Therapists in Sherman Oaks, CA

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Carissa Witham
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sherman Oaks, CA 91411  (Online Only)
Therapy can be challenging because it requires vulnerability. Luckily, we can take it on together. We build trust, create a safe and non-judgemental environment, and begin to process life together. The more open we are, the more we can challenge perspectives, and make change. We will work to increase insight, enhance self-awareness, and incorporate healthy coping skills into your routine.
Therapy can be challenging because it requires vulnerability. Luckily, we can take it on together. We build trust, create a safe and non-judgemental environment, and begin to process life together. The more open we are, the more we can challenge perspectives, and make change. We will work to increase insight, enhance self-awareness, and incorporate healthy coping skills into your routine.
(818) 351-1493 View (818) 351-1493
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Georgia Gintowt
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, APCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
My areas of speciality include low self-esteem and chronic shame, women's empowerment, anxiety, depression, attachment trauma, and escapist or numbing behaviors. Many of us are living disconnected from ourselves, believing we are deeply flawed and broken. Unresolved trauma and present day mental health challenges can leave us feeling hopeless and deeply insecure. In therapy with me, we will explore and challenge these beliefs to help you step into the fullness of who you are. As someone who has walked this path before, I deeply understand the nuanced experience of pain, shame, healing, and growth,
My areas of speciality include low self-esteem and chronic shame, women's empowerment, anxiety, depression, attachment trauma, and escapist or numbing behaviors. Many of us are living disconnected from ourselves, believing we are deeply flawed and broken. Unresolved trauma and present day mental health challenges can leave us feeling hopeless and deeply insecure. In therapy with me, we will explore and challenge these beliefs to help you step into the fullness of who you are. As someone who has walked this path before, I deeply understand the nuanced experience of pain, shame, healing, and growth,
(818) 405-8550 View (818) 405-8550
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Linda Arbiter, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
Are you looking for a therapist because your relationships are out of sorts? Are you feeling stuck, depressed, anxious, isolated or afraid? Is this troubled relationship with yourself, your life partner, your children, your parents, your co-workers? Relationships affect all aspects of our lives. Communication, anger, substance abuse and life's traumas affect all of these relationships. I believe that trauma and other life disruptions are at the heart of what ails us emotionally. We don't have to live with the fall-out from negative life events forever; there are specific things we can do to heal.
Are you looking for a therapist because your relationships are out of sorts? Are you feeling stuck, depressed, anxious, isolated or afraid? Is this troubled relationship with yourself, your life partner, your children, your parents, your co-workers? Relationships affect all aspects of our lives. Communication, anger, substance abuse and life's traumas affect all of these relationships. I believe that trauma and other life disruptions are at the heart of what ails us emotionally. We don't have to live with the fall-out from negative life events forever; there are specific things we can do to heal.
(818) 275-7343 View (818) 275-7343
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Robert Eugene Leeburg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
I am an artist, activist, partner, friend, son, brother, and psychotherapist. The latter I do for a living but I am equally passionate about all of my roles in life. I bring who I am into the room. A former filmmaker, director, writer, and performer, I am passionate in my belief in the power of creativity and creative expression as a primary pillar of good mental health, among many other factors. My definition of "creativity" is broad. It can range from writing to singing to cooking to gardening and beyond.
I am an artist, activist, partner, friend, son, brother, and psychotherapist. The latter I do for a living but I am equally passionate about all of my roles in life. I bring who I am into the room. A former filmmaker, director, writer, and performer, I am passionate in my belief in the power of creativity and creative expression as a primary pillar of good mental health, among many other factors. My definition of "creativity" is broad. It can range from writing to singing to cooking to gardening and beyond.
(747) 302-6658 View (747) 302-6658
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Patty Flores
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW
Verified Verified
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
I specialize in depression, anxiety, trauma, abuse, parent/child relational struggles, self-esteem, LGBTQ+, career and personal development. I have 11 years advocating and working alongside youth and adults from disadvantaged backgrounds. My past experience includes working with foster youth, immigrants, LGBTQ+, homeless/unhoused, former incarcerated youth and adults. I have extensive knowledge on trauma, PTSD, depression, and abuse.
I specialize in depression, anxiety, trauma, abuse, parent/child relational struggles, self-esteem, LGBTQ+, career and personal development. I have 11 years advocating and working alongside youth and adults from disadvantaged backgrounds. My past experience includes working with foster youth, immigrants, LGBTQ+, homeless/unhoused, former incarcerated youth and adults. I have extensive knowledge on trauma, PTSD, depression, and abuse.
(213) 222-8794 View (213) 222-8794
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Paola Barba
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403  (Online Only)
