Therapists in Merced, CA

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Kristy Verma (Doctoral Student)
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Merced, CA 95340  (Online Only)
My name is Kristy Verma, LPCC 13286, and I am a doctoral student working towards a Doctoral degree (Ed.D) in Educational Leadership. I have a goal to increase mental health services at our educational institutions and to better support students’ educational journeys. Furthermore, I have experience working with teens, adults, and elderly clients from various cultural and professional backgrounds. I am a highly motivated mental health professional who is genuinely passionate about helping others heal and improve their mental health. I approach goal setting from a collaborative perspective.
My name is Kristy Verma, LPCC 13286, and I am a doctoral student working towards a Doctoral degree (Ed.D) in Educational Leadership. I have a goal to increase mental health services at our educational institutions and to better support students’ educational journeys. Furthermore, I have experience working with teens, adults, and elderly clients from various cultural and professional backgrounds. I am a highly motivated mental health professional who is genuinely passionate about helping others heal and improve their mental health. I approach goal setting from a collaborative perspective.
(209) 332-4647 View (209) 332-4647
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Jessica Weisz
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Merced, CA 95340
During the therapy process, my goal is to aid clients in the discovery of their strengths, increase positive coping skills, build support systems, and develop a healthy lifestyle to set the foundation for life's success. My approach helps to identify negative thought patterns, learn and understand where they come from, and work to change them. I create a non-judgmental, warm, empathic environment, aiming to help you feel comfortable talking honestly about your life. Together we can design a plan for mind, body, and spirit to heal your past, create the future you want, and optimize your overall mental fitness.
During the therapy process, my goal is to aid clients in the discovery of their strengths, increase positive coping skills, build support systems, and develop a healthy lifestyle to set the foundation for life's success. My approach helps to identify negative thought patterns, learn and understand where they come from, and work to change them. I create a non-judgmental, warm, empathic environment, aiming to help you feel comfortable talking honestly about your life. Together we can design a plan for mind, body, and spirit to heal your past, create the future you want, and optimize your overall mental fitness.
(209) 638-7795 View (209) 638-7795
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Leticia Guillen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Merced, CA 95341  (Online Only)
My approach to every person is to be respectful of every person I meet. I listen with an open heart and truly value the dignity and worth of every individual that I meet with. I will do my best to help you better understand that your thoughts, feelings and behaviors are all connected. Most of the time, I find that we need to work backwards and see what the problem behaviors are, then identify those feelings affecting us and finally get to the thoughts and limiting beliefs that are the root cause of the disturbance. Overall, I am an empathic listener, I have great insight for patterns and I love helping people feel better.
My approach to every person is to be respectful of every person I meet. I listen with an open heart and truly value the dignity and worth of every individual that I meet with. I will do my best to help you better understand that your thoughts, feelings and behaviors are all connected. Most of the time, I find that we need to work backwards and see what the problem behaviors are, then identify those feelings affecting us and finally get to the thoughts and limiting beliefs that are the root cause of the disturbance. Overall, I am an empathic listener, I have great insight for patterns and I love helping people feel better.
(209) 316-6521 View (209) 316-6521
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Jacqueline Gordon
Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Merced, CA 95340  (Online Only)
Online Only-The best time to begin or restart your life's journey is NOW!. I provide comprehensive psychotherapy services. I utilize a culturally competent approach to assessment, and believe that psychotherapy requires the ability to understand culture, socioeconomic factors and ethnicity. My approach begins with establishing a therapist-client relationship by creating a safe, nurturing nonjudgmental environment to address your concerns and challenges. In addition, I understand addiction and the challenges that people face who struggle with substance use. I can assist you with determining if your substance use is problematic.
Online Only-The best time to begin or restart your life's journey is NOW!. I provide comprehensive psychotherapy services. I utilize a culturally competent approach to assessment, and believe that psychotherapy requires the ability to understand culture, socioeconomic factors and ethnicity. My approach begins with establishing a therapist-client relationship by creating a safe, nurturing nonjudgmental environment to address your concerns and challenges. In addition, I understand addiction and the challenges that people face who struggle with substance use. I can assist you with determining if your substance use is problematic.
(209) 500-4284 View (209) 500-4284
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Susan Buchan
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Merced, CA 95340  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Therapy is the journey back to yourself, short-term to clarify a course of action or longer, looking at patterns that have led to pain: overwhelm, isolation, poor boundaries, addiction, depression, loneliness, stress, and more. Our focus will be on who you are, what you need, and what you want to be in your life. Even when you feel disconnected from yourself, weighed down by problems and compromises, there is an essential and valuable you--to be expressed and to be lived. My goal is to help you to connect to, build, and express this person. My life's work is with people working to heal their relationship with themselves
