Therapists in Vista, CA

Photo of Alexis Sebastian Kuney, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Vista, CA
Alexis Sebastian Kuney
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Vista, CA 92083  (Online Only)
Hi! My name is Alexis Kuney and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker based in Southern California. Therapy and meeting a new therapist for the first time can be a little scary, but you've taken the first step, which is great! I specialize in treating anxiety, depression, interpersonal/relationship issues, adult ADHD, and survivors of domestic violence. I also work with parents in high-conflict custody disputes to help them navigate the complexities of family court. I have a personal knowledge of what it means to struggle, and I find satisfaction in helping people solve their problems in meaningful and adaptive ways.
Hi! My name is Alexis Kuney and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker based in Southern California. Therapy and meeting a new therapist for the first time can be a little scary, but you've taken the first step, which is great! I specialize in treating anxiety, depression, interpersonal/relationship issues, adult ADHD, and survivors of domestic violence. I also work with parents in high-conflict custody disputes to help them navigate the complexities of family court. I have a personal knowledge of what it means to struggle, and I find satisfaction in helping people solve their problems in meaningful and adaptive ways.
(760) 389-3695 View (760) 389-3695
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Tonya Bauhofer
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Vista, CA 92084
Hello, I'm Tonya Bauhofer, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I believe every person has the strength within them to solve their problems and improve their wellness, therapy provides a safe place to explore and leverage those strengths. I am a partner and encouraging coach on your journey to creating your definition of a happy, healthy lifestyle. My passion is working with adolescents, young adults, adults, couples, and families. Anyone struggling with depression, anxiety, emotional regulation, anxieties with life transitions, loss, grief, divorce.
Hello, I'm Tonya Bauhofer, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I believe every person has the strength within them to solve their problems and improve their wellness, therapy provides a safe place to explore and leverage those strengths. I am a partner and encouraging coach on your journey to creating your definition of a happy, healthy lifestyle. My passion is working with adolescents, young adults, adults, couples, and families. Anyone struggling with depression, anxiety, emotional regulation, anxieties with life transitions, loss, grief, divorce.
(760) 292-3267 View (760) 292-3267
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Jamie Morales
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Vista, CA 92084  (Online Only)
For most of us, life can be hard and difficult to navigate. Life stressors can make you feel defeated and unable to be present. It’s important to talk about tough topics. People are hesitant to be honest and vulnerable with their feelings and thoughts for fear of judgment when the reality is that we all are human and share similar negative thoughts and experiences. The more we are able to talk about it, the more we understand and can focus on supporting each other. We also experience loss, hopelessness, moments of feeling overwhelmed or lost. Let’s get better together where you feel safe and respected to do so. You deserve wellness!
For most of us, life can be hard and difficult to navigate. Life stressors can make you feel defeated and unable to be present. It’s important to talk about tough topics. People are hesitant to be honest and vulnerable with their feelings and thoughts for fear of judgment when the reality is that we all are human and share similar negative thoughts and experiences. The more we are able to talk about it, the more we understand and can focus on supporting each other. We also experience loss, hopelessness, moments of feeling overwhelmed or lost. Let’s get better together where you feel safe and respected to do so. You deserve wellness!
(760) 512-8859 View (760) 512-8859
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Shaliss Padilla LMFT: Integrative Mental Health
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Vista, CA 92081
My name is Shaliss Padilla, LMFT, founder/CEO of Mindbodyology. I integrate the best of conventional and holistic approaches, taking "talk therapy" to the next level! Seeking personal transformation? Are anxiety and/or depression, and/or bad habits holding you back? Well, we can help! We work with the whole person - mind, body and spirit. Prefer more traditional approaches? Lets try evidence based counseling such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or DBT. Like holistic approaches? Let's explore Reiki Treatments, Mindfulness, Energy Psychology, EFT/tapping, Sound Therapy, Hypnotherapy or other integrative modalities.
My name is Shaliss Padilla, LMFT, founder/CEO of Mindbodyology. I integrate the best of conventional and holistic approaches, taking "talk therapy" to the next level! Seeking personal transformation? Are anxiety and/or depression, and/or bad habits holding you back? Well, we can help! We work with the whole person - mind, body and spirit. Prefer more traditional approaches? Lets try evidence based counseling such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or DBT. Like holistic approaches? Let's explore Reiki Treatments, Mindfulness, Energy Psychology, EFT/tapping, Sound Therapy, Hypnotherapy or other integrative modalities.
(855) 976-9486 View (855) 976-9486
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Karin Huang
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Vista, CA 92084
Hi, My name is Karin Huang and I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist 120305 in California. My goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While we can’t change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life. By applying complementary therapy approaches and techniques, we will unearth long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life.
