Therapists in Arden-Arcade, Sacramento, CA

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Trisha A Mendez
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Arden-Arcade, Sacramento, CA 95825
Not accepting new clients
I AM CURRENTLY FULL AND UNABLE TO TAKE ANY NEW CLIENTS. Are you ready for a change? Are you tired of feeling the way you feel? Not quite sure what you need to do to feel a little different would you believe "change your thinking change your life" is all it may take? If any of this applies to you call me today. Remember you are more than a label or a feeling. Whether it is just you, you and your significant other, or you and your family things can change. I have worked with children, families and couples.
I AM CURRENTLY FULL AND UNABLE TO TAKE ANY NEW CLIENTS. Are you ready for a change? Are you tired of feeling the way you feel? Not quite sure what you need to do to feel a little different would you believe "change your thinking change your life" is all it may take? If any of this applies to you call me today. Remember you are more than a label or a feeling. Whether it is just you, you and your significant other, or you and your family things can change. I have worked with children, families and couples.
(916) 502-9096 View (916) 502-9096
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Karessa Kelly
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
4 Endorsed
Arden-Arcade, Sacramento, CA 95864
The therapeutic journey begins internally by listening to the heart when it tells us there is a need for change in our lives. Second is having the courage to admit when we need outside support to begin this change, and finally being bold enough to use our voices to seek out the assistance of a therapist. Therapy with the right therapist can be helpful to everyone. my preferred theoretical approach is client-centered. A client-centered therapeutic approach allows me to meet my clients where they are at and together develop the appropriate path forward. Other theoretical approaches include; CBT, DBT, experiential, & psychodynamic.
The therapeutic journey begins internally by listening to the heart when it tells us there is a need for change in our lives. Second is having the courage to admit when we need outside support to begin this change, and finally being bold enough to use our voices to seek out the assistance of a therapist. Therapy with the right therapist can be helpful to everyone. my preferred theoretical approach is client-centered. A client-centered therapeutic approach allows me to meet my clients where they are at and together develop the appropriate path forward. Other theoretical approaches include; CBT, DBT, experiential, & psychodynamic.
(916) 237-1619 View (916) 237-1619
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Tiowishonia Counseling Services
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CEMDR, EFT
Verified
Arden-Arcade, Sacramento, CA 95821
Not accepting new clients
"Tiowishonia" is a word from the Lakota language. It means soundness of one's mind, heart and spirit. I find it a privilege to work with individuals, couples, and families to achieve this within themselves. Everyone is unique and posses a special gift. By providing a safe, nonjudgmental environment we explore one's life issues in order to resolve the barriers that prevent one from fully embracing their gift and the contribution they have to offer to themselves, their families, and communities. I utilize EMDR (certified) and use Emotional Freedom Technique as methods of treatment. I look forward to meeting you
"Tiowishonia" is a word from the Lakota language. It means soundness of one's mind, heart and spirit. I find it a privilege to work with individuals, couples, and families to achieve this within themselves. Everyone is unique and posses a special gift. By providing a safe, nonjudgmental environment we explore one's life issues in order to resolve the barriers that prevent one from fully embracing their gift and the contribution they have to offer to themselves, their families, and communities. I utilize EMDR (certified) and use Emotional Freedom Technique as methods of treatment. I look forward to meeting you
(916) 900-0802 View (916) 900-0802
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Socorro Yang
Associate Clinical Social Worker, ASW
Verified
Arden-Arcade, Sacramento, CA 95825
I am compelled to work with individuals whom are experiencing sadness, isolation, overwhelmed or hopeless. I have extensive experience working with children, adults and elderly to improve their experience make connections and manage harmful symptoms.
I am compelled to work with individuals whom are experiencing sadness, isolation, overwhelmed or hopeless. I have extensive experience working with children, adults and elderly to improve their experience make connections and manage harmful symptoms.
(916) 963-9912 x5 View (916) 963-9912 x5
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Refugio Pantoja
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Arden-Arcade, Sacramento, CA 95834  (Online Only)
I specialize in working with community members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBTQ+) community. I strive to provide a safe affirming space for individuals to work on being able to better manage symptoms of depression, anxiety, improve relationships and strive to live authentically.
I specialize in working with community members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBTQ+) community. I strive to provide a safe affirming space for individuals to work on being able to better manage symptoms of depression, anxiety, improve relationships and strive to live authentically.
(916) 794-3813 View (916) 794-3813
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Heather Cassandra Blessing
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Arden-Arcade, Sacramento, CA 95826  (Online Only)
Being a person who is transgender, gender expansive, or on the gender spectrum is not easy. It is never easy when you are different from societies' norms. Whether you are seeking help for your child or yourself, together we can explore who you are, who you hope to be and how to help you get there. Everyone deserves to live life to their fullest ability and authentically. If you are struggling give me a call. We can talk on the phone and if you feel comfortable we can meet for a session and see how we work together.
