Therapists in Yorba Linda, CA

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Carly Harris
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA
Verified
Yorba Linda, CA 92885  (Online Only)
Relationships - sometimes it feels like we can’t live with them, but we can’t live without them. They are central to our home, work, and social lives, but can cause feelings of stress, anxiety, and even depression. If you feel stuck in the same old song and dance - there is hope! Even though it takes “two to tango”, one person can be the catalyst for change. If you are a parent struggling to get through the day, a spouse hiding how you really feel from your partner, or an individual desiring a relationship, but feeling defeated that no matter how many dating apps you try, “the one” doesn’t seem to be out there... you are not alone.
Relationships - sometimes it feels like we can’t live with them, but we can’t live without them. They are central to our home, work, and social lives, but can cause feelings of stress, anxiety, and even depression. If you feel stuck in the same old song and dance - there is hope! Even though it takes “two to tango”, one person can be the catalyst for change. If you are a parent struggling to get through the day, a spouse hiding how you really feel from your partner, or an individual desiring a relationship, but feeling defeated that no matter how many dating apps you try, “the one” doesn’t seem to be out there... you are not alone.
(714) 364-0245 View (714) 364-0245
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Pillow Talk Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, she/her
Verified
3 Endorsed
Yorba Linda, CA 92887  (Online Only)
ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS! Schedule free 15 min consultation at www.pillowtalktherapy.com to start! Couples/Relationship Therapy (LGBTQIA+ and poly/kink affirming), Sex Therapy (physical/emotional issues affecting sexual relationship), Trauma (IFS); PRIVATE PAY ONLY (can provide superbill but cannot guarantee insurance payment). Currently offering telehealth only for clients within California and Florida.
ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS! Schedule free 15 min consultation at www.pillowtalktherapy.com to start! Couples/Relationship Therapy (LGBTQIA+ and poly/kink affirming), Sex Therapy (physical/emotional issues affecting sexual relationship), Trauma (IFS); PRIVATE PAY ONLY (can provide superbill but cannot guarantee insurance payment). Currently offering telehealth only for clients within California and Florida.
(714) 989-7369 View (714) 989-7369
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Dr. Joshua R. Purga
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Yorba Linda, CA 92886  (Online Only)
Welcome to my practice. I’ve been practicing psychology for over 20 years. Clients experience me as interactive and relatable while offering up practical tools, strategies, and solutions to their problems in life. I employ a variety of therapeutic interventions/theories, though CBT is a mainstay in my clinical work.
Welcome to my practice. I’ve been practicing psychology for over 20 years. Clients experience me as interactive and relatable while offering up practical tools, strategies, and solutions to their problems in life. I employ a variety of therapeutic interventions/theories, though CBT is a mainstay in my clinical work.
(714) 292-3153 View (714) 292-3153
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Journey Onward Child and Family Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, RPT-S™
Verified
1 Endorsed
Yorba Linda, CA 92886
Not accepting new clients
Is your child feeling fearful and anxious? Does he/she have a hard time separating from you? Has your child gone through a traumatic event? Is your teenager appearing to withdraw, and is easily irritable? Is your family currently going through a major life-changing transition? Do you, as a parent/caregiver, feel overwhelmed and helpless? And no matter what you do, your child continues to struggle? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, you have made the right choice to be here. You've probably been debating about seeking help for a while. I am glad you found me and have taken the courageous step to seek support.
Is your child feeling fearful and anxious? Does he/she have a hard time separating from you? Has your child gone through a traumatic event? Is your teenager appearing to withdraw, and is easily irritable? Is your family currently going through a major life-changing transition? Do you, as a parent/caregiver, feel overwhelmed and helpless? And no matter what you do, your child continues to struggle? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, you have made the right choice to be here. You've probably been debating about seeking help for a while. I am glad you found me and have taken the courageous step to seek support.
(714) 361-0967 View (714) 361-0967
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Jennifer M. Edwards
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, ASW, MSW
Verified
5 Endorsed
Yorba Linda, CA 92887  (Online Only)
