Therapists in Rancho Bernardo, San Diego, CA

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Tesserae Family Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Rancho Bernardo, San Diego, CA 92127
Going to school, work, or social events can be terrifying for some. Feelings of anxiety become paralyzing even before we arrive. Whether it's trying to manage stress with school or work demands, navigate feelings around change or loss, or handle social situations like entering conversations or dealing with rejection or bullying, it can be exhausting. We get stuck in habits keeping us from living productive lives and forming healthy relationships. As a result we isolate, turn inward, and experience mood shifts. My clients want a space where they can be heard and learn coping skills to build confidence and emotional stability.
Going to school, work, or social events can be terrifying for some. Feelings of anxiety become paralyzing even before we arrive. Whether it's trying to manage stress with school or work demands, navigate feelings around change or loss, or handle social situations like entering conversations or dealing with rejection or bullying, it can be exhausting. We get stuck in habits keeping us from living productive lives and forming healthy relationships. As a result we isolate, turn inward, and experience mood shifts. My clients want a space where they can be heard and learn coping skills to build confidence and emotional stability.
(858) 295-7413 View (858) 295-7413
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Eleno Ceja
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
Rancho Bernardo, San Diego, CA 92128
Hello! My name is Eleno and I am glad to have you. I understand that seeking therapy can feel overwhelming, but I am here to provide you with a safe and supportive space to navigate your mental and emotional well-being. My goal is to work alongside you as you overcome personal challenges, improve relationships, and enhance your overall quality of life.
Hello! My name is Eleno and I am glad to have you. I understand that seeking therapy can feel overwhelming, but I am here to provide you with a safe and supportive space to navigate your mental and emotional well-being. My goal is to work alongside you as you overcome personal challenges, improve relationships, and enhance your overall quality of life.
(858) 321-8334 View (858) 321-8334
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Lauryn Estrada
LPC Intern, MA, APCC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Rancho Bernardo, San Diego, CA 92127  (Online Only)
I believe that the greatest gift I can offer as a therapist is to hold a safe space for clients to explore any and all of their feelings, beliefs, and ideas without judgement. I am passionate about connecting with clients through an integrative and holistic approach that equally values their thoughts, emotions, spirituality, bodies, cultures, identities, and diverse experiences. In addressing these various parts of individuals I aspire to help them validate and explore their experiences as opportunities for growth and healing.
I believe that the greatest gift I can offer as a therapist is to hold a safe space for clients to explore any and all of their feelings, beliefs, and ideas without judgement. I am passionate about connecting with clients through an integrative and holistic approach that equally values their thoughts, emotions, spirituality, bodies, cultures, identities, and diverse experiences. In addressing these various parts of individuals I aspire to help them validate and explore their experiences as opportunities for growth and healing.
(858) 293-7893 x1 View (858) 293-7893 x1
Thomas E Bell
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified Verified
Rancho Bernardo, San Diego, CA 92128
I prefer clients who are receptive to looking at their situation as a result of earlier decisions and experiences. I am not judgemental or critical. I try to help clients make sense of their situation.
I prefer clients who are receptive to looking at their situation as a result of earlier decisions and experiences. I am not judgemental or critical. I try to help clients make sense of their situation.
(858) 217-4873 View (858) 217-4873
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Schneider Counseling and Corporate Solutions
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD
Verified Verified
Rancho Bernardo, San Diego, CA 92127
If you struggle with life, career, and/or relationships right now, I can help you identify ways of thinking and behaving that will help you feel stronger and more effective. We have the potential at any age to deepen, grow, change and re-invent ourselves. My job is to provide guidance, empathy, and unwavering support in an atmosphere of complete confidentiality. We work together to define and achieve your goals by creating specific assignments to motivate you to action. You will learn proven techniques, research, and inspiration to help you feel happier and accomplish your goals.
If you struggle with life, career, and/or relationships right now, I can help you identify ways of thinking and behaving that will help you feel stronger and more effective. We have the potential at any age to deepen, grow, change and re-invent ourselves. My job is to provide guidance, empathy, and unwavering support in an atmosphere of complete confidentiality. We work together to define and achieve your goals by creating specific assignments to motivate you to action. You will learn proven techniques, research, and inspiration to help you feel happier and accomplish your goals.
(858) 943-4859 x2 View (858) 943-4859 x2
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Francine M Martinez
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Rancho Bernardo, San Diego, CA 92127
My objective in therapy is to assist clients regain a sense of balance and well-being that brings with it a sense of personal empowerment. As adults we all have life challenges, whether it be the loss of a loved one, ending of a marriage/relationship, or the challenges of work and parenting. I see myself as a guide to help you to once again feel in control of your life.
My objective in therapy is to assist clients regain a sense of balance and well-being that brings with it a sense of personal empowerment. As adults we all have life challenges, whether it be the loss of a loved one, ending of a marriage/relationship, or the challenges of work and parenting. I see myself as a guide to help you to once again feel in control of your life.
