Therapists in Soquel, CA

Photo of Leslie French, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in Soquel, CA
Leslie French, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified Verified
Soquel, CA 95073
Walk talk therapy is a unique approach to therapy that combines the benefits of physical activity with the power of conversation. Instead of sitting in a traditional therapy setting, clients and therapists engage in sessions while taking a leisurely walk outdoors. This form of therapy not only provides all the psychological benefits of traditional talk therapy, such as improved mental health and emotional well-being, but it also incorporates the physical benefits of exercise. Walking side by side, clients often find it easier to open up and express their thoughts and feelings.
Walk talk therapy is a unique approach to therapy that combines the benefits of physical activity with the power of conversation. Instead of sitting in a traditional therapy setting, clients and therapists engage in sessions while taking a leisurely walk outdoors. This form of therapy not only provides all the psychological benefits of traditional talk therapy, such as improved mental health and emotional well-being, but it also incorporates the physical benefits of exercise. Walking side by side, clients often find it easier to open up and express their thoughts and feelings.
(831) 621-5206 View (831) 621-5206
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Lauren Fein
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Soquel, CA 95073
I believe we all go through difficult periods in our lives where we need someone to talk to who can give clarity, understanding, guidance, tools and support. I love my work and feel honored to help people work through whatever is in their way of living their best lives. The therapeutic relationship is key to the healing process. I meet each client where they are at and build on their strengths, passions & talents to empower them while working through their struggles. When appropriate, I think it is imperative to bring joy and laughter into session.
I believe we all go through difficult periods in our lives where we need someone to talk to who can give clarity, understanding, guidance, tools and support. I love my work and feel honored to help people work through whatever is in their way of living their best lives. The therapeutic relationship is key to the healing process. I meet each client where they are at and build on their strengths, passions & talents to empower them while working through their struggles. When appropriate, I think it is imperative to bring joy and laughter into session.
(831) 226-0048 View (831) 226-0048
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Dani Beckerman, PsyD
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Soquel, CA 95073
Dr. Dani Beckerman is a leading expert specializing in intimacy, desire, sexuality & self-care. She is a well-being specialist working with individuals, couples, groups, communities & corporations helping them grow, thrive & execute holistic health. Client centered; very astute; keen analytical abilities; provocative, evocative, experiential approach. Courses:nonverbal communication meditation & emotion well-being & self-care for clinicians. Certified: How to prepare for surgery & heal quicker
Dr. Dani Beckerman is a leading expert specializing in intimacy, desire, sexuality & self-care. She is a well-being specialist working with individuals, couples, groups, communities & corporations helping them grow, thrive & execute holistic health. Client centered; very astute; keen analytical abilities; provocative, evocative, experiential approach. Courses:nonverbal communication meditation & emotion well-being & self-care for clinicians. Certified: How to prepare for surgery & heal quicker
(831) 426-4735 View (831) 426-4735
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Jessica Lee Murphy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Soquel, CA 95073
Are you feeling overwhelmed or stressed? Do you find it challenging to set boundaries to take important time for self care? Do you struggle with insecurities? anxiety? Or compromised health stemming from the demands put upon you? If so, I have special affinity for helping people like you heal and create space for more peace and ease in your life. My approach is grounded in mindful awareness, somatic modalities and parts work. Sessions are held in nature whenever applicable.
Are you feeling overwhelmed or stressed? Do you find it challenging to set boundaries to take important time for self care? Do you struggle with insecurities? anxiety? Or compromised health stemming from the demands put upon you? If so, I have special affinity for helping people like you heal and create space for more peace and ease in your life. My approach is grounded in mindful awareness, somatic modalities and parts work. Sessions are held in nature whenever applicable.
(831) 665-6870 View (831) 665-6870
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Marisa Morris
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Soquel, CA 95073
This is not always easy work. Exploring trauma, sadness, anxiousness, fear, doubt, insecurities, change, and more can be challenging and even scary. So much has shifted in our world, it feels as if it has also unearthed new chances to also allow ourselves to grow. I imagine that’s why you’re here, searching for ways to connect with and support these parts of yourself, or to help a younger loved one do so. In my work, I choose to employ curiosity and acceptance, informed by models such as Internal Family Systems, to gently lean into change and healing at the client's pace.
This is not always easy work. Exploring trauma, sadness, anxiousness, fear, doubt, insecurities, change, and more can be challenging and even scary. So much has shifted in our world, it feels as if it has also unearthed new chances to also allow ourselves to grow. I imagine that’s why you’re here, searching for ways to connect with and support these parts of yourself, or to help a younger loved one do so. In my work, I choose to employ curiosity and acceptance, informed by models such as Internal Family Systems, to gently lean into change and healing at the client's pace.
(831) 900-4928 View (831) 900-4928
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Teren De Cossy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
Soquel, CA 95073
