Therapists in La Jolla, CA

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Christina Faddoul-Lucero
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
La Jolla, CA 92037
Life can be stressful, overwhelming, and challenging. Are you having a hard time coping with the day to day, recent stressful events, relationship issues, stage of life transitions, or just feeling stuck? Seeking help and support from a therapist can make a difference in navigating and coping through "this thing we call life." I firmly believe in creating a safe space that is client centered, collaborative, and focuses on your strengths to support you in identifying the changes you want to make and taking steps towards that change.
Life can be stressful, overwhelming, and challenging. Are you having a hard time coping with the day to day, recent stressful events, relationship issues, stage of life transitions, or just feeling stuck? Seeking help and support from a therapist can make a difference in navigating and coping through "this thing we call life." I firmly believe in creating a safe space that is client centered, collaborative, and focuses on your strengths to support you in identifying the changes you want to make and taking steps towards that change.
(858) 299-2584 View (858) 299-2584
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Judith Bordeaux
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
La Jolla, CA 92037  (Online Only)
My therapeutic approach is person-centered. I utilize empathy, authenticity, acceptance, and trust in welcoming my clientele into a safe space. These principles have been the driving force of my practice for nearly 14 years. My approach allows my clients the opportunity to find their authentic selves. These therapeutic principles fit well with my other personal values and qualities of compassion, integrity, courage, gentleness, curiosity, and reflection.
My therapeutic approach is person-centered. I utilize empathy, authenticity, acceptance, and trust in welcoming my clientele into a safe space. These principles have been the driving force of my practice for nearly 14 years. My approach allows my clients the opportunity to find their authentic selves. These therapeutic principles fit well with my other personal values and qualities of compassion, integrity, courage, gentleness, curiosity, and reflection.
(510) 757-1445 View (510) 757-1445
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Noemi Balinth
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
La Jolla, CA 92037
A past president of the New York State Psychological Association clinical psychologist Dr. Noemi Balinth is committed to both practice and to public education and advocacy for mental health through the use of media and public speaking. Practicing in La Jolla California she employs an integrative clinical approach to help clients find creative solutions to life's problems, incorporating psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioral models as well as tools such as EMDR. Specializations include the treatment of posttraumatic stress, couples' therapy and counseling for gifted children and adults.
A past president of the New York State Psychological Association clinical psychologist Dr. Noemi Balinth is committed to both practice and to public education and advocacy for mental health through the use of media and public speaking. Practicing in La Jolla California she employs an integrative clinical approach to help clients find creative solutions to life's problems, incorporating psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioral models as well as tools such as EMDR. Specializations include the treatment of posttraumatic stress, couples' therapy and counseling for gifted children and adults.
(858) 367-3941 View (858) 367-3941
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Jodi Tudisco
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, DSW, LPCC, EMDR, TRE
Verified Verified
La Jolla, CA 92037  (Online Only)
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us," Ralph Waldo Emerson. In therapy, we'll embrace a holistic approach, exploring the connection between your mind, body, and spirit. We'll foster balance and resilience through self-discovery, enriching your quality of life. We'll identify and challenge negative thought patterns using DBT, CBT, EMDR, and more. When needed we’ll develop healthy eating habits and a positive exercise routine. Nurturing your spirituality is encouraged to ease fear and promote gratitude. This journey unlocks inner potential and empowers a more harmonious life.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us," Ralph Waldo Emerson. In therapy, we'll embrace a holistic approach, exploring the connection between your mind, body, and spirit. We'll foster balance and resilience through self-discovery, enriching your quality of life. We'll identify and challenge negative thought patterns using DBT, CBT, EMDR, and more. When needed we’ll develop healthy eating habits and a positive exercise routine. Nurturing your spirituality is encouraged to ease fear and promote gratitude. This journey unlocks inner potential and empowers a more harmonious life.
(760) 852-7259 View (760) 852-7259
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Tawnya Perry
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
La Jolla, CA 92037
Hi there, I'm Tawnya! I'm an LCSW versed in in culturally competent work with clients who have experienced trauma/challenges related to gender and race, relationship challenges, anxiety, depression, and family issues. My approach include cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness, dialectical behavioral therapy, strength base therapies, and the utilization of culturally competent practices that take into consideration issues related to gender, class, ethnicity, and race. I consider it an honor to be able to assist clients as they move forward in exploring obstacles that may be negatively impacting their contentment and happiness.
Hi there, I'm Tawnya! I'm an LCSW versed in in culturally competent work with clients who have experienced trauma/challenges related to gender and race, relationship challenges, anxiety, depression, and family issues. My approach include cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness, dialectical behavioral therapy, strength base therapies, and the utilization of culturally competent practices that take into consideration issues related to gender, class, ethnicity, and race. I consider it an honor to be able to assist clients as they move forward in exploring obstacles that may be negatively impacting their contentment and happiness.
