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Intrepid Therapy Collective
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94111
We are an innovative community of unconventional, yet comprehensively trained, psychotherapists providing practical, non-reductive, and in-depth support to help you overcome adversities, resolve outdated patterns, craft more fulfilling relationships, achieve your mental health goals—and address the traumas, stressors, burdens, and conflicts that hold you back from enjoying what your life and relationships have to offer. In general, we foster a holistic and integrative approach to mental health care that focuses on what works and is not limited to what has traditionally been practiced.
We are an innovative community of unconventional, yet comprehensively trained, psychotherapists providing practical, non-reductive, and in-depth support to help you overcome adversities, resolve outdated patterns, craft more fulfilling relationships, achieve your mental health goals—and address the traumas, stressors, burdens, and conflicts that hold you back from enjoying what your life and relationships have to offer. In general, we foster a holistic and integrative approach to mental health care that focuses on what works and is not limited to what has traditionally been practiced.
(628) 265-3125 View (628) 265-3125
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Tara Helena Rappaport
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94111  (Online Only)
Unconditional Positive Regard: Our time together will be encouraging, open, honest and positive. We will create an emotionally safe space so that you can explore and share out loud what you may hesitate to share with others in your life.Strengths-Based: Each person is the owner and expert of their own SELF. I will help you explore and utilize your strengths in a work, school, social, and family setting so that you are maximizing your potential.
Unconditional Positive Regard: Our time together will be encouraging, open, honest and positive. We will create an emotionally safe space so that you can explore and share out loud what you may hesitate to share with others in your life.Strengths-Based: Each person is the owner and expert of their own SELF. I will help you explore and utilize your strengths in a work, school, social, and family setting so that you are maximizing your potential.
(415) 849-7348 View (415) 849-7348
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Dr. Gina M. Smith
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94111
Welcome to my practice! I am a Certified Corporate Wellness Specialist. Currently, I am a Licensed Psychologist in California & New York states specializing in clinical and health psychology, working with teens and adults. I work collaboratively to promote wellness and individualize treatment to target and foster achieving your desired therapy goals. I successfully treat concerns with self-worth, adjustment to life stressors, teach effective communication and coping strategies for depression, grief, anxiety, interpersonal relationships, and can help you build more satisfying relationships, including the relationship with yourself.
Welcome to my practice! I am a Certified Corporate Wellness Specialist. Currently, I am a Licensed Psychologist in California & New York states specializing in clinical and health psychology, working with teens and adults. I work collaboratively to promote wellness and individualize treatment to target and foster achieving your desired therapy goals. I successfully treat concerns with self-worth, adjustment to life stressors, teach effective communication and coping strategies for depression, grief, anxiety, interpersonal relationships, and can help you build more satisfying relationships, including the relationship with yourself.
(415) 966-2341 View (415) 966-2341
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Diana N Abrams
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94111  (Online Only)
My ideal client is someone who needs help reaching their highest potential and decrease emotional suffering. They should be ready and willing to begin receiving guidance on how to reach their peak. I believe in self-determination and that individuals can find solutions with the right support.
My ideal client is someone who needs help reaching their highest potential and decrease emotional suffering. They should be ready and willing to begin receiving guidance on how to reach their peak. I believe in self-determination and that individuals can find solutions with the right support.
(415) 449-4988 View (415) 449-4988
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Lubov V Smith
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94111  (Online Only)
My ideal client is any person who has the courage to reach out and to ask for help. It takes courage and bravery in the middle of darkness and desperation to do just that: to hold out hope against anxiety and hopelessness. It takes intelligence and wisdom to recognize that you cannot do it alone. I firmly believe that it’s not what happens to us, it’s what we do. And my promise is to help you, who reaches out and makes the call.
My ideal client is any person who has the courage to reach out and to ask for help. It takes courage and bravery in the middle of darkness and desperation to do just that: to hold out hope against anxiety and hopelessness. It takes intelligence and wisdom to recognize that you cannot do it alone. I firmly believe that it’s not what happens to us, it’s what we do. And my promise is to help you, who reaches out and makes the call.
(628) 215-6093 View (628) 215-6093
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Justine Tideman
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94111
My name is Justine, and I’m a licensed clinical psychologist with over 15 years of experience working with adults. I enjoy getting to know my patients, and developing strategies together that make life happier and more fulfilling. I bring my clinical training and experience in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and my clients bring their in depth knowledge of themselves, their goals, and personal values. I particularly enjoy working with people who are struggling with anxiety, relationships and stress management, or life transitions such as moving, having a child, or a break up.
