Therapists in Blossom Valley, San Jose, CA

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Michelle Ann Farris
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Blossom Valley, San Jose, CA 95123  (Online Only)
If you are struggling with relationships, codependency or anger, let's talk. Codependent behaviors like people pleasing, low self-esteem and giving too much create unhealthy, one-sided relationships. Healing from codependent relationships starts with you, not getting others to change. Maybe you're already in recovery but need more individualized help. Anger management is another area. Whether your explode or stuff your anger, you can learn how to handle emotions in healthy way. Relationships and self-esteem improve when you have the skills it takes to take care of yourself and communicate effectively. You're not alone!
If you are struggling with relationships, codependency or anger, let's talk. Codependent behaviors like people pleasing, low self-esteem and giving too much create unhealthy, one-sided relationships. Healing from codependent relationships starts with you, not getting others to change. Maybe you're already in recovery but need more individualized help. Anger management is another area. Whether your explode or stuff your anger, you can learn how to handle emotions in healthy way. Relationships and self-esteem improve when you have the skills it takes to take care of yourself and communicate effectively. You're not alone!
(408) 418-2252 View (408) 418-2252
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Meggie Zanger
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, LPCC, PMH-C
Verified
Blossom Valley, San Jose, CA 95153
You may have found that due to some recent life circumstance, you are feeling stressed, anxious, lonely, overwhelmed, or even ashamed. These are natural, human emotions, which can arise from a host of reasons including fertility challenges, reproductive loss, adjusting to parenthood, work-related stress, starting college, or relationship issues. It can feel isolating, and you deserve to be seen and understood. The good news is you don’t have to go through it alone, and you were never meant to.
You may have found that due to some recent life circumstance, you are feeling stressed, anxious, lonely, overwhelmed, or even ashamed. These are natural, human emotions, which can arise from a host of reasons including fertility challenges, reproductive loss, adjusting to parenthood, work-related stress, starting college, or relationship issues. It can feel isolating, and you deserve to be seen and understood. The good news is you don’t have to go through it alone, and you were never meant to.
(831) 249-9898 View (831) 249-9898
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Access Mental Health, Inc
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LCSW, LPCC, MD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Blossom Valley, San Jose, CA 95123
We understand asking for help may not come easy and can be a difficult process. We believe taking those first few steps are one of many ways we believe can impact your quality of life. We take note of each significant accomplishment and celebrate success and help individuals increase self-confidence and awareness.
We understand asking for help may not come easy and can be a difficult process. We believe taking those first few steps are one of many ways we believe can impact your quality of life. We take note of each significant accomplishment and celebrate success and help individuals increase self-confidence and awareness.
(855) 799-4647 View (855) 799-4647
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Leticia Elias
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Blossom Valley, San Jose, CA 95123
As a solution-focused therapist, my goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life. If you're looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation or you're just ready to move in a new direction in your life, I look forward to working with you to achieve your goals.
As a solution-focused therapist, my goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life. If you're looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation or you're just ready to move in a new direction in your life, I look forward to working with you to achieve your goals.
(562) 284-2202 View (562) 284-2202
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Becca Pele
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
Blossom Valley, San Jose, CA 95123  (Online Only)
Hi and welcome! I combine traditional and holistic therapeutic approaches to support and facilitate client curiosity, exploration, and growth. My therapy practice is oriented as anti-oppression, anti-racist, community oriented, feminist, wherein I view therapy as social justice work. I am dedicated to maintaining a strength-based, compassionate, light-hearted space to support clients in strengthening their self-awareness, self-advocacy and connecting them with the wisdom that is already there. My goal is to meet my clients 'where' they are and maintain unconditional positive regard for clients, and their loved ones.
Hi and welcome! I combine traditional and holistic therapeutic approaches to support and facilitate client curiosity, exploration, and growth. My therapy practice is oriented as anti-oppression, anti-racist, community oriented, feminist, wherein I view therapy as social justice work. I am dedicated to maintaining a strength-based, compassionate, light-hearted space to support clients in strengthening their self-awareness, self-advocacy and connecting them with the wisdom that is already there. My goal is to meet my clients 'where' they are and maintain unconditional positive regard for clients, and their loved ones.
(408) 351-8234 View (408) 351-8234
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Louisa Jacquez
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Blossom Valley, San Jose, CA 95123  (Online Only)
As a therapist, I want to encourage my clients to find their inner strength and voice. I believe in a client centered approach to therapy and focusing on building a positive working relationship.
As a therapist, I want to encourage my clients to find their inner strength and voice. I believe in a client centered approach to therapy and focusing on building a positive working relationship.
(669) 233-0706 View (669) 233-0706
