Photo of Charity Hernandez, MA, AMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Charity Hernandez
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Sunnyvale, CA 94086  (Online Only)
One thing I have learned and experienced myself with struggles, is that you do not have to be alone. My therapeutic approach is tailored to your unique journey, placing emphasis on creating a safe environment that encourages open and sincere dialogue. I work with Teens, women, and men who struggle with Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, and daily life struggles by introducing strategies and tools designed for you and with you. I will help inspire you to face challenges head-on and grow stronger by equipping you with practical tools to use to help you mange daily life.
One thing I have learned and experienced myself with struggles, is that you do not have to be alone. My therapeutic approach is tailored to your unique journey, placing emphasis on creating a safe environment that encourages open and sincere dialogue. I work with Teens, women, and men who struggle with Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, and daily life struggles by introducing strategies and tools designed for you and with you. I will help inspire you to face challenges head-on and grow stronger by equipping you with practical tools to use to help you mange daily life.
(909) 743-5156 View (909) 743-5156
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Raymond Diaz
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Sunnyvale, CA 94086
Hello, my name is Ray Diaz. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. My approach to therapy allows the client to express thoughts and feelings in a safe environment. I focus on depression and anxiety. Client-Centered which promotes a safe climate in which the therapist is empathetic and nonjudgmental. In this way, the client experiences a sense of acceptance, openness, and unconditional positive regard. I currently work with clients who are experiencing depression, anxiety.
Hello, my name is Ray Diaz. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. My approach to therapy allows the client to express thoughts and feelings in a safe environment. I focus on depression and anxiety. Client-Centered which promotes a safe climate in which the therapist is empathetic and nonjudgmental. In this way, the client experiences a sense of acceptance, openness, and unconditional positive regard. I currently work with clients who are experiencing depression, anxiety.
(650) 718-8892 View (650) 718-8892
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Stephanie Pappas
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Sunnyvale, CA 94086  (Online Only)
You want to appear successful & like you have it “all together” but deep down are stressed & struggling with self-esteem, anxiety or coping with what's happened in the past, including difficult life transitions and trauma. You may be fed up with making mistakes and feeling like a failure, leading to being isolated and disappointed. You might not even remember a time things didn’t feel this way.But one thing is for sure: you’re ready for some relief. You’re ready to manage stress effectively. You’re ready to overcome your overwhelming thoughts. Most of all, you’re ready to feel empowered and confident to take on life’s high and lows.
You want to appear successful & like you have it “all together” but deep down are stressed & struggling with self-esteem, anxiety or coping with what's happened in the past, including difficult life transitions and trauma. You may be fed up with making mistakes and feeling like a failure, leading to being isolated and disappointed. You might not even remember a time things didn’t feel this way.But one thing is for sure: you’re ready for some relief. You’re ready to manage stress effectively. You’re ready to overcome your overwhelming thoughts. Most of all, you’re ready to feel empowered and confident to take on life’s high and lows.
(949) 328-5703 View (949) 328-5703
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Dexter Mai
Associate Clinical Social Worker, MSW, ASW
Verified Verified
22 Endorsed
Sunnyvale, CA 94086  (Online Only)
Are you feeling overwhelmed? Have you experienced traumas that have left you feeling stressed? Or perhaps you're simply looking to understand yourself better and lead to a happier life. If these resonate with you, I can help. As a Taiwanese American who immigrated to America at a young age, I have firsthand experience of the challenges individuals from AAPI/immigrant communities face. I also understand the unique challenges the LGBTQ population faces, and I'm committed to creating a safe and inclusive environment for all of my clients.
Are you feeling overwhelmed? Have you experienced traumas that have left you feeling stressed? Or perhaps you're simply looking to understand yourself better and lead to a happier life. If these resonate with you, I can help. As a Taiwanese American who immigrated to America at a young age, I have firsthand experience of the challenges individuals from AAPI/immigrant communities face. I also understand the unique challenges the LGBTQ population faces, and I'm committed to creating a safe and inclusive environment for all of my clients.
(408) 478-9309 View (408) 478-9309
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Sunnyvale Therapy Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Sunnyvale, CA 94086
