Therapists in North Torrance, Torrance, CA

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Rick Hecht
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
North Torrance, Torrance, CA 90504
Thank you for reviewing my profile. I am a California Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and have spent my entire 30-year career focused on mental health and well-being, working as a corporate executive, clinician, trainer, and consultant. I am currently completing my doctorate in clinical psychology, with a dissertation focused on loneliness and social connection. My focus is on providing supportive, compassionate, and effective care to those struggling with mental health distress.
Thank you for reviewing my profile. I am a California Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and have spent my entire 30-year career focused on mental health and well-being, working as a corporate executive, clinician, trainer, and consultant. I am currently completing my doctorate in clinical psychology, with a dissertation focused on loneliness and social connection. My focus is on providing supportive, compassionate, and effective care to those struggling with mental health distress.
(424) 728-4462 View (424) 728-4462
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Niloufar Tahery
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
North Torrance, Torrance, CA 90504  (Online Only)
Hello and thank you for visiting my profile. I’m an experienced licensed clinical psychologist offering remote individual therapy to adults. I specialize in depression, anxiety disorders, stress management, trauma, PTSD, grief, and post-partum depressions/anxiety. I believe in the importance of establishing a therapeutically safe and compassionate environment while incorporating evidence-based techniques. I work collaboratively with clients utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma focused CBT, mindfulness and strength-based approach to help support clients work towards their goals and personal growth.
Hello and thank you for visiting my profile. I’m an experienced licensed clinical psychologist offering remote individual therapy to adults. I specialize in depression, anxiety disorders, stress management, trauma, PTSD, grief, and post-partum depressions/anxiety. I believe in the importance of establishing a therapeutically safe and compassionate environment while incorporating evidence-based techniques. I work collaboratively with clients utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma focused CBT, mindfulness and strength-based approach to help support clients work towards their goals and personal growth.
(424) 484-3326 View (424) 484-3326
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Sofia Subhan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
North Torrance, Torrance, CA 90504
For over a decade I have been helping people grow, heal, learn about themselves and shift negative patterns in their life. If you or someone you know is feeling stuck, overwhelmed, having difficulty navigating relationships, or burdened by past traumas, I will work with you to better understand, process and resolve challenges in your life. Dealing with ongoing life stressors at home, school or work can be difficult to navigate and can leave you feeling hopeless at times. Based on my years of experience, I tailor my approach and techniques to best fit your unique hardships and goals.
For over a decade I have been helping people grow, heal, learn about themselves and shift negative patterns in their life. If you or someone you know is feeling stuck, overwhelmed, having difficulty navigating relationships, or burdened by past traumas, I will work with you to better understand, process and resolve challenges in your life. Dealing with ongoing life stressors at home, school or work can be difficult to navigate and can leave you feeling hopeless at times. Based on my years of experience, I tailor my approach and techniques to best fit your unique hardships and goals.
(310) 935-3687 View (310) 935-3687
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Family Counseling, Neurofeedback & Holistic Ctr
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, MFT
Verified Verified
North Torrance, Torrance, CA 90504
I bring simple communication skills to the table for couples or families stuck in angry stances. I help each person feel heard, listened to and understood, helping them learn how to come alongside each other with empathy and insight instead of competing and blaming. Taking responsibility and learning when they are projecting their own feelings onto others instead of owning their own emotions. I also work with individual adults and children to help them deal with the trauma and drama of their past before they can effectively maintain healthy relationships in the present.
I bring simple communication skills to the table for couples or families stuck in angry stances. I help each person feel heard, listened to and understood, helping them learn how to come alongside each other with empathy and insight instead of competing and blaming. Taking responsibility and learning when they are projecting their own feelings onto others instead of owning their own emotions. I also work with individual adults and children to help them deal with the trauma and drama of their past before they can effectively maintain healthy relationships in the present.
