Therapists in Serra Mesa, San Diego, CA

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Jeffrey Tang
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Serra Mesa, San Diego, CA 92123  (Online Only)
When you look in the mirror, do you find yourself asking, “Am I enough?” Do you have this nagging suspicion that something is deeply wrong? Has it started to affect your relationships, your work, your overall sense of peace? It’s likely that you’ve had experiences that no matter what you do, you just can’t seem to forget. These experiences shape your reality, fuel your anxieties, leaving you on edge and burnt out. What would it feel to like to let go of the pain you’ve carried for so long? Imagine what life would be like if you had the emotional space and clarity to be the best you.
When you look in the mirror, do you find yourself asking, “Am I enough?” Do you have this nagging suspicion that something is deeply wrong? Has it started to affect your relationships, your work, your overall sense of peace? It’s likely that you’ve had experiences that no matter what you do, you just can’t seem to forget. These experiences shape your reality, fuel your anxieties, leaving you on edge and burnt out. What would it feel to like to let go of the pain you’ve carried for so long? Imagine what life would be like if you had the emotional space and clarity to be the best you.
(619) 664-4688 View (619) 664-4688
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Deserea Cole
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Serra Mesa, San Diego, CA 92123  (Online Only)
Hello! I'm Deserea. I'm a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) in San Diego, California. I provide individual psychotherapy services to adults in a warm, collaborative manner. I specialize in the treatment of trauma and working with military and veteran populations.
Hello! I'm Deserea. I'm a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) in San Diego, California. I provide individual psychotherapy services to adults in a warm, collaborative manner. I specialize in the treatment of trauma and working with military and veteran populations.
(619) 675-7445 View (619) 675-7445
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Jennifer McDowell
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, BCBA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Serra Mesa, San Diego, CA 92123  (Online Only)
Hi and welcome! My name is Jen and I'm a Licensed Marriage and Family therapist and BCBA. I have 12 + years of experience facilitating support to Children, Adolescents, Individuals and Families as they work towards overcoming their personal mental health/behavioral challenges. Some of these challenges have included Anxiety/Panic, Depression, Issues with Self-Esteem/ Healthy Boundaries, Family Conflict, PTSD, Childhood Trauma, Insecure Attachment Styles, Parenting, Co-Dependency and difficulties managing ADHD/ASD.
Hi and welcome! My name is Jen and I'm a Licensed Marriage and Family therapist and BCBA. I have 12 + years of experience facilitating support to Children, Adolescents, Individuals and Families as they work towards overcoming their personal mental health/behavioral challenges. Some of these challenges have included Anxiety/Panic, Depression, Issues with Self-Esteem/ Healthy Boundaries, Family Conflict, PTSD, Childhood Trauma, Insecure Attachment Styles, Parenting, Co-Dependency and difficulties managing ADHD/ASD.
(858) 264-2966 View (858) 264-2966
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Danielle McGonigle
Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, APCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Serra Mesa, San Diego, CA 92123
We are perfectly imperfect beings wholly deserving of authentic and meaningful lives. For many of us, we strive to feel heard, be seen, and accepted for who we are. Being disconnected from our truth can lead to feelings of loneliness, hopelessness, and helplessness. Through the many seasons of our lives, we are met with unforeseen challenges that impact our ability to navigate life easefully. Reaching out for help is not a sign of weakness, but rather a sign of immense strength. When we feel lost or unsure of what to do next, inviting an empathic other on our journey can be a life changing experience.
We are perfectly imperfect beings wholly deserving of authentic and meaningful lives. For many of us, we strive to feel heard, be seen, and accepted for who we are. Being disconnected from our truth can lead to feelings of loneliness, hopelessness, and helplessness. Through the many seasons of our lives, we are met with unforeseen challenges that impact our ability to navigate life easefully. Reaching out for help is not a sign of weakness, but rather a sign of immense strength. When we feel lost or unsure of what to do next, inviting an empathic other on our journey can be a life changing experience.
(858) 223-9802 View (858) 223-9802
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Cassandra Gilbert
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSCP, APCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Serra Mesa, San Diego, CA 92123  (Online Only)
Ready to heal, but don’t know where to start? Where you are now is just the beginning of your next chapter and I'm happy to support you! Hi! I’m Cassandra Gilbert, a culturally sensitive pre-licensed professional counselor & mental wellness advocate. I understand the deep desire to heal and break out of patterns, but not knowing where to start. My personal experience with healing and therapy shaped my desire to help others create meaningful change within themselves & their lives. As a woman of color, and a mother, I am a strong advocate for mental health services for women, BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ communities.
Ready to heal, but don’t know where to start? Where you are now is just the beginning of your next chapter and I'm happy to support you! Hi! I’m Cassandra Gilbert, a culturally sensitive pre-licensed professional counselor & mental wellness advocate. I understand the deep desire to heal and break out of patterns, but not knowing where to start. My personal experience with healing and therapy shaped my desire to help others create meaningful change within themselves & their lives. As a woman of color, and a mother, I am a strong advocate for mental health services for women, BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ communities.
