Therapists in Pasadena, CA

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Photo of Richard Rupp, Marriage & Family Therapist in Pasadena, CA
Richard Rupp
Marriage & Family Therapist, MDiv, MFT
Verified Verified
Pasadena, CA 91107  (Online Only)
For men wishing to put the love back into your marriage - therapy can help to get you there. Just stop waiting. Couples in conflict wait an average of six years before getting help. And we all know how men especially avoid asking for help. Come with your wife or come by yourself, but take a step forward. With thirty years of experience and the author of three books, I’m an expert in understanding how men and women can better relate, communicate and manage conflict. Start loving, laughing and talking again. Your next step is a phone call away. Call me to get started now.
For men wishing to put the love back into your marriage - therapy can help to get you there. Just stop waiting. Couples in conflict wait an average of six years before getting help. And we all know how men especially avoid asking for help. Come with your wife or come by yourself, but take a step forward. With thirty years of experience and the author of three books, I’m an expert in understanding how men and women can better relate, communicate and manage conflict. Start loving, laughing and talking again. Your next step is a phone call away. Call me to get started now.
(626) 684-3221 View (626) 684-3221
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Jose Luna
Associate Clinical Social Worker, ASW, EMDR
Verified Verified
Pasadena, CA 91101  (Online Only)
My therapeutic approach mainly focuses on helping my clients identify their strengths to help alleviate anxiety, depression, and trauma. I am a firm believer that our childhood experiences contribute to our beliefs, behavioral patterns, and selecting a romantic partner. Therapy is a process! To allow ourselves to be intimate and vulnerable with someone about our experiences and trauma can be daunting. As a therapist, it is my goal to help validate, create a safe environment and help understand aspects of lived experiences.
My therapeutic approach mainly focuses on helping my clients identify their strengths to help alleviate anxiety, depression, and trauma. I am a firm believer that our childhood experiences contribute to our beliefs, behavioral patterns, and selecting a romantic partner. Therapy is a process! To allow ourselves to be intimate and vulnerable with someone about our experiences and trauma can be daunting. As a therapist, it is my goal to help validate, create a safe environment and help understand aspects of lived experiences.
(626) 507-3877 View (626) 507-3877
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Feridey N. Carr
Psychologist, PhD, MS
Verified Verified
Pasadena, CA 91105  (Online Only)
My style of treatment is collaborative and goal-oriented. With a compassionate, supportive, and individualized approach, I will help you to help reduce your distress and symptoms and build your coping skills. As a Cognitive Behavioral therapist, I offer evidence-based treatments that are monitored and evaluated throughout the course of treatment. My primary focus and expertise applies cognitive-behavioral treatments to the following: Depression * Anxiety * Insomnia * Stress Management * Chronic headaches and migraines * Coping with chronic health and pain conditions * Smoking Cessation * Weight Management
My style of treatment is collaborative and goal-oriented. With a compassionate, supportive, and individualized approach, I will help you to help reduce your distress and symptoms and build your coping skills. As a Cognitive Behavioral therapist, I offer evidence-based treatments that are monitored and evaluated throughout the course of treatment. My primary focus and expertise applies cognitive-behavioral treatments to the following: Depression * Anxiety * Insomnia * Stress Management * Chronic headaches and migraines * Coping with chronic health and pain conditions * Smoking Cessation * Weight Management
(424) 347-6473 View (424) 347-6473
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Nicole Jabourian
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA
Verified Verified
Pasadena, CA 91101
Learning to navigate life’s obstacles while trying to fulfill daily responsibilities is definitely an exhausting challenge. As a caring, empathetic, compassionate clinician, I strive to empower clients to overcome challenges, identify inner strengths, and achieve their personal goals. I gravitate towards taking a more eclectic approach that combines various therapeutic modalities, allowing me to meet my clients where they are at and adjust treatment goals and interventions based on individual needs. I strongly believe in the importance of building a strong therapeutic relationship based on trust, empathy, and collaboration.
Learning to navigate life’s obstacles while trying to fulfill daily responsibilities is definitely an exhausting challenge. As a caring, empathetic, compassionate clinician, I strive to empower clients to overcome challenges, identify inner strengths, and achieve their personal goals. I gravitate towards taking a more eclectic approach that combines various therapeutic modalities, allowing me to meet my clients where they are at and adjust treatment goals and interventions based on individual needs. I strongly believe in the importance of building a strong therapeutic relationship based on trust, empathy, and collaboration.
