Therapists in Poway, CA

Photo of Kathleen Stewart, Marriage & Family Therapist in Poway, CA
Kathleen Stewart
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
4 Endorsed
Poway, CA 92064  (Online Only)
Things in life aren't going how you want? Are you stressed all the time? Maybe you feel sad, mad, or lost, and others don't understand. Sometimes life looks okay from the outside, but it doesn't feel that way. Has your relationship changed and you're not sure how to fix it? I'm here to help! Let's look at what you want, what you need, and how we can work together to help you move toward making your life satisfying. I enjoy helping people work toward making their lives more content, more fulfilling, and characterized by happier relationships. Feel free to reach out for a consultation to see if I seem like a good fit.
Things in life aren't going how you want? Are you stressed all the time? Maybe you feel sad, mad, or lost, and others don't understand. Sometimes life looks okay from the outside, but it doesn't feel that way. Has your relationship changed and you're not sure how to fix it? I'm here to help! Let's look at what you want, what you need, and how we can work together to help you move toward making your life satisfying. I enjoy helping people work toward making their lives more content, more fulfilling, and characterized by happier relationships. Feel free to reach out for a consultation to see if I seem like a good fit.
(858) 260-2759 View (858) 260-2759
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Sarah Jacobs-Paul
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Poway, CA 92064
Dr. Sarah Jacobs-Paul is a licensed clinical psychologist. She earned her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, San Francisco Bay Area in 2015. Dr. Sarah completed her doctoral internship and post-doctoral fellowship at California State University, San Marcos in the university counseling center. Dr. Sarah has worked in schools, universities, hospitals, community clinics, and private practice settings.
Dr. Sarah Jacobs-Paul is a licensed clinical psychologist. She earned her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, San Francisco Bay Area in 2015. Dr. Sarah completed her doctoral internship and post-doctoral fellowship at California State University, San Marcos in the university counseling center. Dr. Sarah has worked in schools, universities, hospitals, community clinics, and private practice settings.
(858) 786-0939 View (858) 786-0939
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Michelle Paulsen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Poway, CA 92064
Michelle Paulsen is a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist with over 10 years of experience specializing in depression, anxiety, trauma, LGBTQ+ issues, OCD and PTSD. Michelle treats patient between the ages of 12 and 90 utilizing Person Centered, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, DBT, Gestalt, and ERP in her approach with clients. Michelle has extensive experience counseling children, adolescents, adults, families, military, and groups in both clinical and outpatient settings. In her clinical work, Michelle is well versed in both traditional therapeutic techniques as well as creative modalities such as role play and empty chair.
Michelle Paulsen is a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist with over 10 years of experience specializing in depression, anxiety, trauma, LGBTQ+ issues, OCD and PTSD. Michelle treats patient between the ages of 12 and 90 utilizing Person Centered, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, DBT, Gestalt, and ERP in her approach with clients. Michelle has extensive experience counseling children, adolescents, adults, families, military, and groups in both clinical and outpatient settings. In her clinical work, Michelle is well versed in both traditional therapeutic techniques as well as creative modalities such as role play and empty chair.
(858) 463-6932 View (858) 463-6932
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Michele R Manker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Poway, CA 92064
I like working with individuals, couples, or families who are motivated to examine patterns in their thinking or behavior for positive change. I enjoy working in a collaborative manner where there is an active exchange and where my client is open to feeling some discomfort for change - no pain/no gain. I believe that we are all capable of change through insight and that our upbringing can result in both good and bad habits that are flexible as long as we are conscious. I enjoy bringing in spirituality/meaning of life discussions to further my clients self awareness and growth.
I like working with individuals, couples, or families who are motivated to examine patterns in their thinking or behavior for positive change. I enjoy working in a collaborative manner where there is an active exchange and where my client is open to feeling some discomfort for change - no pain/no gain. I believe that we are all capable of change through insight and that our upbringing can result in both good and bad habits that are flexible as long as we are conscious. I enjoy bringing in spirituality/meaning of life discussions to further my clients self awareness and growth.
(619) 346-4349 View (619) 346-4349
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Coryna Nguyen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Poway, CA 92064
Hello! My name Is Coryna Nguyen, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. My passion and love for this field is seeing the progress, results, and positive changes in my clients. I enjoy working with individuals to support their emotional and mental well-being. I frequently use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, a client-centered therapeutic, mindfulness, and motivational interviewing approach. My approach will be dependent on your needs and goals. I take a client-centered approach to help you work toward achieving your goals and meeting your needs as best as I can with empathy, open-mindedness, and positive support.
Hello! My name Is Coryna Nguyen, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. My passion and love for this field is seeing the progress, results, and positive changes in my clients. I enjoy working with individuals to support their emotional and mental well-being. I frequently use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, a client-centered therapeutic, mindfulness, and motivational interviewing approach. My approach will be dependent on your needs and goals. I take a client-centered approach to help you work toward achieving your goals and meeting your needs as best as I can with empathy, open-mindedness, and positive support.
