Therapists in Stevenson Ranch, CA

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Jaclyn Wright
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, EMDR
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Stevenson Ranch, CA 91381  (Online Only)
I believe healing can be found in a variety of ways that are unique to the individual. As a trauma focused therapist, I value individual identities and qualities that people possess as you are the expert of your experience.
I believe healing can be found in a variety of ways that are unique to the individual. As a trauma focused therapist, I value individual identities and qualities that people possess as you are the expert of your experience.
(747) 223-8280 View (747) 223-8280
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Angela Marie Claffey
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Stevenson Ranch, CA 91381
My name is Dr. Claffey and I am a clinical psychologist who specializes in the treatment of eating disorders, poor body image, and low self-esteem. I am the founder of the Well Christian Counseling Center and our mission is to cultivate wellness in our patients' spirit, mind, and body. I have a special place in my heart to help adolescents that currently struggle with managing their mental health. As a therapist, I will guide you through the spaces of your soul that have been wounded and avoided for the purpose of healing. The ultimate goal of therapy is to equip you to live abundant life of wellness. Welcome to The Well.
My name is Dr. Claffey and I am a clinical psychologist who specializes in the treatment of eating disorders, poor body image, and low self-esteem. I am the founder of the Well Christian Counseling Center and our mission is to cultivate wellness in our patients' spirit, mind, and body. I have a special place in my heart to help adolescents that currently struggle with managing their mental health. As a therapist, I will guide you through the spaces of your soul that have been wounded and avoided for the purpose of healing. The ultimate goal of therapy is to equip you to live abundant life of wellness. Welcome to The Well.
(661) 402-9098 View (661) 402-9098
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Carla Franco, MA, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Stevenson Ranch, CA 91381  (Online Only)
Are you a high achiever but frequently feel you're "faking" your way to success? Do you find yourself stuck in a situation you haven’t figured out how to change? Do you have unhealthy negative thought patterns and bad habits? Let me help you let go of old messages that tell you that you're not good enough or that you'd be better if your relationship, weight, career, or circumstances were different. The key to overcoming life's numerous obstacles is showing up and being present for yourself. I'll assist you in developing and utilizing your inner abilities so that you can lead a happy, fulfilled life.
Are you a high achiever but frequently feel you're "faking" your way to success? Do you find yourself stuck in a situation you haven’t figured out how to change? Do you have unhealthy negative thought patterns and bad habits? Let me help you let go of old messages that tell you that you're not good enough or that you'd be better if your relationship, weight, career, or circumstances were different. The key to overcoming life's numerous obstacles is showing up and being present for yourself. I'll assist you in developing and utilizing your inner abilities so that you can lead a happy, fulfilled life.
(661) 927-0599 View (661) 927-0599
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Susannah Reynolds
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Stevenson Ranch, CA 91381
My goal in sessions is to build of your current strengths while diving deeper into the triggers/drivers for your current functioning to get each person to what “better” looks like for them. I come into treatment with clients to work on reaching realistic goals and expanding from there to reaching the bigger goal of improving functioning and having a greater understanding of the why behind the symptoms/behaviors.
My goal in sessions is to build of your current strengths while diving deeper into the triggers/drivers for your current functioning to get each person to what “better” looks like for them. I come into treatment with clients to work on reaching realistic goals and expanding from there to reaching the bigger goal of improving functioning and having a greater understanding of the why behind the symptoms/behaviors.
(661) 689-6372 View (661) 689-6372
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Gabe Labat
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Stevenson Ranch, CA 91381  (Online Only)
Are you a working professional feeling like you're constantly running on empty? Do you find yourself battling feelings of not being good enough and struggling to connect with your family and loved ones? Maybe you're stuck in a cycle of anxiety, worry, fatigue, and self-doubt that's keeping you from truly thriving in life. Do you sometimes feel like an imposter in my own life, constantly numbing out with substances or distractions that leave you feeling empty and alone?