In my practice, I believe we have two types of relationships: the relationship we have with ourselves, and the relationships we have with others. When you have been hurt by others, it may become more challenging to love yourself. You begin to think, “ What did I do wrong?”, or “They didn’t want me, so I’m not worth loving”.
In my practice, I believe we have two types of relationships: the relationship we have with ourselves, and the relationships we have with others. When you have been hurt by others, it may become more challenging to love yourself. You begin to think, “ What did I do wrong?”, or “They didn’t want me, so I’m not worth loving”.
(408) 413-3393 View (408) 413-3393
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Rose Kormanyos
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, IMFT
Verified Verified
11 Endorsed
Sunnyvale, CA 94086  (Online Only)
On paper, your life is great. You worked your ass off in school, rocked your degree, and you're killing it at your job. But over time, tension has been growing in your relationship. Now, you and your partner keep having the same painful argument over and over again. You're an expert at solving problems, but the more you try to fix this, the worse it seems to get. You're reluctant to admit it, but you are feeling more lost than ever. You worry that you'll never find your way back to the love, laughter, and levity that you and your partner used to share.
On paper, your life is great. You worked your ass off in school, rocked your degree, and you're killing it at your job. But over time, tension has been growing in your relationship. Now, you and your partner keep having the same painful argument over and over again. You're an expert at solving problems, but the more you try to fix this, the worse it seems to get. You're reluctant to admit it, but you are feeling more lost than ever. You worry that you'll never find your way back to the love, laughter, and levity that you and your partner used to share.
(513) 434-3298 View (513) 434-3298
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Camille Canales
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Sunnyvale, CA 94086
Hello! My name is Camille Canales, M.A., LMFT. I love to work with individuals on exploring what has impacted them in life leading them to becoming who they are today. I also love using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to help individuals gain greater control of their thoughts. Lastly, I enjoy working with individuals on being present and feeling their emotions all the way through due to emotions having a large impact physiologically on the body. I'd also like to explore working with individuals who have fibromyalgia to see if Brain spotting can help diminish the pain they feel in their body.
Hello! My name is Camille Canales, M.A., LMFT. I love to work with individuals on exploring what has impacted them in life leading them to becoming who they are today. I also love using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to help individuals gain greater control of their thoughts. Lastly, I enjoy working with individuals on being present and feeling their emotions all the way through due to emotions having a large impact physiologically on the body. I'd also like to explore working with individuals who have fibromyalgia to see if Brain spotting can help diminish the pain they feel in their body.
(650) 547-7754 View (650) 547-7754
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Francesca Harper
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, AMFT, APCC, PPSC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Sunnyvale, CA 94086  (Online Only)
If you’re seeking support for trauma, depression, anxiety, self-esteem struggles, or issues with self-worth, please know you don’t have to face them alone. I’m here to walk with you on your path to healing. You’ll have a safe space in counseling to process your experiences openly and to foster healing and growth. Together, we’ll face your challenges by exploring your thoughts, emotions, and behaviors to uncover the roots of your concerns. I utilize strength-based treatment approaches like CBT and mindfulness. My role is to support, empower, and guide you each step of the way.
If you’re seeking support for trauma, depression, anxiety, self-esteem struggles, or issues with self-worth, please know you don’t have to face them alone. I’m here to walk with you on your path to healing. You’ll have a safe space in counseling to process your experiences openly and to foster healing and growth. Together, we’ll face your challenges by exploring your thoughts, emotions, and behaviors to uncover the roots of your concerns. I utilize strength-based treatment approaches like CBT and mindfulness. My role is to support, empower, and guide you each step of the way.
(408) 549-8595 View (408) 549-8595
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Dr. Mayra Quezada
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Sunnyvale, CA 94086
Thank you for visiting my profile. In your search for a provider, I encourage you to consider what you would like to accomplish in order to have greater peace of mind or a better quality of life. Therapy can support you in reaching these accomplishments, whether it be through personal growth, healing wounds, or having extra support through a difficult situation. I aim to provide a safe space where we can explore and confront some of the uncertainties and challenges you've faced in your life. Together, we can work towards helping you achieve your goals through new, concrete skills while processing the challenges arising along the way
