Therapists in Richmond Grove, Sacramento, CA

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Silver Lake Psychology
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Richmond Grove, Sacramento, CA 95811
Learn how to feel more connected to yourself, others and the world around you. Therapy provides all the elements of intimacy: honest communication, vulnerability and trust. Good therapy is challenging yet warm, providing both structure and empathy for your unique experience. We are a collective of therapists with a wide range of specialties. Our intake professionals will help connect you with the right therapist for your needs. We make appointments easy, offering evenings and weekends and flexibility for creative professionals who can't make the same time each week.
Learn how to feel more connected to yourself, others and the world around you. Therapy provides all the elements of intimacy: honest communication, vulnerability and trust. Good therapy is challenging yet warm, providing both structure and empathy for your unique experience. We are a collective of therapists with a wide range of specialties. Our intake professionals will help connect you with the right therapist for your needs. We make appointments easy, offering evenings and weekends and flexibility for creative professionals who can't make the same time each week.
(916) 237-9399 View (916) 237-9399
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Shannon Nisley
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LPCC, LCPC
Verified
Richmond Grove, Sacramento, CA 95811  (Online Only)
I provide virtual individual therapy to adult (18+) women and enby folks of all backgrounds, orientations, expressions, and relationship/family dynamics - no topic is off limits. I aim to cultivate a compassionate and empowering space for you to explore and heal, believing laughter, joy, and creativity to be an integral part of that process. No judgement, no shame, no “fixing”, no BS.
I provide virtual individual therapy to adult (18+) women and enby folks of all backgrounds, orientations, expressions, and relationship/family dynamics - no topic is off limits. I aim to cultivate a compassionate and empowering space for you to explore and heal, believing laughter, joy, and creativity to be an integral part of that process. No judgement, no shame, no “fixing”, no BS.
(530) 853-3335 View (530) 853-3335
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Stephanie Espinoza
Pre-Licensed Professional, PsyD
Verified
Richmond Grove, Sacramento, CA 95811
Wherever you may be in life, my goal is to provide you with a safe, non-judgmental, and inclusive space to explore, learn, process, heal, and thrive. I'll help you accept yourself as you are. Be messy, complicated, worried, angry, and show up anyway! I'll help you find the space that feels most comfortable to you no matter what you've been through. We'll clarify your goals and values and look toward a new perspective and healthy narrative, so you can nurture the feelings that are aligned with your well-being and not those that keep you stuck. With commitment and focus, you'll get to a deeper sense of self-compassion and fulfillment.
Wherever you may be in life, my goal is to provide you with a safe, non-judgmental, and inclusive space to explore, learn, process, heal, and thrive. I'll help you accept yourself as you are. Be messy, complicated, worried, angry, and show up anyway! I'll help you find the space that feels most comfortable to you no matter what you've been through. We'll clarify your goals and values and look toward a new perspective and healthy narrative, so you can nurture the feelings that are aligned with your well-being and not those that keep you stuck. With commitment and focus, you'll get to a deeper sense of self-compassion and fulfillment.
(916) 894-8475 View (916) 894-8475
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Brenda Dominguez Vaccaro
Psychologist, MA, PsyD
Verified
4 Endorsed
Richmond Grove, Sacramento, CA 95811
I imagine you're here because you're feeling ready for change. It's reassuring to know it's never too late to ignite curiosity about yourself and learn how to develop secure, healthy connections to others, find relief from anxiety, depression, and stress, and handle emotional challenges more confidently. When you're struggling, it takes courage to let go of what's limiting you to make room for a fulfilling life. I can collaborate with you in the process of identifying, understanding, and reworking ineffective patterns and building new skills and behavior to create the meaningful and satisfying life experiences you desire.
I imagine you're here because you're feeling ready for change. It's reassuring to know it's never too late to ignite curiosity about yourself and learn how to develop secure, healthy connections to others, find relief from anxiety, depression, and stress, and handle emotional challenges more confidently. When you're struggling, it takes courage to let go of what's limiting you to make room for a fulfilling life. I can collaborate with you in the process of identifying, understanding, and reworking ineffective patterns and building new skills and behavior to create the meaningful and satisfying life experiences you desire.
(916) 262-7097 View (916) 262-7097
