Therapists in Pacific Beach, San Diego, CA

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Natalie Blair
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Pacific Beach, San Diego, CA 92109
I’m so happy you’re here! My mission is to empower women to reclaim their sexuality. By taking ownership of your body and your pleasure, you can refresh your zest for life. I am a sex therapist who utilizes cognitive behavioral, narrative, and solution- focused techniques to enable you to take control of your mental well-being. Book with me at www.beauthenticallyyou.net.
I’m so happy you’re here! My mission is to empower women to reclaim their sexuality. By taking ownership of your body and your pleasure, you can refresh your zest for life. I am a sex therapist who utilizes cognitive behavioral, narrative, and solution- focused techniques to enable you to take control of your mental well-being. Book with me at www.beauthenticallyyou.net.
(619) 762-3318 View (619) 762-3318
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Alessandra De Oliveira Szekir
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pacific Beach, San Diego, CA 92109  (Online Only)
Hello and Seja bem-vindo! I grew up in Brazil and moved to California to pursue my career as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I truly believe that due to life challenges, stressful jobs, career and busy lifestyle, it's very easy to dismiss our inner voice. That is the voice that wants to be heard, tell us about our emotions and hurdles. Allowing your inner voice to be heard will empower you to embrace the beautiful journey of self discovery.
Hello and Seja bem-vindo! I grew up in Brazil and moved to California to pursue my career as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I truly believe that due to life challenges, stressful jobs, career and busy lifestyle, it's very easy to dismiss our inner voice. That is the voice that wants to be heard, tell us about our emotions and hurdles. Allowing your inner voice to be heard will empower you to embrace the beautiful journey of self discovery.
(619) 359-6563 View (619) 359-6563
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Pivot Psychedelics
MA
Verified Verified
Pacific Beach, San Diego, CA 92109
Curious about psychedelic therapy? Looking for a guided psychedelic experience? My name is Nick and I head up Pivot Psychedelics - a group of professionals that support individuals on guided psychedelic journeys, so that they are intentional, therapeutic, and safe. Our approach is rooted in compassion, empathy, and nonjudgement to help you feel safe, held, and supported.
Curious about psychedelic therapy? Looking for a guided psychedelic experience? My name is Nick and I head up Pivot Psychedelics - a group of professionals that support individuals on guided psychedelic journeys, so that they are intentional, therapeutic, and safe. Our approach is rooted in compassion, empathy, and nonjudgement to help you feel safe, held, and supported.
(619) 612-5618 View (619) 612-5618
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Lori Linn Pele
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MS, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pacific Beach, San Diego, CA 92109
Do you feel alone, sad, disconnected? Do you just need someone to talk to? You may feel like friends or family don't understand, or maybe you're afraid to tell anyone that your life isn't as "perfect" as it seems. You don't have to feel so alone. If you are feeling overwhelmed by life's challenges and are yearning to feel grounded, there is hope. I offer a supportive environment where clients feel safe, trusted & understood. We can work together to come to new understandings about your feelings, relationships, & behavior patterns.
Do you feel alone, sad, disconnected? Do you just need someone to talk to? You may feel like friends or family don't understand, or maybe you're afraid to tell anyone that your life isn't as "perfect" as it seems. You don't have to feel so alone. If you are feeling overwhelmed by life's challenges and are yearning to feel grounded, there is hope. I offer a supportive environment where clients feel safe, trusted & understood. We can work together to come to new understandings about your feelings, relationships, & behavior patterns.
(619) 379-8482 View (619) 379-8482
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Dr. Lina Kogan-Sbarbaro
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Pacific Beach, San Diego, CA 92109  (Online Only)
At some point in our lives, it is not uncommon to find ourselves struggling with emotional pain and daily life challenges. I believe that humans have a large capacity to be autonomous, resilient, and self-directed. My goal is to provide a warm, supportive, and safe environment, where clients can begin to understand and work through the complexities of their emotional and behavioral challenges. I tailor treatment to my client’s strengths and goals, assisting them in breaking maladaptive coping strategies and poor habits while acquiring effective coping skills, which promote new ways of thinking, behaving, and relating to others.
At some point in our lives, it is not uncommon to find ourselves struggling with emotional pain and daily life challenges. I believe that humans have a large capacity to be autonomous, resilient, and self-directed. My goal is to provide a warm, supportive, and safe environment, where clients can begin to understand and work through the complexities of their emotional and behavioral challenges. I tailor treatment to my client’s strengths and goals, assisting them in breaking maladaptive coping strategies and poor habits while acquiring effective coping skills, which promote new ways of thinking, behaving, and relating to others.
(619) 639-1392 View (619) 639-1392
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Shawn Dee Hartless
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT, LEP
Verified Verified
Pacific Beach, San Diego, CA 92109
I specialize in assessment of Learning Disabilities including Reading (Dyslexia), Writing (Dysgraphia), Math (Dyscalculia), and Oral Expression, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD,) Autism or Asperger's, Pervasive Developemental Disorder, and Gifted students. I develop learning profiles in order to highlight which instructional methods are most and least effective with the child. I also, determine if there is a need for accommodations on SAT, ACT, AP and graduate school exams.
