Therapists in Pomona, CA

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Jessica Garner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Pomona, CA 91766
I believe the best way to make progress in therapy is to have trust that your therapist understands you and makes you feel as comfortable as possible. I will try my very best to be that person for you. Therapy can seem weird, and vulnerability is hard for anyone. My name is Jess and I am an LCSW in California. I have worked in the medical field for most of my career. This has given me the unique opportunity to work with people of all ages, backgrounds, and situations.
I believe the best way to make progress in therapy is to have trust that your therapist understands you and makes you feel as comfortable as possible. I will try my very best to be that person for you. Therapy can seem weird, and vulnerability is hard for anyone. My name is Jess and I am an LCSW in California. I have worked in the medical field for most of my career. This has given me the unique opportunity to work with people of all ages, backgrounds, and situations.
(909) 679-3626 View (909) 679-3626
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Jenna Hardy-Surina, LMFT - The Medical Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Pomona, CA 91767
I’m a therapist for people who have had their life flipped upside down by a diagnosis, injury, or disability who want to live a full life. The problem is after such a dramatic change, it is difficult to imagine how life is going to get better. This can leave people feeling hopeless and lost. I firmly believe it's possible to live a fulfilling and successful life no matter how dramatic or rare the situation is. Using my degree in Exercise Physiology, I worked for almost a decade providing exercise-based rehab to people living with paralysis, traumatic brain injury, and other neurological diagnoses.
I’m a therapist for people who have had their life flipped upside down by a diagnosis, injury, or disability who want to live a full life. The problem is after such a dramatic change, it is difficult to imagine how life is going to get better. This can leave people feeling hopeless and lost. I firmly believe it's possible to live a fulfilling and successful life no matter how dramatic or rare the situation is. Using my degree in Exercise Physiology, I worked for almost a decade providing exercise-based rehab to people living with paralysis, traumatic brain injury, and other neurological diagnoses.
(626) 329-4834 View (626) 329-4834
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Stephen Gomes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Pomona, CA 91766
I am a skilled Therapist who enjoys helping people find themselves and make the most out of their life. I utilize CBT, Mindfulness, Stoic Principles, and Logos Therapy and understand the mind and body connection. I can use the concepts in Neuro-Science to help a person get back on track in their life after sickness or an extended period of isolation. I work best with those with anxiety, Depression, or Addiction issues but I am trained in Trauma-informed care, which means that I understand how past traumas affect current life experiences and how to deal with them.
I am a skilled Therapist who enjoys helping people find themselves and make the most out of their life. I utilize CBT, Mindfulness, Stoic Principles, and Logos Therapy and understand the mind and body connection. I can use the concepts in Neuro-Science to help a person get back on track in their life after sickness or an extended period of isolation. I work best with those with anxiety, Depression, or Addiction issues but I am trained in Trauma-informed care, which means that I understand how past traumas affect current life experiences and how to deal with them.
(909) 643-8980 View (909) 643-8980
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Nicole Szetela
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pomona, CA 91766  (Online Only)
Hello! So happy you're looking for someone to help guide you. My clients describe me as very easy going and a great listener that uses empathy and compassion and matches them on their level. I focus on helping people find solutions to what's bothering them through collaboration and client centered techniques. I tend to use CBT, DBT, Narrative and Solution Focused approaches to help people achieve their goals and tailor my techniques towards what my client needs because everyone is different.
Hello! So happy you're looking for someone to help guide you. My clients describe me as very easy going and a great listener that uses empathy and compassion and matches them on their level. I focus on helping people find solutions to what's bothering them through collaboration and client centered techniques. I tend to use CBT, DBT, Narrative and Solution Focused approaches to help people achieve their goals and tailor my techniques towards what my client needs because everyone is different.
(909) 413-4779 View (909) 413-4779
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Alexandra Murillo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Pomona, CA 91768
My Name is Alexandra Murillo and I am a licensed clinical social worker. Reconnecting individuals to their passions, values and creating a meaningful life that is worth living.
My Name is Alexandra Murillo and I am a licensed clinical social worker. Reconnecting individuals to their passions, values and creating a meaningful life that is worth living.
(626) 602-9952 View (626) 602-9952
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Pooja Shah
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Pomona, CA 91766  (Online Only)
Hi! My name is Pooja and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. My focus lies in helping people understand themselves better and leading them to better health. In my practice I’ve had the privilege to help children, individuals, couples, and families from diverse backgrounds seeking help with a variety of issues such as: day-to-day stress and burnout, mood and anxiety-related concerns, relationship difficulties, complex trauma, behavioral concerns, and life transitions. My commitment involves helping people develop effective coping skills, enhance emotional intelligence, and help build healthier relationships.
