Therapists in Riverside, CA

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Photo of Leahmontaine Barrow, LCSW , Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Leahmontaine Barrow
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Riverside, CA 92505
My goal in therapy is to meet you where you are and create a safe space so you can get to where you want to be. I collaborate with each person as they attempt to identify, manage and eliminate feelings of sadness, hopelessness, worthlessness, and helplessness. It's difficult to live your best life when you constantly feel depressed, anxious, and do not feel heard or understood. At Compassion Compass, we work together to develops strategies, solutions, skills, and resources so that you can take your life back and live richly.
My goal in therapy is to meet you where you are and create a safe space so you can get to where you want to be. I collaborate with each person as they attempt to identify, manage and eliminate feelings of sadness, hopelessness, worthlessness, and helplessness. It's difficult to live your best life when you constantly feel depressed, anxious, and do not feel heard or understood. At Compassion Compass, we work together to develops strategies, solutions, skills, and resources so that you can take your life back and live richly.
(909) 417-6123 View (909) 417-6123
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Melanie Mckinney
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Riverside, CA 92501
Melanie Mckinney is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in New Mexico who has been practicing since 2000. Melanie takes great pride in being able to form strong therapeutic relationships with her clients and make them safe and comfortable in sharing and making the most out of therapy. She has been privileged to work with clients in a private practice setting, community agencies and hospital settings. Her specialties include working with individuals that may be experiencing problems in their relationships, individuals contemplating a divorce or ending a relationship and women's issues, such as miscarriage and parenting concerns.
Melanie Mckinney is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in New Mexico who has been practicing since 2000. Melanie takes great pride in being able to form strong therapeutic relationships with her clients and make them safe and comfortable in sharing and making the most out of therapy. She has been privileged to work with clients in a private practice setting, community agencies and hospital settings. Her specialties include working with individuals that may be experiencing problems in their relationships, individuals contemplating a divorce or ending a relationship and women's issues, such as miscarriage and parenting concerns.
(909) 280-7516 View (909) 280-7516
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Alana Hendrix
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Riverside, CA 92508
All of us have seasons in life that can be very difficult to navigate. Whether you are struggling through the pain of a difficult marriage, the anxiety of a child making bad choices, the fear that comes with a potentially life altering diagnosis, or the nightmares remaining from a traumatic life-event, as a Marriage & Family Therapist with over 20 years' experience, I can help you develop the life skills and strengths that you need to navigate those events in a way that will give you the most positive outcome possible.
All of us have seasons in life that can be very difficult to navigate. Whether you are struggling through the pain of a difficult marriage, the anxiety of a child making bad choices, the fear that comes with a potentially life altering diagnosis, or the nightmares remaining from a traumatic life-event, as a Marriage & Family Therapist with over 20 years' experience, I can help you develop the life skills and strengths that you need to navigate those events in a way that will give you the most positive outcome possible.
(951) 336-8507 View (951) 336-8507
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Dr. Marina Zaky
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Riverside, CA 92508
If you are a young adult, you might be struggling with imposter syndrome which makes you feel like you are not "a real adult." Negative thoughts about who you are and your self-worth begin to creep in and take over constantly. This is emotionally exhausting and I want to help guide you through a beautiful journey of self-exploration!
If you are a young adult, you might be struggling with imposter syndrome which makes you feel like you are not "a real adult." Negative thoughts about who you are and your self-worth begin to creep in and take over constantly. This is emotionally exhausting and I want to help guide you through a beautiful journey of self-exploration!
(714) 312-7383 View (714) 312-7383
Photo of Tom Thomazin, MS, LMFT, Pastor, Marriage & Family Therapist
Tom Thomazin
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, Pastor
Verified Verified
Riverside, CA 92508
I am the President & CEO of Genesis Counseling. We have 4 Clinics (San Bernardino, Riverside, Victorville & Ridgecrest). I've provided mental health services as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT #32218) since 1995 for individuals, couples, families of all ages, ethnic and diagnostic categories. As a clinician I offer both day and evening appointments out of several of our different locations. I am also an Ordained Pastor offering Christian Counseling from Biblical point of view. If I cannot help you perhaps one of the clinicians in our various office locations can, including areas of Psychiatry & Psychological Testing.
