Therapists in Ocean Beach, San Diego, CA

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Maggie Locke
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT, CBT, SE, Practio
Verified Verified
Ocean Beach, San Diego, CA 92107
I view therapy as a search to discover more meaning and satisfaction in life, free from crippling symptoms. Although crisis often drives people into therapy, they often leave with precious opportunites for new life. Energy that had been spent managing problems like anxiety, addiction and depression can be used to create a life of healthy purpose and pleasure. I view my role as providing therapeutic presence to create a safe environment and caring relationship, elements necessary to support one's search for authentic self and healthy self-expression.
I view therapy as a search to discover more meaning and satisfaction in life, free from crippling symptoms. Although crisis often drives people into therapy, they often leave with precious opportunites for new life. Energy that had been spent managing problems like anxiety, addiction and depression can be used to create a life of healthy purpose and pleasure. I view my role as providing therapeutic presence to create a safe environment and caring relationship, elements necessary to support one's search for authentic self and healthy self-expression.
(619) 324-3780 View (619) 324-3780
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Perla Barragan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Ocean Beach, San Diego, CA 92107
My name is Perla Barragan, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). I work with adults, and I specialize in anxiety, stress, and depression using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Strengths-Based Therapy to help my clients make progress, grow, and start feeling better. My approach to therapy varies based on the needs of each client I work with. I most frequently use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Strengths Based Strengths-Based Therapy, as both modalities help me, and the client build a shared understanding of their reality where they are in life.
My name is Perla Barragan, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). I work with adults, and I specialize in anxiety, stress, and depression using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Strengths-Based Therapy to help my clients make progress, grow, and start feeling better. My approach to therapy varies based on the needs of each client I work with. I most frequently use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Strengths Based Strengths-Based Therapy, as both modalities help me, and the client build a shared understanding of their reality where they are in life.
(858) 544-2791 View (858) 544-2791
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Alaina Bigger
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Ocean Beach, San Diego, CA 92107
I am licensed in California & Ohio with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & coping with grief and loss. I believe that you are the expert on your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!
I am licensed in California & Ohio with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & coping with grief and loss. I believe that you are the expert on your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!
(619) 313-5549 View (619) 313-5549
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Allison Delgado
Pre-Licensed Professional, AMFT
Verified Verified
Ocean Beach, San Diego, CA 92107  (Online Only)
Therapy is so much more than the act of talking and assessing the mind. Therapy is a limitless place to explore one’s own reality and how it relates to others, and the world. Therapy can be found in somatic expression, in various forms of art, in connection with nature, and in the healing of self, and relationship with others. As an environmentalist, practitioner of yoga, and dancer, I value both traditional and alternative forms of healing that focus on the utmost well-being of the client(s).
Therapy is so much more than the act of talking and assessing the mind. Therapy is a limitless place to explore one’s own reality and how it relates to others, and the world. Therapy can be found in somatic expression, in various forms of art, in connection with nature, and in the healing of self, and relationship with others. As an environmentalist, practitioner of yoga, and dancer, I value both traditional and alternative forms of healing that focus on the utmost well-being of the client(s).
(619) 598-1245 View (619) 598-1245
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Alan S Jacobson
Psychologist, PsyD, MBA
Verified Verified
Ocean Beach, San Diego, CA 92107  (Online Only)
I am a Clinical Psychologist who has been in practice for 20 years. I use an integrative approach that borrows from many of the most powerful theories, including some newer innovative approaches and the ones that have been proven over decades. You should not wonder whether our work is helping - instead, it should be clear to you (and often the important people in your life) that you feel more comfortable, motivated, and content. Therapy helps people overcome challenges and find new meaning, and I am honored to help you on that path.
I am a Clinical Psychologist who has been in practice for 20 years. I use an integrative approach that borrows from many of the most powerful theories, including some newer innovative approaches and the ones that have been proven over decades. You should not wonder whether our work is helping - instead, it should be clear to you (and often the important people in your life) that you feel more comfortable, motivated, and content. Therapy helps people overcome challenges and find new meaning, and I am honored to help you on that path.
(619) 367-9572 View (619) 367-9572
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Nadina Goddard
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ocean Beach, San Diego, CA 92107  (Online Only)
Often times, I’ve noticed that people seeking therapy already intuitively know what they want, or even what their potential solutions may be – before stepping foot inside my office. What they may lack is the support towards making those desires a reality. That’s why my therapeutic approach is collaborative and centered around strengthening your voice and choice in your life. I won’t stand in front of you to pull you in this direction, or behind you, to push you in another; but rather you can find me walking beside you serving as your rock and partner in healing.