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Sharlisa L Byrd
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, TITC-CT, SEPi, CPC
Verified
Blossom Valley, San Jose, CA 95136  (Online Only)
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It's finally your time to heal. Sharlisa has experience in both the mind and the body providing unique and effective approaches to counseling. Sharlisa is known for providing clients with nurturing tailored therapeutic services that can be integrated into their daily lives. She views herself as a manufacturer of hope and healing. She provides culturally competent, holistic, and wellness focused services that promote transformative healing through transformative change by optimizing a client centered approach that utilizes knowledge, early interventions, open communication, somatic experiencing & increased awareness. It's your time.
It's finally your time to heal. Sharlisa has experience in both the mind and the body providing unique and effective approaches to counseling. Sharlisa is known for providing clients with nurturing tailored therapeutic services that can be integrated into their daily lives. She views herself as a manufacturer of hope and healing. She provides culturally competent, holistic, and wellness focused services that promote transformative healing through transformative change by optimizing a client centered approach that utilizes knowledge, early interventions, open communication, somatic experiencing & increased awareness. It's your time.
(408) 359-1814 View (408) 359-1814
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Tomilu Stuart LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, RN, LMFT
Verified
5 Endorsed
Blossom Valley, San Jose, CA 95123  (Online Only)
We are living through a difficult time right now. As a young student nurse, I was taught that we were overdue for a pandemic. Forty years later here we are. Feeling threatened by a micro-organism we cannot see. Then there is the uncertainty of how it will end and conflicting messages that bombard you. Your thoughts trigger your feelings. Thinking errors and cognitive distortions can add to your distress making feelings of anxiety worse. When we are unable to change situations, we need to change how we handle them. I will help you.
We are living through a difficult time right now. As a young student nurse, I was taught that we were overdue for a pandemic. Forty years later here we are. Feeling threatened by a micro-organism we cannot see. Then there is the uncertainty of how it will end and conflicting messages that bombard you. Your thoughts trigger your feelings. Thinking errors and cognitive distortions can add to your distress making feelings of anxiety worse. When we are unable to change situations, we need to change how we handle them. I will help you.
(408) 215-9348 View (408) 215-9348
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R Brian Salinas
Psychologist, PsyD, MA
Verified
Blossom Valley, San Jose, CA 95123  (Online Only)
As an adult in today’s society the pressures and stress take their toll on our mental health. I work with adults, helping them develop the skills necessary to successfully navigate life’s stressors. My work addresses a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, divorce and other family issues, substance abuse and dependence, trauma, stage of life issues, professional stresses and transitions, and deeper exploration of emotional, psychological and spiritual issues. I use a mix of approaches designed to help my patients gain insight and deal with the core issues they wish to address.
As an adult in today’s society the pressures and stress take their toll on our mental health. I work with adults, helping them develop the skills necessary to successfully navigate life’s stressors. My work addresses a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, divorce and other family issues, substance abuse and dependence, trauma, stage of life issues, professional stresses and transitions, and deeper exploration of emotional, psychological and spiritual issues. I use a mix of approaches designed to help my patients gain insight and deal with the core issues they wish to address.
(408) 461-3118 View (408) 461-3118
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Couples Therapist Anisha Mistry
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LPCC
Verified
4 Endorsed
Blossom Valley, San Jose, CA 95126  (Online Only)
Have your attempts to create a better relationship left you feeling more disconnected than before? Those trusted ideas from Instagram and TikTok reels, the blogs found through Googling "ways to improve my relationship," and attempts to try talking to your partner about relationship frustrations just aren't helping. The difference between a conversation and conflict feels blurred, and it's almost expected that talking about hard topics will lead to misunderstandings. Having conversations that lead to connection versus loneliness takes skills - ones that no one has probably ever taught you before. What could those skills even be?
Have your attempts to create a better relationship left you feeling more disconnected than before? Those trusted ideas from Instagram and TikTok reels, the blogs found through Googling "ways to improve my relationship," and attempts to try talking to your partner about relationship frustrations just aren't helping. The difference between a conversation and conflict feels blurred, and it's almost expected that talking about hard topics will lead to misunderstandings. Having conversations that lead to connection versus loneliness takes skills - ones that no one has probably ever taught you before. What could those skills even be?
(831) 298-6664 View (831) 298-6664
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Jodi Barnum
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PPSC
Verified
Blossom Valley, San Jose, CA 95123  (Online Only)
Our mental health and wellness lays the foundation for our ability to reach our full potential in relationships, careers, aspirations, and lives as a whole. My passion is collaborating with clients to identify and address anxiety, depression and relational issues impacting your wellness. I provide therapy for individuals and families using a holistic and trauma-informed approach. I utilize numerous therapeutic approaches, carefully curated to my clients’ unique needs and goals to provide a roadmap for healing.
