Therapists in Santa Clarita, CA

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Soleil Slater
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified
Santa Clarita, CA 91355
Regardless of what you, your children, or your family are facing, you are worthy, and there is hope. I wholeheartedly believe therapy is a place for exploration, opportunity and growth. Throughout my time as a therapist I have helped children, adolescents, adults and their families work through different life stressors such as trauma, anxiety, and depression. I do not approach therapy as one treatment for all, as your goals are unique to you. My goal is to create a relationship and space where you feel comfortable and safe.
Regardless of what you, your children, or your family are facing, you are worthy, and there is hope. I wholeheartedly believe therapy is a place for exploration, opportunity and growth. Throughout my time as a therapist I have helped children, adolescents, adults and their families work through different life stressors such as trauma, anxiety, and depression. I do not approach therapy as one treatment for all, as your goals are unique to you. My goal is to create a relationship and space where you feel comfortable and safe.
(661) 689-7487 View (661) 689-7487
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David Berk
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Santa Clarita, CA 91321
My name is David Berk, LCSW My approach to therapy is relationship and strength based, while maintaining the person centered theme throughout the interaction with the person. While there are many approaches to therapy process, I attempt to utilize approaches that appropriately apply to the particular case/person/couple situation. As, one approach or problem solving method does not apply to everyone.
My name is David Berk, LCSW My approach to therapy is relationship and strength based, while maintaining the person centered theme throughout the interaction with the person. While there are many approaches to therapy process, I attempt to utilize approaches that appropriately apply to the particular case/person/couple situation. As, one approach or problem solving method does not apply to everyone.
(661) 279-3022 View (661) 279-3022
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Susette A Gonzalez
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT
Verified
Santa Clarita, CA 91350  (Online Only)
Are you a woman suffering from the trauma of betrayal or narcissistic abuse? Do you struggle with low self-esteem or the "people pleasing syndrome"? Do you tend to look for love in all the wrong places? Do you lack confidence and have trouble asserting yourself? Do you have trust issues? Do you harbor feelings of inadequacy, jealousy, and self-doubt, or become depressed, anxious, bitter, angry, or resentful? If so, you're not alone......
Are you a woman suffering from the trauma of betrayal or narcissistic abuse? Do you struggle with low self-esteem or the "people pleasing syndrome"? Do you tend to look for love in all the wrong places? Do you lack confidence and have trouble asserting yourself? Do you have trust issues? Do you harbor feelings of inadequacy, jealousy, and self-doubt, or become depressed, anxious, bitter, angry, or resentful? If so, you're not alone......
(661) 621-3062 View (661) 621-3062
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Samuel Dixon Family Health Center Inc.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified
Santa Clarita, CA 91321
Affordable! A Place for the Uninsured, Samuel Dixon Family Health Center, Inc. We pursue therapy for a number of reasons. Maybe we’ve lost someone special to us. Maybe we feel apathetic or anxious, or we’re having feelings of agitation, remorse, and fear. Whatever our reasons might be, we know that the most vital reason we seek therapy is because we want to grow. We’ve imagined something different, and we want to see change within ourselves. Our amazing therapists provide a safe environment that enable our clients to begin the process of soothing and healing. The space created at SDFHC allows for comfort, growth, and support.
Affordable! A Place for the Uninsured, Samuel Dixon Family Health Center, Inc. We pursue therapy for a number of reasons. Maybe we’ve lost someone special to us. Maybe we feel apathetic or anxious, or we’re having feelings of agitation, remorse, and fear. Whatever our reasons might be, we know that the most vital reason we seek therapy is because we want to grow. We’ve imagined something different, and we want to see change within ourselves. Our amazing therapists provide a safe environment that enable our clients to begin the process of soothing and healing. The space created at SDFHC allows for comfort, growth, and support.
(661) 306-2981 View (661) 306-2981
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Alix Ektefaie
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Santa Clarita, CA 91354  (Online Only)