Often times, I’ve noticed that people seeking therapy already intuitively know what they want, or even what their potential solutions may be – before stepping foot inside my office. What they may lack is the support towards making those desires a reality. That’s why my therapeutic approach is collaborative and centered around strengthening your voice and choice in your life. I won’t stand in front of you to pull you in this direction, or behind you, to push you in another; but rather you can find me walking beside you serving as your rock and partner in healing.
(760) 227-2385 View (760) 227-2385
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Amanda Turull
Associate Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ocean Beach, San Diego, CA 92107  (Online Only)
Sitting with oneself, whether in individual, couple or family therapy, is not easy and I see my clients as courageous and hopeful for taking this step. Sometimes therapy is healing and transformational, other times it is simply a space to take some deep breaths. Either way, my practice is always client-centered and compassion-based, being present with you in whatever space you are in. My hope in working with me is that you develop a sense of self-compassion and a strength-based lens to view yourself and your relationships through.
Sitting with oneself, whether in individual, couple or family therapy, is not easy and I see my clients as courageous and hopeful for taking this step. Sometimes therapy is healing and transformational, other times it is simply a space to take some deep breaths. Either way, my practice is always client-centered and compassion-based, being present with you in whatever space you are in. My hope in working with me is that you develop a sense of self-compassion and a strength-based lens to view yourself and your relationships through.
(619) 603-0238 View (619) 603-0238
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Sean Mouradian
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Ocean Beach, San Diego, CA 92107  (Online Only)
My goal is to create a genuine connection with you, and together we can use this therapeutic relationship as our foundation for seeking change, exploration and growth. I first and foremost work with a compassionate and empathetic approach, relying on our relationship to guide our sessions. I have also found success using a combination of cognitive-behavioral and emotion-focused techniques to understand what messages our bodies are attempting to communicate with us. Giving our emotions their own voice and allowing them to have the space for acceptance without shame helps lead the way in understanding ourselves more deeply.
My goal is to create a genuine connection with you, and together we can use this therapeutic relationship as our foundation for seeking change, exploration and growth. I first and foremost work with a compassionate and empathetic approach, relying on our relationship to guide our sessions. I have also found success using a combination of cognitive-behavioral and emotion-focused techniques to understand what messages our bodies are attempting to communicate with us. Giving our emotions their own voice and allowing them to have the space for acceptance without shame helps lead the way in understanding ourselves more deeply.
(619) 273-0336 View (619) 273-0336
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Kristen Nurkowski
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Ocean Beach, San Diego, CA 92107  (Online Only)
Do you have counterproductive behaviors that create more issues than they solve? Do you recognize maladaptive thought patterns that disrupt and hinder you from reaching your goals? Only by taking the time to explore your inner-workings, can you begin to identify and eradicate what doesn’t work by developing strategies & moving towards what does, allowing a healthy authentic adult version of you to emerge. I personally believe it's the struggles we endure and the obstacles we overcome that create our character.
Do you have counterproductive behaviors that create more issues than they solve? Do you recognize maladaptive thought patterns that disrupt and hinder you from reaching your goals? Only by taking the time to explore your inner-workings, can you begin to identify and eradicate what doesn’t work by developing strategies & moving towards what does, allowing a healthy authentic adult version of you to emerge. I personally believe it's the struggles we endure and the obstacles we overcome that create our character.
(760) 263-6810 View (760) 263-6810
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Priscilla Elizabeth Hebert
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MS, LPCC
Verified Verified
Ocean Beach, San Diego, CA 92107  (Online Only)
Helping those who are seeking to up-level their experience and shine as their true and authentic self. If you are looking to live your best life and addiction, trauma, unhealthy relationships, codependency, sadness, anxiety, ad infinitum has prevented you from doing so, therapy may be right for you. I specialize in treating those with eating disorders and addictive behaviors to help explore the causes and conditions of the behavior and how we can change to create the life we desire. I will challenge you to create new and attainable habits and goals.
Helping those who are seeking to up-level their experience and shine as their true and authentic self. If you are looking to live your best life and addiction, trauma, unhealthy relationships, codependency, sadness, anxiety, ad infinitum has prevented you from doing so, therapy may be right for you. I specialize in treating those with eating disorders and addictive behaviors to help explore the causes and conditions of the behavior and how we can change to create the life we desire. I will challenge you to create new and attainable habits and goals.
(619) 373-9782 View (619) 373-9782
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Mary Elizabeth Best
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Ocean Beach, San Diego, CA 92107
Not accepting new clients
If you experiencing personal or professional distress--life transitions in young adulthood or older adults approaching retirement and/or parental care-taking; job or intimate relationship conflicts, I can partner with you to identify areas of difficulty and desired change, while bringing light to your innate strengths and gifts. This partnering process provides a unique opportunity to explore old patterns of thoughts, feelings and behaviors that may no longer serve you, while drawing on new ways of thinking and feeling that support the best within you. I work best with depression, anxiety, grief and loss, life transitions.
