Therapists in Lafayette, CA

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Christina Iglesia
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Lafayette, CA 94549
Telehealth & In-Person options for CA & NY Residents. Your decision to pursue therapy is an important and personal one. Whether you are looking to address lingering issues or searching for support for ongoing concerns, you do not need to do it alone. Therapy is one of the few opportunities in which you are encouraged to explore and express your authentic self, allowing for deeper personal connections and engagement in life.
Telehealth & In-Person options for CA & NY Residents. Your decision to pursue therapy is an important and personal one. Whether you are looking to address lingering issues or searching for support for ongoing concerns, you do not need to do it alone. Therapy is one of the few opportunities in which you are encouraged to explore and express your authentic self, allowing for deeper personal connections and engagement in life.
(925) 448-9291 View (925) 448-9291
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Johanna Marie McShane
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Lafayette, CA 94549
I specialize in helping people through life transitions of all kinds- from work/career to family and personal. Change is a part of life, and it can be disruptive, unsettling, and challenging. It can also be an opportunity for creativity and evaluation of our lives. I help people assess where they are now, where they want to go, and how to get there. Trained as a high level violinist, I have a particular passion for helping musicians and athletes through transitions related to their sport or instrument- things like dealing with injuries, or making decisions about whether to pursue athletics or music at the next higher level.
I specialize in helping people through life transitions of all kinds- from work/career to family and personal. Change is a part of life, and it can be disruptive, unsettling, and challenging. It can also be an opportunity for creativity and evaluation of our lives. I help people assess where they are now, where they want to go, and how to get there. Trained as a high level violinist, I have a particular passion for helping musicians and athletes through transitions related to their sport or instrument- things like dealing with injuries, or making decisions about whether to pursue athletics or music at the next higher level.
(925) 308-5774 View (925) 308-5774
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Ojuri Psychology Practices
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lafayette, CA 94549
As a licensed clinical psychologist, I'm qualified to care for individuals who may be facing life stressors, such as discrimination, gender identity issues, sexuality issues, loss of relationships, or life transitions. I also treat those who may be facing painful or severe psychiatric symptoms related to borderline personality traits, major depression, bipolar disorder, panic or post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). I provide clinical intervention through evidenced based psychotherapy practices, provide diagnoses counseling or second opinions.
As a licensed clinical psychologist, I'm qualified to care for individuals who may be facing life stressors, such as discrimination, gender identity issues, sexuality issues, loss of relationships, or life transitions. I also treat those who may be facing painful or severe psychiatric symptoms related to borderline personality traits, major depression, bipolar disorder, panic or post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). I provide clinical intervention through evidenced based psychotherapy practices, provide diagnoses counseling or second opinions.
(925) 275-5746 View (925) 275-5746
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Deb Shell
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Lafayette, CA 94549
Being a human being is complicated, and complex, and can sometimes be overwhelming. It is therapeutic to have someone to share our true selves with free of judgment. I believe each client holds the answers, and in my work, I support you on your journey. I meet you where you are, and together we identify where you would like to go, and what parts of yourself you would like to call forward. I can help you explore your inner world, and help you connect your internal experiences to your external experiences. I support clients dealing with depression, anxiety, trauma, and relational dynamics.
Being a human being is complicated, and complex, and can sometimes be overwhelming. It is therapeutic to have someone to share our true selves with free of judgment. I believe each client holds the answers, and in my work, I support you on your journey. I meet you where you are, and together we identify where you would like to go, and what parts of yourself you would like to call forward. I can help you explore your inner world, and help you connect your internal experiences to your external experiences. I support clients dealing with depression, anxiety, trauma, and relational dynamics.
(415) 595-2598 View (415) 595-2598
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Emdr - Trauma And Eating Disorders Priscila D Martins
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
Lafayette, CA 94549  (Online Only)
Are you feeling unheard, hopeless or constantly worrying about something? Are you struggling to communicate and connect with your partner? Are you worrying about your next meal or the way your body looks? Whether you are dealing with anxiety, depression, past trauma, relationship issues, burnout or body image, I am here to help you navigate these feelings and offer a path forward. I love helping individuals understanding the underlying events that cause them to constantly worry and feel down.
Are you feeling unheard, hopeless or constantly worrying about something? Are you struggling to communicate and connect with your partner? Are you worrying about your next meal or the way your body looks? Whether you are dealing with anxiety, depression, past trauma, relationship issues, burnout or body image, I am here to help you navigate these feelings and offer a path forward. I love helping individuals understanding the underlying events that cause them to constantly worry and feel down.
(415) 340-1918 View (415) 340-1918
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Debbie Halliday
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT, SEP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Lafayette, CA 94549