Currently accepting new clients. Reaching out for support can feel scary and takes courage. I use a strengths-based approach when working collaboratively with clients to identify goals and develop a plan to move forward. I believe a safe and comfortable therapy environment is created through empathy, teaching, and humor.
Currently accepting new clients. Reaching out for support can feel scary and takes courage. I use a strengths-based approach when working collaboratively with clients to identify goals and develop a plan to move forward. I believe a safe and comfortable therapy environment is created through empathy, teaching, and humor.
(949) 799-4334 View (949) 799-4334
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Greg Logan
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Yorba Linda, CA 92886
I believe you can change our life. But you don't have to do it alone. I'm committed to helping people just like you overcome obstacles that are holding them back and preventing them from living a happier and healthier life. Do you feel stuck or hopeless? Are you looking for more balance in your life? Are you trying to figure out who you are? Maybe you're struggling with relationships, anxiety or depression. Life's challenges can be overwhelming and we all need help at times.
I believe you can change our life. But you don't have to do it alone. I'm committed to helping people just like you overcome obstacles that are holding them back and preventing them from living a happier and healthier life. Do you feel stuck or hopeless? Are you looking for more balance in your life? Are you trying to figure out who you are? Maybe you're struggling with relationships, anxiety or depression. Life's challenges can be overwhelming and we all need help at times.
(949) 536-7730 View (949) 536-7730
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Hanna Perez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Yorba Linda, CA 92886
Hello, I'm Hanna Perez, an LCSW based in Los Angeles, California. I specialize in providing telehealth therapy for children and their parents, and young adults. Focusing on anxiety, trauma, and enhancing the parent-child relationship. My approach integrates Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to empower clients toward emotional well-being. The most common approaches I use are CBT, CPP, Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. I draw from these approaches depending on the need and goal of the individual.
Hello, I'm Hanna Perez, an LCSW based in Los Angeles, California. I specialize in providing telehealth therapy for children and their parents, and young adults. Focusing on anxiety, trauma, and enhancing the parent-child relationship. My approach integrates Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to empower clients toward emotional well-being. The most common approaches I use are CBT, CPP, Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. I draw from these approaches depending on the need and goal of the individual.
(657) 837-1854 View (657) 837-1854
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Kevin DENHAM
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, Associa
Verified
Yorba Linda, CA 92887
As a therapist at Inspired Resolutions Counseling, I am focused on working with “especially hard to reach teens”, who are in need of help. I have 10 plus years of experience working with teens, including teaching high school Spanish, leading teen Christian groups, and working with teens in martial arts. As a father of 3, I am committed to helping families find health and happiness regardless of the struggles they currently find themselves dealing with. I also have a heart for working with Spanish speaking families and underserved families in the community.
As a therapist at Inspired Resolutions Counseling, I am focused on working with “especially hard to reach teens”, who are in need of help. I have 10 plus years of experience working with teens, including teaching high school Spanish, leading teen Christian groups, and working with teens in martial arts. As a father of 3, I am committed to helping families find health and happiness regardless of the struggles they currently find themselves dealing with. I also have a heart for working with Spanish speaking families and underserved families in the community.
(714) 695-5283 x405 View (714) 695-5283 x405
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Dan Lucey
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC, MA
Verified
Yorba Linda, CA 92886  (Online Only)
I specialize in helping people overcome depression and anxiety, especially those who have had traumatic, judgmental, and neglectful childhoods. I employ cutting-edge, evidence-based practices that have consistently proven to uncover the root cause of your distress so that you experience healing at the roots. Symptoms of anxiety and depression will dissolve. It's more than talk therapy; it’s a healing therapy that empowers you to live an authentic and free life filled with peace joy and purpose. You see, your past (particularly your childhood and teen years) has the greatest influence on who you believe yourself to be.