Hi, My name is Karin Huang and I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist 120305 in California. My goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While we can’t change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life. By applying complementary therapy approaches and techniques, we will unearth long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life.
(760) 313-6897 View (760) 313-6897
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Veronica Gutierrez
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vista, CA 92081
I am a licensed psychologist in Southern California. I earned my Ph.D. from UC Santa Barbara in 2004. I work with individuals of all ages. I have worked with various communities including the LGBTQ, low-income, and racial/ethnic communities. I speak both English and Spanish. I primarily use Insight Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to find connections between people’s childhood experiences and their current situations, decisions, behaviors, thoughts, and/or feelings. My goals in therapy are to help individuals find harmony and stability in their lives and move forward in their life paths, finding happiness and success.
I am a licensed psychologist in Southern California. I earned my Ph.D. from UC Santa Barbara in 2004. I work with individuals of all ages. I have worked with various communities including the LGBTQ, low-income, and racial/ethnic communities. I speak both English and Spanish. I primarily use Insight Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to find connections between people’s childhood experiences and their current situations, decisions, behaviors, thoughts, and/or feelings. My goals in therapy are to help individuals find harmony and stability in their lives and move forward in their life paths, finding happiness and success.
(760) 284-5643 View (760) 284-5643
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Megan Toth
Art Therapist, MA, ATR
Verified Verified
Vista, CA 92084
Art therapy uses the non-language part of the brain helping those with trauma, unprocessed grief, and other mental health issues process via art making instead of non-stop talk therapy. No experience with art needed! Art therapy helps self expression, positive coping, emotional recognition and regulation, and the list goes on..
Art therapy uses the non-language part of the brain helping those with trauma, unprocessed grief, and other mental health issues process via art making instead of non-stop talk therapy. No experience with art needed! Art therapy helps self expression, positive coping, emotional recognition and regulation, and the list goes on..
(760) 465-0729 View (760) 465-0729
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Linda Eileen Savage
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Vista, CA 92083
I am a licensed psychologist, MFT, and sex therapist in private practice for 28 years. As an AASECT Certified Sex Educator and a member of the Institute of Marital and Sexual Therapy, I have specialized in working with couples and individuals on a wide variety of relationship and sexual issues. In addition, I have developed and led seminars for women and couples based on the principles of my book, Reclaiming Goddess Sexuality: The Power of the Feminine Way, which is a blend of ancient wisdom with current clinical knowledge. Married for 27 years, I have raised three daughters.
I am a licensed psychologist, MFT, and sex therapist in private practice for 28 years. As an AASECT Certified Sex Educator and a member of the Institute of Marital and Sexual Therapy, I have specialized in working with couples and individuals on a wide variety of relationship and sexual issues. In addition, I have developed and led seminars for women and couples based on the principles of my book, Reclaiming Goddess Sexuality: The Power of the Feminine Way, which is a blend of ancient wisdom with current clinical knowledge. Married for 27 years, I have raised three daughters.
(760) 758-3308 View (760) 758-3308
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David Antonetti
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Vista, CA 92083
I work with a variety of clients who all have one thing in common; the need to make sense of and overcome longstanding or deeply entrenched relationship or personal challenges. People like you, who grow tired of asking "When does life get better, and when do things change?" My answer may surprise you...it doesn't, and they don't. But that's our reason for hope; we don't have to rely on fuzzy concepts like "life" and "things", when we can engage in a powerful therapeutic process of authentic connection, restoration of hope, psychoeducation, evidence-based treatments, and helping you balance radical acceptance with skillful change.
I work with a variety of clients who all have one thing in common; the need to make sense of and overcome longstanding or deeply entrenched relationship or personal challenges. People like you, who grow tired of asking "When does life get better, and when do things change?" My answer may surprise you...it doesn't, and they don't. But that's our reason for hope; we don't have to rely on fuzzy concepts like "life" and "things", when we can engage in a powerful therapeutic process of authentic connection, restoration of hope, psychoeducation, evidence-based treatments, and helping you balance radical acceptance with skillful change.
(760) 276-6150 View (760) 276-6150
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Mariana Guzman, LMFT, LAADC
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LAADC
Verified Verified
Vista, CA 92081  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I have many years of experience in the counseling field providing diverse service to adults, youth, and families. My priority is to assist you find a new insight into your situation by facilitating an empathic stands and a good listening ear. I provide a safe environment to assist you in your need as well as provide you with various therapeutic suggestions that may assist you find a more fulfilling life. Are you ready?
I have many years of experience in the counseling field providing diverse service to adults, youth, and families. My priority is to assist you find a new insight into your situation by facilitating an empathic stands and a good listening ear. I provide a safe environment to assist you in your need as well as provide you with various therapeutic suggestions that may assist you find a more fulfilling life. Are you ready?
(760) 313-3732 View (760) 313-3732