You took the first step! Whether that is towards gaining a better understanding of yourself, strengthening your relationships, working on communication skills or discovering ways to cope with overwhelming emotions, you have taken the first step by searching for a therapist. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (129571) whose various work experiences have led me to understand the unique and vital work of fostering empowerment and growth of the whole self through support of the individual and their emotional, mental, and physical well-being.
You took the first step! Whether that is towards gaining a better understanding of yourself, strengthening your relationships, working on communication skills or discovering ways to cope with overwhelming emotions, you have taken the first step by searching for a therapist. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (129571) whose various work experiences have led me to understand the unique and vital work of fostering empowerment and growth of the whole self through support of the individual and their emotional, mental, and physical well-being.
(707) 366-6929 View (707) 366-6929
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Nicole Connolly
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Santa Clarita, CA 91321
Are you or your child struggling with overwhelming worries and fears that seem to be present no matter what you do? Maybe it started off small, but the problems have just grown over time until they are starting to take over your daily life. You may find yourself doing different little things to try to manage the worry or reassure yourself, but it doesn't seem to be helping. Maybe you have even tried therapy before but have had difficulty finding someone who really seems to get you and understand what you need. If this sounds like you or your family, we are here to help.
Are you or your child struggling with overwhelming worries and fears that seem to be present no matter what you do? Maybe it started off small, but the problems have just grown over time until they are starting to take over your daily life. You may find yourself doing different little things to try to manage the worry or reassure yourself, but it doesn't seem to be helping. Maybe you have even tried therapy before but have had difficulty finding someone who really seems to get you and understand what you need. If this sounds like you or your family, we are here to help.
(661) 250-6806 View (661) 250-6806
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Dr. Karen R. Kaiser
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPCC, NCC, LPC, EMDR
Verified
Santa Clarita, CA 91390  (Online Only)
Hi my name is Karen Kaiser, I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). I got into the counseling profession after overcoming my own childhood traumas. I understand the potential anger, frustration and fear of facing your past, as well as the uncertainty of moving forward. I have worked in behavioral health since 1986, and believe in client centered therapy. I am here for you, and to make the process as easy as possible.
Hi my name is Karen Kaiser, I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). I got into the counseling profession after overcoming my own childhood traumas. I understand the potential anger, frustration and fear of facing your past, as well as the uncertainty of moving forward. I have worked in behavioral health since 1986, and believe in client centered therapy. I am here for you, and to make the process as easy as possible.
(661) 339-5721 View (661) 339-5721
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Irene Navarro
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Santa Clarita, CA 91355
Not accepting new clients
I work with individuals & families facing several of life’s problems, & those seeking to understand themselves better to become the person they are truly meant to be. For children & adolescents these issues may include bullying, self-esteem, school motivation, depression, and anxiety. Young adults often come to me seeking help with relationships, career issues, marriage, & parenting. Those in mid-life, having established a career and raising a family, are often concerned with making meaning out of the second half of life. Those in their sixties and beyond come facing grief, loss, & end of life issues.
I work with individuals & families facing several of life’s problems, & those seeking to understand themselves better to become the person they are truly meant to be. For children & adolescents these issues may include bullying, self-esteem, school motivation, depression, and anxiety. Young adults often come to me seeking help with relationships, career issues, marriage, & parenting. Those in mid-life, having established a career and raising a family, are often concerned with making meaning out of the second half of life. Those in their sixties and beyond come facing grief, loss, & end of life issues.
(747) 205-0609 View (747) 205-0609
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Carolyn Scordino
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Santa Clarita, CA 91321
Not accepting new clients