(626) 873-8616 View (626) 873-8616
Photo of Kayla Tsongas, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Pasadena, CA
Kayla Tsongas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Pasadena, CA 91101
I invite my clients to be curious about their relationships, struggles, and dreams within a framework of creativity and emotional safety. I ensure our space is safe and inclusive for all people, honoring and encouraging your individuality. I recognize the relationship between client and therapist as a foundational component to psychotherapy. Growing and fostering this relationship is a process that I am immensely committed to, and that is marked by deep exploration, which can foster lasting positive change and build resilience. With this dedication to safety, relationship and trust, healing can begin.
I invite my clients to be curious about their relationships, struggles, and dreams within a framework of creativity and emotional safety. I ensure our space is safe and inclusive for all people, honoring and encouraging your individuality. I recognize the relationship between client and therapist as a foundational component to psychotherapy. Growing and fostering this relationship is a process that I am immensely committed to, and that is marked by deep exploration, which can foster lasting positive change and build resilience. With this dedication to safety, relationship and trust, healing can begin.
(213) 682-3085 View (213) 682-3085
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Anna Marie Rossi
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA
Verified Verified
Pasadena, CA 91101
Working with children and teens is my passion! My office is a safe place to explore ways to cope with the stress of school, friendship challenges, peer pressure, parent-teen conflict, and those really intense emotions that can be so overwhelming...sadness, anger, anxiety. During high school teens and their parents often face challenges with communication, trust, respect, and boundary setting...I am here to empower you and your teen to use tools to better understand and connect with each other.
Working with children and teens is my passion! My office is a safe place to explore ways to cope with the stress of school, friendship challenges, peer pressure, parent-teen conflict, and those really intense emotions that can be so overwhelming...sadness, anger, anxiety. During high school teens and their parents often face challenges with communication, trust, respect, and boundary setting...I am here to empower you and your teen to use tools to better understand and connect with each other.
(626) 701-8776 View (626) 701-8776
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Scott Whelan
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, MT-BC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pasadena, CA 91101
It is in our nature to live our lives through stories. Often our stories can become overshadowed by the effects of problems in our lives. Trauma, anxiety, depression and difficult life transitions may have taken you away from what you value most, leaving you feeling overwhelmed, stuck or disconnected. My goal is to honor all parts of your story, providing a compassionate space for you to heal and re-claim your own agency in your life.
It is in our nature to live our lives through stories. Often our stories can become overshadowed by the effects of problems in our lives. Trauma, anxiety, depression and difficult life transitions may have taken you away from what you value most, leaving you feeling overwhelmed, stuck or disconnected. My goal is to honor all parts of your story, providing a compassionate space for you to heal and re-claim your own agency in your life.
(323) 433-9851 View (323) 433-9851
Photo of Danielle Hurwitz, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Pasadena, CA
Danielle Hurwitz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Pasadena, CA 91106  (Online Only)
The Healing Collective, PC is a private practice that offers an array of mental health treatment and wellness services within the community of Pasadena and throughout the state of California. THC is comprised of qualified and experienced mental health professionals. Our licensed therapists are trained in a variety of trauma-informed, holistic, strengths-based, and culturally competent mental health treatments. We provide mental health treatment to adolescents, adults, families, and couples. Our mental health services include individual therapy, family therapy, couples therapy and group therapy (both coming soon).
The Healing Collective, PC is a private practice that offers an array of mental health treatment and wellness services within the community of Pasadena and throughout the state of California. THC is comprised of qualified and experienced mental health professionals. Our licensed therapists are trained in a variety of trauma-informed, holistic, strengths-based, and culturally competent mental health treatments. We provide mental health treatment to adolescents, adults, families, and couples. Our mental health services include individual therapy, family therapy, couples therapy and group therapy (both coming soon).