(858) 923-5879 View (858) 923-5879
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Fariba Rostami
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, PsyD
Verified
Poway, CA 92064
My license qualification is a Marriage and Family Therapy. Currently, in my private practice, I work with individuals, children, and adolescents, and administer psychotherapy for couples and families. Diagnosis of ADHD for all populations utilizing Test of Variables of Attention (T.O.V.A.), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), PE, Behavioral Modification for children and adolescents, working with adolescents experiencing acculturation issues, Parenting Skills, Couples & Family developmental communication strategies, and attachment realignment.
My license qualification is a Marriage and Family Therapy. Currently, in my private practice, I work with individuals, children, and adolescents, and administer psychotherapy for couples and families. Diagnosis of ADHD for all populations utilizing Test of Variables of Attention (T.O.V.A.), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), PE, Behavioral Modification for children and adolescents, working with adolescents experiencing acculturation issues, Parenting Skills, Couples & Family developmental communication strategies, and attachment realignment.
(858) 381-4108 View (858) 381-4108
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Candice Clayton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Poway, CA 92064
Hello! My name is Candice Clayton, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 12 years of experience in mental health. I use a strength-based and solution-focused approach to support your personal growth and mental health journey. I have a wide experience in the mental health field from children to adults to couples. I mainly treat adults and couples at this time who are going through various phases and changes in life. I treat trauma, anxiety, depression, infidelity, relationship issues, and imposter syndrome.
Hello! My name is Candice Clayton, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 12 years of experience in mental health. I use a strength-based and solution-focused approach to support your personal growth and mental health journey. I have a wide experience in the mental health field from children to adults to couples. I mainly treat adults and couples at this time who are going through various phases and changes in life. I treat trauma, anxiety, depression, infidelity, relationship issues, and imposter syndrome.
(858) 358-7607 View (858) 358-7607
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Kerri Moehlenpah
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Poway, CA 92064
If you are here, I'm going to make a few assumptions: 1. You are looking for answers...and want someone who knows how to help. 2. You are willing to "do whatever it takes" to save your relationship. 3. You're thinking: Something is missing... I'm worried that I have "fallen" out of love. The kids are a reason to stay married but I need more than that... I'm beginning to think we are behaving more like roommates than lovers. I don't know if I will ever be able to trust them again...
If you are here, I'm going to make a few assumptions: 1. You are looking for answers...and want someone who knows how to help. 2. You are willing to "do whatever it takes" to save your relationship. 3. You're thinking: Something is missing... I'm worried that I have "fallen" out of love. The kids are a reason to stay married but I need more than that... I'm beginning to think we are behaving more like roommates than lovers. I don't know if I will ever be able to trust them again...
(619) 577-4933 x700 View (619) 577-4933 x700
Photo of Susan Miller, Marriage & Family Therapist in Poway, CA
Susan Miller
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Poway, CA 92064
Susan Rae Miller is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 35 years experience working with adults, adolescents, and children in an outpatient setting. She received her master's and doctoral degrees from the School of Education at the University of Houston and has extensive post-graduate training in the managed care model of treating depression and anxiety disorders. Her treatment utilizes a solution-oriented, cognitive/behavioral, time-limited approach intended to provide symptom relief to patients. She encourages homework between sessions to practice coping skill and problem solving techniques.
Susan Rae Miller is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 35 years experience working with adults, adolescents, and children in an outpatient setting. She received her master's and doctoral degrees from the School of Education at the University of Houston and has extensive post-graduate training in the managed care model of treating depression and anxiety disorders. Her treatment utilizes a solution-oriented, cognitive/behavioral, time-limited approach intended to provide symptom relief to patients. She encourages homework between sessions to practice coping skill and problem solving techniques.
(858) 786-2129 View (858) 786-2129
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Mary Findeisen
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Poway, CA 92064
Christy Findeisen is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who earned her Master's in counseling Psychology from Argosy University, San Diego, in 2013. Prior to joining PsyCare, Christy worked with children, adolescents, teens and families as a school-based therapist through Vista Hill's Learning Assistance Center and San Diego Center for Children's North County Academy. She also held a position through Vista Hill's SmartCare providing integrative services at a rural medical clinic to adults experiencing a wide range of issues.
Christy Findeisen is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who earned her Master's in counseling Psychology from Argosy University, San Diego, in 2013. Prior to joining PsyCare, Christy worked with children, adolescents, teens and families as a school-based therapist through Vista Hill's Learning Assistance Center and San Diego Center for Children's North County Academy. She also held a position through Vista Hill's SmartCare providing integrative services at a rural medical clinic to adults experiencing a wide range of issues.