(619) 480-2408 View (619) 480-2408
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Narcissistic Abuse Recovery Center
Counselor, MS, LPCC, LMHC, LPC
Verified Verified
Serra Mesa, San Diego, CA 92123  (Online Only)
Without the help from someone who has lived through narcissistic abuse themselves, your journey toward recovery might feel like a lonely, difficult pursuit. Our goal is to help you heal, recover, and reclaim your life and learn to avoid toxic relationships forever. With a proven coaching program, we can walk you through the process with the support you need from coaches and therapists who have lived experiences in narcissistic relationships, themselves.
Without the help from someone who has lived through narcissistic abuse themselves, your journey toward recovery might feel like a lonely, difficult pursuit. Our goal is to help you heal, recover, and reclaim your life and learn to avoid toxic relationships forever. With a proven coaching program, we can walk you through the process with the support you need from coaches and therapists who have lived experiences in narcissistic relationships, themselves.
(858) 251-9791 View (858) 251-9791
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Tamara Halperin
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Serra Mesa, San Diego, CA 92123  (Online Only)
Life can be stressful for adults, and children too. I specialize in working with youth, families, and adults to process their past traumatic events and childhood abuse. I utilize a cognitive behavioral, integrative approach, with a trauma informed lens and an emphasis on evidence-based therapies. I know that it can be difficult to talk about these events. That is why in therapy we will work at your pace to identify the impact that your trauma has had on your daily functioning. You will learn skills that help you express and regulate your feelings, challenge negative thinking patterns, and build healthy relationships.
Life can be stressful for adults, and children too. I specialize in working with youth, families, and adults to process their past traumatic events and childhood abuse. I utilize a cognitive behavioral, integrative approach, with a trauma informed lens and an emphasis on evidence-based therapies. I know that it can be difficult to talk about these events. That is why in therapy we will work at your pace to identify the impact that your trauma has had on your daily functioning. You will learn skills that help you express and regulate your feelings, challenge negative thinking patterns, and build healthy relationships.
(858) 203-9019 View (858) 203-9019
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Hana Taberner
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Serra Mesa, San Diego, CA 92108  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Therapy shouldn't be a one-size-fits-all approach. Everyone has different problems with different skills and solutions that work best for them.
Therapy shouldn't be a one-size-fits-all approach. Everyone has different problems with different skills and solutions that work best for them.
(619) 393-1898 View (619) 393-1898
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Nissrine Habhab
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Serra Mesa, San Diego, CA 92123
As a psychotherapist, I enjoy working with clients facing daily challenges. I aim to assist my clients find their path, develop healthy interpersonal relationships and lead healthy lives where they can function within their community and become self reliant. I support my clients in facing struggles, developing autonomy, and empower them to discover their strengths.
As a psychotherapist, I enjoy working with clients facing daily challenges. I aim to assist my clients find their path, develop healthy interpersonal relationships and lead healthy lives where they can function within their community and become self reliant. I support my clients in facing struggles, developing autonomy, and empower them to discover their strengths.
(858) 465-4598 View (858) 465-4598
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Shaylale Taylor
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Serra Mesa, San Diego, CA 92123
Hello, I am Shaylale Taylor. I am a licensed marriage and family therapist with over a decade of experience in community mental health helping others. I aim to provide others with tools to encourage them strive to be the best versions of themselves is my life’s passion. As a clinician I have experience working with diverse individual and families with a wide range of challenges from relationship issues, adjustment issues, school challenges, to severe trauma, grief and loss, and substance abuse.
Hello, I am Shaylale Taylor. I am a licensed marriage and family therapist with over a decade of experience in community mental health helping others. I aim to provide others with tools to encourage them strive to be the best versions of themselves is my life’s passion. As a clinician I have experience working with diverse individual and families with a wide range of challenges from relationship issues, adjustment issues, school challenges, to severe trauma, grief and loss, and substance abuse.
(619) 762-4832 View (619) 762-4832
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Kate Bennett
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Serra Mesa, San Diego, CA 92123
Life can present us with many difficult challenges and transitions. I enjoy assisting my clients in improving their relationships, adjusting to life's changes and transitions, and improving stress management abilities. I provide a safe environment in which people can explore options and work towards self-empowerment, growth and resolution of their issues. I use a combination of solution-focused approaches to help people attain their personal goals and resolve trauma.
