Therapists in Redondo Beach, CA

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Dr. Sabra Hitchcock, Psychologist
Psychologist, EdD
Verified
Redondo Beach, CA 90277  (Online Only)
i have always been a good listener. I enjoy helping people discover new ways of looking at things. I partner with you to explore possibilities that might make your life situation work better for you. During sessions I do play an active role. My focus is on getting you feeling better as soon as possible but at a comfortable pace for you. Currently I see people via telehealth in California and Florida.
i have always been a good listener. I enjoy helping people discover new ways of looking at things. I partner with you to explore possibilities that might make your life situation work better for you. During sessions I do play an active role. My focus is on getting you feeling better as soon as possible but at a comfortable pace for you. Currently I see people via telehealth in California and Florida.
(323) 443-3906 View (323) 443-3906
Claudia Imparato
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Redondo Beach, CA 90278  (Online Only)
Whatever your reasons are for beginning therapy, I hope you will allow me on your journey towards healing. I specialize in working with adults who are struggling with anxiety and/or depression. I have an integrative approach to best fit the needs and goals of my clients. My clinical foundation is rooted in psychoanalytic theory, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and humanistic theories. I strive to offer a collaborative, non-judgemental and empowering space to help you get unstuck in your old patterns and move towards a more fulfilling life.
Whatever your reasons are for beginning therapy, I hope you will allow me on your journey towards healing. I specialize in working with adults who are struggling with anxiety and/or depression. I have an integrative approach to best fit the needs and goals of my clients. My clinical foundation is rooted in psychoanalytic theory, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and humanistic theories. I strive to offer a collaborative, non-judgemental and empowering space to help you get unstuck in your old patterns and move towards a more fulfilling life.
(310) 362-5408 View (310) 362-5408
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Lauren Moine
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
Are you feeling stressed? Anxious? Is your mood feeling lower than usual? Life events, transitions, and stressors -regardless of how big or small- can cause distress. These struggles can impede or stifle personal growth, relationships, and overall satisfaction. My hope is to help to reduce the negative, undesirable impact of stressors and increase the positive, proactive possibilities.
Are you feeling stressed? Anxious? Is your mood feeling lower than usual? Life events, transitions, and stressors -regardless of how big or small- can cause distress. These struggles can impede or stifle personal growth, relationships, and overall satisfaction. My hope is to help to reduce the negative, undesirable impact of stressors and increase the positive, proactive possibilities.
(424) 254-8680 View (424) 254-8680
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Fritz Lynn Hershey
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, MFT
Verified
Redondo Beach, CA 90278
I can remember lying in bed, looking up at the ceiling, worried about the everything. It didn’t matter what was going on in my life - I was constantly worried. Anxiety had a grip on my life, slowly tightening more and more every day. When my friends would call, I could hear the disappointment in their voice as I made up another lame excuse about why I couldn’t go out time and time again. I could feel myself slipping further and further away from the things that truly mattered to me - friends, family, and fun. I watched everyone else happily living their lives but I was stuck on the sidelines of my own. Why couldn’t I be more like them? Happy… Carefree… Unafraid… Relaxed… Why was I trapped in a vicious cycle of anxiety, worry, doubt, and fear? I knew it was taking my life from me and finally, I got to the point where I said - NO MORE. I worked 1-1 with my own therapist. Ultimately, I got my life back. No more fear… No more saying “no” when I wanted to say “yes”... No more watching my life slip by without me really living it…
I can remember lying in bed, looking up at the ceiling, worried about the everything. It didn’t matter what was going on in my life - I was constantly worried. Anxiety had a grip on my life, slowly tightening more and more every day. When my friends would call, I could hear the disappointment in their voice as I made up another lame excuse about why I couldn’t go out time and time again. I could feel myself slipping further and further away from the things that truly mattered to me - friends, family, and fun. I watched everyone else happily living their lives but I was stuck on the sidelines of my own. Why couldn’t I be more like them? Happy… Carefree… Unafraid… Relaxed… Why was I trapped in a vicious cycle of anxiety, worry, doubt, and fear? I knew it was taking my life from me and finally, I got to the point where I said - NO MORE. I worked 1-1 with my own therapist. Ultimately, I got my life back. No more fear… No more saying “no” when I wanted to say “yes”... No more watching my life slip by without me really living it…