Hi! My name is Pooja and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. My focus lies in helping people understand themselves better and leading them to better health. In my practice I’ve had the privilege to help children, individuals, couples, and families from diverse backgrounds seeking help with a variety of issues such as: day-to-day stress and burnout, mood and anxiety-related concerns, relationship difficulties, complex trauma, behavioral concerns, and life transitions. My commitment involves helping people develop effective coping skills, enhance emotional intelligence, and help build healthier relationships.
(626) 727-7386 View (626) 727-7386
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Virginia Barnett
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Pomona, CA 91766
My name is Virginia Barnet, licensed in the state of California as a Marriage and Family Therapist. My approach to therapy is that I want my clients to know that everyone is an individual and treatment is not trying to put someone into specific categories, but to really dive into what my client is going through, without judgment. I typically work with clients who experience anxiety, depression, couple/marital problems, parenting skills, trauma, life adjustment, and relationship problems, and teenagers who are struggling with their day-to-day lives.
My name is Virginia Barnet, licensed in the state of California as a Marriage and Family Therapist. My approach to therapy is that I want my clients to know that everyone is an individual and treatment is not trying to put someone into specific categories, but to really dive into what my client is going through, without judgment. I typically work with clients who experience anxiety, depression, couple/marital problems, parenting skills, trauma, life adjustment, and relationship problems, and teenagers who are struggling with their day-to-day lives.
(909) 639-3148 View (909) 639-3148
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Michael Tiura
Psychologist, CP
Verified Verified
Pomona, CA 91768
My name is Michael Tiura and I am a licensed psychologist based in Oakland, CA. I work with clients via telehealth throughout California. I specialize in working with clients of all ages with anxiety, depression, ADHD, and autism, in addition to building healthy coping strategies. I provide brief, (3 to 6 months) skills-based therapy using techniques from cognitive behavior therapy, positive psychology, and dialectical behavior therapy. My communication style is warm, relaxed, and collaborative. I want clients to feel safe and comfortable while also having a say in what their goals and treatment will look like.
My name is Michael Tiura and I am a licensed psychologist based in Oakland, CA. I work with clients via telehealth throughout California. I specialize in working with clients of all ages with anxiety, depression, ADHD, and autism, in addition to building healthy coping strategies. I provide brief, (3 to 6 months) skills-based therapy using techniques from cognitive behavior therapy, positive psychology, and dialectical behavior therapy. My communication style is warm, relaxed, and collaborative. I want clients to feel safe and comfortable while also having a say in what their goals and treatment will look like.
(909) 639-3866 View (909) 639-3866
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Benzion Perez
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, PPS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Pomona, CA 91767  (Online Only)
I want to work with people who are willing to try something new, to try something different, to take risks, to be vulnerable, to explore, and to discover. I am deeply committed both to the family and individual. I want to extend myself to those finding themselves ready to push through conflicts by collaborating with me on the process of being honest and comfortable in our skin. In terms of facing life's adventures, if you feel that I am talking to you please feel free to contact me to set up an initial consultation.
I want to work with people who are willing to try something new, to try something different, to take risks, to be vulnerable, to explore, and to discover. I am deeply committed both to the family and individual. I want to extend myself to those finding themselves ready to push through conflicts by collaborating with me on the process of being honest and comfortable in our skin. In terms of facing life's adventures, if you feel that I am talking to you please feel free to contact me to set up an initial consultation.
(909) 487-5163 View (909) 487-5163
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Tracey Manning
Counselor
Verified Verified
Pomona, CA 91768
Hello! My name is Tracey, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Master's of Art in Community Counseling. During the past 11 years, I’ve worked with many populations, including abused and neglected youth, couples and families, and active duty service members and veterans. Over the years, I’ve also worked with hundreds of individuals to resolve anxiety, depression, suicidality, various forms of trauma, grief and loss, problematic sexual behavior in children and youth, domestic and family violence, and marital relationship concerns.
Hello! My name is Tracey, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Master's of Art in Community Counseling. During the past 11 years, I’ve worked with many populations, including abused and neglected youth, couples and families, and active duty service members and veterans. Over the years, I’ve also worked with hundreds of individuals to resolve anxiety, depression, suicidality, various forms of trauma, grief and loss, problematic sexual behavior in children and youth, domestic and family violence, and marital relationship concerns.
(323) 897-1649 View (323) 897-1649
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Karen Quek
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Pomona, CA 91767
Dr. Karen Quek, an Experienced Mental Healthcare Professional with a Doctor of Philosophy - PhD focused in Marital and Family Therapy from Loma Linda University, is a dual-licensed couple and family therapist and professional clinical counselor. My professional goal is to help you empower self and to move on in new directions from your hurtful past and to create enriching relationships. I work from a family systemic perspective. I provide therapy personalized to your unique relational needs. Collaboratively, we will look to the current and past relational, familial and cultural contexts of your life.