I specialize in helping people overcome depression and anxiety, especially those who have had traumatic, judgmental, and neglectful childhoods. I employ cutting-edge, evidence-based practices that have consistently proven to uncover the root cause of your distress so that you experience healing at the roots. Symptoms of anxiety and depression will dissolve. It's more than talk therapy; it’s a healing therapy that empowers you to live an authentic and free life filled with peace joy and purpose. You see, your past (particularly your childhood and teen years) has the greatest influence on who you believe yourself to be.
(714) 786-5788 View (714) 786-5788
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Kimberly Miller
Psychologist, PsyD, MA
Verified
2 Endorsed
Yorba Linda, CA 92886
DON'T SUFFER ALONE IN PAIN. RELATIONSHIP COUNSELLING CAN HELP. Dr. Miller has helped over 1000 individuals and couples create lasting relationships and she has dedicated her career to helping people overcome relationship challenges. Relationship counseling isn't just for couples. If you're currently single or in a relationship you can benefit from counseling to resolve your issues. Working individually in counseling can be very effective for changing your relationships with friends, family members or loved ones, or learning how to start a relationship.
DON'T SUFFER ALONE IN PAIN. RELATIONSHIP COUNSELLING CAN HELP. Dr. Miller has helped over 1000 individuals and couples create lasting relationships and she has dedicated her career to helping people overcome relationship challenges. Relationship counseling isn't just for couples. If you're currently single or in a relationship you can benefit from counseling to resolve your issues. Working individually in counseling can be very effective for changing your relationships with friends, family members or loved ones, or learning how to start a relationship.
(714) 215-9841 View (714) 215-9841
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Brandon Joffe
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Yorba Linda, CA 92887
As the founder of Inspired Resolutions my goal is to provide more effective and consistent services for teens, families, and marriages. With over 18 years of experience I began at the Substance Abuse Foundation. I then joined with "Shields for Families" working with the middle and high school population in Compton. In 2007 I became a Drug Court therapist on a collaborative team including probation and legal experts. I am one of the few therapists that has integrated mental health with nutrition and physical health.
As the founder of Inspired Resolutions my goal is to provide more effective and consistent services for teens, families, and marriages. With over 18 years of experience I began at the Substance Abuse Foundation. I then joined with "Shields for Families" working with the middle and high school population in Compton. In 2007 I became a Drug Court therapist on a collaborative team including probation and legal experts. I am one of the few therapists that has integrated mental health with nutrition and physical health.
(909) 474-7630 View (909) 474-7630
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Donna M Minor
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Yorba Linda, CA 92886
Get the life changing results you need, want, and deserve. Donna has the training and experience to assist her clients with issues that span a lifetime. When relationships break down because of illness, addiction, mental health, or age related issues, having the right professional to assist you is a must. Using a number of proven therapies including cognitive-behavioral therapy, Donna will help you find your way out of the problem and into the solution. She also has experience with 12-step and church based recovery programs. Heal your emotions and find solutions in a non-judgemental environment.
Get the life changing results you need, want, and deserve. Donna has the training and experience to assist her clients with issues that span a lifetime. When relationships break down because of illness, addiction, mental health, or age related issues, having the right professional to assist you is a must. Using a number of proven therapies including cognitive-behavioral therapy, Donna will help you find your way out of the problem and into the solution. She also has experience with 12-step and church based recovery programs. Heal your emotions and find solutions in a non-judgemental environment.
(714) 752-0892 View (714) 752-0892
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Sherrie Campbell
Psychologist, MA, PhD, HDA, Author
Verified
Yorba Linda, CA 92886
I believe in being open and interactive in my sessions to establish a real relationship with each person. With a genuine back and forth in a relationship I am better able to assess where people are going wrong in their own relationships. I will provide you with practical and usable tools. I am not here to simply listen in each session. People seek guidance to instigate change and my purpose in the lives of my patients is to effect that change. I specialize in helping people through the process of leaving toxic relationships.