My name is Justine, and I’m a licensed clinical psychologist with over 15 years of experience working with adults. I enjoy getting to know my patients, and developing strategies together that make life happier and more fulfilling. I bring my clinical training and experience in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and my clients bring their in depth knowledge of themselves, their goals, and personal values. I particularly enjoy working with people who are struggling with anxiety, relationships and stress management, or life transitions such as moving, having a child, or a break up.
(628) 214-1634 View (628) 214-1634
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Nicole Mayeda
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94111  (Online Only)
I tend to see individuals who achieve success in school and in their careers, but retain a chronic and deep-seated feeling that something is missing. Often, these individuals have gotten by on exceptional logic with little sense that there can be more to their existence. They may be more comfortable doing as opposed to being, thinking as opposed to feeling, and helping as opposed to being helped. High standards commonly include high pressure to self-contain, which can cause immense, private suffering. I aim to provide these individuals with a fuller and more compassionate experience of themselves.
I tend to see individuals who achieve success in school and in their careers, but retain a chronic and deep-seated feeling that something is missing. Often, these individuals have gotten by on exceptional logic with little sense that there can be more to their existence. They may be more comfortable doing as opposed to being, thinking as opposed to feeling, and helping as opposed to being helped. High standards commonly include high pressure to self-contain, which can cause immense, private suffering. I aim to provide these individuals with a fuller and more compassionate experience of themselves.
(415) 521-1160 View (415) 521-1160
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Bev Jewell Aasect Certified Sex Therapist
Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94111  (Online Only)
Are you experiencing: relationship issues, feeling overwhelmed, or stuck? Perhaps you are in a Neuro-Diverse relationship (you're wired differently) and stuggle to understand each other and get your needs met? Do you want to learn better commuication and problem-solving skills? Maybe you want a more fulfilling sex life - solo, or with your partner. There are many things that affect us and our sexuality over time - stress, age, life events, hormone changes... I can help you navigate these areas to find the answers you're looking for and get you to a better place!
Are you experiencing: relationship issues, feeling overwhelmed, or stuck? Perhaps you are in a Neuro-Diverse relationship (you're wired differently) and stuggle to understand each other and get your needs met? Do you want to learn better commuication and problem-solving skills? Maybe you want a more fulfilling sex life - solo, or with your partner. There are many things that affect us and our sexuality over time - stress, age, life events, hormone changes... I can help you navigate these areas to find the answers you're looking for and get you to a better place!
(442) 254-0043 View (442) 254-0043
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Ida Vandaei
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94111
Are you hoping to find a solution out of a specific problem? Are you looking to make improvements in your life but just don't know where to start? Do you struggle coping with a chronic illness or chronic pain disorder? Do you find yourself feeling "stuck", unmotivated, or unable to experience the same joy as before? Are you constantly worried about something bad happening? Are you having difficulty sleeping? Have you experienced a loss, whether it's the death of a loved one or the loss of a future life you imagined? Is your relationship on the rocks or suffered broken trust? Is anxiety taking over your life?
Are you hoping to find a solution out of a specific problem? Are you looking to make improvements in your life but just don't know where to start? Do you struggle coping with a chronic illness or chronic pain disorder? Do you find yourself feeling "stuck", unmotivated, or unable to experience the same joy as before? Are you constantly worried about something bad happening? Are you having difficulty sleeping? Have you experienced a loss, whether it's the death of a loved one or the loss of a future life you imagined? Is your relationship on the rocks or suffered broken trust? Is anxiety taking over your life?
(818) 960-6045 View (818) 960-6045
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Myra Altman
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94111
Dr. Myra Altman is a licensed clinical psychologist and the VP of Clinical Care at Modern Health. Myra received her PhD in clinical psychology from Washington University in St. Louis, where her research focused on the prevention and treatment of childhood obesity. This sparked an interest in the structural factors that influence personal health and well-being, including how the workplace can promote or hinder health. She has spent a decade providing evidence-based care for anxiety, depression, and health psychology and is passionate about how to ensure these approaches are scaled across populations.
Dr. Myra Altman is a licensed clinical psychologist and the VP of Clinical Care at Modern Health. Myra received her PhD in clinical psychology from Washington University in St. Louis, where her research focused on the prevention and treatment of childhood obesity. This sparked an interest in the structural factors that influence personal health and well-being, including how the workplace can promote or hinder health. She has spent a decade providing evidence-based care for anxiety, depression, and health psychology and is passionate about how to ensure these approaches are scaled across populations.
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Efrén F. Hilera
Psychologist, PsyD, MBA
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94111
I am an empowerment and transformational coach who works with individuals, couples, companies and organizations who are committed to living life in a powerful, meaningful and fulfilling way! I am passionate about working with and developing effective leaders, transforming work cultures, creating more engagement in teams, and helping individuals and organizations achieve their goals and dreams. If you feel inspired by what you read, please contact me so that we can explore if we should work together and discuss how I can bring value to your life and/or organization.
