Therapists in La Crescenta, CA

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Taline Aznavour-Guevrekian
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
La Crescenta, CA 91214
I approach therapy with authenticity, depth, and compassion. Everyone is unique, and there is no ‘one size fits all’ approach. Although the symptoms may look similar for a group of people, the diverse background, circumstances, and perspectives of those individuals are likely to require different treatment approaches. I attentively, non-judgmentally, and respectfully collaborate with each client to examine the root cause of certain behavior and thought processes. By exploring their unconscious thoughts and feelings, I am able to facilitate awareness of established relationship patterns and the impact on their day-to-day interactions
I approach therapy with authenticity, depth, and compassion. Everyone is unique, and there is no ‘one size fits all’ approach. Although the symptoms may look similar for a group of people, the diverse background, circumstances, and perspectives of those individuals are likely to require different treatment approaches. I attentively, non-judgmentally, and respectfully collaborate with each client to examine the root cause of certain behavior and thought processes. By exploring their unconscious thoughts and feelings, I am able to facilitate awareness of established relationship patterns and the impact on their day-to-day interactions
(818) 351-1782 View (818) 351-1782
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Lauren Tominac
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
La Crescenta, CA 91214
I am an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist and am Level 1-certified in Gottman Method Couples Therapy, a research-based form of couples therapy. I work with individuals, couples, children, and families, and have worked with clients experiencing relationship stress, anxiety, depression, guilt and shame, childhood traumas, and more. I strive to provide a nonjudgmental and safe environment to help you better understand yourself, your emotions, and your needs. Creating a comfortable space for you to explore and untangle your most vulnerable thoughts, feelings, and insecurities is my top priority.
I am an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist and am Level 1-certified in Gottman Method Couples Therapy, a research-based form of couples therapy. I work with individuals, couples, children, and families, and have worked with clients experiencing relationship stress, anxiety, depression, guilt and shame, childhood traumas, and more. I strive to provide a nonjudgmental and safe environment to help you better understand yourself, your emotions, and your needs. Creating a comfortable space for you to explore and untangle your most vulnerable thoughts, feelings, and insecurities is my top priority.
(818) 960-7841 View (818) 960-7841
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Alique Bedikian
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
11 Endorsed
La Crescenta, CA 91214
I specialize in supporting young adults and working professionals navigating challenges related to anxiety, ADHD, and relationship issues. If you find yourself physically present but mentally checked out, or if your mind feels like it's juggling a hundred tabs, I'm here to help. My therapeutic approach is centered on fostering a healing relationship with my clients, characterized by honesty, empathy, and curiosity. Together, we can unravel and unlearn old patterns that may no longer serve you, empowering you to lead a purposeful and meaningful life.
I specialize in supporting young adults and working professionals navigating challenges related to anxiety, ADHD, and relationship issues. If you find yourself physically present but mentally checked out, or if your mind feels like it's juggling a hundred tabs, I'm here to help. My therapeutic approach is centered on fostering a healing relationship with my clients, characterized by honesty, empathy, and curiosity. Together, we can unravel and unlearn old patterns that may no longer serve you, empowering you to lead a purposeful and meaningful life.
(626) 243-7687 View (626) 243-7687
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Christine Rivera
Psychologist, PsyD, PMH-C
Verified Verified
La Crescenta, CA 91214
Navigating motherhood and everything it comes with can often feel overwhelming. From balancing the needs of both you and your child at the same time to exploring the person you are becoming. Having a safe space to process your transformation into motherhood, the challenges, and the joys serves to support you in connecting to yourself, your purpose, and your authenticity. Sometimes there are feelings of sadness, overwhelm, or just plain feeling like you aren't "good enough". We have all been there! I come from a place of compassion and understanding, ready to explore what parenthood is, to heal, and to grow.
