Therapists in North Hills, San Diego, CA

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Mandy Pfaff
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
North Hills, San Diego, CA 92108
My approach combines traditional psychodynamics with newer neuroscience-based techniques, which incorporate the mind-body connection. As an avid researcher, I pull from 30 years of practice and study in various additional psychotherapeutic and health disciplines-incorporating nutrition and movement-based strategies, yoga, meditation, biofeedback, energy psychology and expressive arts. I work with all ages, having had the privilege of treating clients from the age of 4 to 95.
My approach combines traditional psychodynamics with newer neuroscience-based techniques, which incorporate the mind-body connection. As an avid researcher, I pull from 30 years of practice and study in various additional psychotherapeutic and health disciplines-incorporating nutrition and movement-based strategies, yoga, meditation, biofeedback, energy psychology and expressive arts. I work with all ages, having had the privilege of treating clients from the age of 4 to 95.
(619) 612-5654 View (619) 612-5654
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Collaborative Connections
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
North Hills, San Diego, CA 92108
It’s tough when you or your relationship feel broken. I’m here to collaborate with you and figure out how to connect those pieces back together so that you feel stronger. It is natural to start questioning yourself and not feel accepted. You may start getting stressed, feeling frustrated, unhappy, and blame yourself/others because there are needs that do not feel met. There can be nagging worries you may have that are preventing you from living your full life. And if we allow ourselves to dig deeper, you may feel invisible, a burden or that maybe you don't deserve better...
It’s tough when you or your relationship feel broken. I’m here to collaborate with you and figure out how to connect those pieces back together so that you feel stronger. It is natural to start questioning yourself and not feel accepted. You may start getting stressed, feeling frustrated, unhappy, and blame yourself/others because there are needs that do not feel met. There can be nagging worries you may have that are preventing you from living your full life. And if we allow ourselves to dig deeper, you may feel invisible, a burden or that maybe you don't deserve better...
(619) 489-8636 View (619) 489-8636
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Cynthia Valentine
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
North Hills, San Diego, CA 92104  (Online Only)
Are you finding yourself chained to your emotions? Is life feeling super unclear and a out of balance? Taking care of your basic needs doesn't have to be a constant struggle. You don’t have to live with inconsistent results anymore. If you're looking for deeper meaning in your life, less overwhelm and more self-compassion, I can help. I provide real expertise and practical support. Learning how to develop calm, constructive confidence is not out of reach and therapy can give you the skills you need to live a life you're truly proud of.
Are you finding yourself chained to your emotions? Is life feeling super unclear and a out of balance? Taking care of your basic needs doesn't have to be a constant struggle. You don’t have to live with inconsistent results anymore. If you're looking for deeper meaning in your life, less overwhelm and more self-compassion, I can help. I provide real expertise and practical support. Learning how to develop calm, constructive confidence is not out of reach and therapy can give you the skills you need to live a life you're truly proud of.
(619) 598-1539 View (619) 598-1539
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Aleah Maas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, RYT
Verified Verified
North Hills, San Diego, CA 92104  (Online Only)
Are you feeling stuck in life or overwhelmed by your emotions? Do you have difficulty with relationships or self worth? With the right support, it is possible to feel more balanced and in control of your life. I utilize a holistic approach, integrating the mind and body to help you deal with difficult emotions when they arise. I can help you navigate and change patterns within relationships that are affecting your wellbeing. My goal is to work with you while you build a deeper sense of safety and connection with yourself and within your relationships.
Are you feeling stuck in life or overwhelmed by your emotions? Do you have difficulty with relationships or self worth? With the right support, it is possible to feel more balanced and in control of your life. I utilize a holistic approach, integrating the mind and body to help you deal with difficult emotions when they arise. I can help you navigate and change patterns within relationships that are affecting your wellbeing. My goal is to work with you while you build a deeper sense of safety and connection with yourself and within your relationships.
(619) 658-6975 View (619) 658-6975
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Interwoven Therapy Collective
