Therapists in Sherman Oaks, CA

Photo of Lakana S. Nicolas - L. Nicolas Psychotherapy with Wise Heart Healing, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
L. Nicolas Psychotherapy with Wise Heart Healing
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
We have all envisioned some version of our ideal selves. Often times past hurts or traumas can affect our lives so that we act out from a place of brokenness rather than healing and compassion. The dissonance our present selves and who we aspire to be can lead to frustration, depression, anxiety, and despair. If you are feeling stagnant and looking for ways to shift out of unhealthy self-defeating patterns, you have come to the right place.
We have all envisioned some version of our ideal selves. Often times past hurts or traumas can affect our lives so that we act out from a place of brokenness rather than healing and compassion. The dissonance our present selves and who we aspire to be can lead to frustration, depression, anxiety, and despair. If you are feeling stagnant and looking for ways to shift out of unhealthy self-defeating patterns, you have come to the right place.
(323) 688-5542 View (323) 688-5542
Photo of Monica Garfield, Monica Garfield, RN, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Monica Garfield
Marriage & Family Therapist, Monica Garfield, RN, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423  (Online Only)
As a licensed psychotherapist specializing in sex therapy, my priority is to co-create a compassionate, non-judgmental space where it feels safe and comfortable to explore any relationship and sexual concerns you may have. Together we can explore and identify what sexual health and wellbeing feels like for you and work on developing skills that empower you to obtain your goals. I work with individuals who are single or in relationship and with couples.
As a licensed psychotherapist specializing in sex therapy, my priority is to co-create a compassionate, non-judgmental space where it feels safe and comfortable to explore any relationship and sexual concerns you may have. Together we can explore and identify what sexual health and wellbeing feels like for you and work on developing skills that empower you to obtain your goals. I work with individuals who are single or in relationship and with couples.
(818) 805-1640 View (818) 805-1640
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Wynn Helms
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423  (Online Only)
I offer brief, solution-focused support. This means we'll look for the unique tools that will help you to navigate life's challenges. My clients seek to explore & resolve issues of trauma, anxiety & depression, self-esteem & interpersonal conflicts and all sorts of blockages that limit satisfying ways of living. Together we'll strengthen your capacity to manage difficult feelings while finding ways to nurture the deep, intuitive voice of your authentic self. My working style is gently direct & highly focused on your goals. Indeed, our sessions will create breakthroughs during and outside of the office.
I offer brief, solution-focused support. This means we'll look for the unique tools that will help you to navigate life's challenges. My clients seek to explore & resolve issues of trauma, anxiety & depression, self-esteem & interpersonal conflicts and all sorts of blockages that limit satisfying ways of living. Together we'll strengthen your capacity to manage difficult feelings while finding ways to nurture the deep, intuitive voice of your authentic self. My working style is gently direct & highly focused on your goals. Indeed, our sessions will create breakthroughs during and outside of the office.
(310) 773-4387 View (310) 773-4387
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Clove Counseling Center
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403  (Online Only)
Do you find yourself mixed with emotions? Are repeating a cycle in your life and feel stuck? Often times people find themselves lost in unpleasant thoughts and feelings and it can become overwhelming. Therapy can be a journey of self-discovery and awareness that can help people overcome the challenges they experience.
Do you find yourself mixed with emotions? Are repeating a cycle in your life and feel stuck? Often times people find themselves lost in unpleasant thoughts and feelings and it can become overwhelming. Therapy can be a journey of self-discovery and awareness that can help people overcome the challenges they experience.
(818) 740-4514 View (818) 740-4514
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Jazmin Perez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403  (Online Only)
How are you feeling? If you answered the question with overwhelmed, stressed, exhausted, stuck, or anxious then you have come to the right place. We will look at what is going on today and how its impacting your wellbeing. We will look at what can make things better and we will explore them together. Each session and client is different and I customize your session to fit what is going on today and right now. I am truly passionate about helping people get through those tough times.
