Therapists in Cortez Hill, San Diego, CA

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Miriam Collada
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LPCC
Verified Verified
Cortez Hill, San Diego, CA 92101
I pursued my Masters because I have always been someone who had a skill for listening to others and in some cases helping them; it was done so often that my parents who were divorced both individually would make comments about how I could be a therapist. One day after witnessing someone who often sought my feedback manage a situation on her own I realized how fulfilling it could be to not just create the space for someone to share what troubles them but to witness them grow.
I pursued my Masters because I have always been someone who had a skill for listening to others and in some cases helping them; it was done so often that my parents who were divorced both individually would make comments about how I could be a therapist. One day after witnessing someone who often sought my feedback manage a situation on her own I realized how fulfilling it could be to not just create the space for someone to share what troubles them but to witness them grow.
(619) 391-1796 View (619) 391-1796
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Tiffany Lin Lasky
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cortez Hill, San Diego, CA 92101
Is there an aspect of your career, relationships, or identity that needs sorting out? Are you struggling to make decisions as you prepare to take the next step in your life? Maybe you are feeling anxious or depressed and having difficulty managing stress. I'm here to help. I currently specialize in working with individuals and couples who have struggles with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, difficulty managing stress, life adjustment, trauma, grief and loss, and familial conflict. I utilize a trauma-informed, culturally sensitive approach to help you in your journey toward growth and healing.
Is there an aspect of your career, relationships, or identity that needs sorting out? Are you struggling to make decisions as you prepare to take the next step in your life? Maybe you are feeling anxious or depressed and having difficulty managing stress. I'm here to help. I currently specialize in working with individuals and couples who have struggles with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, difficulty managing stress, life adjustment, trauma, grief and loss, and familial conflict. I utilize a trauma-informed, culturally sensitive approach to help you in your journey toward growth and healing.
(619) 374-3408 View (619) 374-3408
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Stephanie Byrd
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Cortez Hill, San Diego, CA 92101
Getting praised for being so "together", when inside you feel like you're crumbling to pieces? Feeling pressured to change, but don't know where to start? I'd like to help. If you're feeling confused, overwhelmed, anxious or sad and know you need to make some changes, Im here to help. If you and your partner are stuck in negative cycles and get frustrated trying to work through it couples therapy can help. I teach couples like you how to negotiate your needs and how to strengthen and rebuild your bond.
Getting praised for being so "together", when inside you feel like you're crumbling to pieces? Feeling pressured to change, but don't know where to start? I'd like to help. If you're feeling confused, overwhelmed, anxious or sad and know you need to make some changes, Im here to help. If you and your partner are stuck in negative cycles and get frustrated trying to work through it couples therapy can help. I teach couples like you how to negotiate your needs and how to strengthen and rebuild your bond.
(727) 498-5874 View (727) 498-5874
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Yasmin Sadik
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, EMDR
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Cortez Hill, San Diego, CA 92101  (Online Only)
Yasmin Sadik offers customized problem-solving techniques to help you in the shortest amount of time possible. She will discuss with you unresolved trauma and present challenges that could be leading to anxiety, depression and relationship issues.
Yasmin Sadik offers customized problem-solving techniques to help you in the shortest amount of time possible. She will discuss with you unresolved trauma and present challenges that could be leading to anxiety, depression and relationship issues.
(619) 486-9298 View (619) 486-9298
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Jessica Egan
Pre-Licensed Professional, ACSW
Verified Verified
Cortez Hill, San Diego, CA 92101
I am passionate about normalizing clients' struggles and value an individualized approach to therapy. I recognize that every individual is unique and find value in tailoring treatment strategies to suit the specific needs and circumstances of each client. Having embarked on my own healing journey, I understand the significance of building a strong therapeutic relationship. This requires openness and vulnerability; I aim to normalize and validate your experiences so you can be comfortable in processing any form or trauma or obstacle you have experienced.
I am passionate about normalizing clients' struggles and value an individualized approach to therapy. I recognize that every individual is unique and find value in tailoring treatment strategies to suit the specific needs and circumstances of each client. Having embarked on my own healing journey, I understand the significance of building a strong therapeutic relationship. This requires openness and vulnerability; I aim to normalize and validate your experiences so you can be comfortable in processing any form or trauma or obstacle you have experienced.
(619) 304-7297 View (619) 304-7297
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Tate Tyler
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
Cortez Hill, San Diego, CA 92101
I focus on building a safe, supportive therapeutic relationship in order to foster a collaborative environment to partner with you in your progress toward your goals. I’m an open minded thinker who always works to create a non-judgmental atmosphere so we can explore whatever it is that you bring to therapy with empathy always being at the center of the work. I’m passionate about working with a wide range of issues including LGBTQIA+ challenges, depression, interpersonal issues, difficult transitions, self-discovery, and religious trauma. My goal is to support and empower you along your transformative journey of self-understanding.