(858) 544-3906 View (858) 544-3906
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Liz Hughes
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPCC-S, RYT 200
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
La Jolla, CA 92037
You’re so busy taking care of everyone around you there’s no time or energy left for you. Despite this, you struggle with feeling like you aren’t doing enough. You’ve tried to manage things on your own but feel like nothing is helping. There’s this powerlessness that keeps creeping in and this gray cloud hanging over your every move. Feeling this way is impacting your relationships, work, and life. You know something has to change. Imagine the ability to be present with the people you love and the confidence to live the life you always pictured. I have helped my clients achieve this, and you can too.
You’re so busy taking care of everyone around you there’s no time or energy left for you. Despite this, you struggle with feeling like you aren’t doing enough. You’ve tried to manage things on your own but feel like nothing is helping. There’s this powerlessness that keeps creeping in and this gray cloud hanging over your every move. Feeling this way is impacting your relationships, work, and life. You know something has to change. Imagine the ability to be present with the people you love and the confidence to live the life you always pictured. I have helped my clients achieve this, and you can too.
(832) 529-1416 View (832) 529-1416
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Dr. Rikki Spencer
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
La Jolla, CA 92037
We all have the capacity for a fulfilling life. However, sometimes either our biology betrays us or we get stuck in over-learned, over-practiced loops. Sometimes the actions of others or of the larger system block or derail us. We become unsure, losing our confidence. Often we do not understand what is wrong or why, but we know we are capable of more – more joy, more achievement, more intimacy, more satisfaction. I can and want to help you reach your goals.
We all have the capacity for a fulfilling life. However, sometimes either our biology betrays us or we get stuck in over-learned, over-practiced loops. Sometimes the actions of others or of the larger system block or derail us. We become unsure, losing our confidence. Often we do not understand what is wrong or why, but we know we are capable of more – more joy, more achievement, more intimacy, more satisfaction. I can and want to help you reach your goals.
(858) 758-7637 View (858) 758-7637
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Wendy Kathleen Belding
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, LPCC
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
La Jolla, CA 92037
Do you ever feel like you have everything and should be more satisfied with your life? Life satisfaction can be illusive when sought through other people's values.
Do you ever feel like you have everything and should be more satisfied with your life? Life satisfaction can be illusive when sought through other people's values.
(619) 377-8847 View (619) 377-8847
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Laine Lipsky, Parenting Coach
MAT, CPE
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
La Jolla, CA 92037  (Online Only)
If you have a "challenging" child (e.g., defiant, strong-willed, sensitive, ADHD, explosive) you need support. I train parents to raise their child(ren) without yelling, shame, blame, bribes or threats – even if they are stuck in these cycles right now. Having a difficult child makes parenting harder than usual, but you can learn how to get your whole family to thrive, not just survive. I know you want positive, loving bonds with your kids for life - let's get started! To book a free consult visit: www.lainelipsky.com/call
If you have a "challenging" child (e.g., defiant, strong-willed, sensitive, ADHD, explosive) you need support. I train parents to raise their child(ren) without yelling, shame, blame, bribes or threats – even if they are stuck in these cycles right now. Having a difficult child makes parenting harder than usual, but you can learn how to get your whole family to thrive, not just survive. I know you want positive, loving bonds with your kids for life - let's get started! To book a free consult visit: www.lainelipsky.com/call
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Therapy Lab La Jolla
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
La Jolla, CA 92037
Accepting new clients! Therapy Lab offers individual teletherapy that's based on a plan. Check out our website (therapylab.com) to see a menu of treatment plans based on common goals for therapy. With your input, we'll make a plan that's based on your goals, your timeline, and your budget. Our science-based plans are designed to support you in overcoming distress (anxiety, relationship problems, work stress) so you walk away with emotional health and insight. At your first session, your exceptionally qualified therapist will get to know you and pick or design a plan that’s customized to your situation.
Accepting new clients! Therapy Lab offers individual teletherapy that's based on a plan. Check out our website (therapylab.com) to see a menu of treatment plans based on common goals for therapy. With your input, we'll make a plan that's based on your goals, your timeline, and your budget. Our science-based plans are designed to support you in overcoming distress (anxiety, relationship problems, work stress) so you walk away with emotional health and insight. At your first session, your exceptionally qualified therapist will get to know you and pick or design a plan that’s customized to your situation.
(619) 329-8345 View (619) 329-8345
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Maira Horta
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
La Jolla, CA 92037
Welcome, Bem Vindo, Bienvenido! I'm a native Brazilian offering sessions in English, Portuguese, or Spanglish. I live and work in La Jolla, CA and have been enjoying beautiful San Diego since 1996. I have conducted over 20 thousand therapy sessions, and over 1 thousand Psych Assessments. I am thrilled to share a culturally sensitive and unique therapeutic approach and will be an active participant in our sessions. And yes, that means, together, we will likely laugh, cry, discuss relationships, worries, fears, and/or self sabotaging but all in an effort to help you move forward into the person you know that you know you can be.