Are you tired of feeling overwhelmed, or stressed, or just not like yourself? Are you feeling frustrated in your relationships? Sometimes messages or experiences from the past, faulty beliefs, or challenging relationships keep us stuck and out of touch with our well- being. Couples are helped when each has an opportunity to feel heard, and when early attachment styles and emotions underlying the problem can be better understood.
Are you tired of feeling overwhelmed, or stressed, or just not like yourself? Are you feeling frustrated in your relationships? Sometimes messages or experiences from the past, faulty beliefs, or challenging relationships keep us stuck and out of touch with our well- being. Couples are helped when each has an opportunity to feel heard, and when early attachment styles and emotions underlying the problem can be better understood.
(925) 286-4415 View (925) 286-4415
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Jennifer R Panish
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Lafayette, CA 94549
As a Clinical Psychologist, I help people create meaningful change in their lives. My approach is self empowering and compassionate with a sensitivity to cultural differences and social justice. My strength as a therapist is in making deep connections with people, creating a sense of safety and helping clients identify and confront their issues. My personality style is warm, sincere, and down to earth. Those who see me describe me as someone who is "caring, warm, a great listener, interactive, and offers honest insightful feedback."
As a Clinical Psychologist, I help people create meaningful change in their lives. My approach is self empowering and compassionate with a sensitivity to cultural differences and social justice. My strength as a therapist is in making deep connections with people, creating a sense of safety and helping clients identify and confront their issues. My personality style is warm, sincere, and down to earth. Those who see me describe me as someone who is "caring, warm, a great listener, interactive, and offers honest insightful feedback."
(510) 488-2492 View (510) 488-2492
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Dana Goldstein
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Lafayette, CA 94549
I work with clients of all ages and groupings: adults, couples, families, and children from preschool through teens. When working with adults and adolescents, I personalize the therapeutic sessions using a blend of art therapy, mindfulness techniques, sand tray, and traditional talk therapy to explore and transform areas of difficulty. Young children often manifest their emotions and experiences through their behavior, and I use art therapy, play therapy, sandtray techniques, and a positive, warm connection to help work through and translate their inner experience, as well as work with the family system to provide support at home.
I work with clients of all ages and groupings: adults, couples, families, and children from preschool through teens. When working with adults and adolescents, I personalize the therapeutic sessions using a blend of art therapy, mindfulness techniques, sand tray, and traditional talk therapy to explore and transform areas of difficulty. Young children often manifest their emotions and experiences through their behavior, and I use art therapy, play therapy, sandtray techniques, and a positive, warm connection to help work through and translate their inner experience, as well as work with the family system to provide support at home.
(925) 315-4465 View (925) 315-4465
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Julie Weigel
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Lafayette, CA 94549  (Online Only)
For the past 25 years, I have been providing individual, couples and family therapy to a diverse clientele with a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues. I provide a comfortable and supportive atmosphere and genuinely care about all of my clients. Using my training in the latest methodologies, I help you know and accept yourself better and to improve your relationships through development of assertive communication and attuned listening skills. I place an emphasis on your strengths and tailor my approach to your unique needs, in order to be most effective in helping you attain the personal growth you're striving for.
For the past 25 years, I have been providing individual, couples and family therapy to a diverse clientele with a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues. I provide a comfortable and supportive atmosphere and genuinely care about all of my clients. Using my training in the latest methodologies, I help you know and accept yourself better and to improve your relationships through development of assertive communication and attuned listening skills. I place an emphasis on your strengths and tailor my approach to your unique needs, in order to be most effective in helping you attain the personal growth you're striving for.
(510) 878-4486 View (510) 878-4486
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Bruce Sorenson
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
Lafayette, CA 94549
Everyone has challenges and battles to fight. A pain-free life is not always possible. Even the strongest people amongst us need a little bit of help to work through some of life’s difficulties. Whether you struggle with depression, grief, anxiety, or other issues, you should know there is hope for better tomorrows.
Everyone has challenges and battles to fight. A pain-free life is not always possible. Even the strongest people amongst us need a little bit of help to work through some of life’s difficulties. Whether you struggle with depression, grief, anxiety, or other issues, you should know there is hope for better tomorrows.
(925) 248-4567 View (925) 248-4567
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Leslye Robbins
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Lafayette, CA 94549  (Online Only)
Quality psychotherapy can be life-altering, especially when one is motivated and open to the process necessary for change. I enjoy working with individuals who are looking to develop a more grounded sense of self and seeking meaning and direction in daily living. Adults of all ages come to my practice to improve and enrich their relationships with partners, children, family members, friends and colleagues. I work with individuals who are looking to deepen trust and connection, learn communication skills, and resolve repetitive conflicts in order to cultivate resilient and joyful partnership.