Sometimes life presents seemingly overwhelming challenges. Answers to these questions lie within us. I can help you find solutions drawn from your own innate wholeness, wisdom and intelligence. Working together we can make significant steps along this journey to greater well being and more satisfying relationships. Allow me to accompany, guide and support you along your way. I bring over 30 years of professional experience and training in addictions, couples work, LBGT issues and trauma recovery to our sessions. I offer humor, empathy, a highly engaged style and a deep respect for the courage, resources and depth of each person.
Sometimes life presents seemingly overwhelming challenges. Answers to these questions lie within us. I can help you find solutions drawn from your own innate wholeness, wisdom and intelligence. Working together we can make significant steps along this journey to greater well being and more satisfying relationships. Allow me to accompany, guide and support you along your way. I bring over 30 years of professional experience and training in addictions, couples work, LBGT issues and trauma recovery to our sessions. I offer humor, empathy, a highly engaged style and a deep respect for the courage, resources and depth of each person.
(831) 920-4423 x429 View (831) 920-4423 x429
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Donna Certo Ilstrup
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, LPCC
Verified Verified
Soquel, CA 95073
Native American cultures believe a decision today will impact the next seven generations. I work to keep past traumas and unwanted patterns from impacting your life now and in the future. I specialize in trauma resolution (using EMDR and Flash Technique), managing anxiety/stress, personalizing interventions to improve school experiences, and improving family dynamics. Working with children ages 10 and older.
Native American cultures believe a decision today will impact the next seven generations. I work to keep past traumas and unwanted patterns from impacting your life now and in the future. I specialize in trauma resolution (using EMDR and Flash Technique), managing anxiety/stress, personalizing interventions to improve school experiences, and improving family dynamics. Working with children ages 10 and older.
(831) 661-8634 View (831) 661-8634
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Gail H West
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Soquel, CA 95073
We live in an unprecedented time of change, uncertainty and concern for our present and future well-being. The times we find ourselves in can make it even more challenging to deal with our own individual and family challenges and sometimes leave us feeling overwhelmed, anxious and depressed.
We live in an unprecedented time of change, uncertainty and concern for our present and future well-being. The times we find ourselves in can make it even more challenging to deal with our own individual and family challenges and sometimes leave us feeling overwhelmed, anxious and depressed.
(669) 228-6171 View (669) 228-6171
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Tania Manczarek
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Soquel, CA 95073  (Online Only)
As a licensed therapist with 20 years experience, my approach is focused on the mind/body connection and uncovering the strength and wisdom we hold within. I am passionate about empowering women and working with issues such as anxiety, codependency, low self-esteem, narcissistic abuse, life transitions, relationship struggles, learning to set boundaries, and understanding what you truly want and need in your life. I provide a nurturing yet honest atmosphere for you to uncover your authentic voice, dreams and desires while gaining practical solutions that you can use today to meet life’s challenges.
As a licensed therapist with 20 years experience, my approach is focused on the mind/body connection and uncovering the strength and wisdom we hold within. I am passionate about empowering women and working with issues such as anxiety, codependency, low self-esteem, narcissistic abuse, life transitions, relationship struggles, learning to set boundaries, and understanding what you truly want and need in your life. I provide a nurturing yet honest atmosphere for you to uncover your authentic voice, dreams and desires while gaining practical solutions that you can use today to meet life’s challenges.
(805) 926-6571 View (805) 926-6571
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Rebecca Zalona
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Soquel, CA 95073
Whether challenged by relationships, life transitions, overcoming limiting self beliefs - we all have an ideal version of ourself we would like to live up to. Anxiety, depression, unprocessed trauma from the past can plague our present. How free do you want to be? Let's collaborate to uncover and discover your own inherent strength. The therapeutic process involves unpacking and exploring the barriers stopping us from living our most fulfilling dynamic life. As a clinician, I bring accountability, structure, humor, and enthusiasm - you just bring your whole self and we are sure to have a therapeutic experience.
Whether challenged by relationships, life transitions, overcoming limiting self beliefs - we all have an ideal version of ourself we would like to live up to. Anxiety, depression, unprocessed trauma from the past can plague our present. How free do you want to be? Let's collaborate to uncover and discover your own inherent strength. The therapeutic process involves unpacking and exploring the barriers stopping us from living our most fulfilling dynamic life. As a clinician, I bring accountability, structure, humor, and enthusiasm - you just bring your whole self and we are sure to have a therapeutic experience.
(831) 249-0743 View (831) 249-0743
Mark Kalemos
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADCII, SAP
Verified Verified
Soquel, CA 95073
Not accepting new clients
People seek therapy for a variety of reasons. Life is challenging! These challenges beckon, often demand, our attention to change, self examination, and deeper understanding. Distress, discomfort and general lack of life satisfaction can be signatures of this beckoning. It is not always clear as to what or how to respond. My practice is built on a holistic, client centered, problem solving approach in identifying, and effectively managing current life challenges and healing old wounds. Skillful, compassionate support for navigating your experience of achieving wellbeing and life satisfaction is available here.