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Anoop Sidhu
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
Richmond Grove, Sacramento, CA 95811
Hello! Having trouble communicating your needs and setting boundaries? Are you struggling to balance your bicultural identity? Are you parent struggling with the behavior or emotional needs of your child(ren)? Are you often irritated and don't know why? Are you not feeling sure of "who you are"? I have experience working with individuals of various age groups, from children and adolescents to adults. While it's essential to explore past experiences to gain context, I believe this alone is not enough.
Hello! Having trouble communicating your needs and setting boundaries? Are you struggling to balance your bicultural identity? Are you parent struggling with the behavior or emotional needs of your child(ren)? Are you often irritated and don't know why? Are you not feeling sure of "who you are"? I have experience working with individuals of various age groups, from children and adolescents to adults. While it's essential to explore past experiences to gain context, I believe this alone is not enough.
(916) 352-7288 View (916) 352-7288
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Elisa Louizos
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Richmond Grove, Sacramento, CA 95811
I imagine you're here because you feel like something needs to change. It's reassuring to know it's never too late to ignite curiosity about what's happening, develop closer, healthier family connections, and learn to assert yourself more successfully as a parent. It takes courage to let go of what's limiting you to make room for a happier life. I can support you and your child(ren) through this process by identifying, understanding, and reworking ineffective patterns and building new skills to reduce conflict and create a better life for your family.
I imagine you're here because you feel like something needs to change. It's reassuring to know it's never too late to ignite curiosity about what's happening, develop closer, healthier family connections, and learn to assert yourself more successfully as a parent. It takes courage to let go of what's limiting you to make room for a happier life. I can support you and your child(ren) through this process by identifying, understanding, and reworking ineffective patterns and building new skills to reduce conflict and create a better life for your family.
(916) 884-6156 View (916) 884-6156
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David Keith Nylund
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified
5 Endorsed
Richmond Grove, Sacramento, CA 95811
I have been a therapist for 35 years working in non-profits, managed care, and private practice. My current work is couples therapy utilizing a relationship focused, resolution based approach. I have experience in working with anxiety/depression; trauma; ADHD; eating disorders; and family therapy. I am a Social Work Professor at Sacramento State Univ. I conduct workshops nationwide/internationally. I serve as the Clinical Director of the Gender Health Center, an agency serving the transgendercommunity. I have worked with hunderds of transgender youth and their families. I teach for the Vancouver School for Narrative Therapy.
I have been a therapist for 35 years working in non-profits, managed care, and private practice. My current work is couples therapy utilizing a relationship focused, resolution based approach. I have experience in working with anxiety/depression; trauma; ADHD; eating disorders; and family therapy. I am a Social Work Professor at Sacramento State Univ. I conduct workshops nationwide/internationally. I serve as the Clinical Director of the Gender Health Center, an agency serving the transgendercommunity. I have worked with hunderds of transgender youth and their families. I teach for the Vancouver School for Narrative Therapy.
(916) 382-7565 View (916) 382-7565
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Kelsey Meraz Masten
Pre-Licensed Professional, ASW
Verified
Richmond Grove, Sacramento, CA 95811
I work with a variety of clients including women, parents, families, adolescence/teens, college students, working professionals, and LGBTQ communities.
I work with a variety of clients including women, parents, families, adolescence/teens, college students, working professionals, and LGBTQ communities.
(916) 619-0660 View (916) 619-0660
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Medina Milan Allen
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, APCC
Verified
Richmond Grove, Sacramento, CA 95811
Each day we awake, you have another chance at life. Of course, you can't control into what family you're born, your ethnicity, or your physical attributes; changing your past is beyond your control, too. However, you DO have control over how you respond to your past, and you CAN change the way you think and behave. Understanding yourself, how to approach relationships, and how to cope with life's challenges can be difficult especially if you're unsure of where to begin. I can meet you where you are and support you with empathy and unconditional positive regard. With collaboration, we can work together to help you meet your goals.
