Therapists in Rancho Penasquitos, San Diego, CA

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Andrew Thomas Brandon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Rancho Penasquitos, San Diego, CA 92129
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in California. I bring an open, non-judgmental, and empathetic approach to therapy. I am trained in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). I started my career as an HIV test counselor, supporting people through what can be a scary and difficult time. I later earned my master's in social work from San Diego State University, where my area of study was community mental health. Serving the community and connecting with individuals has been a driving force in my career. I know it is really difficult to be human. My values of compassion and empathy drive me to do this work.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in California. I bring an open, non-judgmental, and empathetic approach to therapy. I am trained in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). I started my career as an HIV test counselor, supporting people through what can be a scary and difficult time. I later earned my master's in social work from San Diego State University, where my area of study was community mental health. Serving the community and connecting with individuals has been a driving force in my career. I know it is really difficult to be human. My values of compassion and empathy drive me to do this work.
(858) 330-5520 View (858) 330-5520
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Sheena Moore
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MS
Verified
Rancho Penasquitos, San Diego, CA 92128  (Online Only)
I help people who have experienced trauma gain feelings of peace and freedom. Feelings such as anxiety, numbness, and physical exhaustion are what I want to help you deal with and transform. Do you feel like a piece of you was hurt or broken, and now you can't connect with your true self? Perhaps these negative reactions you are having seem to continually affect your life. My goal is to help you have a better chance of reaching your whole self. The scars of your past do not need to effect your future. I want to help you repair and heal that piece of you that was hurt from your trauma.
I help people who have experienced trauma gain feelings of peace and freedom. Feelings such as anxiety, numbness, and physical exhaustion are what I want to help you deal with and transform. Do you feel like a piece of you was hurt or broken, and now you can't connect with your true self? Perhaps these negative reactions you are having seem to continually affect your life. My goal is to help you have a better chance of reaching your whole self. The scars of your past do not need to effect your future. I want to help you repair and heal that piece of you that was hurt from your trauma.
(858) 943-0604 View (858) 943-0604
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Jordanne Stacy
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Rancho Penasquitos, San Diego, CA 92129  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, panic attacks, addiction, relationship struggles, or generally missing something in life? Feeling stuck in an endless cycle of procrastination, fears about the uncertainty of the future, or guilt, shame and resentments from the past? If so, you are not alone! Many people spend their entire lives in this mental and emotional agony and that doesn't have to be you. Overcoming these challenges can be difficult on your own, working with a licensed professional may save you years of learning by trial and error. You can overcome and balance the emotional and behavioral impediments in your life.
Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, panic attacks, addiction, relationship struggles, or generally missing something in life? Feeling stuck in an endless cycle of procrastination, fears about the uncertainty of the future, or guilt, shame and resentments from the past? If so, you are not alone! Many people spend their entire lives in this mental and emotional agony and that doesn't have to be you. Overcoming these challenges can be difficult on your own, working with a licensed professional may save you years of learning by trial and error. You can overcome and balance the emotional and behavioral impediments in your life.
(858) 358-7312 View (858) 358-7312
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Shami Benjamin
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Rancho Penasquitos, San Diego, CA 92129  (Online Only)
If you have a sense of purpose greater than yourself, are a manager, college/professional athlete, c-level and influencer/leader, you are most likely experiencing many emotions, some to include stress, anxiety and pressure. You may also have a family to show up for. You may also be single and feeling alone. Being a leader can be isolating. No one is created to do life alone. I will help you develop a healthy frame of mind for success in life. I provide mental performance coaching globally. I also provide therapy throughout CA. I am motivated to help you reach your goals. My website: www.fitmind.team Instagram: fitmindperformance
If you have a sense of purpose greater than yourself, are a manager, college/professional athlete, c-level and influencer/leader, you are most likely experiencing many emotions, some to include stress, anxiety and pressure. You may also have a family to show up for. You may also be single and feeling alone. Being a leader can be isolating. No one is created to do life alone. I will help you develop a healthy frame of mind for success in life. I provide mental performance coaching globally. I also provide therapy throughout CA. I am motivated to help you reach your goals. My website: www.fitmind.team Instagram: fitmindperformance
(858) 544-2269 View (858) 544-2269
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Courtney Swanson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Rancho Penasquitos, San Diego, CA 92129
My name is Courtney Farrell Swanson, and I am an LCSW. I provide strengths-based, client-centered therapy. I believe that connection is an important part of the therapeutic relationship, whether you are experiencing depression, anxiety, a mood disorder, psychosis, PTSD or other traumas. I have worked with a wide spectrum of mental health issues, ranging from mild depression and anxiety to severe mental illness, as well as co-occurring disorders. I have worked with many clients from the LGBTQIA community, as well as all age groups. I prefer transitional-aged youth to the elderly population.