(858) 376-7935 View (858) 376-7935
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Angelina Demers
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Rancho Bernardo, San Diego, CA 92127
I believe everyone has the potential for growth and healing. As a therapist specializing in individuals, couples, and families, I am passionate about helping you navigate life's challenges, big or small. Whether you're facing difficult emotions, relationship issues, or major transitions, I am here to support your journey.
I believe everyone has the potential for growth and healing. As a therapist specializing in individuals, couples, and families, I am passionate about helping you navigate life's challenges, big or small. Whether you're facing difficult emotions, relationship issues, or major transitions, I am here to support your journey.
(858) 330-3975 View (858) 330-3975
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Michelle Barrett
MEd
Verified Verified
Rancho Bernardo, San Diego, CA 92198
My passion and purpose in this line of work is to educate and equip to safeguard the pure vibrancy of what childhood should be. To not get snagged in the online world. To not feel lost or misunderstood at school. To assist parents who have lost their ability to respond effectively to the challenges that now confront them. Sometimes, often times we are harboring a lot of our own unhealed pain that is now standing in the way of our best interests and the best interests of our children. To provide a safe place to share doubts and worry to regroup in a peaceful setting no matter what point of the lifespan or healing you are on.
My passion and purpose in this line of work is to educate and equip to safeguard the pure vibrancy of what childhood should be. To not get snagged in the online world. To not feel lost or misunderstood at school. To assist parents who have lost their ability to respond effectively to the challenges that now confront them. Sometimes, often times we are harboring a lot of our own unhealed pain that is now standing in the way of our best interests and the best interests of our children. To provide a safe place to share doubts and worry to regroup in a peaceful setting no matter what point of the lifespan or healing you are on.
(858) 834-1477 View (858) 834-1477
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Kathryn Anderson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Rancho Bernardo, San Diego, CA 92128
Do you remember that children's song about going on a bear hunt? Can't go over it! Can't go under it! We've got to go through it! Life is full of situations that can leave us feeling much like this song. In working with individuals and families, including children (ages 4+) and adolescents, adults, and their caregivers, my hope is for you to find new solutions to the challenges you are facing every day. I may not be able to get you over it or under it, but I am here to help you through it.
Do you remember that children's song about going on a bear hunt? Can't go over it! Can't go under it! We've got to go through it! Life is full of situations that can leave us feeling much like this song. In working with individuals and families, including children (ages 4+) and adolescents, adults, and their caregivers, my hope is for you to find new solutions to the challenges you are facing every day. I may not be able to get you over it or under it, but I am here to help you through it.
(858) 736-9990 View (858) 736-9990
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Krystin Hunter
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Rancho Bernardo, San Diego, CA 92127
Krystin is a Marriage and Family Therapy, who has been practicing since 2016. She graduated from Loma Linda University with a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy and has a Bachelor's degree in Wilderness Therapy/Outdoor Leadership. Krystin believes that everyone has within them what it takes to find joy and feel success in their lives. She prides herself in proving a safe and comfortable space for clients to explore both themselves and their past, and approaches each of her clients with a genuine curiosity of their unique upbringing and experiences.
Krystin is a Marriage and Family Therapy, who has been practicing since 2016. She graduated from Loma Linda University with a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy and has a Bachelor's degree in Wilderness Therapy/Outdoor Leadership. Krystin believes that everyone has within them what it takes to find joy and feel success in their lives. She prides herself in proving a safe and comfortable space for clients to explore both themselves and their past, and approaches each of her clients with a genuine curiosity of their unique upbringing and experiences.
(858) 239-1619 View (858) 239-1619
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Hannah Mostarlic
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
Rancho Bernardo, San Diego, CA 92127  (Online Only)
If you’re here, you know that it is not easy to become or to be a parent. By embarking on this adventure, we open ourselves up to the possibility of joy, pain, excitement, loss, suffering, love, anxiety, exhaustion, fear, loneliness, uncertainty, and feeling unprepared along the way. Whatever your journey has been, you can probably relate to this ever-changing flow of emotions, and especially so in the reproductive period. For all that wonderful messiness, we need massive doses of support. We weren’t meant to do it alone. If support is what you need, you are in the right place.
If you’re here, you know that it is not easy to become or to be a parent. By embarking on this adventure, we open ourselves up to the possibility of joy, pain, excitement, loss, suffering, love, anxiety, exhaustion, fear, loneliness, uncertainty, and feeling unprepared along the way. Whatever your journey has been, you can probably relate to this ever-changing flow of emotions, and especially so in the reproductive period. For all that wonderful messiness, we need massive doses of support. We weren’t meant to do it alone. If support is what you need, you are in the right place.
(858) 923-5207 View (858) 923-5207
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Lori (Janet) Clark
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Rancho Bernardo, San Diego, CA 92127