I believe in being open and interactive in my sessions to establish a real relationship with each person. With a genuine back and forth in a relationship I am better able to assess where people are going wrong in their own relationships. I will provide you with practical and usable tools. I am not here to simply listen in each session. People seek guidance to instigate change and my purpose in the lives of my patients is to effect that change. I specialize in helping people through the process of leaving toxic relationships.
(714) 248-5913 View (714) 248-5913
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Claudia Vandermolen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Yorba Linda, CA 92886
Claudia Vandermolen LCS81492. My approach to therapy is rooted in evidence-based practices, and I tailor my interventions to meet the unique needs of each client. I offer a background in people of color and intergenerational trauma issues. I have a wide variety of experience working in clinically demanding settings including forensic psychiatric facility, jail, County Mental Health, Juvenile Court/foster care systems, homeless population, and sex offender mental health treatment.
Claudia Vandermolen LCS81492. My approach to therapy is rooted in evidence-based practices, and I tailor my interventions to meet the unique needs of each client. I offer a background in people of color and intergenerational trauma issues. I have a wide variety of experience working in clinically demanding settings including forensic psychiatric facility, jail, County Mental Health, Juvenile Court/foster care systems, homeless population, and sex offender mental health treatment.
(657) 837-2129 View (657) 837-2129
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Joy Shabandar
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, PhD, NCC, LPCC, LADC
Verified
Yorba Linda, CA 92887
The type of therapy I do is called existential and person-centered. I believe in unconditional positive regard and that all people are entitled to respect, care, empathy, and to seek what is in their best interest as a human being. My approach to therapy is that we all have the ability to change and grow if provided with the right tools and insight. Treatment goals assist you in what you want and I am an instrument to assist you in obtaining your goals whatever those may be. Trauma, Addiction, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Issues are my specialty.
The type of therapy I do is called existential and person-centered. I believe in unconditional positive regard and that all people are entitled to respect, care, empathy, and to seek what is in their best interest as a human being. My approach to therapy is that we all have the ability to change and grow if provided with the right tools and insight. Treatment goals assist you in what you want and I am an instrument to assist you in obtaining your goals whatever those may be. Trauma, Addiction, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Issues are my specialty.
(714) 451-7593 View (714) 451-7593
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Natalie Brooke Atkinson
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, APCC
Verified
Yorba Linda, CA 92887
I received my Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University in 2022. While still in school, I started my career in community mental health at Straight Talk Counseling. Straight Talk was where I found my passion for working with individuals and families. I started working at Inspired Resolutions Counseling in 2022. Most of my clientele consists of teenagers in high school and young adults in college. I love this population because of their investment in their mental health and willingness to listen. It's okay to ask for help, and it's okay to share your feelings. Be honest. Be authentic.
I received my Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University in 2022. While still in school, I started my career in community mental health at Straight Talk Counseling. Straight Talk was where I found my passion for working with individuals and families. I started working at Inspired Resolutions Counseling in 2022. Most of my clientele consists of teenagers in high school and young adults in college. I love this population because of their investment in their mental health and willingness to listen. It's okay to ask for help, and it's okay to share your feelings. Be honest. Be authentic.
(714) 243-5252 View (714) 243-5252
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Stephanie K Hon
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LPCC, MA
Verified
Yorba Linda, CA 92886
Welcome! Life has many ups, downs, twists, and turns leaving you wondering which path to take. You can even start feeling stuck. Sometimes we only focus on the path once traveled. Sometimes we get too tangled in the path that is not yet within our reach. My goal is to help you focus on your present journey and where you would like your journey to lead. I look forward to understanding your story, while overcoming obstacles, identifying triggers, further developing coping skills, exploring what is important to you, and helping you live a fulfilled life.