(310) 736-4630 View (310) 736-4630
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Amparo Pacheco
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
North Torrance, Torrance, CA 90504  (Online Only)
Throughout my experiences within my career, I have gained significant knowledge and understanding of diverse hardships within the human race.
Throughout my experiences within my career, I have gained significant knowledge and understanding of diverse hardships within the human race.
(310) 660-7409 View (310) 660-7409
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Kaela Pangburn
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
North Torrance, Torrance, CA 90504  (Online Only)
Thank you for being here. My goal is to support people in healing the deepest, most hidden parts of themselves. This therapeutic space is for the intuitive, the deep thinkers, and the highly sensitive who have been trying to make sense of their experiences. I offer extensive knowledge and support with the following: nervous system healing, complex trauma, chronic emotional dysregulation, adverse childhood events, and relational fear/anxiety. If you are seeking support by trying to organize what feels like internal chaos, difficulty understanding experience, or are more curious to explore your identity; welcome.
Thank you for being here. My goal is to support people in healing the deepest, most hidden parts of themselves. This therapeutic space is for the intuitive, the deep thinkers, and the highly sensitive who have been trying to make sense of their experiences. I offer extensive knowledge and support with the following: nervous system healing, complex trauma, chronic emotional dysregulation, adverse childhood events, and relational fear/anxiety. If you are seeking support by trying to organize what feels like internal chaos, difficulty understanding experience, or are more curious to explore your identity; welcome.
(310) 861-3978 View (310) 861-3978
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Mind to Mindful
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
North Torrance, Torrance, CA 90504  (Online Only)
Mind to Mindful was formed to address the rapidly emerging field of mindfulness-based therapy. Our program offers both mindfulness groups and mindfulness-based individual therapy. Although the training of each teacher and therapist in our program varies, they all share an excitement about the growing body of research which shows how mindfulness practices reduce stress and enhance happiness. With 40 locations throughout Northern and Southern California, clients can be seen either in person or over our confidential video conferencing connection.
Mind to Mindful was formed to address the rapidly emerging field of mindfulness-based therapy. Our program offers both mindfulness groups and mindfulness-based individual therapy. Although the training of each teacher and therapist in our program varies, they all share an excitement about the growing body of research which shows how mindfulness practices reduce stress and enhance happiness. With 40 locations throughout Northern and Southern California, clients can be seen either in person or over our confidential video conferencing connection.
(424) 999-0592 View (424) 999-0592
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Dana Dart-McLean
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
North Torrance, Torrance, CA 90504
Hello, I'm Dana Dart-McLean, LMFT, a psychotherapist. I use somatic (body-awareness-based), attachment-focused, and client-centered therapy to support people in overcoming problems to move forward with personal growth. I specialize in supporting people with anxiety, depression, ADHD/neurodivergence, trauma, grief, relationships, and life transitions.
Hello, I'm Dana Dart-McLean, LMFT, a psychotherapist. I use somatic (body-awareness-based), attachment-focused, and client-centered therapy to support people in overcoming problems to move forward with personal growth. I specialize in supporting people with anxiety, depression, ADHD/neurodivergence, trauma, grief, relationships, and life transitions.
(209) 340-0705 View (209) 340-0705
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Christine Raco
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
North Torrance, Torrance, CA 90504
My name is Christine Raco, and I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) based in San Jose CA, I am working with clients statewide via Telehealth. I specialize in working with teens and adults with anxiety, trauma, depression, burnout, behavioral issues, anger issues, low self-esteem, stress, and challenges with life transitions. Using an eclectic approach of humanistic, psychodynamic, DBT, and CBT, I strive to you where you are to support you during your growing and healing journey.