Our mental health and wellness lays the foundation for our ability to reach our full potential in relationships, careers, aspirations, and lives as a whole. My passion is collaborating with clients to identify and address anxiety, depression and relational issues impacting your wellness. I provide therapy for individuals and families using a holistic and trauma-informed approach. I utilize numerous therapeutic approaches, carefully curated to my clients’ unique needs and goals to provide a roadmap for healing.
(503) 678-9292 View (503) 678-9292
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Jayme Kabelac, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PPSC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Blossom Valley, San Jose, CA 95136
Growing up is hard and sometimes tough to navigate, for kids and parents! Between early childhood and young adulthood, there are many challenges that children face on a daily basis. Often times, daily tasks and transitions bring on stress and sometimes depression and anxiety. Events ranging from separation to assault can provoke traumatic stress in the youngest child. This stress may lead to behaviors like isolating, self harm, crying, bed wetting, refusing to participate in activities or acting out. Your child has their own way of coping with change, which may negatively affect their relationships with teachers, friends or parents.
Growing up is hard and sometimes tough to navigate, for kids and parents! Between early childhood and young adulthood, there are many challenges that children face on a daily basis. Often times, daily tasks and transitions bring on stress and sometimes depression and anxiety. Events ranging from separation to assault can provoke traumatic stress in the youngest child. This stress may lead to behaviors like isolating, self harm, crying, bed wetting, refusing to participate in activities or acting out. Your child has their own way of coping with change, which may negatively affect their relationships with teachers, friends or parents.
(408) 767-6192 View (408) 767-6192
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Carrie Herbst
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Blossom Valley, San Jose, CA 95136
I am here to listen to you. I work with children, teens, and adults to support exploration of difficult issues and life changes. Often what brings someone to seek counseling, either for themselves or for their child, is being faced with a challenge they need support navigating and resolving. This issue may result from an atypical experience or be more pervasive, and can bring about feelings of anger, depression, anxiety, low self-worth, or communication issues. Taking the risk to ask for help is the first step on the road toward healing and growth.
I am here to listen to you. I work with children, teens, and adults to support exploration of difficult issues and life changes. Often what brings someone to seek counseling, either for themselves or for their child, is being faced with a challenge they need support navigating and resolving. This issue may result from an atypical experience or be more pervasive, and can bring about feelings of anger, depression, anxiety, low self-worth, or communication issues. Taking the risk to ask for help is the first step on the road toward healing and growth.
(408) 617-8227 View (408) 617-8227
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Cindy Linares
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Blossom Valley, San Jose, CA 95136
Cindy Linares, MSW, LCSW 88214. I obtained my Master of Social Work from University of Southern California and Bachelor of Arts with a major in Child & Adolescent Development and minor in Psychology from California State University, Northridge. With extensive training and experience in the field of psychology and social services in the United States and abroad participation in Germany, I have gained experience working with children and families struggling with a range of socio-emotional, developmental, and behavioral problems at all stages of development.
Cindy Linares, MSW, LCSW 88214. I obtained my Master of Social Work from University of Southern California and Bachelor of Arts with a major in Child & Adolescent Development and minor in Psychology from California State University, Northridge. With extensive training and experience in the field of psychology and social services in the United States and abroad participation in Germany, I have gained experience working with children and families struggling with a range of socio-emotional, developmental, and behavioral problems at all stages of development.
(951) 420-6899 View (951) 420-6899
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Dat Dinh
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Blossom Valley, San Jose, CA 95136
Hi there, I'm Dat! All of us need mental health support in varying ways-in order to better ourselves and better our lives. It can range from a word of encouragement to needing special mental health services. Wherever you are on your journey, I applaud you for taking the courage to reach out for mental health services. For more than 13 years, I have provided mental health services to people with severe and persistent mental health needs, such as severe depression, anxiety, panic attacks, schizophrenia, schizoaffective, and substance addictions.
Hi there, I'm Dat! All of us need mental health support in varying ways-in order to better ourselves and better our lives. It can range from a word of encouragement to needing special mental health services. Wherever you are on your journey, I applaud you for taking the courage to reach out for mental health services. For more than 13 years, I have provided mental health services to people with severe and persistent mental health needs, such as severe depression, anxiety, panic attacks, schizophrenia, schizoaffective, and substance addictions.
(818) 237-9629 View (818) 237-9629
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Denise Chan
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
Blossom Valley, San Jose, CA 95136  (Online Only)
Feeling unfulfilled, out of alignment, or frustrated? Wanting a change, but feeling stuck? It can be disorienting to recognize what’s no longer working but not have a clear path forward. Whether you’re processing past trauma, seeking your purpose in life, navigating the next steps in your career, or feeling challenged by romantic relationships or family dynamics, I’m here to explore with you.