Welcome, Bem Vindo, Bienvenido! I'm a native Brazilian offering sessions in English, Portuguese, or Spanglish. I live and work in La Jolla, CA and have been enjoying beautiful San Diego since 1996. I have conducted over 20 thousand therapy sessions, and over 1 thousand Psych Assessments. I am thrilled to share a culturally sensitive and unique therapeutic approach and will be an active participant in our sessions. And yes, that means, together, we will likely laugh, cry, discuss relationships, worries, fears, and/or self sabotaging but all in an effort to help you move forward into the person you know that you know you can be.
(858) 465-4202 View (858) 465-4202
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Patricia Ann Judd
Psychologist, PhD, MSW
Verified Verified
La Jolla, CA 92037
After practicing, studying and teaching psychotherapy for 40 years at the UC San Diego Department of Psychiatry I have integrated many different approaches to helping my patients. The most important aspect of psychotherapy is the relationship formed through an empathic understanding of the core issues and what caused them followed by a plan of action. Therapy is a collaborative process of discovery. Change comes about through understanding oneself better, learning new skills and effective ways of communicating with others. Each person's journey is unique.
After practicing, studying and teaching psychotherapy for 40 years at the UC San Diego Department of Psychiatry I have integrated many different approaches to helping my patients. The most important aspect of psychotherapy is the relationship formed through an empathic understanding of the core issues and what caused them followed by a plan of action. Therapy is a collaborative process of discovery. Change comes about through understanding oneself better, learning new skills and effective ways of communicating with others. Each person's journey is unique.
(858) 500-3142 View (858) 500-3142
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Cognitive Therapy Institute, APC
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
La Jolla, CA 92037
We realize the importance of developing a supportive therapy relationship based in trust, mutual respect, and clear understanding of your unique background, values,and needs. At the Cognitive Therapy Institute, we work with you to identify goals and to develop a plan for reaching your goals in a sensible and effective way. Often our clients experience increased confidence and success in a relatively short time, largely because we offer clear guidance and techniques using the latest Cognitive Behavioral Treatments. You learn skills and strategies to resolve current difficulties and to enjoy a good quality of life in the years ahead.
We realize the importance of developing a supportive therapy relationship based in trust, mutual respect, and clear understanding of your unique background, values,and needs. At the Cognitive Therapy Institute, we work with you to identify goals and to develop a plan for reaching your goals in a sensible and effective way. Often our clients experience increased confidence and success in a relatively short time, largely because we offer clear guidance and techniques using the latest Cognitive Behavioral Treatments. You learn skills and strategies to resolve current difficulties and to enjoy a good quality of life in the years ahead.
(858) 201-6524 View (858) 201-6524
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Amy Woh
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
La Jolla, CA 92037
I have ten years of experience helping with anxiety, depression, acculturative stressors, family-of-origin issues, cultural identity, and women’s issues. My patient-centered, strengths-based approach helps the patient feel heard and allows me to create a treatment plan built on mutual trust, rapport, and positive regard.
I have ten years of experience helping with anxiety, depression, acculturative stressors, family-of-origin issues, cultural identity, and women’s issues. My patient-centered, strengths-based approach helps the patient feel heard and allows me to create a treatment plan built on mutual trust, rapport, and positive regard.
(858) 365-8047 View (858) 365-8047
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Hawley Winter
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CEDS, BC-TMH
Verified Verified
La Jolla, CA 92037  (Online Only)
My approach is highly collaborative with goals of improving insight and awareness of self-defeating patterns to allow for meaningful shifts in how clients relate to others, behave in the world and feel about themselves. I am passionate about healing attachment and relational issues and also specialize in treating eating disorders as a Certified Eating Disorders Specialist. I work with anxiety, depression and difficulties in coping as well. I believe in integrative health and, when appropriate, encourage clients to create a team of collaborating professionals to assist them in reaching their personal and health goals.
My approach is highly collaborative with goals of improving insight and awareness of self-defeating patterns to allow for meaningful shifts in how clients relate to others, behave in the world and feel about themselves. I am passionate about healing attachment and relational issues and also specialize in treating eating disorders as a Certified Eating Disorders Specialist. I work with anxiety, depression and difficulties in coping as well. I believe in integrative health and, when appropriate, encourage clients to create a team of collaborating professionals to assist them in reaching their personal and health goals.
(858) 217-4973 View (858) 217-4973
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Marlane Y Agriesti
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified Verified
La Jolla, CA 92037
Are you going through a major life transition? Have you been through emotional, physical, relationship or family trauma? Are you struggling with limiting or destructive relationship patterns, feeling anxious, experience panic, or struggle with self-esteem? Would you like to explore more creative approaches to the problems you face? I work especially well with people of all ages in search of healthier relationships, deep personal change and greater self-awareness. If you want to create a more balanced and fruitful life and claim your authentic voice and way in the world, I can help you navigate that journey with safety and trust.
