Therapists in Scotts Valley, CA

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Dave Chicoine
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Scotts Valley, CA 95066  (Online Only)
Need to vent? Frustrated things aren't going your way? Time to live a meaningful and purposeful life free from anxiety, depression, and relationship conflict. Live your best, with high confidence and self-esteem to pursue your vision.
Need to vent? Frustrated things aren't going your way? Time to live a meaningful and purposeful life free from anxiety, depression, and relationship conflict. Live your best, with high confidence and self-esteem to pursue your vision.
(831) 888-2152 View (831) 888-2152
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Chimene Lee
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CCHT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Scotts Valley, CA 95066  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
*ATTENTION* : Due to COVID, I am currently working exclusively online only. Telehealth can be powerful and effective. Welcome, and congratulations on taking the first step toward creating change. Seeking a therapist can feel like a big deal, so it's important to find one who is a good match. I am here to help you, by creating a warm and collaborative therapeutic environment that honors each client's unique intuitive wisdom. I offer a non-pathologizing and empowering understanding of human issues, assuming each person has the capacity to transform, both within themselves, and in their relationships with others.
*ATTENTION* : Due to COVID, I am currently working exclusively online only. Telehealth can be powerful and effective. Welcome, and congratulations on taking the first step toward creating change. Seeking a therapist can feel like a big deal, so it's important to find one who is a good match. I am here to help you, by creating a warm and collaborative therapeutic environment that honors each client's unique intuitive wisdom. I offer a non-pathologizing and empowering understanding of human issues, assuming each person has the capacity to transform, both within themselves, and in their relationships with others.
(831) 269-5016 View (831) 269-5016
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Ashleigh R Kramer-Walthall
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Scotts Valley, CA 95066  (Online Only)
My focus is to help adult individuals heal, recover, and feel empowered. I specialize in treatment for those recovering from eating disorders, trauma, depression, intimacy and attachment disorders, and codependency. Additionally, I provide gender-affirming care. It is my philosophy that each one of us has our own wisdom and capacity to heal. I am of the belief that no one is broken, nothing is missing, and people do not need to be fixed. Instead we need to learn the skills to trust ourselves and strengthen our ability to extend compassion inward so that we can recognize that we have been complete within all along.
My focus is to help adult individuals heal, recover, and feel empowered. I specialize in treatment for those recovering from eating disorders, trauma, depression, intimacy and attachment disorders, and codependency. Additionally, I provide gender-affirming care. It is my philosophy that each one of us has our own wisdom and capacity to heal. I am of the belief that no one is broken, nothing is missing, and people do not need to be fixed. Instead we need to learn the skills to trust ourselves and strengthen our ability to extend compassion inward so that we can recognize that we have been complete within all along.
(831) 208-2624 View (831) 208-2624
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Cindy May
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Scotts Valley, CA 95066
Perfectionism, procrastination, social withdrawal, and oppositional behaviors can be a common part of child development in today's culture of hyper-achievement combined with technology. Child and adolescent behaviors viewed as problematic are frequently communications to those closest to them about a difficulty they are experiencing in their world. I work with children and with families who are struggling to understand their child's academic, behavioral, and emotional struggles.
Perfectionism, procrastination, social withdrawal, and oppositional behaviors can be a common part of child development in today's culture of hyper-achievement combined with technology. Child and adolescent behaviors viewed as problematic are frequently communications to those closest to them about a difficulty they are experiencing in their world. I work with children and with families who are struggling to understand their child's academic, behavioral, and emotional struggles.
(831) 278-3462 View (831) 278-3462
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Pamela J. Clements
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Scotts Valley, CA 95066
I believe that healing and growth are innate human capacities which can become overwhelmed by powerful and/or chronic stressors. My priorities for our healing relationship are to ensure a sense of safety for you in the therapy process, as well as collaborativity. I have developed a process that I call Developmental Mindfulness to promote wellness on the somatic, emotional, and cognitive levels of human experience. I integrate somatic modalities, archetypal psychology, art therapy, play therapy, the fundamentals of qigong and yoga, Internal Family Systems, narrative strategies, cognitive strategies, and nutritional psychology.
