Therapists in Valencia, CA

Photo of Quentin Dunne -- Early Life Child Psychology, Marriage & Family Therapist in Valencia, CA
Quentin Dunne -- Early Life Child Psychology
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Valencia, CA 91355
During difficult times, therapy can be an empowering and even transformative experience that results in enriched relationships as well as greater overall well-being. Deeply committed to the values of human dignity and equality, I provide affirmative therapy to people of all ethnicities, spiritualities and sexual orientations. I have a passion for helping children, adolescents and adults recover from trauma, grief, pet loss and obsessive-compulsive disorder, and have specialized training in working with military veterans. If you believe therapy would be helpful to you or your child at this point, I would be honored to meet with you.
During difficult times, therapy can be an empowering and even transformative experience that results in enriched relationships as well as greater overall well-being. Deeply committed to the values of human dignity and equality, I provide affirmative therapy to people of all ethnicities, spiritualities and sexual orientations. I have a passion for helping children, adolescents and adults recover from trauma, grief, pet loss and obsessive-compulsive disorder, and have specialized training in working with military veterans. If you believe therapy would be helpful to you or your child at this point, I would be honored to meet with you.
(661) 426-8324 View (661) 426-8324
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Linda Raviv
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Valencia, CA 91355
Making the decision to call or consult a therapist is a difficult one but may be the best gift you can give yourself. It means you have taken an important step in changing your life. As a practicing psychotherapist I have treated adults, families, teens and children since 1981 and love to help people find their true sense of self and improve their functioning at work and in their relationships. Over the years I have helped many adults, children and teens with academic and behavioral issues, family conflicts, depression, anxiety and chronic pain relief.
Making the decision to call or consult a therapist is a difficult one but may be the best gift you can give yourself. It means you have taken an important step in changing your life. As a practicing psychotherapist I have treated adults, families, teens and children since 1981 and love to help people find their true sense of self and improve their functioning at work and in their relationships. Over the years I have helped many adults, children and teens with academic and behavioral issues, family conflicts, depression, anxiety and chronic pain relief.
(661) 412-9609 View (661) 412-9609
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Melissa Shaver
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Valencia, CA 91355
Are you finding yourself using coping skills that are no longer working? The minute we find balance life always likes to throw in a curveball that can throw us off, and I am here to help! Working with adults, families, and children I can help you find better ways to cope and support you through this journey of life. If you are looking to find support for your child or yourself, I help clients reach their goals by providing tools, information, and support.
Are you finding yourself using coping skills that are no longer working? The minute we find balance life always likes to throw in a curveball that can throw us off, and I am here to help! Working with adults, families, and children I can help you find better ways to cope and support you through this journey of life. If you are looking to find support for your child or yourself, I help clients reach their goals by providing tools, information, and support.
(661) 669-7831 View (661) 669-7831
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Shane E Bulkley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Valencia, CA 91355
I have experience working with all types of clients. The clients that find the greatest success are those that have a desire to change and are willing to put in the work. I love seeing the amazing healing power that can come when clients overcome difficulties. Meeting with clients on their first intake assessment and then sitting with them as they work and grow on their journey towards happiness in this life is why I came into this field.
I have experience working with all types of clients. The clients that find the greatest success are those that have a desire to change and are willing to put in the work. I love seeing the amazing healing power that can come when clients overcome difficulties. Meeting with clients on their first intake assessment and then sitting with them as they work and grow on their journey towards happiness in this life is why I came into this field.
(661) 591-4793 View (661) 591-4793
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Sarah Jennings Wray
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Valencia, CA 91355
Waitlist for new clients
I believe that every person has the potential to change and grow in spite of life's challenges. My background is in trauma and grief, which I view as the primary stressors manifesting in anxiety, depression, and difficulty functioning in day-to-day life. I support my clients in growing beyond their negative life experiences so they can experience confident hope as they move forward in life. I enjoy working with people of all ages, and I maintain specialty training for early childhood (birth - 5) and teens.
I believe that every person has the potential to change and grow in spite of life's challenges. My background is in trauma and grief, which I view as the primary stressors manifesting in anxiety, depression, and difficulty functioning in day-to-day life. I support my clients in growing beyond their negative life experiences so they can experience confident hope as they move forward in life. I enjoy working with people of all ages, and I maintain specialty training for early childhood (birth - 5) and teens.
(661) 464-1531 View (661) 464-1531
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Caring Connected
Marriage & Family Therapist, AMFT, APCC, LMFT, LPCC, LCSW
Verified Verified
11 Endorsed
Valencia, CA 91355
