Therapists in Live Oak, CA

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Jenny Silber Butah
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Live Oak, CA 95953
From a spiritual reality, I believe that we humans are "gems of inestimable value". Coming to therapy to learn about your own gem-like nature is an act of courage. I ask curious questions and wonder about non-verbal signals, so that you may safely explore the depth and breadth of your own nature. My background is in Process Oriented Psychology (with Jungian roots) and Developmental Psychology. I'm excited to include Internal Family Systems and Intimacy from the Inside Out. I'm passionate about helping you discover your inside parts and access your own Self energy to aid you in your healing journey
From a spiritual reality, I believe that we humans are "gems of inestimable value". Coming to therapy to learn about your own gem-like nature is an act of courage. I ask curious questions and wonder about non-verbal signals, so that you may safely explore the depth and breadth of your own nature. My background is in Process Oriented Psychology (with Jungian roots) and Developmental Psychology. I'm excited to include Internal Family Systems and Intimacy from the Inside Out. I'm passionate about helping you discover your inside parts and access your own Self energy to aid you in your healing journey
(831) 216-5027 View (831) 216-5027
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Cheryce Gutzmer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Live Oak, CA 95953
I've been in practice in Santa Cruz County for the last 25 years. My style is engaging, warm and free of judgement. I believe that we all have the ability to thrive, if given the tools and support needed. I coach my clients to take charge and find harmony in their lives. I provide individual and couple's counseling on issues of anxiety, depression, aging, childhood trauma, grief and loss as well as life's challenges that can contribute to isolation, disconnection, and emotional pain.
I've been in practice in Santa Cruz County for the last 25 years. My style is engaging, warm and free of judgement. I believe that we all have the ability to thrive, if given the tools and support needed. I coach my clients to take charge and find harmony in their lives. I provide individual and couple's counseling on issues of anxiety, depression, aging, childhood trauma, grief and loss as well as life's challenges that can contribute to isolation, disconnection, and emotional pain.
(831) 256-3933 View (831) 256-3933
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Kristin Falzett
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Live Oak, CA 95953
All of us have those moments in life where we finally "get" something, those times when everything finally makes sense. As a therapist it is a pivotal moment in the therapeutic process, as a parent it can be very rewarding to see this occur for your child, and as an individual, it can be the difference between getting stuck in a bad place and moving forward in your life. I work with individuals, children and couples who are facing life's stressors and are looking for the tools to improve the quality of their lives.
All of us have those moments in life where we finally "get" something, those times when everything finally makes sense. As a therapist it is a pivotal moment in the therapeutic process, as a parent it can be very rewarding to see this occur for your child, and as an individual, it can be the difference between getting stuck in a bad place and moving forward in your life. I work with individuals, children and couples who are facing life's stressors and are looking for the tools to improve the quality of their lives.
(831) 789-2657 View (831) 789-2657
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Cassia Bloom
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Live Oak, CA 95953
I am a compassionate, professional psychotherapist with an individualized way of treating each client. I believe each person has the strength inside themselves for change and healing. It is my role to identify your personal style and help you find the clarity you need to make necessary life changes. In doing so I utilize many theoretical approaches including; psychodynamic, existential/humanistic, solution focused and cognitive behavioral.