Navigating motherhood and everything it comes with can often feel overwhelming. From balancing the needs of both you and your child at the same time to exploring the person you are becoming. Having a safe space to process your transformation into motherhood, the challenges, and the joys serves to support you in connecting to yourself, your purpose, and your authenticity. Sometimes there are feelings of sadness, overwhelm, or just plain feeling like you aren't "good enough". We have all been there! I come from a place of compassion and understanding, ready to explore what parenthood is, to heal, and to grow.
(747) 236-6832 View (747) 236-6832
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Richard S. Lyon
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFT
Verified Verified
La Crescenta, CA 91214
Are you unable to be honest and genuine in your relationships? Do you stand up for yourself, but drive others away? Are you stuck in patterns of thought and behavior that leave you feeling defeated? Do you feel overwhelmed by changes that seem to be beyond your control? Are you stuck in a career rut that drains your energy and hope? Is a tragic loss keeping you weighed down and unable to live freely and fully? Are you stressed, anxious or depressed without knowing why?
Are you unable to be honest and genuine in your relationships? Do you stand up for yourself, but drive others away? Are you stuck in patterns of thought and behavior that leave you feeling defeated? Do you feel overwhelmed by changes that seem to be beyond your control? Are you stuck in a career rut that drains your energy and hope? Is a tragic loss keeping you weighed down and unable to live freely and fully? Are you stressed, anxious or depressed without knowing why?
(323) 648-3465 View (323) 648-3465
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Amelia Lugo
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
La Crescenta, CA 91214
Life can often feel overwhelming and the impact of past and present experiences can have ripple effects into our wellbeing, health, work and relationships. You don't have to navigate it alone and reaching out for a lifeline can be the best thing you can do for yourself. I am passionate about supporting people who want to make a change in their lives.
Life can often feel overwhelming and the impact of past and present experiences can have ripple effects into our wellbeing, health, work and relationships. You don't have to navigate it alone and reaching out for a lifeline can be the best thing you can do for yourself. I am passionate about supporting people who want to make a change in their lives.
(747) 271-2101 View (747) 271-2101
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Judith A Verduzco
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MPA
Verified Verified
La Crescenta, CA 91214  (Online Only)
Hello! My name is Judith (Judy). I’m a bilingual mental health psychotherapist and founder of Monarchs Therapy, a virtual mental health therapy practice in California. I specialize in treating trauma-related disorders (everything from acute stress to complex PTSD) as well as anxiety, depression, and grief/loss. My other specialties include issues related to personal growth, life transitions, and interpersonal/ relationship conflict.
Hello! My name is Judith (Judy). I’m a bilingual mental health psychotherapist and founder of Monarchs Therapy, a virtual mental health therapy practice in California. I specialize in treating trauma-related disorders (everything from acute stress to complex PTSD) as well as anxiety, depression, and grief/loss. My other specialties include issues related to personal growth, life transitions, and interpersonal/ relationship conflict.
(818) 369-3348 View (818) 369-3348
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Neurotherapy Clinic
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
La Crescenta, CA 91214
We offer personalized support tailored to address a range of mental health concerns. Whether dealing with depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, or ADHD, our goal is to guide you toward greater self-awareness, resilience, and overall wellbeing. We also specialize in trauma/PTSD, anger management, issues related to divorce and domestic abuse, life coaching for personal development, relationship issues, and parenting challenges. We also treat adolescents, offering a safe and understanding space for them to navigate their unique challenges, including identity development, academic stress, and peer relationships.
We offer personalized support tailored to address a range of mental health concerns. Whether dealing with depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, or ADHD, our goal is to guide you toward greater self-awareness, resilience, and overall wellbeing. We also specialize in trauma/PTSD, anger management, issues related to divorce and domestic abuse, life coaching for personal development, relationship issues, and parenting challenges. We also treat adolescents, offering a safe and understanding space for them to navigate their unique challenges, including identity development, academic stress, and peer relationships.
(747) 223-6051 View (747) 223-6051
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Juliet Proulx
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
La Crescenta, CA 91214  (Online Only)