Welcome! Life has many ups, downs, twists, and turns leaving you wondering which path to take. You can even start feeling stuck. Sometimes we only focus on the path once traveled. Sometimes we get too tangled in the path that is not yet within our reach. My goal is to help you focus on your present journey and where you would like your journey to lead. I look forward to understanding your story, while overcoming obstacles, identifying triggers, further developing coping skills, exploring what is important to you, and helping you live a fulfilled life.
(657) 204-1894 View (657) 204-1894
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Ashley Hudson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Yorba Linda, CA 92886
From the outside you are this high achieving teenager that meets everyone's expectations. But on the inside, you have anxiety and are silently drowning. You never feel good enough. You feel exhausted constantly worrying about what others think of you and trying to keep afloat. You consistently push your emotions to the side to please others and not disappoint. You are feeling lonely, outgrowing friendships, and feeling guilty wanting more in your friendships. You feel nervous and anxious about making new friends for fear they won't like you. We understand and we are here to help.
From the outside you are this high achieving teenager that meets everyone's expectations. But on the inside, you have anxiety and are silently drowning. You never feel good enough. You feel exhausted constantly worrying about what others think of you and trying to keep afloat. You consistently push your emotions to the side to please others and not disappoint. You are feeling lonely, outgrowing friendships, and feeling guilty wanting more in your friendships. You feel nervous and anxious about making new friends for fear they won't like you. We understand and we are here to help.
(714) 202-6721 View (714) 202-6721
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Tiffany Marie Atalla
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Yorba Linda, CA 92887
Do you desire to overcome obstacles and reach your goals this season? Let's remove the roadblocks to your happiness. I welcome working together to find the best solutions for unresolved issues, relationship dysfunction and stressors so that you can lead a happier, healthier and more productive life! Often what is needed is an unbiased ear, who will listen without judgment to thoughts, feelings, or fears and work with you to gain healthy insights and create the positive changes you desire. I am committed to providing quality counseling to individuals, couples and families. Today is the day to get unstuck and redefine your life!
Do you desire to overcome obstacles and reach your goals this season? Let's remove the roadblocks to your happiness. I welcome working together to find the best solutions for unresolved issues, relationship dysfunction and stressors so that you can lead a happier, healthier and more productive life! Often what is needed is an unbiased ear, who will listen without judgment to thoughts, feelings, or fears and work with you to gain healthy insights and create the positive changes you desire. I am committed to providing quality counseling to individuals, couples and families. Today is the day to get unstuck and redefine your life!
(949) 482-4319 View (949) 482-4319
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New Beginnings Christian Counseling
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Yorba Linda, CA 92886
New Beginnings is focused on serving the whole family and thus we meet with young adults, adults, and couples. We are a Christian Counseling practice, made up of Bible believing, Christ following, Jesus loving providers. We are committed with helping you heal and restore your soul. We empower our clients through life’s difficulties such as trauma, fear, anxiety, grief and loss, and marital problems. Our ideal client is open and willing to work on healing and is dedicated to the process of change.
New Beginnings is focused on serving the whole family and thus we meet with young adults, adults, and couples. We are a Christian Counseling practice, made up of Bible believing, Christ following, Jesus loving providers. We are committed with helping you heal and restore your soul. We empower our clients through life’s difficulties such as trauma, fear, anxiety, grief and loss, and marital problems. Our ideal client is open and willing to work on healing and is dedicated to the process of change.
(714) 312-6683 View (714) 312-6683

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Number of Therapists in Yorba Linda, CA

200+

Average cost per session

$170

Therapists in Yorba Linda, CA who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
91% Depression
82% Relationship Issues
77% Self Esteem
74% Grief
72% Coping Skills
68% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

64% Aetna
52% Cigna and Evernorth
49% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Yorba Linda, CA see their clients

77% In Person and Online
23% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
22% Male

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How can I find a therapist in Yorba Linda?

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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.