(858) 544-2474 View (858) 544-2474
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Ryan Thomas Neace
Counselor, MA, LPCC, LPC, NCC, CCMHC
Verified
12 Endorsed
Poway, CA 92064  (Online Only)
Understanding ourselves and our lives can be difficult. On the one hand, we may be prone to a sea of critical internal or external voices which make self-examination torturous. On the other, well-meaning people in our lives may be so eager to validate us that we are never quite able to face ourselves honestly. So, counseling is essentially about receiving the support to work creatively with all of this noise long enough to allow change to happen in and through you. The only way to do this to let someone get to know the real you. If we can do that, therapy can be a deeply authentic, radically human, even life-changing encounter!
Understanding ourselves and our lives can be difficult. On the one hand, we may be prone to a sea of critical internal or external voices which make self-examination torturous. On the other, well-meaning people in our lives may be so eager to validate us that we are never quite able to face ourselves honestly. So, counseling is essentially about receiving the support to work creatively with all of this noise long enough to allow change to happen in and through you. The only way to do this to let someone get to know the real you. If we can do that, therapy can be a deeply authentic, radically human, even life-changing encounter!
(760) 824-3092 View (760) 824-3092
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Trevor Paul
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Poway, CA 92064
Trevor Paul is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 13 years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Social Behavior at the University of California, Irvine, and his Master of Arts degree in Counseling at Sonoma State University. Trevor has worked in a variety of settings including schools, outpatient clinics, and community mental health agencies thereby giving him a wealth of experience in aiding clients from all walks of life achieve their goals.
Trevor Paul is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 13 years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Social Behavior at the University of California, Irvine, and his Master of Arts degree in Counseling at Sonoma State University. Trevor has worked in a variety of settings including schools, outpatient clinics, and community mental health agencies thereby giving him a wealth of experience in aiding clients from all walks of life achieve their goals.
(858) 213-0422 View (858) 213-0422
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Bharati Patwardhan
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Poway, CA 92074  (Online Only)
Are you feeling rejected, abandoned, humiliated, hurt, and lonely in relationships with your spouse, parents, siblings, children, and in social relationships? Do you think people have taken advantage of you & nobody cares about you? Left untreated, this rejection, emotional wounds, and trauma affect the rest of our life. It manifests in the form of sadness, low self-esteem, unstable relationships, occupational stress, and even health issues. Don't wait to seek help for emotional pain/ injury as you wouldn't for physical injury. Yes, it is not easy to be vulnerable but growth begins with vulnerability!
Are you feeling rejected, abandoned, humiliated, hurt, and lonely in relationships with your spouse, parents, siblings, children, and in social relationships? Do you think people have taken advantage of you & nobody cares about you? Left untreated, this rejection, emotional wounds, and trauma affect the rest of our life. It manifests in the form of sadness, low self-esteem, unstable relationships, occupational stress, and even health issues. Don't wait to seek help for emotional pain/ injury as you wouldn't for physical injury. Yes, it is not easy to be vulnerable but growth begins with vulnerability!
(858) 295-3680 View (858) 295-3680
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Nesreen Alsoraimi
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Poway, CA 92064  (Online Only)
At the core of healing and growth is a solid and caring relationship with oneself and others. I aim to foster this while addressing your specific needs. I honor each individual I meet with and take a uniquely tailored and collaborative approach to therapy. Pursuing your goals with creativity, compassion and humor can help make the "work" of therapy flow more naturally and comfortably. I can help you gain insight in addressing various aspects of your individualized healing process holistically, which may include expressive art therapy, nature therapy, relational-cultural therapy as well as more traditional approaches.
At the core of healing and growth is a solid and caring relationship with oneself and others. I aim to foster this while addressing your specific needs. I honor each individual I meet with and take a uniquely tailored and collaborative approach to therapy. Pursuing your goals with creativity, compassion and humor can help make the "work" of therapy flow more naturally and comfortably. I can help you gain insight in addressing various aspects of your individualized healing process holistically, which may include expressive art therapy, nature therapy, relational-cultural therapy as well as more traditional approaches.
(858) 212-0929 View (858) 212-0929
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Helena Jayasuriya
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Poway, CA 92064
Not accepting new clients
Choosing a psychotherapist for yourself, your child, or marriage can be mind-boggling, especially when there are so many qualified professionals in the community! The search is not about finding a GOOD therapist, but rather one that best fits YOU.
Choosing a psychotherapist for yourself, your child, or marriage can be mind-boggling, especially when there are so many qualified professionals in the community! The search is not about finding a GOOD therapist, but rather one that best fits YOU.
(858) 863-7963 View (858) 863-7963
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Kathy-Ann Dougan