Therapy is the journey back to yourself, short-term to clarify a course of action or longer, looking at patterns that have led to pain: overwhelm, isolation, poor boundaries, addiction, depression, loneliness, stress, and more. Our focus will be on who you are, what you need, and what you want to be in your life. Even when you feel disconnected from yourself, weighed down by problems and compromises, there is an essential and valuable you--to be expressed and to be lived. My goal is to help you to connect to, build, and express this person. My life's work is with people working to heal their relationship with themselves
(209) 290-1269 View (209) 290-1269
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Cynthia Thomas LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Merced, CA 95340
What would it look like if life had not happened the way it did? Trauma happens TO US and we get stuck in what was. Are you burdened by old wounds and feeling like the pain just wont go away? Trauma shows up in our everyday lives in the form of: Irritability/ feeling on edge, anger, depression, anxiety, difficulties maintaining relationships, parenting challenges, feeling numb or disconnected, work or school challenges. Are you ready to get to know the parts of yourself that keep you stuck? Are you ready to learn how to take care of yourself in a whole new way? Cynthia is ready to walk this path with you.
What would it look like if life had not happened the way it did? Trauma happens TO US and we get stuck in what was. Are you burdened by old wounds and feeling like the pain just wont go away? Trauma shows up in our everyday lives in the form of: Irritability/ feeling on edge, anger, depression, anxiety, difficulties maintaining relationships, parenting challenges, feeling numb or disconnected, work or school challenges. Are you ready to get to know the parts of yourself that keep you stuck? Are you ready to learn how to take care of yourself in a whole new way? Cynthia is ready to walk this path with you.
(209) 299-8269 View (209) 299-8269
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Veronica M Watson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Merced, CA 95340  (Online Only)
Have you been feeling stressed and overwhelmed? Are your worried thoughts keeping you up at night, and keep you from being present in your life? Anxiety affects many people at some point in life and therapy from a well trained therapist can help bring a new sense of calmness and peace.
Have you been feeling stressed and overwhelmed? Are your worried thoughts keeping you up at night, and keep you from being present in your life? Anxiety affects many people at some point in life and therapy from a well trained therapist can help bring a new sense of calmness and peace.
(209) 989-1354 View (209) 989-1354
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Christin Montoya
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Merced, CA 95340
Not accepting new clients
Hello! My name is Christin and I have been in the business of helping others for over 15 years. I have provided counseling in an outpatient setting and have significant experience working with individuals navigating life with anxiety, depression, and a history of trauma. I have worked primarily with adolescents, adults, and couples. I am passionate about providing an individualized, strength-based care, empowering individuals to lead their treatment and change their life. I enjoy what I do: planting seeds of hope and cultivating change.
Hello! My name is Christin and I have been in the business of helping others for over 15 years. I have provided counseling in an outpatient setting and have significant experience working with individuals navigating life with anxiety, depression, and a history of trauma. I have worked primarily with adolescents, adults, and couples. I am passionate about providing an individualized, strength-based care, empowering individuals to lead their treatment and change their life. I enjoy what I do: planting seeds of hope and cultivating change.
(209) 862-6503 View (209) 862-6503
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Justen Vernon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Merced, CA 95340  (Online Only)
I welcome everyone! I've worked extensively with active and former military, older adults, geeks, gamers, lgbtq+ and theater kids on a variety of issues My areas of focus include: ADHD, depression/anxiety, religious trauma, PTSD, chronic pain and end of life issues. We'll explore ways in which to manage and identify stress and how we hold it in the body, work on identifying values, and using them to move forward in life with purpose. Because when our head aligns with our heart, amazing things can happen! Right now I am only accepting California clients. Thank you!
I welcome everyone! I've worked extensively with active and former military, older adults, geeks, gamers, lgbtq+ and theater kids on a variety of issues My areas of focus include: ADHD, depression/anxiety, religious trauma, PTSD, chronic pain and end of life issues. We'll explore ways in which to manage and identify stress and how we hold it in the body, work on identifying values, and using them to move forward in life with purpose. Because when our head aligns with our heart, amazing things can happen! Right now I am only accepting California clients. Thank you!
(209) 806-7133 View (209) 806-7133
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Wildflowers of Serenity Counseling LLC
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Merced, CA 95341  (Online Only)
Hello, My name is Faviola. I have experience in working with crisis care, women, individuals, and families of all cultures in individual therapy and support groups. Faviola takes a cognitive behavioral therapy approach and has experienced in working with Trauma Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy modalities. Faviola is passionate about prenatal/postpartum mental health and helping new mothers.
Hello, My name is Faviola. I have experience in working with crisis care, women, individuals, and families of all cultures in individual therapy and support groups. Faviola takes a cognitive behavioral therapy approach and has experienced in working with Trauma Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy modalities. Faviola is passionate about prenatal/postpartum mental health and helping new mothers.
(209) 882-0734 View (209) 882-0734
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Mirella R Mendoza
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Merced, CA 95341  (Online Only)
