Therapists in California

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Photo of Sean O'Hara, Psychologist in California
Sean O'Hara
Psychologist, PsyD, NCAC, I, SAP
Verified
San Diego, CA 92127
Sean O'Hara Psy.D, NCAC I, SAP is a State of California and State of Hawai'i Board Licensed Psychologist in San Diego, California and Kahului, Hawai'i, with 33 years experience with psychiatric, mental health, dual-diagnosis and crises intervention health problems. Dr. O'Hara works in Rancho Bernardo and does tele heath sessions. Dr. O'Hara travels the United States to work with clients, corporations and athletes residing in other states. Dr. O'Hara works with all populations and does diversified work with corporations, collegiate and professional sports teams, the entertainment industries and concert tours.
Sean O'Hara Psy.D, NCAC I, SAP is a State of California and State of Hawai'i Board Licensed Psychologist in San Diego, California and Kahului, Hawai'i, with 33 years experience with psychiatric, mental health, dual-diagnosis and crises intervention health problems. Dr. O'Hara works in Rancho Bernardo and does tele heath sessions. Dr. O'Hara travels the United States to work with clients, corporations and athletes residing in other states. Dr. O'Hara works with all populations and does diversified work with corporations, collegiate and professional sports teams, the entertainment industries and concert tours.
(619) 567-5255 View (619) 567-5255
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Jennifer James
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Lodi, CA 95240
Nice to meet you, I'm Jennifer James. I'm a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and I'm passionate about helping my clients experience healing and learn the skills that they need to manage challenges in their lives and relationships. I typically work with clients that are struggling with anxiety, depression, mood disorders, and relationship problems. I have expertise in working with trauma, abuse, and domestic violence as well. My therapeutic approach is somewhat eclectic. I blend pieces of person-centered therapy with self-compassion, mindfulness, and cognitive-behavioral therapy.
Nice to meet you, I'm Jennifer James. I'm a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and I'm passionate about helping my clients experience healing and learn the skills that they need to manage challenges in their lives and relationships. I typically work with clients that are struggling with anxiety, depression, mood disorders, and relationship problems. I have expertise in working with trauma, abuse, and domestic violence as well. My therapeutic approach is somewhat eclectic. I blend pieces of person-centered therapy with self-compassion, mindfulness, and cognitive-behavioral therapy.
(209) 332-4576 View (209) 332-4576
Photo of Benjamin Russack, Marriage & Family Therapist in California
Benjamin Russack
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MFA
Verified
1 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94115
I tend to be quite direct in my approach and begin therapy with a combination of focused goal and solution oriented work. As the therapy proceeds, I then branch out into deeper issues concerning the unconscious, dream work, unresolved trauma and more. Additionally, I specialize and am not limited to, treating depression, anxiety and chemical dependency. Lastly, I also enjoy working with adolescents, couples and families. ** I host a podcast called "Look, Just Tell Me What To Do" which addresses issues related to mental health which is available here https://lookjusttellmewhattodo.podbean.com/ or on most podcast platforms.
I tend to be quite direct in my approach and begin therapy with a combination of focused goal and solution oriented work. As the therapy proceeds, I then branch out into deeper issues concerning the unconscious, dream work, unresolved trauma and more. Additionally, I specialize and am not limited to, treating depression, anxiety and chemical dependency. Lastly, I also enjoy working with adolescents, couples and families. ** I host a podcast called "Look, Just Tell Me What To Do" which addresses issues related to mental health which is available here https://lookjusttellmewhattodo.podbean.com/ or on most podcast platforms.
(415) 735-3508 View (415) 735-3508
Photo of Jacklyn Everage, Pre-Licensed Professional in California
Jacklyn Everage
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
1 Endorsed
Oakland, CA 94613  (Online Only)
Our group practice centralizes care for People of Color, Queer, Transgender, Nonbinary, Neurodivergent, and Disabled communities. We are BIPOC & QT2S+ led. As integrative, holistic healers, we help you work through life adjustments, anxiety, depression, and trauma. If you are entering a process of self-exploration and want to own your place and identity in this world with skilled providers who mirror you, welcome home. Together, we'll discover the parts of you that need to be witnessed, healed, released, and cleared so you can reclaim and empower the parts that have been neglected, forgotten, or ignored.