Your past does not define who you are, nor do your mistakes. Everyone deserves second chances at life and in treatment. I work extensively with children, teens, and families to treat a variety of disorders including depression, anxiety, bipolar, autism, and ADHD to name a few. With over seven years of experience in the mental health field, my practice uses a tailored approach to meet each individual client's needs by utilizing a variety of therapeutic modalities including CBT, DBT, ACT, motivational interviewing, narrative therapy, positive psychology, client centered, and solution-focused techniques among others.
Your past does not define who you are, nor do your mistakes. Everyone deserves second chances at life and in treatment. I work extensively with children, teens, and families to treat a variety of disorders including depression, anxiety, bipolar, autism, and ADHD to name a few. With over seven years of experience in the mental health field, my practice uses a tailored approach to meet each individual client's needs by utilizing a variety of therapeutic modalities including CBT, DBT, ACT, motivational interviewing, narrative therapy, positive psychology, client centered, and solution-focused techniques among others.
(747) 205-0794 View (747) 205-0794
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Jon-Paul Bird
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
Relationships can be tough. Do the fights make you think maybe this relationship won't work? Why are small things turning into big arguments that are essentially about standing on principle? You trust each other, so why is so hard to be vulnerable and discuss difficult feelings? When you have been together for a long time and your relationship matures it's totally normal to have some feelings of disconnection. But here's the good news, we can work on it. Together we can work toward reinvigorating your connection, improve communication and getting back to where you want to be; growing and experiencing life together.
Relationships can be tough. Do the fights make you think maybe this relationship won't work? Why are small things turning into big arguments that are essentially about standing on principle? You trust each other, so why is so hard to be vulnerable and discuss difficult feelings? When you have been together for a long time and your relationship matures it's totally normal to have some feelings of disconnection. But here's the good news, we can work on it. Together we can work toward reinvigorating your connection, improve communication and getting back to where you want to be; growing and experiencing life together.
(323) 521-5713 View (323) 521-5713
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Pavan Basra
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, Coach
Verified Verified
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423  (Online Only)
If you don't like the road you're walking, let's pave a new one together! I work with women, young adults, and teens who are having difficulty maneuvering through life changes to help them achieve the life they envision. Together, we work on issues surrounding anxiety, self-esteem, depression, and outside pressures from society, family, culture, media and more. I approach my clients with a compassionate, direct, and non-judgmental lens. I am relatable and always honest. My clients learn to embrace confidence, be more assertive, manage emotions and relationships, and succeed in academics, career, and intimate relationships.
If you don't like the road you're walking, let's pave a new one together! I work with women, young adults, and teens who are having difficulty maneuvering through life changes to help them achieve the life they envision. Together, we work on issues surrounding anxiety, self-esteem, depression, and outside pressures from society, family, culture, media and more. I approach my clients with a compassionate, direct, and non-judgmental lens. I am relatable and always honest. My clients learn to embrace confidence, be more assertive, manage emotions and relationships, and succeed in academics, career, and intimate relationships.
(747) 232-5192 View (747) 232-5192
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Teresa Moreno
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
Hello. My name is Teresa Moreno. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I have experience working with diverse populations and situations. I believe Recovery is possible. Life can become stressful and challenging as we navigate changes in our lives- whether it is divorce, a breakup, trauma, loss, parenting, relocating, unfulfilled careers, conflict in family or relationships, and so forth. Our bodies can respond to changes and or stress in different ways- depression, anxiety, anger, loss of sleep, overthinking, loss of pleasure or hope, diet changes, loss of concentration or loss of motivation, etc.
Hello. My name is Teresa Moreno. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I have experience working with diverse populations and situations. I believe Recovery is possible. Life can become stressful and challenging as we navigate changes in our lives- whether it is divorce, a breakup, trauma, loss, parenting, relocating, unfulfilled careers, conflict in family or relationships, and so forth. Our bodies can respond to changes and or stress in different ways- depression, anxiety, anger, loss of sleep, overthinking, loss of pleasure or hope, diet changes, loss of concentration or loss of motivation, etc.
(213) 577-1052 View (213) 577-1052
Photo of Kristine Tye, MA, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Kristine Tye
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
Waitlist for new clients
Worry, frustration, or emotional exhaustion may be normal, but they do not have to be the norm. Rather than working harder, let's do what works for you. My approach provides you (or your teenager) with experiences and tools that heal, reduce conflict and move life forward... beyond the limitations of anxiety, stress or trauma. I have extensive experience guiding my clients to heal patterns of worry and stress, anxiety and depression, conflict in communication, social anxiety, OCD, C/PTSD, self-harming and eating disorders.
Worry, frustration, or emotional exhaustion may be normal, but they do not have to be the norm. Rather than working harder, let's do what works for you. My approach provides you (or your teenager) with experiences and tools that heal, reduce conflict and move life forward... beyond the limitations of anxiety, stress or trauma. I have extensive experience guiding my clients to heal patterns of worry and stress, anxiety and depression, conflict in communication, social anxiety, OCD, C/PTSD, self-harming and eating disorders.
