Therapists in Lakewood, CA

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Tomekia Edwards
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Lakewood, CA 90805
My name is Tomekia Edwards. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (Texas and California) with over 14 years of experience. I've worked in inpatient behavioral health, mobile psychiatric assessment, and HIV case management capacities. I've also worked with service members and their families around issues related to military life. Typical concerns I address through counseling include anxiety, depression, work/school stressors, and relationship stressors. I provide services based on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Solution Focused approaches with years of experience working with adults, children, and families.
My name is Tomekia Edwards. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (Texas and California) with over 14 years of experience. I've worked in inpatient behavioral health, mobile psychiatric assessment, and HIV case management capacities. I've also worked with service members and their families around issues related to military life. Typical concerns I address through counseling include anxiety, depression, work/school stressors, and relationship stressors. I provide services based on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Solution Focused approaches with years of experience working with adults, children, and families.
(323) 827-7385 View (323) 827-7385
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Danielle Norman
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT
Verified Verified
Lakewood, CA 90714  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Asking for help can be scary. But, sometimes, taking the right risks, often lead to rewarding outcomes. People come to therapy for a number of reasons. If you are struggling with family or relationship issues, self esteem or depression or anxiety I can help. If you are looking to connect with me it is best to reach me through email or by visiting my website! I look forward to connecting with you soon!
Asking for help can be scary. But, sometimes, taking the right risks, often lead to rewarding outcomes. People come to therapy for a number of reasons. If you are struggling with family or relationship issues, self esteem or depression or anxiety I can help. If you are looking to connect with me it is best to reach me through email or by visiting my website! I look forward to connecting with you soon!
(424) 383-8229 View (424) 383-8229
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Ami-Ray Camarena
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT
Verified Verified
Lakewood, CA 90712  (Online Only)
Authenticity, language, and empathy are the three tenants in my therapeutic work. Our lived experiences shape the way we interact with others and, as a result, old patterns may resurface. By creating dialogue in the room, my clients and I are able to foster a space for healing work to begin. As a growth-oriented clinician, I value the growth that comes from the therapeutic process and want to empower my clients to be the change they wish to experience in their lives.
Authenticity, language, and empathy are the three tenants in my therapeutic work. Our lived experiences shape the way we interact with others and, as a result, old patterns may resurface. By creating dialogue in the room, my clients and I are able to foster a space for healing work to begin. As a growth-oriented clinician, I value the growth that comes from the therapeutic process and want to empower my clients to be the change they wish to experience in their lives.
(310) 361-4911 View (310) 361-4911
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Katie Lamming
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Lakewood, CA 90805
Hi there, I'm Katie! I am a licensed clinical social worker and have been passionately helping people for over a decade, using evidence-based practices to overcome barriers to living their best lives.
Hi there, I'm Katie! I am a licensed clinical social worker and have been passionately helping people for over a decade, using evidence-based practices to overcome barriers to living their best lives.
(323) 577-7993 View (323) 577-7993
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Manuel Fonseca
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Lakewood, CA 90712
CONGRATULATIONS on taking this step! This is the right time for you to make YOU a priority! I am committed to guiding you on how to improve your overall well-being. I have over 16 years of clinical experience assisting individuals, couples, and families with practical tools to help them manage & overcome difficulties in their lives – I am here to help YOU reach your absolute BEST potential.
CONGRATULATIONS on taking this step! This is the right time for you to make YOU a priority! I am committed to guiding you on how to improve your overall well-being. I have over 16 years of clinical experience assisting individuals, couples, and families with practical tools to help them manage & overcome difficulties in their lives – I am here to help YOU reach your absolute BEST potential.
(626) 604-0719 View (626) 604-0719
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Evelyn Murtaugh
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Lakewood, CA 90713  (Online Only)
I have had the privilege of serving children and adults in community-based programs and in private practice for the past 25 years. During this time, I have seen the impact that unattended mental health struggles can have on one's relationships, work, parenting, physical health and family life. As humans, we all have moments of struggle with distressing thoughts and emotions. 1 in 5 adults struggle with a mental health problem. Many suffer alone without reaching out and getting support. It is important to me to provide a welcoming and warm environment and remove barriers that prevent people from receiving the help they need.
I have had the privilege of serving children and adults in community-based programs and in private practice for the past 25 years. During this time, I have seen the impact that unattended mental health struggles can have on one's relationships, work, parenting, physical health and family life. As humans, we all have moments of struggle with distressing thoughts and emotions. 1 in 5 adults struggle with a mental health problem. Many suffer alone without reaching out and getting support. It is important to me to provide a welcoming and warm environment and remove barriers that prevent people from receiving the help they need.