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Poway, CA 92064  (Online Only)
Thank you for your interest in me as your therapist. I'm a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist. My experience encompasses a holistic approach that supports health & wellness towards an improved quality of life. My therapy framework is collaborative creating a safe space to share, works with individuals to achieve their goals, gain insight and find solutions.
Thank you for your interest in me as your therapist. I'm a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist. My experience encompasses a holistic approach that supports health & wellness towards an improved quality of life. My therapy framework is collaborative creating a safe space to share, works with individuals to achieve their goals, gain insight and find solutions.
(858) 295-7174 View (858) 295-7174
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Miriam Chor Freitas, LCSW.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Poway, CA 92064
Are you struggling with difficulties that are robbing you of your ability to be present and experience physical and emotional health and peace of mind in your life today? Are you ready to transform your life? So let's do this! I'm a therapist who has worked with very diverse clients on trauma and a variety of other mental health issues and challenging life circumstances for over 15 years. It's is not our difficulties that define us but our willingness to recognize the problem and start the journey towards health and healing.
Are you struggling with difficulties that are robbing you of your ability to be present and experience physical and emotional health and peace of mind in your life today? Are you ready to transform your life? So let's do this! I'm a therapist who has worked with very diverse clients on trauma and a variety of other mental health issues and challenging life circumstances for over 15 years. It's is not our difficulties that define us but our willingness to recognize the problem and start the journey towards health and healing.
(858) 256-7984 View (858) 256-7984
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Nela Cavelis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Poway, CA 92064
Have you been feeling anxiety, stress, feeling out of balance? Do you desire to discuss your situation with a professional, to get more clarity and understanding? Maybe you are going through a difficult life transition, or - you are in a good place right now - however feel that your history may be holding you back from experiencing your full potential. Perhaps you simply want to learn some strategies that will help you manage and thrive in your mental health and overall well being.
Have you been feeling anxiety, stress, feeling out of balance? Do you desire to discuss your situation with a professional, to get more clarity and understanding? Maybe you are going through a difficult life transition, or - you are in a good place right now - however feel that your history may be holding you back from experiencing your full potential. Perhaps you simply want to learn some strategies that will help you manage and thrive in your mental health and overall well being.
(858) 358-5401 View (858) 358-5401
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Jamie Shafir
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Poway, CA 92064  (Online Only)
I work with adolescent clients who have had a thorough medical investigation, been told there are no more tests, and find themselves with either a descriptive diagnosis or no diagnosis that can explain their level of pain or dizziness. I utilize three primary evidence-based practices: Pain Reprocessing Therapy (PRT), Emotional Awareness and Expression Therapy (EAET), and Attachment-Based Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP). PRT focuses primarily upon psychoeducation on the neuroscience of pain and behavioral shifts, such as exposure work.
I work with adolescent clients who have had a thorough medical investigation, been told there are no more tests, and find themselves with either a descriptive diagnosis or no diagnosis that can explain their level of pain or dizziness. I utilize three primary evidence-based practices: Pain Reprocessing Therapy (PRT), Emotional Awareness and Expression Therapy (EAET), and Attachment-Based Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP). PRT focuses primarily upon psychoeducation on the neuroscience of pain and behavioral shifts, such as exposure work.
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Sam Moehlenpah
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
5 Endorsed
Poway, CA 92064
Some research states that the average couple will wait up to 6 years AFTER noticing something is wrong in their marriage before seeking help. So congratulations if you are seeking help before that! You've already made the first big step towards improving your marriage just by looking for a counselor. Now if you are experiencing a bit of choice paralysis that's normal. Its a big choice! My first goal in establishing a good counseling relationship is making sure it's a good fit for both of us. So know that if you call you're not stuck!
Some research states that the average couple will wait up to 6 years AFTER noticing something is wrong in their marriage before seeking help. So congratulations if you are seeking help before that! You've already made the first big step towards improving your marriage just by looking for a counselor. Now if you are experiencing a bit of choice paralysis that's normal. Its a big choice! My first goal in establishing a good counseling relationship is making sure it's a good fit for both of us. So know that if you call you're not stuck!
(619) 377-4815 x701 View (619) 377-4815 x701

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Number of Therapists in Poway, CA

100+

Average cost per session

$165

Therapists in Poway, CA who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
87% Depression
74% Relationship Issues
70% Self Esteem
66% Trauma and PTSD
64% Coping Skills
63% Grief

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

74% Aetna
71% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
70% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Poway, CA see their clients

80% In Person and Online
20% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
19% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Poway?

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.