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David Paul MacBryde
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Palo Alto, CA 94301
I have worked for over 25 years with folks who have struggled with a range of internal, interpersonal, relational, and environmental challenges and questions. This includes: difficult thoughts; "stuck" patterns of behavior, including addictions; persistent sadness and depression; relationship and family difficulties; loneliness; thoughts of life-and-death; trauma; identity and sexuality questions; experiences of madness; and other difficult life situations. I focus on working with adolescents (16+), young adults (18-25), and adults of all ages. I also work with men of all ages on questions of masculinity and "manhood".
I have worked for over 25 years with folks who have struggled with a range of internal, interpersonal, relational, and environmental challenges and questions. This includes: difficult thoughts; "stuck" patterns of behavior, including addictions; persistent sadness and depression; relationship and family difficulties; loneliness; thoughts of life-and-death; trauma; identity and sexuality questions; experiences of madness; and other difficult life situations. I focus on working with adolescents (16+), young adults (18-25), and adults of all ages. I also work with men of all ages on questions of masculinity and "manhood".
(650) 382-4978 View (650) 382-4978
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Stefanie Rodewald- Self Worth Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, ATR-BC
Verified Verified
Palo Alto, CA 94301  (Online Only)
Are you finding yourself feeling highly anxious, ashamed or trapped in a cycle of negative self talk? Maybe you're used to abandoning your own needs and desires to please others? Through a warm and collaborative process, I am here to help identify and understand the patterns that have kept you stuck. I would be honored to help you learn how to advocate for yourself. You may find that you only need short term therapy to help you get through a transition in your life or you may need more time to process and uncover what is behind your emotional struggle. My priority is guiding you to a life where you feel seen and valued.
Are you finding yourself feeling highly anxious, ashamed or trapped in a cycle of negative self talk? Maybe you're used to abandoning your own needs and desires to please others? Through a warm and collaborative process, I am here to help identify and understand the patterns that have kept you stuck. I would be honored to help you learn how to advocate for yourself. You may find that you only need short term therapy to help you get through a transition in your life or you may need more time to process and uncover what is behind your emotional struggle. My priority is guiding you to a life where you feel seen and valued.
(424) 384-1681 View (424) 384-1681
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Becoming Mothers Counseling with Marnie Levenson
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC, PMH-C
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Palo Alto, CA 94301
Becoming a mother, whether for the first time or again, can be a difficult change that can often lead to unwanted anxious thoughts, depression, and self-doubt. You may worry about getting it “right” or feel overwhelmed. Before you were a mother, you had another identity and may be trying to get back to yourself. Some moms struggle to bond with baby, but you can learn to nurture a trusting attachment. Becoming pregnant and giving birth can be a powerful experience and you may want to feel more prepared or process a traumatic birth. You deserve support and skills to ease the unique challenges and vulnerable moments in this journey.
Becoming a mother, whether for the first time or again, can be a difficult change that can often lead to unwanted anxious thoughts, depression, and self-doubt. You may worry about getting it “right” or feel overwhelmed. Before you were a mother, you had another identity and may be trying to get back to yourself. Some moms struggle to bond with baby, but you can learn to nurture a trusting attachment. Becoming pregnant and giving birth can be a powerful experience and you may want to feel more prepared or process a traumatic birth. You deserve support and skills to ease the unique challenges and vulnerable moments in this journey.
(650) 275-5513 View (650) 275-5513
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Julie Gerhardt
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Palo Alto, CA 94301
Life presents us with many opportunities, moments of fulfillment, lack of fulfillment, trauma and/or terrible loss leading to difficulties in emotional intimacy, isolation, panic, resentment, depression - even despair. Our histories and fears mold our choices and can prevent us from achieving a more meaningful fulfilling life. Therapy involves, in part, a journey into the life of buried feelings/beliefs about self and others. Coaching involves emotionally intelligent problem solving. My clients typically consist of professional adults and couples who feel stuck in their lives/relationships. Some are in acute distress, others are unsure of the source/nature of their more chronic difficulties.
