Therapists in 94109

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Colleen Becket-Davenport
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94109  (Online Only)
I am a licensed clinical psychologist located in San Francisco, CA. My practice serves adults living anywhere in California or New York. I specialize in the treatment of trauma/PTSD, depression, and problems with relationships and adjustment during life transitions. I am currently accepting new patients for remote, weekday evening sessions.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist located in San Francisco, CA. My practice serves adults living anywhere in California or New York. I specialize in the treatment of trauma/PTSD, depression, and problems with relationships and adjustment during life transitions. I am currently accepting new patients for remote, weekday evening sessions.
(833) 245-7136 View (833) 245-7136
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Kathryn A R James
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94109
Do you long for a more balanced, meaningful life? Are your obstacles or patterns preventing you from achieving your goals and full potential in relationships & career? Are you trapped in the chains of depression, anxiety, or addiction? Do you have spiritual curiosity? I help you attain joy, love, & peace in a nonjudgmental, active, & constructive manner. I have a general practice & specialize in relationships, life transitions, depression/anxiety, addiction/substance abuse, & grief.
Do you long for a more balanced, meaningful life? Are your obstacles or patterns preventing you from achieving your goals and full potential in relationships & career? Are you trapped in the chains of depression, anxiety, or addiction? Do you have spiritual curiosity? I help you attain joy, love, & peace in a nonjudgmental, active, & constructive manner. I have a general practice & specialize in relationships, life transitions, depression/anxiety, addiction/substance abuse, & grief.
(415) 367-0977 View (415) 367-0977
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Reuben P. Wolff
Psychologist, PsyD, SEP
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94109
Are you ready to reach your potential? Are you tired of being caught in repeating patterns? Are you facing new challenges? Would you benefit from support and insights? You have shown clear motivation to create a clearer path for yourself because searching for the right collaborative therapist is a courageous act that can help you to achieve greater harmony as you move into your future. Perhaps you are experiencing anxiety or depression, are in life transition, are spiritually stuck, or are curious about what is next for you. I invite you to explore how I can assist you in a safe and accepting environment.
Are you ready to reach your potential? Are you tired of being caught in repeating patterns? Are you facing new challenges? Would you benefit from support and insights? You have shown clear motivation to create a clearer path for yourself because searching for the right collaborative therapist is a courageous act that can help you to achieve greater harmony as you move into your future. Perhaps you are experiencing anxiety or depression, are in life transition, are spiritually stuck, or are curious about what is next for you. I invite you to explore how I can assist you in a safe and accepting environment.
(415) 799-4147 View (415) 799-4147
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Loren Hadassah
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94109
Most importantly, my ideal client is someone who is desiring and ready for change. You may feel stuck in some aspect of your life such as career or relationships. You may have suffered a traumatic event. You may be experiencing symptoms of anxiety and depression. And you have reached a point when you are ready to take action even if you don't quite know what that will look like yet. What I love most is accompanying someone on their journey inward, offering a safe space for you to be fully you.
Most importantly, my ideal client is someone who is desiring and ready for change. You may feel stuck in some aspect of your life such as career or relationships. You may have suffered a traumatic event. You may be experiencing symptoms of anxiety and depression. And you have reached a point when you are ready to take action even if you don't quite know what that will look like yet. What I love most is accompanying someone on their journey inward, offering a safe space for you to be fully you.
(415) 877-4064 View (415) 877-4064
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Khashayar Farhadi Langroudi
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94109
Life is a journey, and like every journey, it has various possibilities, challenges, and gifts. There was a time when you had a clear vision of what you wanted out of life, but lately, you’ve lost your way. It’s especially difficult when moving to a new place and navigating different cultures. If only there were a way to take a step back and gain some perspective. Then maybe you could reorient your path to align with your goals and ambitions. But that feels impossible. You’ve spent so long going through the motions of life that you’ve lost touch with yourself. You know you need to make a change, but you just don’t know how.
Life is a journey, and like every journey, it has various possibilities, challenges, and gifts. There was a time when you had a clear vision of what you wanted out of life, but lately, you’ve lost your way. It’s especially difficult when moving to a new place and navigating different cultures. If only there were a way to take a step back and gain some perspective. Then maybe you could reorient your path to align with your goals and ambitions. But that feels impossible. You’ve spent so long going through the motions of life that you’ve lost touch with yourself. You know you need to make a change, but you just don’t know how.
(415) 687-3968 View (415) 687-3968
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Victoria Zurkan
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94109  (Online Only)
I've been licensed since 2006. Much like a process of sharing, therapist and client together learn to pay close attention to aspects of yourself that you may be unable to touch on your own. I look for patterns in either behavior or thoughts. Also, while examining past family dynamics and reaching unconscious behavior, I link that information to how it affects our current lives. My background includes extensive addiction work in inpatient, outpatient and detox units. Currently I am doing telemedicine with couples, individuals and I run CBT and DBT addiction groups.