I am a compassionate, professional psychotherapist with an individualized way of treating each client. I believe each person has the strength inside themselves for change and healing. It is my role to identify your personal style and help you find the clarity you need to make necessary life changes. In doing so I utilize many theoretical approaches including; psychodynamic, existential/humanistic, solution focused and cognitive behavioral.
(831) 824-4500 View (831) 824-4500
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Vickie Assunto
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Live Oak, CA 95953
I became a therapist because I have a passion for working with people in meaningful ways. I have a big heart, and am warm and welcoming. I have a genuine interest and caring in helping people's lives be better in all ways --- emotionally, physically, mentally, and spiritually. I am fully present and available to deeply listen to your innermost process. I am empathetic, compassionate, understanding and non-judgmental. I believe that no one is broken, that everyone can heal, and I would feel honored to be a part of your healing journey.
I became a therapist because I have a passion for working with people in meaningful ways. I have a big heart, and am warm and welcoming. I have a genuine interest and caring in helping people's lives be better in all ways --- emotionally, physically, mentally, and spiritually. I am fully present and available to deeply listen to your innermost process. I am empathetic, compassionate, understanding and non-judgmental. I believe that no one is broken, that everyone can heal, and I would feel honored to be a part of your healing journey.
(831) 531-2901 View (831) 531-2901
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Teren De Cossy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
Live Oak, CA 95953
Sometimes life presents seemingly overwhelming challenges. Answers to these questions lie within us. I can help you find solutions drawn from your own innate wholeness, wisdom and intelligence. Working together we can make significant steps along this journey to greater well being and more satisfying relationships. Allow me to accompany, guide and support you along your way. I bring over 30 years of professional experience and training in addictions, couples work, LBGT issues and trauma recovery to our sessions. I offer humor, empathy, a highly engaged style and a deep respect for the courage, resources and depth of each person.
Sometimes life presents seemingly overwhelming challenges. Answers to these questions lie within us. I can help you find solutions drawn from your own innate wholeness, wisdom and intelligence. Working together we can make significant steps along this journey to greater well being and more satisfying relationships. Allow me to accompany, guide and support you along your way. I bring over 30 years of professional experience and training in addictions, couples work, LBGT issues and trauma recovery to our sessions. I offer humor, empathy, a highly engaged style and a deep respect for the courage, resources and depth of each person.
(831) 920-4423 View (831) 920-4423
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Jennifer Drewno
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Live Oak, CA 95953
It is an honor to guide you on your journey. My passion is to support my clients in becoming more self-aware and increase peace of mind, and overall well-being. I have been so privileged to hear the stories and witness the deep transformations of my clients. You deserve a space where you are seen, heard, and validated. My therapeutic style is warm, nonjudgmental, and friendly. I create a safe space for you to explore challenging issues/events and my clinical approaches – Gestalt, Cognitive Behavior, Solution-focused, and Mindfulness therapy will support our work together.
It is an honor to guide you on your journey. My passion is to support my clients in becoming more self-aware and increase peace of mind, and overall well-being. I have been so privileged to hear the stories and witness the deep transformations of my clients. You deserve a space where you are seen, heard, and validated. My therapeutic style is warm, nonjudgmental, and friendly. I create a safe space for you to explore challenging issues/events and my clinical approaches – Gestalt, Cognitive Behavior, Solution-focused, and Mindfulness therapy will support our work together.
(661) 443-5407 View (661) 443-5407

