Therapists in Murrieta, CA

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Bright Minds Assessment : educational testing
MA, PPS, LEP4322
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Murrieta, CA 92564
I am a Licensed Educational Psychologist specialising in the assessment and diagnosis of educational disabilities. I often conduct Independent Educational Evaluations when parents are looking for a second opinion following a school evaluation. I also conduct diagnostic evaluations for ADHD, Autism and Learning Disorders. I provide IEP coaching and help parents navigate the special education system. Gifted testing is also available. I am passionate about education and I want to work with you and your child to identify their unique strengths and challenges and develop a plan that the school can use to ensure your child's success.
I am a Licensed Educational Psychologist specialising in the assessment and diagnosis of educational disabilities. I often conduct Independent Educational Evaluations when parents are looking for a second opinion following a school evaluation. I also conduct diagnostic evaluations for ADHD, Autism and Learning Disorders. I provide IEP coaching and help parents navigate the special education system. Gifted testing is also available. I am passionate about education and I want to work with you and your child to identify their unique strengths and challenges and develop a plan that the school can use to ensure your child's success.
(951) 744-9473 View (951) 744-9473
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Georgia Roberts
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Murrieta, CA 92563  (Online Only)
As a dedicated mental health clinician, I bring a wealth of experience working with diverse populations, including individuals impacted by the child welfare system and those navigating childhood trauma. My practice embraces a person-centered, strengths-based approach, ensuring a nonjudgmental and supportive space for every client.
As a dedicated mental health clinician, I bring a wealth of experience working with diverse populations, including individuals impacted by the child welfare system and those navigating childhood trauma. My practice embraces a person-centered, strengths-based approach, ensuring a nonjudgmental and supportive space for every client.
(951) 499-1421 View (951) 499-1421
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Julianne Randles
Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Murrieta, CA 92563  (Online Only)
Children and adolescents often deal with emotional and behavioral challenges. They may struggle with anxiety, depression, or difficulties related to school and social interactions. These clients need a safe and understanding environment to express their feelings and resolve their issues. They aim to develop healthy coping mechanisms, improve self-esteem, and enhance emotional well-being. They seek to understand and manage their emotions better, aiming for a happier and more balanced life.
Children and adolescents often deal with emotional and behavioral challenges. They may struggle with anxiety, depression, or difficulties related to school and social interactions. These clients need a safe and understanding environment to express their feelings and resolve their issues. They aim to develop healthy coping mechanisms, improve self-esteem, and enhance emotional well-being. They seek to understand and manage their emotions better, aiming for a happier and more balanced life.
(951) 494-6563 View (951) 494-6563
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Michele Peterson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CDWF
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Murrieta, CA 92563
Not accepting new clients
Has life become overwhelming? Do you struggle with thoughts like, "I'm not good enough?" If you are experiencing any of this, you are not alone. Negative messages often get in the way of us living the life we desire. Understanding how to replace the negative, automatic thoughts with positive is one of the keys to daring greatly and achieving what we want out of life. If you desire a life where relationships are fulfilling and everyday living is filled with more joy please call me today so that we can get started on this journey. Call or email today.
Has life become overwhelming? Do you struggle with thoughts like, "I'm not good enough?" If you are experiencing any of this, you are not alone. Negative messages often get in the way of us living the life we desire. Understanding how to replace the negative, automatic thoughts with positive is one of the keys to daring greatly and achieving what we want out of life. If you desire a life where relationships are fulfilling and everyday living is filled with more joy please call me today so that we can get started on this journey. Call or email today.
(619) 314-7820 View (619) 314-7820
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Carolina Schubert
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
Murrieta, CA 92562
I am deeply passionate about being a therapist, and it brings me immense joy to help others. I specialize in helping individuals, couples and families navigate substance abuse, fostering resilience and transformation. Working through substance abuse can bring renewed hope and a deeper connection to yourself and your loved ones. My goal is to help you find that hope and healing. If you're ready to tackle these issues and seek transformation, please come see me!
I am deeply passionate about being a therapist, and it brings me immense joy to help others. I specialize in helping individuals, couples and families navigate substance abuse, fostering resilience and transformation. Working through substance abuse can bring renewed hope and a deeper connection to yourself and your loved ones. My goal is to help you find that hope and healing. If you're ready to tackle these issues and seek transformation, please come see me!
(951) 405-6547 View (951) 405-6547
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Sayo Matsuda
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Murrieta, CA 92563
Hello, I'm Sayo Matsuda, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in CA. I am going to see you via telehealth. My specialties are adolescents, adults with anxiety, depression, stress, behavioral problems, relational problems, and communication problems. I have worked with various populations in Los Angeles, CA. I learned a lot from my former clients in regard to their cultural beliefs and views of mental health. My clinical experience working with different populations, will help me to understand you better. I am active listener, honest and clear to explain when a client needing to understand something such as issues.
