Therapists in Long Beach, CA

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Photo of Phillip Cleaver, Marriage & Family Therapist in Long Beach, CA
Phillip Cleaver
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Long Beach, CA 90803
It's my goal to create a safe, loving, and nonjudgmental place where you can openly and honestly talk about things you may not even talk to your friends about. The goals of my work are to assist you in resolving conflicts and becoming more self-aware. It is my belief that each of us has the inner resources we need to resolve our issues and together we will uncover solutions to fit your individual situation.
It's my goal to create a safe, loving, and nonjudgmental place where you can openly and honestly talk about things you may not even talk to your friends about. The goals of my work are to assist you in resolving conflicts and becoming more self-aware. It is my belief that each of us has the inner resources we need to resolve our issues and together we will uncover solutions to fit your individual situation.
(323) 703-5655 View (323) 703-5655
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Shain Miller
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Long Beach, CA 90803  (Online Only)
Are you a successful professional, yet find yourself craving personal satisfaction on a daily basis? Are you innovative, imaginative and resourceful, but can't use those gifts to get the life you dream of? Is stress causing you to panic, withdraw, or feel like a fraud? Over time, we all internalize messages we've received throughout our lives, and unconsciously organize our sense of self around that pain. If you find yourself remembering who you "used to be" and wondering "where did I go?", we can work to regain your sense of self while having satisfying personal and professional relationships.
Are you a successful professional, yet find yourself craving personal satisfaction on a daily basis? Are you innovative, imaginative and resourceful, but can't use those gifts to get the life you dream of? Is stress causing you to panic, withdraw, or feel like a fraud? Over time, we all internalize messages we've received throughout our lives, and unconsciously organize our sense of self around that pain. If you find yourself remembering who you "used to be" and wondering "where did I go?", we can work to regain your sense of self while having satisfying personal and professional relationships.
(310) 896-4054 View (310) 896-4054
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Dr. Alexia Kutzner
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, ATR-BC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Long Beach, CA 90804
You have taken the first and most important step. Sometimes our lives change drastically or we forget the meaning of it, leaving us lonely, scared and helpless. Have you experienced difficulty in your relationship? Are you becoming increasingly overwhelmed? Are you feeling imbalanced? I'm here to help you re-define and explore who you are and want to be. We create meaning and make sense of why and how certain patterns have and are occurring in your life and how to change them. I provide a positive and encouraging environment and believe that you have the power to change and grow.
You have taken the first and most important step. Sometimes our lives change drastically or we forget the meaning of it, leaving us lonely, scared and helpless. Have you experienced difficulty in your relationship? Are you becoming increasingly overwhelmed? Are you feeling imbalanced? I'm here to help you re-define and explore who you are and want to be. We create meaning and make sense of why and how certain patterns have and are occurring in your life and how to change them. I provide a positive and encouraging environment and believe that you have the power to change and grow.
(562) 285-6429 View (562) 285-6429
Photo of Dr. Alexandra Joy Scott, Psychologist in Long Beach, CA
Dr. Alexandra Joy Scott
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Long Beach, CA 90807
Not accepting new clients
Asking for help can be one of the hardest and most rewarding decisions you can make for yourself. Whether life's challenges have overwhelmed your coping skills or you are seeking greater self-awareness and growth, therapy is a great place to start.
Asking for help can be one of the hardest and most rewarding decisions you can make for yourself. Whether life's challenges have overwhelmed your coping skills or you are seeking greater self-awareness and growth, therapy is a great place to start.
(562) 286-5396 View (562) 286-5396
Photo of Heidi Roselle, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Long Beach, CA
Heidi Roselle
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC, PMH-C, EMDR
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Long Beach, CA 90814  (Online Only)
Perhaps you are feeling anxious, sad, or “stuck.” You may be struggling with a transition, such as becoming a new parent, starting a new job, coping with a loss, or adapting to life after a difficult medical diagnosis. Or, perhaps you find yourself overwhelmed by fear and negative feelings for no apparent reason at all. If any of this sounds familiar to you, residual, unprocessed feelings from the past may be holding you back from living the life you desire. At Onward Healing, we specialize in using online EMDR therapy to help you heal the wounds of your past, to enrich your experience of the present, and to clear a path onward.