I firmly believe that resilience is the light that helps navigate us even on the darkest paths. Still, sometimes life's journey can leave imprints that are deep and difficult to erase. We can get stuck in negative patterns that stem directly from our past experiences, but without exploration and vulnerability, the cycle can remain the same. I can be your guide in understanding, accepting, and continuing to move forward while feeling empowered and validated. We are only human, and learning to give ourselves compassion can go a long way.
I firmly believe that resilience is the light that helps navigate us even on the darkest paths. Still, sometimes life's journey can leave imprints that are deep and difficult to erase. We can get stuck in negative patterns that stem directly from our past experiences, but without exploration and vulnerability, the cycle can remain the same. I can be your guide in understanding, accepting, and continuing to move forward while feeling empowered and validated. We are only human, and learning to give ourselves compassion can go a long way.
(818) 452-2909 View (818) 452-2909
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Gassia Guiragossian
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
La Crescenta, CA 91214  (Online Only)
Hello and welcome! I'm Gassia. I graduated with my Master's in Social Work from the University of Southern California in 2016. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, one of my main goals as a therapist is to empower individuals, parents and teens, and couples to lead fulfilling and meaningful lives by fostering positive connections and enhancing emotional well-being. I strive to create a safe and supportive space where clients can explore their thoughts, feelings, and experiences, and work toward personal growth and relationship improvement.
Hello and welcome! I'm Gassia. I graduated with my Master's in Social Work from the University of Southern California in 2016. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, one of my main goals as a therapist is to empower individuals, parents and teens, and couples to lead fulfilling and meaningful lives by fostering positive connections and enhancing emotional well-being. I strive to create a safe and supportive space where clients can explore their thoughts, feelings, and experiences, and work toward personal growth and relationship improvement.
(657) 571-3604 View (657) 571-3604
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Penelope Oberhardt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PMH-C
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
La Crescenta, CA 91214
I love working with new Moms and Dads on their journey in parenthood. It is my passion to support new parents make sense of this major life transition and all that comes with bringing baby home. Perhaps you had a difficult pregnancy or traumatic birth. Or, your experience of having a baby brings anxiety, sadness, irritability, obsessive thoughts or loneliness. Becoming a parent also comes with an incredible identity shift. You are not failing, you are not alone, you are doing your best, and with help you will feel better. Relief is possible with the right support.
I love working with new Moms and Dads on their journey in parenthood. It is my passion to support new parents make sense of this major life transition and all that comes with bringing baby home. Perhaps you had a difficult pregnancy or traumatic birth. Or, your experience of having a baby brings anxiety, sadness, irritability, obsessive thoughts or loneliness. Becoming a parent also comes with an incredible identity shift. You are not failing, you are not alone, you are doing your best, and with help you will feel better. Relief is possible with the right support.
(818) 975-3097 View (818) 975-3097
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Laurie Sorenson
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
La Crescenta, CA 91214  (Online Only)
Do you sometimes find it difficult to express your needs, or even feel that yours are not important? Maybe you feel something in life is missing? These outcomes are common when we have negative experiences that impact how we feel about ourselves, others, and the world. Fortunately, each of us has the power to create change and move toward the life we desire. I believe it is important to work collaboratively with you to create a safe space where the work can be done.
Do you sometimes find it difficult to express your needs, or even feel that yours are not important? Maybe you feel something in life is missing? These outcomes are common when we have negative experiences that impact how we feel about ourselves, others, and the world. Fortunately, each of us has the power to create change and move toward the life we desire. I believe it is important to work collaboratively with you to create a safe space where the work can be done.
(818) 538-2036 View (818) 538-2036
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Anna Parfyonova
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
La Crescenta, CA 91214
