Therapists in Bel Air, Los Angeles, CA

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Caryn Greenhut
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Bel Air, Los Angeles, CA 90025
Is your way of thinking preventing a more satisfying life? Do you feel limited by symptoms of anxiety and/or depression? Do you sometimes wonder, "Where am I going?," "Who am I?," and "What is this all really about?" My job is to help you find answers to these questions and discover your unique meaning and purpose. I will provide a warm, safe, nurturing environment for you to explore the challenges getting in the way of a more balanced, mindful, and fulfilling life. By integrating my various trainings and experiences I will collaboratively construct an approach to best meet your needs and goals.
Is your way of thinking preventing a more satisfying life? Do you feel limited by symptoms of anxiety and/or depression? Do you sometimes wonder, "Where am I going?," "Who am I?," and "What is this all really about?" My job is to help you find answers to these questions and discover your unique meaning and purpose. I will provide a warm, safe, nurturing environment for you to explore the challenges getting in the way of a more balanced, mindful, and fulfilling life. By integrating my various trainings and experiences I will collaboratively construct an approach to best meet your needs and goals.
(310) 912-3461 View (310) 912-3461
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Eran Solomon
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, RDT
Verified
Bel Air, Los Angeles, CA 90025
Thank you for viewing my profile. If you feel anxious, sad or perhaps you struggle with one or more of your relationships, you are not alone. Together, we will work on gaining a better understanding of yourself, what motivates you to do the things you do, and explore the dynamics of your interpersonal relationships. In a direct, warm and gentle approach, I will help you explore your internal obstacles and together, we will work through them. Please feel free to reach out with any questions that you may have and/or to set up an initial consultation.
Thank you for viewing my profile. If you feel anxious, sad or perhaps you struggle with one or more of your relationships, you are not alone. Together, we will work on gaining a better understanding of yourself, what motivates you to do the things you do, and explore the dynamics of your interpersonal relationships. In a direct, warm and gentle approach, I will help you explore your internal obstacles and together, we will work through them. Please feel free to reach out with any questions that you may have and/or to set up an initial consultation.
(323) 736-5038 View (323) 736-5038
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Maggie Sennish
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, MS
Verified
Bel Air, Los Angeles, CA 90024
I am an experienced therapist with a compassionate, respectful approach to the growth of each person/family who enters psychotherapy. With over 20 years leading a full private practice of children, adolescents and adults, I have a deep understanding of developmental life stages, mood disorders, the effects of trauma, and the ways to psychological growth. I accompany each client in identifying painful issues and in creating a more generative life in an environment of curiosity, respect, and hope. In the interest of offering best care, I am committed to regular consultation and training with other professionals.
I am an experienced therapist with a compassionate, respectful approach to the growth of each person/family who enters psychotherapy. With over 20 years leading a full private practice of children, adolescents and adults, I have a deep understanding of developmental life stages, mood disorders, the effects of trauma, and the ways to psychological growth. I accompany each client in identifying painful issues and in creating a more generative life in an environment of curiosity, respect, and hope. In the interest of offering best care, I am committed to regular consultation and training with other professionals.
(310) 776-6425 View (310) 776-6425
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Shelley Pusich
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Bel Air, Los Angeles, CA 90049
I have been in practice for 34 years. I earned a B.A. from UCLA in Philosophy, and an M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University. I have extensive training in Hypnosis and am certified in EMDR since l994. I use these modalities for the problems and issues listed below. I am an artist, and work with artists of all kinds, helping to unblock creativity and help focus their work. I have taught psychology and philosophy classes at local colleges for many years and I also supervise interns in my private practice and at Antioch University Counseling Center.
I have been in practice for 34 years. I earned a B.A. from UCLA in Philosophy, and an M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University. I have extensive training in Hypnosis and am certified in EMDR since l994. I use these modalities for the problems and issues listed below. I am an artist, and work with artists of all kinds, helping to unblock creativity and help focus their work. I have taught psychology and philosophy classes at local colleges for many years and I also supervise interns in my private practice and at Antioch University Counseling Center.
(310) 895-9006 View (310) 895-9006
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Emily Lefkowitz
Psychologist, PhD
Bel Air, Los Angeles, CA 90024
Providing optimal care requires the capacity for humble self-reflection, the willingness to shift gears when needed, and the creativity to approach problems in unexpected ways. One of my primary goals as a therapist is to constantly question and re-evaluate my own perceptions, intuition, and clinical judgment. I specialize in treating adolescents and adults with eating disorders, relationship issues, depression, and anxiety disorders. Broadly trained in dialectical behavioral, cognitive, behavioral, and psychodynamic treatments models, as well as specific empirically supported interventions, I strive to address each individual's needs with the appropriate clinical approach.