I believe that healing and growth are innate human capacities which can become overwhelmed by powerful and/or chronic stressors. My priorities for our healing relationship are to ensure a sense of safety for you in the therapy process, as well as collaborativity. I have developed a process that I call Developmental Mindfulness to promote wellness on the somatic, emotional, and cognitive levels of human experience. I integrate somatic modalities, archetypal psychology, art therapy, play therapy, the fundamentals of qigong and yoga, Internal Family Systems, narrative strategies, cognitive strategies, and nutritional psychology.
(831) 508-7217 View (831) 508-7217
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Andrew Pflueger
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Scotts Valley, CA 95066
My approach to therapy is to encourage a persons strengths; which, by using their history as a guide, we together, focus on finding practical ways to bring healing and hope to their present challenges. I often work with couples who are wanting to improve communication and closeness, individuals in their teens through mid 50's who are trying to realize their individuality, and children struggling with issues they are unsure how to cope with.
My approach to therapy is to encourage a persons strengths; which, by using their history as a guide, we together, focus on finding practical ways to bring healing and hope to their present challenges. I often work with couples who are wanting to improve communication and closeness, individuals in their teens through mid 50's who are trying to realize their individuality, and children struggling with issues they are unsure how to cope with.
(831) 234-1814 View (831) 234-1814
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Heather Franks
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, #109884
Verified Verified
Scotts Valley, CA 95066
I support clients to live happy and meaningful lives and help them make changes that bring about well-being and transformation. I have a passion to support individuals, couples and families through many different life transitions (from adjusting to college, marriage, divorce, births, loss, retirement, coping with illness, and caregiving). I help clients with a range of relationship issues—from marriage/romantic partner conflict, communication issues in relationships, resolving issues in friendships, co-parenting, parent-child issues, loss of relationship & grief work, contemplation of separation, and exploring unhealthy patterns.
I support clients to live happy and meaningful lives and help them make changes that bring about well-being and transformation. I have a passion to support individuals, couples and families through many different life transitions (from adjusting to college, marriage, divorce, births, loss, retirement, coping with illness, and caregiving). I help clients with a range of relationship issues—from marriage/romantic partner conflict, communication issues in relationships, resolving issues in friendships, co-parenting, parent-child issues, loss of relationship & grief work, contemplation of separation, and exploring unhealthy patterns.
(831) 435-6316 View (831) 435-6316
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Rebecca Schultheis
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, ADHD-CC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Scotts Valley, CA 95066
Not accepting new clients
I enjoy working with individuals, teens & children who experience fear, anxiety, obsessions, trauma, depression, ADHD & learning disabilities. I also enjoy supporting parents through their children's struggles including the need for 504s/IEPs as well as adult’s late diagnosis of ADHD. I've been doing couples work for over 10 years using the evidence-based research of John Gottman PhD which I find to be highly effective for couples. Its tools allow for comprehensive & practical use outside of therapy that help improve communication & closeness, & strengthen & repair relationships.
I enjoy working with individuals, teens & children who experience fear, anxiety, obsessions, trauma, depression, ADHD & learning disabilities. I also enjoy supporting parents through their children's struggles including the need for 504s/IEPs as well as adult’s late diagnosis of ADHD. I've been doing couples work for over 10 years using the evidence-based research of John Gottman PhD which I find to be highly effective for couples. Its tools allow for comprehensive & practical use outside of therapy that help improve communication & closeness, & strengthen & repair relationships.
(831) 250-6962 View (831) 250-6962
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Dawn Marie Wingert
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA
Verified Verified
Scotts Valley, CA 95066
Waitlist for new clients
You deserve to be respected as a unique individual, regardless of your age, race, religion, sexual orientation, or gender identity. I believe that each and every person that comes to counseling has a unique life experience and unique concerns that they bring into the counseling room. My goal is to meet each client where they are, and work along side them to help them achieve the goals they have come to counseling hoping to achieve. I enjoy working with individuals, couples, and families, drawing from a variety of research-based treatment modalities based on the needs of the particular client.