Quality psychotherapy can be life-altering, especially when one is motivated and open to the process necessary for change. I enjoy working with individuals who are looking to develop a more grounded sense of self and seeking meaning and direction in daily living. Adults of all ages come to my practice to improve and enrich their relationships with partners, children, family members, friends and colleagues. I work with individuals who are looking to deepen trust and connection, learn communication skills, and resolve repetitive conflicts in order to cultivate resilient and joyful partnership.
(415) 942-8945 View (415) 942-8945
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Zoltan Nabilek
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Lafayette, CA 94549
My name is Dr. Zoltan Nabilek (Ze/hir), but my patients refer to me as "Dr. Z". I am a licensed Clinical Psychologist with over fifteen years of experience in the field. I specialize in issues surrounding eating disorders, sexuality and intimacy. I work with diverse individuals with all gender expressions, with differently abled bodies, sexual orientations, and interests in Kink/BDSM/Poly lifestyles. I aim to help my clients achieve powerful change, with an approach that is highly personalized, that integrates innovative and evidence-based techniques to achieve their goals.
My name is Dr. Zoltan Nabilek (Ze/hir), but my patients refer to me as "Dr. Z". I am a licensed Clinical Psychologist with over fifteen years of experience in the field. I specialize in issues surrounding eating disorders, sexuality and intimacy. I work with diverse individuals with all gender expressions, with differently abled bodies, sexual orientations, and interests in Kink/BDSM/Poly lifestyles. I aim to help my clients achieve powerful change, with an approach that is highly personalized, that integrates innovative and evidence-based techniques to achieve their goals.
(925) 320-0493 View (925) 320-0493
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Sheila Lynn Matz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lafayette, CA 94549
I am a licensed therapist who works with adolescents, adults, and families, and am someone who believes in the resilience and innate healing potential in each individual. It is my job to work with my clients to come up with a plan to address their mental health concerns and to improve their well being. I have training in cognitive behavioral therapy, psychodynamic therapy, client-centered therapy, and family systems therapy.
I am a licensed therapist who works with adolescents, adults, and families, and am someone who believes in the resilience and innate healing potential in each individual. It is my job to work with my clients to come up with a plan to address their mental health concerns and to improve their well being. I have training in cognitive behavioral therapy, psychodynamic therapy, client-centered therapy, and family systems therapy.
(925) 968-4164 View (925) 968-4164
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Raj Patel
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Lafayette, CA 94549
I spent 20+ years in Finance/Professional Services before doing a 180 and becoming a Psychotherapist. I was looking to do more meaningful/rewarding work, and I definitely found it! Every individual is unique, and I work to come to a deep understanding of my clients so that they can achieve the change and find the peace that they are seeking. We live high-stress lives, and it is easy to become overwhelmed at times and feel stuck. You aren't alone if you are dealing with anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, work stress, substance abuse, or any other issues.
I spent 20+ years in Finance/Professional Services before doing a 180 and becoming a Psychotherapist. I was looking to do more meaningful/rewarding work, and I definitely found it! Every individual is unique, and I work to come to a deep understanding of my clients so that they can achieve the change and find the peace that they are seeking. We live high-stress lives, and it is easy to become overwhelmed at times and feel stuck. You aren't alone if you are dealing with anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, work stress, substance abuse, or any other issues.
(925) 476-0762 View (925) 476-0762
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Beth Roosa
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Lafayette, CA 94549  (Online Only)
I have 30 years experience in individual therapy with adolescents and adults. My approach is active and supportive - we will work together to clarify the changes you want and understand what causes your difficulties. Sometimes this involves exploring current situations and relationships; sometimes it means exploring aspects of your identity and how you feel about yourself. Sometimes a look at past relationships, family experiences, and early development can help to identify attachment patterns that are problematic. During this process we will support and develop your strengths and skills and discover what steps you can take.
I have 30 years experience in individual therapy with adolescents and adults. My approach is active and supportive - we will work together to clarify the changes you want and understand what causes your difficulties. Sometimes this involves exploring current situations and relationships; sometimes it means exploring aspects of your identity and how you feel about yourself. Sometimes a look at past relationships, family experiences, and early development can help to identify attachment patterns that are problematic. During this process we will support and develop your strengths and skills and discover what steps you can take.
(510) 343-7784 View (510) 343-7784
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Erika Lonergan
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, APCC, MA
Verified Verified
Lafayette, CA 94549
My desire to become a therapist came to me a bit later in life. As a result, I bring 20 years experience of being a parent as well as a lot of life experience. I grew up with a sister with intellectual disability and it had a profound impact on my childhood, but it wasn’t until much later that I realized it was still affecting me as an adult. Early life experiences and relationships form us in ways we may never realize. Siblings often find themselves falling back into their past patterns even as adults. Therapy can be a safe place to explore these dynamics and bring the past into the present.