Are you a working professional feeling like you're constantly running on empty? Do you find yourself battling feelings of not being good enough and struggling to connect with your family and loved ones? Maybe you're stuck in a cycle of anxiety, worry, fatigue, and self-doubt that's keeping you from truly thriving in life. Do you sometimes feel like an imposter in my own life, constantly numbing out with substances or distractions that leave you feeling empty and alone?
(661) 768-0501 View (661) 768-0501
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Thao T Taylor
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Stevenson Ranch, CA 91381
How would you like to live your life? What changes do you want to make? What's stopping you from making them? If you find that you're asking yourself these questions, let me help you figure out the answers. I know I can help you and/or your loved ones find the solution that will work for you. Your goals are yours to create. I generally go at your pace to support you realize goals and to facilitate the metamorphosis that is taking place.
How would you like to live your life? What changes do you want to make? What's stopping you from making them? If you find that you're asking yourself these questions, let me help you figure out the answers. I know I can help you and/or your loved ones find the solution that will work for you. Your goals are yours to create. I generally go at your pace to support you realize goals and to facilitate the metamorphosis that is taking place.
(818) 284-4006 View (818) 284-4006
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Bridges Therapy Group of California
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LCSW, AMFT, APCC
Verified Verified
Stevenson Ranch, CA 91381  (Online Only)
At Bridges Therapy Group of California, we understand that life’s challenges can sometimes feel overwhelming. Whether you’re dealing with stress, anxiety, depression, relationship challenges or simply seeking personal growth, our dedicated team of over 50 experienced and compassionate mental health professionals is here to guide and support you on your path toward healing and happiness. Our practice uses a fully virtual model to offer affordable, accessible and effective mental health care for individuals across the state of California.
At Bridges Therapy Group of California, we understand that life’s challenges can sometimes feel overwhelming. Whether you’re dealing with stress, anxiety, depression, relationship challenges or simply seeking personal growth, our dedicated team of over 50 experienced and compassionate mental health professionals is here to guide and support you on your path toward healing and happiness. Our practice uses a fully virtual model to offer affordable, accessible and effective mental health care for individuals across the state of California.
(661) 493-9624 View (661) 493-9624
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Kelly A. Brainard
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MS
Verified Verified
Stevenson Ranch, CA 91381
Psychotherapy may be helpful to you if: You are experiencing difficulty or conflict/communication problems within a significant relationship. Psychotherapy may also be helpful to you if you are currently experiencing symptoms of depression (feeling hopeless, withdrawal, irritable, etc) or anxiety (excessive worry, obsessive or intrusive thoughts etc.) if you are frequently angry or frequently stressed or you are facing major life challenges or decisions. Psychotherapy is the process of examining and exploring your thoughts, feelings, behavior and relationships as well as learning how to make necessary changes to achieve better life and relationship satisfaction.
Psychotherapy may be helpful to you if: You are experiencing difficulty or conflict/communication problems within a significant relationship. Psychotherapy may also be helpful to you if you are currently experiencing symptoms of depression (feeling hopeless, withdrawal, irritable, etc) or anxiety (excessive worry, obsessive or intrusive thoughts etc.) if you are frequently angry or frequently stressed or you are facing major life challenges or decisions. Psychotherapy is the process of examining and exploring your thoughts, feelings, behavior and relationships as well as learning how to make necessary changes to achieve better life and relationship satisfaction.
(661) 375-7964 View (661) 375-7964
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Sarah Riehl
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Stevenson Ranch, CA 91381
I bring a mindfulness approach to psychotherapy, emphasizing an open, accepting, and non-judgmental awareness of oneself in the moment. By bringing awareness and compassion to your thoughts and feelings, you are able to deepen your understanding of yourself and create more meaningful relationships in the world. My style is gentle, patient and honest, having deep respect for the nature of the human condition and pace of meaningful growth. Our work together will encourage and challenge you in finding your way through fear and pain.