People seek therapy for a variety of reasons. Life is challenging! These challenges beckon, often demand, our attention to change, self examination, and deeper understanding. Distress, discomfort and general lack of life satisfaction can be signatures of this beckoning. It is not always clear as to what or how to respond. My practice is built on a holistic, client centered, problem solving approach in identifying, and effectively managing current life challenges and healing old wounds. Skillful, compassionate support for navigating your experience of achieving wellbeing and life satisfaction is available here.
(831) 269-5095 View (831) 269-5095
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Alex Meyer
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Soquel, CA 95073
Are you frustrated with the amount of anxiety you feel on a daily basis? Is anxiety getting in the way of living your life? Or maybe your child's anxiety is causing your family stress. I can help! I view anxiety as treatable and provide effective and time-limited therapy to children, adolescents and adults. I LOVE helping anxious people lead more value-oriented (and less fearful!) lives. I have been seeing therapy patients for over a decade, using scientifically-based, cognitive-behavioral (CBT) approaches. I use my background in clinical neuroscience to deliver cutting-edge treatment for anxiety.
Are you frustrated with the amount of anxiety you feel on a daily basis? Is anxiety getting in the way of living your life? Or maybe your child's anxiety is causing your family stress. I can help! I view anxiety as treatable and provide effective and time-limited therapy to children, adolescents and adults. I LOVE helping anxious people lead more value-oriented (and less fearful!) lives. I have been seeing therapy patients for over a decade, using scientifically-based, cognitive-behavioral (CBT) approaches. I use my background in clinical neuroscience to deliver cutting-edge treatment for anxiety.
(831) 586-6645 View (831) 586-6645
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Melissa A Edwards
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Soquel, CA 95073
I offer a welcoming, empathetic, person-centered approach to working with people. I believe we all have inherent strengths that have helped us survive in this life. I aim to create a collaborative and safe place to heal and process. I believe that with unconditional support you will learn more about yourself, develop awareness of your different parts, and learn how to use your strengths to grow deeper with compassion and love for yourself.
I offer a welcoming, empathetic, person-centered approach to working with people. I believe we all have inherent strengths that have helped us survive in this life. I aim to create a collaborative and safe place to heal and process. I believe that with unconditional support you will learn more about yourself, develop awareness of your different parts, and learn how to use your strengths to grow deeper with compassion and love for yourself.
(831) 480-4276 View (831) 480-4276
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Patrice Hamilton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Soquel, CA 95073
“Why?”, you ask, “does my life seem so hard?” Anxiety and depression, constant companions, you wonder why you aren’t feeling better after all the hard work you have done on yourself. The voices in your head - “You’re not good enough” or “No one cares” are getting louder - again. You are certain others will see through you and your “imposter syndrome”, get annoyed, and eventually leave. Most of the time you're taking care of others' needs. Often a welcome distraction, you're tired of feeling invisible to those closest to you.
“Why?”, you ask, “does my life seem so hard?” Anxiety and depression, constant companions, you wonder why you aren’t feeling better after all the hard work you have done on yourself. The voices in your head - “You’re not good enough” or “No one cares” are getting louder - again. You are certain others will see through you and your “imposter syndrome”, get annoyed, and eventually leave. Most of the time you're taking care of others' needs. Often a welcome distraction, you're tired of feeling invisible to those closest to you.
(831) 278-3257 View (831) 278-3257
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Alison Hunter Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT
Verified Verified
Soquel, CA 95073
I believe that therapy is a partnership between the therapist and you, the client. I will work with you to support the process of growth and discovery as well as to work toward the goals which brought you to therapy. In my work with couples, individuals, families, and children, I use a strengths based, collaborative approach. Whether you want to improve your relationships, learn new coping skills, develop your parenting skills, or work toward other personal goals, I encourage you to give me a call so we can develop a plan which will work for you.
I believe that therapy is a partnership between the therapist and you, the client. I will work with you to support the process of growth and discovery as well as to work toward the goals which brought you to therapy. In my work with couples, individuals, families, and children, I use a strengths based, collaborative approach. Whether you want to improve your relationships, learn new coping skills, develop your parenting skills, or work toward other personal goals, I encourage you to give me a call so we can develop a plan which will work for you.
(831) 621-5240 View (831) 621-5240
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Jessica Lillian Zovar
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Soquel, CA 95073
I am honored to work with individuals; including teens, young adults, children and families, providing a space to understand their inner world. It is in therapy that we invite all parts of the self into the light, and a new perspective emerges. I believe we are all continually moving toward healing. Clients often share that I have a warm, accepting and supportive approach that welcomes and validates all aspects of the inner landscape.
