Therapists in Woodbridge, Irvine, CA

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Jessica H Lee
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Woodbridge, Irvine, CA 92606
Pre-Marital Therapy: Couples who are planning on getting married/engaged/committing will benefit from Dr. Jess' pre-marital therapy interventions. Dr. Jess will guide you through the following topics: 1) Purpose as a couple 2) Communication 3) Fighting Well 4) Do's and Don'ts 5) Time-outs 6) Physical Intimacy 7) Love languages and more! Personalized recommendations and diagnostic information will be provided. Individual Therapy: Individuals seeking breakthrough from mood disorders will find it fulfilling to work with Dr. Jess. She drafts clear a treatment plan and guides interventions with each client in a personalized way.
Pre-Marital Therapy: Couples who are planning on getting married/engaged/committing will benefit from Dr. Jess' pre-marital therapy interventions. Dr. Jess will guide you through the following topics: 1) Purpose as a couple 2) Communication 3) Fighting Well 4) Do's and Don'ts 5) Time-outs 6) Physical Intimacy 7) Love languages and more! Personalized recommendations and diagnostic information will be provided. Individual Therapy: Individuals seeking breakthrough from mood disorders will find it fulfilling to work with Dr. Jess. She drafts clear a treatment plan and guides interventions with each client in a personalized way.
(949) 301-8877 View (949) 301-8877
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Shahin Carrigan
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFT
Verified Verified
Woodbridge, Irvine, CA 92604
I have a Ph.D. In Educational Psychology from UCLA, a MS and license in Marriage and Family therapy and 20 years of College/University teaching including at UC system and 20 years of private practice experience! I also am specialized in ADHD testing and treatment! One of few therapist offering off site and remote computerized testing for ADHD diagnosis and treatment!
I have a Ph.D. In Educational Psychology from UCLA, a MS and license in Marriage and Family therapy and 20 years of College/University teaching including at UC system and 20 years of private practice experience! I also am specialized in ADHD testing and treatment! One of few therapist offering off site and remote computerized testing for ADHD diagnosis and treatment!
(949) 881-4706 View (949) 881-4706
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Breanna Ferentz
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Woodbridge, Irvine, CA 92614
Hi there! :) My name is Breanna, and I am an Associate MFT, I graduated with my Master's degree from Pepperdine University studying clinical psychology. I am fully trained in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), a type of trauma therapy that allows one to heal from trauma or other distressing life experiences. I am very passionate about my role as a therapist and assisting alongside my clients on their journey to mental healing and self-discovery. I work with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families with those managing anxiety, social phobias, depression, and interpersonal/relational stressors.
Hi there! :) My name is Breanna, and I am an Associate MFT, I graduated with my Master's degree from Pepperdine University studying clinical psychology. I am fully trained in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), a type of trauma therapy that allows one to heal from trauma or other distressing life experiences. I am very passionate about my role as a therapist and assisting alongside my clients on their journey to mental healing and self-discovery. I work with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families with those managing anxiety, social phobias, depression, and interpersonal/relational stressors.
(949) 238-1699 View (949) 238-1699
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Christi Gallon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Woodbridge, Irvine, CA 92604
Are you hindered by anxiety, depression, or trauma, preventing you from expressing your authentic self? Do you find yourself trapped in navigating challenging family and relationship situations? Every minor issue now feels incredibly overwhelming, reopening past wounds and creating new ones. Despite attempting to bury the pain, it persists, leaving you feeling isolated and tormented. The constant exhaustion, stress, and anger make you question your resilience. Unsure of where to seek assistance, you don't have to endure this painful journey by yourself. I aim to assist you in achieving a more integrated and balanced sense of self.
Are you hindered by anxiety, depression, or trauma, preventing you from expressing your authentic self? Do you find yourself trapped in navigating challenging family and relationship situations? Every minor issue now feels incredibly overwhelming, reopening past wounds and creating new ones. Despite attempting to bury the pain, it persists, leaving you feeling isolated and tormented. The constant exhaustion, stress, and anger make you question your resilience. Unsure of where to seek assistance, you don't have to endure this painful journey by yourself. I aim to assist you in achieving a more integrated and balanced sense of self.
(949) 354-6516 View (949) 354-6516
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Robert Belanger
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Woodbridge, Irvine, CA 92604  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Are you struggling to communicate with your significant other or child? Are your best intentions at reaching out leading to frustrating arguments? Do you struggle to find the right words to express your desires and are surprised by how your loved ones react? Or are you feeling growing tension and hoping to prevent any further distancing in your relationship? Are past traumas making you hesitate in being truly open with your most important relationships? If you feel stuck in your relationships and as a result have growing feelings of depression or anxiety, talk therapy with Robert Belanger, LMFT may be what you need.