I specialize in assessment of Learning Disabilities including Reading (Dyslexia), Writing (Dysgraphia), Math (Dyscalculia), and Oral Expression, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD,) Autism or Asperger's, Pervasive Developemental Disorder, and Gifted students. I develop learning profiles in order to highlight which instructional methods are most and least effective with the child. I also, determine if there is a need for accommodations on SAT, ACT, AP and graduate school exams.
(858) 914-4674 View (858) 914-4674
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Jake Ryan
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CST
Verified Verified
Pacific Beach, San Diego, CA 92109  (Online Only)
I'm ideal for people who want to see a therapist short-term (<1 yr) and get a new perspective on a specific issue. I think there's value in being in therapy simply to understand yourself better and in going for a specific challenge but I prefer the latter. I like motivated clients who want someone direct, kind, and knowledgeable so they can make changes to their life and move forward more confidently. Whether you're struggling with anxiety, confidence, or your identity, I can help provide an empowering perspective so you can get what you want from therapy and get on your way! Also trained in Brainspotting for emotional processing.
I'm ideal for people who want to see a therapist short-term (<1 yr) and get a new perspective on a specific issue. I think there's value in being in therapy simply to understand yourself better and in going for a specific challenge but I prefer the latter. I like motivated clients who want someone direct, kind, and knowledgeable so they can make changes to their life and move forward more confidently. Whether you're struggling with anxiety, confidence, or your identity, I can help provide an empowering perspective so you can get what you want from therapy and get on your way! Also trained in Brainspotting for emotional processing.
(619) 404-3092 View (619) 404-3092
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Dr. Joseph Slimowicz
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pacific Beach, San Diego, CA 92109
Not accepting new clients
I treat primarily military service members (Navy and Marine Corps active duty in San Diego) searching for a mental health provider who understands their unique experiences. Having completed my training in the Department of Veterans Affairs I have extensive experience working with men that match this description. While my practice is typically comprised of active duty service members I also work extensively with the civilian population. I have action-oriented solutions to address problems commonly faced in this line of work. Lets get you back to the life you want to live.
I treat primarily military service members (Navy and Marine Corps active duty in San Diego) searching for a mental health provider who understands their unique experiences. Having completed my training in the Department of Veterans Affairs I have extensive experience working with men that match this description. While my practice is typically comprised of active duty service members I also work extensively with the civilian population. I have action-oriented solutions to address problems commonly faced in this line of work. Lets get you back to the life you want to live.
(619) 483-2811 View (619) 483-2811
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Logan Brantley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Pacific Beach, San Diego, CA 92109  (Online Only)
Do you want to feel like a more empowered person in your life story? I work collaboratively and non-judgmentally with you to courageously confront challenges and embrace your abilities to deepen self-awareness, cultivate self-compassion, and detangle from unhelpful patterns. Together, we will create more choices for a more meaningful life aligned with your unique values. I specialize in working with folks who are recovering from trauma, who are trying to find peace amidst anxiety/panic and those who wish for more clarity in their unique and dynamic sense of Self.
Do you want to feel like a more empowered person in your life story? I work collaboratively and non-judgmentally with you to courageously confront challenges and embrace your abilities to deepen self-awareness, cultivate self-compassion, and detangle from unhelpful patterns. Together, we will create more choices for a more meaningful life aligned with your unique values. I specialize in working with folks who are recovering from trauma, who are trying to find peace amidst anxiety/panic and those who wish for more clarity in their unique and dynamic sense of Self.
(619) 639-8728 View (619) 639-8728
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Irene Carol Weiss
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Pacific Beach, San Diego, CA 92109
Not accepting new clients
On the path to finding love, fulfilling work and meaning, there will be challenges that make us feel anxious, depressed, angry or just uncertain. I believe that exploring our feelings and personal goals in a safe, nurturing environment can help us adjust to difficulties and inevitable changes. I believe that focusing on your strengths and getting in touch with the body, mind and spirit can help promote health and well-being. I can offer you empathy, respect and listening without judgment, because to be truly heard is what makes us grow, adjust, and live to our fullest capacity.
On the path to finding love, fulfilling work and meaning, there will be challenges that make us feel anxious, depressed, angry or just uncertain. I believe that exploring our feelings and personal goals in a safe, nurturing environment can help us adjust to difficulties and inevitable changes. I believe that focusing on your strengths and getting in touch with the body, mind and spirit can help promote health and well-being. I can offer you empathy, respect and listening without judgment, because to be truly heard is what makes us grow, adjust, and live to our fullest capacity.
(858) 240-8058 View (858) 240-8058
