Therapists in East Central, Pasadena, CA

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Noah Lau Branson
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
East Central, Pasadena, CA 91104  (Online Only)
I work with individuals and couples who feel disoriented, trapped, and need help walking forward. Pain comes in many different forms such as trauma, grief, anxiety, depression, fear, low self-esteem, discrimination, betrayal, anger, or just feeling lost. This pain can be like quicksand, constantly trapping you no matter what you do or try. My specialty is working with people whose pain is made more complex by intersecting identities (Religion/Spirituality, Culture/Race/Ethnicity, LGBTQ+, immigration). In addition, I have specializations in working with, multiracial people, emerging adults, men, and helping professionals.
I work with individuals and couples who feel disoriented, trapped, and need help walking forward. Pain comes in many different forms such as trauma, grief, anxiety, depression, fear, low self-esteem, discrimination, betrayal, anger, or just feeling lost. This pain can be like quicksand, constantly trapping you no matter what you do or try. My specialty is working with people whose pain is made more complex by intersecting identities (Religion/Spirituality, Culture/Race/Ethnicity, LGBTQ+, immigration). In addition, I have specializations in working with, multiracial people, emerging adults, men, and helping professionals.
(323) 675-2409 View (323) 675-2409
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Nicole Justine Byrne
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
East Central, Pasadena, CA 91104  (Online Only)
You're seeking more out of your life - more peace, fun, play, fulfillment, meaning. You want more connection in relationship - where your needs matter too. You want more trust in yourself - to feel grounded again, not spinning or spread thin. You want to engage in your career and interests in a way that fills you up and relate to others with ease. All of this is possible. Sometimes we just need to be deeply listened to and then guided to pivot in new ways as we move through what's hard, in order to reach your fullest potential.
You're seeking more out of your life - more peace, fun, play, fulfillment, meaning. You want more connection in relationship - where your needs matter too. You want more trust in yourself - to feel grounded again, not spinning or spread thin. You want to engage in your career and interests in a way that fills you up and relate to others with ease. All of this is possible. Sometimes we just need to be deeply listened to and then guided to pivot in new ways as we move through what's hard, in order to reach your fullest potential.
(323) 870-7925 View (323) 870-7925
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Andrew Avery
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
East Central, Pasadena, CA 91104
Are you sick and tired of suffering with ADHD? Is your life anxious and overwhelming? Are you frustrated and depressed by having great potential but no plan? If so, I get it. I was diagnosed with ADHD at the age of forty. Before then, life felt like one long battle that was grinding me down. But it doesn't have to be that way. Unemployment/under-employment, failing relationships, money stress, distraction/disorganization, lack of motivation, impulsive behavior, overwhelm, chaotic emotions, shame, low esteem, self-medication, no purpose in life: these are all things my clients overcome. You can too.
Are you sick and tired of suffering with ADHD? Is your life anxious and overwhelming? Are you frustrated and depressed by having great potential but no plan? If so, I get it. I was diagnosed with ADHD at the age of forty. Before then, life felt like one long battle that was grinding me down. But it doesn't have to be that way. Unemployment/under-employment, failing relationships, money stress, distraction/disorganization, lack of motivation, impulsive behavior, overwhelm, chaotic emotions, shame, low esteem, self-medication, no purpose in life: these are all things my clients overcome. You can too.
(323) 524-2385 View (323) 524-2385
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Eileen Beirich
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, PsyD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
East Central, Pasadena, CA 91104
I am Eileen Beirich, PsyD, MFT. I encourage patients toward an acquired awareness and management of conflict out of attachment and self-regulation issues. Using dynamic family systems, I begin to review a patient's family of origin story about how life has been lived. I introduce an idea of looking at life's picture like it is a tapestry. A tapestry is constructed of many colored threads laid down next to each other to blend into a picture. Sometimes a person does not have a completed tapestry picture of life.
I am Eileen Beirich, PsyD, MFT. I encourage patients toward an acquired awareness and management of conflict out of attachment and self-regulation issues. Using dynamic family systems, I begin to review a patient's family of origin story about how life has been lived. I introduce an idea of looking at life's picture like it is a tapestry. A tapestry is constructed of many colored threads laid down next to each other to blend into a picture. Sometimes a person does not have a completed tapestry picture of life.