Hello, I'm Sayo Matsuda, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in CA. I am going to see you via telehealth. My specialties are adolescents, adults with anxiety, depression, stress, behavioral problems, relational problems, and communication problems. I have worked with various populations in Los Angeles, CA. I learned a lot from my former clients in regard to their cultural beliefs and views of mental health. My clinical experience working with different populations, will help me to understand you better. I am active listener, honest and clear to explain when a client needing to understand something such as issues.
(951) 337-4371 View (951) 337-4371
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Vicki Coffman
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Murrieta, CA 92563
I am a Christian therapist who specializes in healing relationships. I am certified in Equine Assisted Psychotherapy which has helped children and adults overcome the results of PTSD and abuse. I have over 25 years experience in law enforcement and a passion for police and military families. I created Encouragers Counseling & Training Centers, Inc. (501(c)(3) Non-Profit to offer affordable counseling options to many who do not have financial means for getting help. We have offices in Murrieta & Corona. I also have a Professional Practice named Encouragers Family Counseling who takes Kaiser, Medi-Cal and IEHP.
I am a Christian therapist who specializes in healing relationships. I am certified in Equine Assisted Psychotherapy which has helped children and adults overcome the results of PTSD and abuse. I have over 25 years experience in law enforcement and a passion for police and military families. I created Encouragers Counseling & Training Centers, Inc. (501(c)(3) Non-Profit to offer affordable counseling options to many who do not have financial means for getting help. We have offices in Murrieta & Corona. I also have a Professional Practice named Encouragers Family Counseling who takes Kaiser, Medi-Cal and IEHP.
(951) 384-2432 View (951) 384-2432
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Caitlin Skorupski
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
Murrieta, CA 92562  (Online Only)
Imagine the life challenges you are facing- trauma, depression, anxiety, PTSD, chronic illness and pain, etc. Knowing that you want help and to make a change is the first step, whether it is for you or a loved one. You're seeking compassion, understanding and strategies to navigate what is going on. That is where I step in. With my use of CBT, Solution Focused Therapy and EMDR I am here to help you in your journey. Providing telehealth therapy so that you can get support from the comfort of your own space. Accepting clients virtually from anywhere in California. I will be offering ADHD testing and evaluation reports (est Sept. 24).
Imagine the life challenges you are facing- trauma, depression, anxiety, PTSD, chronic illness and pain, etc. Knowing that you want help and to make a change is the first step, whether it is for you or a loved one. You're seeking compassion, understanding and strategies to navigate what is going on. That is where I step in. With my use of CBT, Solution Focused Therapy and EMDR I am here to help you in your journey. Providing telehealth therapy so that you can get support from the comfort of your own space. Accepting clients virtually from anywhere in California. I will be offering ADHD testing and evaluation reports (est Sept. 24).
(951) 749-6439 View (951) 749-6439
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Debra Kabrin
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Murrieta, CA 92563
Are you living the life that you like? Are you happy? I work with clients who have anxiety, depression, self-esteem, and relationship issues. My style is non-judgmental and warm. Let me help you to create the life you would like.
Are you living the life that you like? Are you happy? I work with clients who have anxiety, depression, self-esteem, and relationship issues. My style is non-judgmental and warm. Let me help you to create the life you would like.
(951) 644-5988 View (951) 644-5988
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Adam Christopher Markle
Marriage & Family Therapist, CA LMFT, 122790
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Murrieta, CA 92562
Welcome! I'm Adam Markle, a licensed MFT dedicated to supporting individuals on their journey towards mental and emotional well-being. I bring a compassionate and client-centered approach to therapy. I believe in creating a safe and non-judgmental space where you can explore your thoughts, feelings, and experiences openly. My therapeutic style is integrative, drawing from various modalities including cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), Brainspotting, and mindfulness techniques. I tailor my approach to meet your unique needs and preferences, empowering you to make meaningful change.
Welcome! I'm Adam Markle, a licensed MFT dedicated to supporting individuals on their journey towards mental and emotional well-being. I bring a compassionate and client-centered approach to therapy. I believe in creating a safe and non-judgmental space where you can explore your thoughts, feelings, and experiences openly. My therapeutic style is integrative, drawing from various modalities including cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), Brainspotting, and mindfulness techniques. I tailor my approach to meet your unique needs and preferences, empowering you to make meaningful change.
(619) 292-0757 View (619) 292-0757
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John E Rigoli
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Murrieta, CA 92562
I understand the apprehension in seeking therapy and counseling. I also understand the importance of obtaining therapy in a safe and non-judgmental environment. There are times when we all face a need to seek counsel and professional therapy with someone who is able to relate to your struggles. My clients are provided a safe and understanding environment; an environment where we are able to focus on "solutions". My experience includes working with children, teens and adolescents in the schools environment and in my private practice; teaching them positive coping skills to address anger management issues.
I understand the apprehension in seeking therapy and counseling. I also understand the importance of obtaining therapy in a safe and non-judgmental environment. There are times when we all face a need to seek counsel and professional therapy with someone who is able to relate to your struggles. My clients are provided a safe and understanding environment; an environment where we are able to focus on "solutions". My experience includes working with children, teens and adolescents in the schools environment and in my private practice; teaching them positive coping skills to address anger management issues.