Are you going through a major life transition? Have you been through emotional, physical, relationship or family trauma? Are you struggling with limiting or destructive relationship patterns, feeling anxious, experience panic, or struggle with self-esteem? Would you like to explore more creative approaches to the problems you face? I work especially well with people of all ages in search of healthier relationships, deep personal change and greater self-awareness. If you want to create a more balanced and fruitful life and claim your authentic voice and way in the world, I can help you navigate that journey with safety and trust.
(858) 358-7790 View (858) 358-7790
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Bill Curci
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
La Jolla, CA 92037
I am a psychologist who provides treatment for clients addressing depression, anxiety, and other common psychological concerns. I also work with clients who are navigating significant life, career, relationship, and health transitions. My goals in therapy are to establish a strong therapeutic relationship as patients develop insight and perspective into their problems, and to help patients connect with who and what matter, all in the service of helping patients lead more productive and rewarding lives.
I am a psychologist who provides treatment for clients addressing depression, anxiety, and other common psychological concerns. I also work with clients who are navigating significant life, career, relationship, and health transitions. My goals in therapy are to establish a strong therapeutic relationship as patients develop insight and perspective into their problems, and to help patients connect with who and what matter, all in the service of helping patients lead more productive and rewarding lives.
(619) 940-1048 View (619) 940-1048
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Alyscia Mayhugh
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DSW, LCSW, MSW
Verified Verified
La Jolla, CA 92037
Are you feeling overwhelmed, stuck, or isolated? Do anxiety, depression, or past traumas keep you from living the life you want? You don’t have to navigate these challenges alone. I’m Dr. Alyscia Mayhugh, a compassionate and experienced clinical social worker dedicated to helping you find relief and rediscover joy. With a deep commitment to understanding your unique journey, I provide a safe and supportive space where we can work together to heal, grow, and create lasting change. Let’s embark on this transformative journey towards a balanced, more empowered future.
Are you feeling overwhelmed, stuck, or isolated? Do anxiety, depression, or past traumas keep you from living the life you want? You don’t have to navigate these challenges alone. I’m Dr. Alyscia Mayhugh, a compassionate and experienced clinical social worker dedicated to helping you find relief and rediscover joy. With a deep commitment to understanding your unique journey, I provide a safe and supportive space where we can work together to heal, grow, and create lasting change. Let’s embark on this transformative journey towards a balanced, more empowered future.
(858) 880-4019 View (858) 880-4019
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Charles Cutler, Ph.D.
Psychologist, PhD, LP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
La Jolla, CA 92037
Everyone has the capacity to grow and create a more meaningful and fulfilling life. All that is required is a willingness to try and some perseverance. My goal to is create a personalized experience for you. I am passionate about my work, well trained and very experienced. Working together we can make sense of things, lessen the pain you feel, overcome stuck places and find your way forward. Whether you're suffering from anxiety, depression, loneliness, relationship issues or low self-confidence, we will address these issues and begin to find answers.
Everyone has the capacity to grow and create a more meaningful and fulfilling life. All that is required is a willingness to try and some perseverance. My goal to is create a personalized experience for you. I am passionate about my work, well trained and very experienced. Working together we can make sense of things, lessen the pain you feel, overcome stuck places and find your way forward. Whether you're suffering from anxiety, depression, loneliness, relationship issues or low self-confidence, we will address these issues and begin to find answers.
(858) 521-9382 View (858) 521-9382
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Lizzie Kennard
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
La Jolla, CA 92037  (Online Only)
I draw on a broad range of approaches to meet my client’s needs. For short term treatment I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy and Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing. They are particularly helpful for people suffering from stress, life transitions, relationship problems, depression, anxiety (including phobias and performance anxiety), single incident trauma, or other challenging life events to quickly get back on the road to leading a fully functional life.
I draw on a broad range of approaches to meet my client’s needs. For short term treatment I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy and Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing. They are particularly helpful for people suffering from stress, life transitions, relationship problems, depression, anxiety (including phobias and performance anxiety), single incident trauma, or other challenging life events to quickly get back on the road to leading a fully functional life.
(408) 402-4134 View (408) 402-4134

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in La Jolla, CA

800+

Average cost per session

$175

Therapists in La Jolla, CA who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
89% Depression
71% Self Esteem
67% Relationship Issues
66% Trauma and PTSD
64% Coping Skills
63% Stress

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

74% Aetna
67% Cigna and Evernorth
58% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in La Jolla, CA see their clients

52% In Person and Online
48% Online Only

Gender breakdown

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

How can I find a therapist in La Jolla?

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.