(562) 269-3563 View (562) 269-3563
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Vivian Wesley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Lakewood, CA 90805
Have you been moving through life struggling to reach goals, maintain healthy relationships, and experience academic or professional success and fulfillment? Did you miss the opportunity to focus on your mental health as an anchor to support your self-esteem and wellbeing? I want to provide a safe space for you to explore your inner world – your thoughts, beliefs, and interpretations of events that trigger mood instability- and discover adaptive strategies to ground yourself and feel more confident navigating life’s challenges.
Have you been moving through life struggling to reach goals, maintain healthy relationships, and experience academic or professional success and fulfillment? Did you miss the opportunity to focus on your mental health as an anchor to support your self-esteem and wellbeing? I want to provide a safe space for you to explore your inner world – your thoughts, beliefs, and interpretations of events that trigger mood instability- and discover adaptive strategies to ground yourself and feel more confident navigating life’s challenges.
(310) 361-6247 View (310) 361-6247
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Harris Family Counseling
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Lakewood, CA 90712
Choosing the right therapist is a fundamental part of not only ensuring your therapeutic needs are met but also lays the foundation so that you are able to achieve your goals of obtaining a more balanced emotional state of being. I believe in assisting my clients in identifying their goals, while exploring healthy strategies they can utilize in achieving these goals. Personal growth and happiness is a goal that is unique to each individual and utilizing multiple strategies assist clients in obtaining a healthier sense of self through awareness and insight.
Choosing the right therapist is a fundamental part of not only ensuring your therapeutic needs are met but also lays the foundation so that you are able to achieve your goals of obtaining a more balanced emotional state of being. I believe in assisting my clients in identifying their goals, while exploring healthy strategies they can utilize in achieving these goals. Personal growth and happiness is a goal that is unique to each individual and utilizing multiple strategies assist clients in obtaining a healthier sense of self through awareness and insight.
(323) 894-0325 View (323) 894-0325
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Coral Huntsman
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Lakewood, CA 90805
I am a Clinical Training Specialist and licensed MFT. I received my M.A. in Clinical Psychology with an MFT emphasis from Pepperdine University and am currently a Marriage and Family Therapist in California. I have over 20 years of Human Services experience, including working for over 7 years as a Wraparound Facilitator and Wraparound Clinician delivering community-based services to youth and families in Los Angeles County. Before my transition into the mental health field, I spent 10 years working with mainstream and special needs students in various educational settings.
I am a Clinical Training Specialist and licensed MFT. I received my M.A. in Clinical Psychology with an MFT emphasis from Pepperdine University and am currently a Marriage and Family Therapist in California. I have over 20 years of Human Services experience, including working for over 7 years as a Wraparound Facilitator and Wraparound Clinician delivering community-based services to youth and families in Los Angeles County. Before my transition into the mental health field, I spent 10 years working with mainstream and special needs students in various educational settings.
(323) 880-2190 View (323) 880-2190
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Colleen Mielke
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Lakewood, CA 90712
Colleen Mielke, Licensed Clinical Social Worker. My approach to therapy depends on your situation and needs. In general, I would begin with attentive listening or empathy immersion before beginning our approach to your therapeutic needs. Usually, this approach begins with a psychodynamic approach and leads to a CBT approach to help you create the desired change you are looking for. Psychosocial, anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress, obsessive-compulsive, substance abuse, dual-diagnosis, and psychotic disorders. CBT (Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy. Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and Existential Processing.
Colleen Mielke, Licensed Clinical Social Worker. My approach to therapy depends on your situation and needs. In general, I would begin with attentive listening or empathy immersion before beginning our approach to your therapeutic needs. Usually, this approach begins with a psychodynamic approach and leads to a CBT approach to help you create the desired change you are looking for. Psychosocial, anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress, obsessive-compulsive, substance abuse, dual-diagnosis, and psychotic disorders. CBT (Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy. Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and Existential Processing.
(562) 270-6948 View (562) 270-6948
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Patricia Guerrero
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Lakewood, CA 90805
Hi, my name is Patricia Guerrero, and I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I have been working in private practice with Individuals, families and children since 2008. I specialize in depression, anxiety, relationship issues and brain injury. My focus is meeting clients where they are and introducing new ideas and treatment to reach their desired outcomes. I have worked with all ages in my career and have a background in working with disabled, incarcerated, chronically ill, and TBI clients. This would include, but not limited to depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Hi, my name is Patricia Guerrero, and I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I have been working in private practice with Individuals, families and children since 2008. I specialize in depression, anxiety, relationship issues and brain injury. My focus is meeting clients where they are and introducing new ideas and treatment to reach their desired outcomes. I have worked with all ages in my career and have a background in working with disabled, incarcerated, chronically ill, and TBI clients. This would include, but not limited to depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder.