I focus on building a safe, supportive therapeutic relationship in order to foster a collaborative environment to partner with you in your progress toward your goals. I’m an open minded thinker who always works to create a non-judgmental atmosphere so we can explore whatever it is that you bring to therapy with empathy always being at the center of the work. I’m passionate about working with a wide range of issues including LGBTQIA+ challenges, depression, interpersonal issues, difficult transitions, self-discovery, and religious trauma. My goal is to support and empower you along your transformative journey of self-understanding.
(619) 374-9240 View (619) 374-9240
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Gissell Rodriguez
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cortez Hill, San Diego, CA 92101
Hello and welcome! I am a bilingual Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I am committed to providing all my clients with compassionate support, an affirming space to be themselves, and a lens of curiosity and acceptance free of judgment. I work with adults and couples challenged by relationship issues, trauma, grief, life transitions, anxiety, somatic symptoms, identity issues, gender dysphoria, depression, and neurodivergence. Through our work we can help you identify and break out of cycles that are no longer serving you, renew your sense of hope & zest for life, and create lifelong changes.
Hello and welcome! I am a bilingual Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I am committed to providing all my clients with compassionate support, an affirming space to be themselves, and a lens of curiosity and acceptance free of judgment. I work with adults and couples challenged by relationship issues, trauma, grief, life transitions, anxiety, somatic symptoms, identity issues, gender dysphoria, depression, and neurodivergence. Through our work we can help you identify and break out of cycles that are no longer serving you, renew your sense of hope & zest for life, and create lifelong changes.
(619) 853-4568 View (619) 853-4568
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Lauren Carnine
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Cortez Hill, San Diego, CA 92101  (Online Only)
I am a licensed professional clinical counsel or licensed in California with over five years of experience working as a psychotherapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma, personality disorders, and substance use.
I am a licensed professional clinical counsel or licensed in California with over five years of experience working as a psychotherapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma, personality disorders, and substance use.
(858) 221-4703 View (858) 221-4703
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Claudia Floros
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cortez Hill, San Diego, CA 92101
Hi there, my name is Claudia Floros (she/ ella), and I am a licensed professional clinical counselor. I help individuals struggling with a number of issues including depression, anxiety, family of origin conflict, intimacy issues, life transitions, and self-exploration to name a few. I proudly weave in both Spanish and English into my sessions to allow for a deeper sense of understanding and connection. It would be an honor to get to connect with you to learn of helpful tools and practices for you to reach your truest, deepest self.
Hi there, my name is Claudia Floros (she/ ella), and I am a licensed professional clinical counselor. I help individuals struggling with a number of issues including depression, anxiety, family of origin conflict, intimacy issues, life transitions, and self-exploration to name a few. I proudly weave in both Spanish and English into my sessions to allow for a deeper sense of understanding and connection. It would be an honor to get to connect with you to learn of helpful tools and practices for you to reach your truest, deepest self.
(619) 648-3474 View (619) 648-3474
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Carolyn Gerard
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cortez Hill, San Diego, CA 92101
My specialty is HELPING COUPLES IN CRISIS navigate through the pain of disconnection. If you've discovered infidelity or betrayal in your relationship, and not sure how to move forward, I can help. With trust completely off the table, I help couples create safe enough boundaries to make sense of how the relationship got off track. You don't have to suffer alone. Together we can restore honesty, trust and intimacy back to your relationship.
My specialty is HELPING COUPLES IN CRISIS navigate through the pain of disconnection. If you've discovered infidelity or betrayal in your relationship, and not sure how to move forward, I can help. With trust completely off the table, I help couples create safe enough boundaries to make sense of how the relationship got off track. You don't have to suffer alone. Together we can restore honesty, trust and intimacy back to your relationship.
(858) 367-3916 View (858) 367-3916
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Laura Todd
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Cortez Hill, San Diego, CA 92101
My belief is that our pain and dysfunction is rooted in both experiences that have happened to us as well as external experiences - such as systemic, generational, and contextual factors weaved throughout each person’s story. As your therapist, we will explore both your current crises as well as past experiences that contribute to prolonged and chronic suffering. I also consider collateral care alongside your treatment essential - I want to be connected with your team in your healing journey to give you the best, most well-rounded care.
My belief is that our pain and dysfunction is rooted in both experiences that have happened to us as well as external experiences - such as systemic, generational, and contextual factors weaved throughout each person’s story. As your therapist, we will explore both your current crises as well as past experiences that contribute to prolonged and chronic suffering. I also consider collateral care alongside your treatment essential - I want to be connected with your team in your healing journey to give you the best, most well-rounded care.
(619) 304-6828 View (619) 304-6828
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Suzanne Hampton
