Therapists in Loma Portal, San Diego, CA

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Bonni Jane Cardoza
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Loma Portal, San Diego, CA 92110  (Online Only)
*Happiness, love, abundance, health and healing!" Counseling, coaching and consulting to manifest your best life because you deserve. All The Things! I have been a licensed marriage and family therapist for over 10 years in both California and Hawaii. Offering individual, couples, family and group therapy, I have worked with all populations, offering support in all areas from substance abuse therapy to school based behavioral health. My passion is working with the LGBTIA community, women and girls to build self-esteem, cultivate self-empowerment and help bring about the change to manifest your best life.
*Happiness, love, abundance, health and healing!" Counseling, coaching and consulting to manifest your best life because you deserve. All The Things! I have been a licensed marriage and family therapist for over 10 years in both California and Hawaii. Offering individual, couples, family and group therapy, I have worked with all populations, offering support in all areas from substance abuse therapy to school based behavioral health. My passion is working with the LGBTIA community, women and girls to build self-esteem, cultivate self-empowerment and help bring about the change to manifest your best life.
(808) 460-6382 View (808) 460-6382
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Auti Scolman
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Loma Portal, San Diego, CA 92110
Hi folks! I’m Auti and I believe therapy is a collaborative process built on trust, authenticity, and unconditional positive regard. I’m here to listen to your story with an empathetic ear and to help create a clear path forward toward a life of meaning and alignment. My natural warmth and compassion cultivate a comfortable environment in which you can share freely knowing we will work through challenges together. All aspects of an individual, light and dark, are worthy of love and care and will be held by me without judgment.
Hi folks! I’m Auti and I believe therapy is a collaborative process built on trust, authenticity, and unconditional positive regard. I’m here to listen to your story with an empathetic ear and to help create a clear path forward toward a life of meaning and alignment. My natural warmth and compassion cultivate a comfortable environment in which you can share freely knowing we will work through challenges together. All aspects of an individual, light and dark, are worthy of love and care and will be held by me without judgment.
(858) 786-1988 View (858) 786-1988
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Kimberly Nenemay
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Loma Portal, San Diego, CA 92106  (Online Only)
As a psychologist, I believe that establishing a good working relationship with my client is first and foremost. I will support and challenge you to address your concerns, such as relationship difficulties, work-life balance struggles, or chronic anxiety or depression. In order to facilitate a meaningful change, I utilize a holistic/integrated approach when working with my clients. Meaning, I believe that change happens not only when your mind is the focus of treatment and change, but also the body. Therefore, I offer the option of sessions that focuses on the mind-body connection or traditional talk therapy.
As a psychologist, I believe that establishing a good working relationship with my client is first and foremost. I will support and challenge you to address your concerns, such as relationship difficulties, work-life balance struggles, or chronic anxiety or depression. In order to facilitate a meaningful change, I utilize a holistic/integrated approach when working with my clients. Meaning, I believe that change happens not only when your mind is the focus of treatment and change, but also the body. Therefore, I offer the option of sessions that focuses on the mind-body connection or traditional talk therapy.
(619) 345-6745 View (619) 345-6745
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Edon Berkenstadt
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Loma Portal, San Diego, CA 92106
We all have the capacity to grow, learn, and make positive changes no matter what life throws our way. Psychotherapy is a way of understanding personal conflicts and creating meaning through self-discovery. It is one of the first steps towards achieving change. My style of treatment aims at exploring and understanding ways of thinking, behaving and relating to others that are outside of the one's personal awareness. This lack of awareness can often result in repetitive patterns of behavior that leads to dissatisfaction and emotional anguish in a person's life.
We all have the capacity to grow, learn, and make positive changes no matter what life throws our way. Psychotherapy is a way of understanding personal conflicts and creating meaning through self-discovery. It is one of the first steps towards achieving change. My style of treatment aims at exploring and understanding ways of thinking, behaving and relating to others that are outside of the one's personal awareness. This lack of awareness can often result in repetitive patterns of behavior that leads to dissatisfaction and emotional anguish in a person's life.