Our group practice centralizes care for People of Color, Queer, Transgender, Nonbinary, Neurodivergent, and Disabled communities. We are BIPOC & QT2S+ led. As integrative, holistic healers, we help you work through life adjustments, anxiety, depression, and trauma. If you are entering a process of self-exploration and want to own your place and identity in this world with skilled providers who mirror you, welcome home. Together, we'll discover the parts of you that need to be witnessed, healed, released, and cleared so you can reclaim and empower the parts that have been neglected, forgotten, or ignored.
(510) 455-7709 View (510) 455-7709
Photo of Andy Yen, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in California
Andy Yen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
National City, CA 91950
I am a non-judgmental, open-minded, friendly, & respectful practitioner with a genuine passion to help all people be their best selves! I understand that coming to therapy is a personal choice, so I take a person centered approach when building rapport with my clients. I understand what it's like trying to navigate job stress, personal wellbeing, and relationships. Let's talk about how I can support you.
I am a non-judgmental, open-minded, friendly, & respectful practitioner with a genuine passion to help all people be their best selves! I understand that coming to therapy is a personal choice, so I take a person centered approach when building rapport with my clients. I understand what it's like trying to navigate job stress, personal wellbeing, and relationships. Let's talk about how I can support you.
(619) 493-3407 View (619) 493-3407
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Andrea Tomoe
Counselor, MCMHC, LPC, CMHC, LMHC, LPCC
Verified
Burbank, CA 91505
We all deserve a place to process the events that have shaped us. If past traumas are affecting your daily life, therapy can be your path to overcoming these challenges and discovering your inner strength. I firmly believe that living a better, more fulfilling life shouldn't be such a daunting task. As a certified EMDR therapist, my goal is to help you create the life you truly desire. At your core, you already hold the knowledge of your genuine wants and needs. Through therapy, you can gain a deeper understanding of yourself, fostering more satisfying relationships with yourself and others.
We all deserve a place to process the events that have shaped us. If past traumas are affecting your daily life, therapy can be your path to overcoming these challenges and discovering your inner strength. I firmly believe that living a better, more fulfilling life shouldn't be such a daunting task. As a certified EMDR therapist, my goal is to help you create the life you truly desire. At your core, you already hold the knowledge of your genuine wants and needs. Through therapy, you can gain a deeper understanding of yourself, fostering more satisfying relationships with yourself and others.
(213) 205-0852 View (213) 205-0852
Photo of Michelle J Cyganik, Marriage & Family Therapist in California
Michelle J Cyganik
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Oceanside, CA 92054
Are you ready to transform your life? I am here to help Individuals, Couples and Families navigate through the changes, challenges and struggles that we all experience in daily life. Whether you or a loved one are dealing with challenging life events, relationship difficulties, some type of loss, a difficult diagnosis or are just not sure why you are not happy or fulfilled, I believe that these situations are a great opportunity for growth! I am here to help you process your feelings, understand your reactions, develop healthy coping skills and help you find solutions for creating an amazing life. Let's get started!
Are you ready to transform your life? I am here to help Individuals, Couples and Families navigate through the changes, challenges and struggles that we all experience in daily life. Whether you or a loved one are dealing with challenging life events, relationship difficulties, some type of loss, a difficult diagnosis or are just not sure why you are not happy or fulfilled, I believe that these situations are a great opportunity for growth! I am here to help you process your feelings, understand your reactions, develop healthy coping skills and help you find solutions for creating an amazing life. Let's get started!
(760) 316-4403 View (760) 316-4403
Photo of Rocio Ocampo Giancola, Marriage & Family Therapist in California
Rocio Ocampo Giancola
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
San Diego, CA 92108
Hi and thank you for visiting my page. Have you been feeling depressed, anxious or having trouble with relationships in your life? Have you been wanting to talk to someone about something heavy in your heart that burdens you but aren't sure. We ALL need support sometimes. This is the right place. I am committed to supporting your journey to peace, confidence and joy. Give me a call and let's talk briefly to see if this is a right fit. I am bilingual in English and Spanish.