Life presents us with many opportunities, moments of fulfillment, lack of fulfillment, trauma and/or terrible loss leading to difficulties in emotional intimacy, isolation, panic, resentment, depression - even despair. Our histories and fears mold our choices and can prevent us from achieving a more meaningful fulfilling life. Therapy involves, in part, a journey into the life of buried feelings/beliefs about self and others. Coaching involves emotionally intelligent problem solving. My clients typically consist of professional adults and couples who feel stuck in their lives/relationships. Some are in acute distress, others are unsure of the source/nature of their more chronic difficulties.
(650) 262-4719 View (650) 262-4719
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Kathlynn Gates
Associate Clinical Social Worker, ASW
Verified Verified
Palo Alto, CA 94301
Are you experiencing challenges dealing with anxiety, depression, relationship/family issues, and trauma/PTSD? Due to these symptoms, we can be in too much emotional pain and feel too stuck to reframe our perceptions or to find solutions to our problems. Childhood or recent trauma can cause emotional distress that can be difficult to process. I am here to support you in working through unresolved trauma and guide you toward healing. Therefore, you can feel empowered, rejuvenated, and enthusiastic about life again.
Are you experiencing challenges dealing with anxiety, depression, relationship/family issues, and trauma/PTSD? Due to these symptoms, we can be in too much emotional pain and feel too stuck to reframe our perceptions or to find solutions to our problems. Childhood or recent trauma can cause emotional distress that can be difficult to process. I am here to support you in working through unresolved trauma and guide you toward healing. Therefore, you can feel empowered, rejuvenated, and enthusiastic about life again.
(650) 663-3575 View (650) 663-3575
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Rie Lebus
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Palo Alto, CA 94301  (Online Only)
Dr. Lebus is a licensed clinical psychologist with a specialty in behavioral sleep medicine and evidence-based treatment for anxiety and depression. Dr. Lebus is a clinical instructor at Stanford University’s Sleep Health and Insomnia Program within the Department of Psychiatry.
Dr. Lebus is a licensed clinical psychologist with a specialty in behavioral sleep medicine and evidence-based treatment for anxiety and depression. Dr. Lebus is a clinical instructor at Stanford University’s Sleep Health and Insomnia Program within the Department of Psychiatry.
(650) 600-9814 View (650) 600-9814
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Emily Peltason
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Palo Alto, CA 94301  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Wherever you find yourself right now, I am here to support you in your journey to connect with yourself or others, gain understanding, experience relief, and, ultimately, build a more satisfying life. Whether you are struggling with depression, anxiety, or feelings of being stuck, therapy presents an opportunity to shift your experience and grow your capacity for change. Effective therapy produces relief from suffering, but not only that: it is also opens up worlds of freedom, making once unthinkable choices or ways of being in the world feel newly possible.
Wherever you find yourself right now, I am here to support you in your journey to connect with yourself or others, gain understanding, experience relief, and, ultimately, build a more satisfying life. Whether you are struggling with depression, anxiety, or feelings of being stuck, therapy presents an opportunity to shift your experience and grow your capacity for change. Effective therapy produces relief from suffering, but not only that: it is also opens up worlds of freedom, making once unthinkable choices or ways of being in the world feel newly possible.
(650) 262-3992 View (650) 262-3992
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Andrea Throndson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Palo Alto, CA 94301
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, specializing in grief, addiction, and trauma. In the late 1990’s, I had the privilege of running the Ronald McDonald House at Stanford. At that time, I witnessed first hand the power and strength of the human spirit. In my work with Kara in Palo Alto (Grief counseling agency), the Addictions Institute, the Camden Center (treatment for anxiety and addiction) and Abilities United (serving those with a disability), I have had the privilege of working with many diverse populations. I bring years of evidence-based practices to my work.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, specializing in grief, addiction, and trauma. In the late 1990’s, I had the privilege of running the Ronald McDonald House at Stanford. At that time, I witnessed first hand the power and strength of the human spirit. In my work with Kara in Palo Alto (Grief counseling agency), the Addictions Institute, the Camden Center (treatment for anxiety and addiction) and Abilities United (serving those with a disability), I have had the privilege of working with many diverse populations. I bring years of evidence-based practices to my work.
(650) 540-1241 View (650) 540-1241
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Theresa Maria Allocco
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Palo Alto, CA 94301
