Therapists in Lake Forest, CA

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Clare Albright
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Lake Forest, CA 92630
Scheduling sessions: My openings are mid morning around 10:30 am......................Are you struggling with anxiety? ........Let's get to work with a practical approach and focus on becoming calm and relaxed again. ......Life is too short to take the journey in a nervous state. .....I am an EMDR provider and a Brain Spotting provider. I enjoy making guided meditation recordings that zero in on my clients' personal life challenges (3 min recordings). It's time to take some deep breaths and ground yourself. ..........Are you are stuggling with depression, insomnia, ADHD, divorce, family problems, sexual abuse, religious abuse....
Scheduling sessions: My openings are mid morning around 10:30 am......................Are you struggling with anxiety? ........Let's get to work with a practical approach and focus on becoming calm and relaxed again. ......Life is too short to take the journey in a nervous state. .....I am an EMDR provider and a Brain Spotting provider. I enjoy making guided meditation recordings that zero in on my clients' personal life challenges (3 min recordings). It's time to take some deep breaths and ground yourself. ..........Are you are stuggling with depression, insomnia, ADHD, divorce, family problems, sexual abuse, religious abuse....
(949) 763-4789 View (949) 763-4789
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Tatiana Caoagdan
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA
Verified Verified
Lake Forest, CA 92630  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with self esteem or perfectionism? Are you dealing with trauma or harmful parenting from childhood that affects your life and relationships? Do you have social anxiety and want practical coping skills? I am here to help. I am passionate about developing holistic mental health hygiene that decreases anxiety and trauma symptoms. I am also trained to work with childhood trauma and first responder trauma to build self-care and also dive deeper to address root causes. Clients who work with me feel grounded, learn coping skills, and feel confident to manage life challenges.
Are you struggling with self esteem or perfectionism? Are you dealing with trauma or harmful parenting from childhood that affects your life and relationships? Do you have social anxiety and want practical coping skills? I am here to help. I am passionate about developing holistic mental health hygiene that decreases anxiety and trauma symptoms. I am also trained to work with childhood trauma and first responder trauma to build self-care and also dive deeper to address root causes. Clients who work with me feel grounded, learn coping skills, and feel confident to manage life challenges.
(916) 252-5029 View (916) 252-5029
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April Dona
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Lake Forest, CA 92630
I specialize in Equine Assisted Psychotherapy and Equine Assisted EMDR. With the help of the horses, my goal is to help you move beyond your past to live more fully in the present. You may be carrying the emotional burden of trauma, a toxic relationship or family dynamic. If you feel stuck in a cycle of pain and dysregulation, my hope is to guide you into healing, leaving the past where it should be. I will work with you to restore your sense of well-being and your hope in a bright future.
I specialize in Equine Assisted Psychotherapy and Equine Assisted EMDR. With the help of the horses, my goal is to help you move beyond your past to live more fully in the present. You may be carrying the emotional burden of trauma, a toxic relationship or family dynamic. If you feel stuck in a cycle of pain and dysregulation, my hope is to guide you into healing, leaving the past where it should be. I will work with you to restore your sense of well-being and your hope in a bright future.
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Kelley Escamilla
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Lake Forest, CA 92630
Maybe you’re unsure as to what is getting in the way of wanting to do something different despite wanting to create change in your life? Maybe you’re at a crossroads unsure which path to take? Maybe you need a little more than coping strategies, and instead there's this need for deeper exploration into yourself. Therapy can be a space for you to be understood and to explore the signs behind the symptoms.
Maybe you’re unsure as to what is getting in the way of wanting to do something different despite wanting to create change in your life? Maybe you’re at a crossroads unsure which path to take? Maybe you need a little more than coping strategies, and instead there's this need for deeper exploration into yourself. Therapy can be a space for you to be understood and to explore the signs behind the symptoms.
(949) 828-5768 View (949) 828-5768
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Max Gezerseh
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lake Forest, CA 92630
Based on personal belief and experience and coming from a Humanistic Existential theoretical perspective I believe in the great innate potential every individual has and the helper's role as a facilitator or coach to assist the individual to discover and to utilize such strength to live up to one's highest potential. My practice areas include: Substance Abuse (adults & adolescents), Grief Counseling, Marital & Premarital Counseling, Adolescent Misbehavior, Anger-Management, Domestic Violence, Depression, Anxiety, and Stage of Life. I am experienced to work with challenging behavioral problems like borderline personality disorder and adolescents' substance abuse or misbehavior.
Based on personal belief and experience and coming from a Humanistic Existential theoretical perspective I believe in the great innate potential every individual has and the helper's role as a facilitator or coach to assist the individual to discover and to utilize such strength to live up to one's highest potential. My practice areas include: Substance Abuse (adults & adolescents), Grief Counseling, Marital & Premarital Counseling, Adolescent Misbehavior, Anger-Management, Domestic Violence, Depression, Anxiety, and Stage of Life. I am experienced to work with challenging behavioral problems like borderline personality disorder and adolescents' substance abuse or misbehavior.