Each day we awake, you have another chance at life. Of course, you can't control into what family you're born, your ethnicity, or your physical attributes; changing your past is beyond your control, too. However, you DO have control over how you respond to your past, and you CAN change the way you think and behave. Understanding yourself, how to approach relationships, and how to cope with life's challenges can be difficult especially if you're unsure of where to begin. I can meet you where you are and support you with empathy and unconditional positive regard. With collaboration, we can work together to help you meet your goals.
(916) 796-4685 View (916) 796-4685
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Dolores Moorehead
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, APCC
Verified
Richmond Grove, Sacramento, CA 95811  (Online Only)
Deciding to make changes in your life and to grow is not easy, but you don’t always have to do it by yourself. I will walk by your side as a client-centered empathic clinician as you explore a new path in your life. I’m committed to meeting you where you are and to supporting your healing. I will help you to recognize your inherent strengths and resiliency as we work together to utilize them in creating the change you seek in your life going forward.
Deciding to make changes in your life and to grow is not easy, but you don’t always have to do it by yourself. I will walk by your side as a client-centered empathic clinician as you explore a new path in your life. I’m committed to meeting you where you are and to supporting your healing. I will help you to recognize your inherent strengths and resiliency as we work together to utilize them in creating the change you seek in your life going forward.
(916) 510-0699 View (916) 510-0699
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Melissa Ramirez
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW
Verified
Richmond Grove, Sacramento, CA 95811
Life is full of challenges to personal growth, and these issues often bring up feelings of fear and uncertainty. These and other difficult emotions may affect how you view yourself and relationships. We'll collaborate to create a safe space for exploring, unpacking, and navigating what's getting in the way of building the life you want. Our sessions will be aimed at healing from intergenerational trauma and inherited fears to release you from the negative self-talk hindering you. My therapeutic style is warm, collaborative, client-centered, and strengths-based to support you in identifying and reworking unhelpful thinking patterns.
Life is full of challenges to personal growth, and these issues often bring up feelings of fear and uncertainty. These and other difficult emotions may affect how you view yourself and relationships. We'll collaborate to create a safe space for exploring, unpacking, and navigating what's getting in the way of building the life you want. Our sessions will be aimed at healing from intergenerational trauma and inherited fears to release you from the negative self-talk hindering you. My therapeutic style is warm, collaborative, client-centered, and strengths-based to support you in identifying and reworking unhelpful thinking patterns.
(916) 848-5907 View (916) 848-5907
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Danielle Laughter
Associate Clinical Social Worker, ASW
Verified
Richmond Grove, Sacramento, CA 95811
Sometimes life doesn’t go the way we plan, and it's difficult to know how to navigate through the challenges we confront. Finding a therapist can be intimidating, and it takes courage to take the first step--so congratulations! Building rapport and trust are essential toward developing a collaborative therapeutic relationship. Therapy should never be a “one size fits all” approach, and I hope to help you feel validated and supported by acknowledging your own unique life journey. I work hard at creating an emotionally safe environment where you can feel free from biases and judgment.
Sometimes life doesn’t go the way we plan, and it's difficult to know how to navigate through the challenges we confront. Finding a therapist can be intimidating, and it takes courage to take the first step--so congratulations! Building rapport and trust are essential toward developing a collaborative therapeutic relationship. Therapy should never be a “one size fits all” approach, and I hope to help you feel validated and supported by acknowledging your own unique life journey. I work hard at creating an emotionally safe environment where you can feel free from biases and judgment.
(916) 796-1263 View (916) 796-1263
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Gwen Chinn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified
1 Endorsed
Richmond Grove, Sacramento, CA 95814  (Online Only)
Whether you’re struggling with a crisis, life transition, feeling overwhelmed, or finding yourself stuck in unproductive patterns, there is no need to navigate this on your own. Therapy is about exploring the self in a way that allows you to grow through self-discovery. I focus on meeting clients where they are and seeing the world from their perspective, and go together from there.