With over 15 years of licensed experience providing therapy in the state of California, I have treated a diversity of clients with a wide array of struggles and strengths. We will work together to create a solid plan that meets your needs using therapeutic techniques that the research has shown will help make improvements in the shortest amount of time. To put it simply, the people I meet with for individual or couples therapy often get better in a short amount of time. The path to "better" looks different for each person/couple and I enjoy figuring that puzzle out.
With over 15 years of licensed experience providing therapy in the state of California, I have treated a diversity of clients with a wide array of struggles and strengths. We will work together to create a solid plan that meets your needs using therapeutic techniques that the research has shown will help make improvements in the shortest amount of time. To put it simply, the people I meet with for individual or couples therapy often get better in a short amount of time. The path to "better" looks different for each person/couple and I enjoy figuring that puzzle out.
(408) 205-8302 View (408) 205-8302
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Jose Luna
Associate Clinical Social Worker, ASW, EMDR
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Palo Alto, CA 94301  (Online Only)
My therapeutic approach mainly focuses on helping my clients identify their strengths to help alleviate anxiety, depression, and trauma. I am a firm believer that our childhood experiences contribute to our beliefs, behavioral patterns, and selecting a romantic partner. Therapy is a process! To allow ourselves to be intimate and vulnerable with someone about our experiences and trauma can be daunting. As a therapist, it is my goal to help validate, create a safe environment and help understand aspects of lived experiences.
My therapeutic approach mainly focuses on helping my clients identify their strengths to help alleviate anxiety, depression, and trauma. I am a firm believer that our childhood experiences contribute to our beliefs, behavioral patterns, and selecting a romantic partner. Therapy is a process! To allow ourselves to be intimate and vulnerable with someone about our experiences and trauma can be daunting. As a therapist, it is my goal to help validate, create a safe environment and help understand aspects of lived experiences.
(650) 679-7121 View (650) 679-7121
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Barbara Green
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified Verified
Palo Alto, CA 94301
I work best with individuals and couples who are interested in understanding how they got stuck and who want to develop skills and insights to move forward. Everyone gets stuck in their life or relationships at times. Perhaps there is job stress, a new baby, a divorce or break up, sexual/intimacy problems or a last child leaving home. Sometimes we know we are distressed but don't really know why. I strive to create a safe and accepting atmosphere in my office that enables people to be less reactive and more thoughtful and creative in addressing their conflicts.
I work best with individuals and couples who are interested in understanding how they got stuck and who want to develop skills and insights to move forward. Everyone gets stuck in their life or relationships at times. Perhaps there is job stress, a new baby, a divorce or break up, sexual/intimacy problems or a last child leaving home. Sometimes we know we are distressed but don't really know why. I strive to create a safe and accepting atmosphere in my office that enables people to be less reactive and more thoughtful and creative in addressing their conflicts.
(312) 818-5548 View (312) 818-5548
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Nicole Redzic
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Palo Alto, CA 94301
I am a licensed clinical psychologist with extensive training and experience in a wide range of treatment concerns. I work with young adults, adolescents, children, and adults who are experiencing various types of depression and mood difficulties, anxiety, stress, eating disorders, addictions, and relationship or peer-related problems. My approach draws from cognitive-behavioral and psychodynamic therapies supported by research, and is tailored to meet the specific needs of the individual. I also incorporate mindfulness and positive psychology approaches focused on enhancing happiness, resilience, satisfaction, and meaning.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist with extensive training and experience in a wide range of treatment concerns. I work with young adults, adolescents, children, and adults who are experiencing various types of depression and mood difficulties, anxiety, stress, eating disorders, addictions, and relationship or peer-related problems. My approach draws from cognitive-behavioral and psychodynamic therapies supported by research, and is tailored to meet the specific needs of the individual. I also incorporate mindfulness and positive psychology approaches focused on enhancing happiness, resilience, satisfaction, and meaning.
(650) 409-2611 View (650) 409-2611
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Jason Angel
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Palo Alto, CA 94301