(626) 603-8329 View (626) 603-8329
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Stephanie Morris
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Pasadena, CA 91101  (Online Only)
I enjoy helping young adults learn more about who they are and what they want out of this life. Setting boundaries, developing more positive self-talk, problem-solving, improving communication skills, and being authentic are all important factors to feeling like your best self. I tend to have more of a conversational, laid-back style and believe a sense of humor and some foul language in sessions can be incredibly therapeutic! I strongly believe that the therapist-client relationship is the number one reason for success in a therapeutic relationship, so it is important to me that you feel like we are the right fit.
I enjoy helping young adults learn more about who they are and what they want out of this life. Setting boundaries, developing more positive self-talk, problem-solving, improving communication skills, and being authentic are all important factors to feeling like your best self. I tend to have more of a conversational, laid-back style and believe a sense of humor and some foul language in sessions can be incredibly therapeutic! I strongly believe that the therapist-client relationship is the number one reason for success in a therapeutic relationship, so it is important to me that you feel like we are the right fit.
(510) 588-7059 View (510) 588-7059
Photo of Nina J Gutin, Psychologist in Pasadena, CA
Nina J Gutin
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Pasadena, CA 91101  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Are you looking for a therapist who is smart, compassionate and can help you navigate through the often painful aspects of relationship conflicts, grief, illness or challenging life transitions? Do you need help in sorting out and understanding the ways in which you get "stuck" in old patterns? My aim is to help you better understand (and have more control over) those issues which may be negatively impacting your quality of life. Such self-understanding can lead to expanded abilities to cope with all sorts of stress, overcome fear and can also improve self-esteem.
Are you looking for a therapist who is smart, compassionate and can help you navigate through the often painful aspects of relationship conflicts, grief, illness or challenging life transitions? Do you need help in sorting out and understanding the ways in which you get "stuck" in old patterns? My aim is to help you better understand (and have more control over) those issues which may be negatively impacting your quality of life. Such self-understanding can lead to expanded abilities to cope with all sorts of stress, overcome fear and can also improve self-esteem.
(626) 869-6990 View (626) 869-6990
Photo of Rhea Wagle, Psychologist in Pasadena, CA
Rhea Wagle
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Pasadena, CA 91101
Childhood and adolescence can be hard. These years are often fraught with major life changes, trauma, loss, or just the everyday pressures of growing up. Resulting emotions can be difficult for your child to understand or accept. Perhaps your child has been exhibiting tantrums, aggression, or other behavioral difficulties. Or maybe their emotions result in social isolation, loss of motivation, or negative self-talk. You may be feeling helpless and unable to understand your child’s needs. My goal is to strengthen this understanding, help your child process their emotions, and provide your child with tools to manage future stressors.
Childhood and adolescence can be hard. These years are often fraught with major life changes, trauma, loss, or just the everyday pressures of growing up. Resulting emotions can be difficult for your child to understand or accept. Perhaps your child has been exhibiting tantrums, aggression, or other behavioral difficulties. Or maybe their emotions result in social isolation, loss of motivation, or negative self-talk. You may be feeling helpless and unable to understand your child’s needs. My goal is to strengthen this understanding, help your child process their emotions, and provide your child with tools to manage future stressors.
(626) 876-2365 x4 View (626) 876-2365 x4
Judith D. Mendelson
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
Pasadena, CA 91101
l am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a Ph.D. in psychology. l have more than twenty years experience working with individuals couples and families. l bring to my practice a real caring for my patients and a desire that working together we can resolve, alleviate or diminish the problems of daily life. l bring to my work my natural qualities of empathy, practicality, intuition, creativity and humor. My work is tailored to meet the needs of different people in different stages of their life. l bring attention to all dimensions of the healing and growth process - mind, heart, spirit, body and imagination.
l am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a Ph.D. in psychology. l have more than twenty years experience working with individuals couples and families. l bring to my practice a real caring for my patients and a desire that working together we can resolve, alleviate or diminish the problems of daily life. l bring to my work my natural qualities of empathy, practicality, intuition, creativity and humor. My work is tailored to meet the needs of different people in different stages of their life. l bring attention to all dimensions of the healing and growth process - mind, heart, spirit, body and imagination.