Are you struggling to communicate with your significant other or child? Are your best intentions at reaching out leading to frustrating arguments? Do you struggle to find the right words to express your desires and are surprised by how your loved ones react? Or are you feeling growing tension and hoping to prevent any further distancing in your relationship? Are past traumas making you hesitate in being truly open with your most important relationships? If you feel stuck in your relationships and as a result have growing feelings of depression or anxiety, talk therapy with Robert Belanger, LMFT may be what you need.
(661) 332-8015 View (661) 332-8015
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Richard Haddock
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Woodbridge, Irvine, CA 92604
Dr. Richard Haddock is a licensed Psychologist providing individual therapy for individuals across the lifespan 5-65+. He received his Bachelor's in Science from Suffolk University with a double major in sociology and psychology. He received both his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, with a concentration in Military and Veterans Psychology, and a Master's in Professional Psychology from William James College.
Dr. Richard Haddock is a licensed Psychologist providing individual therapy for individuals across the lifespan 5-65+. He received his Bachelor's in Science from Suffolk University with a double major in sociology and psychology. He received both his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, with a concentration in Military and Veterans Psychology, and a Master's in Professional Psychology from William James College.
(949) 899-6295 View (949) 899-6295
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Allison Holtkamp
Psychologist, PsyD, MA
Verified Verified
Woodbridge, Irvine, CA 92604
Feeling overwhelmed, unfulfilled, dealing with effects of trauma or relationship struggles and uncertain of what your next step should be? Life can be overwhelming and sometimes we just want to be understood. We are all works in progress and have a natural ability to heal and thrive. My best work is with individuals who are trusting in the therapeutic process while also eager to make change. I primarily work with adult women with anxiety, looking to improve self-esteem, facing a difficult life transitions, relationship struggles, and prior trauma. My clientele also includes teens and college students from nearby schools.
Feeling overwhelmed, unfulfilled, dealing with effects of trauma or relationship struggles and uncertain of what your next step should be? Life can be overwhelming and sometimes we just want to be understood. We are all works in progress and have a natural ability to heal and thrive. My best work is with individuals who are trusting in the therapeutic process while also eager to make change. I primarily work with adult women with anxiety, looking to improve self-esteem, facing a difficult life transitions, relationship struggles, and prior trauma. My clientele also includes teens and college students from nearby schools.
(714) 695-5468 View (714) 695-5468
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Dorise Hebenstreit
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, EMDR
Verified Verified
Woodbridge, Irvine, CA 92604
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.
(949) 997-2859 View (949) 997-2859
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Nader Albadawi
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Woodbridge, Irvine, CA 92612  (Online Only)
Whether you have been experiencing depression, anxiety, or grief & loss, I believe in empowering you to find new meanings. The first step is one of the hardest, and making that first contact sets you upon a path to new beginnings! 
Whether you have been experiencing depression, anxiety, or grief & loss, I believe in empowering you to find new meanings. The first step is one of the hardest, and making that first contact sets you upon a path to new beginnings! 
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Kelly Albrecht
Pre-Licensed Professional, ASW
Verified Verified
Woodbridge, Irvine, CA 92604
Are you struggling to process depression, anxiety, relationship/family issues, and trauma? These emotional ruptures can cause major disruptions in our lives. The work to process these types of life events is multifaceted, and I can help you identify your feelings and potential relational patterns, build tolerance and acceptance around challenging ones, and set meaningful goals. In order to do so, I utilize various therapeutic approaches consisting of ACT, CBT, and Problem Solving Therapy and somatic interventions.
Are you struggling to process depression, anxiety, relationship/family issues, and trauma? These emotional ruptures can cause major disruptions in our lives. The work to process these types of life events is multifaceted, and I can help you identify your feelings and potential relational patterns, build tolerance and acceptance around challenging ones, and set meaningful goals. In order to do so, I utilize various therapeutic approaches consisting of ACT, CBT, and Problem Solving Therapy and somatic interventions.
(949) 776-8547 View (949) 776-8547
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Melanie Maddox
Associate Clinical Social Worker, ASW, EMDR
Verified Verified
Woodbridge, Irvine, CA 92604
Are you experiencing challenges in dealing with anxiety, depression, and traumatic experiences? Do you struggle with effective communication and setting boundaries in your relationships with others? Life often presents obstacles and difficulties that might lead to these difficulties without proper tools, resources, and guidance. I utilize CBT, DBT, ACT, and Trauma-informed care to help you manage symptoms and promote healing and growth. With a deep appreciation for the uniqueness of each client and their lived experiences, I foster a collaborative and inclusive therapeutic environment.