(619) 831-6289 View (619) 831-6289
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Jennifer Marie Alonso
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Loma Portal, San Diego, CA 92110  (Online Only)
The most vital aspect of therapy is that the clinician provide a safe and supportive environment for someone to heal and grow. I strive to offer an empathic, authentic and compassionate connection with individuals while respecting one’s specific needs and unique past experiences. My goal is to implement a collaborative approach with others to assist in identifying one’s strengths and challenges, to gain self-awareness and realize their maximum potential in their lives. I am dedicated to empowering others to explore their emotional needs within the therapeutic process so that one can find a meaningful path to fulfillment.
The most vital aspect of therapy is that the clinician provide a safe and supportive environment for someone to heal and grow. I strive to offer an empathic, authentic and compassionate connection with individuals while respecting one’s specific needs and unique past experiences. My goal is to implement a collaborative approach with others to assist in identifying one’s strengths and challenges, to gain self-awareness and realize their maximum potential in their lives. I am dedicated to empowering others to explore their emotional needs within the therapeutic process so that one can find a meaningful path to fulfillment.
(619) 759-6714 View (619) 759-6714
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Hannah Henigman
Associate Marriage & Family Therapist, AMFT
Verified Verified
Loma Portal, San Diego, CA 92110
Good day to all. My name is Hannah, and I am a Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist at the Family Therapy and Guidance Center located in San Diego, CA. I have experience and a passion for helping people from all different walks of life. For family members seeking to reconnect, I work to build stronger patterns of connection and communication with each other helping to motivate second order change.
Good day to all. My name is Hannah, and I am a Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist at the Family Therapy and Guidance Center located in San Diego, CA. I have experience and a passion for helping people from all different walks of life. For family members seeking to reconnect, I work to build stronger patterns of connection and communication with each other helping to motivate second order change.
(858) 331-9160 View (858) 331-9160
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Lisa Talerico
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Loma Portal, San Diego, CA 92107  (Online Only)
I am a clinical psychologist who provides psychotherapy in a safe, nonjudgmental, and respectful where my clients are able to work through their difficult issues. My goal is to promote positive and lasting changes for my clients by helping them to develop insight and providing them with real tools and coping skills. I strive to help my clients to feel good about themselves, their relationships, and their place in this world. I conduct secure online video sessions, or telehealth psychotherapy services. Telehealth psychotherapy allows my clients to participate in therapy in the comfort and convenience of their own home.
I am a clinical psychologist who provides psychotherapy in a safe, nonjudgmental, and respectful where my clients are able to work through their difficult issues. My goal is to promote positive and lasting changes for my clients by helping them to develop insight and providing them with real tools and coping skills. I strive to help my clients to feel good about themselves, their relationships, and their place in this world. I conduct secure online video sessions, or telehealth psychotherapy services. Telehealth psychotherapy allows my clients to participate in therapy in the comfort and convenience of their own home.
(619) 439-0652 View (619) 439-0652
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Vanja Gale
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Loma Portal, San Diego, CA 92110  (Online Only)
I have a general practice, in which I treat a variety of clients with many different challenges. I help my clients overcome their struggles, by finding better ways of coping and adjusting to these challenges. I can help clients make changes within themselves and with their relationships with others. There is always hope for change.
I have a general practice, in which I treat a variety of clients with many different challenges. I help my clients overcome their struggles, by finding better ways of coping and adjusting to these challenges. I can help clients make changes within themselves and with their relationships with others. There is always hope for change.
(619) 300-6209 View (619) 300-6209
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Julia Mendoza
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Loma Portal, San Diego, CA 92110  (Online Only)
