Therapists in Santa Barbara, CA

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Photo of Sam Urena, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate in Santa Barbara, CA
Sam Urena
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93111
Therapy can be a weekly reminder to slow down and listen. If we’re in a great deal of pain, it can be a place to tend to our wounds. If we’re in a place of confusion, it can be a place to remember who we are and who we are not — or discover ourselves for what feels like the first time. Therapy, over time, can teach us how to live and how to live well.
Therapy can be a weekly reminder to slow down and listen. If we’re in a great deal of pain, it can be a place to tend to our wounds. If we’re in a place of confusion, it can be a place to remember who we are and who we are not — or discover ourselves for what feels like the first time. Therapy, over time, can teach us how to live and how to live well.
(805) 500-7628 View (805) 500-7628
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Katrina A Pesl
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Santa Barbara, CA 93111
Realizing there are times that are too overwhelming to handle on your own is scary. My approach to psychotherapy is to create a warm, nonjudgmental, and safe environment that supports children, families and adults through whatever life circumstance they are struggling with. I encompass a gentle yet direct approach with my clients, and ensure every unique individual diversity is honored and respected. I draw upon therapeutic modalities that help the individual re-establish a relationship with their lost inner strengths and opening new perspectives that foster more self love and compassion.
Realizing there are times that are too overwhelming to handle on your own is scary. My approach to psychotherapy is to create a warm, nonjudgmental, and safe environment that supports children, families and adults through whatever life circumstance they are struggling with. I encompass a gentle yet direct approach with my clients, and ensure every unique individual diversity is honored and respected. I draw upon therapeutic modalities that help the individual re-establish a relationship with their lost inner strengths and opening new perspectives that foster more self love and compassion.
(559) 296-7231 View (559) 296-7231
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Kattie Bachar
Marriage & Family Therapist, BFA, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
I'm glad you're here! My work is firmly rooted in existential humanism, meaning the search for meaning and self-realization is central to our work together. I believe you are the expert on you and your experience and it is my great honor to walk with you on your path. The relationship we will build collaboratively in session will aid you on your healing journey. I am skilled at creating a non-judgmental environment and accepting you where you are, no matter where that is, as we work to shine a light on what once seemed too dark to face.
I'm glad you're here! My work is firmly rooted in existential humanism, meaning the search for meaning and self-realization is central to our work together. I believe you are the expert on you and your experience and it is my great honor to walk with you on your path. The relationship we will build collaboratively in session will aid you on your healing journey. I am skilled at creating a non-judgmental environment and accepting you where you are, no matter where that is, as we work to shine a light on what once seemed too dark to face.
(805) 219-7873 View (805) 219-7873
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Patricia L Pascoe
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
I work to assist adolescents and adults improve their self-esteem, address disordered eating, manage urges and engagement in self-harm, maintain safety, and continue to build and maintain healthy relationships. I also support the development of skills to improve concentration, anxiety management, emotional regulation, and socialization.
I work to assist adolescents and adults improve their self-esteem, address disordered eating, manage urges and engagement in self-harm, maintain safety, and continue to build and maintain healthy relationships. I also support the development of skills to improve concentration, anxiety management, emotional regulation, and socialization.
(805) 600-3379 View (805) 600-3379
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SB Family Counseling & Wellness, PC
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Weekly psychotherapy is a place and time for you to unravel some of the issues in your life in order to create more harmony, success, and happiness. I work with individuals ages 7-75, couples, and families that are looking for tools and support to reduce symptoms that impact their life. From a trauma informed lens, I teach resources including EFT Tapping, use of Flower Essences, and Mindfulness based techniques.
Weekly psychotherapy is a place and time for you to unravel some of the issues in your life in order to create more harmony, success, and happiness. I work with individuals ages 7-75, couples, and families that are looking for tools and support to reduce symptoms that impact their life. From a trauma informed lens, I teach resources including EFT Tapping, use of Flower Essences, and Mindfulness based techniques.
(805) 516-0452 View (805) 516-0452
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Claire Blakey
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, PMH-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Finding a therapist can be a hard endeavor. You’re looking for someone you can open up to, trust and share in some of the most painful and most intimate parts of your life. It takes vulnerability and courage to reach out and finding someone you can trust to open up to is a big piece in if therapy will work for you. If you’re browsing psychology today, you are probably looking for a caring face and a professional you can trust to navigate this season in life with. I’d be honored to join you on this journey.
Finding a therapist can be a hard endeavor. You’re looking for someone you can open up to, trust and share in some of the most painful and most intimate parts of your life. It takes vulnerability and courage to reach out and finding someone you can trust to open up to is a big piece in if therapy will work for you. If you’re browsing psychology today, you are probably looking for a caring face and a professional you can trust to navigate this season in life with. I’d be honored to join you on this journey.
