA
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
I am a Licensed Psychologist and Marriage and Family Therapist that provides psychological, cognitive, and neuropsychological testing for children and adults. I conduct testing and evaluations for Psychological Disorders, Autism, Personality Disorders, ADHD, Fitness for Duty, Marital Concerns, and Learning Disorders. Testing involves a combination of state-of-the-art neuropsychological assessment instruments, psychological tests, and a thorough clinical interview. I place your unique experiences and story at the center of the evaluation in order to provide specific feedback and guidance at the conclusion of the evaluation.
I am a Licensed Psychologist and Marriage and Family Therapist that provides psychological, cognitive, and neuropsychological testing for children and adults. I conduct testing and evaluations for Psychological Disorders, Autism, Personality Disorders, ADHD, Fitness for Duty, Marital Concerns, and Learning Disorders. Testing involves a combination of state-of-the-art neuropsychological assessment instruments, psychological tests, and a thorough clinical interview. I place your unique experiences and story at the center of the evaluation in order to provide specific feedback and guidance at the conclusion of the evaluation.
(714) 786-5785 View (714) 786-5785
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Carl S Wells
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
Are you stressed, worried or feeling hopeless or worthless? Do you suffer from panic attacks? It's hard to deal with these feelings, especially if you don't have someone with who you feel safe. My specialty is to help you get relief from anxiety, depression, nervousness, or panicky feelings. If you are suffering from a recent crisis such as job or relationships problems or long term insecurities call me and I will be happy to chat with you to see if we are a good fit. I also serve federal workers who have on the job stress.
Are you stressed, worried or feeling hopeless or worthless? Do you suffer from panic attacks? It's hard to deal with these feelings, especially if you don't have someone with who you feel safe. My specialty is to help you get relief from anxiety, depression, nervousness, or panicky feelings. If you are suffering from a recent crisis such as job or relationships problems or long term insecurities call me and I will be happy to chat with you to see if we are a good fit. I also serve federal workers who have on the job stress.
(714) 907-1480 View (714) 907-1480
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Christine Gonzalez
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CDAAC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
News causing stress? Conflict at home? Let me help you to navigate this difficult time. Online, phone, and office sessions. Fees are tax deductible donations. Take care of yourself, find ways to meet your social needs, and restore some peace and joy in your home and family. You can have this. We can work together to find the relief and answers you need. If you want to reduce stress and worry, survive AND thrive, and find wholeness in the midst of uncertainty, CALL me. Life CAN be better. Don't spend another day suffering, or let anything stop you from getting the help you need. Other specialties: Trauma, Grief, Kids, Families.
News causing stress? Conflict at home? Let me help you to navigate this difficult time. Online, phone, and office sessions. Fees are tax deductible donations. Take care of yourself, find ways to meet your social needs, and restore some peace and joy in your home and family. You can have this. We can work together to find the relief and answers you need. If you want to reduce stress and worry, survive AND thrive, and find wholeness in the midst of uncertainty, CALL me. Life CAN be better. Don't spend another day suffering, or let anything stop you from getting the help you need. Other specialties: Trauma, Grief, Kids, Families.
(949) 537-2252 View (949) 537-2252
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Andrea D Schoon
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
When you have tried to resolve issues on your own, and things just aren't changing, it is time to seek professional help. Perhaps your or your significant other's past and unresolved issues are what is creating the distress; an inability to trust, to feel joy and happiness, to pursue dreams. It is important to seek help early on so that things do not worsen. Whether you are seeking marriage counseling, individual therapy, or therapy for your teen, I can help you get on track to a healthier more fulfilling life.
When you have tried to resolve issues on your own, and things just aren't changing, it is time to seek professional help. Perhaps your or your significant other's past and unresolved issues are what is creating the distress; an inability to trust, to feel joy and happiness, to pursue dreams. It is important to seek help early on so that things do not worsen. Whether you are seeking marriage counseling, individual therapy, or therapy for your teen, I can help you get on track to a healthier more fulfilling life.
(714) 793-0513 View (714) 793-0513
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Amy Field
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CAS
Verified Verified
Huntington Beach, CA 92646
Trying to solve a problem with the same mind that created is difficult to do alone. Lets solve it together. Have you experienced many failed relationships and continue wondering how you got here again? Are you or your mate coping with sex addiction. Having relationship struggles? Do you need support with grief, loss or managing depression or anxiety feelings? Is your or a family member's drinking or drug use out of control? There is hope. As well as a Licensed Marriage Family therapist I am certified in addictions counseling and have 37 years experience working in the addiction field.
