Therapists in Yolo County, CA

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Dr. Allison Meins
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Davis, CA 95616
I help college students with anxiety, depression, grief and loss, relationships and communication issues, perfectionism, self-worth, and transitional life stages. My approach is collaborative, inclusive, and playful. I use cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, and acceptance and commitment therapy. By analyzing your values and building your strengths, I hope you can reclaim your motivation and lead a life of meaning and fulfillment.My educational studies provided a strong theoretical and experiential foundation.
I help college students with anxiety, depression, grief and loss, relationships and communication issues, perfectionism, self-worth, and transitional life stages. My approach is collaborative, inclusive, and playful. I use cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, and acceptance and commitment therapy. By analyzing your values and building your strengths, I hope you can reclaim your motivation and lead a life of meaning and fulfillment.My educational studies provided a strong theoretical and experiential foundation.
(530) 363-1254 View (530) 363-1254
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Jonathan Schlinger
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Davis, CA 95616
Do you seek to better understand yourself, ease suffering, grow to your full potential, both individually and in relationships, and be more present in your life? Then you're in the right place. Many of the things with which we struggle, such as anxiety and depression, are ultimately tied to difficulties in how we relate to ourselves, and perhaps even more so, to others. Because of this, I see our relationship in therapy as the most important factor in helping you achieve your goals. When we feel supported, understood, and compassionately challenged, growth occurs over time at the level of the brain, promoting long-term change.
Do you seek to better understand yourself, ease suffering, grow to your full potential, both individually and in relationships, and be more present in your life? Then you're in the right place. Many of the things with which we struggle, such as anxiety and depression, are ultimately tied to difficulties in how we relate to ourselves, and perhaps even more so, to others. Because of this, I see our relationship in therapy as the most important factor in helping you achieve your goals. When we feel supported, understood, and compassionately challenged, growth occurs over time at the level of the brain, promoting long-term change.
(530) 456-4724 View (530) 456-4724
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Meghan Woods
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Davis, CA 95616
𝗔𝗧𝗧𝗘𝗡𝗧𝗜𝗢𝗡 𝗔𝗗𝗨𝗟𝗧𝗦 & 𝗖𝗢𝗨𝗣𝗟𝗘𝗦: Does it feel like painful experiences of the past are still impacting you? Is it hard to connect with others, communicate effectively, and feel safe in relationships and in the world? No matter how hard you try, are you stuck in the same pattern? Does all of this confusion and hurt leave you with feelings of shame, depression, anxiety, and fear? Are these feelings starting to impact your sense of self or your views on relationships? When we experience trauma or life challenges, it can feel like we’re in a cycle of suffering. It doesn't have to be this way. 𝗜 𝗰𝗮𝗻 𝗵𝗲𝗹𝗽.
𝗔𝗧𝗧𝗘𝗡𝗧𝗜𝗢𝗡 𝗔𝗗𝗨𝗟𝗧𝗦 & 𝗖𝗢𝗨𝗣𝗟𝗘𝗦: Does it feel like painful experiences of the past are still impacting you? Is it hard to connect with others, communicate effectively, and feel safe in relationships and in the world? No matter how hard you try, are you stuck in the same pattern? Does all of this confusion and hurt leave you with feelings of shame, depression, anxiety, and fear? Are these feelings starting to impact your sense of self or your views on relationships? When we experience trauma or life challenges, it can feel like we’re in a cycle of suffering. It doesn't have to be this way. 𝗜 𝗰𝗮𝗻 𝗵𝗲𝗹𝗽.
(530) 732-1130 View (530) 732-1130
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Cathy G Neuhauser
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Davis, CA 95616
My psychotherapy practice is built around helping people create significant changes in the way they are able to live their lives. Those who have been challenged by the experience of becoming parents of a difficult child, those who have had their lives disrupted by trauma, those struggling with food issues, and those who desire to deepen their understanding of themselves are among the people who will find a welcoming space in my office to slow down and reflect. I believe that living a mindful and aware life is a true blessing.
My psychotherapy practice is built around helping people create significant changes in the way they are able to live their lives. Those who have been challenged by the experience of becoming parents of a difficult child, those who have had their lives disrupted by trauma, those struggling with food issues, and those who desire to deepen their understanding of themselves are among the people who will find a welcoming space in my office to slow down and reflect. I believe that living a mindful and aware life is a true blessing.
