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Stephanie Weissman
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94131
We all need tools to help us navigate the difficulties of life. I am lucky to be in a position to help people gain these tools. I love working with my clients; I am always learning from them. I have a down-to-earth, accessible and active approach to my work. I draw from a variety of therapeutic techniques. I am sensitive to the interplay between social, economic, racial, emotional, and neurological factors. I continue to work in community and non-profit settings. In the Spring of 2016, I earned an Advanced Certificate from the Existential Humanistic Institute.
We all need tools to help us navigate the difficulties of life. I am lucky to be in a position to help people gain these tools. I love working with my clients; I am always learning from them. I have a down-to-earth, accessible and active approach to my work. I draw from a variety of therapeutic techniques. I am sensitive to the interplay between social, economic, racial, emotional, and neurological factors. I continue to work in community and non-profit settings. In the Spring of 2016, I earned an Advanced Certificate from the Existential Humanistic Institute.
(650) 489-5447 View (650) 489-5447
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Victoria Meraz, Psy.D.
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94131  (Online Only)
Welcome to my practice. I am a licensed clinical psychologist with a doctoral degree from California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University in SF. I have experience helping clients address a range of concerns including, adjusting to life transitions, questioning and exploring identity , relationship issues, aging, grief/loss, work-life balance, and more.
Welcome to my practice. I am a licensed clinical psychologist with a doctoral degree from California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University in SF. I have experience helping clients address a range of concerns including, adjusting to life transitions, questioning and exploring identity , relationship issues, aging, grief/loss, work-life balance, and more.
(415) 968-0070 View (415) 968-0070
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Tila B Bibliowicz
MA, BCET
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94131
As a Board Certified Educational Therapist with decades of experience working with children, adolescents, college students, and adults, I am dedicated to helping my clients discover their unique learning styles and find the best tools to maximize their potential. I work with students who are struggling academically, as well as those with ADD/ADHD, executive functioning issues, and OCD clients that affect their academic performance or are in need of remedial learning or effective test-taking strategies. I provide individualized instruction for clients struggling in school or college that addresses each student's difficulties.
As a Board Certified Educational Therapist with decades of experience working with children, adolescents, college students, and adults, I am dedicated to helping my clients discover their unique learning styles and find the best tools to maximize their potential. I work with students who are struggling academically, as well as those with ADD/ADHD, executive functioning issues, and OCD clients that affect their academic performance or are in need of remedial learning or effective test-taking strategies. I provide individualized instruction for clients struggling in school or college that addresses each student's difficulties.
(415) 390-0083 View (415) 390-0083
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Paul Dubin
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94131
My approach is best described as interactive, personable, nonjudgmental, and aimed at bringing about change that's both meaningful and real. I tend not to view people's issues or concerns as a form of pathology or neurosis, but rather as particular problems in living. I see each person as genuinely unique, and so avoid cookie-cutter approaches. My role is to help individuals and couples work through problems as effectively and efficiently as possible, in a way that builds confidence, self-respect, hope, and, ultimately, a fresh way of living life.
My approach is best described as interactive, personable, nonjudgmental, and aimed at bringing about change that's both meaningful and real. I tend not to view people's issues or concerns as a form of pathology or neurosis, but rather as particular problems in living. I see each person as genuinely unique, and so avoid cookie-cutter approaches. My role is to help individuals and couples work through problems as effectively and efficiently as possible, in a way that builds confidence, self-respect, hope, and, ultimately, a fresh way of living life.
(415) 234-7599 View (415) 234-7599
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Amy Backos
Psychologist, PhD, ATR-BC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94131
Are you longing for more energy and mental clarity to thrive in both your professional and personal life? Do you find yourself carrying the weight of past pain, unwanted thoughts, and strained relationships? If you're ready to overcome past traumas and unlock a life filled with joy, ease, balance, and success, I invite you to explore an effective and creative approach. At my practice, you can harness the power of both sides of your brain – creativity & logic, focus & curiosity, thoughts & emotions. Through a unique combination of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Art Therapy, you become flexible, creative, and mindfully aware.
Are you longing for more energy and mental clarity to thrive in both your professional and personal life? Do you find yourself carrying the weight of past pain, unwanted thoughts, and strained relationships? If you're ready to overcome past traumas and unlock a life filled with joy, ease, balance, and success, I invite you to explore an effective and creative approach. At my practice, you can harness the power of both sides of your brain – creativity & logic, focus & curiosity, thoughts & emotions. Through a unique combination of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Art Therapy, you become flexible, creative, and mindfully aware.
(415) 592-6406 View (415) 592-6406
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Autumn B. Carlin
