Therapists in 94305

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Catherine Lockwood
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Stanford, CA 94305  (Online Only)
Both life and relationships can be challenging and it is easy to feel confused or hopeless as to how to make things better. You may be struggling with issues such as stress, anxiety, depression, or low self-esteem. You may be longing for love and instead feeling disconnected, alone, and hurt. You may be dealing with relationship, loss, health, trauma or performance troubles. There are answers and options. I have invested in mastering well-researched, scientifically-proven approaches to counseling that can help you get back on track. I offer teletherapy. You can forward my statements to your PPO. You can call/text me at 310-488-5292
Both life and relationships can be challenging and it is easy to feel confused or hopeless as to how to make things better. You may be struggling with issues such as stress, anxiety, depression, or low self-esteem. You may be longing for love and instead feeling disconnected, alone, and hurt. You may be dealing with relationship, loss, health, trauma or performance troubles. There are answers and options. I have invested in mastering well-researched, scientifically-proven approaches to counseling that can help you get back on track. I offer teletherapy. You can forward my statements to your PPO. You can call/text me at 310-488-5292
(424) 245-0963 View (424) 245-0963
Photo of Miriam 'mimi' Anthony, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate in 94305, CA
Miriam 'mimi' Anthony
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
Palo Alto, CA 94305
Many of my clients want to feel better- to change their situation- with the support of someone who understands what it is like to feel lost or invisible. Many have hard jobs, work remotely, are either separated from family and friends or feeling alienated. My clients feel angry, isolated, lonely, anxious, depressed- and stuck. The couples I see are working through life's challenges and want a couple's counselor who gets them, who instead of pointing blame- finds solutions. Clients range from Hollywood to military, and teenagers to construction workers. Whatever your challenges, I will meet you there and help you navigate through.
Many of my clients want to feel better- to change their situation- with the support of someone who understands what it is like to feel lost or invisible. Many have hard jobs, work remotely, are either separated from family and friends or feeling alienated. My clients feel angry, isolated, lonely, anxious, depressed- and stuck. The couples I see are working through life's challenges and want a couple's counselor who gets them, who instead of pointing blame- finds solutions. Clients range from Hollywood to military, and teenagers to construction workers. Whatever your challenges, I will meet you there and help you navigate through.
(818) 629-1494 View (818) 629-1494
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Markie Damiana
Counselor, MA, LPC, LPCC, BCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Stanford, CA 94305  (Online Only)
With over 10 years of experience in the field of counseling, I am deeply committed to providing a safe and non-judgmental space for clients to explore their emotions and concerns. I specialize in supporting women experiencing anxiety & depression due to their careers, relationships, life changes, and new parenthood. Major life transitions can change our biology, psychology, and societal experiences; I believe in investigating and caring for all parts of my clients. Heart is necessary for this work; I believe the best form of healing is one that involves caring for another person.
With over 10 years of experience in the field of counseling, I am deeply committed to providing a safe and non-judgmental space for clients to explore their emotions and concerns. I specialize in supporting women experiencing anxiety & depression due to their careers, relationships, life changes, and new parenthood. Major life transitions can change our biology, psychology, and societal experiences; I believe in investigating and caring for all parts of my clients. Heart is necessary for this work; I believe the best form of healing is one that involves caring for another person.
(310) 340-6762 View (310) 340-6762
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Dr. Aimee Zhang
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Palo Alto, CA 94305  (Online Only)
I am so glad you are here. Choosing to work on yourself is not easy. I am a licensed clinical psychologist with expertise in treating adults and teens. Prior to founding my private practice, I was a Clinical Assistant Professor at Stanford University. My approach has been described as warm, open, and collaborative. My clients inspire me with their courage to seek help and their willingness to work hard to improve their lives. I would be honored to partner with you to help you reach your goals. I’d love to schedule a free 15-min consultation call with you via phone or video to get to know you.
I am so glad you are here. Choosing to work on yourself is not easy. I am a licensed clinical psychologist with expertise in treating adults and teens. Prior to founding my private practice, I was a Clinical Assistant Professor at Stanford University. My approach has been described as warm, open, and collaborative. My clients inspire me with their courage to seek help and their willingness to work hard to improve their lives. I would be honored to partner with you to help you reach your goals. I’d love to schedule a free 15-min consultation call with you via phone or video to get to know you.