I've been licensed since 2006. Much like a process of sharing, therapist and client together learn to pay close attention to aspects of yourself that you may be unable to touch on your own. I look for patterns in either behavior or thoughts. Also, while examining past family dynamics and reaching unconscious behavior, I link that information to how it affects our current lives. My background includes extensive addiction work in inpatient, outpatient and detox units. Currently I am doing telemedicine with couples, individuals and I run CBT and DBT addiction groups.
(628) 214-2234 View (628) 214-2234
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Christopher Vogt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94109  (Online Only)
If you are suffering with fear, sadness, confusion, loneliness, anger, or other difficult emotions, perhaps I can help. These feelings generally come and go for all of us, but if they come and don't go, then this can be a problem. Maybe this is what brought you here, and you've already tried various things to feel better, but haven't gotten very far. Life can be difficult and perplexing, and wading through the sludge of painful emotions and troublesome thoughts and behaviors on your own can be frustrating and overwhelming.
If you are suffering with fear, sadness, confusion, loneliness, anger, or other difficult emotions, perhaps I can help. These feelings generally come and go for all of us, but if they come and don't go, then this can be a problem. Maybe this is what brought you here, and you've already tried various things to feel better, but haven't gotten very far. Life can be difficult and perplexing, and wading through the sludge of painful emotions and troublesome thoughts and behaviors on your own can be frustrating and overwhelming.
(415) 942-8381 View (415) 942-8381
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Navie Sandhu
Psychologist, PsyD, MPH
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94109  (Online Only)
Life has a funny way of throwing us off balance, am I right? I’m Navie (Navneet) Sandhu, PsyD, MPH, a licensed Clinical Psychologist and I'm here to help you navigate those bumps in the road. With a wealth of experience gained during my tenure at Kaiser Permanente and my postdoctoral fellowship in the Health Psychology program at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco, I am well-equipped to assist you in your story.
Life has a funny way of throwing us off balance, am I right? I’m Navie (Navneet) Sandhu, PsyD, MPH, a licensed Clinical Psychologist and I'm here to help you navigate those bumps in the road. With a wealth of experience gained during my tenure at Kaiser Permanente and my postdoctoral fellowship in the Health Psychology program at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco, I am well-equipped to assist you in your story.
(628) 240-0367 View (628) 240-0367
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Erika Shershun
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, EMDR
Verified
5 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94109  (Online Only)
Is your inner critic working overtime, are you feeling overwhelmed, depressed, or struggling with a relationship? It has been said that our essence, our soul, is ever present like the sun, yet like the sun, it can become obscured by clouds. These clouds represent the wounds and trauma you've experienced throughout your life, along with the defenses that have helped you survive, yet these defenses (people pleasing, dissociation, rage...) may no longer serve you. Together we can bring awareness and begin to relax these defenses allowing more of your gifts, your ever-present essence to shine through.
Is your inner critic working overtime, are you feeling overwhelmed, depressed, or struggling with a relationship? It has been said that our essence, our soul, is ever present like the sun, yet like the sun, it can become obscured by clouds. These clouds represent the wounds and trauma you've experienced throughout your life, along with the defenses that have helped you survive, yet these defenses (people pleasing, dissociation, rage...) may no longer serve you. Together we can bring awareness and begin to relax these defenses allowing more of your gifts, your ever-present essence to shine through.
(415) 801-0456 x415608 View (415) 801-0456 x415608
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Clancy Cavnar
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94109  (Online Only)
I have years of experience working with people of all ages experiencing depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, addictions, and other clinical issues. My style is to create a safe space for clients to explore feelings, address emotional pain, and try new conceptions of themselves. I can also support people who have had experiences with expanded states and wish to integrate them; I have many years of experience in psychedelic research and publications. I am also trained as a level 1 IFS therapist., and am excited about this work.
I have years of experience working with people of all ages experiencing depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, addictions, and other clinical issues. My style is to create a safe space for clients to explore feelings, address emotional pain, and try new conceptions of themselves. I can also support people who have had experiences with expanded states and wish to integrate them; I have many years of experience in psychedelic research and publications. I am also trained as a level 1 IFS therapist., and am excited about this work.
(415) 801-3689 View (415) 801-3689
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Lanie Eichler
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94109  (Online Only)
When approached with integrity, compassion, curiosity and care, psychotherapy can be profoundly transformative and healing. It can help you traverse uncertainty, discover what nourishes and sustains you, and deepen your experience of your world. Though at times elusive, the answers you seek are within; personally, professionally, spiritually. I am deeply dedicated to helping you bridge the corridor between where you are and where you long to be. Together we will work to understand what truly matters to you so that you can live a richer, happier, more satisfying life.
When approached with integrity, compassion, curiosity and care, psychotherapy can be profoundly transformative and healing. It can help you traverse uncertainty, discover what nourishes and sustains you, and deepen your experience of your world. Though at times elusive, the answers you seek are within; personally, professionally, spiritually. I am deeply dedicated to helping you bridge the corridor between where you are and where you long to be. Together we will work to understand what truly matters to you so that you can live a richer, happier, more satisfying life.
