Therapists in South Pasadena, CA

Photo of Daniel Doyle, Marriage & Family Therapist in South Pasadena, CA
Daniel Doyle
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LPCC, RDT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
South Pasadena, CA 91030
I provide a comfortable environment and support to assist you in identifying and working to resolve issues that keep you stuck in unhealthy and unproductive patterns. These may include dissatisfaction with work, poor relationships, or struggles with anxiety, depression or self esteem. As a Certified EMDR Therapist, I use a streamlined approach to specifically target and resolve the issues that are interfering with your growth and happiness. I consider it a privilege to join my clients on their journey as they gain clarity, increased self-awareness and renewed energy to manage life's ups and downs more effectively.
I provide a comfortable environment and support to assist you in identifying and working to resolve issues that keep you stuck in unhealthy and unproductive patterns. These may include dissatisfaction with work, poor relationships, or struggles with anxiety, depression or self esteem. As a Certified EMDR Therapist, I use a streamlined approach to specifically target and resolve the issues that are interfering with your growth and happiness. I consider it a privilege to join my clients on their journey as they gain clarity, increased self-awareness and renewed energy to manage life's ups and downs more effectively.
(626) 513-8550 View (626) 513-8550
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Sarah Kovatch
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, MFA
Verified Verified
South Pasadena, CA 91030  (Online Only)
We are all a work-in-progress, capable of change at any age. I work with individuals who are: curious about making a life or career transition; needing support with parenting and family life; grappling with grief; craving accountability with goals; wanting tools for anxiety and depression; spiritual seekers; or individuals simply needing to untangle complicated feelings and talk it out. Each new day offers another opportunity to become who we want to be. You don't have to do it alone. Therapy can help with this process.
We are all a work-in-progress, capable of change at any age. I work with individuals who are: curious about making a life or career transition; needing support with parenting and family life; grappling with grief; craving accountability with goals; wanting tools for anxiety and depression; spiritual seekers; or individuals simply needing to untangle complicated feelings and talk it out. Each new day offers another opportunity to become who we want to be. You don't have to do it alone. Therapy can help with this process.
(657) 332-2914 View (657) 332-2914
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Heather Simons
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
South Pasadena, CA 91030
I am passionate about working with adolescents, adults, and couples who are seeking support with a wide range of issues, including shame, anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, and concerns related to relationships, life transitions, sexuality, and identity. To meet the unique needs of each client, I draw on a range of therapeutic modalities and perspectives, including psychodynamic, somatic, family systems, parts work, and mindfulness techniques. I am also trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). I come to my work as a therapist with compassion, warmth, humor, and honesty.
I am passionate about working with adolescents, adults, and couples who are seeking support with a wide range of issues, including shame, anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, and concerns related to relationships, life transitions, sexuality, and identity. To meet the unique needs of each client, I draw on a range of therapeutic modalities and perspectives, including psychodynamic, somatic, family systems, parts work, and mindfulness techniques. I am also trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). I come to my work as a therapist with compassion, warmth, humor, and honesty.
(310) 870-1068 View (310) 870-1068
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Joshua Sullivan
Pre-Licensed Professional, ACSW
Verified Verified
South Pasadena, CA 91030
Courage is a powerful virtue. In fact, Maya Angelou claimed that courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can’t practice any other virtue consistently. I am passionate about supporting those finding the courage to do the hard things, whilst also healing the inner child. Lifelong growth, healing one's relationship with food and self, and providing a safe and comfortable space to explore are things I strive for in my sessions. I am direct, yet warm, empathy driven, collaborative, and curious - I truly just want to see you thrive and prosper through the therapeutic experience!
Courage is a powerful virtue. In fact, Maya Angelou claimed that courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can’t practice any other virtue consistently. I am passionate about supporting those finding the courage to do the hard things, whilst also healing the inner child. Lifelong growth, healing one's relationship with food and self, and providing a safe and comfortable space to explore are things I strive for in my sessions. I am direct, yet warm, empathy driven, collaborative, and curious - I truly just want to see you thrive and prosper through the therapeutic experience!