Providing optimal care requires the capacity for humble self-reflection, the willingness to shift gears when needed, and the creativity to approach problems in unexpected ways. One of my primary goals as a therapist is to constantly question and re-evaluate my own perceptions, intuition, and clinical judgment. I specialize in treating adolescents and adults with eating disorders, relationship issues, depression, and anxiety disorders. Broadly trained in dialectical behavioral, cognitive, behavioral, and psychodynamic treatments models, as well as specific empirically supported interventions, I strive to address each individual's needs with the appropriate clinical approach.
(424) 294-8891 View (424) 294-8891
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iVibe Psychotherapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Bel Air, Los Angeles, CA 90025
Maria has a broad range of experience working in underserved communities primarily working with survivors of trauma, women addressing post partum depression and TAY ages 16-25 who are prodromal to serious mental illness. Maria has also worked in inpatient psychiatric hospitals and school settings with youth, families and adults.
Maria has a broad range of experience working in underserved communities primarily working with survivors of trauma, women addressing post partum depression and TAY ages 16-25 who are prodromal to serious mental illness. Maria has also worked in inpatient psychiatric hospitals and school settings with youth, families and adults.
(310) 928-9352 View (310) 928-9352
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Dr. Daisy Gómez
Psychological Associate, PsyD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Bel Air, Los Angeles, CA 90024
Are you feeling overwhelmed and don't know what steps to take to feel better about yourself and your relationships? Do you experience imposter syndrome? Do you find yourself feeling stuck in how to support your child in their challenges and mood changes? I believe that psychotherapy is a collaborative process. My hope is for clients to feel they can be their authentic selves while reflecting on their strengths and bringing awareness to their vulnerabilities and needs through a non-judgmental approach. I have extensive training in working with children, adolescents, adults, and first-generation clients.
Are you feeling overwhelmed and don't know what steps to take to feel better about yourself and your relationships? Do you experience imposter syndrome? Do you find yourself feeling stuck in how to support your child in their challenges and mood changes? I believe that psychotherapy is a collaborative process. My hope is for clients to feel they can be their authentic selves while reflecting on their strengths and bringing awareness to their vulnerabilities and needs through a non-judgmental approach. I have extensive training in working with children, adolescents, adults, and first-generation clients.
(424) 359-1318 View (424) 359-1318
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Lauren Curnyn
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Bel Air, Los Angeles, CA 90025
As a practitioner of CBT, Depth Psychology, Play Therapy, somatic therapy, mindfulness and much more it is my belief that our inner and outer lives need equal attention. My work is with children, adolescents and adults however, I have a great passion for working with children and believe that supporting their needs acts as preventative medicine for the world, providing them tools to become healthy adults. Additionally, I work to integrate physical health and nutrition into my therapy practice by connecting clients with practitioners that support client holistic well-being.
As a practitioner of CBT, Depth Psychology, Play Therapy, somatic therapy, mindfulness and much more it is my belief that our inner and outer lives need equal attention. My work is with children, adolescents and adults however, I have a great passion for working with children and believe that supporting their needs acts as preventative medicine for the world, providing them tools to become healthy adults. Additionally, I work to integrate physical health and nutrition into my therapy practice by connecting clients with practitioners that support client holistic well-being.
(310) 742-9465 View (310) 742-9465
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Liana Unger
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Bel Air, Los Angeles, CA 90049  (Online Only)
I am a therapist and Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW 76693) in California with a Masters in Social Work from The University of Southern California. I’ve helped people of all ages, genders, and orientations and strive to form relationships with my clients built on trust, collaboration, and respect.
I am a therapist and Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW 76693) in California with a Masters in Social Work from The University of Southern California. I’ve helped people of all ages, genders, and orientations and strive to form relationships with my clients built on trust, collaboration, and respect.
(310) 340-1287 View (310) 340-1287
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Pam Soffer
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, CMT
Verified
6 Endorsed
Bel Air, Los Angeles, CA 90049
Are you feeling a call to create change and connect more deeply with your self and others? Are you ready to be with your pain and accept the invitation to discover a more whole, liberated self? If so, I am here to guide and accompany on your journey back home to your self. In our work together, we will explore your inner life, identify and release limiting patterns and beliefs, and develop your mind-body connection by learning the language of your nervous system. From a more present embodied space, life's challenges can become opportunities for growth and transformation. Together we can plant the seeds for a new vision of your life.
Are you feeling a call to create change and connect more deeply with your self and others? Are you ready to be with your pain and accept the invitation to discover a more whole, liberated self? If so, I am here to guide and accompany on your journey back home to your self. In our work together, we will explore your inner life, identify and release limiting patterns and beliefs, and develop your mind-body connection by learning the language of your nervous system. From a more present embodied space, life's challenges can become opportunities for growth and transformation. Together we can plant the seeds for a new vision of your life.
(818) 654-4308 View (818) 654-4308