Are you feeling disconnected, stressed, stuck, scared, or angry? Are you repeating relationships, patterns, or situations and wishing you could break the cycle? Maybe life feels more frustrating or stressful than usual. Sometimes we aren't sure what causes our distress, but we know we're not reaching our potential for health, happiness, or success. And even if we know what the issue is, change can feel impossible. That's where our team of qualified professionals can help. Our job isn't to judge you or your choices, it's to help you understand the root causes of your issues and work together to create a custom plan for change.
Are you feeling disconnected, stressed, stuck, scared, or angry? Are you repeating relationships, patterns, or situations and wishing you could break the cycle? Maybe life feels more frustrating or stressful than usual. Sometimes we aren't sure what causes our distress, but we know we're not reaching our potential for health, happiness, or success. And even if we know what the issue is, change can feel impossible. That's where our team of qualified professionals can help. Our job isn't to judge you or your choices, it's to help you understand the root causes of your issues and work together to create a custom plan for change.
(707) 317-6092 View (707) 317-6092
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Virginia Chavez
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCC, MS, PPS
Verified Verified
Valencia, CA 91354
Anxiety can give us all the feels… and not the pleasant ones. Overwhelm, exhaustion, panic, nervousness, distraction… you name it, Anxiety is a big deal. It can keep us from doing the things we love, spending time with family and friends, and keeps us from our day to day responsibilities. In therapy, you will learn skillful responses to anxiety… ‘cause let’s be real.. anxiety isn’t going away. So let’s find out how to to beat anxiety and win your life back. Because you are worth it!
Anxiety can give us all the feels… and not the pleasant ones. Overwhelm, exhaustion, panic, nervousness, distraction… you name it, Anxiety is a big deal. It can keep us from doing the things we love, spending time with family and friends, and keeps us from our day to day responsibilities. In therapy, you will learn skillful responses to anxiety… ‘cause let’s be real.. anxiety isn’t going away. So let’s find out how to to beat anxiety and win your life back. Because you are worth it!
(916) 280-0237 View (916) 280-0237
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Sandra Santana
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Valencia, CA 91355
Asking for help can be so difficult, but you are not alone. Whether you are suffering from anxiety, depression, personal loss or chronic stress, I am here to help you. As a licensed psychologist with over 20 years of experience, I will help you find the tools to overcome the barriers that are stopping you from finding balance and happiness in your life. I provide a very safe, relaxed and non-judgmental environment, where we collaborate as a team to help you meet your personal goals. My approach is to be empathic and directive, tailored to your needs.
Asking for help can be so difficult, but you are not alone. Whether you are suffering from anxiety, depression, personal loss or chronic stress, I am here to help you. As a licensed psychologist with over 20 years of experience, I will help you find the tools to overcome the barriers that are stopping you from finding balance and happiness in your life. I provide a very safe, relaxed and non-judgmental environment, where we collaborate as a team to help you meet your personal goals. My approach is to be empathic and directive, tailored to your needs.
(661) 473-2242 View (661) 473-2242
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Lori Bauer
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Valencia, CA 91355
Navigating through relationships is one of the most difficult things we do in our lives. Whether it's a love relationship, a family relationship or a professional relationship they are all challenging and can make life stressful at times. Finding a therapist to help you with these challenges is not only difficult but also an additional relationship you will have in your life. I really value and respect this relationship with my clients and want to provide you with a safe and secure environment where you feel a sense of connection and understanding.
Navigating through relationships is one of the most difficult things we do in our lives. Whether it's a love relationship, a family relationship or a professional relationship they are all challenging and can make life stressful at times. Finding a therapist to help you with these challenges is not only difficult but also an additional relationship you will have in your life. I really value and respect this relationship with my clients and want to provide you with a safe and secure environment where you feel a sense of connection and understanding.
(805) 467-7056 View (805) 467-7056
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New U Therapy Center & Family Services
Marriage & Family Therapist, MD, LMFT, PsyD, LCSW, PMHNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Valencia, CA 91355
We are one-stop-shop mental health clinic! We have best specialists in therapy, psychiatry, substance use, child, family, couples or relationships issues. We coordinate! We collaborate between all specialists to make it easy for you or your family member. We work with all ages from anxiety, depression or stress to higher level clinical issues. We remove stress from not knowing what's best for you and find the best specialist and solution for your experience and healing. It's time to remove all blocks and find your true, authentic self and start feeling freedom and joy! Contact us today to explore your life journey!
We are one-stop-shop mental health clinic! We have best specialists in therapy, psychiatry, substance use, child, family, couples or relationships issues. We coordinate! We collaborate between all specialists to make it easy for you or your family member. We work with all ages from anxiety, depression or stress to higher level clinical issues. We remove stress from not knowing what's best for you and find the best specialist and solution for your experience and healing. It's time to remove all blocks and find your true, authentic self and start feeling freedom and joy! Contact us today to explore your life journey!
(661) 438-0170 View (661) 438-0170
Photo of Stephen Haig LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in Valencia, CA