You deserve to be respected as a unique individual, regardless of your age, race, religion, sexual orientation, or gender identity. I believe that each and every person that comes to counseling has a unique life experience and unique concerns that they bring into the counseling room. My goal is to meet each client where they are, and work along side them to help them achieve the goals they have come to counseling hoping to achieve. I enjoy working with individuals, couples, and families, drawing from a variety of research-based treatment modalities based on the needs of the particular client.
(831) 256-3271 View (831) 256-3271
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Brian Peter Heery
PhD, SEP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Scotts Valley, CA 95066
As an experienced Somatic Experiencing practitioner, educator, and coach, I've seen the positive impact this modality has had on many individuals. As a fifth-degree black belt in Aikido, I can help you practice and discover how to strengthen your own center and ground, increasing your experience of balance and stability. Since earning a Ph.D. in Transpersonal Psychology in 2003 I've worked with corporations, and individuals in various settings bringing the exploration of the intersection of the body, mind, and spirit to people of all backgrounds. I have the background and insight to help you in your personal healing journey.
As an experienced Somatic Experiencing practitioner, educator, and coach, I've seen the positive impact this modality has had on many individuals. As a fifth-degree black belt in Aikido, I can help you practice and discover how to strengthen your own center and ground, increasing your experience of balance and stability. Since earning a Ph.D. in Transpersonal Psychology in 2003 I've worked with corporations, and individuals in various settings bringing the exploration of the intersection of the body, mind, and spirit to people of all backgrounds. I have the background and insight to help you in your personal healing journey.
(831) 851-2618 View (831) 851-2618
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Cynthia Heim
Psychologist, PsyD, MSN
Verified Verified
Scotts Valley, CA 95066
I love working with people to help them build a deeper relationship with themselves – their inner world and emotional core. By learning how to connect with and attend to what lies within, clients develop the skills to lean into personal challenges, transform them, and understand their deep yearnings in the process. In turn, clients become empowered and build lives that are aligned with who they are and what they want for themselves. I strongly feel that therapy is a collaborative process, and the “work” a client engages with in their day to day life is also so important.
I love working with people to help them build a deeper relationship with themselves – their inner world and emotional core. By learning how to connect with and attend to what lies within, clients develop the skills to lean into personal challenges, transform them, and understand their deep yearnings in the process. In turn, clients become empowered and build lives that are aligned with who they are and what they want for themselves. I strongly feel that therapy is a collaborative process, and the “work” a client engages with in their day to day life is also so important.
(831) 216-7962 View (831) 216-7962
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Kara R Kasteen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Scotts Valley, CA 95066
I OFFER TELEHEALTH SESSIONS. My goal as a therapist is to help you move through challenges and get to a better place in life. Changing the past may not be possible but we can focus on how to make your future more fulfilling. If you're looking for support and direction through a difficult situation or you're ready to make changes in how you live your life, please feel free to email me for the fastest response.
I OFFER TELEHEALTH SESSIONS. My goal as a therapist is to help you move through challenges and get to a better place in life. Changing the past may not be possible but we can focus on how to make your future more fulfilling. If you're looking for support and direction through a difficult situation or you're ready to make changes in how you live your life, please feel free to email me for the fastest response.
(408) 800-4544 View (408) 800-4544
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Barbara Monett
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BA, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Scotts Valley, CA 95066  (Online Only)
With 35 years focused on recovery in Codependency and Addiction, most people seek my services due to suffering the affects of being in relationship a Narcissist or Sociopath. When you are ready, you can choose a completely new way of feeling, thinking and acting that comes directly from your truth, which I can teach you to find. I also work with people who have had Near Death Experiences, who’s numbers now count in the millions. Most NDE experiencers need a safe, supportive and nonjudgmental ally to help make sense of the profound journey they have found themselves on. An aware heart creates a new earth for that person. For real.