I am an empowerment and transformational coach who works with individuals, couples, companies and organizations who are committed to living life in a powerful, meaningful and fulfilling way! I am passionate about working with and developing effective leaders, transforming work cultures, creating more engagement in teams, and helping individuals and organizations achieve their goals and dreams. If you feel inspired by what you read, please contact me so that we can explore if we should work together and discuss how I can bring value to your life and/or organization.
(650) 924-9912 View (650) 924-9912
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Koo Im Robbins
Marriage & Family Therapist, JD, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94111  (Online Only)
Relationships are core to our identity and play a fundamental role in the quality of our life, shaping who we are, and how we perceive ourselves. Relationships are endowed with our heart’s deepest longings: to be seen, loved and accepted for ourselves, to find healing and wholeness, and to reach our greatest potential. It is no wonder that relational conflicts can, at times, feel so gut-wrenching, heartbreaking, and terrible.
Relationships are core to our identity and play a fundamental role in the quality of our life, shaping who we are, and how we perceive ourselves. Relationships are endowed with our heart’s deepest longings: to be seen, loved and accepted for ourselves, to find healing and wholeness, and to reach our greatest potential. It is no wonder that relational conflicts can, at times, feel so gut-wrenching, heartbreaking, and terrible.
(415) 625-6180 View (415) 625-6180
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Ask Alison Leigh, PHD, MFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFT
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94111  (Online Only)
The past 22 years I've seen an eclectic group of clientele: men, women & couples of any gender/orientation who want to improve their sexual lifestyle. I've helped men overcome ED through increasing their self confidence and women who want to feel more sexually in charge. I've seen over 25,000 couples throughout every stage of their relationship whether single, dating, married, or exploring and experimenting couples to ones who are curious how to stay together and keep the chemistry strong. My clients include stay at home moms, stressed out executives, artists, entrepreneurs & communities: LGBTQ, BDSM, & Transgender Families.
The past 22 years I've seen an eclectic group of clientele: men, women & couples of any gender/orientation who want to improve their sexual lifestyle. I've helped men overcome ED through increasing their self confidence and women who want to feel more sexually in charge. I've seen over 25,000 couples throughout every stage of their relationship whether single, dating, married, or exploring and experimenting couples to ones who are curious how to stay together and keep the chemistry strong. My clients include stay at home moms, stressed out executives, artists, entrepreneurs & communities: LGBTQ, BDSM, & Transgender Families.
(628) 226-1830 View (628) 226-1830
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Carter Care Therapeutic Services, Margena Carter
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94111
Are you interested in living life to the fullest but struggle to achieve it? You've taken the first steps towards healing. Carter Care Therapeutic Services is dedicated to you! Regardless of what you're going through, our team of Licensed Therapist will strive to bring out the best in you. You're not alone. We can assist you in resolving your past pain! We will affirm your strengths and challenge you to use them. While promoting insight, healing and change in an environment full of warmth and genuineness. Carter Care Therapist are here to provide a safe, unbiased and non-judgmental environment.
Are you interested in living life to the fullest but struggle to achieve it? You've taken the first steps towards healing. Carter Care Therapeutic Services is dedicated to you! Regardless of what you're going through, our team of Licensed Therapist will strive to bring out the best in you. You're not alone. We can assist you in resolving your past pain! We will affirm your strengths and challenge you to use them. While promoting insight, healing and change in an environment full of warmth and genuineness. Carter Care Therapist are here to provide a safe, unbiased and non-judgmental environment.
(415) 319-9641 View (415) 319-9641
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Jessica Harvey
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94111  (Online Only)
I’m a marriage and family therapist who specializes in individual therapy, with a focus on busy adult professionals. If you struggle with stress, self esteem, anxiety, relationship, career or family of origin issues I could be the therapist for you. Additionally, I have a unique background in pet grief and have been featured in the New York Times for my work in that space. Please email me to schedule a free phone consultation.
I’m a marriage and family therapist who specializes in individual therapy, with a focus on busy adult professionals. If you struggle with stress, self esteem, anxiety, relationship, career or family of origin issues I could be the therapist for you. Additionally, I have a unique background in pet grief and have been featured in the New York Times for my work in that space. Please email me to schedule a free phone consultation.
(415) 528-2044 View (415) 528-2044
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Mark A Ryan
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94111  (Online Only)
Our struggles can often help us learn more about ourselves, our values, and what matters to us. I work collaboratively with clients to understand how to embrace and express these values in their everyday lives. I incorporate Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction into my work which is an effective tool in raising awareness of our behavioral choices, coping with stress, and increasing focus. I find the therapeutic process to be an exciting and challenging endeavor that enhances our lives and pushes us towards continuous growth. Cultivating mindful awareness helps us take more deliberate steps of action to improve our lives.