(626) 935-9933 View (626) 935-9933
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Patricia Morales
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
East Central, Pasadena, CA 91107
I have over a decade of training and experience providing therapy to children, adolescences and adults. I believe that people have a great deal of resiliancy and strength and that there are times in our lives that we need help to uncover and remember how strong we are. I work with people to uncover their own strengths to help themselves out of any situation that arises in their lives. I have a great deal of experience in treating trauma related disorder such as depression and anxiety.
I have over a decade of training and experience providing therapy to children, adolescences and adults. I believe that people have a great deal of resiliancy and strength and that there are times in our lives that we need help to uncover and remember how strong we are. I work with people to uncover their own strengths to help themselves out of any situation that arises in their lives. I have a great deal of experience in treating trauma related disorder such as depression and anxiety.
(626) 551-4880 View (626) 551-4880
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Ife Sangode-Olaitan
Pre-Licensed Professional, ACSW
Verified Verified
East Central, Pasadena, CA 91104  (Online Only)
Life is complex and it can lead you to feel unbalanced, or disconnected from yourself and others. Do you find yourself questioning your self-worth or having difficulty creating healthy boundaries? Maybe you’re experiencing anxiety, depression, or processing difficult life events and changes. I understand that life can present its share of challenges due to the systems, communities, and families we live in and come from. I'm passionate about creating supportive, compassionate, and liberating spaces for people of color, women, and mothers during pregnancy and their motherhood journey.
Life is complex and it can lead you to feel unbalanced, or disconnected from yourself and others. Do you find yourself questioning your self-worth or having difficulty creating healthy boundaries? Maybe you’re experiencing anxiety, depression, or processing difficult life events and changes. I understand that life can present its share of challenges due to the systems, communities, and families we live in and come from. I'm passionate about creating supportive, compassionate, and liberating spaces for people of color, women, and mothers during pregnancy and their motherhood journey.
(323) 489-3317 View (323) 489-3317
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Jayne Han
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
East Central, Pasadena, CA 91107  (Online Only)
As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I have served clients of all ages, in all life stages, and of various backgrounds. My therapeutic skills have been honed by solid training, my own emotional work, and from walking with clients who have allowed me into their sacred process of growth for the last 27 years.
As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I have served clients of all ages, in all life stages, and of various backgrounds. My therapeutic skills have been honed by solid training, my own emotional work, and from walking with clients who have allowed me into their sacred process of growth for the last 27 years.
(626) 594-9470 View (626) 594-9470
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Jody Casserly
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
East Central, Pasadena, CA 91104  (Online Only)
“These are challenging times." What an understatement, right? Things may seem more tough, more confusing, more stressful and difficult with the uncertainty and chaos of our world today. As someone who has worked in healthcare and practiced as a mental health clinician for over 20 years, I have seen the increase in stress, anxiety, depression and, at times, hopelessness in my clients AND my colleagues during the past few years. But I have also witnessed tremendous resilience, reprioritizing, reevaluating, reorganizing and increased motivation during this time.
“These are challenging times." What an understatement, right? Things may seem more tough, more confusing, more stressful and difficult with the uncertainty and chaos of our world today. As someone who has worked in healthcare and practiced as a mental health clinician for over 20 years, I have seen the increase in stress, anxiety, depression and, at times, hopelessness in my clients AND my colleagues during the past few years. But I have also witnessed tremendous resilience, reprioritizing, reevaluating, reorganizing and increased motivation during this time.
(626) 684-4108 View (626) 684-4108
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Connie V Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT,
Verified Verified
East Central, Pasadena, CA 91107