Perhaps you are feeling anxious, sad, or “stuck.” You may be struggling with a transition, such as becoming a new parent, starting a new job, coping with a loss, or adapting to life after a difficult medical diagnosis. Or, perhaps you find yourself overwhelmed by fear and negative feelings for no apparent reason at all. If any of this sounds familiar to you, residual, unprocessed feelings from the past may be holding you back from living the life you desire. At Onward Healing, we specialize in using online EMDR therapy to help you heal the wounds of your past, to enrich your experience of the present, and to clear a path onward.
(562) 207-5147 View (562) 207-5147
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Renee Borrows
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, AMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Long Beach, CA 90803  (Online Only)
I am excited about the direction mental health is going. My goal is to reduce the stigma, especially among minority populations, because there is so much value in being able to take care of yourself mentally in order to become the healthiest version of yourself and cultivate healthy relationships. I want to help individuals who have experienced trauma, pain, psychological or emotional distress.
I am excited about the direction mental health is going. My goal is to reduce the stigma, especially among minority populations, because there is so much value in being able to take care of yourself mentally in order to become the healthiest version of yourself and cultivate healthy relationships. I want to help individuals who have experienced trauma, pain, psychological or emotional distress.
(562) 554-7042 View (562) 554-7042
Photo of Dana Hodgdon Ph. D., Psychologist in Long Beach, CA
Dana Hodgdon Ph. D.
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Long Beach, CA 90814
I believe we all have the capacity to grow and experience joy. Access to this capacity is usually closer than we think. Talking to someone who is trained to HEAR you can unblock what is holding you back. Call me and we can talk about finding the answers within yourself. For the last 20 years I have had experience in helping people overcome many forms of suffering. Call me and take your first step toward feeling better, attending to things that are meaningful to you, and feeling whole again.
I believe we all have the capacity to grow and experience joy. Access to this capacity is usually closer than we think. Talking to someone who is trained to HEAR you can unblock what is holding you back. Call me and we can talk about finding the answers within yourself. For the last 20 years I have had experience in helping people overcome many forms of suffering. Call me and take your first step toward feeling better, attending to things that are meaningful to you, and feeling whole again.
(562) 453-5492 View (562) 453-5492
Photo of Dr. Richard V. Morhaime, Psychologist in Long Beach, CA
Dr. Richard V. Morhaime
Psychologist, PsyD, A-CBT
Verified Verified
Long Beach, CA 90815  (Online Only)
I am a certified CBT therapist with over 20 years of experience as a licensed psychologist. If you're struggling with significant anxiety or painful sadness and are finding it hard to move forward with the things that are important to you, I can help. We'll work together to better understand your unique situation and develop a plan to enable you to cope more effectively with what you're going through. You'll learn tools to better manage your difficult emotions so that they're no longer getting in your way. I know how overwhelming severe anxiety can feel, and I’m here to serve as your guide for navigating through this rough terrain.
I am a certified CBT therapist with over 20 years of experience as a licensed psychologist. If you're struggling with significant anxiety or painful sadness and are finding it hard to move forward with the things that are important to you, I can help. We'll work together to better understand your unique situation and develop a plan to enable you to cope more effectively with what you're going through. You'll learn tools to better manage your difficult emotions so that they're no longer getting in your way. I know how overwhelming severe anxiety can feel, and I’m here to serve as your guide for navigating through this rough terrain.
(562) 375-4491 View (562) 375-4491
Photo of Efren Lopez, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Long Beach, CA
Efren Lopez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Long Beach, CA 90805  (Online Only)
In a post-pandemic world, our sense of who we once were may have changed or may have been stalled, entirely. Having experienced such a trauma, may have unearthed old wounds that may show up today as anxiety, distrust, depression, challenges in relationships, careers and feelings of dread for the world. If you can identify with the above statements, know that you're not alone. Your journey begins here, with compassionate support and guidance from myself, to help discover your true self and help heal old wounds. My goal is to help build a meaningful connection with yourself and help you live a meaningful life.