Do you wonder why you make plans, have goals but often don't follow through? Or you stay in bed most of the day and feel unproductive? Maybe you feel unmotivated and neglect social events? Sometimes you feel anxious and start to panic at the thought of leaving the house or going to an event with a lot of people. Do you find yourself avoiding your friends calls or cutting off those who are important to you? Do you feel like you just can't move forward and think about your past too much? Do you want to live again? I'm glad you're finally taking that step to talk to someone about it. It is the most selfless thing you can do.
Do you wonder why you make plans, have goals but often don't follow through? Or you stay in bed most of the day and feel unproductive? Maybe you feel unmotivated and neglect social events? Sometimes you feel anxious and start to panic at the thought of leaving the house or going to an event with a lot of people. Do you find yourself avoiding your friends calls or cutting off those who are important to you? Do you feel like you just can't move forward and think about your past too much? Do you want to live again? I'm glad you're finally taking that step to talk to someone about it. It is the most selfless thing you can do.
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Anna Yang
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Merced, CA 95348  (Online Only)
We all go through ups and downs, and I want you to know you don't have to go through it alone. Let's work together to build on your strengths to bring peace and clarity to your life. Whether it's work, school, home, relationships, or life transitions, allow me to help you problem solve and be a support for you and your family. Come start your journey to being more mindful, letting go of negative thoughts, and challenging unhealthy notions. Are you ready for a better today?
We all go through ups and downs, and I want you to know you don't have to go through it alone. Let's work together to build on your strengths to bring peace and clarity to your life. Whether it's work, school, home, relationships, or life transitions, allow me to help you problem solve and be a support for you and your family. Come start your journey to being more mindful, letting go of negative thoughts, and challenging unhealthy notions. Are you ready for a better today?
(209) 440-0554 View (209) 440-0554
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Sharon Jones
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Merced, CA 95340
Welcome! My name is Sharon. I am a firm believer that the time you take to heal is the most crucial part of your life's journey. As a psychotherapist, I am dedicated to empowering individuals to embark on their path of healing and personal growth. My approach encourages focus, self-reflection, action, and growth. If you find yourself trapped in negative thought patterns, plagued by "what ifs" and "shoulds," I am here to provide the support you need. Together, we will navigate through these challenges and help you cultivate a fresh start in your life.
Welcome! My name is Sharon. I am a firm believer that the time you take to heal is the most crucial part of your life's journey. As a psychotherapist, I am dedicated to empowering individuals to embark on their path of healing and personal growth. My approach encourages focus, self-reflection, action, and growth. If you find yourself trapped in negative thought patterns, plagued by "what ifs" and "shoulds," I am here to provide the support you need. Together, we will navigate through these challenges and help you cultivate a fresh start in your life.
(562) 582-8475 View (562) 582-8475
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Jamie Flores
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Merced, CA 95341
Hello, my name is Jamie Flores and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and I look forward to working with you. It will be my pleasure to walk alongside your therapeutic journey of hope and discovery. My areas of practice vary - I work with all populations and with clients that are facing many varying challenges. However, the main focus of my clinical work consists of trauma recovery and trauma-informed care.
Hello, my name is Jamie Flores and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and I look forward to working with you. It will be my pleasure to walk alongside your therapeutic journey of hope and discovery. My areas of practice vary - I work with all populations and with clients that are facing many varying challenges. However, the main focus of my clinical work consists of trauma recovery and trauma-informed care.
(209) 780-0853 View (209) 780-0853
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Kimberly Ignacio
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Merced, CA 95348
Hi, my name is Kimberly Ignacio and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have been working professionally in the fields of mental health and social services for 10+ years. The work and personal experiences encountered have helped me to empathize with my clients in hopes to build understanding and point out alternative perspectives to be observed. I apply an integrative approach compromised of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Gestalt, Motivational Interviewing, and is Client Centered.
Hi, my name is Kimberly Ignacio and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have been working professionally in the fields of mental health and social services for 10+ years. The work and personal experiences encountered have helped me to empathize with my clients in hopes to build understanding and point out alternative perspectives to be observed. I apply an integrative approach compromised of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Gestalt, Motivational Interviewing, and is Client Centered.
(209) 299-4423 View (209) 299-4423
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Borina Nou Garcia
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Merced, CA 95341
Hello I am Borina and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who is passionate in supporting my clients through healing and growth so they can live their best life. I show interest in clients who are experiencing life challenges and career change. I am also a bilingual and culturally competent therapist. I have over 30 years of experience in working with individual and families going through crisis situations and adversities in their lives. I have specific experience in child and adult trauma.