I bring a mindfulness approach to psychotherapy, emphasizing an open, accepting, and non-judgmental awareness of oneself in the moment. By bringing awareness and compassion to your thoughts and feelings, you are able to deepen your understanding of yourself and create more meaningful relationships in the world. My style is gentle, patient and honest, having deep respect for the nature of the human condition and pace of meaningful growth. Our work together will encourage and challenge you in finding your way through fear and pain.
(310) 683-4585 View (310) 683-4585
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David Solomon
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Stevenson Ranch, CA 91381
Life can be overwhelming. If you find it difficult to cope at times or feel flooded by challenging emotions, you don’t have to be alone in your struggles. Together we can work through the struggles that are negatively impacting your life. Through the therapeutic process, difficulties that overwhelmed you in the past may begin to feel more manageable. You may find more room to enjoy life rather than just trying to survive it. While the process of therapy is different for everyone it usually leads to a greater sense of contentment, acceptance for oneself, and closeness with others.
Life can be overwhelming. If you find it difficult to cope at times or feel flooded by challenging emotions, you don’t have to be alone in your struggles. Together we can work through the struggles that are negatively impacting your life. Through the therapeutic process, difficulties that overwhelmed you in the past may begin to feel more manageable. You may find more room to enjoy life rather than just trying to survive it. While the process of therapy is different for everyone it usually leads to a greater sense of contentment, acceptance for oneself, and closeness with others.
(747) 207-4255 View (747) 207-4255
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Linda T. Palius
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Stevenson Ranch, CA 91381  (Online Only)
I Specialize in Couples Therapy, so if you're feeling like you’re struggling in your relationship and it’s time to make some changes, you’ve come to the right place. I’ll help you to communicate issues you repeatedly argue about and never get resolved, issues you’ve avoided or have been afraid to discuss, or anything that is important to you. We'll talk about how the stress of these issues and problems have affected both of you individually and as a couple and we'll develop new and more effective ways to reduce conflict and increase empathy, acceptance, respect, and connection.
I Specialize in Couples Therapy, so if you're feeling like you’re struggling in your relationship and it’s time to make some changes, you’ve come to the right place. I’ll help you to communicate issues you repeatedly argue about and never get resolved, issues you’ve avoided or have been afraid to discuss, or anything that is important to you. We'll talk about how the stress of these issues and problems have affected both of you individually and as a couple and we'll develop new and more effective ways to reduce conflict and increase empathy, acceptance, respect, and connection.
(213) 260-2815 View (213) 260-2815
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Stuart Yasukochi
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Stevenson Ranch, CA 91381
Not accepting new clients
Are you feeling disconnected? Stressed, anxious, tired, or angry? Are you or your loved ones repeating behaviors, relationships, or situations, and wishing you could break the cycle? Maybe little things feel more frustrating or overwhelming than usual. Sometimes, we aren't sure what causes our distress, but we can sense we're not reaching our potential for health, happiness, or success. And even when we know the cause, change can still feel impossible. That's where I come in. My job is not to judge you--it's to listen, help you understand the root causes of your difficulties, and teach you practical tools to help change your life.
Are you feeling disconnected? Stressed, anxious, tired, or angry? Are you or your loved ones repeating behaviors, relationships, or situations, and wishing you could break the cycle? Maybe little things feel more frustrating or overwhelming than usual. Sometimes, we aren't sure what causes our distress, but we can sense we're not reaching our potential for health, happiness, or success. And even when we know the cause, change can still feel impossible. That's where I come in. My job is not to judge you--it's to listen, help you understand the root causes of your difficulties, and teach you practical tools to help change your life.
(661) 493-8902 View (661) 493-8902
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Lori Montgomery
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Stevenson Ranch, CA 91381  (Online Only)
You are here looking to feel better. How can I help? My specialty is assisting women and couples with becoming the best version of themselves and developing healthy and fulfilling relationships. Whether you are re-connecting with yourself, recovering from pain in your past, struggling as a parent, having marital/partner issues, or need help navigating a problem that feels too big to tackle alone, I’m here. My approach is empathic, straightforward, and solution oriented. Call me for a free phone consultation about your needs. Together we can decide if I’m a good fit for you.