In a post-pandemic world, our sense of who we once were may have changed or may have been stalled, entirely. Having experienced such a trauma, may have unearthed old wounds that may show up today as anxiety, distrust, depression, challenges in relationships, careers and feelings of dread for the world. If you can identify with the above statements, know that you're not alone. Your journey begins here, with compassionate support and guidance from myself, to help discover your true self and help heal old wounds. My goal is to help build a meaningful connection with yourself and help you live a meaningful life.
(657) 837-2369 View (657) 837-2369
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Rewire & Renew Psychotherapy Services
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Long Beach, CA 90802  (Online Only)
Are you finding yourself struggling with anxiety, irritability or overwhelming stress? You may be noticing that it is difficult for you to move forward following a distressing life experience and overwhelming emotions are keeping you from functioning at your highest potential. Sometimes past experiences, such as bullying or childhood abuse, can linger in the background manifesting as performance anxiety, panic attacks, overwhelming anger or frustration.
Are you finding yourself struggling with anxiety, irritability or overwhelming stress? You may be noticing that it is difficult for you to move forward following a distressing life experience and overwhelming emotions are keeping you from functioning at your highest potential. Sometimes past experiences, such as bullying or childhood abuse, can linger in the background manifesting as performance anxiety, panic attacks, overwhelming anger or frustration.
(562) 850-1571 View (562) 850-1571
Photo of Alton Carswell, Marriage & Family Therapist in Long Beach, CA
Alton Carswell
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Long Beach, CA 90814  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) who has worked with various groups and clients. If you are looking for a therapist that will listen and acknowledge your unique perspective you don't have to look any further. I have 10 years of experience working with singles, couples, military, LGBTQ, people of color, undocumented immigrants from various countries and even inmates. In addition to my hours spent in working with varying communities, I have been highly involved as alumni from Antioch University in Los Angeles and as a current doctoral student in media psychology at Fielding Graduate University in Santa Barbara.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) who has worked with various groups and clients. If you are looking for a therapist that will listen and acknowledge your unique perspective you don't have to look any further. I have 10 years of experience working with singles, couples, military, LGBTQ, people of color, undocumented immigrants from various countries and even inmates. In addition to my hours spent in working with varying communities, I have been highly involved as alumni from Antioch University in Los Angeles and as a current doctoral student in media psychology at Fielding Graduate University in Santa Barbara.
(562) 454-1773 View (562) 454-1773
Photo of Krystal Faust, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate in Long Beach, CA
Krystal Faust
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, ASAT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Long Beach, CA 90803  (Online Only)
I have extensive experience treating depression, anxiety, gender, compulsive sexual and partner betrayal trauma challenges. As a Carnes and Minwalla trained, partner sensitive therapist, I can help those seeking healing from trauma and abuse. My interest is to help clients going through change, life transitions, and adjustment phases in life that we experience as we age, grow and evolve in our perceptions of ourselves, our gender and sexuality and relationships. I am able to provide knowledgeable and compassionate support to the LGBTQ+, kink and alternative lifestyle communities.
I have extensive experience treating depression, anxiety, gender, compulsive sexual and partner betrayal trauma challenges. As a Carnes and Minwalla trained, partner sensitive therapist, I can help those seeking healing from trauma and abuse. My interest is to help clients going through change, life transitions, and adjustment phases in life that we experience as we age, grow and evolve in our perceptions of ourselves, our gender and sexuality and relationships. I am able to provide knowledgeable and compassionate support to the LGBTQ+, kink and alternative lifestyle communities.
(714) 475-7412 View (714) 475-7412
Photo of Brittney Green, Marriage & Family Therapist in Long Beach, CA
Brittney Green
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, EMDR, IFS
Verified Verified
Long Beach, CA 90814
Life can feel impossible to avoid struggling and we often don't feel we have the skills to cope successfully through. Unfortunately, sometimes we don't have all the resources we need for a given situation. Parts of us take on desperate roles trying to help us to survive. This might look like anxiety, depression, PTSD, addiction, and relationship/family issues. I aim to help you process unresolved issues and feelings and find solutions.