Janet Lori Clark-Skillings is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 25 years of experience working with children, adolescents, families and couples. Lori got her undergraduate degree in psychology from UC Irvine and her master's degree in counseling from San Diego State University in 1992. Lori uses a family systems therapy approach to working with children, couples and families and also uses cognitive behavior techniques and behavioral interventions when working with children and adolescents.
Janet Lori Clark-Skillings is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 25 years of experience working with children, adolescents, families and couples. Lori got her undergraduate degree in psychology from UC Irvine and her master's degree in counseling from San Diego State University in 1992. Lori uses a family systems therapy approach to working with children, couples and families and also uses cognitive behavior techniques and behavioral interventions when working with children and adolescents.
(858) 683-1669 View (858) 683-1669
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Alfred D Brown
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Rancho Bernardo, San Diego, CA 92128
First, I strive to create a safe environment where the client feels heard, understood and supported. The compasionate use of 'unconditional positive regard' guides my work. This is a well proven healing factor in the therapeutic relationship. I believe my clients grow strongest by finding their own path through their unique inner landscape.
First, I strive to create a safe environment where the client feels heard, understood and supported. The compasionate use of 'unconditional positive regard' guides my work. This is a well proven healing factor in the therapeutic relationship. I believe my clients grow strongest by finding their own path through their unique inner landscape.
(619) 648-4120 View (619) 648-4120
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Karly Worth
Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, APCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Rancho Bernardo, San Diego, CA 92127
Hello, I'm Karly. I specialize in working with motivated couples and adults aiming to foster deeper connections with themselves and their partners. I take pride in my nonjudgemental and inclusive approach, and have experience working with diverse identities and across cultural backgrounds. I also work one-on-one with adults dealing with anxiety, depression, life transitions, and relationship issues. I believe in customizing my approach for each client, adapting it based on their individual needs, preferences, and desired outcomes. I approach clients with compassion and warmth, while also challenging them when necessary.
Hello, I'm Karly. I specialize in working with motivated couples and adults aiming to foster deeper connections with themselves and their partners. I take pride in my nonjudgemental and inclusive approach, and have experience working with diverse identities and across cultural backgrounds. I also work one-on-one with adults dealing with anxiety, depression, life transitions, and relationship issues. I believe in customizing my approach for each client, adapting it based on their individual needs, preferences, and desired outcomes. I approach clients with compassion and warmth, while also challenging them when necessary.
(858) 477-3404 View (858) 477-3404
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Allison Patch
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, ATR
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Rancho Bernardo, San Diego, CA 92127
Hi! I'm Allison, owner and therapist at Patch Counseling, located in Rancho Bernardo, San Diego. At Patch Counseling, we aim to empower individuals from teens to adulthood. We help by providing a non-judgmental, collaborative place to learn how to balance responsibilities, establish a voice and gain self-acceptance. Our approach combines mindfulness and practical skills, such as time management and self-care to decrease symptoms associated with burn out. This is the time to learn how to gain self-compassion while maintaining motivation towards goals, so you can be the best version of yourself as you move through life.
Hi! I'm Allison, owner and therapist at Patch Counseling, located in Rancho Bernardo, San Diego. At Patch Counseling, we aim to empower individuals from teens to adulthood. We help by providing a non-judgmental, collaborative place to learn how to balance responsibilities, establish a voice and gain self-acceptance. Our approach combines mindfulness and practical skills, such as time management and self-care to decrease symptoms associated with burn out. This is the time to learn how to gain self-compassion while maintaining motivation towards goals, so you can be the best version of yourself as you move through life.
(424) 543-1820 View (424) 543-1820
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Karly Bastrire
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Rancho Bernardo, San Diego, CA 92127
Karly Bastrire is a Psychologist in California who has been practicing since 2020. Karly provides evidence-based treatment services to children, adolescents, and adults with a wide range of challenges such as mood disorders (e. g. anxiety, depression), trauma, behavioral issues, personality disorders, and help transitioning through different stages of life. Karly is passionate about utilizing an integrated approach and providing individualized treatment to each patient that allows them to develop coping skills and the personal insight needed to improve their overall functioning and expand their quality of life.
Karly Bastrire is a Psychologist in California who has been practicing since 2020. Karly provides evidence-based treatment services to children, adolescents, and adults with a wide range of challenges such as mood disorders (e. g. anxiety, depression), trauma, behavioral issues, personality disorders, and help transitioning through different stages of life. Karly is passionate about utilizing an integrated approach and providing individualized treatment to each patient that allows them to develop coping skills and the personal insight needed to improve their overall functioning and expand their quality of life.
(858) 753-4152 View (858) 753-4152
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Sarah Fraser
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Rancho Bernardo, San Diego, CA 92127
