Therapists in Westminster, CA

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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
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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
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Pooja Sharma
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Westminster, CA 92683
I provide a holistic, integrative approach in healing to help clients achieve their personal goals by building a relationship based on empathy, trust, and care. As an integrative therapist, I strive to promote healing that looks at the whole person, through the prism of body, mind, and spirit, and considers all aspects of life that factor into one's well-being and pathway to happiness. I offer my services in a safe, comfortable and supportive environment, where I use a personalized approach tailored to each client's individual needs in an effort to help them attain personal growth I have experience with individuals and families.
I provide a holistic, integrative approach in healing to help clients achieve their personal goals by building a relationship based on empathy, trust, and care. As an integrative therapist, I strive to promote healing that looks at the whole person, through the prism of body, mind, and spirit, and considers all aspects of life that factor into one's well-being and pathway to happiness. I offer my services in a safe, comfortable and supportive environment, where I use a personalized approach tailored to each client's individual needs in an effort to help them attain personal growth I have experience with individuals and families.
(657) 837-3829 View (657) 837-3829
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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
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Jody Pratt
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Westminster, CA 92683
Welcome! My name is Jody Pratt and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 14 years of experience. I typically work with individuals who report anxiety, depression or trauma. I also work with couples who are having difficulty resolving conflict, experienced trauma, or are struggling to connect. My approach to therapy is holistic and systemic . That means I see you as a human being with many dimensions who comes from a unique historical context and currently lives in a complex situation.
Welcome! My name is Jody Pratt and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 14 years of experience. I typically work with individuals who report anxiety, depression or trauma. I also work with couples who are having difficulty resolving conflict, experienced trauma, or are struggling to connect. My approach to therapy is holistic and systemic . That means I see you as a human being with many dimensions who comes from a unique historical context and currently lives in a complex situation.
(657) 255-6437 View (657) 255-6437
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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
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Gilberto Garcia-Torres
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Westminster, CA 92683
Gil García-Torres is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker practicing since 1993. He graduated from California State University Long Beach, with a Master of Social Work. He practices from a multi-cultural strengths-based lens assisting clients in making changes to increase their life satisfaction. He specializes in the treatment of adults exposed to adverse life events, as well as childhood and cultural trauma, mood and anxiety disorders, grief and loss, ADHD, and LGBTQ+ issues.
Gil García-Torres is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker practicing since 1993. He graduated from California State University Long Beach, with a Master of Social Work. He practices from a multi-cultural strengths-based lens assisting clients in making changes to increase their life satisfaction. He specializes in the treatment of adults exposed to adverse life events, as well as childhood and cultural trauma, mood and anxiety disorders, grief and loss, ADHD, and LGBTQ+ issues.
(657) 571-6951 View (657) 571-6951
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Lia Ek
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Westminster, CA 92683
When we live in a society that is obsessed with happiness and perfection, it is not uncommon to feel inadequate. You are not broken. You are valuable and worthy of love. I help my clients not to live perfect lives, but to live meaningful ones. I am here to help you navigate issues related to everyday life stressors, adjusting to new challenges, roles, and situations, anxiety, depression, substance use, postpartum depression, and relationship issues. Choosing a therapist can be overwhelming. I believe that you should find someone you feel comfortable working with. This can take some time, but it is worth it.
When we live in a society that is obsessed with happiness and perfection, it is not uncommon to feel inadequate. You are not broken. You are valuable and worthy of love. I help my clients not to live perfect lives, but to live meaningful ones. I am here to help you navigate issues related to everyday life stressors, adjusting to new challenges, roles, and situations, anxiety, depression, substance use, postpartum depression, and relationship issues. Choosing a therapist can be overwhelming. I believe that you should find someone you feel comfortable working with. This can take some time, but it is worth it.
(714) 409-0741 View (714) 409-0741
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Thang Mike Huynh
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Westminster, CA 92683
30 years experiences with Mental Health/Alcohol and Other Drugs/Dual Diagnosis Program. Have contract with Agency approved by Parole/Court to provide psychotherapy to clients who are on parole or probation. Consultant for Pacificare, Blue Shield, Blue Cross, United Health and Orange County Social Services Agency. Certified Sex Offender Treatment Specialist. I also could read, speak and write Vietnamese fluently and considered myself as bi-cultures. My therapy approaches are precise, rapid and focused
30 years experiences with Mental Health/Alcohol and Other Drugs/Dual Diagnosis Program. Have contract with Agency approved by Parole/Court to provide psychotherapy to clients who are on parole or probation. Consultant for Pacificare, Blue Shield, Blue Cross, United Health and Orange County Social Services Agency. Certified Sex Offender Treatment Specialist. I also could read, speak and write Vietnamese fluently and considered myself as bi-cultures. My therapy approaches are precise, rapid and focused
(714) 489-5870 View (714) 489-5870
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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
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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
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Kimberly Harris
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Westminster, CA 92683
Hello, my name is Kimberly Harris. I have been helping people for 15 years. I believe that everyone has the potential to live a fulfilling life, and I am here to help you achieve that.
Hello, my name is Kimberly Harris. I have been helping people for 15 years. I believe that everyone has the potential to live a fulfilling life, and I am here to help you achieve that.
(657) 837-6180 View (657) 837-6180
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Nicole Carmona
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Westminster, CA 92683
Thank you for stopping by! My name is Nicole Carmona, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) providing teletherapy services in California. A bit about my educational and professional background: I attended Azusa Pacific University, earning a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, followed by attending Cal State University, Fullerton, where I earned my Master in Social Work.
Thank you for stopping by! My name is Nicole Carmona, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) providing teletherapy services in California. A bit about my educational and professional background: I attended Azusa Pacific University, earning a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, followed by attending Cal State University, Fullerton, where I earned my Master in Social Work.
(657) 571-3529 View (657) 571-3529
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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
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Ronald Gellis
Psychologist, LCP
Verified Verified
Westminster, CA 92683
I am Dr. Ron Gellis and have been a Christian and Licensed Clinical, Forensic and Sports Neuropsychologist for many years. I have served in the Navy and am passionate about working with Veterans, First Responders, and their Families. I played D1 soccer, run 20 marathons, taught scuba as well as being an award-winning underwater photographer, and competed at the CrossFit Games for 3 years. I am here to help you. I am passionate about working with Veterans, First Responders, and Families as well as the most overlooked population therein, their children.
I am Dr. Ron Gellis and have been a Christian and Licensed Clinical, Forensic and Sports Neuropsychologist for many years. I have served in the Navy and am passionate about working with Veterans, First Responders, and their Families. I played D1 soccer, run 20 marathons, taught scuba as well as being an award-winning underwater photographer, and competed at the CrossFit Games for 3 years. I am here to help you. I am passionate about working with Veterans, First Responders, and Families as well as the most overlooked population therein, their children.
(657) 239-4705 View (657) 239-4705
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Victoria Wuest
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Westminster, CA 92683
My name is Victoria Wuest, and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) based in Redding, California, and working with clients statewide via telehealth. I work with children, adolescents, and adults; I specialize in trauma, anxiety, and stress. I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), harm reduction, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) to help my clients meet their goals and develop skills to help them feel better.
My name is Victoria Wuest, and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) based in Redding, California, and working with clients statewide via telehealth. I work with children, adolescents, and adults; I specialize in trauma, anxiety, and stress. I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), harm reduction, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) to help my clients meet their goals and develop skills to help them feel better.
(657) 837-1582 View (657) 837-1582

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
86% Aetna
84% 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.