Being a person who is transgender, gender expansive, or on the gender spectrum is not easy. It is never easy when you are different from societies' norms. Whether you are seeking help for your child or yourself, together we can explore who you are, who you hope to be and how to help you get there. Everyone deserves to live life to their fullest ability and authentically. If you are struggling give me a call. We can talk on the phone and if you feel comfortable we can meet for a session and see how we work together.
(916) 512-1826 View (916) 512-1826
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Theresa Inslee
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, LPCC
Verified
Arden-Arcade, Sacramento, CA 95825  (Online Only)
If you’ve landed here, you are no doubt considering making some changes in your life and I'm glad to see that you are exploring your options for feeling better. People I work with typically feel worried, sad, overwhelmed or stressed, or are trying to cope with grief--before, during, or after--an important loss. Feeling stuck in old ways of thinking and behaving, having problematic relationships, or feeling uncomfortable with the status quo and wanting to improve one's quality of life are common themes that bring people to my office.
If you’ve landed here, you are no doubt considering making some changes in your life and I'm glad to see that you are exploring your options for feeling better. People I work with typically feel worried, sad, overwhelmed or stressed, or are trying to cope with grief--before, during, or after--an important loss. Feeling stuck in old ways of thinking and behaving, having problematic relationships, or feeling uncomfortable with the status quo and wanting to improve one's quality of life are common themes that bring people to my office.
(916) 545-6316 View (916) 545-6316
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Myrna Klassen
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Arden-Arcade, Sacramento, CA 95825  (Online Only)
With 40 years of experience in walking alongside clients to help them achieve the changes they desire, I still get great joy as I see clients make those changes. If you have relationship issues, anxiety or depression, or just don't know the next step to make your life what you want it to be, I have experience in all of these areas and more, and would love to help you achieve your goals. Since the beginning of the COVID pandemic, many people have discovered that issues that were simmering have come to the surface and they are ready to process and heal old wounds or improve their relationships. You might be one of them!
With 40 years of experience in walking alongside clients to help them achieve the changes they desire, I still get great joy as I see clients make those changes. If you have relationship issues, anxiety or depression, or just don't know the next step to make your life what you want it to be, I have experience in all of these areas and more, and would love to help you achieve your goals. Since the beginning of the COVID pandemic, many people have discovered that issues that were simmering have come to the surface and they are ready to process and heal old wounds or improve their relationships. You might be one of them!
(916) 459-1278 View (916) 459-1278
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Michael Ponce
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Arden-Arcade, Sacramento, CA 95864  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I believe we all have the strength to overcome struggles we face in life, but that comes with the understanding that knowledge without application is just information. Action is required. It’s the small, meaningful steps that can change the trajectory of our lives and it’s what we do with what we learn which allows us to move from revelation to realization, from seed to strength. If you allow me to partner with you, I’ll give you space to talk and I will supportively challenge the narrative that you are telling yourself. I will help you to figure out what is true and what is not.
I believe we all have the strength to overcome struggles we face in life, but that comes with the understanding that knowledge without application is just information. Action is required. It’s the small, meaningful steps that can change the trajectory of our lives and it’s what we do with what we learn which allows us to move from revelation to realization, from seed to strength. If you allow me to partner with you, I’ll give you space to talk and I will supportively challenge the narrative that you are telling yourself. I will help you to figure out what is true and what is not.
(916) 926-0737 View (916) 926-0737
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Sarah Astarte
PhD
Arden-Arcade, Sacramento, CA 95864
Spiritual guidance and intuitive counseling includes spirituality with contemporary counseling practices to help with healing, empowerment, and transformation. Understanding of one's spirituality is subjective to each client. My specializations include body image and self-esteem, love and relationships, sacred sexuality, identity formation, self-empowerment, life transitions, grief and loss, death and dying, mind-body connection, archetypes, multiculturalism and GLBT identity and issues, and spirituality and growth. Goddess psychology, creative expression, dream work, Reiki, intuitive readings, and indigenous healing practices.
Spiritual guidance and intuitive counseling includes spirituality with contemporary counseling practices to help with healing, empowerment, and transformation. Understanding of one's spirituality is subjective to each client. My specializations include body image and self-esteem, love and relationships, sacred sexuality, identity formation, self-empowerment, life transitions, grief and loss, death and dying, mind-body connection, archetypes, multiculturalism and GLBT identity and issues, and spirituality and growth. Goddess psychology, creative expression, dream work, Reiki, intuitive readings, and indigenous healing practices.
(916) 520-6292 View (916) 520-6292
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Marissa Jian
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Arden-Arcade, Sacramento, CA 95864  (Online Only)
