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Roni McKinley
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94107  (Online Only)
I am a San Francisco based therapist providing psychotherapy, counseling and EMDR for individuals and couples. Among others, I work with individuals seeking to overcome internal blocks and improve functioning, create healthier coping strategies, recover from traumatic experiences, grapple with questions about identity and purpose. I support and encourage new perspectives, curiosity about self and others, cultivating resilience. I've helped my clients to address relationship challenges, career stresses or transitions, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, social isolation and the effects of recent and past trauma.
I am a San Francisco based therapist providing psychotherapy, counseling and EMDR for individuals and couples. Among others, I work with individuals seeking to overcome internal blocks and improve functioning, create healthier coping strategies, recover from traumatic experiences, grapple with questions about identity and purpose. I support and encourage new perspectives, curiosity about self and others, cultivating resilience. I've helped my clients to address relationship challenges, career stresses or transitions, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, social isolation and the effects of recent and past trauma.
(415) 483-7160 View (415) 483-7160
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Samantha Gennuso
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94107
I understand how shame can be paralyzing. It can drive addictive patterns, codependent relationships, and lead to low self-esteem, feelings of guilt, and distraction from what you really want in this life. Therapy can help dismantle the beliefs that contribute to holding you in these patterns that feel unmovable. Exploring why we do what we do includes integrating the lost parts of ourselves and I can guide you through this. As your therapist, I will empower you to inquire deep within, to discover ways of relating to yourself and others that can radically change how you navigate life, as well as gain new coping skills along the way.
I understand how shame can be paralyzing. It can drive addictive patterns, codependent relationships, and lead to low self-esteem, feelings of guilt, and distraction from what you really want in this life. Therapy can help dismantle the beliefs that contribute to holding you in these patterns that feel unmovable. Exploring why we do what we do includes integrating the lost parts of ourselves and I can guide you through this. As your therapist, I will empower you to inquire deep within, to discover ways of relating to yourself and others that can radically change how you navigate life, as well as gain new coping skills along the way.
(415) 639-5024 View (415) 639-5024
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Jessica Serra Smith
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94107
I work with couples, adult individuals, families, and transitional age youth (age 18-25). I come from a humanistic and existential therapeutic framework, placing a high value on human capacities, including ones own free will, self determination, and search for meaning. Whether you are seeking therapy to approach or work through a despair within yourself and/or your relationship, have difficulty navigating through life transitions, managing a psychological condition such as anxiety, depression, or trauma, the choice to engage in therapy is a brave and invaluable one
I work with couples, adult individuals, families, and transitional age youth (age 18-25). I come from a humanistic and existential therapeutic framework, placing a high value on human capacities, including ones own free will, self determination, and search for meaning. Whether you are seeking therapy to approach or work through a despair within yourself and/or your relationship, have difficulty navigating through life transitions, managing a psychological condition such as anxiety, depression, or trauma, the choice to engage in therapy is a brave and invaluable one
(650) 643-5508 View (650) 643-5508
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Robert Nwanganga
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94107
My name is Robert and I would be honored to be your Therapist. I have been a Social Worker for the past 20 years. The most important thing I need you to know about me and how I work is that I believe Social Work to be a calling and I truly believe in the power of Therapy to change lives. I believe that talking about the things that hurt us provides us with the power to overcome them. I am more interested in your strengths than your diagnoses. I am more interested in empowering you to make your own decisions than I am in you doing what is “right.”
My name is Robert and I would be honored to be your Therapist. I have been a Social Worker for the past 20 years. The most important thing I need you to know about me and how I work is that I believe Social Work to be a calling and I truly believe in the power of Therapy to change lives. I believe that talking about the things that hurt us provides us with the power to overcome them. I am more interested in your strengths than your diagnoses. I am more interested in empowering you to make your own decisions than I am in you doing what is “right.”
(628) 345-7307 View (628) 345-7307
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Lisa Abdilova Andresen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94107
Even the most successful people could benefit from support sometimes. Are you getting sick of what's bothering you? Feeling unlike yourself, beating yourself up, disappointed in your relationships, or frustrated with your family? Learn how to redirect unproductive thoughts. What if therapy could help you unwind and have fun — even when you're stressed? It's okay to set boundaries, prioritize your values, and make space to clarify what you want and need to be happy. Together, we can problem-solve what doesn't seem right in your job, life, or business, and develop personalized tools and strategies to help you reach your goals.
Even the most successful people could benefit from support sometimes. Are you getting sick of what's bothering you? Feeling unlike yourself, beating yourself up, disappointed in your relationships, or frustrated with your family? Learn how to redirect unproductive thoughts. What if therapy could help you unwind and have fun — even when you're stressed? It's okay to set boundaries, prioritize your values, and make space to clarify what you want and need to be happy. Together, we can problem-solve what doesn't seem right in your job, life, or business, and develop personalized tools and strategies to help you reach your goals.