A Bay Area native, Dr. Jason Angel specializes in both cognitive-behavioral treatment (CBT) and dialectical behavioral treatment (DBT) for mood and anxiety disorders. Dr. Angel received his Bachelor of Arts from Stanford University graduating phi beta kappa and with honors and distinction. He then received his PH.D. in clinical psychology at Harvard University conducting research on cognitive factors involved in major depression. Dr. Angel has worked in clinics in the Boston area, including the Bipolar Clinic at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), and the Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders Institute and the Klarman Eating Disorders Center at Mclean Hospital.
A Bay Area native, Dr. Jason Angel specializes in both cognitive-behavioral treatment (CBT) and dialectical behavioral treatment (DBT) for mood and anxiety disorders. Dr. Angel received his Bachelor of Arts from Stanford University graduating phi beta kappa and with honors and distinction. He then received his PH.D. in clinical psychology at Harvard University conducting research on cognitive factors involved in major depression. Dr. Angel has worked in clinics in the Boston area, including the Bipolar Clinic at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), and the Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders Institute and the Klarman Eating Disorders Center at Mclean Hospital.
(650) 466-7917 View (650) 466-7917
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Karin Schlanger
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, Lic
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Palo Alto, CA 94301
"What is the trouble that brings you in today?" I always start our conversation this way. I begin sessions by focusing on the here and now and filling in the past as needed. I help individuals struggling to create relationships that are fulfilling enough, work with parents, teens, couples and individuals trying to find satisfying relationships, be effective in the workplace or school and channel their behavior productively. You are likely frustrated and have tried a to get results for yourself or a loved one: try something else! .My style is warm, pragmatic and grounded in meeting you where you are hurting most to cultivate change.
"What is the trouble that brings you in today?" I always start our conversation this way. I begin sessions by focusing on the here and now and filling in the past as needed. I help individuals struggling to create relationships that are fulfilling enough, work with parents, teens, couples and individuals trying to find satisfying relationships, be effective in the workplace or school and channel their behavior productively. You are likely frustrated and have tried a to get results for yourself or a loved one: try something else! .My style is warm, pragmatic and grounded in meeting you where you are hurting most to cultivate change.
(650) 334-1591 View (650) 334-1591
Photo of Brandee Sosa, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 94301, CA
Brandee Sosa
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Palo Alto, CA 94301
Is excessive worry or anxiety limiting your life? Do you want to feel better and live a happier life? Helping our clients overcome social anxiety, public speaking fears, OCD, panic, excessive worry and depression is our primary focus. Visit us at www.paloaltotherapy.com. By using proven therapy methods (We are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy specialists) we will focus on specific problems, solutions, and reachable goals. We provide much more than traditional talk therapy and help you get results to improve your emotions and your life. By doing this we can help rather quickly. Call to schedule a free phone consultation.
Is excessive worry or anxiety limiting your life? Do you want to feel better and live a happier life? Helping our clients overcome social anxiety, public speaking fears, OCD, panic, excessive worry and depression is our primary focus. Visit us at www.paloaltotherapy.com. By using proven therapy methods (We are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy specialists) we will focus on specific problems, solutions, and reachable goals. We provide much more than traditional talk therapy and help you get results to improve your emotions and your life. By doing this we can help rather quickly. Call to schedule a free phone consultation.
(650) 675-5132 View (650) 675-5132
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Beth O'Malley
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Palo Alto, CA 94301
Wouldn't it be nice to become clear about how you want to live your life? The dynamic process of a patient and therapist working together so that troubling thoughts and feelings, unrealized dreams and hidden fears can emerge in the therapy session strengthens the ability to grow in meaningful ways, and in intimate relationships. Working with the concept of how individuals balance both the need for autonomy and the need for connection, I will help you sort out how to relate and hold on to yourself.
Wouldn't it be nice to become clear about how you want to live your life? The dynamic process of a patient and therapist working together so that troubling thoughts and feelings, unrealized dreams and hidden fears can emerge in the therapy session strengthens the ability to grow in meaningful ways, and in intimate relationships. Working with the concept of how individuals balance both the need for autonomy and the need for connection, I will help you sort out how to relate and hold on to yourself.
(650) 262-5681 View (650) 262-5681
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Lisa Shumway
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Palo Alto, CA 94301