I am the President & CEO of Genesis Counseling. We have 4 Clinics (San Bernardino, Riverside, Victorville & Ridgecrest). I've provided mental health services as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT #32218) since 1995 for individuals, couples, families of all ages, ethnic and diagnostic categories. As a clinician I offer both day and evening appointments out of several of our different locations. I am also an Ordained Pastor offering Christian Counseling from Biblical point of view. If I cannot help you perhaps one of the clinicians in our various office locations can, including areas of Psychiatry & Psychological Testing.
(951) 382-5972 View (951) 382-5972
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Diane L Maldonado
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
Riverside, CA 92507
Did you know that 1 in 10 adults suffer with some form of depression each year and it is estimated 31% experience anxiety at some point in their life (NIMH, 2023)? If this resonates with you I'm here to help you experience more peace of mind. I have had training in Trauma Focused CBT and have a deep desire to help children, adults and couples become restored. I also have training in the Comprehensive Resource Model (CRM) good for helping with anxiety and depression and embrace EFT. Assisting you as you navigate the grief that comes with experiencing deep wounds, so that you can negotiate the future, is my intentional purpose.
Did you know that 1 in 10 adults suffer with some form of depression each year and it is estimated 31% experience anxiety at some point in their life (NIMH, 2023)? If this resonates with you I'm here to help you experience more peace of mind. I have had training in Trauma Focused CBT and have a deep desire to help children, adults and couples become restored. I also have training in the Comprehensive Resource Model (CRM) good for helping with anxiety and depression and embrace EFT. Assisting you as you navigate the grief that comes with experiencing deep wounds, so that you can negotiate the future, is my intentional purpose.
(951) 494-4911 View (951) 494-4911
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Lauri Mendes
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern
Verified Verified
Riverside, CA 92507
Life presents us with many battles to overcome. We are bombarded with constant information 24/7 and when we have time for peace of mind, do we actually achieve it? How long can you put the phone down, stop checking emails every few minutes, or take a break from social media. We all have the best of intentions, like spending more time with the kids, meditating, starting a new exercise routine, taking walks, reading a new book, eating healthy. The list can go on and on! But what is holding you back from living the life you want? Why don’t you allow yourself grace and make those activities your reality by considering therapy.
Life presents us with many battles to overcome. We are bombarded with constant information 24/7 and when we have time for peace of mind, do we actually achieve it? How long can you put the phone down, stop checking emails every few minutes, or take a break from social media. We all have the best of intentions, like spending more time with the kids, meditating, starting a new exercise routine, taking walks, reading a new book, eating healthy. The list can go on and on! But what is holding you back from living the life you want? Why don’t you allow yourself grace and make those activities your reality by considering therapy.
(951) 484-1856 View (951) 484-1856
Photo of Michelle Soliz-Rozell, AMFT, Pre-Licensed Professional
Michelle Soliz-Rozell
Pre-Licensed Professional, AMFT
Verified Verified
Riverside, CA 92504
Therapy is an individual therapeutic process with a collaborative effort given by both the therapist and the client. As we focus through the lens of the whole person of the client: emotional, physical and spiritual. It is through that lens a greater understanding can be gauged. The overall goal is progress, not perfection. The collaborative work is done with unconditional positive regard and empathy. We face many challenges in life and those challenges can affect our daily life. However, the challenges we can encounter can become strengths and a platform to catapult us into our purpose.
Therapy is an individual therapeutic process with a collaborative effort given by both the therapist and the client. As we focus through the lens of the whole person of the client: emotional, physical and spiritual. It is through that lens a greater understanding can be gauged. The overall goal is progress, not perfection. The collaborative work is done with unconditional positive regard and empathy. We face many challenges in life and those challenges can affect our daily life. However, the challenges we can encounter can become strengths and a platform to catapult us into our purpose.
(951) 916-3789 View (951) 916-3789
Photo of Sheena Escobedo Harton, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Sheena Escobedo Harton
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Riverside, CA 92508  (Online Only)
Could any part of your identity be in question? Are you on an exploration of yourself but are not quite sure how to start that journey? How often have you sat and thought about your personal values system, beliefs, or emotions in relation to better understanding the real you? When we meet ourselves with curiosity, we find that we actually begin to enjoy who we really are. I seek to help you meet that inner critic that is trying SO hard to prevent you from doing meaningful work in therapy. The inner critic is created from a fear of never being good enough and by feeling like you lack in areas where you should be sufficient.
