Therapists in Westminster, CA

Photo of Kristin Mendelsohn Troy, Marriage & Family Therapist in Westminster, CA
Kristin Mendelsohn Troy
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Westminster, CA 92683
My name is Kristin Mendelsohn Troy and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) based in Sherman Oaks, California, and working with clients statewide via telehealth. I received my Master of Arts Degree in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pepperdine University and conducted post-graduate work at the University of Massachusetts Lowell in Behavior Intervention. I work with adults, teens, and school-age children. I specialize in assisting with anxiety, stress, trauma, families with members with developmental differences, and individuals going through difficult life transitions.
My name is Kristin Mendelsohn Troy and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) based in Sherman Oaks, California, and working with clients statewide via telehealth. I received my Master of Arts Degree in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pepperdine University and conducted post-graduate work at the University of Massachusetts Lowell in Behavior Intervention. I work with adults, teens, and school-age children. I specialize in assisting with anxiety, stress, trauma, families with members with developmental differences, and individuals going through difficult life transitions.
(657) 571-4749 View (657) 571-4749
Photo of Steven Nelson, Marriage & Family Therapist in Westminster, CA
Steven Nelson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Westminster, CA 92683
Hello, my name is Steven Nelson. I am always delighted to be able to help others find their own solutions with life's circumstances. There can always be a positive aspect to a struggle or an unfortunate situation. If you seek, you will find. At times we just need that support to help see it. “If you bring the body the mind will follow.” I specialize in various and multiple theoretical approaches to help with various addiction issues, grief, anxiety, depression, Trauma, and PTSD.
Hello, my name is Steven Nelson. I am always delighted to be able to help others find their own solutions with life's circumstances. There can always be a positive aspect to a struggle or an unfortunate situation. If you seek, you will find. At times we just need that support to help see it. “If you bring the body the mind will follow.” I specialize in various and multiple theoretical approaches to help with various addiction issues, grief, anxiety, depression, Trauma, and PTSD.
(657) 317-7434 View (657) 317-7434
Photo of Bryan Vasquez, Drug & Alcohol Counselor in Westminster, CA
Bryan Vasquez
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, CATCIII
Verified Verified
Westminster, CA 92683
Struggling with addiction & feel rehab isn’t an option? Want to adjust your relationship with a substance instead of being told you must quit? Leaving your family, job, school or responsibilities for an extended period of time is not always needed to get yourself healthy & on track. If you or a loved one are struggling with addiction, I know the challenges of this lifestyle. Being caught in the cycle of addiction is hard...feelings of anxiety, guilt, & shame. You may have tried cutting back or stopping on your own, only to find yourself engaging in the same unhelpful pattern. I specialize in moderation & abstinence based approaches.
Struggling with addiction & feel rehab isn’t an option? Want to adjust your relationship with a substance instead of being told you must quit? Leaving your family, job, school or responsibilities for an extended period of time is not always needed to get yourself healthy & on track. If you or a loved one are struggling with addiction, I know the challenges of this lifestyle. Being caught in the cycle of addiction is hard...feelings of anxiety, guilt, & shame. You may have tried cutting back or stopping on your own, only to find yourself engaging in the same unhelpful pattern. I specialize in moderation & abstinence based approaches.
(714) 793-0678 View (714) 793-0678
Photo of Melissa Erb, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Westminster, CA
Melissa Erb
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Westminster, CA 92683
My name is Melissa Erb, and I am a licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in San Diego, California and working with clients statewide via telehealth. I work with adults and adolescents specializing in managing anxiety, depression and life changes. I also specialize in the area of adoption and foster care. By using various treatment modalities such as Mindfulness Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, this helps in meeting my clients "where they are at." This also creates an approach for clients to begin at the pace they feel comfortable with.
My name is Melissa Erb, and I am a licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in San Diego, California and working with clients statewide via telehealth. I work with adults and adolescents specializing in managing anxiety, depression and life changes. I also specialize in the area of adoption and foster care. By using various treatment modalities such as Mindfulness Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, this helps in meeting my clients "where they are at." This also creates an approach for clients to begin at the pace they feel comfortable with.
(657) 571-1145 View (657) 571-1145
Photo of Marianne Sharon, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Westminster, CA
Marianne Sharon
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Westminster, CA 92683
Marianne M. Sharon is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in California who has been practicing since 2022. She has a Master's Degree in Community Counseling, a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology, and an Associate's Degree in Education. Marianne offers more than 10 years professional experience working with clients and families from a strength-based, solution-focused perspective to improve the emotional well-being of clients and their families.
Marianne M. Sharon is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in California who has been practicing since 2022. She has a Master's Degree in Community Counseling, a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology, and an Associate's Degree in Education. Marianne offers more than 10 years professional experience working with clients and families from a strength-based, solution-focused perspective to improve the emotional well-being of clients and their families.