Our struggles can often help us learn more about ourselves, our values, and what matters to us. I work collaboratively with clients to understand how to embrace and express these values in their everyday lives. I incorporate Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction into my work which is an effective tool in raising awareness of our behavioral choices, coping with stress, and increasing focus. I find the therapeutic process to be an exciting and challenging endeavor that enhances our lives and pushes us towards continuous growth. Cultivating mindful awareness helps us take more deliberate steps of action to improve our lives.
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Amir Ramezani
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94111  (Online Only)
As James Baldwin famously said, "not everything that has been faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed unless faced", I also offer you the following poem: "When we feel safe, anything is possible. We become unstoppable. Because we have a firm ground to launch and a safe ground to land. We can then stand. Voice ourselves, show ourselves. Life becomes a dance."
As James Baldwin famously said, "not everything that has been faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed unless faced", I also offer you the following poem: "When we feel safe, anything is possible. We become unstoppable. Because we have a firm ground to launch and a safe ground to land. We can then stand. Voice ourselves, show ourselves. Life becomes a dance."
(916) 963-9398 View (916) 963-9398
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Whitney Keilman
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94111
Dr. Whitney Keilman is a licensed Clinical Psychologist who has been practicing since 2018. She believes in honoring a person's individuality to help them connect to their own strengths. Dr. Keilman has a Master of Arts in Psychology and a Doctor of Philosophy with an Emphasis in Health. By honoring a person's individuality, Dr. Keilman is able to help them connect to their own strengths. Through a process of collaboration, she works alongside her patients to forge behaviors and beliefs that are self-loving and self-affirming.
Dr. Whitney Keilman is a licensed Clinical Psychologist who has been practicing since 2018. She believes in honoring a person's individuality to help them connect to their own strengths. Dr. Keilman has a Master of Arts in Psychology and a Doctor of Philosophy with an Emphasis in Health. By honoring a person's individuality, Dr. Keilman is able to help them connect to their own strengths. Through a process of collaboration, she works alongside her patients to forge behaviors and beliefs that are self-loving and self-affirming.
(628) 265-8284 View (628) 265-8284
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Tim Barry
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94111  (Online Only)
I am passionate about supporting people in addressing a range of different challenges that may be impacting their lives. I believe that people are inherently resilient, and that building a strong therapeutic relationship can help you access both existing strengths and build new ones. While I may be an expert in a particular therapeutic model, you are an expert in your experience, and our ability to work together using evidence-based practices will help you reach your goals. I will take an active approach in your care by collaboratively building rapport and tailoring your care to meet your unique needs.
I am passionate about supporting people in addressing a range of different challenges that may be impacting their lives. I believe that people are inherently resilient, and that building a strong therapeutic relationship can help you access both existing strengths and build new ones. While I may be an expert in a particular therapeutic model, you are an expert in your experience, and our ability to work together using evidence-based practices will help you reach your goals. I will take an active approach in your care by collaboratively building rapport and tailoring your care to meet your unique needs.
(510) 567-7566 View (510) 567-7566
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Sarah Michael Novia
Counselor, MS, EdS, LPCC, BC-TMH
Verified Verified
10 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94111  (Online Only)
Are you a high-performing female, who is feeling overwhelmed, anxious, depressed, or traumatized? Would you like to cut back on drinking or other maladaptive impulses? Allow me to help you improve your mental health using your strengths to adjust to stressors instead of engaging in negative behaviors. With my encouragement, you will learn to overcome or manage the issues you are untangling and move forward - where you deserve to be. Additionally, I have specializations in divorce mediation, grief, medication-assisted alcohol abatement, and the psychological aftermath of psychedelic experiences.
Are you a high-performing female, who is feeling overwhelmed, anxious, depressed, or traumatized? Would you like to cut back on drinking or other maladaptive impulses? Allow me to help you improve your mental health using your strengths to adjust to stressors instead of engaging in negative behaviors. With my encouragement, you will learn to overcome or manage the issues you are untangling and move forward - where you deserve to be. Additionally, I have specializations in divorce mediation, grief, medication-assisted alcohol abatement, and the psychological aftermath of psychedelic experiences.
(323) 745-1417 View (323) 745-1417

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 94111

100+

Average cost per session

$180

Therapists in 94111 who prioritize treating:

90% Anxiety
84% Relationship Issues
82% Depression
72% Self Esteem
71% Trauma and PTSD
70% Coping Skills
68% Grief

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

56% Aetna
56% Other
52% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 94111 see their clients

53% In Person and Online
47% Online Only

Gender breakdown

77% Female
20% Male
3% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 94111?

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.