Therapists in South Lake Tahoe, CA

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Dustin Kieschnick
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150  (Online Only)
Clients have varied reasons for coming to therapy, and my approach is to meet you wherever you are on your journey, to work collaboratively to find the best ways forward. I focus first on building trust together, establishing a solid working relationship, and deciding together whether I am the right fit for what you want to achieve in therapy, because those are crucial elements for achieving therapeutic goals.
Clients have varied reasons for coming to therapy, and my approach is to meet you wherever you are on your journey, to work collaboratively to find the best ways forward. I focus first on building trust together, establishing a solid working relationship, and deciding together whether I am the right fit for what you want to achieve in therapy, because those are crucial elements for achieving therapeutic goals.
(530) 203-6737 View (530) 203-6737
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Marta McLean
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
Welcome to my practice. Do you feel overwhelmed by feelings of worry, anxiety, sadness or hopelessness? Have you or your child experienced a trauma that continues affecting your mood, relationships and daily functioning? Are you struggling with recent change or parenting concerns? I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 10 years of clinical experience helping clients heal, gain new perspective and transform their lives by reaching their mental health goals. I serve individual adults and kids 10 years and older.
Welcome to my practice. Do you feel overwhelmed by feelings of worry, anxiety, sadness or hopelessness? Have you or your child experienced a trauma that continues affecting your mood, relationships and daily functioning? Are you struggling with recent change or parenting concerns? I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 10 years of clinical experience helping clients heal, gain new perspective and transform their lives by reaching their mental health goals. I serve individual adults and kids 10 years and older.
(530) 686-5330 View (530) 686-5330
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April Harvey
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, CADC-II
Verified Verified
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
Any individual that is suffering from addiction, a lack of motivation to conquer their goals, or looking to explore a deeper practice of mindfulness in their day to day life can benefit from the ongoing support that counseling can provide. Chronic relapsing, low self esteem, and barriers created through active addiction will prevent us from recovery. Maybe you have a family member that is suffering or you would like to receive more information on substance use disorder, I can help educate and provide coping strategies to give you more peace of mind as you support your loved one.
Any individual that is suffering from addiction, a lack of motivation to conquer their goals, or looking to explore a deeper practice of mindfulness in their day to day life can benefit from the ongoing support that counseling can provide. Chronic relapsing, low self esteem, and barriers created through active addiction will prevent us from recovery. Maybe you have a family member that is suffering or you would like to receive more information on substance use disorder, I can help educate and provide coping strategies to give you more peace of mind as you support your loved one.
(530) 451-0026 View (530) 451-0026
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Juanita Hernandez-Morin
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
Hello! My name is Juanita Hernandez-Morin and I’m a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice in South Lake Tahoe. I specialize in child centered play therapy, psychodynamic psychotherapy, and psychological evaluation. I have experience working with a variety of presenting issues, including (but not limited to): developmental differences, depression, anxiety, trauma related symptoms, acute crisis, and severe mental illness. I work with children aged 4-12 years old and adults 18+. I also conduct psychological evaluations that help assess developmental differences, cognitive functioning, and personality functioning.
Hello! My name is Juanita Hernandez-Morin and I’m a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice in South Lake Tahoe. I specialize in child centered play therapy, psychodynamic psychotherapy, and psychological evaluation. I have experience working with a variety of presenting issues, including (but not limited to): developmental differences, depression, anxiety, trauma related symptoms, acute crisis, and severe mental illness. I work with children aged 4-12 years old and adults 18+. I also conduct psychological evaluations that help assess developmental differences, cognitive functioning, and personality functioning.
(530) 479-1561 View (530) 479-1561
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Brent Henrikson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LPCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150  (Online Only)
The first time I sought therapy, my heart was broken. Not just from a relationship ending, but from a dawning realization that parts of me felt unworthy of love. Looking back now, such painful forays into therapy are also, in a way, exciting. They are a wake up call to evolve, to shed an old skin, and to transform into a more alive and pure us. To let go of worn out, imprisoning, and burdensome stories, beliefs, and defenses. The catalyst - the challenging event or circumstances that brought you to these words - is probably a doorway, and could be the beginning of a grand adventure…
The first time I sought therapy, my heart was broken. Not just from a relationship ending, but from a dawning realization that parts of me felt unworthy of love. Looking back now, such painful forays into therapy are also, in a way, exciting. They are a wake up call to evolve, to shed an old skin, and to transform into a more alive and pure us. To let go of worn out, imprisoning, and burdensome stories, beliefs, and defenses. The catalyst - the challenging event or circumstances that brought you to these words - is probably a doorway, and could be the beginning of a grand adventure…