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, APCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
North Hills, San Diego, CA 92103
If you are like the clients we see, you are eagerly looking to nurture conscious & satisfying complex relationships with yourself, others, & your spirituality. Maybe you want to process if the marriage you're in is still right for you, or maybe you're looking for the right partner but keep attracting the wrong kind of partners. Maybe you're grieving the loss of old relationships and trying to make space for new, meaningful ones. Or maybe you have social anxiety after Covid and are looking to reintegrate into a new social life that feels tricky to navigate. We can help navigate these issues to help you find what you're looking for.
If you are like the clients we see, you are eagerly looking to nurture conscious & satisfying complex relationships with yourself, others, & your spirituality. Maybe you want to process if the marriage you're in is still right for you, or maybe you're looking for the right partner but keep attracting the wrong kind of partners. Maybe you're grieving the loss of old relationships and trying to make space for new, meaningful ones. Or maybe you have social anxiety after Covid and are looking to reintegrate into a new social life that feels tricky to navigate. We can help navigate these issues to help you find what you're looking for.
(619) 489-6867 View (619) 489-6867
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Melanie Wolf
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
North Hills, San Diego, CA 92108
Seeking therapy is a courageous step. Whether it is a desire for change, growth, or answers to your life’s pressing questions, sifting through your story is a brave and important task.
Seeking therapy is a courageous step. Whether it is a desire for change, growth, or answers to your life’s pressing questions, sifting through your story is a brave and important task.
(619) 784-5422 View (619) 784-5422
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Alexa Rabin
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
North Hills, San Diego, CA 92108
If you are someone who is seeking support and guidance, I am here to help. My work as a psychologist takes a collaborative and supportive approach. I aim to help clients develop insight and awareness to create the changes they want to make, to help them reach their goals, and to help them build a happy and healthy life. When you come in for your first session, we will identify together your specific needs and begin to determine how we can accomplish your unique goals. I work with clients of all ages in individual and family therapy.
If you are someone who is seeking support and guidance, I am here to help. My work as a psychologist takes a collaborative and supportive approach. I aim to help clients develop insight and awareness to create the changes they want to make, to help them reach their goals, and to help them build a happy and healthy life. When you come in for your first session, we will identify together your specific needs and begin to determine how we can accomplish your unique goals. I work with clients of all ages in individual and family therapy.
(619) 831-6195 View (619) 831-6195
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Joelle Johnson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, L, C, S, W
Verified Verified
North Hills, San Diego, CA 92116  (Online Only)
I am currently at capacity for therapy client's. There are many ways to access mental health information these days from blogs, vlogs, Instagram to Tik-Tok. If you are in need of help for your mental wellness I encourage you to seek a skilled professional to guide you. I have nearly 30 years of experience counseling individuals and families from diverse backgrounds through life events such as family disruption, adoption, infertility, chronic illness and bereavement. I am prepared to help you navigate life’s transitions and challenges with compassion and hope.
I am currently at capacity for therapy client's. There are many ways to access mental health information these days from blogs, vlogs, Instagram to Tik-Tok. If you are in need of help for your mental wellness I encourage you to seek a skilled professional to guide you. I have nearly 30 years of experience counseling individuals and families from diverse backgrounds through life events such as family disruption, adoption, infertility, chronic illness and bereavement. I am prepared to help you navigate life’s transitions and challenges with compassion and hope.
(619) 340-2543 View (619) 340-2543
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Kim C Roser-Kedward
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
North Hills, San Diego, CA 92103  (Online Only)
Why seek help? Maybe the better question is: Why continue to suffer? If you were suffering less, what would you be doing differently in your life? For better or worse, changes in our mental health impact how we function in our relationships with friends, family, co-workers, significant others and our ability to function effectively socially, in work or school. When under too much stress, we may communicate in ways that we later regret. When our relationships suffer, then we may suffer more. Therapy can help make meaningful improvements in all of these areas. Are you ready to get to work?