How are you feeling? If you answered the question with overwhelmed, stressed, exhausted, stuck, or anxious then you have come to the right place. We will look at what is going on today and how its impacting your wellbeing. We will look at what can make things better and we will explore them together. Each session and client is different and I customize your session to fit what is going on today and right now. I am truly passionate about helping people get through those tough times.
(747) 223-8642 View (747) 223-8642
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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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David C Eshleman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
You are looking for a therapist to understand the multidimensional aspect of who you are - on a spiritual, physical and emotional level. You’ve been listening to some great podcasts about becoming a better version of yourself, learning to be your own healer, or diving deep into “the work”. Maybe you’re toying with the idea of starting or restarting therapy because you like the idea of living a life of freedom, empowerment, and connection. I’d be honored to be your guide. I can help you deeply examine your life, better understand how you work and what you need, and develop the tools necessary to thrive.
You are looking for a therapist to understand the multidimensional aspect of who you are - on a spiritual, physical and emotional level. You’ve been listening to some great podcasts about becoming a better version of yourself, learning to be your own healer, or diving deep into “the work”. Maybe you’re toying with the idea of starting or restarting therapy because you like the idea of living a life of freedom, empowerment, and connection. I’d be honored to be your guide. I can help you deeply examine your life, better understand how you work and what you need, and develop the tools necessary to thrive.
(424) 341-6623 View (424) 341-6623
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Mischa Hines
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, C-IAYT
Verified Verified
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423  (Online Only)
If you woke up tomorrow, and everything was "better", what would be different? Together we will find the way forward to your answer. In my practice, I prioritize creating a warm and welcoming environment where clients feel safe to explore their thoughts, emotions, and experiences. My eclectic approach is rooted in empathy and collaboration, with the goal being to empower my clients in their path towards healing and growth. Whether addressing anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, or life transitions, we will work together to cultivate resilience and foster positive change.
If you woke up tomorrow, and everything was "better", what would be different? Together we will find the way forward to your answer. In my practice, I prioritize creating a warm and welcoming environment where clients feel safe to explore their thoughts, emotions, and experiences. My eclectic approach is rooted in empathy and collaboration, with the goal being to empower my clients in their path towards healing and growth. Whether addressing anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, or life transitions, we will work together to cultivate resilience and foster positive change.
(747) 326-5562 View (747) 326-5562
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Stephanie Drotman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423  (Online Only)
Is your daily life chaotic and distressing? Do you struggle to navigate friendships or romantic relationships? Are there days you feel like you just cannot stop your thoughts from spiraling out of control? I am an intensively trained DBT therapist specializing in Borderline Personality Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Complex Trauma, Relationship / Attachment issues, and Addictive / Co-Occurring Disorders. I utilize a non-judgmental, person-centered, strengths-based approach, incorporating additional evidence-based modalities such as ACT, CBT, Prolonged Exposure, TF-CBT, and IFS to help you begin to build your life worth living.
Is your daily life chaotic and distressing? Do you struggle to navigate friendships or romantic relationships? Are there days you feel like you just cannot stop your thoughts from spiraling out of control? I am an intensively trained DBT therapist specializing in Borderline Personality Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Complex Trauma, Relationship / Attachment issues, and Addictive / Co-Occurring Disorders. I utilize a non-judgmental, person-centered, strengths-based approach, incorporating additional evidence-based modalities such as ACT, CBT, Prolonged Exposure, TF-CBT, and IFS to help you begin to build your life worth living.
(424) 334-2290 View (424) 334-2290
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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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Sadie Phillips
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
I am a licensed clinical health psychologist with extensive training in psycho-oncology and a longstanding clinical focus on providing psychological services in medical settings. It is my goal to work with patients and their families to help during this often difficult adjustment to the medical world and treatment. My interests are wide and each patient is different. I want to meet you exactly where you are at.