My name is Courtney Farrell Swanson, and I am an LCSW. I provide strengths-based, client-centered therapy. I believe that connection is an important part of the therapeutic relationship, whether you are experiencing depression, anxiety, a mood disorder, psychosis, PTSD or other traumas. I have worked with a wide spectrum of mental health issues, ranging from mild depression and anxiety to severe mental illness, as well as co-occurring disorders. I have worked with many clients from the LGBTQIA community, as well as all age groups. I prefer transitional-aged youth to the elderly population.
(858) 434-1428 View (858) 434-1428
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Roseann Larson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Rancho Penasquitos, San Diego, CA 92129
Because each person is different, there is no "one-size-fits-all" approach to therapy. Ultimately, the right therapist can help you develop a greater sense of peace and self-fulfillment. So it is important to choose someone with whom you feel safe; someone who will listen, empathize, and respect your needs; and someone with the skills necessary to support you in reaching your goals. In the process, you will acquire greater self-awareness, and learn to cope more effectively with life issues. This is my approach to therapy.
Because each person is different, there is no "one-size-fits-all" approach to therapy. Ultimately, the right therapist can help you develop a greater sense of peace and self-fulfillment. So it is important to choose someone with whom you feel safe; someone who will listen, empathize, and respect your needs; and someone with the skills necessary to support you in reaching your goals. In the process, you will acquire greater self-awareness, and learn to cope more effectively with life issues. This is my approach to therapy.
(619) 722-3116 View (619) 722-3116
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Julia Kamp
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Rancho Penasquitos, San Diego, CA 92129  (Online Only)
Ready to begin your journey of self-discovery and healing? Are you tired of emotionally suffering or staying stuck in old patterns? I am here to help you by providing support and building skills through tele-mental health services. I have over 10 years of experience with both military and civilians working with individuals, couples, families, and children struggling with trauma, stress, depression, anxiety, relationship stress, parenting issues, anger management, and much more.
Ready to begin your journey of self-discovery and healing? Are you tired of emotionally suffering or staying stuck in old patterns? I am here to help you by providing support and building skills through tele-mental health services. I have over 10 years of experience with both military and civilians working with individuals, couples, families, and children struggling with trauma, stress, depression, anxiety, relationship stress, parenting issues, anger management, and much more.
(619) 473-2753 View (619) 473-2753
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Zoe Camp
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Rancho Penasquitos, San Diego, CA 92129
My name is Zoe Camp, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I am a warm therapist who is passionate about working with individuals ages 15 and older. I specialize in working with individuals experiencing depression, anxiety, adjustment, trauma, grief and difficulties in relationships. I specialize in working with young adults who are experiencing a major life transition or difficulty adjusting to this phase of life as it relates to careers, relationships, lifestyles, and family.
My name is Zoe Camp, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I am a warm therapist who is passionate about working with individuals ages 15 and older. I specialize in working with individuals experiencing depression, anxiety, adjustment, trauma, grief and difficulties in relationships. I specialize in working with young adults who are experiencing a major life transition or difficulty adjusting to this phase of life as it relates to careers, relationships, lifestyles, and family.
(858) 330-2109 View (858) 330-2109
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Dr. Ida Fariba
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT
Verified
Rancho Penasquitos, San Diego, CA 92129  (Online Only)
Taking the first step toward transformation is the hardest part, and you just did it! I use an integrative and holistic approach to help you pull out the weeds from the roots. I work from a foundation of attachment theory and I utilize Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT). I believe in the power of vulnerability and connection to ourselves and others. I am trained in Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and also incorporate the body, yoga, mindfulness, meditation, and music all as tools to expand and explore what is happening in your life.
Taking the first step toward transformation is the hardest part, and you just did it! I use an integrative and holistic approach to help you pull out the weeds from the roots. I work from a foundation of attachment theory and I utilize Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT). I believe in the power of vulnerability and connection to ourselves and others. I am trained in Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and also incorporate the body, yoga, mindfulness, meditation, and music all as tools to expand and explore what is happening in your life.
(858) 683-1915 View (858) 683-1915
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Sanam Nourazari
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, AMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Rancho Penasquitos, San Diego, CA 92129
Are you battling anxiety, depression and relationship issues? Do life transitions like immigration, post-partum depression, divorce, or loss weigh heavily on your shoulders? Are you seeking to strengthen your bond with your children? Are you hoping for your children to excel academically, mentally, and emotionally? Clients like you find a special place in my practice where their voice resonates, their feelings matter, and healing begins.