(818) 696-5174 View (818) 696-5174
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Yvette Melvin
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
Clients often seek therapeutic support when coping with a life transition that is effecting them and/or their families. I work with individuals and families as they navigate challenging times and my goal is to provide an environment in which growth occurs.
Clients often seek therapeutic support when coping with a life transition that is effecting them and/or their families. I work with individuals and families as they navigate challenging times and my goal is to provide an environment in which growth occurs.
(818) 639-8591 View (818) 639-8591
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Emily Miles
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403  (Online Only)
You may be living with emotional pain. No matter how hard you try, something just isn't working. You might feel like things have spun out of your control. There are certain things required of you, but you don't feel capable of meeting those expectations. Most days you don't believe in yourself. You feel alone. You know you need the help, the first step is reaching our and accepting "the helping hand".
You may be living with emotional pain. No matter how hard you try, something just isn't working. You might feel like things have spun out of your control. There are certain things required of you, but you don't feel capable of meeting those expectations. Most days you don't believe in yourself. You feel alone. You know you need the help, the first step is reaching our and accepting "the helping hand".
(747) 271-1736 View (747) 271-1736
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Women of Color Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
WOC Therapy Inc. is a mental health and wellness community that helps teens and women of color heal from personal and inter-generational trauma. We offer virtual and in-person counseling, energy healing services, and workshops across California. The women we support go on to pursue their dream careers, experience deeper and more meaningful relationships and learn ways to manage stress more effectively. We believe that self-compassion and authentic connections with people are the most effective tools for healing.
WOC Therapy Inc. is a mental health and wellness community that helps teens and women of color heal from personal and inter-generational trauma. We offer virtual and in-person counseling, energy healing services, and workshops across California. The women we support go on to pursue their dream careers, experience deeper and more meaningful relationships and learn ways to manage stress more effectively. We believe that self-compassion and authentic connections with people are the most effective tools for healing.
(213) 325-4524 View (213) 325-4524
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Amanda Sisco
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified Verified
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403  (Online Only)
When it comes to dealing with pain or struggle in your life, you are not alone. Whether you are suffering from anxiety, depression, family issues, anger or the lingering impacts of trauma, it’s never too late to make a significant change to your mental wellbeing. I provide therapy for people of all ages to help them cope with life stress, break free from negative patterns of thinking and acting, and become the best possible versions of themselves. Utilizing various therapeutic techniques—CBT, Mindfulness, DBT, Motivational Interviewing, and others—I will work with you to better understand your issues and help you reach your goal.
When it comes to dealing with pain or struggle in your life, you are not alone. Whether you are suffering from anxiety, depression, family issues, anger or the lingering impacts of trauma, it’s never too late to make a significant change to your mental wellbeing. I provide therapy for people of all ages to help them cope with life stress, break free from negative patterns of thinking and acting, and become the best possible versions of themselves. Utilizing various therapeutic techniques—CBT, Mindfulness, DBT, Motivational Interviewing, and others—I will work with you to better understand your issues and help you reach your goal.
(747) 281-3792 View (747) 281-3792
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Hank Olwell
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, CADC
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
Are you feeling stuck? Overwhelmed? Unable to manage the stress of life? Are you challenged by compulsive or addictive behaviors that you cannot seem to stop? Struggling in relationships with others or experiencing shame? Many of us need to reach out for assistance in order to figure out how to better manage stress and enjoy life, rather then feel burdened by it. This is not weakness or lack of self-will. Rather it is a fact of our existence as human beings. We often need help from one another to accomplish certain tasks we cannot do alone.
Are you feeling stuck? Overwhelmed? Unable to manage the stress of life? Are you challenged by compulsive or addictive behaviors that you cannot seem to stop? Struggling in relationships with others or experiencing shame? Many of us need to reach out for assistance in order to figure out how to better manage stress and enjoy life, rather then feel burdened by it. This is not weakness or lack of self-will. Rather it is a fact of our existence as human beings. We often need help from one another to accomplish certain tasks we cannot do alone.
(818) 616-6412 View (818) 616-6412
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Dr. Robert B. Weiss
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CSAT
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
Dr. Robert Weiss LCSW, CSAT is Chief Clinical Officer of Seeking Integrity LLC, which provides residential and online treatment, education, and support for male sexual addicts and their families. Seeking Integrity also offers specialized residential treatment for men with sex/porn addiction/intimacy disorders or those with co-occurring sexual and substance abuse disorders. Expert holistic treatment provided in 14, 21 or 28 day length of stay. Separately: Online workgroups provide psychoeducation in a 6 week, 90 minutes per week format. Many free resources provided also.