(650) 955-1852 View (650) 955-1852
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Simone Brooks
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Stanford, CA 94305
For the last 26 years, I have engaged with a variety of people and their issues while always attempting to help them make sense of what they need to do to enhance their own lives. I am curious, attentive, non-judgemental, and can offer a safe environment for people to share whatever it is that is so troublesome. I don't adhere to any one modality, I discover with the client what will work best for them with the issues that they bring to the table. I look forward to this new form of therapy as being both a challenge and a convenience that I could not have imagined 26 years ago!
For the last 26 years, I have engaged with a variety of people and their issues while always attempting to help them make sense of what they need to do to enhance their own lives. I am curious, attentive, non-judgemental, and can offer a safe environment for people to share whatever it is that is so troublesome. I don't adhere to any one modality, I discover with the client what will work best for them with the issues that they bring to the table. I look forward to this new form of therapy as being both a challenge and a convenience that I could not have imagined 26 years ago!
(650) 977-4354 View (650) 977-4354
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Jeff Strnad
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Stanford, CA 94305  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I am a licensed marriage and family therapist with a diverse background that cuts across a variety of treatment modalities and philosophies. Our therapy will be collaborative, tailored to your goals and needs. We can work together to change persistent self-defeating patterns and facilitate personal transformation as well as to address specific challenges such as anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, relationship issues, career changes, divorce, and major life transitions. In addition to my private practice, I am a professor at Stanford University, where, among other duties, I teach classes aimed at psychological, career, and life development for law students.
I am a licensed marriage and family therapist with a diverse background that cuts across a variety of treatment modalities and philosophies. Our therapy will be collaborative, tailored to your goals and needs. We can work together to change persistent self-defeating patterns and facilitate personal transformation as well as to address specific challenges such as anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, relationship issues, career changes, divorce, and major life transitions. In addition to my private practice, I am a professor at Stanford University, where, among other duties, I teach classes aimed at psychological, career, and life development for law students.
(650) 362-8816 View (650) 362-8816
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Cherise Arzaga
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, 74795
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Palo Alto, CA 94305  (Online Only)
Are you a driven person yet having difficulties managing your relationships, work stress, and family life? Are you feeling anxious or depressed? Do you need help getting through a traumatic event? Are you feeling like you’ve exhausted all your coping skills and nothing seems to work? From a trauma informed and attachment-based lens we will explore your core issues and help you improve your mental health and emotional well-being. You can heal from past trauma, learn to regulate your emotions, lift your mood, and communicate effectively. Together we'll work through unresolved feelings and patterns to live a more authentic life now.
Are you a driven person yet having difficulties managing your relationships, work stress, and family life? Are you feeling anxious or depressed? Do you need help getting through a traumatic event? Are you feeling like you’ve exhausted all your coping skills and nothing seems to work? From a trauma informed and attachment-based lens we will explore your core issues and help you improve your mental health and emotional well-being. You can heal from past trauma, learn to regulate your emotions, lift your mood, and communicate effectively. Together we'll work through unresolved feelings and patterns to live a more authentic life now.
(415) 619-5433 View (415) 619-5433
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Jacklyn Everage
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Stanford, CA 94305  (Online Only)
Our group practice centralizes care for People of Color, Queer, Transgender, Nonbinary, Neurodivergent, and Disabled communities. We are BIPOC & QT2S+ led. As integrative, holistic healers, we help you work through life adjustments, anxiety, depression, and trauma. If you are entering a process of self-exploration and want to own your place and identity in this world with skilled providers who mirror you, welcome home. Together, we'll discover the parts of you that need to be witnessed, healed, released, and cleared so you can reclaim and empower the parts that have been neglected, forgotten, or ignored.
Our group practice centralizes care for People of Color, Queer, Transgender, Nonbinary, Neurodivergent, and Disabled communities. We are BIPOC & QT2S+ led. As integrative, holistic healers, we help you work through life adjustments, anxiety, depression, and trauma. If you are entering a process of self-exploration and want to own your place and identity in this world with skilled providers who mirror you, welcome home. Together, we'll discover the parts of you that need to be witnessed, healed, released, and cleared so you can reclaim and empower the parts that have been neglected, forgotten, or ignored.