(530) 270-7989 View (530) 270-7989
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Nancy J Huzicka Crebs
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
Relief from PTSD, Acute Stress, a distressing event, or something you just can't seem to "shake off". Do you feel that no one understand what you are going through? Do you feel like a "prisoner" in your own life- not able to live the life you want because of the aftereffects of something you experienced that just won't go away? I have experience assisting people like you to feel better, to be able to live the life that you want to live and find freedom from the emotional pain.
Relief from PTSD, Acute Stress, a distressing event, or something you just can't seem to "shake off". Do you feel that no one understand what you are going through? Do you feel like a "prisoner" in your own life- not able to live the life you want because of the aftereffects of something you experienced that just won't go away? I have experience assisting people like you to feel better, to be able to live the life that you want to live and find freedom from the emotional pain.
(530) 564-1701 View (530) 564-1701
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Maria Mendoza
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
I have extensive experience working with Military families. I have worked with Military and Veterans on assignments on the Military base. I have also worked with foster children in foster homes and have worked in correctional facilities. I took extensive training to help couples stay together when one feels like leaving. There is great success in couples staying together after having counseling with my expertise. My education and professional background in both the mind and the body gives me an unique and effective approach to counseling.
I have extensive experience working with Military families. I have worked with Military and Veterans on assignments on the Military base. I have also worked with foster children in foster homes and have worked in correctional facilities. I took extensive training to help couples stay together when one feels like leaving. There is great success in couples staying together after having counseling with my expertise. My education and professional background in both the mind and the body gives me an unique and effective approach to counseling.
(530) 489-4648 View (530) 489-4648
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Dr. Tracy S. Kelly, The Strategic Psychotherapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, EdD, LMFT, NCC
Verified Verified
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150  (Online Only)
Journey toward a life free from the things that have held you back. I'm Dr. Tracy Kelly, a strategic psychotherapist who specializes in helping adolescents, adults, couples, and families toward wellness, and healing. If you're seeking new ways to change behaviors, thoughts, and actions, with new tools, you're in the right place. I work with clients to help them heal from a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, low-self esteem, fear, doubt, abuse, grief, loss, ADD/ADHD, infidelity, divorce, blended families, mood disorders, hopelessness, stress, communication, and more. Check out my website for even more about what I do!
Journey toward a life free from the things that have held you back. I'm Dr. Tracy Kelly, a strategic psychotherapist who specializes in helping adolescents, adults, couples, and families toward wellness, and healing. If you're seeking new ways to change behaviors, thoughts, and actions, with new tools, you're in the right place. I work with clients to help them heal from a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, low-self esteem, fear, doubt, abuse, grief, loss, ADD/ADHD, infidelity, divorce, blended families, mood disorders, hopelessness, stress, communication, and more. Check out my website for even more about what I do!
(562) 553-7033 View (562) 553-7033
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The Holistic Alliance
Counselor, LPCC, LCADC
Verified Verified
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
Erin has over 20 years experience in the mental health and substance use fields. As a Psychotherapist, Erin uses a holistic approach to her work addressing the mind, body and spirit connection within the systems of being. She is proficient in a variety of therapeutic modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT), harm reduction while incorporating breathwork, yoga, ceremony, nutrition, and mediation into her work. She has treated individuals, couples, and families, coping with acute psychiatric disorders, systems disorders, as well as existential and quality of life concerns.
Erin has over 20 years experience in the mental health and substance use fields. As a Psychotherapist, Erin uses a holistic approach to her work addressing the mind, body and spirit connection within the systems of being. She is proficient in a variety of therapeutic modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT), harm reduction while incorporating breathwork, yoga, ceremony, nutrition, and mediation into her work. She has treated individuals, couples, and families, coping with acute psychiatric disorders, systems disorders, as well as existential and quality of life concerns.
(530) 431-2908 View (530) 431-2908
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Anna Lee Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
Everything is more difficult when our relationships are strained, when we feel unsettled, or when life presents overwhelming circumstances. If you want to feel heard, supported, and understood, I am here to be a grounding force. I will support you through whatever is weighing you down, or holding you back from living your best life. Whether you wish to heal from experiences or trauma in the past, or need support with something you're facing in the here-and-now, you deserve kindness, compassion, understanding and empathy.
Everything is more difficult when our relationships are strained, when we feel unsettled, or when life presents overwhelming circumstances. If you want to feel heard, supported, and understood, I am here to be a grounding force. I will support you through whatever is weighing you down, or holding you back from living your best life. Whether you wish to heal from experiences or trauma in the past, or need support with something you're facing in the here-and-now, you deserve kindness, compassion, understanding and empathy.