(657) 300-3963 View (657) 300-3963
Photo of John Ojewole, Marriage & Family Therapist in Westminster, CA
John Ojewole
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Westminster, CA 92683
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California. I welcome clients from all people groups and backgrounds. I specialize in psychotherapeutic support for individuals, couples, and families using CBT, Client-Centered, DBT, Solution Focused/Brief therapy, and Christian Counseling. I can treat clients dealing with depression, distress, life transition, conflict in marriage, premarital counseling, couple's counseling, Immigration Transition, Christian-based counseling, and Group counseling.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California. I welcome clients from all people groups and backgrounds. I specialize in psychotherapeutic support for individuals, couples, and families using CBT, Client-Centered, DBT, Solution Focused/Brief therapy, and Christian Counseling. I can treat clients dealing with depression, distress, life transition, conflict in marriage, premarital counseling, couple's counseling, Immigration Transition, Christian-based counseling, and Group counseling.
(657) 300-1567 View (657) 300-1567
Photo of Melyssa Depaolo, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Westminster, CA
Melyssa Depaolo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Westminster, CA 92683
Sometimes it may feel like the world is against you, or you're alone and no one will understand. Life can be pretty tough, whether you're experiencing anxiety or sadness, had a recent loss, dealing with adoption and attachment as a parent or child, challenges with coming out and/or identifying as LGBTQ, or experienced a traumatic event, etc. Making the decision to begin your therapeutic journey can be scary and uncomfortable, but can also be empowering. Mental and emotional health is as important and real as physical health, and it's my goal to support and be a factor for change while you grow into a healthier and truer self.
Sometimes it may feel like the world is against you, or you're alone and no one will understand. Life can be pretty tough, whether you're experiencing anxiety or sadness, had a recent loss, dealing with adoption and attachment as a parent or child, challenges with coming out and/or identifying as LGBTQ, or experienced a traumatic event, etc. Making the decision to begin your therapeutic journey can be scary and uncomfortable, but can also be empowering. Mental and emotional health is as important and real as physical health, and it's my goal to support and be a factor for change while you grow into a healthier and truer self.
(657) 837-1525 View (657) 837-1525
Photo of Veronica Ewart, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Westminster, CA
Veronica Ewart
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Westminster, CA 92683
Hi, I’m Veronica Ewart, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a BSW and MSW from California State University, Chico. I consider myself to be a holistic, trauma-informed, and solution-focused therapist. I am highly trained in complex trauma practices, with special interests in childhood trauma. I am also an addiction-informed therapist. l love helping people process their trauma and overcome their current circumstances to go on and live their best lives.
Hi, I’m Veronica Ewart, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a BSW and MSW from California State University, Chico. I consider myself to be a holistic, trauma-informed, and solution-focused therapist. I am highly trained in complex trauma practices, with special interests in childhood trauma. I am also an addiction-informed therapist. l love helping people process their trauma and overcome their current circumstances to go on and live their best lives.
(657) 837-6120 View (657) 837-6120
Photo of Jennifer Johnson, Marriage & Family Therapist in Westminster, CA
Jennifer Johnson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Westminster, CA 92683
Jennifer Johnson is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California. She has over ten years of experience helping children, adolescents, families and individual adults develop emotional awareness and enhance their relationships. Jennifer has experience using Evidence Based Practices (EBP) such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT). Overall she takes an eclectic approach and uses empathy, compassion, insight, experience, and training to foster emotional growth.
Jennifer Johnson is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California. She has over ten years of experience helping children, adolescents, families and individual adults develop emotional awareness and enhance their relationships. Jennifer has experience using Evidence Based Practices (EBP) such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT). Overall she takes an eclectic approach and uses empathy, compassion, insight, experience, and training to foster emotional growth.
(657) 837-1935 View (657) 837-1935
Photo of Jodi Bruce, Marriage & Family Therapist in Westminster, CA
Jodi Bruce
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Westminster, CA 92683
I am a licensed therapist who specializes in the treatment of depression, anxiety, addiction, Borderline Personality Disorder, trauma and eating disorders. I practice from a Dialectal Behavioral, Cognitive-Behavioral and Family Systems Therapies to fit the needs of each individual. I value a collaborative and transparent approach with my clients. I value the work together to be straightforward, empathetic and meaningful. I enjoy including my personality and humor into the therapeutic relationship. I obtained my master's degree in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University.
I am a licensed therapist who specializes in the treatment of depression, anxiety, addiction, Borderline Personality Disorder, trauma and eating disorders. I practice from a Dialectal Behavioral, Cognitive-Behavioral and Family Systems Therapies to fit the needs of each individual. I value a collaborative and transparent approach with my clients. I value the work together to be straightforward, empathetic and meaningful. I enjoy including my personality and humor into the therapeutic relationship. I obtained my master's degree in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University.