(530) 723-1438 View (530) 723-1438
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Sara Ruebelt, Ph.D, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT, LPC
Verified
7 Endorsed
Davis, CA 95616
My life’s work is to improve & understand human relationships, and to help others live a life of meaning and authenticity. I strive to build bridges of understanding between multiple realities and reframing perspectives. I work with individuals, couples, families, and groups. I specialize in trauma, transitions, cross-cultural adjustment, personal or professional relationship difficulties, parenting, grief, and marital issues.
My life’s work is to improve & understand human relationships, and to help others live a life of meaning and authenticity. I strive to build bridges of understanding between multiple realities and reframing perspectives. I work with individuals, couples, families, and groups. I specialize in trauma, transitions, cross-cultural adjustment, personal or professional relationship difficulties, parenting, grief, and marital issues.
(530) 554-1442 View (530) 554-1442
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Mitchel Adler
Psychologist, PsyD, CGP
Verified
Davis, CA 95616
My practice focuses on helping people develop healthier relationships with themselves and others. I believe in building a safe, respectful and compassionate relationship with my clients where we can exchange direct, honest, and meaningful feedback. Within this trusting relationship, we can explore your challenges and strengths so that you have more healthy choices regarding your life goals. Whether you struggle with anxiety, depression, stress, anger, isolation, grief or relationship issues, or if you simply want to live more authentically and fully, there is hope. Key elements in the change process include curiosity and a desire to learn about yourself.
My practice focuses on helping people develop healthier relationships with themselves and others. I believe in building a safe, respectful and compassionate relationship with my clients where we can exchange direct, honest, and meaningful feedback. Within this trusting relationship, we can explore your challenges and strengths so that you have more healthy choices regarding your life goals. Whether you struggle with anxiety, depression, stress, anger, isolation, grief or relationship issues, or if you simply want to live more authentically and fully, there is hope. Key elements in the change process include curiosity and a desire to learn about yourself.
(530) 639-8000 View (530) 639-8000
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Renee Gilbert
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, PhD, LMFT
Verified
Davis, CA 95616
Often,for individuals, distilling the complexities of life can be daunting but transformative. Discovering one's aspirations can offer life-changing insight. I help shape each step so that it matches your particular goals, and dreams. I hope you will allow me to accompany you on this challenging journey of mindful self- exploration.
Often,for individuals, distilling the complexities of life can be daunting but transformative. Discovering one's aspirations can offer life-changing insight. I help shape each step so that it matches your particular goals, and dreams. I hope you will allow me to accompany you on this challenging journey of mindful self- exploration.
(530) 787-5159 View (530) 787-5159
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Toni Rey
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Davis, CA 95616
Are you distressed? Anxious? Wish life felt more positive? Would you, on your own or with your partner, like to work through what's bothering you, improve relationships, and feel more confident in going for what you want? Perhaps you'd like support to explore and understand what you're experiencing, and help to make some changes. Meeting with a therapist for time focused solely on you can help you on your journey. With warmth, professionalism, and gentle humor, I'm eager to get to know and work collaboratively with you, to help you find your new path.
Are you distressed? Anxious? Wish life felt more positive? Would you, on your own or with your partner, like to work through what's bothering you, improve relationships, and feel more confident in going for what you want? Perhaps you'd like support to explore and understand what you're experiencing, and help to make some changes. Meeting with a therapist for time focused solely on you can help you on your journey. With warmth, professionalism, and gentle humor, I'm eager to get to know and work collaboratively with you, to help you find your new path.
(916) 502-8928 View (916) 502-8928
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Megan E Evans
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT
Verified
Davis, CA 95616
Worried, sad, confused, in conflict? Can't stop thinking? Feeling little pleasure or joy? Compassionately, I will help you reduce anxiety, resolve old business, uncover your strengths, and connect more deeply with others. With practical information and proven techniques, I can help you access your inner compass, work, sleep and play better. You can learn to trust yourself, work through past hurt and anger, understand and fully appreciate yourself and others. I'm honored to partner with a wide variety of people on their journeys of personal development, and I'm always impressed with the resilience and courage of my clients.