Dr. Robert Weiss LCSW, CSAT is Chief Clinical Officer of Seeking Integrity LLC, which provides residential and online treatment, education, and support for male sexual addicts and their families. Seeking Integrity also offers specialized residential treatment for men with sex/porn addiction/intimacy disorders or those with co-occurring sexual and substance abuse disorders. Expert holistic treatment provided in 14, 21 or 28 day length of stay. Separately: Online workgroups provide psychoeducation in a 6 week, 90 minutes per week format. Many free resources provided also.
(747) 998-0517 View (747) 998-0517
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Merrilee Burke
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423  (Online Only)
Therapy is a powerful tool that has the potential to change your life in profound and lasting ways. It can help you cope with pain, make major life changes, improve relationships, or increase self worth. EMDR is a kind of therapy developed to treat trauma and can also be used to advance therapeutic goals like removing obstacles to change or healing from past hurtful experiences. Whatever your goals for treatment, I can provide a supportive environment where your feelings and thoughts can be expressed without judgment.
Therapy is a powerful tool that has the potential to change your life in profound and lasting ways. It can help you cope with pain, make major life changes, improve relationships, or increase self worth. EMDR is a kind of therapy developed to treat trauma and can also be used to advance therapeutic goals like removing obstacles to change or healing from past hurtful experiences. Whatever your goals for treatment, I can provide a supportive environment where your feelings and thoughts can be expressed without judgment.
(818) 276-9413 View (818) 276-9413
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Fereshteh Yazdanfar
Psychological Associate, PsyD
Verified Verified
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
I am a compassionate advocate for holistic well-being and personal growth. I am distinguished by the knowledge and experience that comes from my background as an M.D., Psychiatrist in Iran. With a deep-seated belief in the power of self-awareness, resilience, and authentic connection, I approach work with warmth, empathy, and unwavering support. My approach is distinguished by its holistic perspective, which considers the complex interplay of biological, psychological, social, and environmental factors in shaping mental health and well-being.
I am a compassionate advocate for holistic well-being and personal growth. I am distinguished by the knowledge and experience that comes from my background as an M.D., Psychiatrist in Iran. With a deep-seated belief in the power of self-awareness, resilience, and authentic connection, I approach work with warmth, empathy, and unwavering support. My approach is distinguished by its holistic perspective, which considers the complex interplay of biological, psychological, social, and environmental factors in shaping mental health and well-being.
(747) 269-1647 View (747) 269-1647
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Deborah Buttitta
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, PsyD, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
I view therapy as a process of exploring what is working, what is not working and what changes can occur to create the life you envision for yourself. Therapy often involves examining the origins and power of automatic thoughts and belief systems and how these thoughts and beliefs impact your present life. My role as a therapist is to collaboratively facilitate a process so that you can develop greater insight to best utilize your strengths and build resiliency. Clients become actively involved in their therapeutic work and together we develop solutions to achieve stated goals.
I view therapy as a process of exploring what is working, what is not working and what changes can occur to create the life you envision for yourself. Therapy often involves examining the origins and power of automatic thoughts and belief systems and how these thoughts and beliefs impact your present life. My role as a therapist is to collaboratively facilitate a process so that you can develop greater insight to best utilize your strengths and build resiliency. Clients become actively involved in their therapeutic work and together we develop solutions to achieve stated goals.
(818) 293-1854 View (818) 293-1854
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Alexandra A Kofsky
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
My name is Alex, and I am happy that you have found your way to my psychology today profile. I believe that human beings possess and innate ability to move toward happiness and health, but sometimes adversity, life transitions, and challenging life experiences can get in the way of leading productive and meaningful lives. Having tools to help cope with difficult emotions brought on by change and uncertainty can have a powerful impact on your mental and physical health.
My name is Alex, and I am happy that you have found your way to my psychology today profile. I believe that human beings possess and innate ability to move toward happiness and health, but sometimes adversity, life transitions, and challenging life experiences can get in the way of leading productive and meaningful lives. Having tools to help cope with difficult emotions brought on by change and uncertainty can have a powerful impact on your mental and physical health.
(818) 293-4499 View (818) 293-4499
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Number of Therapists in Sherman Oaks, CA

600+

Average cost per session

$185

Therapists in Sherman Oaks, CA who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
88% Depression
86% Relationship Issues
80% Self Esteem
69% Trauma and PTSD
68% Coping Skills
66% Grief

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

56% Aetna
56% Cigna and Evernorth
44% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Sherman Oaks, CA see their clients

64% In Person and Online
36% Online Only

Gender breakdown

83% Female
16% Male
1% Non-Binary
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How can I find a therapist in Sherman Oaks?

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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.