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Natalie Jacobs
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Bel Air, Los Angeles, CA 90049
There is great value in asking for help. It tells me you have the desire to live a more authentic life, to develop the skills to manage its ups and downs more effectively, and to deepen connection- within the self and with the world around you. If you find yourself feeling defeated, or caught in a cycle that is not serving you, I invite you to engage in this process with me. Together, we will work to untangle what has gotten in the way of living your best life so that you can begin to do so.
There is great value in asking for help. It tells me you have the desire to live a more authentic life, to develop the skills to manage its ups and downs more effectively, and to deepen connection- within the self and with the world around you. If you find yourself feeling defeated, or caught in a cycle that is not serving you, I invite you to engage in this process with me. Together, we will work to untangle what has gotten in the way of living your best life so that you can begin to do so.
(310) 620-1743 View (310) 620-1743
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Loretta Sun Nam
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Bel Air, Los Angeles, CA 90025
Childhood trauma, racism and microaggressions traumatize us and leave you feeling shame, embarrassment, anger and that you're not enough. You feel alone and in pain, and you deserve emotional peace by speaking to a professional who listens, provides safety, validating AND gently challenging your fears and negative thoughts of yourself. It is important that these false narratives do not define your self worth and perceptions of yourself, preventing YOU from identifying your own needs. I seek to work with children of immigrants, experiencing relationships issues NOW, due to childhood or recent trauma. Together, we process & heal.
Childhood trauma, racism and microaggressions traumatize us and leave you feeling shame, embarrassment, anger and that you're not enough. You feel alone and in pain, and you deserve emotional peace by speaking to a professional who listens, provides safety, validating AND gently challenging your fears and negative thoughts of yourself. It is important that these false narratives do not define your self worth and perceptions of yourself, preventing YOU from identifying your own needs. I seek to work with children of immigrants, experiencing relationships issues NOW, due to childhood or recent trauma. Together, we process & heal.
(408) 542-0328 View (408) 542-0328
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Jenna Romano Nieva
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LPCC
Verified
Bel Air, Los Angeles, CA 90024  (Online Only)
You're intimately familiar with the usual advice: "Don't sweat the small stuff!" "Take things as they come!" "Just think positive!" Do suggestions like these fill you with rage? I get it. You KNOW there are things you could do differently. You try to do everything right. You still end up feeling misunderstood, guilty, unfulfilled.
You're intimately familiar with the usual advice: "Don't sweat the small stuff!" "Take things as they come!" "Just think positive!" Do suggestions like these fill you with rage? I get it. You KNOW there are things you could do differently. You try to do everything right. You still end up feeling misunderstood, guilty, unfulfilled.
(424) 531-7685 View (424) 531-7685
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Dr. Shelby Solomon
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Bel Air, Los Angeles, CA 90024  (Online Only)
Dr. Shelby Solomon is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in the state of California. Dr. Solomon recognizes therapy is an uplifting, supportive, and sometimes challenging experience, and believes establishing trust, safety, and open communication is essential to the process. She utilizes a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) approach, which explores how thoughts, feelings, and behaviors often work in a cycle and can be difficult to break or re-shape, even when they are causing stress, anxiety, or sadness. Through techniques and exercises worked on in/out of sessions, many clients are able to strengthen their awareness and find relief.
Dr. Shelby Solomon is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in the state of California. Dr. Solomon recognizes therapy is an uplifting, supportive, and sometimes challenging experience, and believes establishing trust, safety, and open communication is essential to the process. She utilizes a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) approach, which explores how thoughts, feelings, and behaviors often work in a cycle and can be difficult to break or re-shape, even when they are causing stress, anxiety, or sadness. Through techniques and exercises worked on in/out of sessions, many clients are able to strengthen their awareness and find relief.
(424) 306-0988 View (424) 306-0988
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Jessica Oye-Trautloff
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Bel Air, Los Angeles, CA 90024  (Online Only)
My therapy style is both integrative and collaborative. I am passionate about working with individuals who are looking for both solutions and insight into their conflicts and struggles to help them achieve understanding and balance in their lives. I utilize psychoanalytic foundations of treatment with combined interventions from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) to help assist patients in understanding the patterns and conflicts that keep them from living a more balanced life.
My therapy style is both integrative and collaborative. I am passionate about working with individuals who are looking for both solutions and insight into their conflicts and struggles to help them achieve understanding and balance in their lives. I utilize psychoanalytic foundations of treatment with combined interventions from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) to help assist patients in understanding the patterns and conflicts that keep them from living a more balanced life.
(310) 564-0742 View (310) 564-0742
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Cheryl S Turner
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Bel Air, Los Angeles, CA 90024