Dr. Karen Quek, an Experienced Mental Healthcare Professional with a Doctor of Philosophy - PhD focused in Marital and Family Therapy from Loma Linda University, is a dual-licensed couple and family therapist and professional clinical counselor. My professional goal is to help you empower self and to move on in new directions from your hurtful past and to create enriching relationships. I work from a family systemic perspective. I provide therapy personalized to your unique relational needs. Collaboratively, we will look to the current and past relational, familial and cultural contexts of your life.
(628) 265-4455 View (628) 265-4455
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Ilke-Vanessa Miu-Ling Wentwoord
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Pomona, CA 91766
Vanessa Wentwoord is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist 138767. Client care is at the forefront of her philosophy and she believes in meeting herself as deeply as she intends to meet her clients. She practices and is passionate about the healing arts and empowering others toward self-actualization. Vanessa has worked with clients from all walks of life. Clients that she has typically supported were moving through depression, anxiety, grief and loss, life transitions, addiction, family issues, trauma, domestic violence, and career challenges. Vanessa has also worked with athletes, persons in high-stress career positions.
Vanessa Wentwoord is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist 138767. Client care is at the forefront of her philosophy and she believes in meeting herself as deeply as she intends to meet her clients. She practices and is passionate about the healing arts and empowering others toward self-actualization. Vanessa has worked with clients from all walks of life. Clients that she has typically supported were moving through depression, anxiety, grief and loss, life transitions, addiction, family issues, trauma, domestic violence, and career challenges. Vanessa has also worked with athletes, persons in high-stress career positions.
(909) 918-4785 View (909) 918-4785
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Elena Manucharyan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Pomona, CA 91767
My name is Elena Manucharyan and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in Fresno, California and work with clients via telehealth. I have experience working with adolescents and foster youth with high needs and specialize in anxiety, trauma, stress, and depressive disorders, using Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Client Centered Therapy to help my clients process their life events and progress forward. I have found that my approach and style is a good fit for youth and adults who may be dealing with challenges of life and social pressures or have experienced criticism or disapproval for choices made.
My name is Elena Manucharyan and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in Fresno, California and work with clients via telehealth. I have experience working with adolescents and foster youth with high needs and specialize in anxiety, trauma, stress, and depressive disorders, using Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Client Centered Therapy to help my clients process their life events and progress forward. I have found that my approach and style is a good fit for youth and adults who may be dealing with challenges of life and social pressures or have experienced criticism or disapproval for choices made.
(626) 667-2858 View (626) 667-2858
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Edna Burgos
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Pomona, CA 91766
Hello, my name is Edna, and I am a licensed clinical social worker. My intention when working with my clients is to provide a safe space where thoughts and behaviors can be explored freely. I work from a client-centered, strengths-based approach but will always be open to a dynamic experience depending on a client's needs. I strongly believe in meeting a client where they are. I approach my work from a strengths-based perspective, believing that a person is the expert in their own life. I approach understanding from a psychoeducation standpoint and will pull tangible tools from CBT.
Hello, my name is Edna, and I am a licensed clinical social worker. My intention when working with my clients is to provide a safe space where thoughts and behaviors can be explored freely. I work from a client-centered, strengths-based approach but will always be open to a dynamic experience depending on a client's needs. I strongly believe in meeting a client where they are. I approach my work from a strengths-based perspective, believing that a person is the expert in their own life. I approach understanding from a psychoeducation standpoint and will pull tangible tools from CBT.
(626) 702-2227 View (626) 702-2227
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Norma Inez Martinez
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Pomona, CA 91767
My name is Norma "Inez" Martinez (I go by Inez) and am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist working with clients statewide through the convenience of Telehealth. I work with adults to help manage their anxiety/depression by using evidence-based models such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, mindfulness, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. I typically work with young adults to adults in their 30s. I am most comfortable working with anxiety, depression, general overthinking, or difficulty managing any life transitions.
My name is Norma "Inez" Martinez (I go by Inez) and am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist working with clients statewide through the convenience of Telehealth. I work with adults to help manage their anxiety/depression by using evidence-based models such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, mindfulness, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. I typically work with young adults to adults in their 30s. I am most comfortable working with anxiety, depression, general overthinking, or difficulty managing any life transitions.
(626) 427-8362 View (626) 427-8362
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Barek Sharif
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Pomona, CA 91766
I'm Dr. Barek Sharif, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I believe that healthy relational engagement is at the core of our search for purpose and meaning. By developing and maintaining authentic relational interactions we discover compassion, value, and strength within ourselves.