Thank you for visiting my profile. In your search for a provider, I encourage you to consider what you would like to accomplish in order to have greater peace of mind or a better quality of life. Therapy can support you in reaching these accomplishments, whether it be through personal growth, healing wounds, or having extra support through a difficult situation. I aim to provide a safe space where we can explore and confront some of the uncertainties and challenges you've faced in your life. Together, we can work towards helping you achieve your goals through new, concrete skills while processing the challenges arising along the way
(408) 357-2802 View (408) 357-2802
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Danielle Murphy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Sunnyvale, CA 94086
Hi! My name is Danielle Murphy, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. My goal as your therapist is to work comfortably and collaboratively to build a life for you that is peaceful, meaningful, and joyful. I have experience working with anxiety, substance use, depression, life changes and transitions, relationship and family issues, and trauma/PTSD. I like to use a blend of interventions in my practice based on my client's preferences but enjoy blending mindfulness practices, trainspotting, CBT, psychodynamic therapy, and attachment theory, among others. I am constantly learning and evolving my practice in response.
Hi! My name is Danielle Murphy, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. My goal as your therapist is to work comfortably and collaboratively to build a life for you that is peaceful, meaningful, and joyful. I have experience working with anxiety, substance use, depression, life changes and transitions, relationship and family issues, and trauma/PTSD. I like to use a blend of interventions in my practice based on my client's preferences but enjoy blending mindfulness practices, trainspotting, CBT, psychodynamic therapy, and attachment theory, among others. I am constantly learning and evolving my practice in response.
(408) 478-9502 View (408) 478-9502
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Kristina Louise Groves
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Sunnyvale, CA 94086  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Are you struggling with increased stress in your life related to anxiety, depression, problems at home, school, relationship issues with peers, dating, family or other life transitions? In this fast-paced world full of constant change, many life challenges are at times more than one can handle on their own. Whether it is processing past trauma or learning new strategies for coping with current stressors, you are showing personal strength and courage by taking the first step towards healing. I believe in working in partnership with clients, utilizing their strengths to help them sort out their challenges and achieve their goals.
Are you struggling with increased stress in your life related to anxiety, depression, problems at home, school, relationship issues with peers, dating, family or other life transitions? In this fast-paced world full of constant change, many life challenges are at times more than one can handle on their own. Whether it is processing past trauma or learning new strategies for coping with current stressors, you are showing personal strength and courage by taking the first step towards healing. I believe in working in partnership with clients, utilizing their strengths to help them sort out their challenges and achieve their goals.
(650) 648-6183 View (650) 648-6183
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Mindy Ward
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, LMFT
Verified Verified
Sunnyvale, CA 94086
Adolescence and young adulthood are times of great potential filled with major developmental tasks. At times those tasks can feel overwhelming. I am passionate about offering hope and unconditional positive regard to support those working through the time of life from pre-teen through young adulthood. A safe and supportive environment, recognizing patterns that no longer serve the client, and an increased self-awareness can help clients to grow into their full potential.
Adolescence and young adulthood are times of great potential filled with major developmental tasks. At times those tasks can feel overwhelming. I am passionate about offering hope and unconditional positive regard to support those working through the time of life from pre-teen through young adulthood. A safe and supportive environment, recognizing patterns that no longer serve the client, and an increased self-awareness can help clients to grow into their full potential.
(408) 430-5994 View (408) 430-5994
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Louis Yeng-lo Lee
Associate Marriage & Family Therapist, AMFT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Sunnyvale, CA 94086  (Online Only)
No one has a perfect childhood. Early stressors, abuse, and neglect can continue to have profound effects on all of us and can manifest as depression, anxiety, anger, and low-self esteem. As we continue through life, enduring pain and distress, we often learn to suppress our emotions and neglect our needs in order to get by. My goal in therapy is to provide a supportive space that belongs to you, in which you may share as much as you are willing and at a pace that you are comfortable with. While working together, I aim to help you undo old ways of being and to help you begin fostering a more compassionate relationship with yourself.