(424) 383-8413 View (424) 383-8413
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Josh Kohansamad
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
Redondo Beach, CA 90277  (Online Only)
Do you ever wish that you could just shut your mind off for a day? Do you feel physically sick or tense because you cannot stop worrying? Are you feeling out of control or that your life is being dictated by your fears? You don't have to suffer from worry, panic, anxiety, or OCD any longer. There are scientifically proven strategies to combat these issues so that you can take back your life starting TODAY. Therapy is proven to help and soon you will build a foundational skill-set to live the life you want.
Do you ever wish that you could just shut your mind off for a day? Do you feel physically sick or tense because you cannot stop worrying? Are you feeling out of control or that your life is being dictated by your fears? You don't have to suffer from worry, panic, anxiety, or OCD any longer. There are scientifically proven strategies to combat these issues so that you can take back your life starting TODAY. Therapy is proven to help and soon you will build a foundational skill-set to live the life you want.
(424) 226-3734 View (424) 226-3734
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Cinnamon Howard
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT
Verified
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
Therapy can feel daunting, especially at first, so it's important you feel a comfortable connection with a therapist. Maybe you're here because you've been feeling the need to resolve problems or you need some support. Therapy is a collaborative process and we can talk about issues you feel ready to discuss. My intention is to create an environment where you feel safe to explore what's troubling you. We can work together and move at your pace - therapy is part talking, part listening and part teaching. The primary goal is to help you find relief and solutions.
Therapy can feel daunting, especially at first, so it's important you feel a comfortable connection with a therapist. Maybe you're here because you've been feeling the need to resolve problems or you need some support. Therapy is a collaborative process and we can talk about issues you feel ready to discuss. My intention is to create an environment where you feel safe to explore what's troubling you. We can work together and move at your pace - therapy is part talking, part listening and part teaching. The primary goal is to help you find relief and solutions.
(310) 770-5775 View (310) 770-5775
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Ted Cohen
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, MAT
Verified
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
All growth starts from having a warm and kind relationship, with your therapist, and with yourself. I work with people who are seeking a collaborative partner that can create a caring relationship that serves as a vehicle for enhancing one's life. Each person's growth story and journey is different and I want to meet you where you're at in order to foster empathy for yourself and create meaningful change.
All growth starts from having a warm and kind relationship, with your therapist, and with yourself. I work with people who are seeking a collaborative partner that can create a caring relationship that serves as a vehicle for enhancing one's life. Each person's growth story and journey is different and I want to meet you where you're at in order to foster empathy for yourself and create meaningful change.
(424) 348-7471 View (424) 348-7471
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Amanda Cruse
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
In individual therapy I help my clients to explore and understand their core beliefs, feelings, behaviors, and interpersonal interactions. Understanding issues as they come up in the therapeutic relationship, as well as in your outside life, leads to deeper self-awareness and more satisfying ways of being. I work with clients to gain greater insight into their true needs and wants so they can make choices that best serve them. Know that by making that choice, to live a healthier, more fulfilling life, is achievable. I offer an accepting, non-judgmental environment and will support your emotional needs and goals.
In individual therapy I help my clients to explore and understand their core beliefs, feelings, behaviors, and interpersonal interactions. Understanding issues as they come up in the therapeutic relationship, as well as in your outside life, leads to deeper self-awareness and more satisfying ways of being. I work with clients to gain greater insight into their true needs and wants so they can make choices that best serve them. Know that by making that choice, to live a healthier, more fulfilling life, is achievable. I offer an accepting, non-judgmental environment and will support your emotional needs and goals.
(424) 401-7731 View (424) 401-7731
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Amber Lopez Molnar
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