I am a licensed clinical health psychologist with extensive training in psycho-oncology and a longstanding clinical focus on providing psychological services in medical settings. It is my goal to work with patients and their families to help during this often difficult adjustment to the medical world and treatment. My interests are wide and each patient is different. I want to meet you exactly where you are at.
(628) 800-0027 View (628) 800-0027
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David M Hynes Jr. Psy.D.
Psychological Associate, PsyD
Not Verified Not Verified
Sherman Oaks, CA 91411
Not accepting new clients
Are you locked in patterns of drug and alcohol abuse, eating disorders, anxiety, depression, insomnia, infidelity, mood or thought disorders? As an empathic therapist, I utilize EMDR within a family systems approach. My life's work is helping people uncover and target problematic patterns. Once patterns are uncovered, we take simple steps toward change. If you struggle with ADHD, Asperger's or learning differences, I would like to help you construct the right niche, where you can be successful and happy, feeling supported and understood. Changes made in therapy are rewarding. I want to be part of your change process.
Are you locked in patterns of drug and alcohol abuse, eating disorders, anxiety, depression, insomnia, infidelity, mood or thought disorders? As an empathic therapist, I utilize EMDR within a family systems approach. My life's work is helping people uncover and target problematic patterns. Once patterns are uncovered, we take simple steps toward change. If you struggle with ADHD, Asperger's or learning differences, I would like to help you construct the right niche, where you can be successful and happy, feeling supported and understood. Changes made in therapy are rewarding. I want to be part of your change process.
(818) 629-0055 View (818) 629-0055
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Lesley Lasker
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
I realize how difficult choosing a therapist can be. As in life, there are many choices and factors weighing heavily on your decision. I offer my clients a relationship where you can safely explore the struggles and issues that are affecting the most important aspects of your life; your relationships, your career and yourself. My style is straightforward and direct while maintaining compassion and respect for my clients. I provide solace, a calming voice and peace when you may need it most.
I realize how difficult choosing a therapist can be. As in life, there are many choices and factors weighing heavily on your decision. I offer my clients a relationship where you can safely explore the struggles and issues that are affecting the most important aspects of your life; your relationships, your career and yourself. My style is straightforward and direct while maintaining compassion and respect for my clients. I provide solace, a calming voice and peace when you may need it most.
(818) 850-3788 View (818) 850-3788
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Amauni Graham-Baker
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403  (Online Only)
As a Licensed therapist I have found my work with all ages to be extremely rewarding. In psychotherapy some main goals are to learn skills to better navigate through life, cope with challenging life stressors and communicate feelings, thoughts and needs effectively. ( In my work with children, adolescents and teens I work collaboratively with your child and you (caregiver.) In my work with adults we will work as a team to meet your goals.
As a Licensed therapist I have found my work with all ages to be extremely rewarding. In psychotherapy some main goals are to learn skills to better navigate through life, cope with challenging life stressors and communicate feelings, thoughts and needs effectively. ( In my work with children, adolescents and teens I work collaboratively with your child and you (caregiver.) In my work with adults we will work as a team to meet your goals.
(747) 279-3670 View (747) 279-3670
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Counseling West
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
The center provides counseling for children, adults, couples and families on a sliding scale fee structure. You will find that our depth psychological approach honors your individuality and encourages a deeper exploration of ones inner world. There is great wisdom in these depths. With over 30 therapists on staff, we are able to offer guidance with an array of presenting challenges such as depression,anxiety,loss, trauma and relationship issues. Our services are offered in English, Spanish, Russian, Hebrew, Farsi, Armenian, German, Romanian and Arabic. Our center is LGBT affirmative.
The center provides counseling for children, adults, couples and families on a sliding scale fee structure. You will find that our depth psychological approach honors your individuality and encourages a deeper exploration of ones inner world. There is great wisdom in these depths. With over 30 therapists on staff, we are able to offer guidance with an array of presenting challenges such as depression,anxiety,loss, trauma and relationship issues. Our services are offered in English, Spanish, Russian, Hebrew, Farsi, Armenian, German, Romanian and Arabic. Our center is LGBT affirmative.
