Therapists in Long Beach, CA

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Photo of Diane Gaston, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Long Beach, CA
Diane Gaston
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Long Beach, CA 90803
Feeling anxious and overwhelmed? Afraid you are not measuring up at work or at home? Perhaps you have experienced past trauma and feel like it is holding you back from accomplishing what you wanted to in your life. You have tried to deal with these issues on your own with mixed or disappointing results. Maybe you have even been through therapy before. I can help. I specialize in EMDR therapy and Brainspotting that go deeper than traditional talk therapy to heal the roots of these issues. Want to get rid of depression or anxiety for good? Get off of psychiatric medication? Get your creativity and lust for life back? Read on!
Feeling anxious and overwhelmed? Afraid you are not measuring up at work or at home? Perhaps you have experienced past trauma and feel like it is holding you back from accomplishing what you wanted to in your life. You have tried to deal with these issues on your own with mixed or disappointing results. Maybe you have even been through therapy before. I can help. I specialize in EMDR therapy and Brainspotting that go deeper than traditional talk therapy to heal the roots of these issues. Want to get rid of depression or anxiety for good? Get off of psychiatric medication? Get your creativity and lust for life back? Read on!
(562) 375-4389 View (562) 375-4389
Photo of Jonathan Brady, Marriage & Family Therapist in Long Beach, CA
Jonathan Brady
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Long Beach, CA 90803
I traditionally work with stressed teens, men that have trouble identifying their emotional difficulties, women that feel under appreciated, LGBT persons, and couples struggling with intimacy issues. I have a contemplative and humanistic approach to therapy that stresses the inherent value and worth of every person. How we come to understand our sense of self worth can be elaborated with sociological, anthropological, and various academic lenses, but at the end of the day, your experience of your life is what I am interested in. To schedule directly: http://j.mp/Brady-cal
I traditionally work with stressed teens, men that have trouble identifying their emotional difficulties, women that feel under appreciated, LGBT persons, and couples struggling with intimacy issues. I have a contemplative and humanistic approach to therapy that stresses the inherent value and worth of every person. How we come to understand our sense of self worth can be elaborated with sociological, anthropological, and various academic lenses, but at the end of the day, your experience of your life is what I am interested in. To schedule directly: http://j.mp/Brady-cal
(323) 456-3010 View (323) 456-3010
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Luis Ceballos
Psychologist, LEP
Verified Verified
Long Beach, CA 90807
As a Licensed Educational Psychologist, I'm able to work with children, teenagers, and adults in different capacities. My focus is conducting psychological-educational evaluations and Independent Educational Evaluations (IEE) to provide parents, teachers, administrators, tutors, and students with an in-depth insight into the student's strengths and weaknesses in the areas of intelligence, processing, academics, and social-emotional/behavioral skills.
As a Licensed Educational Psychologist, I'm able to work with children, teenagers, and adults in different capacities. My focus is conducting psychological-educational evaluations and Independent Educational Evaluations (IEE) to provide parents, teachers, administrators, tutors, and students with an in-depth insight into the student's strengths and weaknesses in the areas of intelligence, processing, academics, and social-emotional/behavioral skills.
(562) 662-3961 View (562) 662-3961
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Carol Montgomery Brosnac
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Long Beach, CA 90803  (Online Only)
I am a Gender Affirming Psychotherapist. My private practice is 100% dedicated to serving the transgender & gender diverse communities in California. All sessions are via Zoom. Please email to inquire.
I am a Gender Affirming Psychotherapist. My private practice is 100% dedicated to serving the transgender & gender diverse communities in California. All sessions are via Zoom. Please email to inquire.
(559) 475-9559 View (559) 475-9559
Photo of Kelly Albrecht, Pre-Licensed Professional in Long Beach, CA
Kelly Albrecht
Pre-Licensed Professional, ASW
Verified Verified
Long Beach, CA 90814
Are you struggling to process depression, anxiety, relationship/family issues, and trauma? These emotional ruptures can cause major disruptions in our lives. The work to process these types of life events is multifaceted, and I can help you identify your feelings and potential relational patterns, build tolerance and acceptance around challenging ones, and set meaningful goals. In order to do so, I utilize various therapeutic approaches consisting of ACT, CBT, and Problem Solving Therapy and somatic interventions.
Are you struggling to process depression, anxiety, relationship/family issues, and trauma? These emotional ruptures can cause major disruptions in our lives. The work to process these types of life events is multifaceted, and I can help you identify your feelings and potential relational patterns, build tolerance and acceptance around challenging ones, and set meaningful goals. In order to do so, I utilize various therapeutic approaches consisting of ACT, CBT, and Problem Solving Therapy and somatic interventions.