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Cierra E Guerra: Blueprint Counseling Solutions
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
Pacific Beach, San Diego, CA 92109  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Hey you! I can only imagine how many other profiles you have tirelessly scrolled through trying to find that right fit just for you. Well as you take a pause here, I’d love to share my favorite quote by Maya Angelou that says this: “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will NEVER forget how you made them feel.” Now I can only imagine and empathize with you as to what feeling lead you here at this very moment. Feelings such as depression, anxiety, grief, behavioral issues with pre-teens/teens, family conflict, lack of anger management, suicidal thoughts, etc.
Hey you! I can only imagine how many other profiles you have tirelessly scrolled through trying to find that right fit just for you. Well as you take a pause here, I’d love to share my favorite quote by Maya Angelou that says this: “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will NEVER forget how you made them feel.” Now I can only imagine and empathize with you as to what feeling lead you here at this very moment. Feelings such as depression, anxiety, grief, behavioral issues with pre-teens/teens, family conflict, lack of anger management, suicidal thoughts, etc.
(619) 330-8256 View (619) 330-8256
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Chandra Estelle Khalifian
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pacific Beach, San Diego, CA 92109
All couples experience challenges and can get stuck in harmful patterns. However, we can work together to identify those patterns, increase understanding and empathy, and utilize skills to shift communication and improve satisfaction, intimacy, and fun. Your relationship is unique and I will work with you to identify your relationship values and build a relationship that feels safe, supportive, and authentic. Let's create the relationship that works for you and your partner(s).
All couples experience challenges and can get stuck in harmful patterns. However, we can work together to identify those patterns, increase understanding and empathy, and utilize skills to shift communication and improve satisfaction, intimacy, and fun. Your relationship is unique and I will work with you to identify your relationship values and build a relationship that feels safe, supportive, and authentic. Let's create the relationship that works for you and your partner(s).
(619) 639-4746 View (619) 639-4746
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Teal Berkowitz
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Pacific Beach, San Diego, CA 92109  (Online Only)
You want to appear like you have it "all together" but deep down are struggling to feel confident in who you are or to cope with challenging experiences in your past or present. You may be fed up with the overthinking, second guessing and anxiety getting in the way of living your best life. You never feel "good enough" & compare yourself to others. And you're ready for relief. You're ready to have meaningful relationships without your past getting in the way. You're ready to stop the choas in your mind. You're ready to feel confident. Most of all, you're ready to love yourself & be happy with OR without all the things.
You want to appear like you have it "all together" but deep down are struggling to feel confident in who you are or to cope with challenging experiences in your past or present. You may be fed up with the overthinking, second guessing and anxiety getting in the way of living your best life. You never feel "good enough" & compare yourself to others. And you're ready for relief. You're ready to have meaningful relationships without your past getting in the way. You're ready to stop the choas in your mind. You're ready to feel confident. Most of all, you're ready to love yourself & be happy with OR without all the things.
(760) 389-3082 View (760) 389-3082
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Michelle Brown
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MS
Verified Verified
Pacific Beach, San Diego, CA 92109  (Online Only)
My professional experience involves providing bilingual psychotherapy to youth and adults impacted by complex trauma, domestic violence, physical and sexual abuse, relationship and family conflict, gang-related trauma, immigration experiences, and acute mood disorders. I utilize an integrative and trauma-informed approach to assist clients to gain insight into their defenses and assist them to make changes to improve their quality of life.
My professional experience involves providing bilingual psychotherapy to youth and adults impacted by complex trauma, domestic violence, physical and sexual abuse, relationship and family conflict, gang-related trauma, immigration experiences, and acute mood disorders. I utilize an integrative and trauma-informed approach to assist clients to gain insight into their defenses and assist them to make changes to improve their quality of life.
(619) 489-1865 View (619) 489-1865
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Brianna Pepiton
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pacific Beach, San Diego, CA 92109
I believe everyone can benefit from a safe place to process the past and present and realize goals for the future. In my work people can expect me to provide a safe, open and engaged relationship to address life hopes and challenges. Meeting people where they're at is the most important starting point. Then together we help someone envision the future and realize their potential.
I believe everyone can benefit from a safe place to process the past and present and realize goals for the future. In my work people can expect me to provide a safe, open and engaged relationship to address life hopes and challenges. Meeting people where they're at is the most important starting point. Then together we help someone envision the future and realize their potential.
(619) 313-5145 View (619) 313-5145
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Linda Huey
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Pacific Beach, San Diego, CA 92109  (Online Only)