(323) 996-2964 View (323) 996-2964
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Christina Ojeda
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
South Pasadena, CA 91030
I firmly believe that the journey toward healing and personal growth begins with compassion, understanding, and acknowledgment. My goal is to create a safe and supportive space where the uncharted aspects of yourself, often hidden in the shadows, can be explored and brought into the light for healing and reintegration. My therapeutic expertise is centered around supporting individuals who are grappling with eating disorders, anxiety, and the lasting effects of trauma. I provide a safe and non-judgmental space for clients to explore these challenges.
I firmly believe that the journey toward healing and personal growth begins with compassion, understanding, and acknowledgment. My goal is to create a safe and supportive space where the uncharted aspects of yourself, often hidden in the shadows, can be explored and brought into the light for healing and reintegration. My therapeutic expertise is centered around supporting individuals who are grappling with eating disorders, anxiety, and the lasting effects of trauma. I provide a safe and non-judgmental space for clients to explore these challenges.
(626) 699-6936 View (626) 699-6936
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Julia Childs
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
South Pasadena, CA 91030
You're a highly sensitive, creative, and empathic person who is ready to heal. You dream of an integrated life where your emotions, intuition, and spirit coexist. A life where healthy relationships flourish and the trauma of your past is finally laid to rest. You may feel exhausted by the pain of your childhood, old relationships, and even current circumstances. In turn, this has created a hunger for a safe space where you can show up as your full self. Welcome. You're home.
You're a highly sensitive, creative, and empathic person who is ready to heal. You dream of an integrated life where your emotions, intuition, and spirit coexist. A life where healthy relationships flourish and the trauma of your past is finally laid to rest. You may feel exhausted by the pain of your childhood, old relationships, and even current circumstances. In turn, this has created a hunger for a safe space where you can show up as your full self. Welcome. You're home.
(626) 606-2592 View (626) 606-2592
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Nicole Cherry
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
South Pasadena, CA 91030  (Online Only)
Are you going through a divorce, or perhaps you're not sure of the direction of your marriage or relationship? Do you have co-parenting challenges? Are you looking for someone to listen, have empathy and genuinely care about your situation? I specialize in working with women going through a separation or divorce, those who have experienced trauma with their intimate partner or witnessed it in their childhood, are experiencing PTSD, anxiety and depression.
Are you going through a divorce, or perhaps you're not sure of the direction of your marriage or relationship? Do you have co-parenting challenges? Are you looking for someone to listen, have empathy and genuinely care about your situation? I specialize in working with women going through a separation or divorce, those who have experienced trauma with their intimate partner or witnessed it in their childhood, are experiencing PTSD, anxiety and depression.
(323) 900-5292 View (323) 900-5292
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Siobhan Donovan
Psychologist, PsyD, QME
Verified Verified
South Pasadena, CA 91030  (Online Only)
I am passionate about working with individuals, adolescents and families who may be experiencing hardship and difficulty in their lives. I will facilitate the process of assisting you to navigate these hardships to achieve strength and harmony. I will provide a safe environment for you to share your inner struggles, anxiety and fears. Today you are one step closer towards a positive path of growth and well-being. While we cannot change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life.
I am passionate about working with individuals, adolescents and families who may be experiencing hardship and difficulty in their lives. I will facilitate the process of assisting you to navigate these hardships to achieve strength and harmony. I will provide a safe environment for you to share your inner struggles, anxiety and fears. Today you are one step closer towards a positive path of growth and well-being. While we cannot change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life.
(626) 415-8896 View (626) 415-8896
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Sophia M. Bicos
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
South Pasadena, CA 91030