Could any part of your identity be in question? Are you on an exploration of yourself but are not quite sure how to start that journey? How often have you sat and thought about your personal values system, beliefs, or emotions in relation to better understanding the real you? When we meet ourselves with curiosity, we find that we actually begin to enjoy who we really are. I seek to help you meet that inner critic that is trying SO hard to prevent you from doing meaningful work in therapy. The inner critic is created from a fear of never being good enough and by feeling like you lack in areas where you should be sufficient.
(909) 324-4630 View (909) 324-4630
Photo of Kirby Wohlander, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Kirby Wohlander
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Riverside, CA 92503
Kirby Wohlander, LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker), has a broad range of experience that includes working with individuals, couples, and families, in inpatient and outpatient mental health settings, and providing treatment to a wide range of adult clients. During his many years of experience, he has worked in multiple human service settings, is familiar with the challenges presented by: military life, developmental and other disabilities, being a worker or manager in a complex organization, raising a family, balancing work and family, and substance use.
Kirby Wohlander, LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker), has a broad range of experience that includes working with individuals, couples, and families, in inpatient and outpatient mental health settings, and providing treatment to a wide range of adult clients. During his many years of experience, he has worked in multiple human service settings, is familiar with the challenges presented by: military life, developmental and other disabilities, being a worker or manager in a complex organization, raising a family, balancing work and family, and substance use.
(951) 744-9193 View (951) 744-9193
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Amy Schubert Hawkins
MS
Verified Verified
Riverside, CA 92506
Are you struggling to manage your child's disruptive behavior, feeling overwhelmed by their meltdowns, or concerned about developmental delays? As a specialist in early intervention, I understand the complexities faced by families of children with Autism, ADHD, learning disabilities, and emotional disorders. My approach is collaborative, working closely with parents and families to navigate the challenges of special education and to build a supportive community. Using evidence-based techniques, I focus on enhancing social skills, communication, and emotional regulation, tailoring interventions to fit your child's unique needs.
Are you struggling to manage your child's disruptive behavior, feeling overwhelmed by their meltdowns, or concerned about developmental delays? As a specialist in early intervention, I understand the complexities faced by families of children with Autism, ADHD, learning disabilities, and emotional disorders. My approach is collaborative, working closely with parents and families to navigate the challenges of special education and to build a supportive community. Using evidence-based techniques, I focus on enhancing social skills, communication, and emotional regulation, tailoring interventions to fit your child's unique needs.
(909) 340-3288 View (909) 340-3288
Photo of Suzanne McMaster, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Suzanne McMaster
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Riverside, CA 92503
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 10 years of experience. I enjoy helping individuals uncover and get connected to who they really are. I truly believe that each person is their own best expert in their life. I use Motivational Interviewing, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Solution Focused, and Narrative techniques to help people get connected to their own values and set themselves on a path to live the fulfilling life that they want to live. I find that we often need to uncover conditioned beliefs that have been instilled by culture and family systems that don't align with our true selves.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 10 years of experience. I enjoy helping individuals uncover and get connected to who they really are. I truly believe that each person is their own best expert in their life. I use Motivational Interviewing, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Solution Focused, and Narrative techniques to help people get connected to their own values and set themselves on a path to live the fulfilling life that they want to live. I find that we often need to uncover conditioned beliefs that have been instilled by culture and family systems that don't align with our true selves.
(951) 406-6671 View (951) 406-6671
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TheraVize - Christopher Pollock
Pre-Licensed Professional, AMFT
Verified Verified
Riverside, CA 92506
As a therapist, my role is to support clients in achieving their goals by providing a safe and empathetic space for self-exploration and growth. Goal setting is a collaborative process, and I encourage clients to identify and articulate their objectives, whether they're related to mental health, relationships, or personal development. We work together to break down these goals into manageable, realistic steps. It's important to acknowledge that setbacks are a normal part of any journey. I help clients develop resilience and self-compassion, emphasizing that progress is not always linear.