I am honored to work with individuals; including teens, young adults, children and families, providing a space to understand their inner world. It is in therapy that we invite all parts of the self into the light, and a new perspective emerges. I believe we are all continually moving toward healing. Clients often share that I have a warm, accepting and supportive approach that welcomes and validates all aspects of the inner landscape.
(831) 708-0556 View (831) 708-0556
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Kathy Pavlik
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Soquel, CA 95073
We all deserve to feel seen, accepted, and cared for, and to feel empowered to live our best lives. It can be profoundly helpful to have an ally in the journey of being human. My work as a holistic therapist is to support clients in their growth as individuals and in relationships. Together we uncover what is most present and in need of care and attention. Anxiety and depression may be seen as invitations for deep change and healing. Struggles in relationships can be doorways to greater intimacy.
We all deserve to feel seen, accepted, and cared for, and to feel empowered to live our best lives. It can be profoundly helpful to have an ally in the journey of being human. My work as a holistic therapist is to support clients in their growth as individuals and in relationships. Together we uncover what is most present and in need of care and attention. Anxiety and depression may be seen as invitations for deep change and healing. Struggles in relationships can be doorways to greater intimacy.
(831) 900-4415 View (831) 900-4415
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Anjoli Kumra
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA, CRM
Verified Verified
Soquel, CA 95073  (Online Only)
Hi there! I always joke that when you see what a therapist specializes in, it's because they have lived it. Intense grief, overwhelming emotions, trauma that gets in the way of relationships, anxiety, depression and disconnection are all things that I have dealt with in the past. Are you experiencing any of these? When working with people my main goal is to see them as whole and accept them exactly as they are. If someone is feeling present and ready to dive into their emotions, I can teach them how to fully experience emotion as a sensation in the body that is just passing through. The benefits of this can be phenomenal.
Hi there! I always joke that when you see what a therapist specializes in, it's because they have lived it. Intense grief, overwhelming emotions, trauma that gets in the way of relationships, anxiety, depression and disconnection are all things that I have dealt with in the past. Are you experiencing any of these? When working with people my main goal is to see them as whole and accept them exactly as they are. If someone is feeling present and ready to dive into their emotions, I can teach them how to fully experience emotion as a sensation in the body that is just passing through. The benefits of this can be phenomenal.
(831) 215-4252 View (831) 215-4252
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Heather Rodriguez
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Soquel, CA 95073
Welcome! My name is Heather Rodriguez, and I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist with over 10 years of experience working with teens, at-risk youth, adults, parents, and families. I help with issues like Depression, Anxiety, Sexual abuse/trauma, Sexual Identity, Stress, Grief, Trauma, Relationships, Self-Harm, and Coping Skills. I incorporate many modalities including Crisis Intervention, Solution Focused Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Psychodynamic therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I recognize that seeking therapy is a difficult decision, and I am proud of you for taking the first step!
Welcome! My name is Heather Rodriguez, and I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist with over 10 years of experience working with teens, at-risk youth, adults, parents, and families. I help with issues like Depression, Anxiety, Sexual abuse/trauma, Sexual Identity, Stress, Grief, Trauma, Relationships, Self-Harm, and Coping Skills. I incorporate many modalities including Crisis Intervention, Solution Focused Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Psychodynamic therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I recognize that seeking therapy is a difficult decision, and I am proud of you for taking the first step!
(323) 370-0976 View (323) 370-0976
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Hasanna Fletcher
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Soquel, CA 95073
People often come to therapy blaming each other or themselves for their problems. I work to help you identify and stand up to the real problems in your lives. If you're experiencing difficulties in your relationship, I'll help you and your partner become allies to join together to understand and change the problems undermining your connection. If you're dealing wtih individual problems, such as depression, anxiety or loss, I'll help you to inquire into and challenge negative self-blaming beliefs and old stories that keep you on your case instead of on your side.
People often come to therapy blaming each other or themselves for their problems. I work to help you identify and stand up to the real problems in your lives. If you're experiencing difficulties in your relationship, I'll help you and your partner become allies to join together to understand and change the problems undermining your connection. If you're dealing wtih individual problems, such as depression, anxiety or loss, I'll help you to inquire into and challenge negative self-blaming beliefs and old stories that keep you on your case instead of on your side.
(831) 272-4949 View (831) 272-4949

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Soquel, CA

100+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Soquel, CA who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
87% Relationship Issues
87% Depression
85% Self Esteem
78% Grief
75% Trauma and PTSD
73% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

16 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

41% MHN | Health Net
39% Beacon Health Options | Carelon
35% Other

How Therapists in Soquel, CA see their clients

85% In Person and Online
15% Online Only

Gender breakdown

85% Female
15% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Soquel?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.