I'm Dr. Barek Sharif, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I believe that healthy relational engagement is at the core of our search for purpose and meaning. By developing and maintaining authentic relational interactions we discover compassion, value, and strength within ourselves.
(909) 442-0477 View (909) 442-0477
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Judy Kao Craig
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Pomona, CA 91767
Hello! My name is Judy Craig and I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, licensed in CA, WA, and NY. My goal in working with clients is to offer a supportive, collaborative, and engaging space where together we can better understand the past (family of origin, intergenerational trauma, cultural influences, socioeconomic experiences, etc.), accept the present, and identify empowering shifts in beliefs and actionable steps to repurpose previous thoughts, emotions, and expectations to improve self-image, confidence, and hope for the future.
Hello! My name is Judy Craig and I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, licensed in CA, WA, and NY. My goal in working with clients is to offer a supportive, collaborative, and engaging space where together we can better understand the past (family of origin, intergenerational trauma, cultural influences, socioeconomic experiences, etc.), accept the present, and identify empowering shifts in beliefs and actionable steps to repurpose previous thoughts, emotions, and expectations to improve self-image, confidence, and hope for the future.
(626) 382-1324 View (626) 382-1324
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Kendra Bullocks
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Pomona, CA 91766
My name is Kendra Bullocks, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). I am originally from Southern California, but I am currently based in Georgia and working with clients nationwide via telehealth. I work with adults and adolescents and specialize in anxiety, stress, depression, and anger management, using cognitive behavioral therapy and other therapeutic approaches and modalities. My approach to providing therapy varies based on the needs of each client I work with.
My name is Kendra Bullocks, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). I am originally from Southern California, but I am currently based in Georgia and working with clients nationwide via telehealth. I work with adults and adolescents and specialize in anxiety, stress, depression, and anger management, using cognitive behavioral therapy and other therapeutic approaches and modalities. My approach to providing therapy varies based on the needs of each client I work with.
(909) 403-0227 View (909) 403-0227
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Esther Wang
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Pomona, CA 91766
Hi there, I'm Esther! Everyone can use extra support from time to time, and that's what I'm here for. I'm here to help. My approach is straightforward and client-driven. I work with a limited number of clients because I want to be authentically present for your process. Other things you might want to know: I received my MSW from CSU Long Beach. I have been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for over 5 years, and have provided supervision to ASWs working on hours for their license. I'm a long-time ally of the LGBTQIA community. I am kink and sex-positive.
Hi there, I'm Esther! Everyone can use extra support from time to time, and that's what I'm here for. I'm here to help. My approach is straightforward and client-driven. I work with a limited number of clients because I want to be authentically present for your process. Other things you might want to know: I received my MSW from CSU Long Beach. I have been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for over 5 years, and have provided supervision to ASWs working on hours for their license. I'm a long-time ally of the LGBTQIA community. I am kink and sex-positive.
(909) 310-8342 View (909) 310-8342
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Soeun Park
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Pomona, CA 91768  (Online Only)
Often, our feelings like disappointment, shame, anger, grief, or fear need a space to be seen and heard. We sometimes want to pause and look at where we are in our lives and relationships. As we revisit the childhood wound, the barriers to adulthood thriving become clear. Many times, we see things that we cannot control like gender norms, ideal body standards, or identity-based stereotypes, are deeply rooted in our inner and outer world. All of these are things we can explore, process, and discuss in our session.
Often, our feelings like disappointment, shame, anger, grief, or fear need a space to be seen and heard. We sometimes want to pause and look at where we are in our lives and relationships. As we revisit the childhood wound, the barriers to adulthood thriving become clear. Many times, we see things that we cannot control like gender norms, ideal body standards, or identity-based stereotypes, are deeply rooted in our inner and outer world. All of these are things we can explore, process, and discuss in our session.
(714) 582-1876 View (714) 582-1876

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Pomona, CA

100+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Pomona, CA who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
90% Depression
73% Coping Skills
70% Relationship Issues
69% Self Esteem
67% Stress
66% Grief

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

85% Aetna
79% Cigna and Evernorth
79% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Pomona, CA see their clients

84% In Person and Online
16% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
19% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Pomona?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

What type of therapy is right for me?

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

How much does therapy cost?

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

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

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

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

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

Is online therapy a good option?

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

Are therapy sessions confidential?

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