No one has a perfect childhood. Early stressors, abuse, and neglect can continue to have profound effects on all of us and can manifest as depression, anxiety, anger, and low-self esteem. As we continue through life, enduring pain and distress, we often learn to suppress our emotions and neglect our needs in order to get by. My goal in therapy is to provide a supportive space that belongs to you, in which you may share as much as you are willing and at a pace that you are comfortable with. While working together, I aim to help you undo old ways of being and to help you begin fostering a more compassionate relationship with yourself.
(714) 640-6068 View (714) 640-6068
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Yasmin Abdi
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sunnyvale, CA 94086
If you are reading this, you may be dealing with a tough situation and want to cope or make a change. Perhaps you are unhappy with where you are in life, whether it is with your job, your relationships, or even yourself. Maybe you're dealing with stress and overwhelm, worries, or you might be feeling more low than usual. Or maybe you have recently experienced a stressful event or change in your life, and you have no idea how to cope and keep going.
If you are reading this, you may be dealing with a tough situation and want to cope or make a change. Perhaps you are unhappy with where you are in life, whether it is with your job, your relationships, or even yourself. Maybe you're dealing with stress and overwhelm, worries, or you might be feeling more low than usual. Or maybe you have recently experienced a stressful event or change in your life, and you have no idea how to cope and keep going.
(408) 692-6733 View (408) 692-6733
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Julia Villarreal
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Sunnyvale, CA 94086
Hi there, I'm Julia! For my approach as a therapist, it is of the highest importance for clients to feel seen, heard, understood, and respected. Research shows that the therapeutic relationship between therapist and client can determine therapy outcomes, so I greatly value the connection made between myself as a therapist and you as the client. I recognize the vulnerability and reaching out for help isn’t easy, so my approach could be described as non-judgmental, curious, warm, empowering, empathetic, and client-centered to facilitate a safe space.
Hi there, I'm Julia! For my approach as a therapist, it is of the highest importance for clients to feel seen, heard, understood, and respected. Research shows that the therapeutic relationship between therapist and client can determine therapy outcomes, so I greatly value the connection made between myself as a therapist and you as the client. I recognize the vulnerability and reaching out for help isn’t easy, so my approach could be described as non-judgmental, curious, warm, empowering, empathetic, and client-centered to facilitate a safe space.
(408) 692-0982 View (408) 692-0982
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Veronica Calkins
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Sunnyvale, CA 94086
A Licensed Psychotherapist specializing in trauma, crisis, grief, anxiety, depression, and relationships. Veronica provides an empathetic and caring environment to work through challenges without judgment. Veronica obtained her B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Applied Developmental Psychology and Master’s in Social Welfare at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She is trained in CBT, DBT, and family and couples therapy. She is also certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and the administration of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) and Deep-Brain Theta Stimulation.
A Licensed Psychotherapist specializing in trauma, crisis, grief, anxiety, depression, and relationships. Veronica provides an empathetic and caring environment to work through challenges without judgment. Veronica obtained her B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Applied Developmental Psychology and Master’s in Social Welfare at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She is trained in CBT, DBT, and family and couples therapy. She is also certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and the administration of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) and Deep-Brain Theta Stimulation.
(562) 268-1415 View (562) 268-1415
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Susan Zaro
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, BCB
Verified Verified
Sunnyvale, CA 94086
Are you a performer who devotes a large percentage of time to physically, strategically, technically training for a competition/performance but come game day doesn't feel the performance equals your true skills and abilities? Are you a student who studies hard, knows the material yet doesn't do well on the test, or a business person who has difficulty showing up in the boardroom? Non-performance mental factors are often the culprit. People spend a lot of time on physical or material preparation but rarely is time spent on customizing a mental training routine. Want to try a fresh start in reaching your goals?