People are my passion and I feel blessed to have found my calling. My background includes being a pastor's grandchild and having a military family, I have been a wife, and also a teacher. I am still a mother and a grandmother which all have led me to become a therapist. I began working in group homes, foster families, juvenile probation, private practice, schools, and the county jail. I have loved my jobs and feel blessed that, "I Get to go to work, I don't Have to go to work."
People are my passion and I feel blessed to have found my calling. My background includes being a pastor's grandchild and having a military family, I have been a wife, and also a teacher. I am still a mother and a grandmother which all have led me to become a therapist. I began working in group homes, foster families, juvenile probation, private practice, schools, and the county jail. I have loved my jobs and feel blessed that, "I Get to go to work, I don't Have to go to work."
(424) 544-5061 View (424) 544-5061
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Grow and Glow Child Therapy LA
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Bel Air, Los Angeles, CA 90025
Is your child or teen struggling with low self esteem, social anxiety, OCD? If so, you have come to the right therapist; I specialize in the issues listed above. I am a compassionate, enthusiastic, and skilled therapist who has both passion and years of experience working with children and teens. (ages 5-18). I believe that children need to learn the skills and tools to love, accept and trust themselves. This will provide them with a strong sense of self, and the mindset that they can achieve and be anything. Grow and Glow is the mantra I strive to emphasize for my clients.
Is your child or teen struggling with low self esteem, social anxiety, OCD? If so, you have come to the right therapist; I specialize in the issues listed above. I am a compassionate, enthusiastic, and skilled therapist who has both passion and years of experience working with children and teens. (ages 5-18). I believe that children need to learn the skills and tools to love, accept and trust themselves. This will provide them with a strong sense of self, and the mindset that they can achieve and be anything. Grow and Glow is the mantra I strive to emphasize for my clients.
(310) 455-8246 View (310) 455-8246
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Jasmine Love Leigh
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, APCC
Verified
Bel Air, Los Angeles, CA 90025
I am Jasmine Leigh, an AMFT and APCC. I graduated from Pepperdine University with my Master's Degree and Cal Poly Pomona with my Bachelor's Degree in psychology. I have had over four years of experience working with individuals with autism. I also have experience working with teens and young adults. Ultimately, I would love to help you and/or family members get the therapy you deserve. I am very passionate about therapy and try to use therapy techniques that are catered to your experiences and individuality. Please give me a text, email, or call to start our first session today.
I am Jasmine Leigh, an AMFT and APCC. I graduated from Pepperdine University with my Master's Degree and Cal Poly Pomona with my Bachelor's Degree in psychology. I have had over four years of experience working with individuals with autism. I also have experience working with teens and young adults. Ultimately, I would love to help you and/or family members get the therapy you deserve. I am very passionate about therapy and try to use therapy techniques that are catered to your experiences and individuality. Please give me a text, email, or call to start our first session today.
(424) 587-0673 View (424) 587-0673
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Sharma Bennett
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Bel Air, Los Angeles, CA 90024
My results oriented approach is derived from a commitment to each individual’s conscious process of development. Gaining deeper insight into yourself and what you what you want is the groundwork for manifesting your goals in career and relationships.
My results oriented approach is derived from a commitment to each individual’s conscious process of development. Gaining deeper insight into yourself and what you what you want is the groundwork for manifesting your goals in career and relationships.
(310) 906-4716 View (310) 906-4716
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Susan A Horvat
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified
Bel Air, Los Angeles, CA 90025  (Online Only)
It is both a great honor and a great responsibility to walk alongside someone as they navigate their life journey. Whether you are looking to manage stress, learn how to regulate intense and overwhelming emotions, change ineffective behaviors, heal trauma, or explore your sense of meaning and purpose in this life, I would be honored to support you in realizing your goals. I use an inclusive, collaborative, supportive and strengths-based approach and rely both on my clinical experience as well as evidence-based treatments to customize a treatment plan with you.
It is both a great honor and a great responsibility to walk alongside someone as they navigate their life journey. Whether you are looking to manage stress, learn how to regulate intense and overwhelming emotions, change ineffective behaviors, heal trauma, or explore your sense of meaning and purpose in this life, I would be honored to support you in realizing your goals. I use an inclusive, collaborative, supportive and strengths-based approach and rely both on my clinical experience as well as evidence-based treatments to customize a treatment plan with you.
(714) 408-7006 View (714) 408-7006

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Number of Therapists in Bel Air, Los Angeles, CA

2,000+

Average cost per session

$175

Therapists in Bel Air, Los Angeles, CA who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
88% Depression
72% Self Esteem
65% Trauma and PTSD
64% Relationship Issues
63% Coping Skills
61% Grief

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

65% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
64% Aetna
64% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Bel Air, Los Angeles, CA see their clients

52% In Person and Online
48% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
20% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Bel Air, 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.