(628) 200-3816 View (628) 200-3816
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Daniel R Ostrow
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94107
How do you wish to engage in life? Are you getting what you want? Are you getting too much of what you don’t want? We average over 6000 (mostly negative) thoughts a day. Are you wishing for more loving relationships, good will, affection and purpose in your life? Pain rolls through our lives and understandably we wish to avoid it. We often deflect pain but inevitably it returns. Our habitual behaviors take root over many years, often initially helpful but later in life constrict us. I offer an approach to notice how you incur distress by turning toward what you wish to avoid with a sense of curiosity and care.
How do you wish to engage in life? Are you getting what you want? Are you getting too much of what you don’t want? We average over 6000 (mostly negative) thoughts a day. Are you wishing for more loving relationships, good will, affection and purpose in your life? Pain rolls through our lives and understandably we wish to avoid it. We often deflect pain but inevitably it returns. Our habitual behaviors take root over many years, often initially helpful but later in life constrict us. I offer an approach to notice how you incur distress by turning toward what you wish to avoid with a sense of curiosity and care.
(628) 201-7016 View (628) 201-7016
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Dr. Tim Lewis
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94107  (Online Only)
As a psychologist, writer, and trauma survivor, it's my passion and privilege to help others overcome life-changing tragedies. I'm dedicated to helping people make sense of the painful experiences that have shaped their lives. Over decades of education and personal exploration, I've had the good fortune to put together some of the essential pieces in life's puzzle. My new book, "Daddy" —which the The San Francisco Chronicle calls "“a thoughtful and expansive biography of PTSD” and “a compelling narrative of familial history"— draws from these experiences to explore violence, identity, and personal and collective trauma in America.
As a psychologist, writer, and trauma survivor, it's my passion and privilege to help others overcome life-changing tragedies. I'm dedicated to helping people make sense of the painful experiences that have shaped their lives. Over decades of education and personal exploration, I've had the good fortune to put together some of the essential pieces in life's puzzle. My new book, "Daddy" —which the The San Francisco Chronicle calls "“a thoughtful and expansive biography of PTSD” and “a compelling narrative of familial history"— draws from these experiences to explore violence, identity, and personal and collective trauma in America.
(415) 968-2122 View (415) 968-2122
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Arielle Piastunovich
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94107  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 20+ years of mental health experience. I work with children, adults, older adults couples, and families. I have a wealth of diverse experience which includes mood / anxiety disorders, substance disorders (chronic alcoholism and eating disorders), and providing couples and family treatment. I specialize in trauma and relationships. Healing is often a hard and painful process, but it also can be joyful and lead to a more fulfilling life and improved relationships. I would be honored to accompany you on your journey towards happiness, acceptance, greater intimacy, peace, and recovery.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 20+ years of mental health experience. I work with children, adults, older adults couples, and families. I have a wealth of diverse experience which includes mood / anxiety disorders, substance disorders (chronic alcoholism and eating disorders), and providing couples and family treatment. I specialize in trauma and relationships. Healing is often a hard and painful process, but it also can be joyful and lead to a more fulfilling life and improved relationships. I would be honored to accompany you on your journey towards happiness, acceptance, greater intimacy, peace, and recovery.
(650) 206-9870 View (650) 206-9870
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Jackeline Sainz-Ramirez
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94107
Life can present many obstacles, and I aim to offer you a space where your voice is heard, your experiences validated, and where you can learn new strategies to navigate challenges. I come from a trauma-informed and integrative approach, I utilize techniques like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and others tailored to your needs. In recognizing each person's individuality, background, and culture, my approach is flexible, adapting to your unique circumstances. My priority is to create an environment that feels welcoming, safe, and meaningful, however this may look for you in our journey!
Life can present many obstacles, and I aim to offer you a space where your voice is heard, your experiences validated, and where you can learn new strategies to navigate challenges. I come from a trauma-informed and integrative approach, I utilize techniques like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and others tailored to your needs. In recognizing each person's individuality, background, and culture, my approach is flexible, adapting to your unique circumstances. My priority is to create an environment that feels welcoming, safe, and meaningful, however this may look for you in our journey!
(510) 405-4530 View (510) 405-4530
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Claudine Solin Radford
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, EdM
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94107
Are you deciding to try therapy for the first time, or considering a return to this work in a new phase of life? This leap, whether for you, or for your relationship, can be incredibly vulnerable. Healing + change require personal commitment, and trust in the therapist you choose to guide you through the process of re-patterning. The Individual Therapy, Couples Therapy, and Integrative Coaching I provide is insightful, proactive, and inspirational. I will support you to more fully connect with yourself, and more deeply in your relationships. When you are grounded, and your relationships are solid, your work in the world will be meaningful.
