Therapists in Los Angeles, CA

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Photo of Laura Gillespie, Associate Clinical Social Worker in Los Angeles, CA
Laura Gillespie
Associate Clinical Social Worker, MSW, PhD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90065  (Online Only)
My typical client is no stranger to phrases like "over-thinking it" and "too smart for your own good." They are gifted thinkers and problem solvers beginning to understand that the problems they face aren't ones they can just think their way out of. I practice a form of psychoanalytic psychotherapy informed by my own warm, Midwestern sensibility. I believe in the power of this approach to foster deep transformation and lasting improvement, even when other forms of treatment have failed. I have experienced this power time and again, both personally and in my work with clients.
My typical client is no stranger to phrases like "over-thinking it" and "too smart for your own good." They are gifted thinkers and problem solvers beginning to understand that the problems they face aren't ones they can just think their way out of. I practice a form of psychoanalytic psychotherapy informed by my own warm, Midwestern sensibility. I believe in the power of this approach to foster deep transformation and lasting improvement, even when other forms of treatment have failed. I have experienced this power time and again, both personally and in my work with clients.
(323) 746-1128 View (323) 746-1128
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Dr. Cristen (Penn) DeSantis
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Being a human is hard! Managing relationships (familial, romantic, platonic, professional) with all kinds of different personalities, feeling comfortable and confident in our careers, finding healthy and lasting love, and feeling good about ourselves through it all can feel like an impossible task. We were never given a manual on how to do this! And while, as humans, we are incredibly resilient and have somehow found a way to get this far, some of the coping mechanisms we have developed throughout our lives may not be serving us anymore. I help clients gain insight into their thoughts & behaviors to help improve their outcomes.
Being a human is hard! Managing relationships (familial, romantic, platonic, professional) with all kinds of different personalities, feeling comfortable and confident in our careers, finding healthy and lasting love, and feeling good about ourselves through it all can feel like an impossible task. We were never given a manual on how to do this! And while, as humans, we are incredibly resilient and have somehow found a way to get this far, some of the coping mechanisms we have developed throughout our lives may not be serving us anymore. I help clients gain insight into their thoughts & behaviors to help improve their outcomes.
(310) 943-0979 View (310) 943-0979
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Keala Zane
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90071  (Online Only)
Hi everyone and welcome! My name is Keala Zane and I want to congratulate you for getting to this important step in your mental health journey. It takes a lot of courage to want to take care of yourself and if you deem us a good fit, I would genuinely be honored to come along that journey with you. Do you find yourself feeling stressed, anxious or depressed? Are you feeling tired, unmotivated, irritable or overwhelmed?
Hi everyone and welcome! My name is Keala Zane and I want to congratulate you for getting to this important step in your mental health journey. It takes a lot of courage to want to take care of yourself and if you deem us a good fit, I would genuinely be honored to come along that journey with you. Do you find yourself feeling stressed, anxious or depressed? Are you feeling tired, unmotivated, irritable or overwhelmed?
(562) 842-1532 View (562) 842-1532
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Amy-Lynn Gerber
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
5 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90026  (Online Only)
Others may look at you and see someone who has it all together, but inside you are experiencing personal struggles, anxiety, poor self-esteem, or deep sadness, and it's affecting your relationships and how you feel about yourself. Maybe you are already quite self-reflective and aware, but realize you need support to dig deeper and identify your blind spots and see new perspectives of your situation. You are craving more inspiration in life, healthier relationships, and are ready get a better understanding of who you truly are and what you want out of life and love. I can help you bring the unconscious to light.
Others may look at you and see someone who has it all together, but inside you are experiencing personal struggles, anxiety, poor self-esteem, or deep sadness, and it's affecting your relationships and how you feel about yourself. Maybe you are already quite self-reflective and aware, but realize you need support to dig deeper and identify your blind spots and see new perspectives of your situation. You are craving more inspiration in life, healthier relationships, and are ready get a better understanding of who you truly are and what you want out of life and love. I can help you bring the unconscious to light.
(213) 293-1468 View (213) 293-1468
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Brian Stachowiak
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90039
Thanks for checking out my profile. My approach to working with you in therapy would encompass all registers of your experience, including non-verbal communication, the body, and the mind. In my way of working, developing an understanding of where and how feelings are actually felt is as important as understanding cognitive distortions and negative thought patterns. I listen to every which way you communicate. Psychotherapy can be used in myriad ways, short or long-term. Often when distressing symptoms have abated, psychotherapy shifts to become something more deeply self-reflective and meaningful.
Thanks for checking out my profile. My approach to working with you in therapy would encompass all registers of your experience, including non-verbal communication, the body, and the mind. In my way of working, developing an understanding of where and how feelings are actually felt is as important as understanding cognitive distortions and negative thought patterns. I listen to every which way you communicate. Psychotherapy can be used in myriad ways, short or long-term. Often when distressing symptoms have abated, psychotherapy shifts to become something more deeply self-reflective and meaningful.