Hi and thank you for visiting my page. Have you been feeling depressed, anxious or having trouble with relationships in your life? Have you been wanting to talk to someone about something heavy in your heart that burdens you but aren't sure. We ALL need support sometimes. This is the right place. I am committed to supporting your journey to peace, confidence and joy. Give me a call and let's talk briefly to see if this is a right fit. I am bilingual in English and Spanish.
(619) 737-1658 View (619) 737-1658
Photo of Kate M O'Sullivan, Marriage & Family Therapist in California
Kate M O'Sullivan
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, SEP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Burbank, CA 91505
Relationship issues, Co-Dependency, Emotional Eating, Trauma and Faith are my areas of clinical experience. Many of us have learned from important early relationships to mute or dismiss our needs, wants and emotions. We might then look to take care of those needs and wants by people pleasing, being over focused on food or weight, or other behaviors that eventually feel out of control. Trauma and or neglect can be at the core of these behaviors. Some people of faith experience difficult challenges in life and have a hard time integrating their faith with their lived experience.
Relationship issues, Co-Dependency, Emotional Eating, Trauma and Faith are my areas of clinical experience. Many of us have learned from important early relationships to mute or dismiss our needs, wants and emotions. We might then look to take care of those needs and wants by people pleasing, being over focused on food or weight, or other behaviors that eventually feel out of control. Trauma and or neglect can be at the core of these behaviors. Some people of faith experience difficult challenges in life and have a hard time integrating their faith with their lived experience.
(818) 938-2229 View (818) 938-2229
Photo of Sarene Russum, Marriage & Family Therapist in California
Sarene Russum
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Lafayette, CA 94549
I SPECIALIZE IN WORKING WITH TEEN GIRLS AND ADULT WOMEN. I am a warm and compassionate therapist. I work with clients to promote understanding and awareness to be able to move beyond obstacles and find a level of acceptance and healing. It takes courage to come to therapy, to feel difficult feelings, to talk about them and to figure out how to cope with them. Therapy is a process, change/healing take time and commitment. I feel passionate about helping people know themselves and feel worthy. I continue to be in awe of people's bravery in the therapeutic process and feel privileged to be a witness.
I SPECIALIZE IN WORKING WITH TEEN GIRLS AND ADULT WOMEN. I am a warm and compassionate therapist. I work with clients to promote understanding and awareness to be able to move beyond obstacles and find a level of acceptance and healing. It takes courage to come to therapy, to feel difficult feelings, to talk about them and to figure out how to cope with them. Therapy is a process, change/healing take time and commitment. I feel passionate about helping people know themselves and feel worthy. I continue to be in awe of people's bravery in the therapeutic process and feel privileged to be a witness.
(925) 357-9631 View (925) 357-9631
Photo of Alejandra Vega, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in California
Alejandra Vega
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Orange, CA 92868  (Online Only)
Life has many obstacles, expectation and changes that can be overwhelming and at time difficult to manage. I provide support to individuals navigating barriers to a happier and meaningful life.I am a Bi-lingual Latina therapist. Graduated from the University of Michigan with a Masters of Social Work degree. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker specialized in working with youth and young adults. In addition to my clinical experience I provide an environment that can be humorous and fun as well as vulnerable and challenging.
Life has many obstacles, expectation and changes that can be overwhelming and at time difficult to manage. I provide support to individuals navigating barriers to a happier and meaningful life.I am a Bi-lingual Latina therapist. Graduated from the University of Michigan with a Masters of Social Work degree. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker specialized in working with youth and young adults. In addition to my clinical experience I provide an environment that can be humorous and fun as well as vulnerable and challenging.