Hello I'm Julia Mendoza, a therapist providing therapy throughout the state of California. I have experience working with children and adults, in the areas of depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, LGBT+ issues, OCD, personality disorders, family problems, relationship and partner conflict, and traumas. I truly enjoy helping others and I have been told that I am funny, genuine, open-minded, and a good listener. Se habla Español!
Hello I'm Julia Mendoza, a therapist providing therapy throughout the state of California. I have experience working with children and adults, in the areas of depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, LGBT+ issues, OCD, personality disorders, family problems, relationship and partner conflict, and traumas. I truly enjoy helping others and I have been told that I am funny, genuine, open-minded, and a good listener. Se habla Español!
(951) 438-7873 View (951) 438-7873
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Holly McCarter-Crellin
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Loma Portal, San Diego, CA 92110
Welcome! We were not designed to do life alone and I count it as a privilege to walk alongside each person, their laughter, pain and tears as they venture into therapy. In my own journey, therapy has been a place of healing and comfort and that is what I strive to create for each person who walks in the room! You deserve to be heard, feel safe and be supported. Here, you can bring life’s challenges, just as you are, and we can figure out the next step together.
Welcome! We were not designed to do life alone and I count it as a privilege to walk alongside each person, their laughter, pain and tears as they venture into therapy. In my own journey, therapy has been a place of healing and comfort and that is what I strive to create for each person who walks in the room! You deserve to be heard, feel safe and be supported. Here, you can bring life’s challenges, just as you are, and we can figure out the next step together.
(619) 333-7607 View (619) 333-7607
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Saira Jhutty
Psychologist, Bsc, MSc, PhD
Verified Verified
Loma Portal, San Diego, CA 92107  (Online Only)
You've wanted to be a parent for as long as you can remember. But you never imagined that it would be this difficult. And after all the fertility clinics, hospital visits, and countless hours with doctors, you’re no closer to getting pregnant. So many things feel like they’re completely out of your control. Frustration is mounting, and fights with your partner are becoming more frequent. You wish you could talk about what you’re going through. But it’s such a private matter, and you don’t want to burden family and friends. Every day, your grief, shame, anxiety, and isolation grow. You know that something has to change, but how?
You've wanted to be a parent for as long as you can remember. But you never imagined that it would be this difficult. And after all the fertility clinics, hospital visits, and countless hours with doctors, you’re no closer to getting pregnant. So many things feel like they’re completely out of your control. Frustration is mounting, and fights with your partner are becoming more frequent. You wish you could talk about what you’re going through. But it’s such a private matter, and you don’t want to burden family and friends. Every day, your grief, shame, anxiety, and isolation grow. You know that something has to change, but how?
(619) 759-6536 View (619) 759-6536
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Farah Giovannelli
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Loma Portal, San Diego, CA 92110
Dr. Farah Giovannelli is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in working with adults experiencing a range of concerns, including depression and anxiety, trauma, low self-esteem/self-confidence, relationship and dating concerns, family of origin issues, disordered eating and body image, experiences with cultural and gender identity, as well as general dissatisfaction with life. Dr. Gio offers an empathic and compassionate space in which she strives to empower all of her clients to thrive and embrace their authentic selves.
Dr. Farah Giovannelli is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in working with adults experiencing a range of concerns, including depression and anxiety, trauma, low self-esteem/self-confidence, relationship and dating concerns, family of origin issues, disordered eating and body image, experiences with cultural and gender identity, as well as general dissatisfaction with life. Dr. Gio offers an empathic and compassionate space in which she strives to empower all of her clients to thrive and embrace their authentic selves.
(619) 597-2353 View (619) 597-2353
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Amie Olah
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CIMHP
Verified Verified
Loma Portal, San Diego, CA 92106  (Online Only)