Life can feel impossible to avoid struggling and we often don't feel we have the skills to cope successfully through. Unfortunately, sometimes we don't have all the resources we need for a given situation. Parts of us take on desperate roles trying to help us to survive. This might look like anxiety, depression, PTSD, addiction, and relationship/family issues. I aim to help you process unresolved issues and feelings and find solutions.
(562) 222-5875 View (562) 222-5875
Photo of Abigail D. Ortega - Love Listen And Play, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Long Beach, CA
Abigail D. Ortega - Love Listen And Play
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Long Beach, CA 90815
Are you struggling to get out of bed in the morning? Are you finding it harder and harder to get through the day? You are not alone. Depression and anxiety affects an estimated 792 million people across the globe. Depression can come in many forms but it is treatable. Remission is possible with the right tools and support. We can work together to build the skills necessary not only to survive, but to thrive in a healthier & happier version of you! With over 10 years of professional experience, I specialize in the treatment of depression and anxiety using evidence-based practices.
Are you struggling to get out of bed in the morning? Are you finding it harder and harder to get through the day? You are not alone. Depression and anxiety affects an estimated 792 million people across the globe. Depression can come in many forms but it is treatable. Remission is possible with the right tools and support. We can work together to build the skills necessary not only to survive, but to thrive in a healthier & happier version of you! With over 10 years of professional experience, I specialize in the treatment of depression and anxiety using evidence-based practices.
(562) 457-6825 View (562) 457-6825
Photo of Stephanie Bornstein, Marriage & Family Therapist in Long Beach, CA
Stephanie Bornstein
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Long Beach, CA 90808
Are you unhappy with the way things in your life have been going? Do you experience emotions that cause you to feel out of control? This can be very frustrating and overwhelming. Unfortunately, many people have not been taught how to regulate intense emotions, and it can be difficult navigating life when we don’t feel like we are in the driver’s seat. What would it be like to learn new skills and perspectives that could lead you to achieve the life you have always imagined? As a therapist, I have worked with many individuals struggling with acceptance, managing intense emotions, intrusive thoughts, and interpersonal communication.
Are you unhappy with the way things in your life have been going? Do you experience emotions that cause you to feel out of control? This can be very frustrating and overwhelming. Unfortunately, many people have not been taught how to regulate intense emotions, and it can be difficult navigating life when we don’t feel like we are in the driver’s seat. What would it be like to learn new skills and perspectives that could lead you to achieve the life you have always imagined? As a therapist, I have worked with many individuals struggling with acceptance, managing intense emotions, intrusive thoughts, and interpersonal communication.
(657) 837-2570 View (657) 837-2570
Photo of Terence Lau, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate in Long Beach, CA
Terence Lau
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
Long Beach, CA 90814
A warm welcome to my page. I recognize the courage you are showing by exploring options for support. I am interested in the journey that has taken you to this moment, and I will provide a nonjudgmental and collaborative space to explore your story, your feelings, and your hopes for the future. I believe that we are all vulnerable to finding ourselves "stuck" in patterns that don't serve us well. I also believe in every person's ability to lead a fulfilling life and to maintain relationships that are meaningful, safe, and rewarding.
A warm welcome to my page. I recognize the courage you are showing by exploring options for support. I am interested in the journey that has taken you to this moment, and I will provide a nonjudgmental and collaborative space to explore your story, your feelings, and your hopes for the future. I believe that we are all vulnerable to finding ourselves "stuck" in patterns that don't serve us well. I also believe in every person's ability to lead a fulfilling life and to maintain relationships that are meaningful, safe, and rewarding.
(562) 376-5183 View (562) 376-5183
Photo of Kendra McGivney, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Long Beach, CA
Kendra McGivney
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, REAT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Long Beach, CA 90807
People are always saying that you seem to be doing ok but they have no idea how much you struggle! Ever since the terrible thing happened you have been distracted, irritable, having nightmares, and you cry at pretty much anything. You are the friend who will always be there for others, but often feel like you are losing yourself in the process. You just want to laugh more, have good relationships, get your grades up or get better at your job. You have hope that you can feel better, but right now you feel stuck because you really don’t know how.