Are you battling anxiety, depression and relationship issues? Do life transitions like immigration, post-partum depression, divorce, or loss weigh heavily on your shoulders? Are you seeking to strengthen your bond with your children? Are you hoping for your children to excel academically, mentally, and emotionally? Clients like you find a special place in my practice where their voice resonates, their feelings matter, and healing begins.
(858) 358-7754 View (858) 358-7754
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Josho R Malfavon
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Rancho Penasquitos, San Diego, CA 92129  (Online Only)
Life will consistently throw challenges at you. Most of them you get through on your own or with the help of your support system. Sometimes, challenges can be overwhelming and difficult to navigate. The good thing is you’re not alone. I am here as a companion on your journey to explore and resolve those sticky challenges. The journey can be painful and arduous. The choices on your journey are yours to make, but I will help you find clarity in uncertainty. I’m ready to start your journey when you are.
Life will consistently throw challenges at you. Most of them you get through on your own or with the help of your support system. Sometimes, challenges can be overwhelming and difficult to navigate. The good thing is you’re not alone. I am here as a companion on your journey to explore and resolve those sticky challenges. The journey can be painful and arduous. The choices on your journey are yours to make, but I will help you find clarity in uncertainty. I’m ready to start your journey when you are.
(858) 345-4071 View (858) 345-4071
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Serenity Psychotherapy LLC
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, PsyD
Verified
Rancho Penasquitos, San Diego, CA 92129
Dr. Meagan McKinstry: Getting to the root of your pain, learning to deal with it, building upon your strengths then learning to act versus react to people and events is the goal of my approach. I have a long history of working with diverse populations, who have developed varied problems: Mental Health, Substance Abuse, Marital, Parenting, Occupational, grief and more My approach is to work with your strengths; help you to develop new views and skills and then organize them into a plan that works in obtaining your goals.
Dr. Meagan McKinstry: Getting to the root of your pain, learning to deal with it, building upon your strengths then learning to act versus react to people and events is the goal of my approach. I have a long history of working with diverse populations, who have developed varied problems: Mental Health, Substance Abuse, Marital, Parenting, Occupational, grief and more My approach is to work with your strengths; help you to develop new views and skills and then organize them into a plan that works in obtaining your goals.
(858) 264-0917 View (858) 264-0917
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Lisa Spindle
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Rancho Penasquitos, San Diego, CA 92129
I am a contagiously energetic Licensed Clinical Social Work with a history of working with a variety of people encountering life changes. My education and experience has led me to work with adults, young adults, teens and military service members. Life happens to us all, no matter the age or issue, and sometimes we need help with figuring things out. I'm passionate about helping others to excell, and offer nonjudegmental care, based on ethical practices to assist with improving the quality of your life.
I am a contagiously energetic Licensed Clinical Social Work with a history of working with a variety of people encountering life changes. My education and experience has led me to work with adults, young adults, teens and military service members. Life happens to us all, no matter the age or issue, and sometimes we need help with figuring things out. I'm passionate about helping others to excell, and offer nonjudegmental care, based on ethical practices to assist with improving the quality of your life.
(858) 434-8507 View (858) 434-8507
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Leticia Cantor-Lopez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Rancho Penasquitos, San Diego, CA 92129
My name is Leticia Cantor-Lopez. I am a bilingual licensed clinical social worker with 11 years of experience in the mental health field. My approach is client centered. My interventions include cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, trauma informed, interpersonal psychotherapy, solution focused, problem solving skills, self-regulation and mindfulness techniques, and coping techniques. My experience includes treating children, adolescents and adults with depression, anxiety, trauma, ADHD, adjustment, behavioral issues, relationships issues, and acute stress.
My name is Leticia Cantor-Lopez. I am a bilingual licensed clinical social worker with 11 years of experience in the mental health field. My approach is client centered. My interventions include cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, trauma informed, interpersonal psychotherapy, solution focused, problem solving skills, self-regulation and mindfulness techniques, and coping techniques. My experience includes treating children, adolescents and adults with depression, anxiety, trauma, ADHD, adjustment, behavioral issues, relationships issues, and acute stress.
(858) 321-8286 View (858) 321-8286
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Brenda Bridges
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Rancho Penasquitos, San Diego, CA 92129
Hello, I'm Brenda! I am a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. I will also genuinely provide support and hope, especially when your life seems to be more than you can handle.
Hello, I'm Brenda! I am a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. I will also genuinely provide support and hope, especially when your life seems to be more than you can handle.
(858) 683-8776 View (858) 683-8776
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Charles E Farrow
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Rancho Penasquitos, San Diego, CA 92129  (Online Only)