Do you find current life challenges difficult to manage and want to feel happy and confident again? Have you tried tips recommended by others but still struggle with anxiety, depression, stress, low energy, or general life dissatisfaction? Perhaps you wonder why it seems that those around you have it all together while you feel overwhelmed with daily tasks. I know that you are capable of healing and feeling joy again. I can help you feel more motivated, energized, and confident in your ability to take on challenges and make changes. Together we will uncover your inner strengths and resources and help you feel at home with yourself.
Do you find current life challenges difficult to manage and want to feel happy and confident again? Have you tried tips recommended by others but still struggle with anxiety, depression, stress, low energy, or general life dissatisfaction? Perhaps you wonder why it seems that those around you have it all together while you feel overwhelmed with daily tasks. I know that you are capable of healing and feeling joy again. I can help you feel more motivated, energized, and confident in your ability to take on challenges and make changes. Together we will uncover your inner strengths and resources and help you feel at home with yourself.
(619) 350-4151 View (619) 350-4151
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Marisa Pappas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Loma Portal, San Diego, CA 92107  (Online Only)
Hello, I'm Marisa! I am here to help you heal, accept, prosper, and lay down any burdens that have kept you feeling stuck. I provide a safe space for authenticity, vulnerability, and alliance as we have all experienced times of feeling misunderstood, lost, and alone. As a social worker, I take a holistic approach, considering your physical, psychological, and social well-being to best personalize what you need in our sessions.
Hello, I'm Marisa! I am here to help you heal, accept, prosper, and lay down any burdens that have kept you feeling stuck. I provide a safe space for authenticity, vulnerability, and alliance as we have all experienced times of feeling misunderstood, lost, and alone. As a social worker, I take a holistic approach, considering your physical, psychological, and social well-being to best personalize what you need in our sessions.
(619) 940-1763 View (619) 940-1763
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Stephanie Keider
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
Loma Portal, San Diego, CA 92110
I believe therapy is for anyone and everyone, and that seeking help is a sign of strength and resilience. Therapy can be both healing and empowering and integrating mindfulness-based approaches and other practical skills can help overwhelming situations feel more manageable and growth feel more actionable. By creating an empathetic, safe, non-judgemental space, I am dedicated to helping clients from all walks of life incorporate their unique identity into the therapeutic process.
I believe therapy is for anyone and everyone, and that seeking help is a sign of strength and resilience. Therapy can be both healing and empowering and integrating mindfulness-based approaches and other practical skills can help overwhelming situations feel more manageable and growth feel more actionable. By creating an empathetic, safe, non-judgemental space, I am dedicated to helping clients from all walks of life incorporate their unique identity into the therapeutic process.
(619) 773-0929 View (619) 773-0929
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Elizabeth K Stanton
Psychologist, PsyD, MA
Verified Verified
Loma Portal, San Diego, CA 92106
As a biracial, African American female psychologist who identifies with the world community, I provide comprehensive mental health services to individuals, couples, and families. I believe that mental maintenance is an essential component to life success. Using a client-centered approach, I strive to provide an environment that perpetuates authenticity, presence, and growth. One can expect a welcoming space that is easily accessible (parking, elevators, and near to public transportation), with options for evening and weekend appointments.
As a biracial, African American female psychologist who identifies with the world community, I provide comprehensive mental health services to individuals, couples, and families. I believe that mental maintenance is an essential component to life success. Using a client-centered approach, I strive to provide an environment that perpetuates authenticity, presence, and growth. One can expect a welcoming space that is easily accessible (parking, elevators, and near to public transportation), with options for evening and weekend appointments.
(619) 389-2052 View (619) 389-2052
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Aspasia Caplaneris Birmingham
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Loma Portal, San Diego, CA 92107
I aim to provide you with support and relief from your anxiety and/or depressive symptoms and also offer you a perspective and understanding of your struggles and likely differs from what you might hear from family or friends. I share in the hope you will move forward in ways you might previously feared impossible. Good therapy focuses on maximizing your strengths and reducing your difficulties in the healing process.