With 35 years focused on recovery in Codependency and Addiction, most people seek my services due to suffering the affects of being in relationship a Narcissist or Sociopath. When you are ready, you can choose a completely new way of feeling, thinking and acting that comes directly from your truth, which I can teach you to find. I also work with people who have had Near Death Experiences, who’s numbers now count in the millions. Most NDE experiencers need a safe, supportive and nonjudgmental ally to help make sense of the profound journey they have found themselves on. An aware heart creates a new earth for that person. For real.
(831) 612-1625 View (831) 612-1625
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Gaia Somasca
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
Scotts Valley, CA 95067
Are you feeling stuck like stagnating water of a creek that no longer flows? Or are you struggling in your relationships? Certain seasons test us to our core. My experience as a therapist and as a client shows me that we have the capacity to recover our vitality. I am here to support your journey of healing and growth. Even after traumas, losses, oppression, and experiences that are too painful for our bodies and spirits to carry alone, there is a path of healing that can re-energize your life and spirit. While you are the expert on your life, I am here to facilitate awareness, self-compassion and inner shifts. Your new life awaits!
Are you feeling stuck like stagnating water of a creek that no longer flows? Or are you struggling in your relationships? Certain seasons test us to our core. My experience as a therapist and as a client shows me that we have the capacity to recover our vitality. I am here to support your journey of healing and growth. Even after traumas, losses, oppression, and experiences that are too painful for our bodies and spirits to carry alone, there is a path of healing that can re-energize your life and spirit. While you are the expert on your life, I am here to facilitate awareness, self-compassion and inner shifts. Your new life awaits!
(831) 249-2251 View (831) 249-2251
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Alicia Danforth
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Scotts Valley, CA 95066  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
If you're on the autism spectrum, difficulties navigating the social world might be a source of anxiety, confusion, disappointment, fear, or sadness for you. You don't need an official autism or Asperger's diagnosis to benefit from working with a therapist who knows how to connect with clients who have autistic traits. I want to help you feel more comfortable in social settings so you can have more fulfilling connections at home, at work, in your community, and with yourself. About half of my clients are women, and my practice is as gender-diverse as it is neurodiverse.
If you're on the autism spectrum, difficulties navigating the social world might be a source of anxiety, confusion, disappointment, fear, or sadness for you. You don't need an official autism or Asperger's diagnosis to benefit from working with a therapist who knows how to connect with clients who have autistic traits. I want to help you feel more comfortable in social settings so you can have more fulfilling connections at home, at work, in your community, and with yourself. About half of my clients are women, and my practice is as gender-diverse as it is neurodiverse.
(408) 520-2611 View (408) 520-2611
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Reagan Glover
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Scotts Valley, CA 95066
Do you feel stuck in your current relationship? Whether you are trying to decide if you want to stay in a committed relationship due to addiction, are adjusting to life parenting young children or are empty nesters navigating life transitions-these can be challenging to negotiate. My passion is understanding how early life attachments and childhood trauma impact present relationships. Often, partners cannot see how their original family system complicates communication and daily life. This is especially true with trauma from addiction or mental illness. Let me support you either individually or as a couple now.
Do you feel stuck in your current relationship? Whether you are trying to decide if you want to stay in a committed relationship due to addiction, are adjusting to life parenting young children or are empty nesters navigating life transitions-these can be challenging to negotiate. My passion is understanding how early life attachments and childhood trauma impact present relationships. Often, partners cannot see how their original family system complicates communication and daily life. This is especially true with trauma from addiction or mental illness. Let me support you either individually or as a couple now.
(831) 603-5747 x4 View (831) 603-5747 x4
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Sara Miller
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Scotts Valley, CA 95066
Therapy is much more than just "feeling better." It is about the process of understanding how you think, how you feel, and how you can discover the resiliency you have within yourself. As a therapist, it is always an honor to have my clients place their trust in me as I watch them grow. I work with issues including depression, anxiety disorders, cutting, and suicidal ideation. I also love to use my art therapy credential into sessions when appropriate because let's be honest, sitting on a couch talking about feelings is not for everyone!