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Cortez Hill, San Diego, CA 92101  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I have been in constant awe of the courage and strength it takes to seek help and do the difficult work to illicit positive change, and I try to work intentionally to provide a supportive and safe space for you to explore your authentic thoughts and feelings. Over the years, (18 yrs :0) I've had the pleasure of working with multiple populations in various settings and have found that all people are unique; however, all want to be heard and respected.
I have been in constant awe of the courage and strength it takes to seek help and do the difficult work to illicit positive change, and I try to work intentionally to provide a supportive and safe space for you to explore your authentic thoughts and feelings. Over the years, (18 yrs :0) I've had the pleasure of working with multiple populations in various settings and have found that all people are unique; however, all want to be heard and respected.
(619) 332-5242 View (619) 332-5242
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Jay Alarcon
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CEDS, MBA
Verified Verified
Cortez Hill, San Diego, CA 92120
Coming to therapy can feel vulnerable and scary, but it is a brave step towards the life you want and deserve. I am guided by evidence based techniques, educated insight, and genuine curiosity. I work to nurture my clients’ sensitivities, strengths, hopes, and desires for a meaningful and fulfilling existence. I help individuals tap into their inner strength and thrive, to connect to their passions, couples seeking effective communication techniques and highly sensitive people understand their trait and harness their superpower! I support individuals from diverse backgrounds and sexual orientations, navigate cultural challenges
Coming to therapy can feel vulnerable and scary, but it is a brave step towards the life you want and deserve. I am guided by evidence based techniques, educated insight, and genuine curiosity. I work to nurture my clients’ sensitivities, strengths, hopes, and desires for a meaningful and fulfilling existence. I help individuals tap into their inner strength and thrive, to connect to their passions, couples seeking effective communication techniques and highly sensitive people understand their trait and harness their superpower! I support individuals from diverse backgrounds and sexual orientations, navigate cultural challenges
(858) 360-8251 View (858) 360-8251
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Chelsea Walkerow
Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Cortez Hill, San Diego, CA 92101
I prioritize creating a safe and accepting space for you to be whoever you are. Let’s get curious about what’s shaped you and who you’d like to be. I hope to join you on your continued journey of discovering and developing your authentic self. I recognize that gender and sexuality are spectrums and I’m happy to offer affirming care to my LGBTQIA+ community. Rather than pathologizing the ways we may be different, let’s find a way to celebrate how we’re unique. I would like to work with you to explore and connect with your authentic self. My goal in our work together is to move towards curiosity and away from criticism.
I prioritize creating a safe and accepting space for you to be whoever you are. Let’s get curious about what’s shaped you and who you’d like to be. I hope to join you on your continued journey of discovering and developing your authentic self. I recognize that gender and sexuality are spectrums and I’m happy to offer affirming care to my LGBTQIA+ community. Rather than pathologizing the ways we may be different, let’s find a way to celebrate how we’re unique. I would like to work with you to explore and connect with your authentic self. My goal in our work together is to move towards curiosity and away from criticism.
(619) 759-6115 View (619) 759-6115
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Sherri Ardekani
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, DBT-LBC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Cortez Hill, San Diego, CA 92101
Accepting CA clients. Are you feeling overwhelmed with life's daily stressors? Do you find that you are not where you want to be in you life? Do you sometimes find yourself anxious, depressed or feeling hopeless and out of balance? A history of trauma, addictions, compulsions, suicidal thoughts, self-harm and other life-interfering behaviors can do that. Together, we will work on removing the emotional, cognitive and behavioral barriers that keep you from achieving your personal goals. My mission is to help you achieve your best self by helping you identify where you are now and create a plan to work towards where you want to be.
Accepting CA clients. Are you feeling overwhelmed with life's daily stressors? Do you find that you are not where you want to be in you life? Do you sometimes find yourself anxious, depressed or feeling hopeless and out of balance? A history of trauma, addictions, compulsions, suicidal thoughts, self-harm and other life-interfering behaviors can do that. Together, we will work on removing the emotional, cognitive and behavioral barriers that keep you from achieving your personal goals. My mission is to help you achieve your best self by helping you identify where you are now and create a plan to work towards where you want to be.
(314) 802-4722 View (314) 802-4722
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Sabrina Kaiser
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cortez Hill, San Diego, CA 92101
I approach my work from a place of genuine openness and interest in my clients, and the ways in which they define the barriers showing up in their lives. Taking into account the highly individualized and nuanced experiences of each client, my goal is to collaborate with you to identify and amplify your strengths, as well as explore ways for you to effectively navigate the challenges you face in life. Feeling stuck or overwhelmed? Having difficulty navigating a life transition? Trying to break free from patterns of behavior that don’t serve you? Facing challenges in your relationship? Let’s talk!
I approach my work from a place of genuine openness and interest in my clients, and the ways in which they define the barriers showing up in their lives. Taking into account the highly individualized and nuanced experiences of each client, my goal is to collaborate with you to identify and amplify your strengths, as well as explore ways for you to effectively navigate the challenges you face in life. Feeling stuck or overwhelmed? Having difficulty navigating a life transition? Trying to break free from patterns of behavior that don’t serve you? Facing challenges in your relationship? Let’s talk!