(951) 251-0643 View (951) 251-0643
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Kristina Tidwell @ Grow Through Life Counseling
Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, APCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Murrieta, CA 92562
Hello! I build a safe, trusting therapeutic relationship with my clients to provide an environment for healing and personal growth. I can help with anxiety, depression, life changes, grief and loss, divorce, stress, peer relationships, self esteem, parenting and family struggles. I have worked with students from elementary, middle, and high school settings. I have had prior work experience in the school setting aid in the educational experience of students with physical, behavioral, and emotional learning disabilities.
Hello! I build a safe, trusting therapeutic relationship with my clients to provide an environment for healing and personal growth. I can help with anxiety, depression, life changes, grief and loss, divorce, stress, peer relationships, self esteem, parenting and family struggles. I have worked with students from elementary, middle, and high school settings. I have had prior work experience in the school setting aid in the educational experience of students with physical, behavioral, and emotional learning disabilities.
(951) 482-8321 View (951) 482-8321
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Evelyn Wright
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Murrieta, CA 92562  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
A graduate of the University of Southern California, I became involved in trauma and play therapy while at UCLA's Department of Pediatrics. Transitioning to private practice in 2003, I continue to work with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder as an EMDR Certified Therapist, I serve adults, children and adolescents with Anxiety Disorders, Depression, Eating Disorders, and ADD/ADHD, as well as individuals and families with grief and loss, stage of life/adjustment, behavioral, attachment, domestic violence and other abuse issues.
A graduate of the University of Southern California, I became involved in trauma and play therapy while at UCLA's Department of Pediatrics. Transitioning to private practice in 2003, I continue to work with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder as an EMDR Certified Therapist, I serve adults, children and adolescents with Anxiety Disorders, Depression, Eating Disorders, and ADD/ADHD, as well as individuals and families with grief and loss, stage of life/adjustment, behavioral, attachment, domestic violence and other abuse issues.
(424) 772-3579 View (424) 772-3579
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The Bridge Marriage & Family Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, PsyD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Murrieta, CA 92562
I am a United States Air Force veteran. I have a strong desire to help couples, families, and adult individuals find hope and healing as they work through anxiety, depression, illness related struggles, attachment issues, ADD/ADHD and challenges associated with military life. I am also interested in working with pastor's wives and other women in ministry who struggle with relationships, spiritual growth and finding balance.
I am a United States Air Force veteran. I have a strong desire to help couples, families, and adult individuals find hope and healing as they work through anxiety, depression, illness related struggles, attachment issues, ADD/ADHD and challenges associated with military life. I am also interested in working with pastor's wives and other women in ministry who struggle with relationships, spiritual growth and finding balance.
(714) 408-1252 View (714) 408-1252
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Dona Schaffer
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Murrieta, CA 92562  (Online Only)
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I provide a collaborative therapeutic approach integrating human-centered, solution-focused, and cognitive behavioral therapy to support clients as they face, explore, and cope with painful emotions, behavioral challenges, and stressors. I recognize the need for help navigating life and emotional challenges. I work with Octave Behavioral Health. At Octave, I am in-network with Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross, and Health Net / MHN commercial insurance plans. If you have coverage under one of these plans, please visit findoctave.com to schedule or email me and I can help get you started.
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I provide a collaborative therapeutic approach integrating human-centered, solution-focused, and cognitive behavioral therapy to support clients as they face, explore, and cope with painful emotions, behavioral challenges, and stressors. I recognize the need for help navigating life and emotional challenges. I work with Octave Behavioral Health. At Octave, I am in-network with Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross, and Health Net / MHN commercial insurance plans. If you have coverage under one of these plans, please visit findoctave.com to schedule or email me and I can help get you started.
(949) 577-6329 View (949) 577-6329
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Flourish Christian Counseling
Pre-Licensed Professional, Juliet, Wiseman, MA, NBCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Murrieta, CA 92562
Most of us find ourselves trying to get through life carrying trauma, anxiety, depression, grief, or heartbreak; believing that there will never be any relief, we must endure those heavy burdens as long as we live, and peace will never find us. My passion in life, as a therapist, is to create a safe space for my clients to empower them so that they may find their inner strength and find relief from their suffering. I have vast experience working with clients throughout the lifespan in a variety of struggles, including but not limited to, childhood trauma, emotional and physical abuse, and substance abuse.
Most of us find ourselves trying to get through life carrying trauma, anxiety, depression, grief, or heartbreak; believing that there will never be any relief, we must endure those heavy burdens as long as we live, and peace will never find us. My passion in life, as a therapist, is to create a safe space for my clients to empower them so that they may find their inner strength and find relief from their suffering. I have vast experience working with clients throughout the lifespan in a variety of struggles, including but not limited to, childhood trauma, emotional and physical abuse, and substance abuse.
(951) 724-4676 View (951) 724-4676