If you experiencing personal or professional distress--life transitions in young adulthood or older adults approaching retirement and/or parental care-taking; job or intimate relationship conflicts, I can partner with you to identify areas of difficulty and desired change, while bringing light to your innate strengths and gifts. This partnering process provides a unique opportunity to explore old patterns of thoughts, feelings and behaviors that may no longer serve you, while drawing on new ways of thinking and feeling that support the best within you. I work best with depression, anxiety, grief and loss, life transitions.
(301) 259-3459 View (301) 259-3459
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Alyssa Lloyd
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ocean Beach, San Diego, CA 92107
Now offering NEO Emotional Release, in person sessions! This is a profound integrative therapy that combines somatics, psychotherapy, bodywork, breathwork, hypnosis, and other progressive modalities. I take a whole person wellness approach that combines western and eastern modalities. Whether you are dealing with a mental health diagnosis, challenging emotions, a life transition, relationship issues, or simply seeking greater personal growth and joy, you deserve support along the way. I look forward to hearing your story and helping you learn concrete and lasting skills to improve your mental health and overall quality of life.
Now offering NEO Emotional Release, in person sessions! This is a profound integrative therapy that combines somatics, psychotherapy, bodywork, breathwork, hypnosis, and other progressive modalities. I take a whole person wellness approach that combines western and eastern modalities. Whether you are dealing with a mental health diagnosis, challenging emotions, a life transition, relationship issues, or simply seeking greater personal growth and joy, you deserve support along the way. I look forward to hearing your story and helping you learn concrete and lasting skills to improve your mental health and overall quality of life.
(619) 431-3757 View (619) 431-3757
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Mary Kay Hunyady
Psychologist, PsyD, MA, MEd
Verified Verified
Ocean Beach, San Diego, CA 92107  (Online Only)
Perhaps you are at this web site because you are experiencing a major life transition or grieving the loss of someone you love. Maybe you're feeling depressed, anxious, alienated, or numb. I have joined this web site because I would like to help. I love working with people as they examine their inner psychological worlds, life experiences, and hopes. I feel quite privileged to share in the journey to increased wholeness and the deeper sense of psychological well being.
Perhaps you are at this web site because you are experiencing a major life transition or grieving the loss of someone you love. Maybe you're feeling depressed, anxious, alienated, or numb. I have joined this web site because I would like to help. I love working with people as they examine their inner psychological worlds, life experiences, and hopes. I feel quite privileged to share in the journey to increased wholeness and the deeper sense of psychological well being.
(415) 942-6109 View (415) 942-6109
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Diane Lass
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Ocean Beach, San Diego, CA 92107
I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist located in the Ocean Beach and Palm Desert area. I provide individual and couples therapy as well as empowerment support groups. My approach is non-judgmental and compassionate. I believe we can all use support at various times throughout our lives. Change can be difficult. Even positive changes can bring about uncertainties. My focus is on the whole person: mind, body and spirit.
I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist located in the Ocean Beach and Palm Desert area. I provide individual and couples therapy as well as empowerment support groups. My approach is non-judgmental and compassionate. I believe we can all use support at various times throughout our lives. Change can be difficult. Even positive changes can bring about uncertainties. My focus is on the whole person: mind, body and spirit.
(619) 493-4402 View (619) 493-4402
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Agueda Cabrera
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Ocean Beach, San Diego, CA 92107
Hello, my name is Agueda Cabrera, I am a bilingual Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California. For over two decades, I have worked with individuals and families to help overcome symptoms of anxiety, depression, ADHD, stress management, PTSD, and family problems. I utilize a strength-based approach as well as evidence-based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I offer warm and compassionate support and guidance to help clients focus on their strengths rather than their flaws allowing for growth during treatment.
Hello, my name is Agueda Cabrera, I am a bilingual Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California. For over two decades, I have worked with individuals and families to help overcome symptoms of anxiety, depression, ADHD, stress management, PTSD, and family problems. I utilize a strength-based approach as well as evidence-based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I offer warm and compassionate support and guidance to help clients focus on their strengths rather than their flaws allowing for growth during treatment.
(619) 603-0547 View (619) 603-0547
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Jeongmi Moon
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Ocean Beach, San Diego, CA 92107  (Online Only)
Dr. Moon is a compassionate psychologist dedicated to fostering mental well-being. She creates a warm and inclusive therapeutic environment, ensuring effective communication with diverse clients. With a wealth of experience in addressing various psychological challenges, Dr. Moon is committed to guiding individuals on their journey to emotional resilience and personal growth.