(619) 848-6078 View (619) 848-6078
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Julia Burke
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Cortez Hill, San Diego, CA 92101
Hi, I’m Julia and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I strive to create a space where my clients feel validated and supported. Using a collaborative and solution-focused approach, I work with my clients to help them be their most authentic selves and process life’s stressors. Whether it is to manage work stress, family turmoil, life stages, or everyday stress, everyone deserves space to work through these challenges and for someone to listen. Pulling from my experience and education, I utilize a collaborative, solution-focused, and strength-based approach. I am honored to partner with you during your process!
Hi, I’m Julia and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I strive to create a space where my clients feel validated and supported. Using a collaborative and solution-focused approach, I work with my clients to help them be their most authentic selves and process life’s stressors. Whether it is to manage work stress, family turmoil, life stages, or everyday stress, everyone deserves space to work through these challenges and for someone to listen. Pulling from my experience and education, I utilize a collaborative, solution-focused, and strength-based approach. I am honored to partner with you during your process!
(619) 775-2721 View (619) 775-2721
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Dr. Ericka Wray
Psychological Associate, PsyD, MA
Verified Verified
Cortez Hill, San Diego, CA 92101
I have over a decade of professional experience in the mental health field accrued in both the US and Europe. Most of this experience has been spent working with older adolescent and adult populations. I have significant experience providing individual and group therapy to military service members and their families. Through focusing on firefighter mental health issues during my doctoral program (as well as being a “fire wife”), I have also become a specialist in mental health issues within the fire service.
I have over a decade of professional experience in the mental health field accrued in both the US and Europe. Most of this experience has been spent working with older adolescent and adult populations. I have significant experience providing individual and group therapy to military service members and their families. Through focusing on firefighter mental health issues during my doctoral program (as well as being a “fire wife”), I have also become a specialist in mental health issues within the fire service.
(619) 853-5712 View (619) 853-5712
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Lesli Mathis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cortez Hill, San Diego, CA 92101
Hello! My name is Lesli Mathis and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who works with teens and adults who may be struggling with depression, anxiety, life transitions, or traumatic experiences. Whether you are experiencing crisis in your life, or working to manage daily stressors, my hope is that I can provide the support you need to feel successful and fulfilled. It can be hard to admit to ourselves when we are having a problem, or not reaching our goals, let alone discussing these concerns with others. I feel it is crucial to the therapeutic process that when you come to my office you feel comfortable and free to discuss.
Hello! My name is Lesli Mathis and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who works with teens and adults who may be struggling with depression, anxiety, life transitions, or traumatic experiences. Whether you are experiencing crisis in your life, or working to manage daily stressors, my hope is that I can provide the support you need to feel successful and fulfilled. It can be hard to admit to ourselves when we are having a problem, or not reaching our goals, let alone discussing these concerns with others. I feel it is crucial to the therapeutic process that when you come to my office you feel comfortable and free to discuss.
(619) 304-2443 View (619) 304-2443
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Meredith Berger
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Cortez Hill, San Diego, CA 92122  (Online Only)
You’re self aware, but the intensity of your emotions often seems to win out. You are committed to growth and deepening your self-knowledge but find yourself either stuck in the depths of your emotions or unable to connect with them at all. You desire secure relationships, but instead experience anxiety or detachment and can’t seem to shake feelings of shame. Now, you feel ready to process the more hidden aspects of yourself that you had to push aside just to get by. You want to increase your capacity for connection to yourself and to others, so you can find more safety in your body, your relationships, and in the world.
You’re self aware, but the intensity of your emotions often seems to win out. You are committed to growth and deepening your self-knowledge but find yourself either stuck in the depths of your emotions or unable to connect with them at all. You desire secure relationships, but instead experience anxiety or detachment and can’t seem to shake feelings of shame. Now, you feel ready to process the more hidden aspects of yourself that you had to push aside just to get by. You want to increase your capacity for connection to yourself and to others, so you can find more safety in your body, your relationships, and in the world.
(831) 302-6265 View (831) 302-6265

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Number of Therapists in Cortez Hill, San Diego, CA

400+

Average cost per session

$173

Therapists in Cortez Hill, San Diego, CA who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
87% Depression
78% Relationship Issues
75% Self Esteem
73% Stress
72% Trauma and PTSD
69% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

70% Aetna
62% Cigna and Evernorth
57% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Cortez Hill, San Diego, CA see their clients

51% Online Only
49% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

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

How can I find a therapist in Cortez Hill, San Diego?

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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.