Worried, sad, confused, in conflict? Can't stop thinking? Feeling little pleasure or joy? Compassionately, I will help you reduce anxiety, resolve old business, uncover your strengths, and connect more deeply with others. With practical information and proven techniques, I can help you access your inner compass, work, sleep and play better. You can learn to trust yourself, work through past hurt and anger, understand and fully appreciate yourself and others. I'm honored to partner with a wide variety of people on their journeys of personal development, and I'm always impressed with the resilience and courage of my clients.
(530) 631-3252 View (530) 631-3252
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Stefanie Clifton
Marriage & Family Therapist, MC, LMFT
Verified
4 Endorsed
Davis, CA 95616
I specialize in helping people improve their relationships to others like a partner or a child, but most especially to one's self. Symptoms such as depression or anxiety, or feelings of shame, can interfere with these connections. Our psyches naturally want to move towards health and growth yet we can get stuck or hopeless that relief is possible. I believe in the value of self-acceptance. Given that many trauma feelings were created in relationship, I believe we need a trusting relationship to heal. If I'm that person for you, I take that role very seriously and work hard for your hope, needs, healing, and growth.
I specialize in helping people improve their relationships to others like a partner or a child, but most especially to one's self. Symptoms such as depression or anxiety, or feelings of shame, can interfere with these connections. Our psyches naturally want to move towards health and growth yet we can get stuck or hopeless that relief is possible. I believe in the value of self-acceptance. Given that many trauma feelings were created in relationship, I believe we need a trusting relationship to heal. If I'm that person for you, I take that role very seriously and work hard for your hope, needs, healing, and growth.
(530) 303-2423 View (530) 303-2423
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Sara Licon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Davis, CA 95616
Therapy is the first step in finally letting go of the struggle and stepping into a life that makes you happy. I want to help my clients develop meaningful insights that will contribute to better self-awareness and personal growth. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with 10 years of experience in the field. I provide support and guidance to individuals who deal with issues such as PTSD, anxiety, depression, trauma, low self-esteem, and relationship problems.
Therapy is the first step in finally letting go of the struggle and stepping into a life that makes you happy. I want to help my clients develop meaningful insights that will contribute to better self-awareness and personal growth. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with 10 years of experience in the field. I provide support and guidance to individuals who deal with issues such as PTSD, anxiety, depression, trauma, low self-esteem, and relationship problems.
(530) 631-3270 View (530) 631-3270
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Molly Ann Stanley
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
West Sacramento, CA 95691  (Online Only)
A solid therapeutic relationship is one of the strongest predictors of positive outcomes in therapy. I am glad that you are seeking more information to see if we might be a good fit to work together in meeting your goals. I will keep it brief as some clients prefer to know very little about me. Others seek more information...so if there are any further questions, please don't hesitate to ask.​I was born into a large midwestern family. After high school, I headed to the east coast where I attended the United States Naval Academy.
A solid therapeutic relationship is one of the strongest predictors of positive outcomes in therapy. I am glad that you are seeking more information to see if we might be a good fit to work together in meeting your goals. I will keep it brief as some clients prefer to know very little about me. Others seek more information...so if there are any further questions, please don't hesitate to ask.​I was born into a large midwestern family. After high school, I headed to the east coast where I attended the United States Naval Academy.
(916) 999-7144 View (916) 999-7144
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Jody McCarthy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW
Verified
Davis, CA 95616
Waitlist for new clients
For most of my clients depression or anxiety is impacting life in a negative way. Sometimes grief causes this disruption; sometimes a history of early life trauma continues to undermine a sense of well-being; sometimes low self-esteem or feelings of being alone are intensifying. One may be struggling and hasn't yet found a way to make sense of why--"something just feels wrong inside of me but others cannot see or understand it."