(805) 335-6807 View (805) 335-6807
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Kristine Schwarz
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, LPCC
Verified Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
I enjoy working with clients struggling with the challenges of interpersonal relationships and the daily and often overwhelming realities of every day life. I typically provide the best support for clients who want to have a collaborative relationship with their therapist. I specialize in working with clients who struggle with emotional regulation, anxiety, anger, relational abuse, substance use, and life, relationship and career transitions. I provide a safe space for clients to heal and support them as needed through recognized therapeutic interventions and appropriate community and/or professional referrals.
I enjoy working with clients struggling with the challenges of interpersonal relationships and the daily and often overwhelming realities of every day life. I typically provide the best support for clients who want to have a collaborative relationship with their therapist. I specialize in working with clients who struggle with emotional regulation, anxiety, anger, relational abuse, substance use, and life, relationship and career transitions. I provide a safe space for clients to heal and support them as needed through recognized therapeutic interventions and appropriate community and/or professional referrals.
(805) 301-5113 x452 View (805) 301-5113 x452
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Collin Burnett
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Have you ever wondered why you feel depressed or anxious? Have old ways of dealing with your hardship stopped working? Do your relationships seem to always break down, leaving you feeling helpless? Many people struggle to understand themselves and the patterns that keep showing up in their lives and need a safe space with a nonjudgmental presence to explore what’s within them. Therapy can offer this space; allowing for solutions to problems to be discovered and deeper meanings of suffering to be revealed.
Have you ever wondered why you feel depressed or anxious? Have old ways of dealing with your hardship stopped working? Do your relationships seem to always break down, leaving you feeling helpless? Many people struggle to understand themselves and the patterns that keep showing up in their lives and need a safe space with a nonjudgmental presence to explore what’s within them. Therapy can offer this space; allowing for solutions to problems to be discovered and deeper meanings of suffering to be revealed.
(805) 429-8560 View (805) 429-8560
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Couples Therapy Institute
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Do you want to be happier, more satisfied, or feel better? As a therapist with over 25 years experience, I have supported clients in healing through change and personal growth. I offer a safe, confidential environment to explore emotional patterns that may be preventing clients from living up to their fullest potential. CERTIFIED FIRST RESPONDER COUNSELOR-Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM). CERTIFIED GOTTMAN COUPLES THERAPIST. Experienced Rover Therapist at the Art & Science of Love Workshops facilitated by Doctors John and Julie Gottman. COMPREHENSIVE COUPLES ASSESSMENTS - ONLINE THERAPY AVAILABLE.
Do you want to be happier, more satisfied, or feel better? As a therapist with over 25 years experience, I have supported clients in healing through change and personal growth. I offer a safe, confidential environment to explore emotional patterns that may be preventing clients from living up to their fullest potential. CERTIFIED FIRST RESPONDER COUNSELOR-Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM). CERTIFIED GOTTMAN COUPLES THERAPIST. Experienced Rover Therapist at the Art & Science of Love Workshops facilitated by Doctors John and Julie Gottman. COMPREHENSIVE COUPLES ASSESSMENTS - ONLINE THERAPY AVAILABLE.
(805) 883-6199 View (805) 883-6199
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Bridges Therapy Group of CA
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LCSW, AMFT
Verified Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101  (Online Only)
At Bridges Therapy Group of California, we’re dedicated to matching you with the perfect therapist for you and ensuring that your insurance will truly pay for your sessions. We are contracted, in-network providers with all the insurers listed below. We verify your benefits before you start so there are no surprises to you.
At Bridges Therapy Group of California, we’re dedicated to matching you with the perfect therapist for you and ensuring that your insurance will truly pay for your sessions. We are contracted, in-network providers with all the insurers listed below. We verify your benefits before you start so there are no surprises to you.
(805) 429-6467 View (805) 429-6467
Photo of Asha Wilkus-Stone, Psychologist in Santa Barbara, CA
Asha Wilkus-Stone
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Life does not proceed as we each envision it. It can be unexpected, messy, complicated, disappointing, tragic, and challenging. In countless ways we strive and struggle. We can feel ourselves to be adrift. Yet we are connected, radically interdependent. Even so, we all have our own perspectives on life and our struggles. We are tethered to our environment, our social roles, cultural identities, interpersonal, historical, professional experiences, and so on. Through exploring this web, and the various vantage points that the web offers, a unique therapeutic process emerges for each person.
Life does not proceed as we each envision it. It can be unexpected, messy, complicated, disappointing, tragic, and challenging. In countless ways we strive and struggle. We can feel ourselves to be adrift. Yet we are connected, radically interdependent. Even so, we all have our own perspectives on life and our struggles. We are tethered to our environment, our social roles, cultural identities, interpersonal, historical, professional experiences, and so on. Through exploring this web, and the various vantage points that the web offers, a unique therapeutic process emerges for each person.