My intention is to help clients experience healthy, fulfilling relationships with themselves and the people in their lives. I work to gain your trust & be your ally as you take on life's challenges. Our therapeutic collaboration is filled with empathy & compassion. Our work together will have respect, gentleness & consideration as you search for the meaningful, integrated life you deserve. It's your process, whether you're struggling to find your way back to the life you enjoy, or discovering a life you want to live. I work with individuals, couples, and families.
My intention is to help clients experience healthy, fulfilling relationships with themselves and the people in their lives. I work to gain your trust & be your ally as you take on life's challenges. Our therapeutic collaboration is filled with empathy & compassion. Our work together will have respect, gentleness & consideration as you search for the meaningful, integrated life you deserve. It's your process, whether you're struggling to find your way back to the life you enjoy, or discovering a life you want to live. I work with individuals, couples, and families.
(626) 722-5463 View (626) 722-5463
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Adriana Diaz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
South Pasadena, CA 91030
I help people find relief from distressing thoughts, better tolerate uncomfortable emotions, and change unhelpful or unwanted behaviors. If you feel trapped in your own mind or controlled by your emotions or habits, I’m here to support you. I specialize in treating general anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, anxiety disorders (panic, health anxiety, PTSD), perfectionism, and body-focused repetitive behaviors (hair-pulling, skin-picking). While these are my specialities, I also treat many other issues including life transitions, trauma, eating problems, depression, and low self-esteem.
I help people find relief from distressing thoughts, better tolerate uncomfortable emotions, and change unhelpful or unwanted behaviors. If you feel trapped in your own mind or controlled by your emotions or habits, I’m here to support you. I specialize in treating general anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, anxiety disorders (panic, health anxiety, PTSD), perfectionism, and body-focused repetitive behaviors (hair-pulling, skin-picking). While these are my specialities, I also treat many other issues including life transitions, trauma, eating problems, depression, and low self-esteem.
(323) 676-7719 View (323) 676-7719
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Sophia Kong
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
South Pasadena, CA 91030
Family conflicts and understanding your child or teen can be frustrating, but with the right help and support, understanding your child or teen can be a wonderful experience. I've been working with children and adolescents for over 15 years. I love working with children and adolescents, because I struggled during those years, myself, and would have benefited from someone helping me to understand the various emotional struggles a child or teen goes through. I specialize in working with individuals living with Autism, Asperger's Syndrome, ADD/ ADHD, depression, anxiety, and school and home behavioral problems.
Family conflicts and understanding your child or teen can be frustrating, but with the right help and support, understanding your child or teen can be a wonderful experience. I've been working with children and adolescents for over 15 years. I love working with children and adolescents, because I struggled during those years, myself, and would have benefited from someone helping me to understand the various emotional struggles a child or teen goes through. I specialize in working with individuals living with Autism, Asperger's Syndrome, ADD/ ADHD, depression, anxiety, and school and home behavioral problems.
(323) 545-4908 View (323) 545-4908
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Ericka Logan Moreno
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
South Pasadena, CA 91030
You’re drowning. The waves of life are crashing down hard and they just keep coming. You thought things would be different by now. That you’d be happy, confident, and content with life, but instead you’re struggling. Struggling to find motivation to face the day, to have time and energy to put into your relationships and family, and feeling like nothing you do is ever good enough.
You’re drowning. The waves of life are crashing down hard and they just keep coming. You thought things would be different by now. That you’d be happy, confident, and content with life, but instead you’re struggling. Struggling to find motivation to face the day, to have time and energy to put into your relationships and family, and feeling like nothing you do is ever good enough.
(323) 366-3891 View (323) 366-3891
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Julie Roberts Sanders
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
South Pasadena, CA 91030
Waitlist for new clients