As a therapist, my role is to support clients in achieving their goals by providing a safe and empathetic space for self-exploration and growth. Goal setting is a collaborative process, and I encourage clients to identify and articulate their objectives, whether they're related to mental health, relationships, or personal development. We work together to break down these goals into manageable, realistic steps. It's important to acknowledge that setbacks are a normal part of any journey. I help clients develop resilience and self-compassion, emphasizing that progress is not always linear.
(626) 691-4876 View (626) 691-4876
Photo of Candice Fuimaono, MS, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Candice Fuimaono
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Riverside, CA 92506  (Online Only)
I have 7 years of experience working with adolescents and adults experiencing severe mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, trauma, suicidal thoughts, and self-harm. I used my background and education to help clients learn coping skills and new ways to decrease their symptoms using the skills they learn in therapy.
I have 7 years of experience working with adolescents and adults experiencing severe mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, trauma, suicidal thoughts, and self-harm. I used my background and education to help clients learn coping skills and new ways to decrease their symptoms using the skills they learn in therapy.
(951) 783-4788 View (951) 783-4788
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Infinite Alignments Therapy & Consulting Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Riverside, CA 92505
When life hits, everyone needs someone safe to talk to. A space where they can speak freely, be themselves (flaws and all), and share their pain, without their pain being used against them. There are so many good people, who carry the world on their shoulders, struggling to manage multiple roles to help everyone else on a daily basis. But who helps them when they are feeling burned out and their cup is empty? Are you experiencing challenges in your personal relationships or at work? Or maybe it's none of the above and you just feel like something is missing or you need help discovering your purpose?
When life hits, everyone needs someone safe to talk to. A space where they can speak freely, be themselves (flaws and all), and share their pain, without their pain being used against them. There are so many good people, who carry the world on their shoulders, struggling to manage multiple roles to help everyone else on a daily basis. But who helps them when they are feeling burned out and their cup is empty? Are you experiencing challenges in your personal relationships or at work? Or maybe it's none of the above and you just feel like something is missing or you need help discovering your purpose?
(951) 477-5209 View (951) 477-5209
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Lee M Stillerman
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Riverside, CA 92507  (Online Only)
Over the last 16 years, I have helped people with a wide range of problems. My services are ideal for those struggling with depression, anxiety, interpersonal relationship issues, career obstacles, grief and loss, life transitions, and the demands and challenges of everyday life. In therapy we examine thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that aren’t working and identify more adaptive or functional responses that help you to adjust to life's changes. If you are looking for a therapist in Ca I am a Licensed psychologist providing individual psychotherapy virtually using a HIPAA compliant video conferencing platform.
Over the last 16 years, I have helped people with a wide range of problems. My services are ideal for those struggling with depression, anxiety, interpersonal relationship issues, career obstacles, grief and loss, life transitions, and the demands and challenges of everyday life. In therapy we examine thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that aren’t working and identify more adaptive or functional responses that help you to adjust to life's changes. If you are looking for a therapist in Ca I am a Licensed psychologist providing individual psychotherapy virtually using a HIPAA compliant video conferencing platform.
(951) 322-4931 View (951) 322-4931
Photo of Bianca Elizabeth R Soto, ASW, CWA, PPSC
Bianca Elizabeth R Soto
Associate Clinical Social Worker, ASW, CWA, PPSC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Riverside, CA 92506  (Online Only)
Welcome! ¡Bienvenidos! My name is Bianca Soto and I’m a bilingual and bicultural Associate Clinical Social Worker with Attend Mental Health. My passion lies in creating a safe, nonjudgmental space for you to be able to express yourself, explore your life, and achieve your goals. I understand that we're all unique, and the clinical interventions utilized will be determined by us together. I offer a warm, compassionate, and collaborative environment, tailoring clinical interventions to your unique needs and goals, helping you enhance relationships, connect with your true selves and lead an authentic, meaningful life.