Dr. Moon is a compassionate psychologist dedicated to fostering mental well-being. She creates a warm and inclusive therapeutic environment, ensuring effective communication with diverse clients. With a wealth of experience in addressing various psychological challenges, Dr. Moon is committed to guiding individuals on their journey to emotional resilience and personal growth.
(619) 374-8568 View (619) 374-8568
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Jamey McCormick
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ocean Beach, San Diego, CA 92107
I'm a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist passionate about aiding individuals of all ages, including kids, adolescents, parents, and adults. My aim is to empower you or your family to better manage life's challenges and stressors. Whether you're dealing with anxiety, depression, seeking to improve relationships, kick unhealthy habits, or simply aiming for a better understanding of yourself, I'm here to support your journey toward a happier, more confident, and fulfilled life. My expertise encompasses handling anxiety, depression, parenting challenges, relationship issues, grief, trauma, and self-esteem concerns.
I'm a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist passionate about aiding individuals of all ages, including kids, adolescents, parents, and adults. My aim is to empower you or your family to better manage life's challenges and stressors. Whether you're dealing with anxiety, depression, seeking to improve relationships, kick unhealthy habits, or simply aiming for a better understanding of yourself, I'm here to support your journey toward a happier, more confident, and fulfilled life. My expertise encompasses handling anxiety, depression, parenting challenges, relationship issues, grief, trauma, and self-esteem concerns.
(619) 473-7897 View (619) 473-7897
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Anna Ponder
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ocean Beach, San Diego, CA 92107  (Online Only)
Throughout life we face struggles, challenges, and unpleasant emotions and events, and therapy can be a helpful platform to ease emotional burden and increase balance and fulfillment in life. I want to work alongside you towards pursuing a life that inspires you as you become your favorite version of yourself. I am honored by my clients who choose to trust me during their therapeutic journey, one that is filled with growth, and empowerment leading towards goal attainment and self-discovery.
Throughout life we face struggles, challenges, and unpleasant emotions and events, and therapy can be a helpful platform to ease emotional burden and increase balance and fulfillment in life. I want to work alongside you towards pursuing a life that inspires you as you become your favorite version of yourself. I am honored by my clients who choose to trust me during their therapeutic journey, one that is filled with growth, and empowerment leading towards goal attainment and self-discovery.
(619) 486-9231 View (619) 486-9231
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Jillian Mayer
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ocean Beach, San Diego, CA 92107  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
My passion lies in working with clients who have experienced complex trauma, understanding the unique challenges they face and providing them with the support and tools they need to heal. I believe that every individual has the innate capacity to overcome their past and create a life and relationships they truly prefer. Together, we will uncover the narratives that have influenced your perception of self and others. Through compassionate listening, reflection, and collaborative dialogue, we will challenge and reframe those narratives, empowering you to embrace your strengths, values, and aspirations.
My passion lies in working with clients who have experienced complex trauma, understanding the unique challenges they face and providing them with the support and tools they need to heal. I believe that every individual has the innate capacity to overcome their past and create a life and relationships they truly prefer. Together, we will uncover the narratives that have influenced your perception of self and others. Through compassionate listening, reflection, and collaborative dialogue, we will challenge and reframe those narratives, empowering you to embrace your strengths, values, and aspirations.
(619) 450-1265 View (619) 450-1265
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Colleen Riedell
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Ocean Beach, San Diego, CA 92107
My name is Colleen Riedell, and I am a marriage and family therapist and I’ve been in practice for over 20 years. I see therapy as an opportunity to have a compassionate ear to listen to and support exploring things you want to change or struggle with. I use a combination of cognitive behavioral therapy, person-centered therapy, and the concepts of attachment, addiction, and trauma recovery. I work with couples and individuals. I treat folks struggling with relationship issues, and mood disorders including depression and anxiety, trauma and addiction, and family dysfunction.
My name is Colleen Riedell, and I am a marriage and family therapist and I’ve been in practice for over 20 years. I see therapy as an opportunity to have a compassionate ear to listen to and support exploring things you want to change or struggle with. I use a combination of cognitive behavioral therapy, person-centered therapy, and the concepts of attachment, addiction, and trauma recovery. I work with couples and individuals. I treat folks struggling with relationship issues, and mood disorders including depression and anxiety, trauma and addiction, and family dysfunction.
(323) 973-2289 View (323) 973-2289
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Number of Therapists in Ocean Beach, San Diego, CA

30+

Average cost per session

$195

Therapists in Ocean Beach, San Diego, CA who prioritize treating:

92% Depression
92% Anxiety
78% Trauma and PTSD
78% Self Esteem
75% Coping Skills
69% Relationship Issues
69% Grief

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

79% Aetna
71% Cigna and Evernorth
71% Optum

How Therapists in Ocean Beach, San Diego, CA see their clients

62% In Person and Online
38% Online Only

Gender breakdown

83% Female
17% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Ocean Beach, 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.