(323) 483-4410 View (323) 483-4410
Photo of Alisa Medders, Marriage & Family Therapist in Pasadena, CA
Alisa Medders
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Pasadena, CA 91101
Adolescent and Couples Specialist TRM and EMDR trained- Trauma focused. I currently split my time between states so seeing clients with a hybrid of virtual and in person. My life experience combined with my education has equipped me to serve a variety of people but I love working with teens and 20s. Come with your struggles, whatever they may be: depression, anxiety, grief, divorce, traumatic exp., eating issues, body distortion, sexuality, self-destructive behavior, cultural, Christianity/spirituality and enter into a safe place to receive treatment.
Adolescent and Couples Specialist TRM and EMDR trained- Trauma focused. I currently split my time between states so seeing clients with a hybrid of virtual and in person. My life experience combined with my education has equipped me to serve a variety of people but I love working with teens and 20s. Come with your struggles, whatever they may be: depression, anxiety, grief, divorce, traumatic exp., eating issues, body distortion, sexuality, self-destructive behavior, cultural, Christianity/spirituality and enter into a safe place to receive treatment.
(626) 714-2860 View (626) 714-2860
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Dan Cronin
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified Verified
Pasadena, CA 91105
We live in a confusing world. We spend our lives bombarded by contradicting messages about who we are supposed to be. Now, with social media, those messages have become weaponized. But at the center, each of us is a singular human being with unique needs and desires. In therapy, every client seems to arrive at the same question: who am I, exactly, and what is this whole "happiness" thing everyone keeps going on about? Depression and anxiety are symptoms of imbalances we are experiencing on a not so conscious level. In therapy, we figure out what those are, and sort them out.
We live in a confusing world. We spend our lives bombarded by contradicting messages about who we are supposed to be. Now, with social media, those messages have become weaponized. But at the center, each of us is a singular human being with unique needs and desires. In therapy, every client seems to arrive at the same question: who am I, exactly, and what is this whole "happiness" thing everyone keeps going on about? Depression and anxiety are symptoms of imbalances we are experiencing on a not so conscious level. In therapy, we figure out what those are, and sort them out.
(323) 475-7351 View (323) 475-7351
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Ryan G Witherspoon
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Pasadena, CA 91105
My clients are sophisticated, insightful, and curious about themselves and others. Yet they may have found themselves feeling chronically depressed, anxious, or lost in life, and they might struggle with long-term patterns in their lives and relationships that they just can’t seem to change. Perhaps they have struggled with trauma or other experiences, thoughts, and feelings they fear nobody would understand. I enjoy working with people who desire not just new insights into their mind, but also a new way of experiencing themselves and others.
My clients are sophisticated, insightful, and curious about themselves and others. Yet they may have found themselves feeling chronically depressed, anxious, or lost in life, and they might struggle with long-term patterns in their lives and relationships that they just can’t seem to change. Perhaps they have struggled with trauma or other experiences, thoughts, and feelings they fear nobody would understand. I enjoy working with people who desire not just new insights into their mind, but also a new way of experiencing themselves and others.
(626) 605-2347 View (626) 605-2347
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Kristin Quihuis, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Pasadena, CA 91101  (Online Only)
Thanks for clicking on my page! I'm a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) with a passion for helping clients find greater peace, purpose, and fulfillment in their lives. Using an evidence-based approach called Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), I work with individuals, couples, and families to overcome challenges and cultivate resilience.
Thanks for clicking on my page! I'm a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) with a passion for helping clients find greater peace, purpose, and fulfillment in their lives. Using an evidence-based approach called Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), I work with individuals, couples, and families to overcome challenges and cultivate resilience.
(323) 970-3271 View (323) 970-3271
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Tina Payne Bryson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified Verified
Pasadena, CA 91107
