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*For those in Southern California, we offer therapist matches for both in-person and teletherapy sessions
(Ethera offices are located in Irvine, Orange County).
Anywhere else in California, we offer therapist matches for teletherapy sessions.

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How Ethera Connect Works | Match With Your Therapist
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How Ethera Connect Works


Tell us about you

Take 5-10 minutes to answer some quick questions that helps us better understand your needs (100% anonymous).


We reach out to therapists for you

Based on your needs, we create an anonymized case conceptualization (basically a summary of what you are looking for) to be reviewed by qualified licensed therapists that are potential matches.


We score the therapist for you

Using our proprietary scoring system, we score each potential therapist who applied and send you the best therapist matches.


Connect with therapists

We help you connect directly with your top therapist matches for consultation calls and you choose who feels right.

What clients are saying

It was really easy to use and I was able to match with a great couples therapist in network with my insurance company!


Irvine, CA

I wasn’t able to find a therapist through the list my psychiatrist provided me – it was so overwhelming. Ethera connected me with my current therapist and it has been great! They really matched me well on the first try!


Fullerton, CA

I was skeptical about therapy, and I really didn’t even know what to look for in a therapist. Ethera took care of that and matched me with a therapist I probably never would have found on my own.


Brea, CA

Why Ethera Connect?

Save Time!

Stop spending hours searching Psychology Today and other therapist directories only to find therapists who do not return calls, don't take your insurance or aren't accepting new clients.

Save Money!

Therapists apply to match with you because they WANT to work with you, which increases the likelihood of working within your budget. Our active matching process also aims to minimize the number of therapists that you have to see before you find the right one, reducing money wasted on multiple first sessions with different therapists.

Fit Matters!

Studies have shown that Client + Therapist Fit, or therapeutic alliance, is one of the most important factors in therapy. Many times, the therapeutic alliance is a better predictor of outcomes than the actual treatment method. Ethera Connect goes beyond simply filtering therapists by price range or type of insurance accepted. Ethera Connect attempts to help establish a more meaningful connection between client and therapist before the therapy starts, which may lead to a stronger therapeutic alliance.

A network of providers focused on your wellness


Yes! We will try our best to match you with a therapist in your insurance network. However, the unfortunate reality of the mental health industry is that many therapists do not accept insurance plans and those that do are often full. 

If you have a PPO plan, your therapist may be able to provide you with a superbill to submit for potential partial reimbursement. 

*If you have an employer-based insurance plan through Anthem BlueCross, Cigna, or Aetna, we may be able to connect you with an advocate who can negotiate your out-of network rate for therapy. Contact us to learn more!

Each therapist sets their own fee, so it depends! The average rate ranges from $125-200 per session. It’s definitely a worthwhile investment – your mental health and wellness is priceless, after all!

We take pride in the quality of our matches – sometimes, that can take a little longer. Because we are searching for the best match, it can take a few days to find the therapists that meet the criteria. But don’t worry, we won’t keep you waiting long – give us a week and we will send you your top therapist matches. 

Don’t vibe with the first round of matches? We will work with you until we find you the best therapist for you! 

We have a large internal and external network of providers who are actively engaging to match with you! 

We score therapist matches based on various criteria (i.e. demographics, therapeutic style and modality, personality traits, etc.). We take into consideration how important certain factors may be to you, as we score each potential match.

Up to you! If you strongly prefer one or the other, let us know and we will match you with a therapist that offers that service. 

Each therapist has their own cancellation policies. Typically, therapists will require 24-48 hr advance notice for appointment cancellations and will have a late cancellation fee. 

Yes! Many of our providers offer evening and weekend appointments to accommodate your busy schedule. We will connect you with therapists who are available and able to meet your needs. 

Our offices are in Irvine, Orange County (coming to Los Angeles County soon!). However, our providers offer telehealth services and may have satellite offices closer to you. Regardless, we will make sure you are matched with the best therapist for YOU.