My goal is to provide a safe and supportive relationship which invites you to honestly explore any issues you are facing. We will discuss current problems, look at any connections to your personal and family history, as well as talk about what is working for you and ways to build on that. My ultimate goal is for positive change in the present, whatever that looks like for you. I encourage the use of outside resources such as workshops, groups, classes, 12-step programs, yoga and mindfulness practices as well as religious involvement as part of the healing process.
My goal is to provide a safe and supportive relationship which invites you to honestly explore any issues you are facing. We will discuss current problems, look at any connections to your personal and family history, as well as talk about what is working for you and ways to build on that. My ultimate goal is for positive change in the present, whatever that looks like for you. I encourage the use of outside resources such as workshops, groups, classes, 12-step programs, yoga and mindfulness practices as well as religious involvement as part of the healing process.
(626) 361-4747 View (626) 361-4747
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Joshua C Richmond Psychoanalyst
MPW
Verified Verified
South Pasadena, CA 91030
Deciding to come into treatment is never an easy decision even when it feels necessary. I work from a psychoanalytic-psychotherapy approach meaning I'm most interested in what your experience is. What that means is that through careful listening and dialogue, I'll work with you to better identify and understand what may be behind painful symptoms like lack of impulse control, binge eating, depression that's so heavy you can't get out of bed, or the terrible grief that comes from losing a loved one.
Deciding to come into treatment is never an easy decision even when it feels necessary. I work from a psychoanalytic-psychotherapy approach meaning I'm most interested in what your experience is. What that means is that through careful listening and dialogue, I'll work with you to better identify and understand what may be behind painful symptoms like lack of impulse control, binge eating, depression that's so heavy you can't get out of bed, or the terrible grief that comes from losing a loved one.
(323) 430-9319 View (323) 430-9319
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Holly Evans
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, PMH-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
South Pasadena, CA 91030
Not accepting new clients
Having a baby has been so much harder than you ever thought it could be. Your experiences have left you feeling overwhelmed & isolated, living in "survival mode". Hard as you try, it's impossible to avoid painful reminders. Your anxiety is running amok, replaying bad memories on repeat or imagining worst case scenarios. How is everyone else making this motherhood thing look so easy? Whether you're facing ongoing fertility process, feeling traumatized by a difficult birth, or need to heal a loss, getting support is an important step in moving forward without trauma interfering in your life, your relationships & your parenting.
Having a baby has been so much harder than you ever thought it could be. Your experiences have left you feeling overwhelmed & isolated, living in "survival mode". Hard as you try, it's impossible to avoid painful reminders. Your anxiety is running amok, replaying bad memories on repeat or imagining worst case scenarios. How is everyone else making this motherhood thing look so easy? Whether you're facing ongoing fertility process, feeling traumatized by a difficult birth, or need to heal a loss, getting support is an important step in moving forward without trauma interfering in your life, your relationships & your parenting.
(323) 379-0813 View (323) 379-0813
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Molly Burrets
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
South Pasadena, CA 91030
I have spent my career working with couples and women experiencing stress, anxiety, and depression - and helping them to build healthier relationships and work on common painful issues. These include: infidelity, trauma, transition to parenthood, perinatal concerns, infertility, sexual problems, difficulty communicating, past sexual abuse, and other stressors. Many of my clients are high achieving professionals in entertainment, art, law, finance, medicine, and sport that have challenges juggling identities at work, at home, or in love.
I have spent my career working with couples and women experiencing stress, anxiety, and depression - and helping them to build healthier relationships and work on common painful issues. These include: infidelity, trauma, transition to parenthood, perinatal concerns, infertility, sexual problems, difficulty communicating, past sexual abuse, and other stressors. Many of my clients are high achieving professionals in entertainment, art, law, finance, medicine, and sport that have challenges juggling identities at work, at home, or in love.
(626) 314-5980 View (626) 314-5980
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Moira-Cecily (Cissy) Brady-Rogers
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, IHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
South Pasadena, CA 91030