You are here looking to feel better. How can I help? My specialty is assisting women and couples with becoming the best version of themselves and developing healthy and fulfilling relationships. Whether you are re-connecting with yourself, recovering from pain in your past, struggling as a parent, having marital/partner issues, or need help navigating a problem that feels too big to tackle alone, I’m here. My approach is empathic, straightforward, and solution oriented. Call me for a free phone consultation about your needs. Together we can decide if I’m a good fit for you.
(661) 464-1239 View (661) 464-1239
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April De Higes-Valencia Relationship Institute
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Stevenson Ranch, CA 91381
Do you feel like you have the same argument over and over again? Are you tired of fighting? I help individuals and couples learn to effective communicate by actively listening, express feelings calmly, and avoiding blame. I provide a neutral space to explore emotions, identify patterns, and offer guidance to strengthen bonds and navigate challenges in relationships. By facilitating communication, fostering empathy, and teaching conflict resolution skills. you and your partner will understand each other's viewpoints and validate each other's emotions. If your goal is to get along better, I can help you.
Do you feel like you have the same argument over and over again? Are you tired of fighting? I help individuals and couples learn to effective communicate by actively listening, express feelings calmly, and avoiding blame. I provide a neutral space to explore emotions, identify patterns, and offer guidance to strengthen bonds and navigate challenges in relationships. By facilitating communication, fostering empathy, and teaching conflict resolution skills. you and your partner will understand each other's viewpoints and validate each other's emotions. If your goal is to get along better, I can help you.
(661) 367-8322 View (661) 367-8322
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Patricia Ann Marion
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Stevenson Ranch, CA 91381
Are you wishing you could feel happier in your current relationships? Let me help you understand the source of your difficulties and find healthier ways to achieve your goals. Your thoughts result in feelings and behaviors - sometimes positve and sometimes self-defeating.
Are you wishing you could feel happier in your current relationships? Let me help you understand the source of your difficulties and find healthier ways to achieve your goals. Your thoughts result in feelings and behaviors - sometimes positve and sometimes self-defeating.
(661) 733-6854 View (661) 733-6854
Photo of Tracy Bailey, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Stevenson Ranch, CA
Tracy Bailey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ACSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Stevenson Ranch, CA 91381
Choosing a therapist is a difficult process. In the time when you may feel most vulnerable, you are inviting a complete stranger in to discuss very personal information. I believe safety and non-judgment are among the most important aspects of the therapeutic environment. I create a place for clients to ventilate emotions and build coping skills that make daily life more meaningful. Even though it may be difficult to initiate the process of therapy, having someone assist you in making sense of internal confusion can result in insight and clarity that is often very difficult to achieve alone.
Choosing a therapist is a difficult process. In the time when you may feel most vulnerable, you are inviting a complete stranger in to discuss very personal information. I believe safety and non-judgment are among the most important aspects of the therapeutic environment. I create a place for clients to ventilate emotions and build coping skills that make daily life more meaningful. Even though it may be difficult to initiate the process of therapy, having someone assist you in making sense of internal confusion can result in insight and clarity that is often very difficult to achieve alone.
(661) 714-9488 View (661) 714-9488
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Carolyn Scordino
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Stevenson Ranch, CA 91381
Not accepting new clients
Not accepting new patients. Do you feel hurt or frustrated that you have tried repeatedly to communicate a need or desire in your relationship only to be left feeling misunderstood, unheard, disappointed and in conflict? Do you feel discouraged that nothing will ever change? I can help you feel encouraged in your relationships and together we can create change. When issues go continually unresolved, we may begin to experience feelings of anger and frustration which may lead to feelings of hopelessness, sadness,and anxiety. We may try to mask our pain through substance abuse, extra-marital affairs and other destructive behaviors.