(562) 554-7856 View (562) 554-7856
Photo of Vanessa L Longnecker, Marriage & Family Therapist in Long Beach, CA
Vanessa L Longnecker
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Long Beach, CA 90803
Not accepting new clients
Vanessa is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT 83781) with experience in working with children, adolescents, young adults, and families. She believes that there is no effective intervention without relationship. She creates a safe environment to address barriers, rediscover strengths, and grow in relationships, whether it be with oneself, friends, or families. Vanessa is passionate about helping people identify ways that trauma and attachment wounds impact current relationships. She is trained in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
Vanessa is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT 83781) with experience in working with children, adolescents, young adults, and families. She believes that there is no effective intervention without relationship. She creates a safe environment to address barriers, rediscover strengths, and grow in relationships, whether it be with oneself, friends, or families. Vanessa is passionate about helping people identify ways that trauma and attachment wounds impact current relationships. She is trained in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
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Natalie Silverman
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Long Beach, CA 90806
Hi! I’m Natalie, a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist (LMFT) based in California. I received my master's from Antioch University, Los Angeles and have been practicing for 7 years. My main focus is helping adults from the age ranges of 18-elder struggling with symptoms of anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship issues, life changes, and feeling stuck/grief become the best versions of themselves. I work with clients who may be struggling with anxiety, depression, or trauma related to their relationships, family or work. I enjoy working with adults in all age ranges.
Hi! I’m Natalie, a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist (LMFT) based in California. I received my master's from Antioch University, Los Angeles and have been practicing for 7 years. My main focus is helping adults from the age ranges of 18-elder struggling with symptoms of anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship issues, life changes, and feeling stuck/grief become the best versions of themselves. I work with clients who may be struggling with anxiety, depression, or trauma related to their relationships, family or work. I enjoy working with adults in all age ranges.
(562) 662-3819 View (562) 662-3819
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Leslie Dobson
Psychologist, MSc, MA, PsyD
Verified Verified
Long Beach, CA 90803
Life is filled with good times and bad, struggles and joy, ups and downs. I approach therapy with the goal to make life better. I have met incredible people in my life, and I have enjoyed hearing and helping people through their journeys. We are all human, and I think it's important to be very human in therapy. Even as a psychologist, I struggle at times too. Therapy is a wonderful place to learn how you impact the world, how the world impacts you, and to take the control back. After all, we can't change the things that happen around us, but we can change what we do about them.
Life is filled with good times and bad, struggles and joy, ups and downs. I approach therapy with the goal to make life better. I have met incredible people in my life, and I have enjoyed hearing and helping people through their journeys. We are all human, and I think it's important to be very human in therapy. Even as a psychologist, I struggle at times too. Therapy is a wonderful place to learn how you impact the world, how the world impacts you, and to take the control back. After all, we can't change the things that happen around us, but we can change what we do about them.
(562) 509-7933 View (562) 509-7933
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Bernard F Natelson
Psychologist, MBA, PsyD
Verified Verified
Long Beach, CA 90807  (Online Only)
I have been in private practice for 30 years. These years of practice have taught me to view peoples' concerns as problems in everyday life rather than "mental" deficiencies. Couples, for example, are not mentally disturbed but rather have problems in communicating with each other. What is often categorized as depression or anxiety is often the result of an interpersonal relationship at home or at work. However, it may also be the result of an irrational belief system. In the latter case, I would work with the client in identifying his/her core belief system as a means of changing it. .
I have been in private practice for 30 years. These years of practice have taught me to view peoples' concerns as problems in everyday life rather than "mental" deficiencies. Couples, for example, are not mentally disturbed but rather have problems in communicating with each other. What is often categorized as depression or anxiety is often the result of an interpersonal relationship at home or at work. However, it may also be the result of an irrational belief system. In the latter case, I would work with the client in identifying his/her core belief system as a means of changing it. .
(562) 287-5168 View (562) 287-5168
Photo of Dr. Tina Webb, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Long Beach, CA
Dr. Tina Webb
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Long Beach, CA 90815
Not accepting new clients
As humans, we are all dealing with something, especially during this time of Coronavirus, social injustice, economic uncertainty, grief and loss, and so many more difficulties. Life has a unique way of getting our attention. Whether good or bad, we all go through stressful times. Maybe, you have been finding yourself thinking a lot about the past…past trauma, past unresolved issues, past dreams deferred, past hurt, and you’ve been feeling anxious, depressed, lonely, hopeless, worried, guilty, overwhelmed, emotionally drained, or disconnected. Imagine no longer having to hold it in, or hide how you feel?
As humans, we are all dealing with something, especially during this time of Coronavirus, social injustice, economic uncertainty, grief and loss, and so many more difficulties. Life has a unique way of getting our attention. Whether good or bad, we all go through stressful times. Maybe, you have been finding yourself thinking a lot about the past…past trauma, past unresolved issues, past dreams deferred, past hurt, and you’ve been feeling anxious, depressed, lonely, hopeless, worried, guilty, overwhelmed, emotionally drained, or disconnected. Imagine no longer having to hold it in, or hide how you feel?