Humorist, Mark Twain once wrote, "I've had a lot of worries in my life, most of which never happened." Left unchecked, fear-based thinking shapes reality and impedes potential and growth. The unknown and mixed messages surrounding the pandemic has reinforced this mindset and may have left you with perpetual feelings of sadness, uncertainty and doubt. The first step of our journey together is establishing a relationship built upon trust, respect, and safety. Through shared conversation, mindfulness, and self-regulating techniques, we create a bond that honors your unique story and circumstance.
Humorist, Mark Twain once wrote, "I've had a lot of worries in my life, most of which never happened." Left unchecked, fear-based thinking shapes reality and impedes potential and growth. The unknown and mixed messages surrounding the pandemic has reinforced this mindset and may have left you with perpetual feelings of sadness, uncertainty and doubt. The first step of our journey together is establishing a relationship built upon trust, respect, and safety. Through shared conversation, mindfulness, and self-regulating techniques, we create a bond that honors your unique story and circumstance.
(626) 790-5679 View (626) 790-5679
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Lisa LANSING
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
East Central, Pasadena, CA 91107
Now accepting new clients for telehealth or outdoor sessions. "Ultimately it is the quality of our relationships that will determine the quality of our lives" - Esther Perel. Our relationships are everything. When our connections with each are not what we hope for, it is natural to feel unsteady in the world or even sad or anxious. We often get in our own way from finding and maintaining our deepest connections with those we love. Looking to our past can give us clues to our future and how to "live our best lives" (I think Oprah coined that one!). I offer telehealth sessions as well as outdoor sessions in a local park TBD.
Now accepting new clients for telehealth or outdoor sessions. "Ultimately it is the quality of our relationships that will determine the quality of our lives" - Esther Perel. Our relationships are everything. When our connections with each are not what we hope for, it is natural to feel unsteady in the world or even sad or anxious. We often get in our own way from finding and maintaining our deepest connections with those we love. Looking to our past can give us clues to our future and how to "live our best lives" (I think Oprah coined that one!). I offer telehealth sessions as well as outdoor sessions in a local park TBD.
(626) 507-3345 View (626) 507-3345
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Jennifer Kerr
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
East Central, Pasadena, CA 91104  (Online Only)
I believe everyone has the capacity to achieve their goals and become their authentic self. My approach to therapy involves empowering individuals to better understand themselves and tap into inner resources needed to heal and make desired life changes. I focus on helping you develop a deeper exploration of who you are and help you understand obstacles and trauma getting in the way of you achieving what you desire in life. We cannot change the past, but together we can work together to create a better future. Therapy is difficult self -work, but I will work alongside you to create the space to promote healing and empower you.
I believe everyone has the capacity to achieve their goals and become their authentic self. My approach to therapy involves empowering individuals to better understand themselves and tap into inner resources needed to heal and make desired life changes. I focus on helping you develop a deeper exploration of who you are and help you understand obstacles and trauma getting in the way of you achieving what you desire in life. We cannot change the past, but together we can work together to create a better future. Therapy is difficult self -work, but I will work alongside you to create the space to promote healing and empower you.
(323) 870-6970 View (323) 870-6970
joann Natalie Savoia
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, RN
Verified Verified
East Central, Pasadena, CA 91104
i invite anyone who would like in person counseling to contact me. i believe that is by far the most effective way to facilitate healing and resolution, as most communication is nonverbal. if you are ready to work and need a bridge to work through your current life situation, please know i will use my 70 years of life experience and 45 years of counseling experience to midwife you through the tough times. if you would like to evolve to a higher way of relating to life, people, ever changing circumstances, that would be another path where i would be of great assistance.
i invite anyone who would like in person counseling to contact me. i believe that is by far the most effective way to facilitate healing and resolution, as most communication is nonverbal. if you are ready to work and need a bridge to work through your current life situation, please know i will use my 70 years of life experience and 45 years of counseling experience to midwife you through the tough times. if you would like to evolve to a higher way of relating to life, people, ever changing circumstances, that would be another path where i would be of great assistance.
(323) 443-7203 View (323) 443-7203
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Jean Qianru Zhao