Life can present us with many difficult challenges and transitions. I enjoy assisting my clients in improving their relationships, adjusting to life's changes and transitions, and improving stress management abilities. I provide a safe environment in which people can explore options and work towards self-empowerment, growth and resolution of their issues. I use a combination of solution-focused approaches to help people attain their personal goals and resolve trauma.
(619) 823-0204 View (619) 823-0204
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Samantha Nemirov
Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, APCC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Serra Mesa, San Diego, CA 92123
Seeking support? Hi, I’m Samantha Nemirov, an associate professional counselor and mental health advocate. I believe in the power of human connection and the resilience that emerges when facing life's storms. I am dedicated to cultivating a welcoming and friendly space where you can embark on your healing and personal growth journey. Empathy is at the core of my practice, as I am deeply motivated by the understanding that everyone heals and copes differently, making each connection unique to every person.
Seeking support? Hi, I’m Samantha Nemirov, an associate professional counselor and mental health advocate. I believe in the power of human connection and the resilience that emerges when facing life's storms. I am dedicated to cultivating a welcoming and friendly space where you can embark on your healing and personal growth journey. Empathy is at the core of my practice, as I am deeply motivated by the understanding that everyone heals and copes differently, making each connection unique to every person.
(619) 304-4852 View (619) 304-4852
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Ian Witter
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Serra Mesa, San Diego, CA 92108
Relationships can be wonderful at the best of times, and downright painful at the worst of times. How well do you understand your reactions in these distressed moments? Your partner's? Do you feel out of control? Do you feel disconnected? These are just two ways that people can respond to relational distress. I can help you to slow down in these moments to help you express yourself in a way that is congruent, and most importantly, in a way that lets you be heard by your partner, family, co-workers, and yourself.
Relationships can be wonderful at the best of times, and downright painful at the worst of times. How well do you understand your reactions in these distressed moments? Your partner's? Do you feel out of control? Do you feel disconnected? These are just two ways that people can respond to relational distress. I can help you to slow down in these moments to help you express yourself in a way that is congruent, and most importantly, in a way that lets you be heard by your partner, family, co-workers, and yourself.
(619) 319-9749 View (619) 319-9749
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Renee Santos
Counselor, MEd, LMHC, LPCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Serra Mesa, San Diego, CA 92123  (Online Only)
I offer a safe and non-judgmental space to explore your thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. If you want to achieve greater self-awareness and understanding, and develop the skills and insights necessary to make positive changes in your life, then let’s talk. I’d love to help you live a fulfilling and satisfying life, free from fear of discrimination or stigma, while cultivating healthy and fulfilling relationships that align with your values and desires. Additionally, if you are a member of the LGBTQIA+ community, I want to provide you with a safe and affirming space.
I offer a safe and non-judgmental space to explore your thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. If you want to achieve greater self-awareness and understanding, and develop the skills and insights necessary to make positive changes in your life, then let’s talk. I’d love to help you live a fulfilling and satisfying life, free from fear of discrimination or stigma, while cultivating healthy and fulfilling relationships that align with your values and desires. Additionally, if you are a member of the LGBTQIA+ community, I want to provide you with a safe and affirming space.
(619) 494-1944 View (619) 494-1944
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Reina Remy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Serra Mesa, San Diego, CA 92123
Waitlist for new clients
I work collaboratively and creatively to help you/your child or teen identify the root causes underlying the current struggles and increase awareness of solutions in your lives. I use play/art techniques to explore thoughts and feelings, emphasize therapeutic experiments, and process traumas to help you/your child feel better and improve the quality of your lives. I have more than 20 years experience helping children, teens, adults, and parents with trauma, grief, anxiety, family conflicts, bipolar, ADHD, and depression, among other issues. I also love working with LGBTQ community, military families, twins, and parenting struggles.
I work collaboratively and creatively to help you/your child or teen identify the root causes underlying the current struggles and increase awareness of solutions in your lives. I use play/art techniques to explore thoughts and feelings, emphasize therapeutic experiments, and process traumas to help you/your child feel better and improve the quality of your lives. I have more than 20 years experience helping children, teens, adults, and parents with trauma, grief, anxiety, family conflicts, bipolar, ADHD, and depression, among other issues. I also love working with LGBTQ community, military families, twins, and parenting struggles.
(858) 215-1978 View (858) 215-1978
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Marjan Davoudi
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Serra Mesa, San Diego, CA 92108
Dr. Marjan Davoudi is the director of Behavioral Mental Health, has 20 years of Psychotherapy experience, and is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist. She is licensed in the state of California and in 2015 she received her third board certified license in the state of Arizona . Her clinical concentration is treating depression/ anxiety, adjustment to the new condition of life and relationship problems. She works with diverse patient populations from many cultural backgrounds and her area of research concentration is trauma and crisis intervention.