Why seek help? Maybe the better question is: Why continue to suffer? If you were suffering less, what would you be doing differently in your life? For better or worse, changes in our mental health impact how we function in our relationships with friends, family, co-workers, significant others and our ability to function effectively socially, in work or school. When under too much stress, we may communicate in ways that we later regret. When our relationships suffer, then we may suffer more. Therapy can help make meaningful improvements in all of these areas. Are you ready to get to work?
(619) 377-8896 View (619) 377-8896
Therapy-Connection
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, PhD
Verified Verified
North Hills, San Diego, CA 92108
Our mission is to provide individualized and evidence-based treatment to address the unique issues and concerns of the individual, couple, and family. We focus on a collaborative approach to therapy and place importance on engaging with clients in an authentic and genuine manner.
Our mission is to provide individualized and evidence-based treatment to address the unique issues and concerns of the individual, couple, and family. We focus on a collaborative approach to therapy and place importance on engaging with clients in an authentic and genuine manner.
(619) 552-3653 View (619) 552-3653
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Roberto Weiss
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LPCC
Verified Verified
North Hills, San Diego, CA 92116  (Online Only)
I am committed to use my extensive experience and the effective skills I have developed throughout my professional career in mental health to help you feel better in a short time. I have a deep understanding of why we end up suffering or are stuck and unable to get to that state of well-being we all deserve and are capable of achieving. Sometimes one just needs a little help from an expert. At a minimum, my aim is that you leave having more insight into what the problem is and how to resolve it. We can do the rest together or you can try on your own. I am confident that you will not regret the experience.
I am committed to use my extensive experience and the effective skills I have developed throughout my professional career in mental health to help you feel better in a short time. I have a deep understanding of why we end up suffering or are stuck and unable to get to that state of well-being we all deserve and are capable of achieving. Sometimes one just needs a little help from an expert. At a minimum, my aim is that you leave having more insight into what the problem is and how to resolve it. We can do the rest together or you can try on your own. I am confident that you will not regret the experience.
(619) 614-7567 View (619) 614-7567
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Nancy J Lin
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
North Hills, San Diego, CA 92108
Not accepting new clients
Are you suffering from sleepless nights and have trouble shutting your mind off from stressful thoughts or upsetting memories? Has it been a while since you remember feeling excited about life, family, career or activities you used to love? Sick and tired of feeling sick and tired? If you are willing to consider stepping out of your comfort zone to make some meaningful changes, let me help.
Are you suffering from sleepless nights and have trouble shutting your mind off from stressful thoughts or upsetting memories? Has it been a while since you remember feeling excited about life, family, career or activities you used to love? Sick and tired of feeling sick and tired? If you are willing to consider stepping out of your comfort zone to make some meaningful changes, let me help.
(619) 494-3405 View (619) 494-3405
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Paul Lesnik
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, TEP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
North Hills, San Diego, CA 92103
Congratulations on addressing your therapeutic concerns. Taking this first step often is a powerful journey toward healing. it is my belief the relationship you have with your therapist is crucial to the rapid resolution of issues. I believe therapy should be a rewarding, hopeful and, whenever possible, brief process. A client's motivation to change and willingness to work is crucial to success. My belief is the combination of insight followed by action is the surest pathway to change. My practice is addressing the barriers clients perceive that stop them from living the life they imagine possible.
Congratulations on addressing your therapeutic concerns. Taking this first step often is a powerful journey toward healing. it is my belief the relationship you have with your therapist is crucial to the rapid resolution of issues. I believe therapy should be a rewarding, hopeful and, whenever possible, brief process. A client's motivation to change and willingness to work is crucial to success. My belief is the combination of insight followed by action is the surest pathway to change. My practice is addressing the barriers clients perceive that stop them from living the life they imagine possible.