Whether you’re struggling with a crisis, life transition, feeling overwhelmed, or finding yourself stuck in unproductive patterns, there is no need to navigate this on your own. Therapy is about exploring the self in a way that allows you to grow through self-discovery. I focus on meeting clients where they are and seeing the world from their perspective, and go together from there.
(916) 312-1818 View (916) 312-1818
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Abbi Abshire
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
Richmond Grove, Sacramento, CA 95811  (Online Only)
I am accepting new clients! I have had the privilege of working with a diverse set of clients with a wide range of backgrounds and needs. I offer a supportive space that counters the normativity within this culture that often is oppressive to people based on their identities. I recognize that what healing journey one person, relationship or family may need may be different than another and help to support you on that journey. In addition to being neurodivergent and transgender myself, I have also supported folks who are neurodivergent, queer and/or plural.
I am accepting new clients! I have had the privilege of working with a diverse set of clients with a wide range of backgrounds and needs. I offer a supportive space that counters the normativity within this culture that often is oppressive to people based on their identities. I recognize that what healing journey one person, relationship or family may need may be different than another and help to support you on that journey. In addition to being neurodivergent and transgender myself, I have also supported folks who are neurodivergent, queer and/or plural.
(916) 269-4955 View (916) 269-4955
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Lupe Rodriguez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Richmond Grove, Sacramento, CA 95811
Are you looking for a positive change and feel like your current path is no longer serving you? Are you numbing your emotions by engaging in uhealthy relationships with people, substances, food, shopping, gambling, screen time, etc? Then, I am grateful that our paths have crossed. Together, we can work towards attainment of greater balance and fulfillment through the healing of your whole self. You will find my approach to be facilitative rather than coercive and see that I aim to reinforce positive change in your life, no matter how small or incremental that change may be.
Are you looking for a positive change and feel like your current path is no longer serving you? Are you numbing your emotions by engaging in uhealthy relationships with people, substances, food, shopping, gambling, screen time, etc? Then, I am grateful that our paths have crossed. Together, we can work towards attainment of greater balance and fulfillment through the healing of your whole self. You will find my approach to be facilitative rather than coercive and see that I aim to reinforce positive change in your life, no matter how small or incremental that change may be.
(916) 764-3868 View (916) 764-3868
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Tamer Mostafa
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Richmond Grove, Sacramento, CA 95811  (Online Only)
Welcome! My name is Tamer, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with nearly 10 years of experience in disability rights, substance use recovery, community health, and LGBTQIA+ centered care. I believe in person-centered approaches to understand the role that stories play in shaping our everyday lives. My work draws from Narrative therapy, which allows us to deconstruct how these stories show up in the context of anxiety, stress, depression, and trauma. Together, we will harness your ideas, skills, beliefs, and experiences to reclaim the story you want to live.
Welcome! My name is Tamer, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with nearly 10 years of experience in disability rights, substance use recovery, community health, and LGBTQIA+ centered care. I believe in person-centered approaches to understand the role that stories play in shaping our everyday lives. My work draws from Narrative therapy, which allows us to deconstruct how these stories show up in the context of anxiety, stress, depression, and trauma. Together, we will harness your ideas, skills, beliefs, and experiences to reclaim the story you want to live.
(916) 634-0889 View (916) 634-0889
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Elena Malpartida
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Richmond Grove, Sacramento, CA 95818
My goal as a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist is to help you find solutions to your problems or life decisions. I strive to allow a safe and nurturing environment for healing and growth. I have a warm, engaging and non- judgmental approach to help you achieve your goals. My experience includes 16 years as a therapist in Santa Clara County specializing in dual diagnosis and the juvenile justice system. I look forward to providing mental health services to adults, adolescents and families in my private practice here in Sacramento County.