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
East Central, Pasadena, CA 91107  (Online Only)
Life presents us with many difficulties. When things are unsatisfying or overwhelming, our mind naturally responds with emotional distress that might manifest as anxiety, anger, sadness, helplessness or shame. We often find it hard to navigate these feelings because dealing with the sources can be very intense and complicated, especially when we lack support. I'm here to provide a safe and supportive space where you can explore and express yourself freely. Together, we can navigate your difficult experiences, process any unresolved issues, and work toward a better relationship with yourself.
Life presents us with many difficulties. When things are unsatisfying or overwhelming, our mind naturally responds with emotional distress that might manifest as anxiety, anger, sadness, helplessness or shame. We often find it hard to navigate these feelings because dealing with the sources can be very intense and complicated, especially when we lack support. I'm here to provide a safe and supportive space where you can explore and express yourself freely. Together, we can navigate your difficult experiences, process any unresolved issues, and work toward a better relationship with yourself.
(323) 801-6868 View (323) 801-6868
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Melissa Rodriguez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
East Central, Pasadena, CA 91107  (Online Only)
Therapy is a place where we can learn to enrich our lives. At times, different factors can become overwhelming and make it difficult to maintain the meaningful life we strive to achieve. By providing a safe and supportive environment, clients and I work together to develop a deeper understanding of how one's thoughts, feelings and behaviors impact their well being.
Therapy is a place where we can learn to enrich our lives. At times, different factors can become overwhelming and make it difficult to maintain the meaningful life we strive to achieve. By providing a safe and supportive environment, clients and I work together to develop a deeper understanding of how one's thoughts, feelings and behaviors impact their well being.
(213) 267-9304 View (213) 267-9304
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Gina Shakelian
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
East Central, Pasadena, CA 91104  (Online Only)
I believe being loved, heard, seen, and understood are the fundamental needs of all human beings. Experiencing joy and having needs met are crucial for both children and adults. If you are someone who is willing to learn how to cope with life’s challenges and heal from past trauma, I would be honored to walk by your side and witness the ‘aha’ moments you experience in your journey. My goal is to assist you in finding your purpose and meaning in life and work on your current issues, needs, and goals.
I believe being loved, heard, seen, and understood are the fundamental needs of all human beings. Experiencing joy and having needs met are crucial for both children and adults. If you are someone who is willing to learn how to cope with life’s challenges and heal from past trauma, I would be honored to walk by your side and witness the ‘aha’ moments you experience in your journey. My goal is to assist you in finding your purpose and meaning in life and work on your current issues, needs, and goals.
(323) 366-3863 View (323) 366-3863
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Janine Terzian Gordon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
East Central, Pasadena, CA 91104  (Online Only)
Janine Gordon is a licensed psychotherapist with over 20 years of experience in psychotherapy, clinical supervision and program management. She has worked with children, teenagers and adults and is currently providing clinical supervision as well as directing a school-based program serving over 20 schools. Her passion is helping others to grow and heal along this journey in order to truly live their best life. Janine utilizes a variety of clinical modalities, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Mind-Body Techniques. She’s is Licensed Clinical Social Worker and has a certification in Integrative Somatic Trauma Therapy.
Janine Gordon is a licensed psychotherapist with over 20 years of experience in psychotherapy, clinical supervision and program management. She has worked with children, teenagers and adults and is currently providing clinical supervision as well as directing a school-based program serving over 20 schools. Her passion is helping others to grow and heal along this journey in order to truly live their best life. Janine utilizes a variety of clinical modalities, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Mind-Body Techniques. She’s is Licensed Clinical Social Worker and has a certification in Integrative Somatic Trauma Therapy.
(626) 344-7057 View (626) 344-7057
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Robert B. Cornell
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
East Central, Pasadena, CA 91104  (Online Only)