Not accepting new patients. Do you feel hurt or frustrated that you have tried repeatedly to communicate a need or desire in your relationship only to be left feeling misunderstood, unheard, disappointed and in conflict? Do you feel discouraged that nothing will ever change? I can help you feel encouraged in your relationships and together we can create change. When issues go continually unresolved, we may begin to experience feelings of anger and frustration which may lead to feelings of hopelessness, sadness,and anxiety. We may try to mask our pain through substance abuse, extra-marital affairs and other destructive behaviors.
Not accepting new patients. Do you feel hurt or frustrated that you have tried repeatedly to communicate a need or desire in your relationship only to be left feeling misunderstood, unheard, disappointed and in conflict? Do you feel discouraged that nothing will ever change? I can help you feel encouraged in your relationships and together we can create change. When issues go continually unresolved, we may begin to experience feelings of anger and frustration which may lead to feelings of hopelessness, sadness,and anxiety. We may try to mask our pain through substance abuse, extra-marital affairs and other destructive behaviors.
(661) 748-3975 View (661) 748-3975
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Zaakirah Daniels
Associate Clinical Social Worker, MSW, ASW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Santa Clarita, CA 91351  (Online Only)
Look at you browsing PsychologyToday! Welcome to my profile. I'm Zaakirah (zah-KEE-rah) and I coach stuck clients through identity work. I believe that when we can see ourselves clearly, with and without our conditioning, we're more likely to know what we want, how to get there, and that we're worthy of receiving it. With lots of humor and compassion, I guide burnt out, overachieving women of color to undo urgency and release guilt as they structure their lives to honor and celebrate their full selves. I'll sit, walk, skip, stand, and BREATHE with you until you're ready to remember who you are and who you still can be.
Look at you browsing PsychologyToday! Welcome to my profile. I'm Zaakirah (zah-KEE-rah) and I coach stuck clients through identity work. I believe that when we can see ourselves clearly, with and without our conditioning, we're more likely to know what we want, how to get there, and that we're worthy of receiving it. With lots of humor and compassion, I guide burnt out, overachieving women of color to undo urgency and release guilt as they structure their lives to honor and celebrate their full selves. I'll sit, walk, skip, stand, and BREATHE with you until you're ready to remember who you are and who you still can be.
(661) 669-8483 View (661) 669-8483
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Paula Whidden
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, APCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Santa Clarita, CA 91355
Do you feel anxious? Do you find it difficult to sleep? Does your mind race? Or, do you struggle with feelings of sadness? Do you want someone to help you find your way? It is possible to calm your heart and mind. It is possible to learn new ways of thinking and handling life events. You can find peace.
Do you feel anxious? Do you find it difficult to sleep? Does your mind race? Or, do you struggle with feelings of sadness? Do you want someone to help you find your way? It is possible to calm your heart and mind. It is possible to learn new ways of thinking and handling life events. You can find peace.
(661) 690-5620 View (661) 690-5620
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Deborah Cicconi
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Santa Clarita, CA 91355
I am a licensed doctor of clinical psychology (Ph.D. from USC), working in SCV for over 30 years. I love people and it has always been my dream to help them achieve the ability to handle their lives in the most satisfying way. We are all human. We all have our own struggles. We experience depression, anxiety, relationship issues, addictions, or simply difficult transitions in life. It is important to know that no one is forever "sick," no relationship ever "broken," or anyone for that matter who is beyond repair. Together, I will work with you (or your loved one) through the issues that have brought you into therapy.
I am a licensed doctor of clinical psychology (Ph.D. from USC), working in SCV for over 30 years. I love people and it has always been my dream to help them achieve the ability to handle their lives in the most satisfying way. We are all human. We all have our own struggles. We experience depression, anxiety, relationship issues, addictions, or simply difficult transitions in life. It is important to know that no one is forever "sick," no relationship ever "broken," or anyone for that matter who is beyond repair. Together, I will work with you (or your loved one) through the issues that have brought you into therapy.
(661) 451-7570 View (661) 451-7570
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SCV Counseling Center
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA, PhD
Verified
Santa Clarita, CA 91321
Childcare is provided during your session. Bring the kids to spend time at our Kid's Room, while you get treatment from our therapists. All of our therapists hold a minimum of a master's degree in a psychology-related field that qualifies them with the Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) to provide counseling/therapy in California. Sessions are available in-person as well as online via telehealth. We are accepting new clients now and can get you an appointment within 2-3 days. Open every day apart from Sundays, from 10:30 AM to late evening.