(949) 531-7104 View (949) 531-7104
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Josie Koger
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Lake Forest, CA 92630
Hi there, my name is Josephine Koger and I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) based in Ventura, California, and working statewide via telehealth. I work with adults, adolescents, and couples from diverse socio-economic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds with a variety of presenting problems, ranging from anxiety, depression, grief and loss, psychological trauma, relationship difficulties, and phase of life issues. I most frequently use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, and Mindfulness.
Hi there, my name is Josephine Koger and I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) based in Ventura, California, and working statewide via telehealth. I work with adults, adolescents, and couples from diverse socio-economic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds with a variety of presenting problems, ranging from anxiety, depression, grief and loss, psychological trauma, relationship difficulties, and phase of life issues. I most frequently use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, and Mindfulness.
(949) 776-8253 View (949) 776-8253
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Theresa Ann Steiner
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS/MFCT, LMFT
Verified Verified
Lake Forest, CA 92630
Over the years, I have found that people have an innate sense of resiliency that they can tap into, but need guidance to find it. During the therapeutic process, I strive to nurture this sense as my clients grow, heal, cultivate creativity, and thrive in life’s many journeys. We all need to feel connected and heard, and we each deserve a therapist that is truly interested in us and has our best interests at heart. I truly believe this is an essential component of therapy. It takes courage to ask for help and I applaud you for taking the first step.
Over the years, I have found that people have an innate sense of resiliency that they can tap into, but need guidance to find it. During the therapeutic process, I strive to nurture this sense as my clients grow, heal, cultivate creativity, and thrive in life’s many journeys. We all need to feel connected and heard, and we each deserve a therapist that is truly interested in us and has our best interests at heart. I truly believe this is an essential component of therapy. It takes courage to ask for help and I applaud you for taking the first step.
(949) 485-5380 View (949) 485-5380
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Dr. Greg Klassen
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Lake Forest, CA 92630
Genuinely caring about my clients is not enough. The statements you find on this website are all from caring therapists. What's important is finding the most well trained and relatable therapist possible for YOU. If this were a life-threatening illness for a loved one, you would do a lot of research and find the most qualified and experienced doctor. You would do whatever you could to afford the very best help available. Don't settle for less when choosing a therapist for yourself. I think you're worth it! May I recommend two important factors to consider when choosing a therapist, whether that's myself or someone else?
Genuinely caring about my clients is not enough. The statements you find on this website are all from caring therapists. What's important is finding the most well trained and relatable therapist possible for YOU. If this were a life-threatening illness for a loved one, you would do a lot of research and find the most qualified and experienced doctor. You would do whatever you could to afford the very best help available. Don't settle for less when choosing a therapist for yourself. I think you're worth it! May I recommend two important factors to consider when choosing a therapist, whether that's myself or someone else?
(949) 383-4045 View (949) 383-4045
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Briana Eckels
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Lake Forest, CA 92630
I am a licensed clinical social worker who loves providing a kind and supportive environment for my clients. I received my Master’s in Social Work in May of 2018 from the University of Southern California and have a Bachelors degree in gender studies from UCLA. I currently work as a program director for adolescents at an intensive outpatient program in Lake Forest, CA and am excited to grow my private practice. I can see client's in person in south Orange County or virtually. My passion for working with youth and young adults began as a childcare provider in my undergraduate career.
I am a licensed clinical social worker who loves providing a kind and supportive environment for my clients. I received my Master’s in Social Work in May of 2018 from the University of Southern California and have a Bachelors degree in gender studies from UCLA. I currently work as a program director for adolescents at an intensive outpatient program in Lake Forest, CA and am excited to grow my private practice. I can see client's in person in south Orange County or virtually. My passion for working with youth and young adults began as a childcare provider in my undergraduate career.
(949) 990-6903 View (949) 990-6903
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Nadia Teymoorian
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, PsyD
Verified Verified
Lake Forest, CA 92630
There are circumstances in life that can prevent individuals to enjoy life to its fullest. Regardless of the reason, psychotherapy is a powerful and beneficial tool for healing and personal growth. I'm here to offer you support and guidance through the process. My approach is tailored to each individual based on each individual’s unique needs that sometimes involves identifying strengths, building self-confidence and self-acceptance as well as challenging unhealthy beliefs and coping strategies in a therapeutic, supportive and non-judgmental atmosphere.