Therapy is much more than just "feeling better." It is about the process of understanding how you think, how you feel, and how you can discover the resiliency you have within yourself. As a therapist, it is always an honor to have my clients place their trust in me as I watch them grow. I work with issues including depression, anxiety disorders, cutting, and suicidal ideation. I also love to use my art therapy credential into sessions when appropriate because let's be honest, sitting on a couch talking about feelings is not for everyone!
(831) 216-3058 View (831) 216-3058
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Joseph N Chang
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
Scotts Valley, CA 95066
I remember when I finally heard the words, "You’re allowed to feel what you feel" from a friend, a weight was lifted off my shoulders, I felt connected, I was whole. I carry this spirit to understand, accept, and support any client and their experiences as they are. Every person is a complex collection of different experiences, beliefs, hurts, culture, relationships, emotions, thoughts, and more. I will approach you as a whole person, with a goal to meet you where are, and work alongside you to help you achieve the goals you have come to counseling hoping to achieve, with the emotional safety and respect you deserve.
I remember when I finally heard the words, "You’re allowed to feel what you feel" from a friend, a weight was lifted off my shoulders, I felt connected, I was whole. I carry this spirit to understand, accept, and support any client and their experiences as they are. Every person is a complex collection of different experiences, beliefs, hurts, culture, relationships, emotions, thoughts, and more. I will approach you as a whole person, with a goal to meet you where are, and work alongside you to help you achieve the goals you have come to counseling hoping to achieve, with the emotional safety and respect you deserve.
(831) 337-0049 View (831) 337-0049
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Kathryn Vroomen
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified Verified
Scotts Valley, CA 95066
I have been told that I bring hope to situations, experiences and behaviors that often feel hopeless. Specializing in working with families, children, adolescents and parents, I work collaboratively with client/s to identify and develop goals, and a road map of how we will know that these goals are being met as we work together. I work actively with clients using their knowledge and strengths towards reaching their goals.
I have been told that I bring hope to situations, experiences and behaviors that often feel hopeless. Specializing in working with families, children, adolescents and parents, I work collaboratively with client/s to identify and develop goals, and a road map of how we will know that these goals are being met as we work together. I work actively with clients using their knowledge and strengths towards reaching their goals.
(831) 272-4998 View (831) 272-4998
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Erin Burton | Brainspotting Intensives
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Scotts Valley, CA 95066
You’ve read all the self-help books, listened to podcasts, and have been in weekly therapy, but still feel like you are just trying to survive between sessions. You feel like your relationships are really suffering because your traumatic experiences get in the way of feeling safe with others. You continue to feel triggered by things that you thought you had worked through. All this work has not gotten to the bottom of your symptoms, difficulties, or negative self-talk. You need help right now and you don’t want to continue to spend months or even years in weekly traditional talk therapy.
You’ve read all the self-help books, listened to podcasts, and have been in weekly therapy, but still feel like you are just trying to survive between sessions. You feel like your relationships are really suffering because your traumatic experiences get in the way of feeling safe with others. You continue to feel triggered by things that you thought you had worked through. All this work has not gotten to the bottom of your symptoms, difficulties, or negative self-talk. You need help right now and you don’t want to continue to spend months or even years in weekly traditional talk therapy.
(831) 278-4340 View (831) 278-4340

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Number of Therapists in Scotts Valley, CA

90+

Average cost per session

$165

Therapists in Scotts Valley, CA who prioritize treating:

90% Anxiety
82% Depression
80% Relationship Issues
75% Trauma and PTSD
72% Self Esteem
71% Coping Skills
70% Grief

Average years in practice

15 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

55% Beacon Health Options | Carelon
36% Other
30% MHN | Health Net

How Therapists in Scotts Valley, CA see their clients

81% In Person and Online
19% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
20% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Scotts Valley?

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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.