My name is Christine Raco, and I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) based in San Jose CA, I am working with clients statewide via Telehealth. I specialize in working with teens and adults with anxiety, trauma, depression, burnout, behavioral issues, anger issues, low self-esteem, stress, and challenges with life transitions. Using an eclectic approach of humanistic, psychodynamic, DBT, and CBT, I strive to you where you are to support you during your growing and healing journey.
(424) 610-8336 View (424) 610-8336
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Ann Gimpel
Psychologist, LCP
Verified Verified
North Torrance, Torrance, CA 90504
Hello. I'm Ann Gimpel, a licensed psychologist. I believe in client-centered therapy and in crafting a safe and supportive environment for my clients. Clients experiencing life stressors such as job and relationship issues will be a great fit with my skill set. I'm also interested in addictions, chronic pain, and chronic health issues. As a cancer survivor, I've been there. Rather than being wedded to a particular theoretical approach, I will blend several to meet my clients' needs. I have background and training in cognitive behavioral, psychoanalytic, marital therapy, and client coaching, to name a few.
Hello. I'm Ann Gimpel, a licensed psychologist. I believe in client-centered therapy and in crafting a safe and supportive environment for my clients. Clients experiencing life stressors such as job and relationship issues will be a great fit with my skill set. I'm also interested in addictions, chronic pain, and chronic health issues. As a cancer survivor, I've been there. Rather than being wedded to a particular theoretical approach, I will blend several to meet my clients' needs. I have background and training in cognitive behavioral, psychoanalytic, marital therapy, and client coaching, to name a few.
(951) 221-5885 View (951) 221-5885
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Gina Carrillo-Jackman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
North Torrance, Torrance, CA 90504
Hello and welcome! My name is Gina Carrillo-Jackman, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in Ventura County providing therapy via Telehealth. I work with teens and adults and specialize in anxiety, depression, life transitions, and school-related issues. I am a strong believer in mindfulness, being in tune with the mind-body connection, and understanding how our thoughts and feelings influence our behavior. I am most comfortable working with teens, transitional-age youth, and adults dealing with stressful life events and transitions that may cause them to experience anxiety and depression.
Hello and welcome! My name is Gina Carrillo-Jackman, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in Ventura County providing therapy via Telehealth. I work with teens and adults and specialize in anxiety, depression, life transitions, and school-related issues. I am a strong believer in mindfulness, being in tune with the mind-body connection, and understanding how our thoughts and feelings influence our behavior. I am most comfortable working with teens, transitional-age youth, and adults dealing with stressful life events and transitions that may cause them to experience anxiety and depression.
(925) 397-1998 View (925) 397-1998
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Larry Fernandez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
North Torrance, Torrance, CA 90504
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) specializing in mental health and recovery support for children and adults. My areas of focus include depression, anxiety, life transitions, behavior modification, academic challenges, addiction recovery management, and grief & loss support. My professional interests include working with children and adults with a focus on mental health recovery, therapeutic coaching, and those seeking therapeutic guidance and life transitions.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) specializing in mental health and recovery support for children and adults. My areas of focus include depression, anxiety, life transitions, behavior modification, academic challenges, addiction recovery management, and grief & loss support. My professional interests include working with children and adults with a focus on mental health recovery, therapeutic coaching, and those seeking therapeutic guidance and life transitions.
(626) 790-2359 View (626) 790-2359
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Ricardo Martinez
Psychologist, CP
Verified Verified
North Torrance, Torrance, CA 90504
Hi there, I'm Dr. Rick. My name is Dr. Ricardo (Rick) Martinez and I am a Licensed Psychologist based in Pasadena, CA and working with clients across California via telehealth. I work with adults and specialize in helping clients who struggle with anxiety, stress, depression, those with alcohol and/or substance abuse issues, their family members, and those in recovery. I also specialize in serving clients from diverse multicultural backgrounds including those from the LGBTQ+ community.
Hi there, I'm Dr. Rick. My name is Dr. Ricardo (Rick) Martinez and I am a Licensed Psychologist based in Pasadena, CA and working with clients across California via telehealth. I work with adults and specialize in helping clients who struggle with anxiety, stress, depression, those with alcohol and/or substance abuse issues, their family members, and those in recovery. I also specialize in serving clients from diverse multicultural backgrounds including those from the LGBTQ+ community.