Childcare is provided during your session. Bring the kids to spend time at our Kid's Room, while you get treatment from our therapists. All of our therapists hold a minimum of a master's degree in a psychology-related field that qualifies them with the Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) to provide counseling/therapy in California. Sessions are available in-person as well as online via telehealth. We are accepting new clients now and can get you an appointment within 2-3 days. Open every day apart from Sundays, from 10:30 AM to late evening.
(661) 485-3456 View (661) 485-3456
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Lynda Aguilar Yniguez
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Santa Clarita, CA 91321  (Online Only)
With over 10 years of experience in the treatment of trauma, Lynda approaches her clients with both a sense of optimism as well as practical experience. Infusing hope, joy and a sense of mindfulness into every session, Lynda encourages clients to see the best in themselves as well as in others. Specializing in depression (including postpartum), anxiety, couples therapy and the challenges inherent in building healthy, long term individuals and families in this day and age. Lynda supports her clients in navigating the day to day terrain that can derail relationships while holding true to high values.
With over 10 years of experience in the treatment of trauma, Lynda approaches her clients with both a sense of optimism as well as practical experience. Infusing hope, joy and a sense of mindfulness into every session, Lynda encourages clients to see the best in themselves as well as in others. Specializing in depression (including postpartum), anxiety, couples therapy and the challenges inherent in building healthy, long term individuals and families in this day and age. Lynda supports her clients in navigating the day to day terrain that can derail relationships while holding true to high values.
(661) 369-8279 View (661) 369-8279
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Nicolette Manzo
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Verified
1 Endorsed
Santa Clarita, CA 91355
So, you’re looking for a therapist? This search alone can be overwhelming, scrolling from profile to profile, so let me get to the point– If you’re ready to make some changes in your life, I’m here to help. Whether you’re still discovering what those changes are or you already have an idea, we can work together through the process. You may be experiencing anxiety affecting your daily life or relationships, pain from past experiences, or maybe you’re looking to build your self-confidence. Whatever brings you to this page, I’m happy you’re here.
So, you’re looking for a therapist? This search alone can be overwhelming, scrolling from profile to profile, so let me get to the point– If you’re ready to make some changes in your life, I’m here to help. Whether you’re still discovering what those changes are or you already have an idea, we can work together through the process. You may be experiencing anxiety affecting your daily life or relationships, pain from past experiences, or maybe you’re looking to build your self-confidence. Whatever brings you to this page, I’m happy you’re here.
(661) 690-4689 View (661) 690-4689
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Kimberly Warner-Getskow
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Santa Clarita, CA 91321
Whether you are dealing with significant life stressors or looking to improve the quality of your interpersonal relationships, you are likely searching for balance, stability, and ultimately, happiness. Therapy is an intricate process of growth and self-discovery; it demands a level of self-introspection and willingness to discover the deeper reaches of yourself. You do not have to remain in a state of depression, anger, or anxiety. You will be provided with a non-judgmental and objective milieu to work toward reduction of unpleasant feelings, debilitating symptoms, interpersonal distress, and more.
Whether you are dealing with significant life stressors or looking to improve the quality of your interpersonal relationships, you are likely searching for balance, stability, and ultimately, happiness. Therapy is an intricate process of growth and self-discovery; it demands a level of self-introspection and willingness to discover the deeper reaches of yourself. You do not have to remain in a state of depression, anger, or anxiety. You will be provided with a non-judgmental and objective milieu to work toward reduction of unpleasant feelings, debilitating symptoms, interpersonal distress, and more.
(661) 237-1431 View (661) 237-1431
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Tim Smyth
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, MFT
Verified
Santa Clarita, CA 91321