Are you struggling with overwhelming stress and anxiety, are you trying to turn off your brain, but when you try to stop thinking the anxiety increases more? Picture yourself walking up in the morning feeling calm, joyful, and optimistic about what the day will bring in.
Are you struggling with overwhelming stress and anxiety, are you trying to turn off your brain, but when you try to stop thinking the anxiety increases more? Picture yourself walking up in the morning feeling calm, joyful, and optimistic about what the day will bring in.
(818) 214-8170 View (818) 214-8170
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Tatyana Plaksina
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
La Crescenta, CA 91214  (Online Only)
HelIo! I'm glad you're here. If you are feeling anxious, stuck, struggling with self-esteem, relationships, or life in general, I can offer a warm, compassionate, and - when appropriate - humorous space for you to openly express yourself. My approach is rooted in kindness, curiosity, and understanding. I work collaboratively with my clients, tailoring the therapeutic experience to meet their needs and priorities in a way that feels most accessible in the moment. Together we can explore current and past experiences to promote insight and self-awareness, and examine habits and thought patterns that no longer serve you.
HelIo! I'm glad you're here. If you are feeling anxious, stuck, struggling with self-esteem, relationships, or life in general, I can offer a warm, compassionate, and - when appropriate - humorous space for you to openly express yourself. My approach is rooted in kindness, curiosity, and understanding. I work collaboratively with my clients, tailoring the therapeutic experience to meet their needs and priorities in a way that feels most accessible in the moment. Together we can explore current and past experiences to promote insight and self-awareness, and examine habits and thought patterns that no longer serve you.
(424) 378-5985 View (424) 378-5985
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Rui Cang 仓蕊
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MS
Verified Verified
11 Endorsed
La Crescenta, CA 91214
Rui is a licensed marriage and family therapist who specializes in the treatment of trauma, developmental and attachment trauma, dissociative disorders and reactions to other stressful events in teens and adults. Rui is a certified somatic therapist combining Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and Trauma-Informed Stabilization Treatment, as well as Attachment-Focused Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. Rui's approach is holistic (mind-body-spirit), non-violent, mindfulness-based, and attachment-based, as well as based on Interpersonal Neurobiology which is also the foundation of Rui's parenting consultation and coaching practice.
Rui is a licensed marriage and family therapist who specializes in the treatment of trauma, developmental and attachment trauma, dissociative disorders and reactions to other stressful events in teens and adults. Rui is a certified somatic therapist combining Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and Trauma-Informed Stabilization Treatment, as well as Attachment-Focused Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. Rui's approach is holistic (mind-body-spirit), non-violent, mindfulness-based, and attachment-based, as well as based on Interpersonal Neurobiology which is also the foundation of Rui's parenting consultation and coaching practice.
(310) 736-4836 View (310) 736-4836
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Julie C. Moore
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
La Crescenta, CA 91214
I am a CA-licensed psychologist with a commitment to providing effective treatment for chronic and recurring mental health issues, as well as general mood disorders (e.g., anxiety, depression), life adjustments, emergent stressors, decision making, and insomnia. My approach is collaborative and evidenced-based. Past clients have described me as caring, insightful, and funny. I'll create a time and budget conscious treatment plan to help you manage your symptoms and reach your treatment goals. You'll leave the therapeutic experience able to apply skills you learned and practiced with me in future times of distress, transition, etc.
I am a CA-licensed psychologist with a commitment to providing effective treatment for chronic and recurring mental health issues, as well as general mood disorders (e.g., anxiety, depression), life adjustments, emergent stressors, decision making, and insomnia. My approach is collaborative and evidenced-based. Past clients have described me as caring, insightful, and funny. I'll create a time and budget conscious treatment plan to help you manage your symptoms and reach your treatment goals. You'll leave the therapeutic experience able to apply skills you learned and practiced with me in future times of distress, transition, etc.
(213) 516-9725 View (213) 516-9725
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James Anthony Lough
Psychologist, PhD, MFT
Verified Verified
La Crescenta, CA 91214  (Online Only)