I generally help individuals to reach their goals of feeling happier and calmer or to change from unwanted habits to wanted habits. I am a clinical psychologist licensed in the State of California since 1992. I work with individuals through the lifespan, and I use an integration of techniques. I am a bilingual (bicultural: Cuban-American) clinical psychologist.
I generally help individuals to reach their goals of feeling happier and calmer or to change from unwanted habits to wanted habits. I am a clinical psychologist licensed in the State of California since 1992. I work with individuals through the lifespan, and I use an integration of techniques. I am a bilingual (bicultural: Cuban-American) clinical psychologist.
(858) 207-6029 View (858) 207-6029
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Daniel Sharer
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Rancho Penasquitos, San Diego, CA 92129
Hi there, I'm Daniel Sharer, LMFT89691. I pride myself on being non-judgmental and client centered. My goal is that a client feels a sense of hope that no matter the issue taking place that things can and will get better. I have experience working with adolescents 13 and older. However, I am comfortable working with adults at all ages.
Hi there, I'm Daniel Sharer, LMFT89691. I pride myself on being non-judgmental and client centered. My goal is that a client feels a sense of hope that no matter the issue taking place that things can and will get better. I have experience working with adolescents 13 and older. However, I am comfortable working with adults at all ages.
(858) 463-4898 View (858) 463-4898
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Rachyl Nyoka
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
Rancho Penasquitos, San Diego, CA 92129  (Online Only)
Healing is never a linear journey; and often we need to give ourselves permission to heal from the same things more than once. We are always learning and growing - and sometimes it's necessary to stop and look at what we've learned and grown and ask ourselves if we want to continue carrying it all. Whether you're struggling to cope with a changing world, finding difficulty navigating your relationships, or having specific mental health concerns such as anxiety, depression, or unresolved traumas, I will encourage and support you as you commit to yourself and explore and challenge your own attitudes, ideas, stories, and beliefs.
Healing is never a linear journey; and often we need to give ourselves permission to heal from the same things more than once. We are always learning and growing - and sometimes it's necessary to stop and look at what we've learned and grown and ask ourselves if we want to continue carrying it all. Whether you're struggling to cope with a changing world, finding difficulty navigating your relationships, or having specific mental health concerns such as anxiety, depression, or unresolved traumas, I will encourage and support you as you commit to yourself and explore and challenge your own attitudes, ideas, stories, and beliefs.
(619) 492-2232 View (619) 492-2232
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Jennifer Konzen
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT, CST, CCDC
Verified
Rancho Penasquitos, San Diego, CA 92120  (Online Only)
I work with couples to renew the fire in their love life and sexual relationship, couples affected by addiction, as well as couples who are no longer communicating or are on the brink of divorce. I counsel men and women who have experienced depression, anxiety, and OCD. I work with individuals dealing with grief, trauma, sexual abuse, and childhood or partner violence. I also work with parents and adolescents. I am a Certified Sex Therapist and a Certified Chemical Dependency Counselor.
I work with couples to renew the fire in their love life and sexual relationship, couples affected by addiction, as well as couples who are no longer communicating or are on the brink of divorce. I counsel men and women who have experienced depression, anxiety, and OCD. I work with individuals dealing with grief, trauma, sexual abuse, and childhood or partner violence. I also work with parents and adolescents. I am a Certified Sex Therapist and a Certified Chemical Dependency Counselor.
(858) 217-4992 View (858) 217-4992
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Penelope Young Andrade
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Rancho Penasquitos, San Diego, CA 92129
My ideal client is a person who doesn't want to give up on him/her/themself and the dream of a fulfilling life. I support clients to know the truth: they deserve love and success no matter what wounds they've experienced. I help people uncover the deep wisdom and restorative potential living within them. I do this gently in the present moment by reconnecting clients with healing, embodied emotional experience in safe connection with me. This gets vitality and intuition moving again I support people to take responsibility (but not blame) in any life/work/relationship upset because this is what works!
My ideal client is a person who doesn't want to give up on him/her/themself and the dream of a fulfilling life. I support clients to know the truth: they deserve love and success no matter what wounds they've experienced. I help people uncover the deep wisdom and restorative potential living within them. I do this gently in the present moment by reconnecting clients with healing, embodied emotional experience in safe connection with me. This gets vitality and intuition moving again I support people to take responsibility (but not blame) in any life/work/relationship upset because this is what works!
(858) 799-0079 View (858) 799-0079

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Number of Therapists in Rancho Penasquitos, San Diego, CA

100+

Average cost per session

$175

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

94% Anxiety
89% Depression
73% Trauma and PTSD
69% Relationship Issues
67% Grief
64% Self Esteem
61% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

87% Aetna
78% Cigna and Evernorth
77% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

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

80% In Person and Online
20% Online Only

Gender breakdown

86% Female
14% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Rancho Penasquitos, San Diego?

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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.