Trying to solve a problem with the same mind that created is difficult to do alone. Lets solve it together. Have you experienced many failed relationships and continue wondering how you got here again? Are you or your mate coping with sex addiction. Having relationship struggles? Do you need support with grief, loss or managing depression or anxiety feelings? Is your or a family member's drinking or drug use out of control? There is hope. As well as a Licensed Marriage Family therapist I am certified in addictions counseling and have 37 years experience working in the addiction field.
(714) 701-6907 View (714) 701-6907
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Jayce Long
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
I tend to view people as complex, and that our difficulties are intertwined with our relationships, culture, and lifestyle, past and present. I have advanced training in psychoanalysis and mentalization based treatment, working with adults coping with complex trauma and personality disorder diagnoses. Additionally, I work with athletes and professionals having problems with performance, doubt, and creativity. Ultimately, my efforts are aimed at cultivating a meaningful, trustworthy, and collaborative relationship meant to help individuals reflect on and understand where they have been, where they are, and where they want to go.
I tend to view people as complex, and that our difficulties are intertwined with our relationships, culture, and lifestyle, past and present. I have advanced training in psychoanalysis and mentalization based treatment, working with adults coping with complex trauma and personality disorder diagnoses. Additionally, I work with athletes and professionals having problems with performance, doubt, and creativity. Ultimately, my efforts are aimed at cultivating a meaningful, trustworthy, and collaborative relationship meant to help individuals reflect on and understand where they have been, where they are, and where they want to go.
(657) 298-1051 View (657) 298-1051
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Stacy Fielder
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
Not accepting new clients
I believe therapy is an opportunity to be fully heard and supported as you navigate your way through what may be a tough time for you. Perhaps you have been struggling to figure things out on your own for sometime now and could use some additional support. I see therapy as an opportunity to be heard, understood, identify strengths and develop skills and resources.
I believe therapy is an opportunity to be fully heard and supported as you navigate your way through what may be a tough time for you. Perhaps you have been struggling to figure things out on your own for sometime now and could use some additional support. I see therapy as an opportunity to be heard, understood, identify strengths and develop skills and resources.
(714) 793-0838 View (714) 793-0838
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Janie Ingalls
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, Analyst
Verified Verified
Huntington Beach, CA 92648  (Online Only)
Do you feel unfulfilled in your life? Are your dreams or fantasies calling you to make life changes? Is the pain or illness in your body trying to lead you to a deeper and more creative life? I specialize in working with dreams and creative expression to access the wisdom of the unconscious. I can help you find and develop your unique potential and find purpose and meaning in your life. If you are interested in working with me, please call for a free consultation. I look forward to hearing from you.
Do you feel unfulfilled in your life? Are your dreams or fantasies calling you to make life changes? Is the pain or illness in your body trying to lead you to a deeper and more creative life? I specialize in working with dreams and creative expression to access the wisdom of the unconscious. I can help you find and develop your unique potential and find purpose and meaning in your life. If you are interested in working with me, please call for a free consultation. I look forward to hearing from you.
(714) 646-4947 View (714) 646-4947
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Juan R. Valenzuela
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Huntington Beach, CA 92647  (Online Only)
I am a Christian-informed therapist licensed in multiple States (CA, MA, CT, MI, FL, VA, AL, AR, MO, TN, IN, and SC). With a background in clinical social work and a desire to see the building up of the body of Christ, I am passionate about supporting and encouraging my brothers and sisters as they seek to navigate the difficulties of life and develop resilience that can lead to personal healing and spiritual growth. My areas of expertise include managing stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, faith formation, identity and purpose, peer relationships, transitional challenges, conflict resolution, forgiveness, etc.
I am a Christian-informed therapist licensed in multiple States (CA, MA, CT, MI, FL, VA, AL, AR, MO, TN, IN, and SC). With a background in clinical social work and a desire to see the building up of the body of Christ, I am passionate about supporting and encouraging my brothers and sisters as they seek to navigate the difficulties of life and develop resilience that can lead to personal healing and spiritual growth. My areas of expertise include managing stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, faith formation, identity and purpose, peer relationships, transitional challenges, conflict resolution, forgiveness, etc.
(714) 515-7164 View (714) 515-7164
Photo of Rachel Clark, MS, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Rachel Clark
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Huntington Beach, CA 92648  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
FREE PHONE CONSULTATION. Rachel's approach focuses on how thoughts and feelings can overtake one's daily life, especially in relationships. She empowers her clients to overcome the "mind reading" tendencies, and to communicate with healthy and honest words. Rachel specializes in family and couples counseling and believes that many relationships end without a genuine effort to repair the hurts, betrayal, anger, and disconnect.