(323) 870-6388 View (323) 870-6388
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Dean Rody
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90036
My passion in life is to help people who are going through trauma, stress, anxiety, and depression find hope. I help clients, including adolescents, adults, and families, identify their own strengths from within so that they can discover a healthy perception of themselves, improve relationships, and find a sense of being complete and at peace. Choosing to seek therapy is a difficult but important decision. You deserve to have a safe, warm and caring environment in which to explore the concerns that are confronting you and rediscover your own center and sense of purpose.
My passion in life is to help people who are going through trauma, stress, anxiety, and depression find hope. I help clients, including adolescents, adults, and families, identify their own strengths from within so that they can discover a healthy perception of themselves, improve relationships, and find a sense of being complete and at peace. Choosing to seek therapy is a difficult but important decision. You deserve to have a safe, warm and caring environment in which to explore the concerns that are confronting you and rediscover your own center and sense of purpose.
(310) 340-0828 View (310) 340-0828
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Anjali Alimchandani
Psychologist, PhD, MPP
Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90034  (Online Only)
My work as a psychologist is rooted in a profound belief that by recognizing and honoring our complex, messy life stories with honesty and gentleness, we lay the foundation to heal the obstacles preventing us from building fulfilling, meaningful lives. Throughout life, we all create narratives about ourselves to help us survive. These narratives are shaped by myriad factors (individual life experiences, relationships, intergenerational legacies, and experiences of oppression/privilege, belonging/rejection, among others). Over time, our narratives and coping mechanisms fall short. We wonder, what went wrong?Why? What's wrong with me?
My work as a psychologist is rooted in a profound belief that by recognizing and honoring our complex, messy life stories with honesty and gentleness, we lay the foundation to heal the obstacles preventing us from building fulfilling, meaningful lives. Throughout life, we all create narratives about ourselves to help us survive. These narratives are shaped by myriad factors (individual life experiences, relationships, intergenerational legacies, and experiences of oppression/privilege, belonging/rejection, among others). Over time, our narratives and coping mechanisms fall short. We wonder, what went wrong?Why? What's wrong with me?
(310) 879-1637 View (310) 879-1637
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Mary Tarry White Emdr
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, EMDR
Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90007  (Online Only)
I have 24 years experience working with individuals and adults, as a Marriage and Family Therapist. I have EMDR certification through EMDRIA. My therapy style is warm, thoughtful, and respectful. I bring mindfulness based techniques, EMDR, and ego states interventions into my work with my clients, and I also utilize a strengths-based approach. We all have resilience and the ability to heal, we just sometimes need a little help finding it, and we all need someone with whom we can express ourselves fully. In discussing our challenges and treating our traumas, we can transform our lives.
I have 24 years experience working with individuals and adults, as a Marriage and Family Therapist. I have EMDR certification through EMDRIA. My therapy style is warm, thoughtful, and respectful. I bring mindfulness based techniques, EMDR, and ego states interventions into my work with my clients, and I also utilize a strengths-based approach. We all have resilience and the ability to heal, we just sometimes need a little help finding it, and we all need someone with whom we can express ourselves fully. In discussing our challenges and treating our traumas, we can transform our lives.
(323) 709-8538 View (323) 709-8538
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Dr. Douglas G. Sadownick
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90019
I come from the heart. I'm here to help you feel safe and secure. I am here to go on a journey with you to find your true self, to lift depression, to work with anxiety, and transform this time of crisis into stronger relationships and more heart-felt productivity. As a gay, Jewish man, I have an ear for all people struggling with difference and oppression. I can go deep with you into healing old trauma. Or I can help you coach you with day-to-day career and relationship challenges. If you need a therapy to jump-start new growth in the New Year, I am here for you on that quest of both self-discovery and seeing more palpable results.
I come from the heart. I'm here to help you feel safe and secure. I am here to go on a journey with you to find your true self, to lift depression, to work with anxiety, and transform this time of crisis into stronger relationships and more heart-felt productivity. As a gay, Jewish man, I have an ear for all people struggling with difference and oppression. I can go deep with you into healing old trauma. Or I can help you coach you with day-to-day career and relationship challenges. If you need a therapy to jump-start new growth in the New Year, I am here for you on that quest of both self-discovery and seeing more palpable results.
(323) 739-4971 View (323) 739-4971
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Jonathan Rocklin
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Career Counseling, Depression/Anxiety are primary specializations. I believe the client is his/her own best therapist and already possesses the necessary wisdom for healing to begin. I can facilitate this process by providing a safe, non-intrusive, supportive environment. I prefer to acknowledge, build and reinforce the client's strengths rather than focus on old negative beliefs. 25+ years experience.