(415) 373-4019 View (415) 373-4019
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John Robles
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94109
Hi, my name is John Robles, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has engaged with people, by way of a client centered approach, to partner with them in continuing their self-improvement journey. I have worked with clients struggling with anxiety, stress, post-traumatic stress, depression, existential struggles and relational challenges. The conditions I am most comfortable treating are Anxiety, Depression, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Hi, my name is John Robles, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has engaged with people, by way of a client centered approach, to partner with them in continuing their self-improvement journey. I have worked with clients struggling with anxiety, stress, post-traumatic stress, depression, existential struggles and relational challenges. The conditions I am most comfortable treating are Anxiety, Depression, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
(415) 230-2644 View (415) 230-2644
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Margaret Flynn
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94109  (Online Only)
Are you are stuck in unhelpful patterns in your life or relationships? Do you want to feel differently about yourself or your partner? Is conflict or distance in your romantic relationship causing stress? Is there a sexual health concern you are not sure where to start to address? Let’s talk! In my practice with couples, I work from an Emotionally Focused Therapy framework, an evidence-based treatment facilitating change from distress to a secure bond. With increased security in your relationship, you can more productively navigate conflict and feel more confident in the world knowing your partner has your back.
Are you are stuck in unhelpful patterns in your life or relationships? Do you want to feel differently about yourself or your partner? Is conflict or distance in your romantic relationship causing stress? Is there a sexual health concern you are not sure where to start to address? Let’s talk! In my practice with couples, I work from an Emotionally Focused Therapy framework, an evidence-based treatment facilitating change from distress to a secure bond. With increased security in your relationship, you can more productively navigate conflict and feel more confident in the world knowing your partner has your back.
(628) 200-4308 View (628) 200-4308
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Amanda (Frederick) Wang
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, APCC
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94109  (Online Only)
Hello, I'm Amanda! I specialize in working with children, teens, young adults, and parents or caregivers. Drawing from my experience as a former school therapist, I possess a deep understanding of the unique challenges and support systems necessary for the growth and development of children and teens. My approach includes nurturing coping skills, emotional awareness, and social skills to empower adolescents and foster resilience. I work with individuals seeking support for a range of needs and challenges, including ADHD, autism, anxiety, and eating disorders, including Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID).
Hello, I'm Amanda! I specialize in working with children, teens, young adults, and parents or caregivers. Drawing from my experience as a former school therapist, I possess a deep understanding of the unique challenges and support systems necessary for the growth and development of children and teens. My approach includes nurturing coping skills, emotional awareness, and social skills to empower adolescents and foster resilience. I work with individuals seeking support for a range of needs and challenges, including ADHD, autism, anxiety, and eating disorders, including Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID).
(415) 842-1573 View (415) 842-1573
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Silver Lake Psychology--San Francisco location
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94109  (Online Only)
Learn how to feel more connected to yourself, others and the world around you. Therapy provides all the elements of intimacy: honest communication, vulnerability and trust. Good therapy is challenging yet warm, providing both structure and empathy for your unique experience. We are a collective of therapists with a wide range of specialties. Our intake professionals will help connect you with the right therapist for your needs. We make appointments easy, offering evenings and weekends and flexibility for creative professionals who can't make the same time each week.
Learn how to feel more connected to yourself, others and the world around you. Therapy provides all the elements of intimacy: honest communication, vulnerability and trust. Good therapy is challenging yet warm, providing both structure and empathy for your unique experience. We are a collective of therapists with a wide range of specialties. Our intake professionals will help connect you with the right therapist for your needs. We make appointments easy, offering evenings and weekends and flexibility for creative professionals who can't make the same time each week.
(415) 942-0331 View (415) 942-0331
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Andrea Shelley
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94109  (Online Only)
Dr. Andrea Shelley is a licensed clinical psychologist and marriage and family therapist with over 20 years of experience working in a wide range of settings. She specializes in treating anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, substance abuse, as well as dual diagnosis of mental health diagnoses with substance use disorder. Dr. Shelley utilizes an evidence-based, collaborative, interactive, culturally aware, and empathetic approach and focuses on the impact of the individual diagnosis and treatment on loved ones, family, relationships, and work.
Dr. Andrea Shelley is a licensed clinical psychologist and marriage and family therapist with over 20 years of experience working in a wide range of settings. She specializes in treating anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, substance abuse, as well as dual diagnosis of mental health diagnoses with substance use disorder. Dr. Shelley utilizes an evidence-based, collaborative, interactive, culturally aware, and empathetic approach and focuses on the impact of the individual diagnosis and treatment on loved ones, family, relationships, and work.