My goal as a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist is to help you find solutions to your problems or life decisions. I strive to allow a safe and nurturing environment for healing and growth. I have a warm, engaging and non- judgmental approach to help you achieve your goals. My experience includes 16 years as a therapist in Santa Clara County specializing in dual diagnosis and the juvenile justice system. I look forward to providing mental health services to adults, adolescents and families in my private practice here in Sacramento County.
(650) 297-8432 View (650) 297-8432
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Abigail Walker
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
Richmond Grove, Sacramento, CA 95811
Welcome, I’m Abby, I’ve always held a firm belief that I am a human first and a therapist second. I am honored to witness other’s journeys and enter the therapeutic space with wonderment and curiosity. I believe we require less fixing and more untangling from our problem stories. In my practice I come from a place of authenticity and deeply value the alliance that is formed between myself and who I am working with. I am person centered and prioritize the desired outcomes that bring people to see me. I invite people to show up fully as they are and it is my job to provide a safe space where folks can be fully seen, heard and valued.
Welcome, I’m Abby, I’ve always held a firm belief that I am a human first and a therapist second. I am honored to witness other’s journeys and enter the therapeutic space with wonderment and curiosity. I believe we require less fixing and more untangling from our problem stories. In my practice I come from a place of authenticity and deeply value the alliance that is formed between myself and who I am working with. I am person centered and prioritize the desired outcomes that bring people to see me. I invite people to show up fully as they are and it is my job to provide a safe space where folks can be fully seen, heard and valued.
(916) 229-6865 View (916) 229-6865
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Aubrey Grande
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA
Verified
Richmond Grove, Sacramento, CA 95811  (Online Only)
My approach is centered around curiosity, possibility, and the celebration of each individual’s unique story. I offer a collaborative therapeutic environment that counters normativity and recognizes the impact of oppressive systems within our society. I utilize narrative therapy in my work, this approach will recognize your personal values and highlight your skills. I aim to assist you in exploring and strengthening the version of you that might be struggling to come to the surface.
My approach is centered around curiosity, possibility, and the celebration of each individual’s unique story. I offer a collaborative therapeutic environment that counters normativity and recognizes the impact of oppressive systems within our society. I utilize narrative therapy in my work, this approach will recognize your personal values and highlight your skills. I aim to assist you in exploring and strengthening the version of you that might be struggling to come to the surface.
(916) 510-0804 View (916) 510-0804
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Jasminka Rainey
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW
Verified
Richmond Grove, Sacramento, CA 95811
Life can feel overwhelming when you are facing personal struggles or experiencing conflict in important relationships. I can help you identify the patterns in your life that are limiting you and guide you toward developing better coping skills to find healing in the difficult areas of your life. Through my extensive work with both children and families who have survived trauma and experienced chronic mental health challenges, I've learned effective strategies for supporting those who are dealing with anxiety, depression, stress, grief, parent-child conflict, relationship issues, and the effects of living with a painful past.
Life can feel overwhelming when you are facing personal struggles or experiencing conflict in important relationships. I can help you identify the patterns in your life that are limiting you and guide you toward developing better coping skills to find healing in the difficult areas of your life. Through my extensive work with both children and families who have survived trauma and experienced chronic mental health challenges, I've learned effective strategies for supporting those who are dealing with anxiety, depression, stress, grief, parent-child conflict, relationship issues, and the effects of living with a painful past.
(916) 238-1876 View (916) 238-1876

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Number of Therapists in Richmond Grove, Sacramento, CA

20+

Average cost per session

$200

Therapists in Richmond Grove, Sacramento, CA who prioritize treating:

88% Anxiety
73% Trauma and PTSD
69% Depression
69% Coping Skills
69% Self Esteem
62% Relationship Issues
62% Stress

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

89% Aetna
84% Cigna and Evernorth
79% Other

How Therapists in Richmond Grove, Sacramento, CA see their clients

77% In Person and Online
23% Online Only

Gender breakdown

85% Female
8% Male
7% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Richmond Grove, 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.