(657) 530-6106 View (657) 530-6106
Photo of Kelley Kennedy, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Westminster, CA
Kelley Kennedy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Westminster, CA 92683
I am a licensed clinical social worker and I have been working with children, teens, adults and families for over 20 years. I received my Masters in Social Work from the University of Southern California.
I am a licensed clinical social worker and I have been working with children, teens, adults and families for over 20 years. I received my Masters in Social Work from the University of Southern California.
(657) 571-6241 View (657) 571-6241
Photo of Lisa Lee-Briggs, Marriage & Family Therapist in Westminster, CA
Lisa Lee-Briggs
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Westminster, CA 92683
I am licensed in California with 12 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy related issues, & parenting issues. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process. I have a background in education so I am very comfortable working with people from the age of 13 and up.
I am licensed in California with 12 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy related issues, & parenting issues. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process. I have a background in education so I am very comfortable working with people from the age of 13 and up.
(657) 837-5038 View (657) 837-5038
Photo of Brenda Vieira, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Westminster, CA
Brenda Vieira
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Westminster, CA 92683
Welcome to my therapy practice. I am Brenda Vieira a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I am dedicated to providing a safe and supportive space where you can explore your emotions and experiences. With a foundation in attachment theories and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), I'm here to help you navigate challenges and foster healthier relationships. Whether you're dealing with trauma, parenting concerns, or anxiety, my goal is to empower you with the tools to achieve emotional well-being.
Welcome to my therapy practice. I am Brenda Vieira a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I am dedicated to providing a safe and supportive space where you can explore your emotions and experiences. With a foundation in attachment theories and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), I'm here to help you navigate challenges and foster healthier relationships. Whether you're dealing with trauma, parenting concerns, or anxiety, my goal is to empower you with the tools to achieve emotional well-being.
(657) 500-3813 View (657) 500-3813
Photo of Azucena de Azevedo, Marriage & Family Therapist in Westminster, CA
Azucena de Azevedo
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Westminster, CA 92683
Hello, I'm Azucena! I'm a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with 14 years of experience. I have helped clients struggling with issues such as anxiety, depression, addictions, trauma, behavioral issues, family conflicts, and others. I have worked with individuals and families from different cultural backgrounds, including extensive work within the Latino community. I use culturally sensitive approaches and techniques focusing on inner strength and self-exploration. I form a strong therapeutic alliance with my clients and prove a nonjudgmental environment that will challenge individuals for a better and more positive outcome.
Hello, I'm Azucena! I'm a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with 14 years of experience. I have helped clients struggling with issues such as anxiety, depression, addictions, trauma, behavioral issues, family conflicts, and others. I have worked with individuals and families from different cultural backgrounds, including extensive work within the Latino community. I use culturally sensitive approaches and techniques focusing on inner strength and self-exploration. I form a strong therapeutic alliance with my clients and prove a nonjudgmental environment that will challenge individuals for a better and more positive outcome.
(714) 975-5782 View (714) 975-5782
Photo of Brendan Clarke, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Westminster, CA
Brendan Clarke
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Westminster, CA 92683
I’m Brendan Clarke, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC). I have over a decade of treatment experience, working with folks from all walks of life in outpatient, residential, in-home, school, and military environments. These days, I bring my breadth of experience to one-on-one practice to focus in order to dive deep into productive, meaningful work. While I have experience with most clinical presentations, the most important thing I look for in a client is the willingness to work on goals. Therapy shouldn’t last forever.
I’m Brendan Clarke, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC). I have over a decade of treatment experience, working with folks from all walks of life in outpatient, residential, in-home, school, and military environments. These days, I bring my breadth of experience to one-on-one practice to focus in order to dive deep into productive, meaningful work. While I have experience with most clinical presentations, the most important thing I look for in a client is the willingness to work on goals. Therapy shouldn’t last forever.
(657) 425-0726 View (657) 425-0726
Photo of Cindy Nguyen, Marriage & Family Therapist in Westminster, CA
Cindy Nguyen
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified Verified
Westminster, CA 92683
Life is a journey that may be pleasant and joyful at times, but can also get tricky with various challenges and obstacles no matter what age or stage of life you are in. So... what happens when things aren't so exciting anymore and you feel weighed down by feelings of sadness, anxiety, anger, frustration, or all of the above? Whether you are an individual going through a heartbreak, a couple working through communication struggles, a teenager struggling to manage your academic and family stressors, or a parent doing your best to care for your children, yet is feeling spread too thin.