(628) 250-3670 View (628) 250-3670
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Tamara Tucker
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94109
My style is direct, transparent and positive. All work is supported by solid psychodynamic theory. I am comfortable with challenges. Most of my clients come in to address relationship issues, career and life-stage transitions, depression and anxiety. However, I have considerable experience in areas of disordered eating, addiction, and (Complex)PTSD. I believe that in order for successful transformational work to occur, the therapeutic relationship is central. Therefore, I offer an initial free 20 minute meeting to test for the ineffable 'fit.' I am a private practice out-of-network provider. WEBSITE: tamaratuckermft.com
My style is direct, transparent and positive. All work is supported by solid psychodynamic theory. I am comfortable with challenges. Most of my clients come in to address relationship issues, career and life-stage transitions, depression and anxiety. However, I have considerable experience in areas of disordered eating, addiction, and (Complex)PTSD. I believe that in order for successful transformational work to occur, the therapeutic relationship is central. Therefore, I offer an initial free 20 minute meeting to test for the ineffable 'fit.' I am a private practice out-of-network provider. WEBSITE: tamaratuckermft.com
(415) 799-8896 View (415) 799-8896
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Shena Jensen
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
8 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94109  (Online Only)
I specialize in working with people who feel anxious, overwhelmed, or distressed in career, life situation, or around their relationships, whether with a significant other, family, friends, or social situations. Often this involves working with challenging relationship dynamics, insecurities, sense of self, sense of purpose, or past trauma. My approach combines my experience in both psychotherapy and coaching and is direct, compassionate, and transformative. I utilize the proven research focusing on the neurobiology of attachment along with a holistic toolbox including mindfulness and somatic (body oriented) awareness.
I specialize in working with people who feel anxious, overwhelmed, or distressed in career, life situation, or around their relationships, whether with a significant other, family, friends, or social situations. Often this involves working with challenging relationship dynamics, insecurities, sense of self, sense of purpose, or past trauma. My approach combines my experience in both psychotherapy and coaching and is direct, compassionate, and transformative. I utilize the proven research focusing on the neurobiology of attachment along with a holistic toolbox including mindfulness and somatic (body oriented) awareness.
(415) 446-1053 View (415) 446-1053
Genie Dvorak
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94109
Dr. Dvorak is a Clinical Psychologist and Psychoanalyst practicing in San Francisco. She works with individuals, couples, children and adolescents. In addition to providing psychotherapy and psychoanalysis, she provides consultation for other clinicians and serves on a variety of professional committees. Her teaching and supervision affiliations include the San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis, California Pacific Medical Center and Access Institute. In 2013, 2015 and 2017 Dr. Dvorak was selected as the Outstanding Teacher of the Year in CPMC's Psychology Training Program for her work as an instructor, supervisor and mentor.
Dr. Dvorak is a Clinical Psychologist and Psychoanalyst practicing in San Francisco. She works with individuals, couples, children and adolescents. In addition to providing psychotherapy and psychoanalysis, she provides consultation for other clinicians and serves on a variety of professional committees. Her teaching and supervision affiliations include the San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis, California Pacific Medical Center and Access Institute. In 2013, 2015 and 2017 Dr. Dvorak was selected as the Outstanding Teacher of the Year in CPMC's Psychology Training Program for her work as an instructor, supervisor and mentor.
(415) 912-1780 View (415) 912-1780
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Karen Pickett
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94109
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who is passionate about assisting my clients to heal and grow through my clinical and lived experiences, compassion, and training. My areas of specialty include anxiety disorders, panic disorder, OCD, process addictions (including hair pulling and skin picking), and C-PTSD. I work with individual adults (ages 21+) who are seeking help for Anxiety and Panic Disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Complex PTSD, and Process Addictions (including those commonly referred to as Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors).
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who is passionate about assisting my clients to heal and grow through my clinical and lived experiences, compassion, and training. My areas of specialty include anxiety disorders, panic disorder, OCD, process addictions (including hair pulling and skin picking), and C-PTSD. I work with individual adults (ages 21+) who are seeking help for Anxiety and Panic Disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Complex PTSD, and Process Addictions (including those commonly referred to as Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors).
(415) 619-6857 View (415) 619-6857

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Number of Therapists in 94109

300+

Average cost per session

$195

Therapists in 94109 who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
90% Depression
80% Relationship Issues
71% Trauma and PTSD
70% Self Esteem
65% Life Transitions
64% Stress

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

73% Aetna
65% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
62% Optum

How Therapists in 94109 see their clients

66% In Person and Online
34% Online Only

Gender breakdown

76% Female
23% Male
1% Non-Binary

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How can I find a therapist in 94109?

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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.