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Cassandra M Mintzas
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Yuba City, CA 95991
Providing therapy to diverse groups of people is what fills my cup...I would like to take this time to share a bit about what my training, experience, and knowledge is around providing effective therapy. I have had the privilege in working with children and adults in coping and managing trauma symptoms. Many of us are suffering in silence and truly just need a safe place to process and not feeling judged. I utilize an eclectic therapeutic modalities as many humans are diverse and respond differently, i.e. CBT, DBT, TFCBT informed skills. This journey is about you and your healing to take back your power to live your best life!
Providing therapy to diverse groups of people is what fills my cup...I would like to take this time to share a bit about what my training, experience, and knowledge is around providing effective therapy. I have had the privilege in working with children and adults in coping and managing trauma symptoms. Many of us are suffering in silence and truly just need a safe place to process and not feeling judged. I utilize an eclectic therapeutic modalities as many humans are diverse and respond differently, i.e. CBT, DBT, TFCBT informed skills. This journey is about you and your healing to take back your power to live your best life!
(530) 588-9743 View (530) 588-9743
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Keesha Clark
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Yuba City, CA 95991
Hello! My name is Keesha Clark, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker based in California. I am eager to work with clients overwhelmed with emotional distress as they navigate conflicts in relationships, career, finances, pregnancy and parenting. My approach is trauma-informed and includes a combination of cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, acceptance, compassion and emotionally focused and somatic therapeutic interventions to help you achieve your goals. I typically work with clients managing anxiety and depression and perinatal/postpartum mood disorders.
Hello! My name is Keesha Clark, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker based in California. I am eager to work with clients overwhelmed with emotional distress as they navigate conflicts in relationships, career, finances, pregnancy and parenting. My approach is trauma-informed and includes a combination of cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, acceptance, compassion and emotionally focused and somatic therapeutic interventions to help you achieve your goals. I typically work with clients managing anxiety and depression and perinatal/postpartum mood disorders.
(530) 420-1850 View (530) 420-1850
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Margarita Daniels
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Yuba City, CA 95991
My name is Margarita "Maggie" Daniels and I am a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist (LMFT) based in Los Angeles, California, and working with clients statewide via telehealth. I work with children, adolescents, and adults and specialize in anxiety, stress, depression, and PTSD using an Eclectic mix of modalities in Therapy to help my clients make progress and start feeling better. My communication style is calm, accommodating, and personable. I want my clients to feel comfortable talking with me about anything, and I pride myself on my ability to listen without judgment.
My name is Margarita "Maggie" Daniels and I am a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist (LMFT) based in Los Angeles, California, and working with clients statewide via telehealth. I work with children, adolescents, and adults and specialize in anxiety, stress, depression, and PTSD using an Eclectic mix of modalities in Therapy to help my clients make progress and start feeling better. My communication style is calm, accommodating, and personable. I want my clients to feel comfortable talking with me about anything, and I pride myself on my ability to listen without judgment.
(530) 489-5854 View (530) 489-5854
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Patricia J Stahl
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA, MS
Verified
Yuba City, CA 95993
I was a vocational counselor for many years helping injured workers return to work. I worked as a therapist for twenty years for a psychiatrist, social agency and now in private practice. I specialize in trauma work with adults, children and enjoy working with families to help them become happier and more functional. Individual and couples therapy is particularly rewarding especially when positive change is desired. I can help you formulate and actualize changes in thoughts, feelings and behaviors for more satisfying relationships. I enjoy helping people access their own inner strength and resources to face whatever challenges life presents.
I was a vocational counselor for many years helping injured workers return to work. I worked as a therapist for twenty years for a psychiatrist, social agency and now in private practice. I specialize in trauma work with adults, children and enjoy working with families to help them become happier and more functional. Individual and couples therapy is particularly rewarding especially when positive change is desired. I can help you formulate and actualize changes in thoughts, feelings and behaviors for more satisfying relationships. I enjoy helping people access their own inner strength and resources to face whatever challenges life presents.
(530) 628-6754 View (530) 628-6754
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Amata Albero
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Yuba City, CA 95991