Career Counseling, Depression/Anxiety are primary specializations. I believe the client is his/her own best therapist and already possesses the necessary wisdom for healing to begin. I can facilitate this process by providing a safe, non-intrusive, supportive environment. I prefer to acknowledge, build and reinforce the client's strengths rather than focus on old negative beliefs. 25+ years experience.
(424) 571-9839 View (424) 571-9839
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Ka Vang
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90034  (Online Only)
I am a bilingual (Hmong and English) licensed therapist. I have experience with individuals struggling with anxiety, trauma, depression, and relationship problems from various age groups, and multicultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. I am also trained in infant mental health, Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP- a trauma-informed relationship-based approach for parents and young children), and TF-CBT.
I am a bilingual (Hmong and English) licensed therapist. I have experience with individuals struggling with anxiety, trauma, depression, and relationship problems from various age groups, and multicultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. I am also trained in infant mental health, Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP- a trauma-informed relationship-based approach for parents and young children), and TF-CBT.
(424) 567-8517 View (424) 567-8517
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Dr. Kristine Kepp
PhD, MA, BA
Los Angeles, CA 90049
Whether you are looking for Individual, Couple, Family or Grioup Psychotherapy, today you are one step closer to a new you. The path of personal growth is exhilarating and empowering. Regardless of the modality I use, I am solution focused and my goal is to help you discover and uncover your highest potential. While we can’t change difficult situations in the past, we can work together to transform them into powerful assets for the present and future. By applying complementary psychotherapy approaches and teniques, I will help you unearth and extinguish longstanding behavioral patterns and negative perceptions. As the result of our work together you will experience a complete transformation of mind, body and spirit. you will be walking in a totally new direction.
Whether you are looking for Individual, Couple, Family or Grioup Psychotherapy, today you are one step closer to a new you. The path of personal growth is exhilarating and empowering. Regardless of the modality I use, I am solution focused and my goal is to help you discover and uncover your highest potential. While we can’t change difficult situations in the past, we can work together to transform them into powerful assets for the present and future. By applying complementary psychotherapy approaches and teniques, I will help you unearth and extinguish longstanding behavioral patterns and negative perceptions. As the result of our work together you will experience a complete transformation of mind, body and spirit. you will be walking in a totally new direction.
(424) 365-8434 View (424) 365-8434
Photo of Shanay Russell, Marriage & Family Therapist in Los Angeles, CA
Shanay Russell
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90071  (Online Only)
Do you feel like you're always overthinking? Unable to make effective decisions in life? Consistently wondering whether you are enough or have done enough? If so, you are not alone. If we were all more honest with ourselves, we could admit that once in a while, or every day we have some of these thoughts.
Do you feel like you're always overthinking? Unable to make effective decisions in life? Consistently wondering whether you are enough or have done enough? If so, you are not alone. If we were all more honest with ourselves, we could admit that once in a while, or every day we have some of these thoughts.
(562) 454-0332 View (562) 454-0332
Photo of Malea Woods, Marriage & Family Therapist in Los Angeles, CA
Malea Woods
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90026  (Online Only)
Hi! Are you looking for a queer, feminist therapist who can support you with body image and eating disorder issues? Would you like a place to feel supported throughout the week and actually look forward to therapy? If so, we could be a good fit! I believe that therapy should be a place where you can feel safe to unpack how you're truly feeling and feel like you have skills to help you move through difficult times. Seeking treatment for your eating disorder/body image issues is hard enough, so I strive to create a safe space to start the journey. My approach is LGBTQ+ affirming and rooted in Health at Every Size.
Hi! Are you looking for a queer, feminist therapist who can support you with body image and eating disorder issues? Would you like a place to feel supported throughout the week and actually look forward to therapy? If so, we could be a good fit! I believe that therapy should be a place where you can feel safe to unpack how you're truly feeling and feel like you have skills to help you move through difficult times. Seeking treatment for your eating disorder/body image issues is hard enough, so I strive to create a safe space to start the journey. My approach is LGBTQ+ affirming and rooted in Health at Every Size.
(818) 697-9692 View (818) 697-9692
Photo of Lisa Altemus, Marriage & Family Therapist in Los Angeles, CA
Lisa Altemus
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90025  (Online Only)
I strive to create a warm and accepting environment so you feel comfortable to communicate the challenges you face in your life. If you are having problems with depression, anxiety or relationships, we can work collaboratively to figure out how to help you. I have experience working with children and adults with mood dysregulation and addiction issues.
I strive to create a warm and accepting environment so you feel comfortable to communicate the challenges you face in your life. If you are having problems with depression, anxiety or relationships, we can work collaboratively to figure out how to help you. I have experience working with children and adults with mood dysregulation and addiction issues.
(424) 379-3779 View (424) 379-3779
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Jimmy Cabrera Jr
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90039