Starting a family is one of the most incredible yet nerve racking transitions one can go through. I specialize in Infertility, Maternal Mental Health as well as overall life transitions. The process of infertility treatments alone can leave a person feeling vulnerable, heartbroken and unsure about the future. Some of the core issues that I treat include; Postpartum Depression/Anxiety/OCD, Grief, and the transition of your new identify as a mother. In addition I enjoy working with the LGBTQ community as well as adoption and families of multiples.
Starting a family is one of the most incredible yet nerve racking transitions one can go through. I specialize in Infertility, Maternal Mental Health as well as overall life transitions. The process of infertility treatments alone can leave a person feeling vulnerable, heartbroken and unsure about the future. Some of the core issues that I treat include; Postpartum Depression/Anxiety/OCD, Grief, and the transition of your new identify as a mother. In addition I enjoy working with the LGBTQ community as well as adoption and families of multiples.
(310) 340-1927 View (310) 340-1927
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Jennifer Kuchler
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, APCC
Verified
Redondo Beach, CA 90277  (Online Only)
Sessions can focus on navigating through stressful times, shedding past patterns, looking for growth opportunities or searching for a more balanced life. My areas of focus are trauma, anxiety, grief, behavioral issues, anger management, social skills, self-esteem, family dynamics, personal growth, high-stress environments, adoption & medical patient/caregiver support. Let's develop the skills needed to build confidence, improve communication skills, dive deep into bringing out your identity and feel in control of your emotions, create coping skills to build better habits, battle procrastination & have more fulfillment in life.
Sessions can focus on navigating through stressful times, shedding past patterns, looking for growth opportunities or searching for a more balanced life. My areas of focus are trauma, anxiety, grief, behavioral issues, anger management, social skills, self-esteem, family dynamics, personal growth, high-stress environments, adoption & medical patient/caregiver support. Let's develop the skills needed to build confidence, improve communication skills, dive deep into bringing out your identity and feel in control of your emotions, create coping skills to build better habits, battle procrastination & have more fulfillment in life.
(310) 912-3072 View (310) 912-3072
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Beverly Scott/Licensed Marriage Family Counselor
Marriage & Family Therapist, BS, MA, MFT
Verified
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
Suffer no more with depression, panic attacks, addictions, low self esteem and bad relationships, time to transform those close relationships into great ones whether at home or in the office.I use EMDR, brain spotting, hypnosis, codependence therapy, plus couples theories (certified Imago Therapist & Relationsl Life Therapist), joining all in loving communication. I love 12 step programs & have been trained & certified by the best in the field for addiction issues. . I am trained in mediation working for LA court as a mediator for divorcing couples using communication & collaborative methods. I have taught classes helping divorcing couples cope Good communication=love!
Suffer no more with depression, panic attacks, addictions, low self esteem and bad relationships, time to transform those close relationships into great ones whether at home or in the office.I use EMDR, brain spotting, hypnosis, codependence therapy, plus couples theories (certified Imago Therapist & Relationsl Life Therapist), joining all in loving communication. I love 12 step programs & have been trained & certified by the best in the field for addiction issues. . I am trained in mediation working for LA court as a mediator for divorcing couples using communication & collaborative methods. I have taught classes helping divorcing couples cope Good communication=love!
(424) 789-8455 View (424) 789-8455
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Braley Klatt
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Redondo Beach, CA 90277  (Online Only)
Seeking a therapist can be the starting point towards the changes you want to make in your life. This process can be exciting and intimidating. An ideal therapist is one who is understanding, and offers clients a supportive environment. Building a positive self-image, developing healthy communication skills, strengthening relationships, and creating effective coping skills is our goal. I believe the relationship between a therapist and client is the strongest component of the therapy experience. Honesty and a straightforward approach is what you can expect. I love what I do, and I look forward to working with you.