Do you feel overwhelmed by current challenges? Are you plagued with shame, guilt, resentment or fear related to the past? Anxiety and depression, destructive coping behaviors, and unresolvable intimacy issues all reflect something of our struggle to love and be loved. When our need for tools to manage the difficulties of life weren't adequately met in early childhood, disordered states and destructive patterns help us cope with unaddressed emotions. You don't need to continue suffering alone. I provide a supportive, collaborative, non-judgmental space for healing and growth.
Do you feel overwhelmed by current challenges? Are you plagued with shame, guilt, resentment or fear related to the past? Anxiety and depression, destructive coping behaviors, and unresolvable intimacy issues all reflect something of our struggle to love and be loved. When our need for tools to manage the difficulties of life weren't adequately met in early childhood, disordered states and destructive patterns help us cope with unaddressed emotions. You don't need to continue suffering alone. I provide a supportive, collaborative, non-judgmental space for healing and growth.
(626) 671-4506 View (626) 671-4506
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Daria Balling
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
South Pasadena, CA 91030
Positive, compassionate counseling for adults of all ages. Practicing psychotherapy has been a passion of mine for several years. I love getting to know people in a genuine, intimate level, and I enjoy watching them uncover their possibilities, and move a little closer to getting what they want. My approach is gentle, collaborative, and catered toward each individual.
Positive, compassionate counseling for adults of all ages. Practicing psychotherapy has been a passion of mine for several years. I love getting to know people in a genuine, intimate level, and I enjoy watching them uncover their possibilities, and move a little closer to getting what they want. My approach is gentle, collaborative, and catered toward each individual.
(323) 531-7682 View (323) 531-7682
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Yeva Ghrjyan
Registered Psychological Associate, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
South Pasadena, CA 91030
Are you a parent who believes in the transformative power of understanding your child's inner world? Are you committed to nurturing a strong and loving relationship with your little one, even amidst life's challenges? If so, you're in the right place. Whether your child is facing common behavioral issues, transitions and traumas, tantrums or tears, anxiety or anger, I'm here to help. With specialized training in PC-CARE (Parent-Child Care), I'm here to offer you a supportive hand through the ups and downs of parenting in early childhood through a parent-child dyadic therapy model designed for both kids and their parents.
Are you a parent who believes in the transformative power of understanding your child's inner world? Are you committed to nurturing a strong and loving relationship with your little one, even amidst life's challenges? If so, you're in the right place. Whether your child is facing common behavioral issues, transitions and traumas, tantrums or tears, anxiety or anger, I'm here to help. With specialized training in PC-CARE (Parent-Child Care), I'm here to offer you a supportive hand through the ups and downs of parenting in early childhood through a parent-child dyadic therapy model designed for both kids and their parents.
(323) 859-1268 View (323) 859-1268
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Kelsey Lynn Collins
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
South Pasadena, CA 91030
Waitlist for new clients
Looking for help with OCD, perfectionism or anxiety? You might feel that anxiety has taken charge of your life and that over-thinking, out of control worry or OCD rituals stop you from doing what you want to do. Reach out for evidence-based support to help you take back control of your life. I work with teens and adults on building the skills and confidence to finally manage anxiety and OCD symptoms.
Looking for help with OCD, perfectionism or anxiety? You might feel that anxiety has taken charge of your life and that over-thinking, out of control worry or OCD rituals stop you from doing what you want to do. Reach out for evidence-based support to help you take back control of your life. I work with teens and adults on building the skills and confidence to finally manage anxiety and OCD symptoms.
(323) 366-3873 View (323) 366-3873

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Number of Therapists in South Pasadena, CA

300+

Average cost per session

$180

Therapists in South Pasadena, CA who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
92% Depression
83% Relationship Issues
77% Self Esteem
73% Grief
73% Trauma and PTSD
68% Family Conflict

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

60% Cigna and Evernorth
47% Aetna
40% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in South Pasadena, CA see their clients

72% In Person and Online
28% Online Only

Gender breakdown

76% Female
23% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in South Pasadena?

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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.