Are you a performer who devotes a large percentage of time to physically, strategically, technically training for a competition/performance but come game day doesn't feel the performance equals your true skills and abilities? Are you a student who studies hard, knows the material yet doesn't do well on the test, or a business person who has difficulty showing up in the boardroom? Non-performance mental factors are often the culprit. People spend a lot of time on physical or material preparation but rarely is time spent on customizing a mental training routine. Want to try a fresh start in reaching your goals?
(650) 772-4778 View (650) 772-4778
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Ana Stephanie Portka
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Sunnyvale, CA 94086
My name is Ana Stephanie Portka– I go by Stephanie. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist working via telehealth in the state of California. I work with adults and specialize in anxiety and depression using individualized interventions and modalities to help my clients make progress and start feeling better. I use my extensive training background to individualize treatment for each of my clients and use techniques suitable to meet their needs and goals. I most frequently use person-centered therapy with interventions from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness.
My name is Ana Stephanie Portka– I go by Stephanie. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist working via telehealth in the state of California. I work with adults and specialize in anxiety and depression using individualized interventions and modalities to help my clients make progress and start feeling better. I use my extensive training background to individualize treatment for each of my clients and use techniques suitable to meet their needs and goals. I most frequently use person-centered therapy with interventions from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness.
(408) 617-9206 View (408) 617-9206
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Julie Tucker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Sunnyvale, CA 94086
Julie Tucker, LCSW I offer a compassionate and professional approach to helping clients overcome emotional distress and find peace of mind. My therapeutic approach is client centered. I use a variety of therapeutic techniques, focusing on your specific concerns and needs. Specializing in anxiety, depression, trauma, OCD, and women's issues, I am passionate about supporting individuals in overcoming obstacles and building resilience. With a strengths-based model and trauma-informed approach, I offer holistic and integrated therapy to help clients cultivate self-awareness, compassion, and emotional wellness.
Julie Tucker, LCSW I offer a compassionate and professional approach to helping clients overcome emotional distress and find peace of mind. My therapeutic approach is client centered. I use a variety of therapeutic techniques, focusing on your specific concerns and needs. Specializing in anxiety, depression, trauma, OCD, and women's issues, I am passionate about supporting individuals in overcoming obstacles and building resilience. With a strengths-based model and trauma-informed approach, I offer holistic and integrated therapy to help clients cultivate self-awareness, compassion, and emotional wellness.
(650) 525-2750 View (650) 525-2750
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Hannah Gibson
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, APCC
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Sunnyvale, CA 94086  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Do you sometimes feel overwhelmed by life? Do you struggle with self-prioritization, work-life balance, or are questioning your gender identity or sexuality? Whether you are a teen or an adult, you’re not alone. Perhaps you need space to freely express yourself. If this resonates with you, we can work together to process what you have gone through while increasing your coping skills for life’s hardships. Therapy can be hard; it's a growing experience. However, it's not uncommon that I share quite a few laughs with my clients along the way. Therapy doesn't have to be scary!
Do you sometimes feel overwhelmed by life? Do you struggle with self-prioritization, work-life balance, or are questioning your gender identity or sexuality? Whether you are a teen or an adult, you’re not alone. Perhaps you need space to freely express yourself. If this resonates with you, we can work together to process what you have gone through while increasing your coping skills for life’s hardships. Therapy can be hard; it's a growing experience. However, it's not uncommon that I share quite a few laughs with my clients along the way. Therapy doesn't have to be scary!
(408) 539-2643 View (408) 539-2643

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 94086

90+

Average cost per session

$180

Therapists in 94086 who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
88% Depression
85% Self Esteem
79% Relationship Issues
74% Stress
72% Coping Skills
64% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

76% Cigna and Evernorth
73% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
71% Aetna

How Therapists in 94086 see their clients

75% In Person and Online
25% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
19% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 94086?

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.