Seeking a therapist can be the starting point towards the changes you want to make in your life. This process can be exciting and intimidating. An ideal therapist is one who is understanding, and offers clients a supportive environment. Building a positive self-image, developing healthy communication skills, strengthening relationships, and creating effective coping skills is our goal. I believe the relationship between a therapist and client is the strongest component of the therapy experience. Honesty and a straightforward approach is what you can expect. I love what I do, and I look forward to working with you.
(657) 251-1686 View (657) 251-1686
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Well-Play Counseling & Wellbeing Center
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LCSW, APCC, AMFT
Verified
5 Endorsed
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
If you are an African American/Black or woman of color struggling with life stressors, mental health issues, imposter syndrome, self-esteem, trauma, racism in the workplace, generational trauma, or more, it is time to give Well-Play Counseling & Wellbeing Center a call. We have trained therapists waiting to assist you in your healing journey. We create a safe healing space free of judgment and shame so that you can heal. We are eclectic in our approach as one size does not fit all, we have therapists who specialize in CBT, inner child, Brainspotting, EMDR, and other modalities. Ready to heal, give us a call.
If you are an African American/Black or woman of color struggling with life stressors, mental health issues, imposter syndrome, self-esteem, trauma, racism in the workplace, generational trauma, or more, it is time to give Well-Play Counseling & Wellbeing Center a call. We have trained therapists waiting to assist you in your healing journey. We create a safe healing space free of judgment and shame so that you can heal. We are eclectic in our approach as one size does not fit all, we have therapists who specialize in CBT, inner child, Brainspotting, EMDR, and other modalities. Ready to heal, give us a call.
(323) 498-2424 View (323) 498-2424
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Stacey Mackaman
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA
Verified
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
At Q Psychology Group, Stacey will work with you through wholehearted engagement on identifying and removing the obstacles to growth as well as emphasizing personal responsibility while distinguishing what brings you meaning and purpose so you can live a life according to your authentic values. In a culturally sensitive way using her understanding of intergenerational trauma transmission and her work promoting social and disability justice issues she is poised to work with all ages and demographics.
At Q Psychology Group, Stacey will work with you through wholehearted engagement on identifying and removing the obstacles to growth as well as emphasizing personal responsibility while distinguishing what brings you meaning and purpose so you can live a life according to your authentic values. In a culturally sensitive way using her understanding of intergenerational trauma transmission and her work promoting social and disability justice issues she is poised to work with all ages and demographics.
(310) 504-1462 View (310) 504-1462
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Lesley M Silverstone
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
Not accepting new clients
Are you feeling overwhelmed with life's challenges? Taking the first step towards getting help is often the most difficult. My role as a therapist is to work collaboratively with the client to gain self-awareness, build self-esteem, create healthier relationships and improve the quality of one's emotional life.
Are you feeling overwhelmed with life's challenges? Taking the first step towards getting help is often the most difficult. My role as a therapist is to work collaboratively with the client to gain self-awareness, build self-esteem, create healthier relationships and improve the quality of one's emotional life.
(310) 331-8983 View (310) 331-8983
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Jill Gray
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
9 Endorsed
Redondo Beach, CA 90277  (Online Only)
Struggling to cope with a cancer or chronic illness diagnosis? Need help understanding and processing grief or loss? Having relationship issues? If the answer is yes to any of these questions, I can help! I provide a non-judgmental and compassionate space where clients can create long-term positive changes through self-exploration and the development of new perspectives, skills and confidence. In addition to specializing in cancer and illness support, I am also Certified in Thanatology through the Association of Death Education and Counseling, a distinguishing certificate for grief professionals.
Struggling to cope with a cancer or chronic illness diagnosis? Need help understanding and processing grief or loss? Having relationship issues? If the answer is yes to any of these questions, I can help! I provide a non-judgmental and compassionate space where clients can create long-term positive changes through self-exploration and the development of new perspectives, skills and confidence. In addition to specializing in cancer and illness support, I am also Certified in Thanatology through the Association of Death Education and Counseling, a distinguishing certificate for grief professionals.
(310) 872-1833 View (310) 872-1833