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94131
Are you stuck and unhappy in your marriage? Do you find yourself wanting to have an affair or has there been one? Do you feel like roommates doing it for the kids? Are you in the agonizing loop of should I stay or should I leave? I have helped many individuals and couples transform their relationships- reconnecting or disconnecting in a healthy way.
Are you stuck and unhappy in your marriage? Do you find yourself wanting to have an affair or has there been one? Do you feel like roommates doing it for the kids? Are you in the agonizing loop of should I stay or should I leave? I have helped many individuals and couples transform their relationships- reconnecting or disconnecting in a healthy way.
(415) 909-4184 View (415) 909-4184
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Jennifer Coloma
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94131
“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” - Anais Nin. Creativity, liberation, and transcendence —getting your power back— these are core tenants in my practice. My approach merges reflective space to spark insight, with specific tools and strategies to drive change. I draw from existential philosophy, the arts, and sociocultural narratives, as well as research and theory to match unique needs with individualized treatments that align and affirm identity with purpose.
“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” - Anais Nin. Creativity, liberation, and transcendence —getting your power back— these are core tenants in my practice. My approach merges reflective space to spark insight, with specific tools and strategies to drive change. I draw from existential philosophy, the arts, and sociocultural narratives, as well as research and theory to match unique needs with individualized treatments that align and affirm identity with purpose.
(831) 221-9479 View (831) 221-9479
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Yafah Sophya Franco
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94131
Anxious, depressed, grief of loss of a relationship, close one, job, etc: you have come to the right place. As we all slowly crawl through the adversity presented in our lives, into a world that feels a little less organized and a little more uncertain, we may find what once was no longer is and how do we be with what we have and get to where we want to go. Complex, isn’t it. But historically, humans have recovered from unforeseen crisis, stronger and better than ever. And historically, they have sought the help of others to guide them to see where they really are at and where they can be.
Anxious, depressed, grief of loss of a relationship, close one, job, etc: you have come to the right place. As we all slowly crawl through the adversity presented in our lives, into a world that feels a little less organized and a little more uncertain, we may find what once was no longer is and how do we be with what we have and get to where we want to go. Complex, isn’t it. But historically, humans have recovered from unforeseen crisis, stronger and better than ever. And historically, they have sought the help of others to guide them to see where they really are at and where they can be.
(415) 842-2656 View (415) 842-2656
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Liana Filia Wenger
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94131  (Online Only)
In individual therapy we enter into a non-judgmental and unconditional relationship in which we can be our true selves. Through weekly meetings together, we explore your belief systems, patterns and what makes you, you. With deep insight we formulate the tools for your personal growth. The process of therapy and its' unique container can ignite tremendous transformation in all facets of your life. I invite you to contact me and begin the healing process.
In individual therapy we enter into a non-judgmental and unconditional relationship in which we can be our true selves. Through weekly meetings together, we explore your belief systems, patterns and what makes you, you. With deep insight we formulate the tools for your personal growth. The process of therapy and its' unique container can ignite tremendous transformation in all facets of your life. I invite you to contact me and begin the healing process.
(415) 360-2318 View (415) 360-2318
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Liz Kalmanson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94131
Not accepting new clients
Relationships have the potential to bring enormous happiness and fulfillment yet can also create deep wounding and pain. I specialize in working with both individuals and couples who are struggling in relationships with partners, family members, and close friends. I will help you recognize and change reoccurring patterns that can chip away at feelings of closeness, intimacy, and trust. Our relationship with ourselves and with others are central to the quality of our lives. Let me support you in learning the skills to repair, rebuild, and strengthen your relationships so you can live with more fulfillment and ease.
Relationships have the potential to bring enormous happiness and fulfillment yet can also create deep wounding and pain. I specialize in working with both individuals and couples who are struggling in relationships with partners, family members, and close friends. I will help you recognize and change reoccurring patterns that can chip away at feelings of closeness, intimacy, and trust. Our relationship with ourselves and with others are central to the quality of our lives. Let me support you in learning the skills to repair, rebuild, and strengthen your relationships so you can live with more fulfillment and ease.
(415) 980-7890 View (415) 980-7890
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Zoi Dorit Eliou
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94131  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
My practice is currently closed to new patients. If you are a patient I have previously seen and in need of a consultation please contact me so I can assist you on how to proceed. Presently I am focused on peer consultation and public service. I mainly worked on providing services to adult patients with moderate to severe psychopathology, primarily Depressive disorders, Bipolar spectrum disorders, Anxiety disorders, OCD, PTSD and Personality disorders. In addition, I treated people with complex medical problems, managing autoimmune disorders, cancer, diabetes and high risk pregnancies co-morbid with mood disorders.