(510) 455-7709 View (510) 455-7709
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Nicole L Bravo
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Stanford, CA 94305
My clients are typically women experiencing challenges in dating or in their romantic relationships. My clients enjoy working with me to achieve long-term solutions, through deep insight-oriented work. I love working with clients who desire changing old patterns that keep them in incompatible relationships. I’m especially passionate about working with women who feel unappreciated, unseen, misunderstood, lonely, and desire to feel stronger and more in control of their lives. Clients have described my sessions as “supportive”and “comfortable,” which allows them to explore themselves honestly, without shame or guilt.
My clients are typically women experiencing challenges in dating or in their romantic relationships. My clients enjoy working with me to achieve long-term solutions, through deep insight-oriented work. I love working with clients who desire changing old patterns that keep them in incompatible relationships. I’m especially passionate about working with women who feel unappreciated, unseen, misunderstood, lonely, and desire to feel stronger and more in control of their lives. Clients have described my sessions as “supportive”and “comfortable,” which allows them to explore themselves honestly, without shame or guilt.
(310) 773-5709 View (310) 773-5709
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Jasmine N Gibson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Stanford, CA 94305  (Online Only)
I enjoy helping my clients become their authentic selves in a world that tries its best to control who you are and how you identify. I am here to help my clients live their truth and become comfortable with who they are. I will bring my authentic self to sessions as well, which I would describe as warm, thoughtful, friendly, and casual. I utilize an eclectic approach including psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, mindfulness, trauma-focused, EMDR, and strength-based. Our past can shape us, but it doesn’t have to define who we are. I help my clients process past experiences that make them feel “stuck” in order to moving forward.
I enjoy helping my clients become their authentic selves in a world that tries its best to control who you are and how you identify. I am here to help my clients live their truth and become comfortable with who they are. I will bring my authentic self to sessions as well, which I would describe as warm, thoughtful, friendly, and casual. I utilize an eclectic approach including psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, mindfulness, trauma-focused, EMDR, and strength-based. Our past can shape us, but it doesn’t have to define who we are. I help my clients process past experiences that make them feel “stuck” in order to moving forward.
(310) 361-4563 View (310) 361-4563
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Eri Nagai Ashlock
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Stanford, CA 94305
I have joy, passion, and success working with minority, biracial, and 1st generation/immigrants who experience challenges adjusting to blended families and new/blended cultures. I help my clients identify reasonable solutions to current challenges and we collaborate to create coping skills that build resilience and allow you to thrive. My clients appreciate the gentle, warm, and supportive work we do together. They enjoy being seen, heard, and challenged to deepen self-awareness and overcome sadness, low self-esteem, shame, guilt, and anxiety.
I have joy, passion, and success working with minority, biracial, and 1st generation/immigrants who experience challenges adjusting to blended families and new/blended cultures. I help my clients identify reasonable solutions to current challenges and we collaborate to create coping skills that build resilience and allow you to thrive. My clients appreciate the gentle, warm, and supportive work we do together. They enjoy being seen, heard, and challenged to deepen self-awareness and overcome sadness, low self-esteem, shame, guilt, and anxiety.
(310) 974-4865 View (310) 974-4865
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Elizabeth A. Wood
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Palo Alto, CA 94305
I love working with folks who are curious about the growth potential psychoanalytic psychotherapy can unveil. I believe in the curative elements of this approach and hope to generate positive change and wellness with you. Weaving a relational insight-oriented lens with art therapy, we can uncover areas of unconscious suffering, root causes, and establish goals for treatment. By increasing our self-understanding and meaning making capacities, we illuminate new perspectives and intentionality. Together, we can co-create effective pathways to integrate that knowledge towards personal growth and inner healing.
I love working with folks who are curious about the growth potential psychoanalytic psychotherapy can unveil. I believe in the curative elements of this approach and hope to generate positive change and wellness with you. Weaving a relational insight-oriented lens with art therapy, we can uncover areas of unconscious suffering, root causes, and establish goals for treatment. By increasing our self-understanding and meaning making capacities, we illuminate new perspectives and intentionality. Together, we can co-create effective pathways to integrate that knowledge towards personal growth and inner healing.
(415) 722-1199 View (415) 722-1199