I have over 30 years of experience in helping people find happiness/satisfaction in the face of many challenges and setbacks. If you are unhappy or in distress, therapy can help you take charge and get back on track. I can help you conquer anxiety, depression, relationship issues, parenting problems and generally achieve better control over your life. I have a large toolbox full of tips and interventions. **Where feasible, I provide in-home services to families** I PROVIDE TELETHERAPY SERVICES
I have over 30 years of experience in helping people find happiness/satisfaction in the face of many challenges and setbacks. If you are unhappy or in distress, therapy can help you take charge and get back on track. I can help you conquer anxiety, depression, relationship issues, parenting problems and generally achieve better control over your life. I have a large toolbox full of tips and interventions. **Where feasible, I provide in-home services to families** I PROVIDE TELETHERAPY SERVICES
(818) 672-1442 View (818) 672-1442
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Vania Vilchis Schauf
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Santa Clarita, CA 91350
Obstacles and challenges are part of life and learning how to respond to them is essential to a balanced life. Therapy is a tool that can assist us in learning how to manage anxiety, depression, changes in mood that can result from challenging times. I provide psychotherapy to people suffering from Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Psychotic Disorders, and Mood disorders.
Obstacles and challenges are part of life and learning how to respond to them is essential to a balanced life. Therapy is a tool that can assist us in learning how to manage anxiety, depression, changes in mood that can result from challenging times. I provide psychotherapy to people suffering from Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Psychotic Disorders, and Mood disorders.
(661) 724-8205 View (661) 724-8205
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Zach B Melmet
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Santa Clarita, CA 91351  (Online Only)
I work with a wide range of issues, including improving inter-personal relationships, working through relational trauma, ADD, Alternative Lifestyles, Anxiety, and Substance Use. I empower my clients to become more confident, achieve the goals they set for themselves, and to better communicate with the people around them. I aid my clients in gaining a better understanding of themselves and help them explore how to solve problems while staying aligned with their core values.
I work with a wide range of issues, including improving inter-personal relationships, working through relational trauma, ADD, Alternative Lifestyles, Anxiety, and Substance Use. I empower my clients to become more confident, achieve the goals they set for themselves, and to better communicate with the people around them. I aid my clients in gaining a better understanding of themselves and help them explore how to solve problems while staying aligned with their core values.
(661) 449-2462 View (661) 449-2462
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Jennifer Kahl
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, SEP
Verified
Santa Clarita, CA 91380
Are you overwhelmed, stressed or anxious? Our nervous system is one of the most important systems that regulates our emotions. I specialize in therapeutic work with people dealing with stress, anxiety, somatic complaints, trauma and chronic health conditions. We work together to identify stress/trauma response patterns to help become unstuck. I teach my clients about their nervous system to help them gain a deeper understanding of the ways in which your mind and body respond to stressors and help clients to discover they're resources to support nervous system regulation. Are you ready to learn and explore nervous system regulation?
Are you overwhelmed, stressed or anxious? Our nervous system is one of the most important systems that regulates our emotions. I specialize in therapeutic work with people dealing with stress, anxiety, somatic complaints, trauma and chronic health conditions. We work together to identify stress/trauma response patterns to help become unstuck. I teach my clients about their nervous system to help them gain a deeper understanding of the ways in which your mind and body respond to stressors and help clients to discover they're resources to support nervous system regulation. Are you ready to learn and explore nervous system regulation?
(661) 441-6527 View (661) 441-6527

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Number of Therapists in Santa Clarita, CA

300+

Average cost per session

$157

Therapists in Santa Clarita, CA who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
88% Depression
76% Relationship Issues
75% Self Esteem
73% Coping Skills
64% Trauma and PTSD
64% Stress

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

74% Aetna
68% Optum
67% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Santa Clarita, CA see their clients

71% In Person and Online
29% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
21% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Santa Clarita?

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.