My practice is currently closed to new patients. If you are a patient I have previously seen and in need of a consultation please contact me so I can assist you on how to proceed. Presently I am focused on peer consultation and public service. I mainly worked on providing services to adult patients with moderate to severe psychopathology, primarily Depressive disorders, Bipolar spectrum disorders, Anxiety disorders, OCD, PTSD and Personality disorders. In addition, I treated people with complex medical problems, managing autoimmune disorders, cancer, diabetes and high risk pregnancies co-morbid with mood disorders.
(650) 918-4545 View (650) 918-4545
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Berne Fitzpatrick
Psychologist, PhD, CGP
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94131
Suffering can come in many forms. It is personal and distressing and can also be overwhelming, paralyzing, and lonely. But you do not have to face it alone. Many have come to me for help with what makes them unhappy and out of balance. I take satisfaction when my clients accept their own complexity and uniqueness and have successful outcomes in their lives due to therapy.
Suffering can come in many forms. It is personal and distressing and can also be overwhelming, paralyzing, and lonely. But you do not have to face it alone. Many have come to me for help with what makes them unhappy and out of balance. I take satisfaction when my clients accept their own complexity and uniqueness and have successful outcomes in their lives due to therapy.
(415) 236-5578 View (415) 236-5578
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Jennifer Card
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94131  (Online Only)
Hi there, I'm Jennifer! I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of California. I have experience working with all ages including children, adolescents, families, and adults who have anxiety, depression, psychosis, substance abuse, a trauma history, and history of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). I utilize brief solution-focused therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), client-centered therapy, and motivational interviewing to accommodate my clients' needs.
Hi there, I'm Jennifer! I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of California. I have experience working with all ages including children, adolescents, families, and adults who have anxiety, depression, psychosis, substance abuse, a trauma history, and history of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). I utilize brief solution-focused therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), client-centered therapy, and motivational interviewing to accommodate my clients' needs.
(747) 302-6588 View (747) 302-6588
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Smadar Salzman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
26 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94131  (Online Only)
Do you keep getting hurt in relationships? Keep repeating the same patterns that leave you anxious & depressed? You feel alone, numb, or spiral into intense overwhelming feelings out of nowhere. Early relationships are our blueprint for adult intimate relationships. They shape your perceptions & beliefs, often subconsciously. If you grew up with family conflict, abandonment, abuse, or trauma, adult relationships can be hard. You're tired of feeling stuck in the same painful patterns. You know something needs to change, you just aren't sure what, or how. You're ready to stop feeling broken & ready to do the work to heal past traumas.
Do you keep getting hurt in relationships? Keep repeating the same patterns that leave you anxious & depressed? You feel alone, numb, or spiral into intense overwhelming feelings out of nowhere. Early relationships are our blueprint for adult intimate relationships. They shape your perceptions & beliefs, often subconsciously. If you grew up with family conflict, abandonment, abuse, or trauma, adult relationships can be hard. You're tired of feeling stuck in the same painful patterns. You know something needs to change, you just aren't sure what, or how. You're ready to stop feeling broken & ready to do the work to heal past traumas.
(415) 702-0360 View (415) 702-0360
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Palak Kothari
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94131  (Online Only)
You may be emotionally, physically, or spiritually in a space in your life that you might describe as challenging, confusing, and/or uncontrollable. There might be different struggles, that somehow reflect a similar underlying process. Perhaps, one that involves fear, avoidance, escaping, 'trying so hard', and eventually feeling helpless. Though our struggles may differ on the exterior, the underlying process is what often reflects our perspectives and emotional health. Addressing vs resisting our challenges can deepen our confidence in our ability to work through them. Thus, creating the space for a calm and grounded experience.
You may be emotionally, physically, or spiritually in a space in your life that you might describe as challenging, confusing, and/or uncontrollable. There might be different struggles, that somehow reflect a similar underlying process. Perhaps, one that involves fear, avoidance, escaping, 'trying so hard', and eventually feeling helpless. Though our struggles may differ on the exterior, the underlying process is what often reflects our perspectives and emotional health. Addressing vs resisting our challenges can deepen our confidence in our ability to work through them. Thus, creating the space for a calm and grounded experience.
(650) 694-9873 View (650) 694-9873
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Christina A. Rodriguez
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94131
I welcome individual adults, parenting couples and teens into my private practice. My clients often wish to discuss improving their mood, increasing performance at work/school, identifying problems in relationships, exploring their gender identity and establishing healthy screen time/social media habits. With all clients, my initial goal is to offer a safe, non-judgemental space in which we can discover what facets of life most impact them, and how. The goal of my therapies is always to unravel with clients how they arrived in the stressful circumstances they currently inhabit, and how to work on reducing emotional pain.