Are you experiencing challenges in dealing with anxiety, depression, and traumatic experiences? Do you struggle with effective communication and setting boundaries in your relationships with others? Life often presents obstacles and difficulties that might lead to these difficulties without proper tools, resources, and guidance. I utilize CBT, DBT, ACT, and Trauma-informed care to help you manage symptoms and promote healing and growth. With a deep appreciation for the uniqueness of each client and their lived experiences, I foster a collaborative and inclusive therapeutic environment.
(949) 674-3699 View (949) 674-3699
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Julia Martinez
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Woodbridge, Irvine, CA 92604
Process the past so you can have room to bloom. " Life is full of transition, which can be challenging but with the support of a compassionate therapist, I believe that you can find your own unique strengths to overcome obstacles to achieve your goals. I am a licensed marriage and family therapist and a registered art therapist who uses systems/solutions focused approach to guide you through unique, tailored interventions to build insight into problematic patterns and explore solutions to build self-awareness, improve communication and make progress through life's transitions.
Process the past so you can have room to bloom. " Life is full of transition, which can be challenging but with the support of a compassionate therapist, I believe that you can find your own unique strengths to overcome obstacles to achieve your goals. I am a licensed marriage and family therapist and a registered art therapist who uses systems/solutions focused approach to guide you through unique, tailored interventions to build insight into problematic patterns and explore solutions to build self-awareness, improve communication and make progress through life's transitions.
(949) 881-6335 View (949) 881-6335
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Alexa Enyart
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
Woodbridge, Irvine, CA 92604
Do you feel as though your anxiety and depression are unmanageable? How about feelings of sadness, hopelessness, or helplessness like you’ve hit rock bottom and are struggling to find hope for tomorrow? Once we start to unravel the details of our past and trauma we give ourselves the ability to process feelings that we have long suppressed. I aim to collaborate with you and provide tools to decrease the challenging feelings you are currently facing and achieve a more integrated and balanced sense of self, leading to emotional healing and personal growth.
Do you feel as though your anxiety and depression are unmanageable? How about feelings of sadness, hopelessness, or helplessness like you’ve hit rock bottom and are struggling to find hope for tomorrow? Once we start to unravel the details of our past and trauma we give ourselves the ability to process feelings that we have long suppressed. I aim to collaborate with you and provide tools to decrease the challenging feelings you are currently facing and achieve a more integrated and balanced sense of self, leading to emotional healing and personal growth.
(949) 978-0559 View (949) 978-0559
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Sheron Gershelis
Pre-Licensed Professional, ASW, EMDR
Verified Verified
Woodbridge, Irvine, CA 92604
Are you struggling with work, relational, and life stressors that have overwhelmed you and you are unsure what to do next? You're trying to open the next chapter in your life, but your past traumas and anxiety stop you. This is where I come in and help guide you in making YOUR right decision. I will help you through your journey in becoming worry-free and assist you in processing unresolved feelings and learning healthy coping skills for emotional distress
Are you struggling with work, relational, and life stressors that have overwhelmed you and you are unsure what to do next? You're trying to open the next chapter in your life, but your past traumas and anxiety stop you. This is where I come in and help guide you in making YOUR right decision. I will help you through your journey in becoming worry-free and assist you in processing unresolved feelings and learning healthy coping skills for emotional distress
(949) 670-9318 View (949) 670-9318
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Ann Anderson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Woodbridge, Irvine, CA 92604
Nobody’s childhood dream was to grow up and feel overwhelmed, alone, stuck or unworthy. I aim to help individuals heal from trauma-related issues such as anxiety, depression, and relationship/family issues. If you find yourself living without a navigation system to understand emotional terrain or trauma that impacts your well-being; you are not alone. All of us go through rough patches in our lives. My approach is specific to meet your unique needs in a safe and non-judgemental space.
Nobody’s childhood dream was to grow up and feel overwhelmed, alone, stuck or unworthy. I aim to help individuals heal from trauma-related issues such as anxiety, depression, and relationship/family issues. If you find yourself living without a navigation system to understand emotional terrain or trauma that impacts your well-being; you are not alone. All of us go through rough patches in our lives. My approach is specific to meet your unique needs in a safe and non-judgemental space.
(949) 694-2972 View (949) 694-2972
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Elizabeth Huck
Associate Clinical Social Worker, ASW, DBT
Verified Verified
Woodbridge, Irvine, CA 92604
The toll of trauma, stress, anxiety, & depression builds over time, things that once seemed manageable turn into a life that's not our own, because we're stuck in survival mode. It's exhausting. As a therapist, my goal is to collaborate with you to safely navigate your inner landscape and put pieces together so you can uncover your unique abilities and create a mental health toolkit that will carry you through a lifetime. I am here to support you in working through unresolved feelings and conflicts and guide you toward healing. Therefore, you can feel empowered, rejuvenated, and enthusiastic about life again.