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Erika Rodgers
MEd, BCBA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vista, CA 92081
I provide parent training and behavioral consultations to parents who are struggling to manage their child's behavior in home, public, or school settings. Some of the issues I address are tantrums, aggression, how to increase cooperation/following directions, toilet training, social-skill development, autism related issues, and much more. I empower parents by giving them effective strategies and ongoing support to tackle these behaviors.
I provide parent training and behavioral consultations to parents who are struggling to manage their child's behavior in home, public, or school settings. Some of the issues I address are tantrums, aggression, how to increase cooperation/following directions, toilet training, social-skill development, autism related issues, and much more. I empower parents by giving them effective strategies and ongoing support to tackle these behaviors.
(760) 417-4086 View (760) 417-4086
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Emily A Limas
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Vista, CA 92083  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Unfortunately, I am not accepting new clients at this time. Throughout our lives, we all encounter many defining moments that have lasting imprints on who we are and who we become. Although this is a universal lived experience, not everyone has social support or a plan for how to navigate this process. Therapy is an effective method of providing additional support to help these life transitions seem less daunting and more doable. Emily is committed to working alongside clients to understand their lived experiences, while improving quality of life.
Unfortunately, I am not accepting new clients at this time. Throughout our lives, we all encounter many defining moments that have lasting imprints on who we are and who we become. Although this is a universal lived experience, not everyone has social support or a plan for how to navigate this process. Therapy is an effective method of providing additional support to help these life transitions seem less daunting and more doable. Emily is committed to working alongside clients to understand their lived experiences, while improving quality of life.
(442) 245-3817 View (442) 245-3817
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Vicki L Switzer
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Vista, CA 92084
Not accepting new clients
CHANGE IS POSSIBLE! For over 25 years I have been working with those who have felt overwhelmed by some of life's most difficult stressors: whether it is families affected by addiction, divorce, infidelity, extreme stress, anxiety or depression. I have great confidence in real and permanent change. A new beginning can start with compassionate support, strategic tools for healing and growth, and the rebuilding of trust.
CHANGE IS POSSIBLE! For over 25 years I have been working with those who have felt overwhelmed by some of life's most difficult stressors: whether it is families affected by addiction, divorce, infidelity, extreme stress, anxiety or depression. I have great confidence in real and permanent change. A new beginning can start with compassionate support, strategic tools for healing and growth, and the rebuilding of trust.
(760) 870-4577 View (760) 870-4577
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Chris Peterson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Vista, CA 92081
My clients are individuals who often carry with them unresolved feelings from either their past or present challenges. Viewing those issues from an objective and trusted practitioner is vital to the change process. Always viewing my clients with unconditional positive regard is essential to us being successful. Therapy can often be the first time someone gets to step out of the day to day of their lives. My hope is during this introspection, I can coach you in the direction you need to go, not where my training thinks you should go. While I may illuminate potential paths, you're taking the steps with me right behind you!
My clients are individuals who often carry with them unresolved feelings from either their past or present challenges. Viewing those issues from an objective and trusted practitioner is vital to the change process. Always viewing my clients with unconditional positive regard is essential to us being successful. Therapy can often be the first time someone gets to step out of the day to day of their lives. My hope is during this introspection, I can coach you in the direction you need to go, not where my training thinks you should go. While I may illuminate potential paths, you're taking the steps with me right behind you!
(760) 642-5557 View (760) 642-5557
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Ivory Mae Long
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Vista, CA 92084
I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) who has worked in various settings (school, home, inpatient, and outpatient) and have collaborated with diverse clients. I started my career working with kids with Autism for 11 years and completed a professional course study for Applied Behavioral Analysis with West Florida University in December 2010. While completing my professional studies at West Florida University, I also received my Masters's in Human Behavior from National University in December 2010.
I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) who has worked in various settings (school, home, inpatient, and outpatient) and have collaborated with diverse clients. I started my career working with kids with Autism for 11 years and completed a professional course study for Applied Behavioral Analysis with West Florida University in December 2010. While completing my professional studies at West Florida University, I also received my Masters's in Human Behavior from National University in December 2010.
(760) 387-5139 View (760) 387-5139
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Earl Malarchick
Psychologist, PhD, MA
Verified Verified
Vista, CA 92081
Not accepting new clients
I am a "realistic optimist". I believe that when we work wisely and have opportunity many positive outcomes will happen. I'd like to use my experience in many contexts, e.g., academic, inpatient, outpatient clinics, community, prisons, and military settings to help people obtain their goals. I am nonjudgmental and I do not believe blaming is helpful. I hope to provide a positive, safe environment to develop a trusting relationship that will be helpful for you.