Feeling weighed down by these turbulent times? Overwhelmed by uncertainty? Carrying the weight of a blurred past that traps you in shame and guilt? Blaming yourself is natural, but you're not alone. In crisis, powerful opportunities arise, and this is a time for transformative awakenings... Join me on a journey of self-discovery and healing, where the shadows of past and future are illuminated, and your potential can truly flourish. Remember, you hold profound meaning and purpose—it truly matters.
Feeling weighed down by these turbulent times? Overwhelmed by uncertainty? Carrying the weight of a blurred past that traps you in shame and guilt? Blaming yourself is natural, but you're not alone. In crisis, powerful opportunities arise, and this is a time for transformative awakenings... Join me on a journey of self-discovery and healing, where the shadows of past and future are illuminated, and your potential can truly flourish. Remember, you hold profound meaning and purpose—it truly matters.
(530) 444-8714 View (530) 444-8714
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Alison Pratt
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified
5 Endorsed
Yuba City, CA 95991
Do you wake thinking about your problems? Do fear & anxiety keep you from the life you want? I get it. I understand how life can feel dark & heavy sometimes. You don't have to live lost in anxiety, depression, emptiness, loneliness or fear. You don’t have to stay “stuck” in grief or trauma. My solution-focused approach to healing will give you the tools you need to renew your hope, confidence & joy. Whether struggling with a relationship, with emotional issues, trauma or depression- you can live a full & happy life. I believe you are unique & strong. I'm eager to work for your success, to empower you toward better, faster solutions.
Do you wake thinking about your problems? Do fear & anxiety keep you from the life you want? I get it. I understand how life can feel dark & heavy sometimes. You don't have to live lost in anxiety, depression, emptiness, loneliness or fear. You don’t have to stay “stuck” in grief or trauma. My solution-focused approach to healing will give you the tools you need to renew your hope, confidence & joy. Whether struggling with a relationship, with emotional issues, trauma or depression- you can live a full & happy life. I believe you are unique & strong. I'm eager to work for your success, to empower you toward better, faster solutions.
(530) 464-1626 View (530) 464-1626
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Meg Riney
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, MA
Verified
3 Endorsed
Yuba City, CA 95991
Asking for support for yourself or your child is a courageous step. Without warning you may find yourself dealing with loss of a relationship, changing schools or jobs, or just feeling like life has lost its spark. Perhaps parenting, which used to be so easy, does not seem to be working. Or carrying so much anxiety & stress, day-in & day-out has become too heavy. Life has turned upside down, magnifying everything to the point that it's just overwhelming. I get it, & I can help you pave a path to reclaim your well-being. Together, we can develop the skills needed to motivate you or your child & enhance your individual strengths.
Asking for support for yourself or your child is a courageous step. Without warning you may find yourself dealing with loss of a relationship, changing schools or jobs, or just feeling like life has lost its spark. Perhaps parenting, which used to be so easy, does not seem to be working. Or carrying so much anxiety & stress, day-in & day-out has become too heavy. Life has turned upside down, magnifying everything to the point that it's just overwhelming. I get it, & I can help you pave a path to reclaim your well-being. Together, we can develop the skills needed to motivate you or your child & enhance your individual strengths.
(530) 296-6346 View (530) 296-6346
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Leena Badran
Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, APPC
Verified
5 Endorsed
Yuba City, CA 95991
You have done everything you were always told you were supposed to, so why do you feel so miserable? Why is it, despite any of your accomplishments, you still feel like a failure? You may not have even noticed your dissatisfaction because you've been so busy taking care of others. But lately you've begun to realize that somewhere amongst all your efforts and responsibilities, you've never really been happy, not deep down. What's worse, you feel as though no one understands your pain because all they see is someone who puts on a brave face. I know you're tired of taking care of everyone else, and I can help you!
You have done everything you were always told you were supposed to, so why do you feel so miserable? Why is it, despite any of your accomplishments, you still feel like a failure? You may not have even noticed your dissatisfaction because you've been so busy taking care of others. But lately you've begun to realize that somewhere amongst all your efforts and responsibilities, you've never really been happy, not deep down. What's worse, you feel as though no one understands your pain because all they see is someone who puts on a brave face. I know you're tired of taking care of everyone else, and I can help you!
(530) 464-1137 View (530) 464-1137
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Sierra Therese Sparks
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Yuba City, CA 95991
The best project you will ever work on is YOU (or your relationships). There is HOPE and everyone has a story. I am here to hear yours, your families, relationships or child's. I will coach you through the challenges you face with compassion and trust. I am a psychotherapist and the owner/director of Sierra Family Therapy Centers in Nevada County. I work with couples, individuals and troubled teens/children. My approach is strength-based, providing support and feedback to my clients in order to help gain insight towards improving your life.