Are you deciding to try therapy for the first time, or considering a return to this work in a new phase of life? This leap, whether for you, or for your relationship, can be incredibly vulnerable. Healing + change require personal commitment, and trust in the therapist you choose to guide you through the process of re-patterning. The Individual Therapy, Couples Therapy, and Integrative Coaching I provide is insightful, proactive, and inspirational. I will support you to more fully connect with yourself, and more deeply in your relationships. When you are grounded, and your relationships are solid, your work in the world will be meaningful.
(415) 534-6277 View (415) 534-6277
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Leslie Shannon Laughlin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94107
Hello, my name is Leslie and I can offer you a space to exhale. Whatever you are facing, call me if you need help sorting through life's challenges and learn ways to relax and find peace. Learn how to honor yourself while you learn about your strengths. Please know that every "worst day ever" you have had, you have also surpassed.
Hello, my name is Leslie and I can offer you a space to exhale. Whatever you are facing, call me if you need help sorting through life's challenges and learn ways to relax and find peace. Learn how to honor yourself while you learn about your strengths. Please know that every "worst day ever" you have had, you have also surpassed.
(415) 843-4082 View (415) 843-4082
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Taylor Rechtschaffen
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94107
Not accepting new clients
Experiencing anxiety, fear, anger, and sadness is a natural part of being human. How you respond to these emotions is what makes all the difference and can dictate whether you sink and struggle or thrive and grow. Amazingly, it is by facing and bringing love to what you wish you could 'get rid of' that allows parts of you to transform and metabolize into the power and grace you long to feel. My job is to help you navigate this journey and learn the skills to be your own captain; to help you see how much choice you actually have.
Experiencing anxiety, fear, anger, and sadness is a natural part of being human. How you respond to these emotions is what makes all the difference and can dictate whether you sink and struggle or thrive and grow. Amazingly, it is by facing and bringing love to what you wish you could 'get rid of' that allows parts of you to transform and metabolize into the power and grace you long to feel. My job is to help you navigate this journey and learn the skills to be your own captain; to help you see how much choice you actually have.
(415) 767-1682 View (415) 767-1682
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Inaê Cintra Mattiazzi
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94107
Whatever you're struggling with, it can be really helpful to have someone by your side to figure it out. Together we can bring awareness to your patterns, emotional experience, and relational issues in order to give you more agency and empowerment. That is what therapy is to me- I believe you are the expert in your own life, and I am there to support you. My ideal client is anyone who is motivated to explore their inner world and connect to their sense of self through depth work and creative means.
Whatever you're struggling with, it can be really helpful to have someone by your side to figure it out. Together we can bring awareness to your patterns, emotional experience, and relational issues in order to give you more agency and empowerment. That is what therapy is to me- I believe you are the expert in your own life, and I am there to support you. My ideal client is anyone who is motivated to explore their inner world and connect to their sense of self through depth work and creative means.
(415) 737-6134 View (415) 737-6134
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Lydia R Adkins
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94107
Children and families today are facing unprecedented stressors and complexities that can lead to conflict, anxiety and depression. However, timely responsive intervention can build resilience; enhance family wellbeing; and support healthy development. I work with children from birth through adolescence both individually or within their caregiving relationships to recognize inherent strengths and to develop new skills needed to cope with challenges when they arise . I also provide family therapy, parent consultation and support, and consultation to schools.
Children and families today are facing unprecedented stressors and complexities that can lead to conflict, anxiety and depression. However, timely responsive intervention can build resilience; enhance family wellbeing; and support healthy development. I work with children from birth through adolescence both individually or within their caregiving relationships to recognize inherent strengths and to develop new skills needed to cope with challenges when they arise . I also provide family therapy, parent consultation and support, and consultation to schools.
(415) 449-2813 View (415) 449-2813
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Jennifer Myers
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94107  (Online Only)
Hello, I am a licensed clinical psychologist who provides individual and group therapy to adolescents and adults. I also work with athletes to improve performance skills by helping with their "mental game". Are you or a family member experiencing anxiety, depression, or other mental health challenges that are negatively affecting you? Are you trying to find a better balance that can lead to increased happiness and more success in your relationships, at work, and/or at school? Making the decision to start therapy can be tough but I am here to support you in your journey to a more fulfilled life.
Hello, I am a licensed clinical psychologist who provides individual and group therapy to adolescents and adults. I also work with athletes to improve performance skills by helping with their "mental game". Are you or a family member experiencing anxiety, depression, or other mental health challenges that are negatively affecting you? Are you trying to find a better balance that can lead to increased happiness and more success in your relationships, at work, and/or at school? Making the decision to start therapy can be tough but I am here to support you in your journey to a more fulfilled life.