Welcome! ¡Bienvenidos! My name is Bianca Soto and I’m a bilingual and bicultural Associate Clinical Social Worker with Attend Mental Health. My passion lies in creating a safe, nonjudgmental space for you to be able to express yourself, explore your life, and achieve your goals. I understand that we're all unique, and the clinical interventions utilized will be determined by us together. I offer a warm, compassionate, and collaborative environment, tailoring clinical interventions to your unique needs and goals, helping you enhance relationships, connect with your true selves and lead an authentic, meaningful life.
(909) 442-4953 View (909) 442-4953
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Art Imla
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Riverside, CA 92505  (Online Only)
Do you feel like you're running a marathon but don't know when or how to stop? Feeling a lot of anxiety? Or maybe some days you wake up with "the Mondays" - and it may not even be Monday. Let's help you feel cared for, accomplished, and recognized. If you are like many of us, you most likely spend a lot of your days trying to get along with others - whether they are your partner, toxic boss, or someone you live with. You deserve more peace.
Do you feel like you're running a marathon but don't know when or how to stop? Feeling a lot of anxiety? Or maybe some days you wake up with "the Mondays" - and it may not even be Monday. Let's help you feel cared for, accomplished, and recognized. If you are like many of us, you most likely spend a lot of your days trying to get along with others - whether they are your partner, toxic boss, or someone you live with. You deserve more peace.
(951) 425-4424 View (951) 425-4424
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Julio A Grova Msw Lcsw
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Riverside, CA 92505
We all need help at times, and it could be difficult and scary when we do, but getting help could be the best thing we do for ourselves. Life's journey can take us to many places, but in order to walk on this journey we need to be alive. I look at therapy as part of this life’s journey. A moment in time when we walk together and look at life in a way that makes better sense for you and for me. It would be an honor to take those steps with you and try and develop a better life journey for you.
We all need help at times, and it could be difficult and scary when we do, but getting help could be the best thing we do for ourselves. Life's journey can take us to many places, but in order to walk on this journey we need to be alive. I look at therapy as part of this life’s journey. A moment in time when we walk together and look at life in a way that makes better sense for you and for me. It would be an honor to take those steps with you and try and develop a better life journey for you.
(951) 476-0437 View (951) 476-0437
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Adriene Moore Robinson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MS, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Riverside, CA 92507
Clients often have a variety of needs: family relaitonships, personal adjustment issues to life situations, health issues, unresolved adult and childhood issues particularly various issues of abuse and trauma. Children who are often diagnosed with ADHD may also be impacted by not only their behavior issues but also the family history which also needs to be address in therapy. There is need to provided behavior and coping skills for the child either in individual and group sessions. Further the parents and caregivers also need to identify coping skills for themselves and child.
Clients often have a variety of needs: family relaitonships, personal adjustment issues to life situations, health issues, unresolved adult and childhood issues particularly various issues of abuse and trauma. Children who are often diagnosed with ADHD may also be impacted by not only their behavior issues but also the family history which also needs to be address in therapy. There is need to provided behavior and coping skills for the child either in individual and group sessions. Further the parents and caregivers also need to identify coping skills for themselves and child.
(909) 414-1884 View (909) 414-1884

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Riverside, CA

700+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Riverside, CA who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
86% Depression
67% Self Esteem
67% Stress
66% Relationship Issues
66% Coping Skills
63% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

79% Aetna
76% Cigna and Evernorth
66% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Riverside, CA see their clients

68% In Person and Online
32% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
20% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Riverside?

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

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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

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

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

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

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

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

What type of therapy is right for me?

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

How much does therapy cost?

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

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

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

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

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

Is online therapy a good option?

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

Are therapy sessions confidential?

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