There are circumstances in life that can prevent individuals to enjoy life to its fullest. Regardless of the reason, psychotherapy is a powerful and beneficial tool for healing and personal growth. I'm here to offer you support and guidance through the process. My approach is tailored to each individual based on each individual’s unique needs that sometimes involves identifying strengths, building self-confidence and self-acceptance as well as challenging unhealthy beliefs and coping strategies in a therapeutic, supportive and non-judgmental atmosphere.
(949) 238-1694 View (949) 238-1694
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Kylene Kelly
Psychologist, MA, EDDCP
Verified Verified
Lake Forest, CA 92630  (Online Only)
Currently Accepting New Clients- I believe that everyone can benefit from therapy. It is a safe place where someone can come and talk about what has been going on for them without judgment or shame. I proved a space where you can feel safe, heard, and understood. As we explore your world we will be creating a style designed specifically to meet your needs and goals.
Currently Accepting New Clients- I believe that everyone can benefit from therapy. It is a safe place where someone can come and talk about what has been going on for them without judgment or shame. I proved a space where you can feel safe, heard, and understood. As we explore your world we will be creating a style designed specifically to meet your needs and goals.
(424) 401-2578 View (424) 401-2578
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Leya Worcester Bray
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Lake Forest, CA 92630  (Online Only)
Does it feel like you’ve lost yourself in taking care of everyone else’s needs while your needs have taken a back seat? When you have codependent tendencies, you give people your time and energy, but feel depleted and burnt out. You put on your happy face and expend a lot of energy trying to make the people around you feel comfortable. But they don’t know how uncomfortable you feel on the inside. They don’t know that tension makes you anxious, or that you only really see your value as a person unless someone else does. You can change your codependent patterns and begin trusting yourself, taking care of yourself, and loving yourself.
Does it feel like you’ve lost yourself in taking care of everyone else’s needs while your needs have taken a back seat? When you have codependent tendencies, you give people your time and energy, but feel depleted and burnt out. You put on your happy face and expend a lot of energy trying to make the people around you feel comfortable. But they don’t know how uncomfortable you feel on the inside. They don’t know that tension makes you anxious, or that you only really see your value as a person unless someone else does. You can change your codependent patterns and begin trusting yourself, taking care of yourself, and loving yourself.
(949) 997-1742 View (949) 997-1742
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Anne H. Lee
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, RDN, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lake Forest, CA 92630
There are times in our lives when we need the help of an experienced therapist to guide us through our life struggles. Whether you have an eating disorder or addiction; depression or anxiety; relationship challenges or going through a life transition, I can help. I am an interactive therapist who provides compassionate nonjudgmental care. I will work collaboratively with you using different methods of treatment including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Experiential Techniques depending on your needs. We will work together to address your underlying issues; enable you to gain insight; and develop life management skills to improve your well being.
There are times in our lives when we need the help of an experienced therapist to guide us through our life struggles. Whether you have an eating disorder or addiction; depression or anxiety; relationship challenges or going through a life transition, I can help. I am an interactive therapist who provides compassionate nonjudgmental care. I will work collaboratively with you using different methods of treatment including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Experiential Techniques depending on your needs. We will work together to address your underlying issues; enable you to gain insight; and develop life management skills to improve your well being.
(949) 298-3972 View (949) 298-3972
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Miguel E. Gallardo
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Lake Forest, CA 92630
I work from a holistic and strength-based perspective in therapy. While therapy and traditional counseling tend to focus on pathology and deficits, I tend to focus on working with individual's already existing strengths to help them move beyond any concerns they may have. In addition, I conduct psychological, legal-medical, and forensic evaluations in my practice. I also contract with Workers Compensation to meet clients needs.
I work from a holistic and strength-based perspective in therapy. While therapy and traditional counseling tend to focus on pathology and deficits, I tend to focus on working with individual's already existing strengths to help them move beyond any concerns they may have. In addition, I conduct psychological, legal-medical, and forensic evaluations in my practice. I also contract with Workers Compensation to meet clients needs.
(949) 390-9540 View (949) 390-9540
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Sheryl E Woodhouse
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lake Forest, CA 92630  (Online Only)
Male and female stressed needing balance in their individual and/or family life. Pre mid and post divorce or separations.
Male and female stressed needing balance in their individual and/or family life. Pre mid and post divorce or separations.
(949) 212-6228 View (949) 212-6228
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Raishelle Meagher
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lake Forest, CA 92630  (Online Only)
Are you done with feeling over stressed, over anxious, overwhelmed or over stimulated? Let's work on reconnecting & regulating! I am here to assist women like you in not just coping, but also adapting, thriving and connecting to Gods true design for your life. I understand seeking help can be a big step and possibly pretty stressful. I want to take a moment to offer praise for taking this step! You are in a safe place. Many of my clients are chronically ill, have lived through trauma, are in transitional periods of parenting or life in general or maybe uncomfortably anxious and unsure why.