(415) 941-3064 View (415) 941-3064
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Nicole Minor - Expansive Therapy
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, AMFT
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94107
I value helping to foster a secure space and use an integrative approach to help clients feel empowered to reach their personal goals. Intersectionality has been paramount on my own personal healing journey and I have had the opportunity to work with clients who benefit from the same lens.
I value helping to foster a secure space and use an integrative approach to help clients feel empowered to reach their personal goals. Intersectionality has been paramount on my own personal healing journey and I have had the opportunity to work with clients who benefit from the same lens.
(628) 277-5830 View (628) 277-5830
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Mental Health Evaluations - Dr. De Anda
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94107  (Online Only)
Dr. De Anda is bilingual in Spanish and comes from a bicultural background as he completed his formative years of education in Mexico. He earned his Doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology from Alliant International University, in San Diego, CA. Dr. De Anda has worked extensively with people from diverse ethnic backgrounds, including Latinos/as, in diverse settings, including homes, clinics, hospitals, schools, and forensic settings, including a maximum-security state prison
Dr. De Anda is bilingual in Spanish and comes from a bicultural background as he completed his formative years of education in Mexico. He earned his Doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology from Alliant International University, in San Diego, CA. Dr. De Anda has worked extensively with people from diverse ethnic backgrounds, including Latinos/as, in diverse settings, including homes, clinics, hospitals, schools, and forensic settings, including a maximum-security state prison
(424) 364-1867 View (424) 364-1867
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Anne Diedrich
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94107
I trust that people come to therapy seeking a more authentic happiness; and I work as best as I can to help clients let go of concepts and mistaken views of themselves that have led to more pain and confusion. I work with individuals, couples, children and families, bringing warmth and understanding to the relationships and life problems that surround us. Sometimes the first call is the most difficult. I am often available to speak briefly or will return your call as soon as possible, making the next steps and new perspectives possible.
I trust that people come to therapy seeking a more authentic happiness; and I work as best as I can to help clients let go of concepts and mistaken views of themselves that have led to more pain and confusion. I work with individuals, couples, children and families, bringing warmth and understanding to the relationships and life problems that surround us. Sometimes the first call is the most difficult. I am often available to speak briefly or will return your call as soon as possible, making the next steps and new perspectives possible.
(415) 944-3945 View (415) 944-3945
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McCandless Petty
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94107
I became a therapist because I love people and their stories. I appreciate the complexity of people, the therapeutic process, and the reality that multiple truths of the human experience don’t often fit together neatly. Part of my work as a therapist helps people dig down to their truths so they can better hold themselves and communicate honestly with others. In my practice, I have seen therapy facilitate deep personal growth and expansion. As we know and expand ourselves, we can all better hold complexity and bring more health and balance into our lives.
I became a therapist because I love people and their stories. I appreciate the complexity of people, the therapeutic process, and the reality that multiple truths of the human experience don’t often fit together neatly. Part of my work as a therapist helps people dig down to their truths so they can better hold themselves and communicate honestly with others. In my practice, I have seen therapy facilitate deep personal growth and expansion. As we know and expand ourselves, we can all better hold complexity and bring more health and balance into our lives.
(628) 277-5796 View (628) 277-5796
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The Conscious Partnership™
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94107  (Online Only)
I specialize in relationship issues, marital and premartial couples therapy, infidelity and anxiety. Chronic disconnection with your partner or close relationships or struggles in managing anxious feelings can really upset the peace in your world. When struggling and worried about your future, change can feel overwhelming and confusing. I can help you sort out how to better manage your relationships and mood. If you're longing to learn how to love or cope with anxiety, going inward with skilled guidance can really help. I'm here to support you to heal and change. Let's schedule a call and talk about what you need.
I specialize in relationship issues, marital and premartial couples therapy, infidelity and anxiety. Chronic disconnection with your partner or close relationships or struggles in managing anxious feelings can really upset the peace in your world. When struggling and worried about your future, change can feel overwhelming and confusing. I can help you sort out how to better manage your relationships and mood. If you're longing to learn how to love or cope with anxiety, going inward with skilled guidance can really help. I'm here to support you to heal and change. Let's schedule a call and talk about what you need.
(628) 888-1206 View (628) 888-1206

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 94107

100+

Average cost per session

$200

Therapists in 94107 who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
90% Depression
88% Relationship Issues
82% Self Esteem
76% Stress
75% Trauma and PTSD
70% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

65% Aetna
51% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
51% Optum

How Therapists in 94107 see their clients

63% In Person and Online
37% Online Only

Gender breakdown

77% Female
21% Male
2% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 94107?

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.