The toll of trauma, stress, anxiety, & depression builds over time, things that once seemed manageable turn into a life that's not our own, because we're stuck in survival mode. It's exhausting. As a therapist, my goal is to collaborate with you to safely navigate your inner landscape and put pieces together so you can uncover your unique abilities and create a mental health toolkit that will carry you through a lifetime. I am here to support you in working through unresolved feelings and conflicts and guide you toward healing. Therefore, you can feel empowered, rejuvenated, and enthusiastic about life again.
(949) 771-7536 View (949) 771-7536
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Gail Desilets
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Woodbridge, Irvine, CA 92604
Relationship problems troubling you? There is still hope! When your relationship isn't going well it can impact your whole life! Are you arguing a lot? Not feeling like your partner understands you? Couples therapy can really help! More harmony and tranquility could be yours! Let's find better ways to relate to each other. Let me help you find your way back to that loving place again...
Relationship problems troubling you? There is still hope! When your relationship isn't going well it can impact your whole life! Are you arguing a lot? Not feeling like your partner understands you? Couples therapy can really help! More harmony and tranquility could be yours! Let's find better ways to relate to each other. Let me help you find your way back to that loving place again...
(562) 263-9962 View (562) 263-9962
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Amirnaz (Ami) Novid
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CHT, CSMC
Verified Verified
Woodbridge, Irvine, CA 92604
I use an integrative approach to therapy which refers to the infusion of physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual aspects within a person, as well as the combination of various theories and intervention strategies to better address the person's individuality. Integrative counseling aims to promote healing and facilitates wholeness - ensuring that all levels of a person's being and functioning are maximized to their full potential.
I use an integrative approach to therapy which refers to the infusion of physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual aspects within a person, as well as the combination of various theories and intervention strategies to better address the person's individuality. Integrative counseling aims to promote healing and facilitates wholeness - ensuring that all levels of a person's being and functioning are maximized to their full potential.
(949) 544-1604 View (949) 544-1604
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Humberto R Hernandez
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Woodbridge, Irvine, CA 92604  (Online Only)
I work from an integrative perspective, often drawing from cognitive, interpersonal and emotion-focused approaches to help clients learn how navigate their relationships and their emotional experiences. I enjoy collaborating with people to help them discover or rediscover their inner strengths and make lasting changes in their lives. In addition to working with individuals on a variety of mental health concerns such as anxiety and depression, I also have a particular interest in working with university students and athletes.
I work from an integrative perspective, often drawing from cognitive, interpersonal and emotion-focused approaches to help clients learn how navigate their relationships and their emotional experiences. I enjoy collaborating with people to help them discover or rediscover their inner strengths and make lasting changes in their lives. In addition to working with individuals on a variety of mental health concerns such as anxiety and depression, I also have a particular interest in working with university students and athletes.
(949) 426-7363 View (949) 426-7363
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Jose Luna
Associate Clinical Social Worker, ASW, EMDR
Verified Verified
Woodbridge, Irvine, CA 92604  (Online Only)
My therapeutic approach mainly focuses on helping my clients identify their strengths to help alleviate anxiety, depression, and trauma. I am a firm believer that our childhood experiences contribute to our beliefs, behavioral patterns, and selecting a romantic partner. Therapy is a process! To allow ourselves to be intimate and vulnerable with someone about our experiences and trauma can be daunting. As a therapist, it is my goal to help validate, create a safe environment and help understand aspects of lived experiences.
My therapeutic approach mainly focuses on helping my clients identify their strengths to help alleviate anxiety, depression, and trauma. I am a firm believer that our childhood experiences contribute to our beliefs, behavioral patterns, and selecting a romantic partner. Therapy is a process! To allow ourselves to be intimate and vulnerable with someone about our experiences and trauma can be daunting. As a therapist, it is my goal to help validate, create a safe environment and help understand aspects of lived experiences.
(949) 997-3182 View (949) 997-3182

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Number of Therapists in Woodbridge, Irvine, CA

100+

Average cost per session

$170

Therapists in Woodbridge, Irvine, CA who prioritize treating:

93% Depression
92% Anxiety
85% Relationship Issues
78% Self Esteem
76% Trauma and PTSD
69% Grief
67% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

63% Cigna and Evernorth
57% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
56% Optum

How Therapists in Woodbridge, Irvine, CA see their clients

75% In Person and Online
25% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
15% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Woodbridge, Irvine?

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.