(657) 837-2534 View (657) 837-2534
Photo of Chanel Wittmershaus, Marriage & Family Therapist in California
Chanel Wittmershaus
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, ATR
Verified
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
I have 12 years of experience providing trauma-informed therapy to children, teens, and adults. I work with culturally diverse populations who are struggling with PTSD, anxiety, depression, mood disorders and ADHD. I support clients struggling with identity, physical health challenges, learning challenges, self-esteem, anger, social skills, relationship skills, stress, and grief. I provide a calm supportive space to help client’s process and heal from traumatic experiences. Clients are given the opportunity to learn skills to help cope with the challenges they face.
I have 12 years of experience providing trauma-informed therapy to children, teens, and adults. I work with culturally diverse populations who are struggling with PTSD, anxiety, depression, mood disorders and ADHD. I support clients struggling with identity, physical health challenges, learning challenges, self-esteem, anger, social skills, relationship skills, stress, and grief. I provide a calm supportive space to help client’s process and heal from traumatic experiences. Clients are given the opportunity to learn skills to help cope with the challenges they face.
(707) 598-8521 View (707) 598-8521
Photo of Melissa D. Volchok, Marriage & Family Therapist in California
Melissa D. Volchok
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Northridge, CA 91324
Helping clients realize their desired life changes is one of the most gratifying parts of my job as a Marriage and Family Therapist. Empowering people to live their best lives is my goal, whether my clients (an individual, a couple, or a family) are wanting to heal from pain, gain hope, or achieve something they perceive as out of reach. I approach everyone with compassion and understanding, without judgement. I am honored to be the person who gets to take this journey with others, and I look forward to taking it with you.
Helping clients realize their desired life changes is one of the most gratifying parts of my job as a Marriage and Family Therapist. Empowering people to live their best lives is my goal, whether my clients (an individual, a couple, or a family) are wanting to heal from pain, gain hope, or achieve something they perceive as out of reach. I approach everyone with compassion and understanding, without judgement. I am honored to be the person who gets to take this journey with others, and I look forward to taking it with you.
(818) 960-0786 View (818) 960-0786
Photo of Kasey Lewandowski, Pre-Licensed Professional in California
Kasey Lewandowski
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, APCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92104
We all experience fear and anxiety when faced with unexpected hardship or adversity. The feeling of vulnerability, incompetence, and the urge to retreat becomes more prevalent. It is easy to lose sight of the voice that reminds us of our strength and resilience. We experience deep levels of self-doubt when we are caught in a cycle of anxiety or depression. Healing and liberation can be achieved by exploring and utilizing our core beliefs, values, and cultural identities.
We all experience fear and anxiety when faced with unexpected hardship or adversity. The feeling of vulnerability, incompetence, and the urge to retreat becomes more prevalent. It is easy to lose sight of the voice that reminds us of our strength and resilience. We experience deep levels of self-doubt when we are caught in a cycle of anxiety or depression. Healing and liberation can be achieved by exploring and utilizing our core beliefs, values, and cultural identities.
(619) 648-1753 View (619) 648-1753
Photo of Sarah Plep, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in California
Sarah Plep
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Los Gatos, CA 95032
As a therapist I work with individuals, adolescents, families and couples. My main frameworks are cognitive behavioral therapy, strengths based psychotherapy, and motivational interviewing. My primary job is to provide you with a safe non-judgemental space to process and to achieve the goals that will make you more fulfilled in our high stress Bay Area. I can serve as a guide along this path as you discover what it means to be the truest you. As well as assist you to overcome whatever has been holding you back. It isn’t always easy but working on ourselves brings great rewards.
As a therapist I work with individuals, adolescents, families and couples. My main frameworks are cognitive behavioral therapy, strengths based psychotherapy, and motivational interviewing. My primary job is to provide you with a safe non-judgemental space to process and to achieve the goals that will make you more fulfilled in our high stress Bay Area. I can serve as a guide along this path as you discover what it means to be the truest you. As well as assist you to overcome whatever has been holding you back. It isn’t always easy but working on ourselves brings great rewards.
(408) 827-1815 x3 View (408) 827-1815 x3
Photo of Clara R. Brandt, Psychologist in California
Clara R. Brandt
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
5 Endorsed
Oakland, CA 94611
Inevitably, there are periods in life when we find ourselves untethered, at a loss for something to grab onto. Even coveted transitions - becoming a parent, or achieving a goal, for instance - can lead to a sense of disturbance or unfamiliarity, and can bring old wounds to the surface. Suffering can be mysterious and confusing, and most of all, very difficult to face alone.