Are you done with feeling over stressed, over anxious, overwhelmed or over stimulated? Let's work on reconnecting & regulating! I am here to assist women like you in not just coping, but also adapting, thriving and connecting to Gods true design for your life. I understand seeking help can be a big step and possibly pretty stressful. I want to take a moment to offer praise for taking this step! You are in a safe place. Many of my clients are chronically ill, have lived through trauma, are in transitional periods of parenting or life in general or maybe uncomfortably anxious and unsure why.
(949) 269-6543 View (949) 269-6543
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Paulette Clark
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MPC, LMFT
Verified Verified
Lake Forest, CA 92630
YOU have a unique ability and drive towards health and wholeness mentally, physically, and spiritually, and to relate to others in meaningful ways. Due to various experiences or traumas, that natural process can become blocked causing depression, anxiety, and disconnection from others. I enjoy working toward establishing safe, fun ways to find FREEDOM to bring joy and fulfillment! I welcome the opportunity to help you in your journey!
YOU have a unique ability and drive towards health and wholeness mentally, physically, and spiritually, and to relate to others in meaningful ways. Due to various experiences or traumas, that natural process can become blocked causing depression, anxiety, and disconnection from others. I enjoy working toward establishing safe, fun ways to find FREEDOM to bring joy and fulfillment! I welcome the opportunity to help you in your journey!
(949) 529-5598 View (949) 529-5598
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Hilary Trytten
Psychologist, LPC
Verified Verified
Lake Forest, CA 92630
My name is Hilary Trytten and I am a Licensed Psychologist (PsyD) based in Southern California and working with clients statewide via telehealth. Working with adults, I specialize in stress, anxiety, and depression, using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to help my clients make progress and start feeling better. I have found that my style and approach are a good fit for both people who may be navigating stressful life transitions, as well as for those who are seeking to overcome longer-term anxiety and/or depression
My name is Hilary Trytten and I am a Licensed Psychologist (PsyD) based in Southern California and working with clients statewide via telehealth. Working with adults, I specialize in stress, anxiety, and depression, using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to help my clients make progress and start feeling better. I have found that my style and approach are a good fit for both people who may be navigating stressful life transitions, as well as for those who are seeking to overcome longer-term anxiety and/or depression
(949) 238-1742 View (949) 238-1742
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Kristine Villanueva
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Lake Forest, CA 92630
My name is Kristine Villanueva, and I am a licensed marriage and family therapist (MFT 91314) providing therapy to adults who struggle with anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, and PTSD. I value a person-centered approach and provide a non-judgmental and supportive environment for growth and healing. I typically work with individuals with anxiety, depression, survivors of trauma, or individuals diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder, bipolar disorder, and personality disorders.
My name is Kristine Villanueva, and I am a licensed marriage and family therapist (MFT 91314) providing therapy to adults who struggle with anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, and PTSD. I value a person-centered approach and provide a non-judgmental and supportive environment for growth and healing. I typically work with individuals with anxiety, depression, survivors of trauma, or individuals diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder, bipolar disorder, and personality disorders.
(949) 806-5160 View (949) 806-5160
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Christine Robertson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Lake Forest, CA 92630  (Online Only)
Healing, recovery and growth depend on experiencing ourselves, others and life challenges in a new and healthier way. Change is an action. When we do things differently, our lives change. Therapy is a process of understanding the roots of our patterns and learning to respond to life in new and healthier ways. Awareness comes first, then action comes next. It is the action that allows us to take our lives in a direction that is more connected to our true selves. It takes tremendous courage to embark on that journey, but the reward of a fulfilling life and healthy, happy relationships are worth the time and effort invested.
Healing, recovery and growth depend on experiencing ourselves, others and life challenges in a new and healthier way. Change is an action. When we do things differently, our lives change. Therapy is a process of understanding the roots of our patterns and learning to respond to life in new and healthier ways. Awareness comes first, then action comes next. It is the action that allows us to take our lives in a direction that is more connected to our true selves. It takes tremendous courage to embark on that journey, but the reward of a fulfilling life and healthy, happy relationships are worth the time and effort invested.
(949) 866-5673 View (949) 866-5673

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Lake Forest, CA

100+

Average cost per session

$160

Therapists in Lake Forest, CA who prioritize treating:

97% Anxiety
91% Depression
83% Relationship Issues
82% Self Esteem
76% Coping Skills
68% Grief
68% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

77% Cigna and Evernorth
64% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
62% Optum

How Therapists in Lake Forest, CA see their clients

77% In Person and Online
23% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
22% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Lake Forest?

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.