I am the founder & clinical director of ADAPT Therapy Centers, Inc. (c.1987). My specialties include a treatment of mood disorders (depression, anxiety/panic, bi-polar disorder) & addiciton. Throughout my 30 year career, I have run hundreds of psychodrama, multi-family, & cognitive therapy groups at various SoCal hospitals . I have been a professor in the Psychology Dept. at Mount Saint Mary's College & a member of the Board of Directors for the National Council of Alcoholism & Drug Addiction, Los Angeles Chapter. I have also served as Clinical Director at The Pasadena Recovery Center & co-hosted "Shrink Wrap" on KCSN-FM.
I am the founder & clinical director of ADAPT Therapy Centers, Inc. (c.1987). My specialties include a treatment of mood disorders (depression, anxiety/panic, bi-polar disorder) & addiciton. Throughout my 30 year career, I have run hundreds of psychodrama, multi-family, & cognitive therapy groups at various SoCal hospitals . I have been a professor in the Psychology Dept. at Mount Saint Mary's College & a member of the Board of Directors for the National Council of Alcoholism & Drug Addiction, Los Angeles Chapter. I have also served as Clinical Director at The Pasadena Recovery Center & co-hosted "Shrink Wrap" on KCSN-FM.
(747) 239-5353 x1 View (747) 239-5353 x1
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Dana Grip
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
La Crescenta, CA 91214  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
My goal as a psychologist is to help clients overcome emotional challenges and get greater enjoyment out of life. As a therapist I aim to establish a comfortable and collaborative environment with strong rapport to support growth and change. Each person experiences their own unique challenges, and I believe that therapy must be tailored to meet those individual needs. I provide individual and couples therapy to a diverse group of clients.
My goal as a psychologist is to help clients overcome emotional challenges and get greater enjoyment out of life. As a therapist I aim to establish a comfortable and collaborative environment with strong rapport to support growth and change. Each person experiences their own unique challenges, and I believe that therapy must be tailored to meet those individual needs. I provide individual and couples therapy to a diverse group of clients.
(818) 423-5039 View (818) 423-5039
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Andrew Jung
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
La Crescenta, CA 91214
Individuals and families often go through moments where they struggle with issues that may seem too difficult to manage. Many of these moments exist due to an individual lacking skills to succeed or an individual not using the skills they possess in the most efficient way. My goal as a therapist is to work with you in providing you with a safe place to explore your struggles and work with you to develop skills that will allow you to overcome the difficult moments in your life.
Individuals and families often go through moments where they struggle with issues that may seem too difficult to manage. Many of these moments exist due to an individual lacking skills to succeed or an individual not using the skills they possess in the most efficient way. My goal as a therapist is to work with you in providing you with a safe place to explore your struggles and work with you to develop skills that will allow you to overcome the difficult moments in your life.
(818) 351-1633 View (818) 351-1633
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Sonia Kazandjian
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
La Crescenta, CA 91214
Are you dragging through each day in a repetitive and mind-numbing cycle? Have you traded merely surviving instead of thriving? Are you depressed, anxious, and wondering if life has more to offer? If so, therapy can help you achieve a more satisfying relationship and more rewarding work. I would be pleased to assist you on your journey to discover your full potential.
Are you dragging through each day in a repetitive and mind-numbing cycle? Have you traded merely surviving instead of thriving? Are you depressed, anxious, and wondering if life has more to offer? If so, therapy can help you achieve a more satisfying relationship and more rewarding work. I would be pleased to assist you on your journey to discover your full potential.
(818) 862-3841 View (818) 862-3841

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Number of Therapists in La Crescenta, CA

70+

Average cost per session

$180

Therapists in La Crescenta, CA who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
90% Depression
89% Relationship Issues
86% Self Esteem
77% Coping Skills
73% Trauma and PTSD
73% Stress

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

56% Cigna and Evernorth
51% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
51% Optum

How Therapists in La Crescenta, CA see their clients

70% In Person and Online
30% Online Only

Gender breakdown

91% Female
9% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in La Crescenta?

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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.