I'm the coauthor of The Whole-Brain Child and other books with Dr. Dan Siegel. I created The Center for Connection (CFC) to create a place where relationships, regulation, & the science of interpersonal neurobiology would guide all we do. We have an amazing team of interdisciplinary professionals- speech/language, neuropsych assessment, occupational therapy, ed therapy & mental health for all ages. Informed by cutting-edge research, and intently focused on how the brain changes, we help people discover more joy and meaning in their lives. We are a neurodiversity affirming, LGBTQIA+ affirming practice.
I'm the coauthor of The Whole-Brain Child and other books with Dr. Dan Siegel. I created The Center for Connection (CFC) to create a place where relationships, regulation, & the science of interpersonal neurobiology would guide all we do. We have an amazing team of interdisciplinary professionals- speech/language, neuropsych assessment, occupational therapy, ed therapy & mental health for all ages. Informed by cutting-edge research, and intently focused on how the brain changes, we help people discover more joy and meaning in their lives. We are a neurodiversity affirming, LGBTQIA+ affirming practice.
(626) 415-3825 View (626) 415-3825
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Julia McAnuff
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Pasadena, CA 91101
I believe that all human beings have the capacity to realize their full potential and to gain insight into life’s difficulties. I tailor my approach based on each unique person's needs and often utilize story-telling, dreams and archetypes as ways to make meaning of significant events. I support individuals in strengthening existing coping skills, developing new methods of support, and identifying patterns and themes in a safe, empathic space.
I believe that all human beings have the capacity to realize their full potential and to gain insight into life’s difficulties. I tailor my approach based on each unique person's needs and often utilize story-telling, dreams and archetypes as ways to make meaning of significant events. I support individuals in strengthening existing coping skills, developing new methods of support, and identifying patterns and themes in a safe, empathic space.
(424) 501-6027 View (424) 501-6027
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Celeste Carlson
Psychological Associate, MA
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Pasadena, CA 91101
I firmly believe that I am a person first, therapist second. Much of my approach focuses on past relationships in your life, current ones you have, future ones you want, and the relationship you and I are entering together. Understanding early family dynamics, meaningful moments from childhood/adolescence, influential memories and other crucial life experiences will help us create a map of your life so we can better understand your struggles at this moment in time. We then use this as a roadmap towards therapeutic change. Through this process of uncovering, we can help you grow through and towards the connection you are seeking.
I firmly believe that I am a person first, therapist second. Much of my approach focuses on past relationships in your life, current ones you have, future ones you want, and the relationship you and I are entering together. Understanding early family dynamics, meaningful moments from childhood/adolescence, influential memories and other crucial life experiences will help us create a map of your life so we can better understand your struggles at this moment in time. We then use this as a roadmap towards therapeutic change. Through this process of uncovering, we can help you grow through and towards the connection you are seeking.
(323) 529-6059 x13 View (323) 529-6059 x13
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Vivien Chia
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
Pasadena, CA 91106
Struggling with perfectionism, anxiety, depression, childhood trauma, and intergenerational trauma caused by parental relationships can be challenging. If you're experiencing a "sticky feeling" that's preventing you from moving forward, I'm here to help. We can work together to unpack these patterns and gain insight into their origins, paving the way for personal growth.
Struggling with perfectionism, anxiety, depression, childhood trauma, and intergenerational trauma caused by parental relationships can be challenging. If you're experiencing a "sticky feeling" that's preventing you from moving forward, I'm here to help. We can work together to unpack these patterns and gain insight into their origins, paving the way for personal growth.
(626) 648-5402 View (626) 648-5402

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Pasadena, CA

1,000+

Average cost per session

$175

Therapists in Pasadena, CA who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
89% Depression
80% Relationship Issues
74% Self Esteem
70% Trauma and PTSD
66% Grief
65% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

67% Aetna
56% Cigna and Evernorth
52% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Pasadena, CA see their clients

67% In Person and Online
33% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
21% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Pasadena?

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.