I am a "realistic optimist". I believe that when we work wisely and have opportunity many positive outcomes will happen. I'd like to use my experience in many contexts, e.g., academic, inpatient, outpatient clinics, community, prisons, and military settings to help people obtain their goals. I am nonjudgmental and I do not believe blaming is helpful. I hope to provide a positive, safe environment to develop a trusting relationship that will be helpful for you.
(760) 278-4478 View (760) 278-4478
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Ann Areeckal
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Vista, CA 92083  (Online Only)
I would like to serve clients who are looking for weekly or biweekly sessions focused on learning about themselves by addressing concerns around their self esteem or personal growth, depression, anxiety, relationships, and/or cultural challenges.
I would like to serve clients who are looking for weekly or biweekly sessions focused on learning about themselves by addressing concerns around their self esteem or personal growth, depression, anxiety, relationships, and/or cultural challenges.
(760) 456-7061 View (760) 456-7061
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Renee Ridley
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Vista, CA 92083
Hi, I'm Renee Ridley. I'm a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in San Diego, CA. People's lives change daily, depending on what they have gone through and how they process their emotions and circumstances. I provide a safe, non-judgmental, supportive space where you can be free and feel anything and everything that you need to. I have years of experience working with families and individuals who are struggling with mental health sxs, (depression, trauma, relationships, self-esteem, substance use). Working through trauma is an important part of change, growth and opening your world up for opportunity.
Hi, I'm Renee Ridley. I'm a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in San Diego, CA. People's lives change daily, depending on what they have gone through and how they process their emotions and circumstances. I provide a safe, non-judgmental, supportive space where you can be free and feel anything and everything that you need to. I have years of experience working with families and individuals who are struggling with mental health sxs, (depression, trauma, relationships, self-esteem, substance use). Working through trauma is an important part of change, growth and opening your world up for opportunity.
(760) 374-3772 View (760) 374-3772
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Katelyn Briney - Personal Evolution Psychotherapy
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
Vista, CA 92084
Are you feeling overwhelmed, stressed out or sad to the point that you can't live the life you want? Do you want to feel better & have a life worth living? Personal Evolution Psychotherapy (PEP) is a team of therapists that use Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) to overcome social anxiety, depression, communication & relationship issues, family conflict, panic, excessive worry & depression. Visit Us at www.PersonalEvolutionPsychotherapy.com. We provide much more than traditional talk therapy & help you get results to help control your emotions & your life. By doing this we can help more quickly. Call us today to schedule an appt.
Are you feeling overwhelmed, stressed out or sad to the point that you can't live the life you want? Do you want to feel better & have a life worth living? Personal Evolution Psychotherapy (PEP) is a team of therapists that use Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) to overcome social anxiety, depression, communication & relationship issues, family conflict, panic, excessive worry & depression. Visit Us at www.PersonalEvolutionPsychotherapy.com. We provide much more than traditional talk therapy & help you get results to help control your emotions & your life. By doing this we can help more quickly. Call us today to schedule an appt.
(619) 787-6676 View (619) 787-6676
Photo of Christina Payton, Marriage & Family Therapist in Vista, CA
Christina Payton
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA
Verified Verified
Vista, CA 92081
I am now accepting NEW clients! I offer counseling to individuals and couples, providing assistance in navigating difficult life events, relationship challenges, mood-related disorders, and postpartum depression or anxiety. My background includes working with a diverse client population who present with wide-ranging diagnosis and clinical complexities. In addition to providing therapy to both adults and children, I have extensive experience working with co-occurring disorders in both outpatient and inpatient settings. I am dedicated to working with my clients on identifying and achieving their goals, whatever those may be!
I am now accepting NEW clients! I offer counseling to individuals and couples, providing assistance in navigating difficult life events, relationship challenges, mood-related disorders, and postpartum depression or anxiety. My background includes working with a diverse client population who present with wide-ranging diagnosis and clinical complexities. In addition to providing therapy to both adults and children, I have extensive experience working with co-occurring disorders in both outpatient and inpatient settings. I am dedicated to working with my clients on identifying and achieving their goals, whatever those may be!
(760) 642-1343 View (760) 642-1343

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Vista, CA

200+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Vista, CA who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
88% Depression
71% Relationship Issues
69% Self Esteem
67% Coping Skills
65% Trauma and PTSD
60% Stress

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

84% Aetna
81% Cigna and Evernorth
78% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Vista, CA see their clients

86% In Person and Online
14% Online Only

Gender breakdown

85% Female
14% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Vista?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.