Not accepting new patients. Do you feel hurt or frustrated that you have tried repeatedly to communicate a need or desire in your relationship only to be left feeling misunderstood, unheard, disappointed and in conflict? Do you feel discouraged that nothing will ever change? I can help you feel encouraged in your relationships and together we can create change. When issues go continually unresolved, we may begin to experience feelings of anger and frustration which may lead to feelings of hopelessness, sadness,and anxiety. We may try to mask our pain through substance abuse, extra-marital affairs and other destructive behaviors.
(661) 748-3975 View (661) 748-3975
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Dr. Elizabeth Ramquist
Psychologist, PhD, PMH-C
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Stevenson Ranch, CA 91381
As humans, we can endure and survive extreme events. Sometimes it takes professional guidance to get to the other side of those events. This clinical psychology practice specializes in working with first responders, fire service, medical professionals, and perinatal mental health issues. I have extensive experience and training in treating combat trauma, stresses associated with first responders and the fire service, and certification as a perinatal psychologist. I provide confidential, professional, external help to guide folks to psychological wellness.
As humans, we can endure and survive extreme events. Sometimes it takes professional guidance to get to the other side of those events. This clinical psychology practice specializes in working with first responders, fire service, medical professionals, and perinatal mental health issues. I have extensive experience and training in treating combat trauma, stresses associated with first responders and the fire service, and certification as a perinatal psychologist. I provide confidential, professional, external help to guide folks to psychological wellness.
(661) 425-0709 View (661) 425-0709
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Donna Truong, M.Ed., Psy. D, Early Life Psychology
Psychologist, MEd, PsyD
Verified Verified
Stevenson Ranch, CA 91381
Working with children and families is a passion of mine. My past clinical experiences include working with individuals, groups, couples, families, and administering psychological assessments. My prior experience as a primary school teacher and curriculum writer for charter schools allows me to be culturally sensitive and keenly empathic to challenges parents face when navigating the school system.
Working with children and families is a passion of mine. My past clinical experiences include working with individuals, groups, couples, families, and administering psychological assessments. My prior experience as a primary school teacher and curriculum writer for charter schools allows me to be culturally sensitive and keenly empathic to challenges parents face when navigating the school system.
(818) 436-0048 View (818) 436-0048
Photo of David Judd, Psy.D. Early Life Child Psychology, Psychologist in Stevenson Ranch, CA
David Judd, Psy.D. Early Life Child Psychology
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Stevenson Ranch, CA 91381
My clinical experience includes individual, group, couples, and family counseling, along with testing and assessment services with both English and Spanish speaking children, adolescents, and adults. I have administered over 100 educational, psychological, and psycho-educational assessments for school-aged children, adolescents, and adults. I have attended numerous IEP meetings for students with special education needs. In addition to assessment services, I have also conducted individual and family psychotherapeutic services for children, adolescents, and adults. I have experience providing services to clients on issues related to domestic violence, depression, anxiety, cognitive impairment, personality disorders, relational difficulties, learning disorders, and Autism.
My clinical experience includes individual, group, couples, and family counseling, along with testing and assessment services with both English and Spanish speaking children, adolescents, and adults. I have administered over 100 educational, psychological, and psycho-educational assessments for school-aged children, adolescents, and adults. I have attended numerous IEP meetings for students with special education needs. In addition to assessment services, I have also conducted individual and family psychotherapeutic services for children, adolescents, and adults. I have experience providing services to clients on issues related to domestic violence, depression, anxiety, cognitive impairment, personality disorders, relational difficulties, learning disorders, and Autism.
(661) 776-9003 View (661) 776-9003

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Number of Therapists in Stevenson Ranch, CA

40+

Average cost per session

$172

Therapists in Stevenson Ranch, CA who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
93% Depression
84% Relationship Issues
70% Coping Skills
70% Self Esteem
66% Grief
66% Parenting

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

78% Aetna
57% Cigna and Evernorth
43% Anthem | Elevance

How Therapists in Stevenson Ranch, CA see their clients

80% In Person and Online
20% Online Only

Gender breakdown

86% Female
14% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Stevenson Ranch?

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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.