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Nazanin Hakimi Dawson
Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Murrieta, CA 92563  (Online Only)
Individuals often grapple with life transitions, trauma, or anxiety. They may feel overwhelmed by their circumstances, struggling to find stability and peace. These clients need a therapeutic space that offers safety, empathy, and understanding. Their goal is to heal from past wounds, develop effective coping strategies, and cultivate inner peace and resilience. They seek to enhance their emotional well-being, improve their relationships, and navigate life's challenges more quickly and confidently.
Individuals often grapple with life transitions, trauma, or anxiety. They may feel overwhelmed by their circumstances, struggling to find stability and peace. These clients need a therapeutic space that offers safety, empathy, and understanding. Their goal is to heal from past wounds, develop effective coping strategies, and cultivate inner peace and resilience. They seek to enhance their emotional well-being, improve their relationships, and navigate life's challenges more quickly and confidently.
(951) 720-0809 View (951) 720-0809
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Naxyeli Wheeler
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Murrieta, CA 92563  (Online Only)
Welcome, I look forward to meeting and working with you. Are you struggling with relationship issues, feeling nervous, stressed, overwhelmed, sad, empty, lonely, or feeling stuck? I praise you for having the courage to find support that will lead you to having a more fulfilling life. Taking the initiative to reach out is the first step into finding yourself and reducing your suffering. Life has unexpected ups and downs, reaching out for help is a strength, and the first step into enjoying more moments of happiness and finding yourself.
Welcome, I look forward to meeting and working with you. Are you struggling with relationship issues, feeling nervous, stressed, overwhelmed, sad, empty, lonely, or feeling stuck? I praise you for having the courage to find support that will lead you to having a more fulfilling life. Taking the initiative to reach out is the first step into finding yourself and reducing your suffering. Life has unexpected ups and downs, reaching out for help is a strength, and the first step into enjoying more moments of happiness and finding yourself.
(951) 474-0608 View (951) 474-0608
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Isela Baron
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Murrieta, CA 92563  (Online Only)
Welcome! I am so delighted to have you here, and I commend you for taking the first step towards enhancing your mental well-being. Allow me to introduce myself, I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) with over a decade of experience, I have dedicated my professional journey to providing compassionate care and support to young adults, adults, and couples seeking a path towards emotional wellness. I understand that life can present its challenges, and my mission is to be your trusted partner in navigating through them.
Welcome! I am so delighted to have you here, and I commend you for taking the first step towards enhancing your mental well-being. Allow me to introduce myself, I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) with over a decade of experience, I have dedicated my professional journey to providing compassionate care and support to young adults, adults, and couples seeking a path towards emotional wellness. I understand that life can present its challenges, and my mission is to be your trusted partner in navigating through them.
(951) 406-3822 View (951) 406-3822
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Madelyn Kunysz
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Murrieta, CA 92562  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Currently - no openings. I will reevaluate in November 2023. I have over 30 years of experience as a counselor. Relationships require compatibility, communication and commitment. I will help you determine practical goals for improving your fulfillment in your relationships and family. I teach assertion training,communication techniques, parenting and stress management. I believe the most effective treatment involves looking at the whole family system which can be part of the problem or the solution. If stress is taking hold of your life SUCCESSFUL, SIMPLE, HOLISTIC SOLUTIONS are available.
Currently - no openings. I will reevaluate in November 2023. I have over 30 years of experience as a counselor. Relationships require compatibility, communication and commitment. I will help you determine practical goals for improving your fulfillment in your relationships and family. I teach assertion training,communication techniques, parenting and stress management. I believe the most effective treatment involves looking at the whole family system which can be part of the problem or the solution. If stress is taking hold of your life SUCCESSFUL, SIMPLE, HOLISTIC SOLUTIONS are available.
(951) 572-2947 View (951) 572-2947
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Number of Therapists in Murrieta, CA

300+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Murrieta, CA who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
87% Depression
77% Relationship Issues
71% Self Esteem
69% Trauma and PTSD
69% Coping Skills
65% Stress

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

69% Aetna
69% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
64% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Murrieta, CA see their clients

72% In Person and Online
28% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
17% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Murrieta?

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

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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

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

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

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

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

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

What type of therapy is right for me?

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

How much does therapy cost?

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

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

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

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

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

Is online therapy a good option?

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

Are therapy sessions confidential?

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