FREE PHONE CONSULTATION. Rachel's approach focuses on how thoughts and feelings can overtake one's daily life, especially in relationships. She empowers her clients to overcome the "mind reading" tendencies, and to communicate with healthy and honest words. Rachel specializes in family and couples counseling and believes that many relationships end without a genuine effort to repair the hurts, betrayal, anger, and disconnect.
(707) 820-7583 View (707) 820-7583
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Laura Dinsbach
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
I have a passion for helping people recover from trauma, addictions and mental health symptoms which could be holding them back from living the life of their dreams. I was trained at USC where I received a Masters degree in Social Work.
I have a passion for helping people recover from trauma, addictions and mental health symptoms which could be holding them back from living the life of their dreams. I was trained at USC where I received a Masters degree in Social Work.
(714) 909-2579 View (714) 909-2579
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Emily Belford
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
My name is Emily (she/her), and I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker that provides therapy in California. As your therapist, my goal is to walk alongside you with the understanding that you are the expert in your own life. I offer a warm, non-judgmental space where you can express your full self, and where I'll bring my full self with all of our messy imperfections. Research shows that the quality of the relationship between client and therapist is the strongest predictor for positive therapeutic outcomes, so I always want to make sure folks are comfortable and happy with me as their therapist.
My name is Emily (she/her), and I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker that provides therapy in California. As your therapist, my goal is to walk alongside you with the understanding that you are the expert in your own life. I offer a warm, non-judgmental space where you can express your full self, and where I'll bring my full self with all of our messy imperfections. Research shows that the quality of the relationship between client and therapist is the strongest predictor for positive therapeutic outcomes, so I always want to make sure folks are comfortable and happy with me as their therapist.
(714) 793-0756 View (714) 793-0756
Photo of Elmer Ivan Rapalo, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Elmer Ivan Rapalo
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
Beginning therapy can be scary and is a courageous step toward making proactive changes in your life. I have worked with clients experiencing depression, anxiety, and other sources of emotional pain such as life transitions, stress, trauma, and emotional abuse. I also have extensive experience working with adults, adolescents, couples, and LGBTQ. I am dedicated to working with individuals from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socio-economic backgrounds. I work from an evidence-based psychotherapy orientation that has been proven to be effective for people with mood disorders.
Beginning therapy can be scary and is a courageous step toward making proactive changes in your life. I have worked with clients experiencing depression, anxiety, and other sources of emotional pain such as life transitions, stress, trauma, and emotional abuse. I also have extensive experience working with adults, adolescents, couples, and LGBTQ. I am dedicated to working with individuals from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socio-economic backgrounds. I work from an evidence-based psychotherapy orientation that has been proven to be effective for people with mood disorders.
(714) 278-3847 View (714) 278-3847
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Earth Haven Therapy Inc.
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CAAP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Huntington Beach, CA 92647  (Online Only)
Are you looking for a supportive therapist that offers you fresh perspective? Do you feel down and more sensitive than usual? Does your mind buzz with worried thoughts? Our practice therapists want to help you find balance and joy again or for the first time ever. We all experience maladies such as anxiety and depression, stress and fatigue which are signs that a problem can no longer be ignored. Let's take a look at the deeper causes and learn the tools that will help you navigate this time.
Are you looking for a supportive therapist that offers you fresh perspective? Do you feel down and more sensitive than usual? Does your mind buzz with worried thoughts? Our practice therapists want to help you find balance and joy again or for the first time ever. We all experience maladies such as anxiety and depression, stress and fatigue which are signs that a problem can no longer be ignored. Let's take a look at the deeper causes and learn the tools that will help you navigate this time.
(561) 903-2746 View (561) 903-2746
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Jillian Jeffries
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
Huntington Beach, CA 92647  (Online Only)
As an AMFT, I have a passion for working with young adults, college students, and teens striving for a safe space to process difficult and chaotic life circumstances. I often utilize a mix of CBT and EFT therapy to help clients learn new ways of taking care of, showing up for themselves, and learning new coping skills that can be utilized for a lifetime. I am passionate about working with clients with anxiety, OCD, depression, and those that wish to further exploring their inner world and want to create changes in their daily life.