Inevitably, there are periods in life when we find ourselves untethered, at a loss for something to grab onto. Even coveted transitions - becoming a parent, or achieving a goal, for instance - can lead to a sense of disturbance or unfamiliarity, and can bring old wounds to the surface. Suffering can be mysterious and confusing, and most of all, very difficult to face alone.
(510) 529-7744 View (510) 529-7744
Photo of Arkila Covington, Marriage & Family Therapist in California
Arkila Covington
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CNC
Verified
Orange, CA 92868  (Online Only)
I have worked with children, adolescents and adults with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, OCD, substance use, out of home placement, LGBT-related issues, bullying and ADHD.
I have worked with children, adolescents and adults with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, OCD, substance use, out of home placement, LGBT-related issues, bullying and ADHD.
(657) 530-6417 View (657) 530-6417
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Collin James Burnett
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Have you ever wondered why you feel depressed or anxious? Have old ways of dealing with your hardship stopped working? Do your relationships seem to always break down, leaving you feeling helpless? Many people struggle to understand themselves and the patterns that keep showing up in their lives and need a safe space with a nonjudgmental presence to explore what’s within them. Therapy can offer this space; allowing for solutions to problems to be discovered and deeper meanings of suffering to be revealed.
Have you ever wondered why you feel depressed or anxious? Have old ways of dealing with your hardship stopped working? Do your relationships seem to always break down, leaving you feeling helpless? Many people struggle to understand themselves and the patterns that keep showing up in their lives and need a safe space with a nonjudgmental presence to explore what’s within them. Therapy can offer this space; allowing for solutions to problems to be discovered and deeper meanings of suffering to be revealed.
(805) 429-8560 View (805) 429-8560
Photo of Hannah Gleim, Marriage & Family Therapist in California
Hannah Gleim
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Rialto, CA 92376
My name is Hannah Gleim and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT). I work with children, adolescents, and adults. My work focuses on helping individuals who are experiencing a variety of symptoms, such as anxiety, depression, loneliness, and stress. My approach to therapy differs for each person and is tailored to fit your individual needs. I use a variety of treatment approaches, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, and Strength Based Therapy.
My name is Hannah Gleim and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT). I work with children, adolescents, and adults. My work focuses on helping individuals who are experiencing a variety of symptoms, such as anxiety, depression, loneliness, and stress. My approach to therapy differs for each person and is tailored to fit your individual needs. I use a variety of treatment approaches, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, and Strength Based Therapy.
(909) 244-3726 View (909) 244-3726
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Veronica Ghabour
Counselor, APCC
Verified
Van Nuys, CA 91405
Mental health challenges are due to the aftereffects of traumatic experiences. Trauma can place a strain on your family, work, relationships, and even cause issues with self-worth. I specialize in trauma therapy along with treating personality disorders, depression, anxiety, ADHD, and addiction. All these disorders can look different from person to person, and that is where our therapeutic journey of empowerment and self-exploration begins. I concentrate on creating a safe space of growth and self-discovery through unconditional positive regard, emotional regulation, and guided activities.
Mental health challenges are due to the aftereffects of traumatic experiences. Trauma can place a strain on your family, work, relationships, and even cause issues with self-worth. I specialize in trauma therapy along with treating personality disorders, depression, anxiety, ADHD, and addiction. All these disorders can look different from person to person, and that is where our therapeutic journey of empowerment and self-exploration begins. I concentrate on creating a safe space of growth and self-discovery through unconditional positive regard, emotional regulation, and guided activities.
(323) 917-8794 View (323) 917-8794

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Average cost per session

$174

Therapists in California who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
87% Depression
77% Relationship Issues
73% Self Esteem
68% Trauma and PTSD
65% Coping Skills
64% Grief

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

63% Aetna
55% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
54% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in California see their clients

69% In Person and Online
31% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
19% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in California?

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.