Life is a journey that may be pleasant and joyful at times, but can also get tricky with various challenges and obstacles no matter what age or stage of life you are in. So... what happens when things aren't so exciting anymore and you feel weighed down by feelings of sadness, anxiety, anger, frustration, or all of the above? Whether you are an individual going through a heartbreak, a couple working through communication struggles, a teenager struggling to manage your academic and family stressors, or a parent doing your best to care for your children, yet is feeling spread too thin.
(657) 363-5097 View (657) 363-5097
Photo of Phoenix Rising Intuitive Counseling & Energy Heal in Westminster, CA
Phoenix Rising Intuitive Counseling & Energy Heal
MEd
Verified Verified
Westminster, CA 92683
Ellie Pechet, M.Ed. is a Metaphysician, Shaman, & author with 33+ years of professional experience in counseling & energy healing. She uses a mind/body/spirit approach & her own Pechet Healing Technique. Clients who want to become free from their painful past, at peace & empowered come to Ellie. They love the combination of remote Counseling AND Energy Healing from the comfort of their home. Ellie is especially gifted at resolving a significant issue every session. Clients become more empowered each time she works with you. Her work is profound & gentle...best of all, it lasts! Call now for a free 15 minute consultation.
Ellie Pechet, M.Ed. is a Metaphysician, Shaman, & author with 33+ years of professional experience in counseling & energy healing. She uses a mind/body/spirit approach & her own Pechet Healing Technique. Clients who want to become free from their painful past, at peace & empowered come to Ellie. They love the combination of remote Counseling AND Energy Healing from the comfort of their home. Ellie is especially gifted at resolving a significant issue every session. Clients become more empowered each time she works with you. Her work is profound & gentle...best of all, it lasts! Call now for a free 15 minute consultation.
(714) 451-7129 View (714) 451-7129
Photo of Daniel Rock, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Westminster, CA
Daniel Rock
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Westminster, CA 92683
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in California with over 9 years of clinical experience. My work has allowed me to engage and support clients challenged by depression, anxiety, adjustment situations, trauma, loss and grieving, and addictive substances. I utilize client-centered and solution-based approaches in my therapeutic work and strongly advocate for the client to determine what priorities are most significant in the therapeutic relationship.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in California with over 9 years of clinical experience. My work has allowed me to engage and support clients challenged by depression, anxiety, adjustment situations, trauma, loss and grieving, and addictive substances. I utilize client-centered and solution-based approaches in my therapeutic work and strongly advocate for the client to determine what priorities are most significant in the therapeutic relationship.
(657) 366-5628 View (657) 366-5628
Photo of Kellie Bougard Jordan, Licensed Professional Counselor in Westminster, CA
Kellie Bougard Jordan
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Westminster, CA 92683
Greetings, my name is Kellie Bougard Jordan, LPCC. I have worked with diverse clients ranging from children, adolescents, and adult populations. My focus areas of practice include depression, anxiety, addiction, familial / relationship issues, life stressors, grief and trauma-related issues, parenting, impulsivity, and self-esteem. My therapeutic approach to providing therapy combines Cognitive-Behavioral, Humanistic, Positive Psychology, Motivational Interviewing, and Solution Focused counseling. I believe in meeting anyone where they are in the journey of healing.
Greetings, my name is Kellie Bougard Jordan, LPCC. I have worked with diverse clients ranging from children, adolescents, and adult populations. My focus areas of practice include depression, anxiety, addiction, familial / relationship issues, life stressors, grief and trauma-related issues, parenting, impulsivity, and self-esteem. My therapeutic approach to providing therapy combines Cognitive-Behavioral, Humanistic, Positive Psychology, Motivational Interviewing, and Solution Focused counseling. I believe in meeting anyone where they are in the journey of healing.
(657) 256-5173 View (657) 256-5173
Photo of Manuel Gutierrez-Navarrete, Marriage & Family Therapist in Westminster, CA
Manuel Gutierrez-Navarrete
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Westminster, CA 92683
My name is Manuel Gutierrez-Navarrete. I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I am currently working on earning my Psy.D. in child psychology. I have been working with the community at different levels for over 20 years, and I have a passion for change and moving forward from life experiences. My ideal client is a person who shows up to sessions with the thought that a session is a place of respite where they can evaluate past and current experiences that challenge their growth and affect their daily mood.
My name is Manuel Gutierrez-Navarrete. I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I am currently working on earning my Psy.D. in child psychology. I have been working with the community at different levels for over 20 years, and I have a passion for change and moving forward from life experiences. My ideal client is a person who shows up to sessions with the thought that a session is a place of respite where they can evaluate past and current experiences that challenge their growth and affect their daily mood.
(657) 837-5893 View (657) 837-5893

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Westminster, CA

80+

Average cost per session

$175

Therapists in Westminster, CA who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
80% Depression
62% Relationship Issues
61% Trauma and PTSD
61% Coping Skills
59% Grief
56% Self Esteem

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

87% Cigna and Evernorth
85% Aetna
85% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Westminster, CA see their clients

85% In Person and Online
15% Online Only

Gender breakdown

73% Female
25% Male
2% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Westminster?

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.