Dr. Marjan Davoudi is the director of Behavioral Mental Health, has 20 years of Psychotherapy experience, and is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist. She is licensed in the state of California and in 2015 she received her third board certified license in the state of Arizona . Her clinical concentration is treating depression/ anxiety, adjustment to the new condition of life and relationship problems. She works with diverse patient populations from many cultural backgrounds and her area of research concentration is trauma and crisis intervention.
(858) 205-5486 View (858) 205-5486
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Kasey Camp
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT
Verified Verified
Serra Mesa, San Diego, CA 92108  (Online Only)
Are you struggling through a difficult time? Are you in need of a safe space to process and explore? I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and having been working with clients for over 6 years. Through psychotherapy, I help you to move through your distress to a place of peace and healing. I have a deep belief that every person has the ability to heal, and together we can explore the struggles you are having difficulty with to alleviate the distress experienced.
Are you struggling through a difficult time? Are you in need of a safe space to process and explore? I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and having been working with clients for over 6 years. Through psychotherapy, I help you to move through your distress to a place of peace and healing. I have a deep belief that every person has the ability to heal, and together we can explore the struggles you are having difficulty with to alleviate the distress experienced.
(909) 589-6559 View (909) 589-6559
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Brenda Stephens - Author - Founder - Therapist
Counselor, MS, LPCC, LMHC, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Serra Mesa, San Diego, CA 92123
Helping and guiding those who have experienced trauma, including the trauma of being in narcissistic or other toxic and antagonoistic relationships, is my focus as a therpaist. My training, skills, and tools are honed to help people heal from these experiences. With the use of Internal Family Systems (IFS), Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), extensive training to treat all levels of dissociation (including DID), and regulating the nervous system to a more calm state, I can help my clients to manage the day to day much more effectively and start to live with more peace in their bodies and their lives.
Helping and guiding those who have experienced trauma, including the trauma of being in narcissistic or other toxic and antagonoistic relationships, is my focus as a therpaist. My training, skills, and tools are honed to help people heal from these experiences. With the use of Internal Family Systems (IFS), Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), extensive training to treat all levels of dissociation (including DID), and regulating the nervous system to a more calm state, I can help my clients to manage the day to day much more effectively and start to live with more peace in their bodies and their lives.
(619) 304-4031 View (619) 304-4031
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Chelsea Dahlen
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Serra Mesa, San Diego, CA 92123  (Online Only)
Hello! I'm Chelsea! As your therapist, I will provide a warm and safe place for you to address the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that are affecting your daily life. I will be alongside you as you challenge and modify those thoughts and behaviors to improve your mood and reach your goals.
Hello! I'm Chelsea! As your therapist, I will provide a warm and safe place for you to address the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that are affecting your daily life. I will be alongside you as you challenge and modify those thoughts and behaviors to improve your mood and reach your goals.
(619) 728-2516 View (619) 728-2516
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Hazel Hamann
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Serra Mesa, San Diego, CA 92123  (Online Only)
Are you queer and/or trans? Do you feel lost and disconnected from your daily life? Exhausted by life's endless responsibilities? Unhappy and dissatisfied with the relationships in your life? I believe in your capacity to lead a meaningful and fulfilling life. I'm here to support your path there. I'm a queer, transgender, & Latinx therapist who has worked with my communities and beyond for 10+ years. I specialize in working with concerns related to relationships, life transitions, intimacy, gender, and sexuality. Let’s work together toward greater balance, growth, and freedom.
Are you queer and/or trans? Do you feel lost and disconnected from your daily life? Exhausted by life's endless responsibilities? Unhappy and dissatisfied with the relationships in your life? I believe in your capacity to lead a meaningful and fulfilling life. I'm here to support your path there. I'm a queer, transgender, & Latinx therapist who has worked with my communities and beyond for 10+ years. I specialize in working with concerns related to relationships, life transitions, intimacy, gender, and sexuality. Let’s work together toward greater balance, growth, and freedom.
(858) 251-8653 View (858) 251-8653

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Number of Therapists in Serra Mesa, San Diego, CA

200+

Average cost per session

$175

Therapists in Serra Mesa, San Diego, CA who prioritize treating:

90% Anxiety
86% Depression
74% Self Esteem
73% Relationship Issues
71% Trauma and PTSD
70% Coping Skills
64% Stress

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

75% Aetna
67% Cigna and Evernorth
60% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Serra Mesa, San Diego, CA see their clients

56% In Person and Online
44% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
17% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Serra Mesa, 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.