(818) 990-9898 View (818) 990-9898
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Curated Family Therapeutics
BCBA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
Diverse Minds, Modern Therapy. We specialize in 1-1 neuroaffirming therapy for members of the neurodivergent community (autism / ADHD) who also struggle with their mental health (anxiety, depression, OCD, etc…). With over 15 years of experience, we take pride in supporting teens and adults OR parents who have neurodivergent children (children with disabilities). We work with those who have an official diagnosis, those who are newly diagnosed, or those who are self-diagnosed.
Diverse Minds, Modern Therapy. We specialize in 1-1 neuroaffirming therapy for members of the neurodivergent community (autism / ADHD) who also struggle with their mental health (anxiety, depression, OCD, etc…). With over 15 years of experience, we take pride in supporting teens and adults OR parents who have neurodivergent children (children with disabilities). We work with those who have an official diagnosis, those who are newly diagnosed, or those who are self-diagnosed.
(213) 463-5224 View (213) 463-5224
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Monica Weil
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403  (Online Only)
Finding your true purpose and "meaning to life" is a focus of my therapeutic techniques. It may be necessary to assist you with your eating disorders, addictive disorders, sexual dysfunction and trauma before you can find your purpose. Often times a family or couple may need to be treated together. We can discuss this when you call. There is hope, joy and meaning for you. Please feel free to call me for a free telephone consultation. Dr. Weil
Finding your true purpose and "meaning to life" is a focus of my therapeutic techniques. It may be necessary to assist you with your eating disorders, addictive disorders, sexual dysfunction and trauma before you can find your purpose. Often times a family or couple may need to be treated together. We can discuss this when you call. There is hope, joy and meaning for you. Please feel free to call me for a free telephone consultation. Dr. Weil
(818) 578-4781 View (818) 578-4781
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M. Jay Fibus, Ph.D. Marriage & Family Counseling
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
Are you struggling in your marriage, feeling misunderstood and unappreciated by your partner? Do you worry about the impact your conflicts may have on your children's future relationships? My name is Dr. Fibus, and I specialize in helping couples transform their relationships and save their families. My ideal client is someone who is seeking a compassionate and collaborative approach to overcoming relationship challenges, with a desire to create a lasting and fulfilling marriage.
Are you struggling in your marriage, feeling misunderstood and unappreciated by your partner? Do you worry about the impact your conflicts may have on your children's future relationships? My name is Dr. Fibus, and I specialize in helping couples transform their relationships and save their families. My ideal client is someone who is seeking a compassionate and collaborative approach to overcoming relationship challenges, with a desire to create a lasting and fulfilling marriage.
(818) 602-4326 View (818) 602-4326
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Sherman Oaks Mental Health Group GP
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
I am an LCSW with almost 30 years of experience in treating clients with anxiety, depression, addictions, grief and loss, animal companion losses, LGBTQ identity, and the unique needs of the artistic personality. I work with great sensitivity, empathy, and compassion for those who come to me in pain, seeking relief from those conflicts that weigh you down and prevent you from reaching your maximum potential and dignity as worthy and valuable human beings. I am also an EMDR trained therapist who specializes in treating a variety of simple and complex traumas.
I am an LCSW with almost 30 years of experience in treating clients with anxiety, depression, addictions, grief and loss, animal companion losses, LGBTQ identity, and the unique needs of the artistic personality. I work with great sensitivity, empathy, and compassion for those who come to me in pain, seeking relief from those conflicts that weigh you down and prevent you from reaching your maximum potential and dignity as worthy and valuable human beings. I am also an EMDR trained therapist who specializes in treating a variety of simple and complex traumas.
(626) 723-3086 View (626) 723-3086
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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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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
69% 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.