(562) 265-3884 View (562) 265-3884
Photo of Erica Kurowski, Marriage & Family Therapist in Long Beach, CA
Erica Kurowski
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Long Beach, CA 90808
I welcome clients of all ethnicities, sexual identities, religious/spiritual belief systems and socioeconomic status' who are struggling with something in their lives that is making it hard to engage in interpersonal and/or other relationships. This could include difficulty functioning in your romantic partnerships, occupational/educational duties, family systems, and, most importantly, your relationship with yourself. Whether you want to heal from something in the past, learn how to be fully present and confident in your life today, or set yourself up for success in the future, no goal is too small.
I welcome clients of all ethnicities, sexual identities, religious/spiritual belief systems and socioeconomic status' who are struggling with something in their lives that is making it hard to engage in interpersonal and/or other relationships. This could include difficulty functioning in your romantic partnerships, occupational/educational duties, family systems, and, most importantly, your relationship with yourself. Whether you want to heal from something in the past, learn how to be fully present and confident in your life today, or set yourself up for success in the future, no goal is too small.
(562) 548-8674 View (562) 548-8674
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The Sterling Institute for Autism
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Long Beach, CA 90803
We are a group practice, providing collaborative evidence-based treatment (therapy, medication management) and assessment for autistic children, teens, and adults. Early diagnosis and intervention are crucial for autistic youth. But they often experience a ‘services cliff’ in later childhood/adolescence, as formal supports drop off as life gets more complex! Social and academic pressures, life stressors and transitions, and other events can make it seem like symptoms flare up because the challenges of life are exceeding the coping or masking strategies that worked before. Our team is here to support you when life gets complicated!
We are a group practice, providing collaborative evidence-based treatment (therapy, medication management) and assessment for autistic children, teens, and adults. Early diagnosis and intervention are crucial for autistic youth. But they often experience a ‘services cliff’ in later childhood/adolescence, as formal supports drop off as life gets more complex! Social and academic pressures, life stressors and transitions, and other events can make it seem like symptoms flare up because the challenges of life are exceeding the coping or masking strategies that worked before. Our team is here to support you when life gets complicated!
(562) 207-5417 View (562) 207-5417
Photo of Kimberly Finney, Psychologist in Long Beach, CA
Kimberly Finney
Psychologist, PsyD, MS, ABPP
Verified Verified
Long Beach, CA 90808  (Online Only)
I work with individuals who are experiencing psychological stress that is negatively impacting their lives. We work as a team to improve your quality of life. I welcome individuals who are interested in self improvement and awareness. I also welcome therapist and other first responders who are facing burn-out. Life is about team work!
I work with individuals who are experiencing psychological stress that is negatively impacting their lives. We work as a team to improve your quality of life. I welcome individuals who are interested in self improvement and awareness. I also welcome therapist and other first responders who are facing burn-out. Life is about team work!
(424) 312-0542 View (424) 312-0542
Photo of Christine Toledo, Marriage & Family Therapist in Long Beach, CA
Christine Toledo
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Long Beach, CA 90803
Hi! As a parent, it can be heartbreaking seeing your child live through these difficult times or any other traumatic event and no longer seem like the person you once knew. They shut down or get angry without reason. They have difficulties sleeping or seem anxious. Especially during the COVID pandemic, they may be spending all day in their room. Even though you try your best to figure out what's going on and support your child, nothing seems to help. As a result, you and your child might feel lost and alone. Therapy can teach new skills to help your family through this difficult time and become even more resilient.
Hi! As a parent, it can be heartbreaking seeing your child live through these difficult times or any other traumatic event and no longer seem like the person you once knew. They shut down or get angry without reason. They have difficulties sleeping or seem anxious. Especially during the COVID pandemic, they may be spending all day in their room. Even though you try your best to figure out what's going on and support your child, nothing seems to help. As a result, you and your child might feel lost and alone. Therapy can teach new skills to help your family through this difficult time and become even more resilient.
(657) 337-3215 View (657) 337-3215
Charles E Bastedo
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Long Beach, CA 90804
I work with Codependency and ACA issues and their application to the client's personal relationships and mental state of mind. My goal is to improve your overall relationships at work and in your personal life. I work from a Christian frame of reference (Biola Univ./Thru the Bible Radio) emphasizing the need for God in your life as the source of strength, comfort and in understanding behavior and symptoms. I utilize 12 Step Work and embrace this method of recovery. Establishing your goals and outcomes is essential to making your time and money count for significant changes in life.