(650) 955-0134 View (650) 955-0134
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Sierra Ríos
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
North Torrance, Torrance, CA 90504
Hi there, my name is Sierra Ríos, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have worked with Children and Families for 5 years in different settings as a therapist, and I have an extensive background working with children in preschool to summer camps. I love to connect with people and learn how I can help them with situations in their lives where they may need extra support. I am trained in Cognitive Behavior therapy and interpersonal therapy. Let me know how I can help you today!
Hi there, my name is Sierra Ríos, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have worked with Children and Families for 5 years in different settings as a therapist, and I have an extensive background working with children in preschool to summer camps. I love to connect with people and learn how I can help them with situations in their lives where they may need extra support. I am trained in Cognitive Behavior therapy and interpersonal therapy. Let me know how I can help you today!
(562) 600-5628 View (562) 600-5628
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Wendy Thomas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
North Torrance, Torrance, CA 90504
Hi, my name is Wendy Thomas a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 7 years experience working in private and public sector including military personal. I specialize in working in the areas of mood disorders, additions, depression, anxiety, relationship communication. My therapeutic approach is holistic employing Evidence Base intervention. Respecting your voice as the poet of your life experiences and the expert in sharing your story. Client centered therapy focuses on individual, family, and couples’ unique needs to build interpersonal strength and process life's lemons into lemonade.
Hi, my name is Wendy Thomas a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 7 years experience working in private and public sector including military personal. I specialize in working in the areas of mood disorders, additions, depression, anxiety, relationship communication. My therapeutic approach is holistic employing Evidence Base intervention. Respecting your voice as the poet of your life experiences and the expert in sharing your story. Client centered therapy focuses on individual, family, and couples’ unique needs to build interpersonal strength and process life's lemons into lemonade.
(323) 458-5241 View (323) 458-5241
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Cliff Sabath
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
North Torrance, Torrance, CA 90504
I have over 30 years experience in helping people to heal and feel whole again. I like working with couples to help them communicate in ways that bring them closer rather than create distance. I work with individuals struggling with trauma, self-esteem issues, depression, anxiety, and other problems that create dysfunctional patterns and symptoms in their life and relationships. It is rewarding to help people who may have felt hopeless, to move in a positive healing direction toward reclaiming their lives and their happiness. I also have a staff psychiatrist available for those individuals who may benefit from medication for depression, anxiety, insomnia.
I have over 30 years experience in helping people to heal and feel whole again. I like working with couples to help them communicate in ways that bring them closer rather than create distance. I work with individuals struggling with trauma, self-esteem issues, depression, anxiety, and other problems that create dysfunctional patterns and symptoms in their life and relationships. It is rewarding to help people who may have felt hopeless, to move in a positive healing direction toward reclaiming their lives and their happiness. I also have a staff psychiatrist available for those individuals who may benefit from medication for depression, anxiety, insomnia.
(310) 776-6248 View (310) 776-6248
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Dr. Carol Francis & Associates
Psychologist, PsyD, MA, CHT, MFT
Verified Verified
North Torrance, Torrance, CA 90504
Stressed, unhappy, unfocused, unmotivated? A distant, angry relationship that was loving, romantic, or safe? Wish to improve your ability to focus, relax, not worry? Considering changes in your career, relationship? Confused by your marriage, by being new parents or by your child or teenager? Want to stop smoking with hypnosis? Wish you could like yourself, feel attractive, smart, energetic & successful? Feel stuck, blocked, uncertain, discouraged? Afraid of public speaking or socializing at work? Suffer awful abuse? Have you and your partner been fighting? Need to learn to solve problems in your team?