I welcome individual adults, parenting couples and teens into my private practice. My clients often wish to discuss improving their mood, increasing performance at work/school, identifying problems in relationships, exploring their gender identity and establishing healthy screen time/social media habits. With all clients, my initial goal is to offer a safe, non-judgemental space in which we can discover what facets of life most impact them, and how. The goal of my therapies is always to unravel with clients how they arrived in the stressful circumstances they currently inhabit, and how to work on reducing emotional pain.
(415) 527-0414 View (415) 527-0414
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Rachel Gilgoff
MD, CCTP
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94131
Our children and teens are seeing an epidemic of mental, emotional, and physical issues including ADHD, anxiety, depression, obesity, diabetes, behavior outbursts, learning difficulties, loneliness, pain, school avoidance, and frequent infections. There is growing evidence that stress and trauma are contributing factors. My goal is to get to the root causes of mental and chronic illnesses in children, and to partner with families to develop a comprehensive treatment plan for long-lasting vitality and wellness for the whole family.
Our children and teens are seeing an epidemic of mental, emotional, and physical issues including ADHD, anxiety, depression, obesity, diabetes, behavior outbursts, learning difficulties, loneliness, pain, school avoidance, and frequent infections. There is growing evidence that stress and trauma are contributing factors. My goal is to get to the root causes of mental and chronic illnesses in children, and to partner with families to develop a comprehensive treatment plan for long-lasting vitality and wellness for the whole family.
(628) 277-3979 View (628) 277-3979
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Kim Williams
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94131
Kim Williams is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Kim believes in the client's ability to see their own strengths to motivate them to take control of situations that ultimately influence the life they want to live. Kim's specialties include Phase of Life Changes, LQBTQ, Anxiety, Depression, Anger Management, and Parenting. Kim also provides Anger Management, Parenting, and Domestic Violence Groups. Kim uses Solution-Focused Therapy, along with CBT, Narrative Therapy, to help clients find the skills needed to bring change and healing to their life.
Kim Williams is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Kim believes in the client's ability to see their own strengths to motivate them to take control of situations that ultimately influence the life they want to live. Kim's specialties include Phase of Life Changes, LQBTQ, Anxiety, Depression, Anger Management, and Parenting. Kim also provides Anger Management, Parenting, and Domestic Violence Groups. Kim uses Solution-Focused Therapy, along with CBT, Narrative Therapy, to help clients find the skills needed to bring change and healing to their life.
(415) 855-9188 View (415) 855-9188
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Dr. Rachel Coulter
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94131
Navigating the complexities of relationships can often feel overwhelming, leaving couples feeling stranded without a clear path forward. The challenges you face together may seem insurmountable. In my role as your therapist, I am here to accompany you on this journey, providing support and guidance to help you find healing and strengthen your bond along the way. With a strong foundation in couples therapy, I bring extensive experience in working with partners facing a wide array of challenges. My background includes supporting couples through complex trauma, co-occurring disorders, and the intricate dynamics of life.
Navigating the complexities of relationships can often feel overwhelming, leaving couples feeling stranded without a clear path forward. The challenges you face together may seem insurmountable. In my role as your therapist, I am here to accompany you on this journey, providing support and guidance to help you find healing and strengthen your bond along the way. With a strong foundation in couples therapy, I bring extensive experience in working with partners facing a wide array of challenges. My background includes supporting couples through complex trauma, co-occurring disorders, and the intricate dynamics of life.
(714) 990-5426 View (714) 990-5426
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Sara Martineau
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94131  (Online Only)
Wellbeing is our birthright, though it may not always feel that way. Like cement over the earth, years of social conditioning and trauma can cloud our innate vitality. We may notice habits of stressing against life's challenges, or feel caught in patterns of thought or behavior that we know deep down don't serve us. Moving into harmony with life as it unfolds and awakening inner resources of wellbeing is possible for all of us, regardless of identity or condition.
Wellbeing is our birthright, though it may not always feel that way. Like cement over the earth, years of social conditioning and trauma can cloud our innate vitality. We may notice habits of stressing against life's challenges, or feel caught in patterns of thought or behavior that we know deep down don't serve us. Moving into harmony with life as it unfolds and awakening inner resources of wellbeing is possible for all of us, regardless of identity or condition.
(530) 412-5820 View (530) 412-5820

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 94131

100+

Average cost per session

$200

Therapists in 94131 who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
90% Depression
85% Relationship Issues
74% Self Esteem
72% Trauma and PTSD
67% Grief
67% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

59% Aetna
59% Cigna and Evernorth
51% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 94131 see their clients

72% In Person and Online
28% Online Only

Gender breakdown

73% Female
23% Male
4% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 94131?

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.