Anxious or depressed about your past, present, or future can feel like being trapped in a maze, isolated and drained of hope. Hi there, I’m Marissa Jian, an LMFT in California offering teletherapy to support individuals navigating these overwhelming feelings. It's a tough journey, but remember, you’re not alone; together, we’ll devise a plan to find a way through it. I’ve worked extensively with kids, families, and adults. With over a decade of experience, I understand the complexities of family dynamics and the challenges they bring.
Anxious or depressed about your past, present, or future can feel like being trapped in a maze, isolated and drained of hope. Hi there, I’m Marissa Jian, an LMFT in California offering teletherapy to support individuals navigating these overwhelming feelings. It's a tough journey, but remember, you’re not alone; together, we’ll devise a plan to find a way through it. I’ve worked extensively with kids, families, and adults. With over a decade of experience, I understand the complexities of family dynamics and the challenges they bring.
(279) 205-3804 View (279) 205-3804
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Jennifer E Thomas
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Arden-Arcade, Sacramento, CA 95825
Are you looking for a happier and healthier way to live your life? Unpleasant feelings and experiences can affect the way people choose to live their lives. There are many positive ways to deal with these unpleasant emotions. Through discussion and exploration we can find ways to work through life's roadblocks in order to find a happier and healthier path for your life.
Are you looking for a happier and healthier way to live your life? Unpleasant feelings and experiences can affect the way people choose to live their lives. There are many positive ways to deal with these unpleasant emotions. Through discussion and exploration we can find ways to work through life's roadblocks in order to find a happier and healthier path for your life.
(916) 234-0870 View (916) 234-0870
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Carole L Thompson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Arden-Arcade, Sacramento, CA 95825
**ONLINE THERAPY AVAILABLE** Do you come from a family where one or both of your parents/caregivers were not emotionally there for you as a child, maybe they had an addiction (alcohol, drugs, work, anything else but you)? From these experiences as a child you received and downloaded messages that impact your life now as an adult. Maybe now as an adult you too suffer from an addiction, experience depression and/or anxiety or perhaps you keep finding yourself in co-dependent relationships. You want to break free from feeling lost and/or out of control, you want to be happy and feel secure in yourself and relationships.
**ONLINE THERAPY AVAILABLE** Do you come from a family where one or both of your parents/caregivers were not emotionally there for you as a child, maybe they had an addiction (alcohol, drugs, work, anything else but you)? From these experiences as a child you received and downloaded messages that impact your life now as an adult. Maybe now as an adult you too suffer from an addiction, experience depression and/or anxiety or perhaps you keep finding yourself in co-dependent relationships. You want to break free from feeling lost and/or out of control, you want to be happy and feel secure in yourself and relationships.
(916) 619-3791 View (916) 619-3791
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Jenna Bell (Registered Associate #13251)
Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, MS
Verified
Arden-Arcade, Sacramento, CA 95821
Hello, and welcome to my page. Are you having a difficult time in your relationships or at work? Do you struggle with anxiety and/or depression? Is the teen or young adult in your life struggling and in need of support? Are you feeling overwhelmed with family or just with everything on your mind? Are you struggling with illness, trauma, or crisis? I specialize in working with adolescents and young adults, couples, families, parent/child relationships, coping with illness, relationship challenges, and pre and postpartum difficulties. I also see children, teens, and adults individually.
Hello, and welcome to my page. Are you having a difficult time in your relationships or at work? Do you struggle with anxiety and/or depression? Is the teen or young adult in your life struggling and in need of support? Are you feeling overwhelmed with family or just with everything on your mind? Are you struggling with illness, trauma, or crisis? I specialize in working with adolescents and young adults, couples, families, parent/child relationships, coping with illness, relationship challenges, and pre and postpartum difficulties. I also see children, teens, and adults individually.
(916) 249-7237 View (916) 249-7237
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Roshni Patel
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Arden-Arcade, Sacramento, CA 95825
I have been providing and managing behavioral health care services in the Sacramento Metropolitan area since 2000. I am a professionally trained therapist whose goal is to help individuals, couples, and families face their emotional issues with courage and strength while learning to grow and change in a motivating and safe environment. I use multiple treatment modalities which draw upon the personal strengths of my clientele. In addition to English, I speak Gujarati and Hindi, and am comfortable working with people from many cultured and backgrounds.
I have been providing and managing behavioral health care services in the Sacramento Metropolitan area since 2000. I am a professionally trained therapist whose goal is to help individuals, couples, and families face their emotional issues with courage and strength while learning to grow and change in a motivating and safe environment. I use multiple treatment modalities which draw upon the personal strengths of my clientele. In addition to English, I speak Gujarati and Hindi, and am comfortable working with people from many cultured and backgrounds.
(916) 512-1914 View (916) 512-1914
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Haley Davidson In Person
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Arden-Arcade, Sacramento, CA 95825
I truly believe that it is important to have healthy, loving relationships, with oneself, friends, partners, and family, and I take pleasure in being a part of the process! I enjoy working with adult individuals and couples who are open to new ideas when they feel as though they’ve tried it all. My focus is individual adult males struggling with various life issues ranging from anxiety and depression to relational issues and day to day stressors. Ultimately I will help individuals and couples process through issues that are difficult to face on your own, and I am excited to guide clients through that journey.