(805) 243-3368 View (805) 243-3368
Photo of Jill McGonigle, Marriage & Family Therapist in Santa Barbara, CA
Jill McGonigle
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
I am a clinical psychotherapist with a Jungian orientation. I work well with intuitive, feeling, creative types; high functioning individuals who can present really well, and whose problems aren’t very apparent to others. I treat anxiety and depression; both long-term conditions and new unexpected episodes due to stage of life transitions and life stressors. (eg Covid related, relationships, job loss, co-occuring medical conditions). I have treated addiction and substance use issues in both residential and intensive outpatient settings. I also work as an educator & mental health consultant (see: parent consultation for child).
I am a clinical psychotherapist with a Jungian orientation. I work well with intuitive, feeling, creative types; high functioning individuals who can present really well, and whose problems aren’t very apparent to others. I treat anxiety and depression; both long-term conditions and new unexpected episodes due to stage of life transitions and life stressors. (eg Covid related, relationships, job loss, co-occuring medical conditions). I have treated addiction and substance use issues in both residential and intensive outpatient settings. I also work as an educator & mental health consultant (see: parent consultation for child).
(805) 837-1778 View (805) 837-1778
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Daniel Paul Schwartz
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
We all struggle with the difficult experiences life presents, experiences that are linked to life’s pleasures and joys. We can face loneliness and loss, feelings of unworthiness, unexpected changes and the stress that comes with demanding circumstances. I work with adults suffering from depression, anxiety, relationship problems, trauma, difficulties in work or school, feelings of being without meaning or purpose, feeling alone, and other forms of psychological pain. My goal is to provide a safe and nonjudgmental environment to explore, find meaning, connect more deeply with others, and reconnect with the deepest parts of yourself.
We all struggle with the difficult experiences life presents, experiences that are linked to life’s pleasures and joys. We can face loneliness and loss, feelings of unworthiness, unexpected changes and the stress that comes with demanding circumstances. I work with adults suffering from depression, anxiety, relationship problems, trauma, difficulties in work or school, feelings of being without meaning or purpose, feeling alone, and other forms of psychological pain. My goal is to provide a safe and nonjudgmental environment to explore, find meaning, connect more deeply with others, and reconnect with the deepest parts of yourself.
(805) 429-4297 View (805) 429-4297
Lexi Molloy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Santa Barbara, CA 93101  (Online Only)
I work with kids, teenagers and adults to help them heal from past trauma and develop more meaningful and peaceful lives. I love working with people experiencing major life transitions and finding new ways to approach those transitions with calm and ease. I also love working with new parents as they transition into their role caring for children, as this can often be a life change that brings up challenges experienced in their own childhood. My clients express gratitude that I am warm and approachable in the treatment I provide and help them feel safe, sometimes for the first time in their life.
I work with kids, teenagers and adults to help them heal from past trauma and develop more meaningful and peaceful lives. I love working with people experiencing major life transitions and finding new ways to approach those transitions with calm and ease. I also love working with new parents as they transition into their role caring for children, as this can often be a life change that brings up challenges experienced in their own childhood. My clients express gratitude that I am warm and approachable in the treatment I provide and help them feel safe, sometimes for the first time in their life.
(805) 590-0484 View (805) 590-0484
Photo of Madelyn Swed, Marriage & Family Therapist in Santa Barbara, CA
Madelyn Swed
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Santa Barbara, CA 93103
Do you feel distant and disconnected from your partner? Have you been fighting more? Is your relationship missing warmth, trust, compassion, and intimacy? Are you getting stuck in the same frustrating pattern? Do you long to find and establish a loving relationship and secure connection? Have you been anxious, sad, and overwhelmed a lot lately? If you answered yes to these questions it's time to get help. Life brings us many challenges that are sometimes too much to handle alone. You don't have to struggle on your own. Get the help you need to overcome these difficulties and turn them into opportunities for healing and happiness.
Do you feel distant and disconnected from your partner? Have you been fighting more? Is your relationship missing warmth, trust, compassion, and intimacy? Are you getting stuck in the same frustrating pattern? Do you long to find and establish a loving relationship and secure connection? Have you been anxious, sad, and overwhelmed a lot lately? If you answered yes to these questions it's time to get help. Life brings us many challenges that are sometimes too much to handle alone. You don't have to struggle on your own. Get the help you need to overcome these difficulties and turn them into opportunities for healing and happiness.
(805) 364-4364 View (805) 364-4364
Photo of Erica Haines, Psychologist in Santa Barbara, CA
Erica Haines
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Not accepting new clients
Maybe you're not feeling like yourself or the person you want to be, you're confused, frustrated, and unsure what to do. Maybe you're struggling with understanding yourself, your relationships, or your path forward in life. You could be experiencing difficult emotions, overpowering thoughts, or you're doing things that don't align with what's important to you. I wonder if your past and your early experiences are beginning or continue to feel like a significant weight that you now need to lighten in order to live the life you want. We can work together to help you with these or other difficulties you're experiencing.