Everyone deserves to feel like themselves. Sometimes life gets ahead of us and we can feel lost, stuck and/or disconnected. It can be distressing and cause suffering. Maybe it is a major life event or role change, a spiraling negative thought pattern, mounting academic or career pressure, or parenting or relationship challenges. Whatever the reason, it takes courage to seek help and effort to imagine change and improvement. You have taken the first step. Your next steps will be joined by a therapist who will treat you with respect and work diligently to address your presenting problem.
Everyone deserves to feel like themselves. Sometimes life gets ahead of us and we can feel lost, stuck and/or disconnected. It can be distressing and cause suffering. Maybe it is a major life event or role change, a spiraling negative thought pattern, mounting academic or career pressure, or parenting or relationship challenges. Whatever the reason, it takes courage to seek help and effort to imagine change and improvement. You have taken the first step. Your next steps will be joined by a therapist who will treat you with respect and work diligently to address your presenting problem.
(650) 275-5479 View (650) 275-5479
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Wynn Anderson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Palo Alto, CA 94301
Are you thinking about making a change or have you found yourself in the midst of an unexpected challenge? I specialize in working with people navigating life transitions, struggling with anxiety, depression, experiencing sleep problems, relationship difficulties, school issues or managing ADHD. I help my clients uncover core issues and build the skills to succeed in the long-term. As a licensed psychotherapist with experience in counseling across the lifespan, I employ a warm, compassionate client-centered approach. Additionally, I have advanced training from the University of Pennsylvania in behavioral sleep medicine and CBT-I.
Are you thinking about making a change or have you found yourself in the midst of an unexpected challenge? I specialize in working with people navigating life transitions, struggling with anxiety, depression, experiencing sleep problems, relationship difficulties, school issues or managing ADHD. I help my clients uncover core issues and build the skills to succeed in the long-term. As a licensed psychotherapist with experience in counseling across the lifespan, I employ a warm, compassionate client-centered approach. Additionally, I have advanced training from the University of Pennsylvania in behavioral sleep medicine and CBT-I.
(650) 681-0821 View (650) 681-0821
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Sterling Walker
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
Palo Alto, CA 94301
Throughout our lives, we all have experienced feelings of depression, anxiety, and anger. These emotions leave you feeling insecure, shameful, lonely, unworthy and stuck in unhealthy patterns of behavior. Trauma can have negative emotional and physical effects and can lead to family/relationship issues. I specialize in solution-focused brief therapy, motivational interviewing, mindfulness and CBT. These approaches allow me to work with the client to decrease symptoms of anxiety and depression and other health/behavioral issues.
Throughout our lives, we all have experienced feelings of depression, anxiety, and anger. These emotions leave you feeling insecure, shameful, lonely, unworthy and stuck in unhealthy patterns of behavior. Trauma can have negative emotional and physical effects and can lead to family/relationship issues. I specialize in solution-focused brief therapy, motivational interviewing, mindfulness and CBT. These approaches allow me to work with the client to decrease symptoms of anxiety and depression and other health/behavioral issues.
(650) 629-2936 View (650) 629-2936
Photo of Karen Elizabeth Otte, Psychologist in 94301, CA
Karen Elizabeth Otte
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Palo Alto, CA 94301
Are you feeling stuck, lost, depressed or anxious? Are you asking yourself, "Is this as good as it gets?" I specialize in helping people become clearer about what really matters to them. Together we can try to understand what keeps you from moving ahead to creating a vital, passionate life. My style is collaborative - warm and interactive, yet also honest and straightforward. Let's help you create the life you've always wanted.
Are you feeling stuck, lost, depressed or anxious? Are you asking yourself, "Is this as good as it gets?" I specialize in helping people become clearer about what really matters to them. Together we can try to understand what keeps you from moving ahead to creating a vital, passionate life. My style is collaborative - warm and interactive, yet also honest and straightforward. Let's help you create the life you've always wanted.
(650) 409-7643 View (650) 409-7643

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 94301

400+

Average cost per session

$200

Therapists in 94301 who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
87% Depression
82% Relationship Issues
72% Self Esteem
68% Trauma and PTSD
67% Life Transitions
66% Stress

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

50% Aetna
49% Cigna and Evernorth
39% Other

How Therapists in 94301 see their clients

65% In Person and Online
35% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
20% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 94301?

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.