(530) 364-5908 View (530) 364-5908
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Dvora Kravitz
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150  (Online Only)
I'm Dvora Kravitz, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 30 years of experience. I help people struggling with depression, anxiety, ADHD, aging, and other aches and pains that cannot be explained. Currently, I offer telehealth conference sessions. If you are a struggling parent, a teen, or senior I am available to help in a caring and professional manner. Starting 40 years ago as an educator, and from my training as a psychotherapist starting 35 years ago, I have successfully evolved and synthesized a wide variety of tools including Internal Family Systems (IFS), Trauma-Focused, Mindfulness-Based, and Play Therapy.
I'm Dvora Kravitz, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 30 years of experience. I help people struggling with depression, anxiety, ADHD, aging, and other aches and pains that cannot be explained. Currently, I offer telehealth conference sessions. If you are a struggling parent, a teen, or senior I am available to help in a caring and professional manner. Starting 40 years ago as an educator, and from my training as a psychotherapist starting 35 years ago, I have successfully evolved and synthesized a wide variety of tools including Internal Family Systems (IFS), Trauma-Focused, Mindfulness-Based, and Play Therapy.
(510) 369-2690 View (510) 369-2690
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Marni Perschnick
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
You feel like you’re running a race that never ends. Life keeps piling up and you’re overwhelmed. You feel pressure from other people, work, school, expectations you have for yourself. And you can’t live up to it all. Perhaps you’ve recently gone through a big life change, or little things have been adding up for years. You’re not sure how much longer you can keep going like this. You want life to be easier and not so chaotic.
You feel like you’re running a race that never ends. Life keeps piling up and you’re overwhelmed. You feel pressure from other people, work, school, expectations you have for yourself. And you can’t live up to it all. Perhaps you’ve recently gone through a big life change, or little things have been adding up for years. You’re not sure how much longer you can keep going like this. You want life to be easier and not so chaotic.
(775) 252-6408 View (775) 252-6408
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Tess Reynolds
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150  (Online Only)
Hi and Welcome. Seeking help and support is a huge first step that can be scary and I am honored to be considered to join you along your journey of healing, self improvement, and working towards achieving your goals. I have worked in mental health for 17 years and have experience working in residential treatment centers, homeless shelters, inpatient psychiatric hospitals, juvi, jails, prisons, ERs, County crisis work, and private practice settings providing individual and group therapy virtually.
Hi and Welcome. Seeking help and support is a huge first step that can be scary and I am honored to be considered to join you along your journey of healing, self improvement, and working towards achieving your goals. I have worked in mental health for 17 years and have experience working in residential treatment centers, homeless shelters, inpatient psychiatric hospitals, juvi, jails, prisons, ERs, County crisis work, and private practice settings providing individual and group therapy virtually.
(530) 491-4763 View (530) 491-4763
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Keith Tanenbaum
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
Keith Tanenbaum, M.S.W. is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker practicing virtual telehealth psychotherapy in the Lake Tahoe area. He uses a holistic, client centered, strength-based approach that incorporates CBT, recreation, and mindfulness based therapies. He is EMDR trained and has experience working with complex trauma and grief.
Keith Tanenbaum, M.S.W. is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker practicing virtual telehealth psychotherapy in the Lake Tahoe area. He uses a holistic, client centered, strength-based approach that incorporates CBT, recreation, and mindfulness based therapies. He is EMDR trained and has experience working with complex trauma and grief.
(530) 556-1056 View (530) 556-1056
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Timothy Geare
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
Greetings! In searching for a therapist you seek someone who is capable of listening to you and truly hearing. It is essential that your therapist is able to understand your 'starting point' in order to help you pursue your personal and relationship objectives. It is my honor to assist you. In my profession it is rare to find a therapist who has remained in face-to-face counseling for the duration of his/her career. With gratitude I can say God has blessed me as a counselor bringing help to many hurting and dismayed individuals, couples and families.
Greetings! In searching for a therapist you seek someone who is capable of listening to you and truly hearing. It is essential that your therapist is able to understand your 'starting point' in order to help you pursue your personal and relationship objectives. It is my honor to assist you. In my profession it is rare to find a therapist who has remained in face-to-face counseling for the duration of his/her career. With gratitude I can say God has blessed me as a counselor bringing help to many hurting and dismayed individuals, couples and families.
(858) 914-4373 View (858) 914-4373
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A Balanced Life Tahoe
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LCSW, AMFT, ASW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