My hope is to help you remove whatever is keeping you from being the best version of yourself you can be. This often means looking at the things that make us feel vulnerable.. This isn't always easy considering that vulnerability is often considered a weakness. Supporting my clients to transform vulnerabilities into strengths is what I do best. And sometimes asking for help can be the hardest thing to do. It is through connection that we grow and become our authentic selves. I have been licensed since 2001. My experience includes working with depression, anxiety, substance abuse, LGBTQ, and bicultural issues.
My hope is to help you remove whatever is keeping you from being the best version of yourself you can be. This often means looking at the things that make us feel vulnerable.. This isn't always easy considering that vulnerability is often considered a weakness. Supporting my clients to transform vulnerabilities into strengths is what I do best. And sometimes asking for help can be the hardest thing to do. It is through connection that we grow and become our authentic selves. I have been licensed since 2001. My experience includes working with depression, anxiety, substance abuse, LGBTQ, and bicultural issues.
(619) 940-1890 View (619) 940-1890
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Joni Marquez
Associate Clinical Social Worker, ACSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pacific Beach, San Diego, CA 92109
I’m a pre-licensed Clinical Social Worker currently working under the licensed supervision of Dr. Trevor Olson. I completed my Masters in Social Work from the University of Southern California (USC) with an emphasis in Military Social Work, and received my Bachelor of Arts in Social Welfare from the University of California, Berkeley. As a combat veteran, I have seen some of the darkest of days during my time in service (was overhead the shootdown of EN 17). My goal as a therapist is to help people navigate through their toughest moments in life and to restore hope when it seems like it no longer exists.
I’m a pre-licensed Clinical Social Worker currently working under the licensed supervision of Dr. Trevor Olson. I completed my Masters in Social Work from the University of Southern California (USC) with an emphasis in Military Social Work, and received my Bachelor of Arts in Social Welfare from the University of California, Berkeley. As a combat veteran, I have seen some of the darkest of days during my time in service (was overhead the shootdown of EN 17). My goal as a therapist is to help people navigate through their toughest moments in life and to restore hope when it seems like it no longer exists.
(619) 375-1194 View (619) 375-1194
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Dr. Celeste Simmons
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pacific Beach, San Diego, CA 92109  (Online Only)
Don't you just want to be a good parent? Don't you want to feel confident that what you are doing is good enough? You might feel like the "bad guy parent", thinking that you have to be the one to set the expectations, meanwhile feeling like your children resent you for it. You might feel guilty because being a parent does not always FEEL good...and you feel bad about that. Haven't you been frustrated and overwhelmed enough already? Aren't you tired of questioning whether or not what you are doing is best serving your children? When is enough enough? And let's not talk about when you have to collaborate on parent decisions...
Don't you just want to be a good parent? Don't you want to feel confident that what you are doing is good enough? You might feel like the "bad guy parent", thinking that you have to be the one to set the expectations, meanwhile feeling like your children resent you for it. You might feel guilty because being a parent does not always FEEL good...and you feel bad about that. Haven't you been frustrated and overwhelmed enough already? Aren't you tired of questioning whether or not what you are doing is best serving your children? When is enough enough? And let's not talk about when you have to collaborate on parent decisions...
(559) 212-3324 View (559) 212-3324
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Em Mitchell
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pacific Beach, San Diego, CA 92109  (Online Only)
Are you giving 110% and not seeing the payoff despite your efforts? Feeling stuck or frustrated? Tired of things not working? I’m here to help you figure out what’s going on, and how to move forward from unhelpful patterns. If you want to understand and improve your relationships, intimacy, or emotional distress, I can help.
Are you giving 110% and not seeing the payoff despite your efforts? Feeling stuck or frustrated? Tired of things not working? I’m here to help you figure out what’s going on, and how to move forward from unhelpful patterns. If you want to understand and improve your relationships, intimacy, or emotional distress, I can help.
(858) 727-5898 View (858) 727-5898
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Ginny Gutman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Pacific Beach, San Diego, CA 92109  (Online Only)
Ready to conquer that life transition, anxiety/worry or improve your relationship? I specialize in helping people overcome anxiety, making successful life transitions, and making lasting relationship improvements.
Ready to conquer that life transition, anxiety/worry or improve your relationship? I specialize in helping people overcome anxiety, making successful life transitions, and making lasting relationship improvements.
(518) 503-0455 View (518) 503-0455

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Number of Therapists in Pacific Beach, San Diego, CA

200+

Average cost per session

$170

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

91% Anxiety
87% Depression
77% Relationship Issues
70% Self Esteem
68% Trauma and PTSD
64% Life Transitions
63% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

74% Aetna
63% Cigna and Evernorth
57% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

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

68% In Person and Online
32% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
18% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Pacific 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.