For most of my clients depression or anxiety is impacting life in a negative way. Sometimes grief causes this disruption; sometimes a history of early life trauma continues to undermine a sense of well-being; sometimes low self-esteem or feelings of being alone are intensifying. One may be struggling and hasn't yet found a way to make sense of why--"something just feels wrong inside of me but others cannot see or understand it."
(530) 413-7840 View (530) 413-7840
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Kari L Lloyd-Fisher
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Davis, CA 95616
Not accepting new clients
With nearly 20 years of clinical experience, I enjoy working with clients of all ages and stages. I have extensive skills in working with children, teens, adults, families & couples.
With nearly 20 years of clinical experience, I enjoy working with clients of all ages and stages. I have extensive skills in working with children, teens, adults, families & couples.
(916) 678-1989 View (916) 678-1989
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Jessica Pauline Vazquez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Davis, CA 95618
Thank you for taking the time to read my page. I have a private practice downtown Davis focusing on relationships, families, marriage therapy, non-monogamy, and sex therapy. I also offer a collaborative and supportive partnership in addressing relationship trauma, challenges with sex, and sexual trauma. In addition to working with adults, I enjoy working with adolescents experiencing stress and anxiety. I am also involved in cutting edge psychotherapy practices such as psychedelic integrative therapy. My practice includes individual therapy, brief and long-term therapy, sex therapy, and Emotionally Focused Therapy for couples.
Thank you for taking the time to read my page. I have a private practice downtown Davis focusing on relationships, families, marriage therapy, non-monogamy, and sex therapy. I also offer a collaborative and supportive partnership in addressing relationship trauma, challenges with sex, and sexual trauma. In addition to working with adults, I enjoy working with adolescents experiencing stress and anxiety. I am also involved in cutting edge psychotherapy practices such as psychedelic integrative therapy. My practice includes individual therapy, brief and long-term therapy, sex therapy, and Emotionally Focused Therapy for couples.
(279) 201-5061 View (279) 201-5061
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Cara Arndorfer
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
3 Endorsed
Davis, CA 95616
Whether therapy is your first step toward change or one of the last options you've considered, getting the support you need takes courage and strength. Finding a good fit is an important step. My approach to therapy is tailored to your needs. I'll provide a safe, non-judgmental, and honest atmosphere for expressing your concerns. I'll honor your lived experiences, values, and cultures while exploring your strengths and struggles. We'll collaborate to uncover your personal meaning, hopes for the future, and the tools that would best help you to cope with what's bothering you.
Whether therapy is your first step toward change or one of the last options you've considered, getting the support you need takes courage and strength. Finding a good fit is an important step. My approach to therapy is tailored to your needs. I'll provide a safe, non-judgmental, and honest atmosphere for expressing your concerns. I'll honor your lived experiences, values, and cultures while exploring your strengths and struggles. We'll collaborate to uncover your personal meaning, hopes for the future, and the tools that would best help you to cope with what's bothering you.
(530) 564-1761 View (530) 564-1761
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Scott Weintraub
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Davis, CA 95616
You have the capacity to live in a way that is uniquely authentic, and there are times when our challenges feel too big to handle alone. Therapy is a collaborative team effort, and together we will work to understand how your experiences, identity, family, relationships, personal trauma, culture, and major life changes impact how you want to live your life. I will help you find insight and develop emotional management skills when anxiety, depression, or other experiences get in the way of your ability to actualize your fullest self.
You have the capacity to live in a way that is uniquely authentic, and there are times when our challenges feel too big to handle alone. Therapy is a collaborative team effort, and together we will work to understand how your experiences, identity, family, relationships, personal trauma, culture, and major life changes impact how you want to live your life. I will help you find insight and develop emotional management skills when anxiety, depression, or other experiences get in the way of your ability to actualize your fullest self.
(530) 230-3492 View (530) 230-3492
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Anni M Schairer