(323) 977-7891 View (323) 977-7891
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Kevin Torchen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Lakewood, CA 90805
Kevin Torchen, LCSW. It takes courage to engage in the therapeutic process. I try my best to make this a valuable and rewarding experience and to be an ally and collaborator with my clients in achieving treatment and life goals. My experience comes from working with clients with a broad spectrum of specific traits and symptoms in need of healthy change and integration. Clients who are struggling with symptoms relating to anxiety, depression, stress, life change, emotional volatility, sleep issues, relationship issues, obsessive and compulsive traits, and trauma, along with any other related struggle.
Kevin Torchen, LCSW. It takes courage to engage in the therapeutic process. I try my best to make this a valuable and rewarding experience and to be an ally and collaborator with my clients in achieving treatment and life goals. My experience comes from working with clients with a broad spectrum of specific traits and symptoms in need of healthy change and integration. Clients who are struggling with symptoms relating to anxiety, depression, stress, life change, emotional volatility, sleep issues, relationship issues, obsessive and compulsive traits, and trauma, along with any other related struggle.
(323) 310-3941 View (323) 310-3941
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Jeanie Griffin
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Lakewood, CA 90805
i I am Jeanie Griffin, DD., LMFT, LPC, LCDC, a dedicated advisor and inspirational life mentor specializing in aiding individuals & families impacted by addiction and empowering people seeking spiritual transformation. I have been called a guiding light for those navigating personal growth and life direction. I am loved by clients 18 to 80 years old. Jeanie Griffin is a Number 1 International Best-selling author, keynote speaker, spiritual guide, transformational leader, VIP retreat leader, mental health counselor and addictions trauma psychotherapist.
i I am Jeanie Griffin, DD., LMFT, LPC, LCDC, a dedicated advisor and inspirational life mentor specializing in aiding individuals & families impacted by addiction and empowering people seeking spiritual transformation. I have been called a guiding light for those navigating personal growth and life direction. I am loved by clients 18 to 80 years old. Jeanie Griffin is a Number 1 International Best-selling author, keynote speaker, spiritual guide, transformational leader, VIP retreat leader, mental health counselor and addictions trauma psychotherapist.
(323) 792-2511 View (323) 792-2511
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Brandon Reginald Washington
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BCD, MBA, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Lakewood, CA 90715
My approach is based on embracing each person as a uniquely special and individualistically malleable human being, ready to be recrafted and molded into the version of themselves they want to see. My practice uses powerful tools to help them to learn and grow together through the therapeutic relationship. This allows my clients to find and re-embrace their true selves, as they redefine and refresh their roles in their lives. Find me on the following insurance billing Mental Health platforms, to book an appointment today: "Grow Therapy", "Hello Alma", "PATH Mental Health", and "Headway"
My approach is based on embracing each person as a uniquely special and individualistically malleable human being, ready to be recrafted and molded into the version of themselves they want to see. My practice uses powerful tools to help them to learn and grow together through the therapeutic relationship. This allows my clients to find and re-embrace their true selves, as they redefine and refresh their roles in their lives. Find me on the following insurance billing Mental Health platforms, to book an appointment today: "Grow Therapy", "Hello Alma", "PATH Mental Health", and "Headway"
(562) 207-5564 View (562) 207-5564
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Mary Carter
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Lakewood, CA 90712
Hi there-I’m Mary Carter, LMFT. I have over 23 years of experience helping people with things like depression, anxiety, grief and loss, ADHD, and more. My approach is centered in the evidence-based theory of Carl Rogers providing unconditional positive regard to each individual. I am a certified in cognitive behavioral therapy and anger management, and am a parenting and late life depression facilitator. I provide my clients with a safe and non-judgmental space to be transparent about their struggles.
Hi there-I’m Mary Carter, LMFT. I have over 23 years of experience helping people with things like depression, anxiety, grief and loss, ADHD, and more. My approach is centered in the evidence-based theory of Carl Rogers providing unconditional positive regard to each individual. I am a certified in cognitive behavioral therapy and anger management, and am a parenting and late life depression facilitator. I provide my clients with a safe and non-judgmental space to be transparent about their struggles.
(562) 524-1223 View (562) 524-1223
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Sybil Hubbard
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Lakewood, CA 90712
I am a licensed Clinical Social Worker who received my Master’s in Social Work from California State University, Los Angeles in 2006. I work with, adolescents, adults and couples/families. I have worked in various settings, including mental health outpatient clinics, inpatient mental health, state hospitals, detention facilities and prisons.