Hello I am Borina and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who is passionate in supporting my clients through healing and growth so they can live their best life. I show interest in clients who are experiencing life challenges and career change. I am also a bilingual and culturally competent therapist. I have over 30 years of experience in working with individual and families going through crisis situations and adversities in their lives. I have specific experience in child and adult trauma.
(209) 370-0024 View (209) 370-0024
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Diane Jenkin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Merced, CA 95340
Diane Jenkin, MSW, LCSW is a therapist and certified health coach for the Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN) who is committed to helping clients achieve their best emotional and physical health. My goal is to assist individuals in developing healthy coping skills, support systems and lifestyles by identifying and working through issues that are negatively impacting their lives. I have been working professionally in the field of social work for over 25 years.
Diane Jenkin, MSW, LCSW is a therapist and certified health coach for the Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN) who is committed to helping clients achieve their best emotional and physical health. My goal is to assist individuals in developing healthy coping skills, support systems and lifestyles by identifying and working through issues that are negatively impacting their lives. I have been working professionally in the field of social work for over 25 years.
(559) 338-5433 View (559) 338-5433
Susan Baldasano LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Merced, CA 95340
Counseling can be a rewarding experience. I enjoy working with individuals, families, and children. I have been in private practice and with agencies for foster care and adoption. I love helping & watching people grow in their personal lives and in relationships. Marriages, divorce, blended families, intimacy, & parenting, past abuse issues are also areas of treatment. Pain disorders, grief, anxiety, and depression can have devastating affects on ones life. Getting help in all of these areas can greatly improve one's overall functioning. I believe contentment in life and knowing your life has purpose is of utmost importance.
Counseling can be a rewarding experience. I enjoy working with individuals, families, and children. I have been in private practice and with agencies for foster care and adoption. I love helping & watching people grow in their personal lives and in relationships. Marriages, divorce, blended families, intimacy, & parenting, past abuse issues are also areas of treatment. Pain disorders, grief, anxiety, and depression can have devastating affects on ones life. Getting help in all of these areas can greatly improve one's overall functioning. I believe contentment in life and knowing your life has purpose is of utmost importance.
(209) 248-6516 View (209) 248-6516
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Mica Cosby
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, APCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Merced, CA 95340  (Online Only)
Mica is a Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist & Registered Associate Professional Clinical Counselor with CCCSJ, and has previous experience and training as a spiritual counselor and teacher. Mica provides an integrative approach toward her clients as she believes each person is different in their approach to life and toward their own healing. Mica brings a “healing spirit” to all she does. She has extensive experience working with older adults and/or their caregivers, self-image and identity concerns amongst teens and young adults as well as life, career and loss transitions for all ages.
Mica is a Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist & Registered Associate Professional Clinical Counselor with CCCSJ, and has previous experience and training as a spiritual counselor and teacher. Mica provides an integrative approach toward her clients as she believes each person is different in their approach to life and toward their own healing. Mica brings a “healing spirit” to all she does. She has extensive experience working with older adults and/or their caregivers, self-image and identity concerns amongst teens and young adults as well as life, career and loss transitions for all ages.
(209) 219-2515 View (209) 219-2515
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LaKisha Johnson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Merced, CA 95348
LaKisha L. Johnson, PPSC, LCSW is a therapist, consultant, and advocate who believes in building bridges and breaking barriers. She has been providing mental health services for over 16 years. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from UC Berkeley, before continuing to study mental health at the University of Southern California and earning her clinical license. LaKisha specializes in providing effective interventions for Depression, Co-Parenting Conflict, and Trauma across the lifespan and is committed to helping people recover from emotional injury and discover their purpose.
LaKisha L. Johnson, PPSC, LCSW is a therapist, consultant, and advocate who believes in building bridges and breaking barriers. She has been providing mental health services for over 16 years. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from UC Berkeley, before continuing to study mental health at the University of Southern California and earning her clinical license. LaKisha specializes in providing effective interventions for Depression, Co-Parenting Conflict, and Trauma across the lifespan and is committed to helping people recover from emotional injury and discover their purpose.
(209) 372-3115 View (209) 372-3115

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Number of Therapists in Merced, CA

100+

Average cost per session

$140

Therapists in Merced, CA who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
87% Depression
78% Coping Skills
73% Self Esteem
70% Stress
63% Relationship Issues
59% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

87% Aetna
84% Optum
83% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Merced, CA see their clients

80% In Person and Online
20% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
15% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Merced?

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.