Are you a spiritual person wanting psychotherapy that addresses all of who you are? Are you looking for healing painful past issues that keep surfacing? Do you suffer from childhood traumas that have been difficult to heal? Do you want to have better relationships, more meaningful work? Do you want a deeper spiritual life? I would be honored to be of service! I love working with clients that want an integrated psychotherapy that deals with mind, body, and spirit. APPLYING LOVING TO THE PLACES INSIDE THAT HURT LEADS TO HEALING!
Are you a spiritual person wanting psychotherapy that addresses all of who you are? Are you looking for healing painful past issues that keep surfacing? Do you suffer from childhood traumas that have been difficult to heal? Do you want to have better relationships, more meaningful work? Do you want a deeper spiritual life? I would be honored to be of service! I love working with clients that want an integrated psychotherapy that deals with mind, body, and spirit. APPLYING LOVING TO THE PLACES INSIDE THAT HURT LEADS TO HEALING!
(626) 722-5235 x626991 View (626) 722-5235 x626991
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Denise Hernandez
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
East Central, Pasadena, CA 91104  (Online Only)
Do you ever feel needing to speak with someone about what is going on your mind? Trying to process what is going on? Having relationships concerns with significant partners, friends, or family? Wanting to learn ways to cope with difficult feelings?
Do you ever feel needing to speak with someone about what is going on your mind? Trying to process what is going on? Having relationships concerns with significant partners, friends, or family? Wanting to learn ways to cope with difficult feelings?
(323) 948-6303 View (323) 948-6303
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Leslie Wright
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
East Central, Pasadena, CA 91104
Another wave of anxiety and depression sends you reeling. You hold on tight, waiting for the wave of emotion to pass, but you know that the next one’s right behind it. Out of necessity, you’ve learned some tricks to help you through these trying times but coping with your problems is not the same as dealing with them. You’ve slowly come to accept that the unresolved issues from your past are holding you back, but you don’t know how to access these long-hidden memories. You worry that if you can’t get to the root of your overwhelming emotions, you’ll be forever doomed to struggle with them. Something has to change, and soon.
Another wave of anxiety and depression sends you reeling. You hold on tight, waiting for the wave of emotion to pass, but you know that the next one’s right behind it. Out of necessity, you’ve learned some tricks to help you through these trying times but coping with your problems is not the same as dealing with them. You’ve slowly come to accept that the unresolved issues from your past are holding you back, but you don’t know how to access these long-hidden memories. You worry that if you can’t get to the root of your overwhelming emotions, you’ll be forever doomed to struggle with them. Something has to change, and soon.
(818) 369-3638 View (818) 369-3638
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La Cresheia Lee
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified Verified
East Central, Pasadena, CA 91107
La Cresheia Lee, MA MFT, LMFT I am a marriage and family therapist licensed in California, with over 12 years of experience (combined licensed and intern hours), and I hold BA degrees in Psychology and Africana Studies. I have worked with diverse clients experiencing a wide range of concerns, including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, cultural & racial identity, stress management, and grief and loss. I have also helped many clients who have experienced emotional, physical, and sexual abuse, and those struggling with suicide ideation and co-occurring disorders.
La Cresheia Lee, MA MFT, LMFT I am a marriage and family therapist licensed in California, with over 12 years of experience (combined licensed and intern hours), and I hold BA degrees in Psychology and Africana Studies. I have worked with diverse clients experiencing a wide range of concerns, including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, cultural & racial identity, stress management, and grief and loss. I have also helped many clients who have experienced emotional, physical, and sexual abuse, and those struggling with suicide ideation and co-occurring disorders.
(820) 204-0541 View (820) 204-0541

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Number of Therapists in East Central, Pasadena, CA

100+

Average cost per session

$175

Therapists in East Central, Pasadena, CA who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
91% Depression
83% Relationship Issues
77% Self Esteem
68% Trauma and PTSD
66% Grief
65% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

74% Aetna
65% Cigna and Evernorth
61% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in East Central, Pasadena, CA see their clients

68% In Person and Online
32% Online Only

Gender breakdown

83% Female
16% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in East Central, Pasadena?

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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.