The best project you will ever work on is YOU (or your relationships). There is HOPE and everyone has a story. I am here to hear yours, your families, relationships or child's. I will coach you through the challenges you face with compassion and trust. I am a psychotherapist and the owner/director of Sierra Family Therapy Centers in Nevada County. I work with couples, individuals and troubled teens/children. My approach is strength-based, providing support and feedback to my clients in order to help gain insight towards improving your life.
(530) 419-5818 View (530) 419-5818
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Danita C Ross
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Yuba City, CA 95991
Hi there, It’s no coincidence that you chose or landed on my page. In fact, I believe it was God’s plan for you to stop and review my profile. It takes tremendous inner strength and determination to reach out for support. As I believe everyone deserves to be seen, listened to, and validated, as they are addressing life’s challenges, it's imperative that you find the right therapist to work with as you walk through this life-changing process. I deeply value the therapeutic relationship between a client and therapist.
Hi there, It’s no coincidence that you chose or landed on my page. In fact, I believe it was God’s plan for you to stop and review my profile. It takes tremendous inner strength and determination to reach out for support. As I believe everyone deserves to be seen, listened to, and validated, as they are addressing life’s challenges, it's imperative that you find the right therapist to work with as you walk through this life-changing process. I deeply value the therapeutic relationship between a client and therapist.
(661) 765-8060 View (661) 765-8060
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Jane Frank Myers
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Gridley, CA 95948  (Online Only)
Life is difficult, and presents many challenges to us and our loved ones. Often it's helpful to talk with someone who has experience in helping others learn to cope successfully. I have worked in this field for more than 35 years, and have a wide range of experiences from which to draw. I feel very comfortable working with a wide range of issues. I help by offering understanding and empowerment to overcome obstacles and to improve emotional stability and self-esteem.
Life is difficult, and presents many challenges to us and our loved ones. Often it's helpful to talk with someone who has experience in helping others learn to cope successfully. I have worked in this field for more than 35 years, and have a wide range of experiences from which to draw. I feel very comfortable working with a wide range of issues. I help by offering understanding and empowerment to overcome obstacles and to improve emotional stability and self-esteem.
(530) 421-6821 View (530) 421-6821
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Nicole Vanneman
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Yuba City, CA 95993
Hi! I’m Nicole. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and I know how hard life can be to navigate sometimes. It can shake you up, break you down, and challenge you in ways you never thought it would. It can make you question who you are and where you are going. Seeking therapy can be daunting, but just know, you don’t have to travel this road alone. I love what I do and would consider it an honor to support you on your journey!
Hi! I’m Nicole. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and I know how hard life can be to navigate sometimes. It can shake you up, break you down, and challenge you in ways you never thought it would. It can make you question who you are and where you are going. Seeking therapy can be daunting, but just know, you don’t have to travel this road alone. I love what I do and would consider it an honor to support you on your journey!
(650) 582-2868 View (650) 582-2868
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Elizabeth Fossum
Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, APCC, MA
Verified
5 Endorsed
Yuba City, CA 95991
Maybe you've tried everything, but still feel depressed, anxious, or overwhelmed. Old behaviors continue, & are impacting your relationships & day-to-day life. You want to be free from your past, but don’t know how to let go or move on. Reaching out for help is the hardest first step. I am here to help. I know your struggle is real & I'll work with you to develop deeper understanding of what is keeping you from living the life you want. In our sessions, you can expect me to be relational; clients have described me as warm, funny, & nonjudgmental. We'll set goals in the first session to add direction to the therapeutic process.
Maybe you've tried everything, but still feel depressed, anxious, or overwhelmed. Old behaviors continue, & are impacting your relationships & day-to-day life. You want to be free from your past, but don’t know how to let go or move on. Reaching out for help is the hardest first step. I am here to help. I know your struggle is real & I'll work with you to develop deeper understanding of what is keeping you from living the life you want. In our sessions, you can expect me to be relational; clients have described me as warm, funny, & nonjudgmental. We'll set goals in the first session to add direction to the therapeutic process.
(530) 456-7369 View (530) 456-7369

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Number of Therapists in Live Oak, CA

< 10

Therapists in Live Oak, CA who prioritize treating:

86% Relationship Issues
86% Depression
86% Anxiety
86% Grief
71% Family Conflict
71% Self Esteem
57% Child

Average years in practice

34 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

60% MHN | Health Net
60% Anthem | Elevance
40% Aetna

How Therapists in Live Oak, CA see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

100% Female

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Live Oak?

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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.