Are you ready to feel better? Then you are in the right place. We are a private practice composed of 6 therapists who provide high quality in-person and online individual, couples, and family therapy. Our mission is to bring our clients a sense of peace and balance by providing quality, evidence-based counseling practices to educate, support, and heal individuals, families and the community. We work with clients who would like to improve their overall life satisfaction, mood, anxiety management, relationships, process trauma, want to live a happier and more fulfilling life, and more.
Are you ready to feel better? Then you are in the right place. We are a private practice composed of 6 therapists who provide high quality in-person and online individual, couples, and family therapy. Our mission is to bring our clients a sense of peace and balance by providing quality, evidence-based counseling practices to educate, support, and heal individuals, families and the community. We work with clients who would like to improve their overall life satisfaction, mood, anxiety management, relationships, process trauma, want to live a happier and more fulfilling life, and more.
(530) 460-4051 View (530) 460-4051
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Jesse Kilow-Nieto
Associate Marriage & Family Therapist, MA
Verified Verified
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150  (Online Only)
Whether you're struggling personally or in your relationships, I can help you to navigate through the difficulties of life. I can help you to process your past and current experiences, develop strategies and skills to effectively cope with difficult situations, and collaborate with you to foster your aspirations so that you can evolve into the person you ultimately envision yourself as.
Whether you're struggling personally or in your relationships, I can help you to navigate through the difficulties of life. I can help you to process your past and current experiences, develop strategies and skills to effectively cope with difficult situations, and collaborate with you to foster your aspirations so that you can evolve into the person you ultimately envision yourself as.
(530) 236-6876 View (530) 236-6876
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Marianna Randolph
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
I'm a kind, patient, and intelligent therapist who works great with adult individuals and couples that are facing challenging life transitions. This includes, but is not limited to, retirement, moving, new or lost job, becoming new parents, chronic health diagnosis, caretaker burden or loss of a loved one. I understand that going through loss and transition can feel overwhelming, isolating, scary, make someone feel lost, stuck or angry, and have a negative impact on one's sleep, nutrition, relationships, and daily functioning in life.
I'm a kind, patient, and intelligent therapist who works great with adult individuals and couples that are facing challenging life transitions. This includes, but is not limited to, retirement, moving, new or lost job, becoming new parents, chronic health diagnosis, caretaker burden or loss of a loved one. I understand that going through loss and transition can feel overwhelming, isolating, scary, make someone feel lost, stuck or angry, and have a negative impact on one's sleep, nutrition, relationships, and daily functioning in life.
(530) 444-4219 View (530) 444-4219
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Colleen Klym
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
Are you yearning for a more joyful life and more connected relationships? Perhaps you have patterns that are getting in the way of connection and joy bc of difficult past experiences. I provide a warm, accepting environment to allow for clients to clear negative experience, regulate their nervous system and start living in the present. I have a certification in brainspotting, a neuroexperiential model which has been shown to reduce and even eliminate symptoms of trauma, anxiety, and depression. I also have a bachelors degree in music therapy so using music and other expressive arts are available to clients. Expressive arts retreats
Are you yearning for a more joyful life and more connected relationships? Perhaps you have patterns that are getting in the way of connection and joy bc of difficult past experiences. I provide a warm, accepting environment to allow for clients to clear negative experience, regulate their nervous system and start living in the present. I have a certification in brainspotting, a neuroexperiential model which has been shown to reduce and even eliminate symptoms of trauma, anxiety, and depression. I also have a bachelors degree in music therapy so using music and other expressive arts are available to clients. Expressive arts retreats
(530) 203-6687 View (530) 203-6687
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Aimie Sutton
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, LPCC, PPSC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
I have over 16 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and families in clinical, school-based programs, and community-based settings. My expertise is working with a wide range of emotional and behavioral challenges providing therapeutic services to clients who are struggling with depression, anxiety, life transitions, teen issues, grief, stress management, self-esteem, suicidal thoughts, self-harm and relationship conflict.
I have over 16 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and families in clinical, school-based programs, and community-based settings. My expertise is working with a wide range of emotional and behavioral challenges providing therapeutic services to clients who are struggling with depression, anxiety, life transitions, teen issues, grief, stress management, self-esteem, suicidal thoughts, self-harm and relationship conflict.
(530) 203-8301 View (530) 203-8301

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Number of Therapists in South Lake Tahoe, CA

70+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in South Lake Tahoe, CA who prioritize treating:

89% Anxiety
87% Depression
74% Relationship Issues
69% Trauma and PTSD
69% Coping Skills
69% Stress
64% Family Conflict

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

70% Aetna
70% Cigna and Evernorth
70% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in South Lake Tahoe, CA see their clients

79% In Person and Online
21% Online Only

Gender breakdown

75% Female
25% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in South Lake Tahoe?

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.