I am part of a group practice that's primary focus is on supporting client's that are struggling with eating disorders, body image concerns, disordered eating patterns, as well as individuals that are struggling with navigating a world filled with diet culture and weight biased messaging. The relationships people have with food and their bodies are an integral component of living a well-rounded and full life, as these relationships allow us to connect intentionally with ourselves and with others. My goal for clients is to help them heal their relationships with food and their bodies, increase self-esteem, and live more presently.
I am part of a group practice that's primary focus is on supporting client's that are struggling with eating disorders, body image concerns, disordered eating patterns, as well as individuals that are struggling with navigating a world filled with diet culture and weight biased messaging. The relationships people have with food and their bodies are an integral component of living a well-rounded and full life, as these relationships allow us to connect intentionally with ourselves and with others. My goal for clients is to help them heal their relationships with food and their bodies, increase self-esteem, and live more presently.
(858) 463-4889 View (858) 463-4889
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Riza Loreine P Callejas
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Rancho Bernardo, San Diego, CA 92127
Looking for a therapist of color who can help honor all the different cultures you identify with and represent? Because there is a huge blindspot in Western mental health, I take on a very intentional and holistic approach to helping you feel safe to unpack the many layers that make up You. Together, we can explore any past trauma (intergenerational, racial, childhood), learn how to express and regulate your emotions, reduce people-pleasing and over-functioning that often leads to burnout, improve your confidence, practice self-compassion/acceptance, and ultimately, your relationship with yourself and others.
Looking for a therapist of color who can help honor all the different cultures you identify with and represent? Because there is a huge blindspot in Western mental health, I take on a very intentional and holistic approach to helping you feel safe to unpack the many layers that make up You. Together, we can explore any past trauma (intergenerational, racial, childhood), learn how to express and regulate your emotions, reduce people-pleasing and over-functioning that often leads to burnout, improve your confidence, practice self-compassion/acceptance, and ultimately, your relationship with yourself and others.
(858) 365-8506 x4 View (858) 365-8506 x4
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Daniel Fuller
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Rancho Bernardo, San Diego, CA 92127
I’m passionate about working with all types of individuals facing a wide variety of challenges. People come to therapy because they’re wanting support, change, or healing. I believe that together we can co-create a therapy space that helps accomplish this. I have experience helping people with anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship challenges, grief, low self-esteem, and self harm. As a gay man, I have particular clinical interest, personal experience, and professional knowledge helping individuals seeking therapy to process their sexual identity. Additionally, I'm trained in EMDR for trauma reprocessing and recovery.
I’m passionate about working with all types of individuals facing a wide variety of challenges. People come to therapy because they’re wanting support, change, or healing. I believe that together we can co-create a therapy space that helps accomplish this. I have experience helping people with anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship challenges, grief, low self-esteem, and self harm. As a gay man, I have particular clinical interest, personal experience, and professional knowledge helping individuals seeking therapy to process their sexual identity. Additionally, I'm trained in EMDR for trauma reprocessing and recovery.
(619) 332-4205 View (619) 332-4205
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Sean O'Hara
Psychologist, PsyD, NCAC, I, SAP
Verified Verified
Rancho Bernardo, San Diego, CA 92127
Sean O'Hara Psy.D, NCAC I, SAP is a State of California and State of Hawai'i Board Licensed Psychologist in San Diego, California and Kahului, Hawai'i, with 36 years experience with psychiatric, mental health, dual-diagnosis and crises intervention health problems. Dr. O'Hara works in Rancho Bernardo and does tele heath sessions. Dr. O'Hara travels the United States to work with clients, corporations and athletes residing in other states. Dr. O'Hara works with all populations and does diversified work with corporations, collegiate and professional sports teams, the entertainment industries and concert tours.
Sean O'Hara Psy.D, NCAC I, SAP is a State of California and State of Hawai'i Board Licensed Psychologist in San Diego, California and Kahului, Hawai'i, with 36 years experience with psychiatric, mental health, dual-diagnosis and crises intervention health problems. Dr. O'Hara works in Rancho Bernardo and does tele heath sessions. Dr. O'Hara travels the United States to work with clients, corporations and athletes residing in other states. Dr. O'Hara works with all populations and does diversified work with corporations, collegiate and professional sports teams, the entertainment industries and concert tours.
(619) 567-5255 View (619) 567-5255

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Number of Therapists in Rancho Bernardo, San Diego, CA

200+

Average cost per session

$175

Therapists in Rancho Bernardo, San Diego, CA who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
88% Depression
75% Relationship Issues
65% Grief
64% Self Esteem
63% Trauma and PTSD
59% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

15 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

76% Aetna
73% Cigna and Evernorth
66% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Rancho Bernardo, San Diego, CA see their clients

78% In Person and Online
22% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
18% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Rancho Bernardo, 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.