Stephen Haig LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MDiv, LMFT
Verified Verified
Valencia, CA 91381
I provide for you a safe, caring, and supportive environment whether working with an individual, couple or family. Your therapy will be non-judgmental and compassionate which will help you to establish the trust that is necessary to explore the painful experiences of your life.
I provide for you a safe, caring, and supportive environment whether working with an individual, couple or family. Your therapy will be non-judgmental and compassionate which will help you to establish the trust that is necessary to explore the painful experiences of your life.
(661) 877-6025 View (661) 877-6025
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Robert Aguilar - Empowering Minds Psychotherapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CST
Verified Verified
Valencia, CA 91355
Many of us, including myself, can find it difficult to identify the cause of generally feeling discomfort and uneasiness. We might wake up feeling stuck, worthless, hopeless, lacking energy or simply have no sense of self. It is the heavy feeling in the chest or gut, an overwhelming feeling of not being who or what we thought we would be in life. That feeling of malaise does not respect if you are male, female, non-binary or if you are 16 or 65 years of age. Any of us can and will suffer from anxiety and / or depression at some point in our lives. I have helped individuals with wide ranging mental health challenges, such as
Many of us, including myself, can find it difficult to identify the cause of generally feeling discomfort and uneasiness. We might wake up feeling stuck, worthless, hopeless, lacking energy or simply have no sense of self. It is the heavy feeling in the chest or gut, an overwhelming feeling of not being who or what we thought we would be in life. That feeling of malaise does not respect if you are male, female, non-binary or if you are 16 or 65 years of age. Any of us can and will suffer from anxiety and / or depression at some point in our lives. I have helped individuals with wide ranging mental health challenges, such as
(661) 760-7658 View (661) 760-7658
Photo of Amelia Hall, Marriage & Family Therapist in Valencia, CA
Amelia Hall
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Valencia, CA 91355
Coming home to yourself is a daily practice that can feel impossible amidst the demands of everyday life. Maybe you're tired of struggling to get out of bed, not feeling purposed, supported or safe in your body or relationships. Every day feels like a struggle to put yourself first without guilt. You deserve to feel fulfilled in your relationships, especially the one with yourself. As symptoms speak to your soul, we work with the mind-body connection to unlock your inner wisdom, shed the weight of the past, and create a vibrant life full with purpose.
Coming home to yourself is a daily practice that can feel impossible amidst the demands of everyday life. Maybe you're tired of struggling to get out of bed, not feeling purposed, supported or safe in your body or relationships. Every day feels like a struggle to put yourself first without guilt. You deserve to feel fulfilled in your relationships, especially the one with yourself. As symptoms speak to your soul, we work with the mind-body connection to unlock your inner wisdom, shed the weight of the past, and create a vibrant life full with purpose.
(562) 469-5143 View (562) 469-5143
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Maureen Donohue, LCSW Therapy & Wellness
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Valencia, CA 91355  (Online Only)
Welcome! I’m glad that you are here and hope we meet one day soon. My purpose is to together, tap into the incredible healing power you have. As a certified Brainspotting practicioner and person who has done my own profound healing, I hold deep attunement and am an expert at reaching buried trauma capsules to process and heal. Whatever you're struggling with, you CAN heal deeply and profoundly and moved from the dysregulation you're suffering (in your nervous system) to regulation, calm, and joy. I've been helping people heal for 30 years from even the deepest trauma. You can and deserve to heal.
Welcome! I’m glad that you are here and hope we meet one day soon. My purpose is to together, tap into the incredible healing power you have. As a certified Brainspotting practicioner and person who has done my own profound healing, I hold deep attunement and am an expert at reaching buried trauma capsules to process and heal. Whatever you're struggling with, you CAN heal deeply and profoundly and moved from the dysregulation you're suffering (in your nervous system) to regulation, calm, and joy. I've been helping people heal for 30 years from even the deepest trauma. You can and deserve to heal.
(661) 402-8716 View (661) 402-8716
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Donald Goodman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Valencia, CA 91355
I believe that we all struggle in our daily lives to make sense of things with every challenge that befalls us. Whether you are dealing with a long term issue, an immediate crisis, or anything in between, I want to reassure you that I provide a very comfortable and supportive environment by which you and I can work together to help you overcome whatever challenges you are facing. To me, the most important part of therapy is making a connection with the client and what I believe makes me different from other therapists is my ability to form that connection.
I believe that we all struggle in our daily lives to make sense of things with every challenge that befalls us. Whether you are dealing with a long term issue, an immediate crisis, or anything in between, I want to reassure you that I provide a very comfortable and supportive environment by which you and I can work together to help you overcome whatever challenges you are facing. To me, the most important part of therapy is making a connection with the client and what I believe makes me different from other therapists is my ability to form that connection.
(323) 570-4154 View (323) 570-4154
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Brittany Kiko Reimann
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Valencia, CA 91355  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