Feeling unfulfilled, out of alignment, or frustrated? Wanting a change, but feeling stuck? It can be disorienting to recognize what’s no longer working but not have a clear path forward. Whether you’re processing past trauma, seeking your purpose in life, navigating the next steps in your career, or feeling challenged by romantic relationships or family dynamics, I’m here to explore with you.
(714) 582-1704 View (714) 582-1704
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Kathleen A Bonal
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Blossom Valley, San Jose, CA 95136
Struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, work issues, OCD, or stressful life circumstances is challenging and can be isolating and overwhelming. I can help you navigate through these challenges, gain insight and understanding of your situation, and develop ways of coping that are adaptive and empowering. Psychotherapy is an opportunity to learn more about yourself and your patterns of behavior, and to make changes that feel healthy for you.
Struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, work issues, OCD, or stressful life circumstances is challenging and can be isolating and overwhelming. I can help you navigate through these challenges, gain insight and understanding of your situation, and develop ways of coping that are adaptive and empowering. Psychotherapy is an opportunity to learn more about yourself and your patterns of behavior, and to make changes that feel healthy for you.
(408) 335-4535 View (408) 335-4535
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Maria Magdalena Martins
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Blossom Valley, San Jose, CA 95136
My name is Maggie (Maria Magdalena) Martins, MA, LMFT 134812 I provide a safe and confidential space for my clients to inspire change through self-awareness and self-exploration. I conduct individual therapy with adult clients experiencing anxiety, depression, relationship, school and work stress. My approach and style are a great fit for adults experiencing anxiety, depression, relationship, school and work stress. I utilize a person-centered approach, cognitive behavioral therapy, and integrate strength-based interventions to help my clients gain coping skills to improve their mental health and quality of life.
My name is Maggie (Maria Magdalena) Martins, MA, LMFT 134812 I provide a safe and confidential space for my clients to inspire change through self-awareness and self-exploration. I conduct individual therapy with adult clients experiencing anxiety, depression, relationship, school and work stress. My approach and style are a great fit for adults experiencing anxiety, depression, relationship, school and work stress. I utilize a person-centered approach, cognitive behavioral therapy, and integrate strength-based interventions to help my clients gain coping skills to improve their mental health and quality of life.
(951) 441-3121 View (951) 441-3121
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David Squire
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Blossom Valley, San Jose, CA 95136
Hello, my name is David Squire and I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 36 years' experience helping people sort through and resolve challenges affecting their body, nervous system, mind, emotions, self-image, relationships and work. My approach to therapy is one that understands we all need help working through situations or issues that are too difficult to solve alone until we get the help we need. I take into account the person and their interactions with their environment.
Hello, my name is David Squire and I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 36 years' experience helping people sort through and resolve challenges affecting their body, nervous system, mind, emotions, self-image, relationships and work. My approach to therapy is one that understands we all need help working through situations or issues that are too difficult to solve alone until we get the help we need. I take into account the person and their interactions with their environment.
(707) 682-0841 View (707) 682-0841
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Dr. Riichiro Miwa
Psychologist, PsyD, Life-, Coach
Verified
6 Endorsed
Blossom Valley, San Jose, CA 95136  (Online Only)
[*Sorry, currently full at this time] Are you looking to become a better, happier, and healthier person? Are you hoping to gain a deeper understanding and love for yourself and others? Psychotherapy includes improving the quality of your life, self-guidance, and/or managing more serious issues such as depression, anxiety, and chronic stress. As an experienced psychologist, I help you achieve your goals. We attain your emotional alignment, and look at and face truth in you. It may sound a little bit scary and challenging, but together, we can do it. You will fully be authentic to yourself and experience real joy in your life.
[*Sorry, currently full at this time] Are you looking to become a better, happier, and healthier person? Are you hoping to gain a deeper understanding and love for yourself and others? Psychotherapy includes improving the quality of your life, self-guidance, and/or managing more serious issues such as depression, anxiety, and chronic stress. As an experienced psychologist, I help you achieve your goals. We attain your emotional alignment, and look at and face truth in you. It may sound a little bit scary and challenging, but together, we can do it. You will fully be authentic to yourself and experience real joy in your life.
(310) 933-6281 View (310) 933-6281

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Number of Therapists in Blossom Valley, San Jose, CA

30+

Average cost per session

$180

Therapists in Blossom Valley, San Jose, CA who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
88% Depression
75% Relationship Issues
75% Self Esteem
69% Coping Skills
69% Stress
63% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

76% Aetna
76% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
76% Optum

How Therapists in Blossom Valley, San Jose, CA see their clients

69% In Person and Online
31% Online Only

Gender breakdown

83% Female
14% Male
3% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Blossom Valley, San Jose?

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.