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Jeana De Lay
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
Not accepting new clients
As a therapist I have been practicing therapy for over ten years and enjoy working with a variety of clients, including teens and couples. I have had success in working with women and men who have had past trauma and/or transitional issues. I utilize forms of long and short term therapy for adults and play therapy with children helping them to find their voice. As part of my practice I teach parenting skills helping parents find ways to interact, communicate and discipline their children at different stages in their lives in a loving and consistent manner.
As a therapist I have been practicing therapy for over ten years and enjoy working with a variety of clients, including teens and couples. I have had success in working with women and men who have had past trauma and/or transitional issues. I utilize forms of long and short term therapy for adults and play therapy with children helping them to find their voice. As part of my practice I teach parenting skills helping parents find ways to interact, communicate and discipline their children at different stages in their lives in a loving and consistent manner.
(310) 896-5958 View (310) 896-5958
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Bob Neff
PhD, CMT®
Redondo Beach, CA 90277  (Online Only)
My ideal client is an athlete or performer who has big goals, strong physical skills, and a great work ethic, but is under-performing too often. Typically it's performance anxiety, but often other issues are involved related to confidence, focus or motivation. What they want most often is to just perform in competition as well as they do in practice. I'm also very interested in helping people break through plateaus and go on to reach their highest dreams and goals. That's actually the main reason I'm in this profession.
My ideal client is an athlete or performer who has big goals, strong physical skills, and a great work ethic, but is under-performing too often. Typically it's performance anxiety, but often other issues are involved related to confidence, focus or motivation. What they want most often is to just perform in competition as well as they do in practice. I'm also very interested in helping people break through plateaus and go on to reach their highest dreams and goals. That's actually the main reason I'm in this profession.
(424) 317-9946 View (424) 317-9946
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Marissa Vellichor
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MS
Verified
Redondo Beach, CA 90277  (Online Only)
Hi! My name is Marissa, and I am truly excited to embark on a journey of growth, understanding, and support. I work on empowering individuals to enhance their social, work/academic, and emotional well-being through the application of evidence-based practices. Our sessions will be founded on respect, understanding, and collaboration as we work together to achieve meaningful progress. I am licensed in both Hawai'i and California, specializing in adolescents, families, and young adults.
Hi! My name is Marissa, and I am truly excited to embark on a journey of growth, understanding, and support. I work on empowering individuals to enhance their social, work/academic, and emotional well-being through the application of evidence-based practices. Our sessions will be founded on respect, understanding, and collaboration as we work together to achieve meaningful progress. I am licensed in both Hawai'i and California, specializing in adolescents, families, and young adults.
(424) 379-5318 View (424) 379-5318
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Dana Zienert Kind
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Redondo Beach, CA 90278
I am committed to, and very passionate about, working with people to help them find deeper meaning and fulfillment in their lives. I feel therapy is a place where you can feel safe to openly express yourself, as you work side-by-side with someone who will assist you in building self-awareness, promote change, and ultimately improve the relationships and your life.
I am committed to, and very passionate about, working with people to help them find deeper meaning and fulfillment in their lives. I feel therapy is a place where you can feel safe to openly express yourself, as you work side-by-side with someone who will assist you in building self-awareness, promote change, and ultimately improve the relationships and your life.
(424) 403-1639 View (424) 403-1639

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Number of Therapists in Redondo Beach, CA

500+

Average cost per session

$185

Therapists in Redondo Beach, CA who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
91% Depression
82% Relationship Issues
78% Self Esteem
70% Grief
67% Trauma and PTSD
66% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

59% Aetna
47% Anthem | Elevance
45% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Redondo Beach, CA see their clients

75% In Person and Online
25% Online Only

Gender breakdown

83% Female
16% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Redondo Beach?

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.