I am a licensed Clinical Social Worker who received my Master’s in Social Work from California State University, Los Angeles in 2006. I work with, adolescents, adults and couples/families. I have worked in various settings, including mental health outpatient clinics, inpatient mental health, state hospitals, detention facilities and prisons.
(909) 245-2860 View (909) 245-2860
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Maricela Cordova
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Lakewood, CA 90805
Hi there, I'm Maricela, a licensed clinical social worker. I work with individuals 18+. I specialize in anxiety, depression, life transitions, self-esteem, stress, and spirituality. My therapeutic approach consists of motivational interviewing, Christian Counseling, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Gestalt, solution-focused, trauma-focused, strength-based, supportive, and grief. I am open to speaking with you about your Christian faith and how that affects your life and decisions if you choose. I will sit with you while we get you through whatever it is that is bothering you without judgment. You are not alone.
Hi there, I'm Maricela, a licensed clinical social worker. I work with individuals 18+. I specialize in anxiety, depression, life transitions, self-esteem, stress, and spirituality. My therapeutic approach consists of motivational interviewing, Christian Counseling, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Gestalt, solution-focused, trauma-focused, strength-based, supportive, and grief. I am open to speaking with you about your Christian faith and how that affects your life and decisions if you choose. I will sit with you while we get you through whatever it is that is bothering you without judgment. You are not alone.
(323) 784-6631 View (323) 784-6631
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James Green
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lakewood, CA 90713  (Online Only)
Are you and your partner(s) looking for counseling? If it’s due to stress outside the relationship, wanting to feel closer to each other, or repairing a rupture from cheating, I can support you through your relationship journey. As a marriage and family therapist, I firmly believe in the transformative power of relationships, but that doesn’t mean they are easy to navigate alone. Every relationship orientation is welcome: monogamous or nonmonogamous. While my practice focuses on queer partners, I'm also happy to work with queer people of color for one-on-one therapy. I’m an ideal therapist for folks new to/scared about therapy.
Are you and your partner(s) looking for counseling? If it’s due to stress outside the relationship, wanting to feel closer to each other, or repairing a rupture from cheating, I can support you through your relationship journey. As a marriage and family therapist, I firmly believe in the transformative power of relationships, but that doesn’t mean they are easy to navigate alone. Every relationship orientation is welcome: monogamous or nonmonogamous. While my practice focuses on queer partners, I'm also happy to work with queer people of color for one-on-one therapy. I’m an ideal therapist for folks new to/scared about therapy.
(310) 421-0494 View (310) 421-0494
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April Alvarez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Lakewood, CA 90712
Hi there, I'm April, a licensed clinical social worker. I have worked with children and adults as well as families in crisis. I have helped people with anxiety, grief, life transitions, infertility, and more. I really enjoy working with Postpartum Depression/Anxiety families as welcoming a child into your family can be both overwhelming and stressful. I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused, Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness, Acceptance, and Commitment Therapy as well as a Strengths-Based Approach. It is my goal as a therapist to provide my clients with the utmost support during their most trying times.
Hi there, I'm April, a licensed clinical social worker. I have worked with children and adults as well as families in crisis. I have helped people with anxiety, grief, life transitions, infertility, and more. I really enjoy working with Postpartum Depression/Anxiety families as welcoming a child into your family can be both overwhelming and stressful. I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused, Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness, Acceptance, and Commitment Therapy as well as a Strengths-Based Approach. It is my goal as a therapist to provide my clients with the utmost support during their most trying times.
(323) 986-3063 View (323) 986-3063
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Circe Von Haus
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Lakewood, CA 90805
Circe Von Haus I am a licensed marriage and family therapist, with 10 years' experience. I am passionate about helping others navigate life’s challenges, accomplish goals, and empowering the individual. I have extensive expertise working with children and families. As a marriage and family therapist, my areas of interests are working with grief, trauma, anger management, depression, anxiety, parenting, ADHD, Autism, children and families, and the multicultural population.
Circe Von Haus I am a licensed marriage and family therapist, with 10 years' experience. I am passionate about helping others navigate life’s challenges, accomplish goals, and empowering the individual. I have extensive expertise working with children and families. As a marriage and family therapist, my areas of interests are working with grief, trauma, anger management, depression, anxiety, parenting, ADHD, Autism, children and families, and the multicultural population.
(323) 709-8687 View (323) 709-8687

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Lakewood, CA

100+

Average cost per session

$160

Therapists in Lakewood, CA who prioritize treating:

89% Anxiety
86% Depression
78% Self Esteem
76% Relationship Issues
74% Coping Skills
65% Grief
64% Stress

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

76% Aetna
71% Cigna and Evernorth
69% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Lakewood, CA see their clients

76% In Person and Online
24% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
19% Male
2% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Lakewood?

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.