I aim to provide you with support and relief from your anxiety and/or depressive symptoms and also offer you a perspective and understanding of your struggles and likely differs from what you might hear from family or friends. I share in the hope you will move forward in ways you might previously feared impossible. Good therapy focuses on maximizing your strengths and reducing your difficulties in the healing process.
(619) 279-5632 View (619) 279-5632
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Carlie Lakin
Psychological Associate, MA
Verified Verified
Loma Portal, San Diego, CA 92110
Strong emotions can be scary and confusing. Without the right support, it’s easy to fall into a trap of self-blame and criticism. That can damage your relationship with yourself, preventing you from experiencing a full life with all its ups and downs. Disconnection also contributes to mental health struggles such as depression and anxiety. To heal from these issues, you need a safe place and a person who accepts you as you are and where you want to go. I work with people who are ready to make positive changes in their life and are just looking for the support to do so. You can take the next step!
Strong emotions can be scary and confusing. Without the right support, it’s easy to fall into a trap of self-blame and criticism. That can damage your relationship with yourself, preventing you from experiencing a full life with all its ups and downs. Disconnection also contributes to mental health struggles such as depression and anxiety. To heal from these issues, you need a safe place and a person who accepts you as you are and where you want to go. I work with people who are ready to make positive changes in their life and are just looking for the support to do so. You can take the next step!
(619) 371-4592 View (619) 371-4592
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Mark Veldkamp
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Loma Portal, San Diego, CA 92110
Are you overwhelmed by stress, worry, or loss? Has your job taken over your life? Do you feel stuck, lost, or unsure where to turn? My name is Mark Veldkamp. I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor based in San Diego, California offering in person and virtual sessions to California residents with a variety emotional and mental health needs. I started my practice because I believe that no one should have to face life’s challenges alone and that everyone deserves support. No matter how bad things might seem, no matter how helpless you feel, there is hope. You deserve a life filled with joy and meaning.
Are you overwhelmed by stress, worry, or loss? Has your job taken over your life? Do you feel stuck, lost, or unsure where to turn? My name is Mark Veldkamp. I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor based in San Diego, California offering in person and virtual sessions to California residents with a variety emotional and mental health needs. I started my practice because I believe that no one should have to face life’s challenges alone and that everyone deserves support. No matter how bad things might seem, no matter how helpless you feel, there is hope. You deserve a life filled with joy and meaning.
(424) 332-0496 View (424) 332-0496
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Christina Chopin
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
Loma Portal, San Diego, CA 92110
Hello! I am Christina Chopin, a certified IASIS Microcurrent Neurofeedback practitioner and a self-proclaimed “brain geek”. I have a passion for helping individuals shake their unhelpful thought patterns, find a sense of clarity and help them to see how malleable and flexible their brain really is. Through my own journey suffering from a serious car accident and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), I understood quickly the impact that expertise and connection have when people are struggling with medical and mental health issues. And the impact microcurrent neuro feedback can have.
Hello! I am Christina Chopin, a certified IASIS Microcurrent Neurofeedback practitioner and a self-proclaimed “brain geek”. I have a passion for helping individuals shake their unhelpful thought patterns, find a sense of clarity and help them to see how malleable and flexible their brain really is. Through my own journey suffering from a serious car accident and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), I understood quickly the impact that expertise and connection have when people are struggling with medical and mental health issues. And the impact microcurrent neuro feedback can have.
(619) 758-3082 View (619) 758-3082

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Number of Therapists in Loma Portal, San Diego, CA

90+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Loma Portal, San Diego, CA who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
88% Depression
74% Grief
73% Stress
71% Relationship Issues
69% Life Transitions
66% Self Esteem

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

73% Aetna
61% Cigna and Evernorth
55% MHN | Health Net

How Therapists in Loma Portal, San Diego, CA see their clients

64% In Person and Online
36% Online Only

Gender breakdown

85% Female
15% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Loma Portal, San Diego?

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.