People are always saying that you seem to be doing ok but they have no idea how much you struggle! Ever since the terrible thing happened you have been distracted, irritable, having nightmares, and you cry at pretty much anything. You are the friend who will always be there for others, but often feel like you are losing yourself in the process. You just want to laugh more, have good relationships, get your grades up or get better at your job. You have hope that you can feel better, but right now you feel stuck because you really don’t know how.
(562) 456-0976 View (562) 456-0976
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Kayleigh Soto
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LPCC
Verified Verified
Long Beach, CA 90802  (Online Only)
We know asking for help is not an easy thing to do. We also know that finding a provider you trust to help you navigate mental health care can be a challenge. That's why we're here and we're doing things differently. As a patient at Bonmente, you enjoy comprehensive treatments customized specifically for your unique circumstances, convenient telemedicine appointments that allow you to see your provider from the comfort of home, an online patient portal that lets you communicate directly with your provider, and a highly trained support team that makes becoming a patient as simple as it should be.
We know asking for help is not an easy thing to do. We also know that finding a provider you trust to help you navigate mental health care can be a challenge. That's why we're here and we're doing things differently. As a patient at Bonmente, you enjoy comprehensive treatments customized specifically for your unique circumstances, convenient telemedicine appointments that allow you to see your provider from the comfort of home, an online patient portal that lets you communicate directly with your provider, and a highly trained support team that makes becoming a patient as simple as it should be.
(424) 370-2747 View (424) 370-2747
Chana Rochel Katz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Long Beach, CA 90807  (Online Only)
I help people who want to make long lasting, consistent, and meaningful changes. I am a trained Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and practice Psychotherapy with multiple adjunct therapies as a way to integrate mind and body with Somatic Experiencing (SE) and other Evidence Based Therapies (EMDR, Life Goals, Whole Health, Movement Therapy). I have over twenty years of experience and I provide a safe place to explore and eliminate difficult concerns. I like to use a simple and gentle approach that avoids re-traumatizing while working on understanding and discharging old traumas and stress.
I help people who want to make long lasting, consistent, and meaningful changes. I am a trained Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and practice Psychotherapy with multiple adjunct therapies as a way to integrate mind and body with Somatic Experiencing (SE) and other Evidence Based Therapies (EMDR, Life Goals, Whole Health, Movement Therapy). I have over twenty years of experience and I provide a safe place to explore and eliminate difficult concerns. I like to use a simple and gentle approach that avoids re-traumatizing while working on understanding and discharging old traumas and stress.
(562) 580-4159 View (562) 580-4159
Photo of Katie Kellogg, Marriage & Family Therapist in Long Beach, CA
Katie Kellogg
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Long Beach, CA 90803
Hello! I honor your first step in seeking the support and guidance you might be needing right now. With my years of experience working in mental health, I understand the anxiety that can arise from starting therapy for the first time, or meeting a possible new provider. A safe, validating, and empathetic therapeutic relationship is of utmost importance, and can give you the space you need to explore novel avenues of healing and growth. From my perspective, my role is to help you make new discoveries about yourself, develop greater mental flexibility, and explore valuable tools for handling whatever life throws your way.
Hello! I honor your first step in seeking the support and guidance you might be needing right now. With my years of experience working in mental health, I understand the anxiety that can arise from starting therapy for the first time, or meeting a possible new provider. A safe, validating, and empathetic therapeutic relationship is of utmost importance, and can give you the space you need to explore novel avenues of healing and growth. From my perspective, my role is to help you make new discoveries about yourself, develop greater mental flexibility, and explore valuable tools for handling whatever life throws your way.
(562) 337-3859 View (562) 337-3859

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Long Beach, CA

1,000+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Long Beach, CA who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
88% Depression
77% Self Esteem
71% Coping Skills
70% Relationship Issues
70% Trauma and PTSD
64% Stress

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

70% Aetna
70% Cigna and Evernorth
69% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Long Beach, CA see their clients

57% In Person and Online
43% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
19% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Long Beach?

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.