Stressed, unhappy, unfocused, unmotivated? A distant, angry relationship that was loving, romantic, or safe? Wish to improve your ability to focus, relax, not worry? Considering changes in your career, relationship? Confused by your marriage, by being new parents or by your child or teenager? Want to stop smoking with hypnosis? Wish you could like yourself, feel attractive, smart, energetic & successful? Feel stuck, blocked, uncertain, discouraged? Afraid of public speaking or socializing at work? Suffer awful abuse? Have you and your partner been fighting? Need to learn to solve problems in your team?
(310) 620-1719 View (310) 620-1719
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Judy Jordan
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
North Torrance, Torrance, CA 90504
I am a highly skilled, proactive, compassionate, and empathetic Marriage Family Therapist with 15+ years counseling children, adolescents, adults, families, and grief therapy environments. I am dedicated to creating a safe environment for everyone to maximize their full potential. I enjoy playing an important role in the psychological and academic lives of children and adolescents and motivating them to have successes in their lives. I have a proven record working with diverse client population.
I am a highly skilled, proactive, compassionate, and empathetic Marriage Family Therapist with 15+ years counseling children, adolescents, adults, families, and grief therapy environments. I am dedicated to creating a safe environment for everyone to maximize their full potential. I enjoy playing an important role in the psychological and academic lives of children and adolescents and motivating them to have successes in their lives. I have a proven record working with diverse client population.
(424) 321-4495 View (424) 321-4495
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Marion A. Dave, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
North Torrance, Torrance, CA 90504
Life is beautiful and yet life can also be complex and complicated. Navigating through natural life stages, relationships, uncomfortable family dynamics, parenting struggles, career choices, the loss of loved ones as well as adverse life experiences may cause you to feel as though you are swept into a storm of unsettling emotions. You may feel overwhelmed, anxious, angry, irritable, confused, sad or simply exhausted and without clear direction on your next steps. Gaining an understanding of your thoughts, feelings, needs and desired outcomes to situations you are facing will assist you as you navigate your journey alone or in relationship with others.
Life is beautiful and yet life can also be complex and complicated. Navigating through natural life stages, relationships, uncomfortable family dynamics, parenting struggles, career choices, the loss of loved ones as well as adverse life experiences may cause you to feel as though you are swept into a storm of unsettling emotions. You may feel overwhelmed, anxious, angry, irritable, confused, sad or simply exhausted and without clear direction on your next steps. Gaining an understanding of your thoughts, feelings, needs and desired outcomes to situations you are facing will assist you as you navigate your journey alone or in relationship with others.
(424) 305-3815 View (424) 305-3815
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Dana Hodgdon Ph. D.
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
North Torrance, Torrance, CA 90504
I believe we all have the capacity to grow and experience joy. Access to this capacity is usually closer than we think. Talking to someone who is trained to HEAR you can unblock what is holding you back. Call me and we can talk about finding the answers within yourself. For the last 20 years I have had experience in helping people overcome many forms of suffering. Call me and take your first step toward feeling better, attending to things that are meaningful to you, and feeling whole again.
I believe we all have the capacity to grow and experience joy. Access to this capacity is usually closer than we think. Talking to someone who is trained to HEAR you can unblock what is holding you back. Call me and we can talk about finding the answers within yourself. For the last 20 years I have had experience in helping people overcome many forms of suffering. Call me and take your first step toward feeling better, attending to things that are meaningful to you, and feeling whole again.
(562) 453-5492 View (562) 453-5492

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Number of Therapists in North Torrance, Torrance, CA

50+

Average cost per session

$175

Therapists in North Torrance, Torrance, CA who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
89% Depression
75% Relationship Issues
71% Trauma and PTSD
71% Self Esteem
67% Stress
65% Grief

Average years in practice

15 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

89% Aetna
89% Cigna and Evernorth
84% Optum

How Therapists in North Torrance, Torrance, CA see their clients

84% In Person and Online
16% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
21% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in North Torrance, Torrance?

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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.