My desire to become a therapist came to me a bit later in life. As a result, I bring 20 years experience of being a parent as well as a lot of life experience. I grew up with a sister with intellectual disability and it had a profound impact on my childhood, but it wasn’t until much later that I realized it was still affecting me as an adult. Early life experiences and relationships form us in ways we may never realize. Siblings often find themselves falling back into their past patterns even as adults. Therapy can be a safe place to explore these dynamics and bring the past into the present.
(341) 895-0211 View (341) 895-0211
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Maria Viviana (Guerrero) Higbee
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lafayette, CA 94549
Do you struggle with anxiety? Do intrusive thoughts and worries keep you up at night? Is low self-esteem holding you back from accomplishing your dreams? Do you long for deeper connections with your family and friends but struggle with opening up to them? You are not alone! Many individuals experience these challenges on a day-to-day basis. Have you ever considered counseling? As your therapist, I exist to provide you with a safe and judgement-free zone to ensure you are supported unconditionally. Together, we can take the journey to achieve your personal freedom.
Do you struggle with anxiety? Do intrusive thoughts and worries keep you up at night? Is low self-esteem holding you back from accomplishing your dreams? Do you long for deeper connections with your family and friends but struggle with opening up to them? You are not alone! Many individuals experience these challenges on a day-to-day basis. Have you ever considered counseling? As your therapist, I exist to provide you with a safe and judgement-free zone to ensure you are supported unconditionally. Together, we can take the journey to achieve your personal freedom.
(925) 515-2675 View (925) 515-2675
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Nicole Kangas
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MA, LMFT, JD
Verified Verified
Lafayette, CA 94549
*VIDEO/PHONE SESSIONS AVAILABLE* Do you find yourself facing difficult or unexpected struggles? Responding to life's challenges can be hard and can result in stress and unwanted feelings or symptoms. I am here to help you gain the strength, confidence, and clarity needed to tackle life’s obstacles and to feel well. I work with individuals from adolescence through adulthood who are dealing with a range of issues including stress, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, life transitions, relationship and parenting concerns, grief and loss, trauma recovery, and more. I also help couples work through problems and strengthen their bond.
*VIDEO/PHONE SESSIONS AVAILABLE* Do you find yourself facing difficult or unexpected struggles? Responding to life's challenges can be hard and can result in stress and unwanted feelings or symptoms. I am here to help you gain the strength, confidence, and clarity needed to tackle life’s obstacles and to feel well. I work with individuals from adolescence through adulthood who are dealing with a range of issues including stress, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, life transitions, relationship and parenting concerns, grief and loss, trauma recovery, and more. I also help couples work through problems and strengthen their bond.
(925) 660-7363 View (925) 660-7363
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Katie Malone, TheraThrive Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, LPCC
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Lafayette, CA 94549
Do you, or your child, struggle with intense emotions? Do either of you spend time feeling alone and searching for meaning? Maybe you find it difficult to increase your sense of self-worth, and wonder what to do? If any of these questions resonate with you, then you have come to the right place. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (99859) and a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (4606), and I genuinely enjoy and feel honored to work with each of my clients, and provide them with the support they need to meet their goals.
Do you, or your child, struggle with intense emotions? Do either of you spend time feeling alone and searching for meaning? Maybe you find it difficult to increase your sense of self-worth, and wonder what to do? If any of these questions resonate with you, then you have come to the right place. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (99859) and a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (4606), and I genuinely enjoy and feel honored to work with each of my clients, and provide them with the support they need to meet their goals.
(925) 966-2577 x2 View (925) 966-2577 x2
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Tara Meunier
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Lafayette, CA 94549
Being a young adult, child, or teen in todays world can bring up unique challenges. I look forward to partnering with your child to navigate many of life's challenges including the pressures of applying to college, the stress of navigating social media, changing schools, the difficulty of comparing themselves to others, and so much more. Through our work, my clients learn that they do not have to suffer alone and I will partner with them through their personal trials, without judgement.
Being a young adult, child, or teen in todays world can bring up unique challenges. I look forward to partnering with your child to navigate many of life's challenges including the pressures of applying to college, the stress of navigating social media, changing schools, the difficulty of comparing themselves to others, and so much more. Through our work, my clients learn that they do not have to suffer alone and I will partner with them through their personal trials, without judgement.
(510) 871-8293 View (510) 871-8293

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Lafayette, CA

300+

Average cost per session

$188

Therapists in Lafayette, CA who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
89% Depression
80% Relationship Issues
71% Grief
68% Self Esteem
64% Life Transitions
63% Stress

Average years in practice

17 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

56% Aetna
46% Other
45% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Lafayette, CA see their clients

74% In Person and Online
26% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
15% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Lafayette?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.