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Erin Todhunter
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Stanford, CA 94305  (Online Only)
Our lives—and the lives of our family and friends—are often challenged by issues such as anxiety, depression, addiction, anger, loss and grief. And we are often so pressured by the demands of everyday life that we struggle to simply get through each day. While our relationships with others can be sources of great love and support, they are often sources of our deepest pain. Through the process of therapy, we can come to better understand the roots of our suffering, heal emotional wounds and strengthen our relationships with ourselves and others.
Our lives—and the lives of our family and friends—are often challenged by issues such as anxiety, depression, addiction, anger, loss and grief. And we are often so pressured by the demands of everyday life that we struggle to simply get through each day. While our relationships with others can be sources of great love and support, they are often sources of our deepest pain. Through the process of therapy, we can come to better understand the roots of our suffering, heal emotional wounds and strengthen our relationships with ourselves and others.
(650) 770-8823 View (650) 770-8823
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Dr. Karla Arriaran
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, EdD, LCSW
Verified Verified
Stanford, CA 94305  (Online Only)
Are you successful on the surface, but anxious or unhappy underneath? Are fear and stress robbing your ability to enjoy life and be present? We’ve all been there- overloaded, struggling to make decisions, wanting a work-life balance, feeling like an imposter, or having difficulty managing relationships. My clients are often overachievers who constantly add to their workload until they reach the point of total shutdown. I enjoy working with young adults and working professionals who are successful but need support to prevent burnout.
Are you successful on the surface, but anxious or unhappy underneath? Are fear and stress robbing your ability to enjoy life and be present? We’ve all been there- overloaded, struggling to make decisions, wanting a work-life balance, feeling like an imposter, or having difficulty managing relationships. My clients are often overachievers who constantly add to their workload until they reach the point of total shutdown. I enjoy working with young adults and working professionals who are successful but need support to prevent burnout.
(818) 390-9986 View (818) 390-9986
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Alyse Clayman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CPC, LICSW
Verified Verified
Stanford, CA 94305  (Online Only)
I specialize in working with tween/teenagers dealing with issues such as: school/work/social stress, anxiety, depression, emotional regulation, and grief. My primary focus is to establish and maintain a genuine and collaborative relationship toward a more flexible mindset, increased capacity to manage symptoms, and improved self-esteem. Additionally, I work with parents of teens dealing with stress related to parenting. I view my task as collaborating with you to set goals and keep the therapy on track toward meeting these goals.
I specialize in working with tween/teenagers dealing with issues such as: school/work/social stress, anxiety, depression, emotional regulation, and grief. My primary focus is to establish and maintain a genuine and collaborative relationship toward a more flexible mindset, increased capacity to manage symptoms, and improved self-esteem. Additionally, I work with parents of teens dealing with stress related to parenting. I view my task as collaborating with you to set goals and keep the therapy on track toward meeting these goals.
(415) 969-5707 View (415) 969-5707
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Darcy Manav
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CYT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Stanford, CA 94305  (Online Only)
My therapeutic intention is to cultivate a collaborative space to foster personal growth, healing and self-awareness. You will feel supported each step of the way as we navigate your inner landscape and life, identifying any issues keeping you feeling lost, stuck or disconnected. We’ll explore tools to promote emotional resilience, process unresolved traumas and experience a more grounded and empowered sense of self. Because therapy is not a one size fits all experience, sessions and treatment goals are tailored to meet your specific needs and desires for positive growth and change.
My therapeutic intention is to cultivate a collaborative space to foster personal growth, healing and self-awareness. You will feel supported each step of the way as we navigate your inner landscape and life, identifying any issues keeping you feeling lost, stuck or disconnected. We’ll explore tools to promote emotional resilience, process unresolved traumas and experience a more grounded and empowered sense of self. Because therapy is not a one size fits all experience, sessions and treatment goals are tailored to meet your specific needs and desires for positive growth and change.
(424) 365-8031 View (424) 365-8031
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Karen Clay Beck
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Stanford, CA 94305  (Online Only)