Maybe you're not feeling like yourself or the person you want to be, you're confused, frustrated, and unsure what to do. Maybe you're struggling with understanding yourself, your relationships, or your path forward in life. You could be experiencing difficult emotions, overpowering thoughts, or you're doing things that don't align with what's important to you. I wonder if your past and your early experiences are beginning or continue to feel like a significant weight that you now need to lighten in order to live the life you want. We can work together to help you with these or other difficulties you're experiencing.
(805) 572-7567 View (805) 572-7567
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Donald T Vercellini
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101  (Online Only)
Life can be peaceful, serene, satisfying. If you have attempted therapy in the past or are not sure your diagnosis is correct, I can help. You can learn to regulate thoughts, emotions, and states while discovering the self you always knew you could be.
Life can be peaceful, serene, satisfying. If you have attempted therapy in the past or are not sure your diagnosis is correct, I can help. You can learn to regulate thoughts, emotions, and states while discovering the self you always knew you could be.
(805) 973-9852 View (805) 973-9852
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Valerie Friedman
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
We are living in very stressful times that challenge us to find meaning. Often the very painful issues that bring people to therapy -- anxiety and/or depression, difficulty with relationships, life-cycle transitions, trauma, illness, aging, lack of purpose and belonging -- present a wonderful opportunity for exploration, growth, and development. I especially enjoy working with individuals in transition, whether in early adulthood, mid-life, or the "third chapter" of older age and have a special place in my heart for those who struggle with feelings of not fitting in, living non-traditional lives or in non-traditional relationships.
We are living in very stressful times that challenge us to find meaning. Often the very painful issues that bring people to therapy -- anxiety and/or depression, difficulty with relationships, life-cycle transitions, trauma, illness, aging, lack of purpose and belonging -- present a wonderful opportunity for exploration, growth, and development. I especially enjoy working with individuals in transition, whether in early adulthood, mid-life, or the "third chapter" of older age and have a special place in my heart for those who struggle with feelings of not fitting in, living non-traditional lives or in non-traditional relationships.
(805) 960-5496 View (805) 960-5496
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Petra Beumer
MA, Psych
Verified Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93103
I understand if the idea of another diet feels daunting. Diets can feel punitive and restrictive, leading to feelings of failure and guilt. However, there is an alternative approach that I would like to explore with you. Together, we will take a "deep dive" into the underlying emotions that may be driving your relationship with food. This approach is rooted in self-compassion, mindfulness, and positive psychology principles. We will discover new, healthy rituals that can replace the powerful and proven ritual of eating as a way to cope with emotions. The ultimate goal is to help you find lasting peace with food and your body.
I understand if the idea of another diet feels daunting. Diets can feel punitive and restrictive, leading to feelings of failure and guilt. However, there is an alternative approach that I would like to explore with you. Together, we will take a "deep dive" into the underlying emotions that may be driving your relationship with food. This approach is rooted in self-compassion, mindfulness, and positive psychology principles. We will discover new, healthy rituals that can replace the powerful and proven ritual of eating as a way to cope with emotions. The ultimate goal is to help you find lasting peace with food and your body.
(805) 303-8617 View (805) 303-8617
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Jean Palmer-Daley
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFT
Verified Verified
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Waitlist for new clients
As a Jungian analyst I have had the privilege of assisting adults in their healing processes. Healing and true psychological change come from finding one's own truth and true nature. Whether your symptoms take the form of depression, anxiety, eating disorders, self-destructive behaviors or problems within your family, breakthroughs can take place in a safe, confidential, and trusting environment. "If you give a person a fish they eat a meal; if you teach them to fish they eat for a lifetime." Understanding that Jungian analysis is a long process I offer a fee based on the individual's ability to pay and sustain the work.
As a Jungian analyst I have had the privilege of assisting adults in their healing processes. Healing and true psychological change come from finding one's own truth and true nature. Whether your symptoms take the form of depression, anxiety, eating disorders, self-destructive behaviors or problems within your family, breakthroughs can take place in a safe, confidential, and trusting environment. "If you give a person a fish they eat a meal; if you teach them to fish they eat for a lifetime." Understanding that Jungian analysis is a long process I offer a fee based on the individual's ability to pay and sustain the work.
(805) 467-7235 View (805) 467-7235

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Number of Therapists in Santa Barbara, CA

900+

Average cost per session

$175

Therapists in Santa Barbara, CA who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
85% Depression
76% Relationship Issues
75% Self Esteem
70% Trauma and PTSD
65% Coping Skills
62% Stress

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

64% Aetna
52% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
52% Other

How Therapists in Santa Barbara, CA see their clients

68% In Person and Online
32% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
19% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Santa Barbara?

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.