(619) 514-3984 View (619) 514-3984
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Jonah Oderberg
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
North Hills, San Diego, CA 92108  (Online Only)
I'm here to support you through whatever challenges you may be facing. As a Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee at the Center for Mental Health Excellence (CFMHE), I provide a safe space to explore your unique story and difficulties, be they relationship issues, anxiety, depression, or simply feeling off. Through a tailored therapeutic approach, we'll work together to find relief, growth, and positive change. I welcome adults, families, couples, and adolescents of all backgrounds. My approach considers your life experiences, relationships, and challenges to build goals that fit your needs, all from the comfort of your home.
I'm here to support you through whatever challenges you may be facing. As a Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee at the Center for Mental Health Excellence (CFMHE), I provide a safe space to explore your unique story and difficulties, be they relationship issues, anxiety, depression, or simply feeling off. Through a tailored therapeutic approach, we'll work together to find relief, growth, and positive change. I welcome adults, families, couples, and adolescents of all backgrounds. My approach considers your life experiences, relationships, and challenges to build goals that fit your needs, all from the comfort of your home.
(619) 268-6907 View (619) 268-6907
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Lydia Stanton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
North Hills, San Diego, CA 92176  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Are you thinking of going to therapy for relationship challenges, depression, anxiety, stress, a life transition, or grief? I am a compassionate and seasoned clinician using Eastern and Western modalities to treat and prevent mental illness. I will help you build a tool box and teach you coping and communications skills. Or maybe you want to take that life journey of self-discovery, personal growth and spirituality. If you long to face the difficulties we all have in being human, we are likely to be a good fit. Clients that are introspective, contemplative and curious find my integrative approach beneficial.
Are you thinking of going to therapy for relationship challenges, depression, anxiety, stress, a life transition, or grief? I am a compassionate and seasoned clinician using Eastern and Western modalities to treat and prevent mental illness. I will help you build a tool box and teach you coping and communications skills. Or maybe you want to take that life journey of self-discovery, personal growth and spirituality. If you long to face the difficulties we all have in being human, we are likely to be a good fit. Clients that are introspective, contemplative and curious find my integrative approach beneficial.
(619) 378-0467 View (619) 378-0467
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Jessica Hughes
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
North Hills, San Diego, CA 92108
Are you feeling disconnected from your partner, struggling to communicate, or having relationship difficulties? Do you want to build better intimacy and emotional closeness in your relationship with your romantic partner? If you are looking to reconnect with your partner, strengthen your bond and intimacy, learn ways to manage conflict better, and enjoy the benefits of a healthy and lasting intimate relationship, then I may be the ideal fit for you! I can teach you evidence-based skills to communicate better and strengthen your relationship.
Are you feeling disconnected from your partner, struggling to communicate, or having relationship difficulties? Do you want to build better intimacy and emotional closeness in your relationship with your romantic partner? If you are looking to reconnect with your partner, strengthen your bond and intimacy, learn ways to manage conflict better, and enjoy the benefits of a healthy and lasting intimate relationship, then I may be the ideal fit for you! I can teach you evidence-based skills to communicate better and strengthen your relationship.
(619) 279-5699 View (619) 279-5699
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Erin Miggantz - Adult Autism Assessment
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
North Hills, San Diego, CA 92104  (Online Only)
Our understanding of how autism presents in adults has increased exponentially in the last few years. We now know that autism can look very different in adults than it does in children, especially when someone has spent their lifetime trying to hide (or mask) their "non-neurotypical" traits. My speciality is in identifying autism among highly-masked adults who have been undiagnosed, or more commonly, misdiagnosed. I believe that correct diagnosis, no matter how late in life, can be meaningful, validating, and useful in planning for the future.