My dedication to my clients comes from a well deep with purpose. I enjoy working with clients in the age range of 30-55 who are experiencing burnout and may feel emotionally and physically exhausted due to prolonged stress, demanding responsibilities, or dissatisfaction in various aspects of their lives. Going through a midlife crisis due to life transitions such as divorce, grief and loss or trauma, you might be questioning life choices, and seeking meaning or change in your personal or professional spheres. These situations can benefit from self-reflection, professional support and guidance.
My dedication to my clients comes from a well deep with purpose. I enjoy working with clients in the age range of 30-55 who are experiencing burnout and may feel emotionally and physically exhausted due to prolonged stress, demanding responsibilities, or dissatisfaction in various aspects of their lives. Going through a midlife crisis due to life transitions such as divorce, grief and loss or trauma, you might be questioning life choices, and seeking meaning or change in your personal or professional spheres. These situations can benefit from self-reflection, professional support and guidance.
(310) 807-1866 View (310) 807-1866
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Jorge A Meza
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Palo Alto, CA 94305
When the impact of mental health becomes too much, because that’s what happens to humans, we can start to feel overwhelmed and naturally our mind and body finds ways to cope. Sometimes the coping mechanisms people try don't always work. Healing is a journey, and there is no "right" way to do it. It's important to listen to your body, seek support and trust that you have the resilience and strength to make it through even the hardest moments. You don't have to have a mental illness to prioritize your mental health. Everyone can benefit from taking care of their emotional wellbeing.
When the impact of mental health becomes too much, because that’s what happens to humans, we can start to feel overwhelmed and naturally our mind and body finds ways to cope. Sometimes the coping mechanisms people try don't always work. Healing is a journey, and there is no "right" way to do it. It's important to listen to your body, seek support and trust that you have the resilience and strength to make it through even the hardest moments. You don't have to have a mental illness to prioritize your mental health. Everyone can benefit from taking care of their emotional wellbeing.
(408) 831-7768 View (408) 831-7768
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Anna Major
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
10 Endorsed
Stanford, CA 94305  (Online Only)
Your past pain is real and it is common for that past pain to hurt in the present. You don't have to "just accept it". I have success working with clients experiencing trauma, anxiety, depression, ADHD, domestic abuse, maternal mental health issues, family discord, and also have extensive experience working with children, adolescents and families. My clients trust that I can help them overcome whatever their challenges are. One of my passions is Prenatal Bonding and psychology, enhancing the bond between mother and child to improve birth outcomes and reduce adverse postpartum experiences.
Your past pain is real and it is common for that past pain to hurt in the present. You don't have to "just accept it". I have success working with clients experiencing trauma, anxiety, depression, ADHD, domestic abuse, maternal mental health issues, family discord, and also have extensive experience working with children, adolescents and families. My clients trust that I can help them overcome whatever their challenges are. One of my passions is Prenatal Bonding and psychology, enhancing the bond between mother and child to improve birth outcomes and reduce adverse postpartum experiences.
(818) 280-8006 View (818) 280-8006
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Adelaide Rowe Barroso
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, LPCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Stanford, CA 94305
Licensed in CA and WA states - Successfully managing through high school, college, and early adulthood can be challenging. Many of my clients find themselves sacrificing mental health for academic and career success or have difficulties with motivation, confidence, and relationships. While stress is a normal and expected part of life, I help my clients manage anxiety and OCD without feeling hopeless, overwhelmed, or alone. I also support the building of communication skills and boundary-setting to better navigate and nurture important relationships with family, friends, and romantic partners.
Licensed in CA and WA states - Successfully managing through high school, college, and early adulthood can be challenging. Many of my clients find themselves sacrificing mental health for academic and career success or have difficulties with motivation, confidence, and relationships. While stress is a normal and expected part of life, I help my clients manage anxiety and OCD without feeling hopeless, overwhelmed, or alone. I also support the building of communication skills and boundary-setting to better navigate and nurture important relationships with family, friends, and romantic partners.
(424) 414-2017 View (424) 414-2017

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Number of Therapists in 94305

100+

Average cost per session

$200

Therapists in 94305 who prioritize treating:

97% Anxiety
87% Depression
81% Relationship Issues
78% Stress
76% Trauma and PTSD
75% Self Esteem
74% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

78% Aetna
59% Anthem | Elevance
47% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in 94305 see their clients

50% In Person and Online
50% Online Only

Gender breakdown

86% Female
13% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 94305?

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.