*** Telehealth only *** At times life can be challenging and with its constant changing it can be helpful to be able to process and explore ourselves in a safe, comfortable and confidential private practice setting. Being vulnerable is sometimes difficult and overwhelming yet highlighting your strength in seeking out support to reach that next level.
*** Telehealth only *** At times life can be challenging and with its constant changing it can be helpful to be able to process and explore ourselves in a safe, comfortable and confidential private practice setting. Being vulnerable is sometimes difficult and overwhelming yet highlighting your strength in seeking out support to reach that next level.
(747) 200-8769 View (747) 200-8769
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Linda T. Palius
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Valencia, CA 91355  (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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Heather DeAngelis Hambleton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R, LCSW, CEAP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Valencia, CA 91355
ADHD can make you stuck. It can make you feel like you're walking through life in 3 feet of water. Every. Single. Day. Maybe you're a professional working in an environment that makes deadlines and productivity feel unreachable because it was designed for a different brain than yours. Or you're the parent of a struggling teen, often wondering to yourself what you can do to make them feel better. Or perhaps you're a college student, trying to balance the academic and social demands around you. Regardless, you live in a constant state of overwhelm. It’s enough to make you want to scream. Or cry. I'm here to help...
ADHD can make you stuck. It can make you feel like you're walking through life in 3 feet of water. Every. Single. Day. Maybe you're a professional working in an environment that makes deadlines and productivity feel unreachable because it was designed for a different brain than yours. Or you're the parent of a struggling teen, often wondering to yourself what you can do to make them feel better. Or perhaps you're a college student, trying to balance the academic and social demands around you. Regardless, you live in a constant state of overwhelm. It’s enough to make you want to scream. Or cry. I'm here to help...
(661) 464-0689 View (661) 464-0689
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Gwen Staples
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CCTP
Verified Verified
Valencia, CA 91355  (Online Only)
If you are feeling stuck due to a traumatic past that you are struggling to deal with and you need an empathetic, knowledgeable, experienced professional to help you navigate through the broken and dysregulated pieces then email me today. Trauma can show up in so many different ways from depression, anxiety, self-harming behaviors, dysfunctional relationships, and so much more. As a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional it is my goal to not only assist you in the process of healing but to help you establish coping skills to manage distress and maintain appropriate self-care so that you can obtain peace and emotional well being.
If you are feeling stuck due to a traumatic past that you are struggling to deal with and you need an empathetic, knowledgeable, experienced professional to help you navigate through the broken and dysregulated pieces then email me today. Trauma can show up in so many different ways from depression, anxiety, self-harming behaviors, dysfunctional relationships, and so much more. As a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional it is my goal to not only assist you in the process of healing but to help you establish coping skills to manage distress and maintain appropriate self-care so that you can obtain peace and emotional well being.
(424) 332-1658 View (424) 332-1658
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Valencia EMDR Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, EMDR
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Valencia, CA 91355
If you’re a woman who’s gone through any kind of sexual assault or trauma in your life, you might feel like you’re carrying a horrible secret. Like it’s your fault. Like the shame is yours alone. The Me Too Movement might have brought up events you hadn’t thought about in years. Maybe you’re plagued by memories you’ve tried to forget. Maybe you’re realizing that what happened to you was abuse, or maybe you are just not sure. You keep shrugging it off and doing your best to move on. You don’t need to feel this way any longer. It’s not your fault, and you deserve to be heard.
If you’re a woman who’s gone through any kind of sexual assault or trauma in your life, you might feel like you’re carrying a horrible secret. Like it’s your fault. Like the shame is yours alone. The Me Too Movement might have brought up events you hadn’t thought about in years. Maybe you’re plagued by memories you’ve tried to forget. Maybe you’re realizing that what happened to you was abuse, or maybe you are just not sure. You keep shrugging it off and doing your best to move on. You don’t need to feel this way any longer. It’s not your fault, and you deserve to be heard.
(661) 449-2510 View (661) 449-2510

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Valencia, CA

100+

Average cost per session

$175

Therapists in Valencia, CA who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
87% Depression
84% Relationship Issues
76% Self Esteem
73% Coping Skills
66% Grief
66% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

61% Optum
57% Aetna
47% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Valencia, CA see their clients

79% In Person and Online
21% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
20% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Valencia?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

What type of therapy is right for me?

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

How much does therapy cost?

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

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

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

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

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

Is online therapy a good option?

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

Are therapy sessions confidential?

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