I work with Codependency and ACA issues and their application to the client's personal relationships and mental state of mind. My goal is to improve your overall relationships at work and in your personal life. I work from a Christian frame of reference (Biola Univ./Thru the Bible Radio) emphasizing the need for God in your life as the source of strength, comfort and in understanding behavior and symptoms. I utilize 12 Step Work and embrace this method of recovery. Establishing your goals and outcomes is essential to making your time and money count for significant changes in life.
(562) 354-8720 View (562) 354-8720
Photo of Janice Vargas, Marriage & Family Therapist in Long Beach, CA
Janice Vargas
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Long Beach, CA 90807
Most of the individuals and couples I work with are all experiencing some version of the same thing: unmet emotional and/or physical needs. Listen, not every couple goes through that wonderful honeymoon stage. Some couples love each other fiercely from the very beginning, but also fight each other with just as much fire. And those who did experience the magical honeymoon stage, can often finding themselves struggling to maintain it after life starts happening. Are you walking on eggshells? Having the same fight over and over again? Wondering if things will ever change?
Most of the individuals and couples I work with are all experiencing some version of the same thing: unmet emotional and/or physical needs. Listen, not every couple goes through that wonderful honeymoon stage. Some couples love each other fiercely from the very beginning, but also fight each other with just as much fire. And those who did experience the magical honeymoon stage, can often finding themselves struggling to maintain it after life starts happening. Are you walking on eggshells? Having the same fight over and over again? Wondering if things will ever change?
(310) 359-9470 View (310) 359-9470
Photo of Justin Harris Dupee, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Long Beach, CA
Justin Harris Dupee
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Long Beach, CA 90803  (Online Only)
My goal is to provide a laid back, welcoming, sex positive and judgement-free environment where you can feel comfortable to explore your thoughts, hopes, and concerns. I believe that therapy works best when the client/therapist relationship is built on a solid foundation of trust and is on an equal footing. I want you to feel heard, empowered and emboldened to face all of life's challenges. My favorite part about therapy is being able to help my clients identify their strengths and passions in life so that they can accomplish any goal.
My goal is to provide a laid back, welcoming, sex positive and judgement-free environment where you can feel comfortable to explore your thoughts, hopes, and concerns. I believe that therapy works best when the client/therapist relationship is built on a solid foundation of trust and is on an equal footing. I want you to feel heard, empowered and emboldened to face all of life's challenges. My favorite part about therapy is being able to help my clients identify their strengths and passions in life so that they can accomplish any goal.
(714) 278-4425 View (714) 278-4425
Photo of Monica de la Cruz Lopez Leal, Marriage & Family Therapist in Long Beach, CA
Monica de la Cruz Lopez Leal
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, TFCBT, Trauma
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Long Beach, CA 90802
Are/were you the first gen- immigrant cultural broker of your family? Have you experienced success in many aspects of your life and still feel there is a void? imposter syndrome? And/or finding it difficult connecting with your family or friends? Are you embracing your Señorx era with no guidance? Are you parenting children and are looking to break generational cycle/curses but feel lost as to how to parent in a way that is gentle and empowering? Are you and your partner arguing over the small things?
Are/were you the first gen- immigrant cultural broker of your family? Have you experienced success in many aspects of your life and still feel there is a void? imposter syndrome? And/or finding it difficult connecting with your family or friends? Are you embracing your Señorx era with no guidance? Are you parenting children and are looking to break generational cycle/curses but feel lost as to how to parent in a way that is gentle and empowering? Are you and your partner arguing over the small things?
(562) 262-5677 View (562) 262-5677
Photo of Ken Francis, Marriage & Family Therapist in Long Beach, CA
Ken Francis
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Long Beach, CA 90807  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
We are the sum of all of our relationships and experiences. Therapy helps to determine what aspects of our sum that we can consciously choose to influence a better whole in the here-and-now. Life is a constant state of transition. Those in recovery from substances, codependency, or trauma are in the midst of a whirlwind of change. By using evidence based Cognitive Behavioral Therapies, I help clients gain insight into present life struggles, past influences, and future direction. It all starts with a simple diagram, the Intimacy Gram. I also integrate community support, such as Adult Children of Alcoholics, into my practice.
We are the sum of all of our relationships and experiences. Therapy helps to determine what aspects of our sum that we can consciously choose to influence a better whole in the here-and-now. Life is a constant state of transition. Those in recovery from substances, codependency, or trauma are in the midst of a whirlwind of change. By using evidence based Cognitive Behavioral Therapies, I help clients gain insight into present life struggles, past influences, and future direction. It all starts with a simple diagram, the Intimacy Gram. I also integrate community support, such as Adult Children of Alcoholics, into my practice.
(424) 396-1016 View (424) 396-1016
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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

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
69% Cigna and Evernorth
69% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Long Beach, CA see their clients

58% In Person and Online
42% 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.