Nothing feels right. Your body, your relationships, your job--they all feel so heavy, so frustrating, and out of your control . You wake up stressed before you even get out of bed. Sometimes you respond with anger, sometimes panic, sometimes you simply withdraw. Maybe you've imagined the way things are supposed to be, and wonder what you're doing wrong, or maybe you feel like circumstances, or other people are blocking you from your ideal life. Or perhaps you are so stressed that you can't even imagine a better life because it seems so unrealistic. What's the point?
Nothing feels right. Your body, your relationships, your job--they all feel so heavy, so frustrating, and out of your control . You wake up stressed before you even get out of bed. Sometimes you respond with anger, sometimes panic, sometimes you simply withdraw. Maybe you've imagined the way things are supposed to be, and wonder what you're doing wrong, or maybe you feel like circumstances, or other people are blocking you from your ideal life. Or perhaps you are so stressed that you can't even imagine a better life because it seems so unrealistic. What's the point?
(213) 810-5056 View (213) 810-5056
Photo of Rebecca Tyrrell, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Los Angeles, CA
Rebecca Tyrrell
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC
Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90047
My name is Rebecca Tyrrell, and I'm a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) based in Fresno, California working with clients state-wide via telehealth. I work with adults struggling with depression, anxiety, mood disorders, and trauma using trauma-informed therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) to help better manage and regulate emotions as well as navigate the stressors of everyday life. I enjoy working with adults dealing with mood disorders, sexuality and gender, addiction, traumatic experiences, and other significant life changes.
My name is Rebecca Tyrrell, and I'm a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) based in Fresno, California working with clients state-wide via telehealth. I work with adults struggling with depression, anxiety, mood disorders, and trauma using trauma-informed therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) to help better manage and regulate emotions as well as navigate the stressors of everyday life. I enjoy working with adults dealing with mood disorders, sexuality and gender, addiction, traumatic experiences, and other significant life changes.
(213) 693-2432 View (213) 693-2432
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Mirjam Afeni Hatton
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90029  (Online Only)
Clients have described me as collaborative and compassionate within my strength-based multicultural approach to therapy. You may experience a disconnect from yourself and others that leaves you feeling isolated and limited within your options. Difficult life circumstances, including trauma or harsh self-criticism can lead to rejecting parts of yourself and collaboratively we can work on understanding and reclaiming your identity. Together we will build upon your strengths and recover a sense of hope. I’d be honored to accompany you on your journey to healing from various obstacles in your life.
Clients have described me as collaborative and compassionate within my strength-based multicultural approach to therapy. You may experience a disconnect from yourself and others that leaves you feeling isolated and limited within your options. Difficult life circumstances, including trauma or harsh self-criticism can lead to rejecting parts of yourself and collaboratively we can work on understanding and reclaiming your identity. Together we will build upon your strengths and recover a sense of hope. I’d be honored to accompany you on your journey to healing from various obstacles in your life.
(818) 666-2428 View (818) 666-2428
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Janet Roshanzamir
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Have you given up on life? Why do you feel that life is too difficult to handle? Are you having trouble communicating with your partner, spouse,parents, siblings, children, friend, boss or co-worker? Have you gone back to your addiction time after time vowing you wouldn't? What triggered you? How do cultural differences cause problems at home, in your relationships or workplace? How often do you find yourself blaming others for the troubles in your life? Let's talk. We can have face to face sessions in four different locations or Skype.
Have you given up on life? Why do you feel that life is too difficult to handle? Are you having trouble communicating with your partner, spouse,parents, siblings, children, friend, boss or co-worker? Have you gone back to your addiction time after time vowing you wouldn't? What triggered you? How do cultural differences cause problems at home, in your relationships or workplace? How often do you find yourself blaming others for the troubles in your life? Let's talk. We can have face to face sessions in four different locations or Skype.
(310) 707-1887 View (310) 707-1887
Photo of Morgan Rebane, Marriage & Family Therapist in Los Angeles, CA
Morgan Rebane
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
6 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90039  (Online Only)
I'm passionate about holding a non-judgmental environment in which clients are able to explore healing and growth as they reconnect with their values and strengths.
I'm passionate about holding a non-judgmental environment in which clients are able to explore healing and growth as they reconnect with their values and strengths.
(323) 641-4808 View (323) 641-4808

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Number of Therapists in Los Angeles, CA

3,000+

Average cost per session

$175

Therapists in Los Angeles, CA who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
88% Depression
75% Self Esteem
74% Relationship Issues
68% Trauma and PTSD
66% Coping Skills
63% Stress

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

73% Aetna
68% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
66% Optum

How Therapists in Los Angeles, CA see their clients

57% In Person and Online
43% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
21% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Los Angeles?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.