Our understanding of how autism presents in adults has increased exponentially in the last few years. We now know that autism can look very different in adults than it does in children, especially when someone has spent their lifetime trying to hide (or mask) their "non-neurotypical" traits. My speciality is in identifying autism among highly-masked adults who have been undiagnosed, or more commonly, misdiagnosed. I believe that correct diagnosis, no matter how late in life, can be meaningful, validating, and useful in planning for the future.
(858) 377-6022 View (858) 377-6022
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Nnamdi Rashid Okafor
Counselor, MS, LPCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
North Hills, San Diego, CA 92108
Throughout life, we face many challenges: sadness, anger, pain, frustration, anxiety and depression, which can lead to feelings of inadequacy, insecurity, fear and doubt. These life challenges, though extremely difficult, are opportunities for breakthrough. Together, we’ll utilize a collaborative, person-centered, solution-based and trauma-informed approach that directly attacks shame, low self-esteem, guilt, worthlessness and hopelessness-And replace them with love, peace, joy, happiness and security.  Together, you and I will unlock your “best self” through consistent non-judgmental exploration, developing self-awareness!
Throughout life, we face many challenges: sadness, anger, pain, frustration, anxiety and depression, which can lead to feelings of inadequacy, insecurity, fear and doubt. These life challenges, though extremely difficult, are opportunities for breakthrough. Together, we’ll utilize a collaborative, person-centered, solution-based and trauma-informed approach that directly attacks shame, low self-esteem, guilt, worthlessness and hopelessness-And replace them with love, peace, joy, happiness and security.  Together, you and I will unlock your “best self” through consistent non-judgmental exploration, developing self-awareness!
(619) 202-8737 View (619) 202-8737
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Odelia Morovati
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, RPT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
North Hills, San Diego, CA 92103  (Online Only)
I truly believe we all have the resources within us to grow and heal. However, there are times we become "stuck" in life and overcome with fear or other factors. I am passionate in working with children and adults in helping them recognize deeper/underlying issues or past traumatic experiences that can impair a person's function each day in various ways. I specialize in anxiety, depression, PTSD, and complex trauma (Ie physical, sexual, and emotional abuse, DV, life adjustments, grief/loss). I am trained in EMDR, a research-based treatment that facilitates the brain's own capacity to heal.
I truly believe we all have the resources within us to grow and heal. However, there are times we become "stuck" in life and overcome with fear or other factors. I am passionate in working with children and adults in helping them recognize deeper/underlying issues or past traumatic experiences that can impair a person's function each day in various ways. I specialize in anxiety, depression, PTSD, and complex trauma (Ie physical, sexual, and emotional abuse, DV, life adjustments, grief/loss). I am trained in EMDR, a research-based treatment that facilitates the brain's own capacity to heal.
(619) 831-6617 View (619) 831-6617
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Salvatore Dinovo
Psychologist, PhD, MPHS
Verified Verified
North Hills, San Diego, CA 92108
Stress is an inevitable part of life and aspect of the human condition which, in its unhealthy and extreme forms, can manifest as clinical anxiety, depression, and other problems in living (e.g., substance misuse). Perhaps you have experienced the attendant extremes in thought, behavior, and emotion that are brought about by struggles in modern living but you, like many, have hesitated to ask for help or, after trying various forms of therapy, have not made the progress you expected and you’re questioning whether therapy is right for you. This is where I come into play.
Stress is an inevitable part of life and aspect of the human condition which, in its unhealthy and extreme forms, can manifest as clinical anxiety, depression, and other problems in living (e.g., substance misuse). Perhaps you have experienced the attendant extremes in thought, behavior, and emotion that are brought about by struggles in modern living but you, like many, have hesitated to ask for help or, after trying various forms of therapy, have not made the progress you expected and you’re questioning whether therapy is right for you. This is where I come into play.
(619) 503-3396 View (619) 503-3396

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Number of Therapists in North Hills, San Diego, CA

400+

Average cost per session

$170

Therapists in North Hills, San Diego, CA who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
88% Depression
83% Relationship Issues
77% Self Esteem
69% Stress
68% Trauma and PTSD
68% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

71% Aetna
57% Cigna and Evernorth
57% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in North Hills, San Diego, CA see their clients

69% In Person and Online
31% Online Only

Gender breakdown

76% Female
23% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in North Hills, 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.