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT
Verified
Davis, CA 95616
Not accepting new clients
I work with adults of all genders and sexualities in individual, couple, and group settings. I believe that any symptoms or behaviors currently bothering you served a purpose at one time; if they have ceased to be useful, together we can find ways to reduce or eliminate them. I draw most heavily from somatic, cognitive-behavioral, narrative and solution-focused therapies. I specialize in brief, focused work but can engage in longer term work, if this is more appropriate for your concerns.
I work with adults of all genders and sexualities in individual, couple, and group settings. I believe that any symptoms or behaviors currently bothering you served a purpose at one time; if they have ceased to be useful, together we can find ways to reduce or eliminate them. I draw most heavily from somatic, cognitive-behavioral, narrative and solution-focused therapies. I specialize in brief, focused work but can engage in longer term work, if this is more appropriate for your concerns.
(530) 341-2593 View (530) 341-2593
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Noah Roseby Berkoff
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Davis, CA 95616
I work with adolescents and young adults. I specialize in working with adolescents and young adults who are having a particularly difficult time with major life transitions. I also work with clients struggling with depression, anxiety, difficulties with relationships and individuals who are struggling with a particularly difficult period or event in their lives. Regardless of what I am helping with, my treatment begins and ends with the therapeutic relationship. My first priority in treatment is creating a safe, warm and caring environment for my client from which all other work is built on.
I work with adolescents and young adults. I specialize in working with adolescents and young adults who are having a particularly difficult time with major life transitions. I also work with clients struggling with depression, anxiety, difficulties with relationships and individuals who are struggling with a particularly difficult period or event in their lives. Regardless of what I am helping with, my treatment begins and ends with the therapeutic relationship. My first priority in treatment is creating a safe, warm and caring environment for my client from which all other work is built on.
(415) 795-2705 View (415) 795-2705
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Dr. Jennie K. Singer
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Davis, CA 95616
Not accepting new clients
Are you going through a painful life transition? Feel lost? Or that your life needs meaning? Or are you stressed by a relationship or past trauma? I have a psychodynamic/attachment based perspective, and I firmly believe that by connecting current issues with your past life experiences is meaningful and allows for important healing. I also believe that healing takes place within a strong therapeutic relationship, and connection is essential. I have extensive knowledge of trauma, anxiety, depression, relationship dynamics, marriage and parenting concerns, developmental disabilities and learning disabilities. Visit jenniesinger.com.
Are you going through a painful life transition? Feel lost? Or that your life needs meaning? Or are you stressed by a relationship or past trauma? I have a psychodynamic/attachment based perspective, and I firmly believe that by connecting current issues with your past life experiences is meaningful and allows for important healing. I also believe that healing takes place within a strong therapeutic relationship, and connection is essential. I have extensive knowledge of trauma, anxiety, depression, relationship dynamics, marriage and parenting concerns, developmental disabilities and learning disabilities. Visit jenniesinger.com.
(530) 444-8651 View (530) 444-8651

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Number of Therapists in Yolo County, CA

400+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Yolo County, CA who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
87% Depression
80% Relationship Issues
73% Self Esteem
68% Coping Skills
67% Grief
66% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

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

How Therapists in Yolo County, CA see their clients

82% In Person and Online
18% Online Only

Gender breakdown

83% Female
16% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Yolo County?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

What type of therapy is right for me?

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

How much does therapy cost?

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

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

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

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

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

Is online therapy a good option?

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

Are therapy sessions confidential?

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