I truly believe that it is important to have healthy, loving relationships, with oneself, friends, partners, and family, and I take pleasure in being a part of the process! I enjoy working with adult individuals and couples who are open to new ideas when they feel as though they’ve tried it all. My focus is individual adult males struggling with various life issues ranging from anxiety and depression to relational issues and day to day stressors. Ultimately I will help individuals and couples process through issues that are difficult to face on your own, and I am excited to guide clients through that journey.
(916) 359-9295 View (916) 359-9295
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Maria Curameng Teresi
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Arden-Arcade, Sacramento, CA 95821  (Online Only)
Maria Curameng Teresi is a licensed marriage, family and child therapist, and has worked in mental health and behavioral health since 2004. She works with people who have been abused and experienced different types of trauma. She helps her clients reduce the effects of trauma including anxiety, depression, stress, starting and completing tasks, and struggles with relationships, with career goals, with life changes and with managing mood changes. She supports her clients to reach their life goals and live their lives in healthy, productive and effective ways that is unique to her individual clients.
Maria Curameng Teresi is a licensed marriage, family and child therapist, and has worked in mental health and behavioral health since 2004. She works with people who have been abused and experienced different types of trauma. She helps her clients reduce the effects of trauma including anxiety, depression, stress, starting and completing tasks, and struggles with relationships, with career goals, with life changes and with managing mood changes. She supports her clients to reach their life goals and live their lives in healthy, productive and effective ways that is unique to her individual clients.
(916) 571-0913 View (916) 571-0913
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Cathy Ann Intemann
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Arden-Arcade, Sacramento, CA 95864
As a therapist, I believe simply in a person's ability to change whether it is drawing on the strengths one already has or stepping into the fear and excitement of new discovery. My role is to offer you a safe and respectful place where I acknowledge you, provide compassion for where you have been and support for where you will go. Therapy is a unique relationship built on trust. While I will cheerlead with you, I will also provide a mirror for you to find your own truth and that requires honest engagement and exploration of self. Life can be a challenge and if you are wanting to explore purpose and joy, I invite you to my practice.
As a therapist, I believe simply in a person's ability to change whether it is drawing on the strengths one already has or stepping into the fear and excitement of new discovery. My role is to offer you a safe and respectful place where I acknowledge you, provide compassion for where you have been and support for where you will go. Therapy is a unique relationship built on trust. While I will cheerlead with you, I will also provide a mirror for you to find your own truth and that requires honest engagement and exploration of self. Life can be a challenge and if you are wanting to explore purpose and joy, I invite you to my practice.
(916) 890-2477 View (916) 890-2477
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Megan McColley
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Arden-Arcade, Sacramento, CA 95825
I am an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist experienced in working with adolescences, teens, children, adults, and families. My experience encompasses work within Placer and Sacramento County, multiple schools, and non profits. My mission is to empower, strengthen, and provide clients with hope through difficult seasons in their lives.
I am an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist experienced in working with adolescences, teens, children, adults, and families. My experience encompasses work within Placer and Sacramento County, multiple schools, and non profits. My mission is to empower, strengthen, and provide clients with hope through difficult seasons in their lives.
(916) 378-1873 View (916) 378-1873
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Mikara Dorsey
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, MS
Verified
2 Endorsed
Arden-Arcade, Sacramento, CA 95825  (Online Only)
I recognize the importance of tailoring therapeutic approaches to suit individual needs and believe that each person has their own set of strengths. My goal is to foster personal growth and resilience in each individual. I have experience supporting clients with many different needs such as anxiety, grief, low self-esteem, life transitions, self-harm, and trauma. I have extensive experience working in trauma-based work.
I recognize the importance of tailoring therapeutic approaches to suit individual needs and believe that each person has their own set of strengths. My goal is to foster personal growth and resilience in each individual. I have experience supporting clients with many different needs such as anxiety, grief, low self-esteem, life transitions, self-harm, and trauma. I have extensive experience working in trauma-based work.
(916) 775-8896 View (916) 775-8896

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Number of Therapists in Arden-Arcade, Sacramento, CA

200+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Arden-Arcade, Sacramento, CA who prioritize treating:

89% Anxiety
86% Depression
70% Trauma and PTSD
69% Relationship Issues
69% Grief
68% Self Esteem
65% Stress

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

53% Aetna
48% MHN | Health Net
46% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Arden-Arcade, Sacramento, CA see their clients

74% In Person and Online
26% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
19% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Arden-Arcade, Sacramento?

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.