As an AMFT, I have a passion for working with young adults, college students, and teens striving for a safe space to process difficult and chaotic life circumstances. I often utilize a mix of CBT and EFT therapy to help clients learn new ways of taking care of, showing up for themselves, and learning new coping skills that can be utilized for a lifetime. I am passionate about working with clients with anxiety, OCD, depression, and those that wish to further exploring their inner world and want to create changes in their daily life.
(714) 909-2071 View (714) 909-2071
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Sydney Stockton
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
It can be hard to be a good parent and spouse, to meet the expectations of friends, colleagues and family, all while trying to meet our own needs. So many of us feel lost, unfulfilled and disconnected. I provide couples and individuals the support and consistency necessary to thrive. Helping them to recognize their strengths, build confidence in who they are, and develop tools and increased awareness to create lasting growth. Through my training and education, I strongly believe the therapeutic relationship is the most important factor in facilitating change.
It can be hard to be a good parent and spouse, to meet the expectations of friends, colleagues and family, all while trying to meet our own needs. So many of us feel lost, unfulfilled and disconnected. I provide couples and individuals the support and consistency necessary to thrive. Helping them to recognize their strengths, build confidence in who they are, and develop tools and increased awareness to create lasting growth. Through my training and education, I strongly believe the therapeutic relationship is the most important factor in facilitating change.
(231) 819-1258 View (231) 819-1258
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Ken Rhea
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA
Verified Verified
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
Are teens making life challenging? Can't figure out how to co-parent in a divorced family? Too expensive to split up? Are you grandparenting? Does your family rely on you for child/teen supervision? Sorting out roles and responsibilities can be tricky? Are you trying to find meaning, suffering from old wounds.? I offer experience-tested ideas to address each of these and other difficulties that face individuals and families today. There are typical junctions in our lives that strain our relationships.Talking through these times can bring better understanding and a more harmonious way of relating.
Are teens making life challenging? Can't figure out how to co-parent in a divorced family? Too expensive to split up? Are you grandparenting? Does your family rely on you for child/teen supervision? Sorting out roles and responsibilities can be tricky? Are you trying to find meaning, suffering from old wounds.? I offer experience-tested ideas to address each of these and other difficulties that face individuals and families today. There are typical junctions in our lives that strain our relationships.Talking through these times can bring better understanding and a more harmonious way of relating.
(714) 489-5890 View (714) 489-5890
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Dorise Hebenstreit
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, EMDR
Verified Verified
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
My focus is to help individuals and families heal from anxiety, depression, trauma, and relationship/family issues. As the therapeutic area of concern is introduced, we can begin to work together in developing empowerment of self as we set up together healthy and achievable goals. I aim to establish include compassion, good communication and trust. In our relationship then I will work alongside you to develop your own coping tools. My approach is a person-centered (positive type) direction to further your strengths and resilience which is tailored towards your specific goals and needs.
My focus is to help individuals and families heal from anxiety, depression, trauma, and relationship/family issues. As the therapeutic area of concern is introduced, we can begin to work together in developing empowerment of self as we set up together healthy and achievable goals. I aim to establish include compassion, good communication and trust. In our relationship then I will work alongside you to develop your own coping tools. My approach is a person-centered (positive type) direction to further your strengths and resilience which is tailored towards your specific goals and needs.
(714) 515-7807 View (714) 515-7807
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Hessena Langhans
Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Huntington Beach, CA 92646  (Online Only)
Hello! I’m Hessena Langhans, a licensed therapist dedicated to helping individuals find healing, growth, and empowerment. I strive to create a safe and welcoming environment that allows clients explore obstacles with concerns related to anxiety, depression, trauma, and relationships.
Hello! I’m Hessena Langhans, a licensed therapist dedicated to helping individuals find healing, growth, and empowerment. I strive to create a safe and welcoming environment that allows clients explore obstacles with concerns related to anxiety, depression, trauma, and relationships.
(714) 455-1073 View (714) 455-1073

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Number of Therapists in Huntington Beach, CA

600+

Average cost per session

$160

Therapists in Huntington Beach, CA who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
86% Depression
79% Relationship Issues
73% Self Esteem
69% Trauma and PTSD
69% Coping Skills
66% Stress

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

77% Cigna and Evernorth
69% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
67% Aetna

How Therapists in Huntington Beach, CA see their clients

78% In Person and Online
22% Online Only

Gender breakdown

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

How can I find a therapist in Huntington Beach?

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.