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Holding Hope Counseling
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
San Mateo, CA 94403  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Hello, I’m Leslie Lopez, a licensed therapist specializing in anxiety and depression. I’m passionate about helping individuals and couples navigate life’s challenges and find healing and growth. With over 8 years of experience, I’ve had the privilege of helping countless individuals and couples with issues such as complex trauma, relational problems, self-worth, emotional dysregulation, mood disorders, phobias, and severe anxiety.
Hello, I’m Leslie Lopez, a licensed therapist specializing in anxiety and depression. I’m passionate about helping individuals and couples navigate life’s challenges and find healing and growth. With over 8 years of experience, I’ve had the privilege of helping countless individuals and couples with issues such as complex trauma, relational problems, self-worth, emotional dysregulation, mood disorders, phobias, and severe anxiety.
(951) 309-9116 View (951) 309-9116
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Carolyn Garrison
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, AMFT
Verified Verified
San Mateo, CA 94403  (Online Only)
Supporting children, teens, adults, & parents to overcome various adversities, heal to obtain healthy development & maturation, and ultimately reach full potential. Specialties are trauma, depression, anxiety, stress management, life transitions, women's issues, self-esteem/awareness, ADHD, secondary effects of learning differences/disabilities, multi ethnicities/cultures, and spirituality. Support is holistic and integrative, incorporating Brainspotting (BSP), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Humanistic/Existential Therapy, & Play/Expressive Art Therapy, while utilizing innate strengths. Helping you to heal, grow, and thrive.
Supporting children, teens, adults, & parents to overcome various adversities, heal to obtain healthy development & maturation, and ultimately reach full potential. Specialties are trauma, depression, anxiety, stress management, life transitions, women's issues, self-esteem/awareness, ADHD, secondary effects of learning differences/disabilities, multi ethnicities/cultures, and spirituality. Support is holistic and integrative, incorporating Brainspotting (BSP), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Humanistic/Existential Therapy, & Play/Expressive Art Therapy, while utilizing innate strengths. Helping you to heal, grow, and thrive.
(650) 445-4935 View (650) 445-4935
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Rami Mogannam
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
San Mateo, CA 94403
I specialize in psychological assessments and psychotherapy for adolescents and adults. Assessments are often conducted to assess for ADHD, autism, learning disorders, cognitive problems, and psychiatric disorders. I use an evidence based approach to assessment and provides treatment recommendations that make the evaluation meaningful to each individual. I also have extensive experience working with individuals struggling with substance use and mental health problems. I explore underlying reasons for the development of these psychiatric problems and provide treatment that focuses both on reducing use and living a life worth living.
I specialize in psychological assessments and psychotherapy for adolescents and adults. Assessments are often conducted to assess for ADHD, autism, learning disorders, cognitive problems, and psychiatric disorders. I use an evidence based approach to assessment and provides treatment recommendations that make the evaluation meaningful to each individual. I also have extensive experience working with individuals struggling with substance use and mental health problems. I explore underlying reasons for the development of these psychiatric problems and provide treatment that focuses both on reducing use and living a life worth living.
(650) 437-1506 View (650) 437-1506
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Jenna Khoury
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
San Mateo, CA 94403
Welcome and looking forward to connecting! Along with adults, I work with kids, teens, and their parents. I also have a passion for working with couples and families. I take a family systems perspective with all of my clients in order to best understand the presenting problem. I have extensive training in hospital and community mental health settings, which emphasized cognitive behavioral and dialectical behavioral strategies. With this training and experience, I take an integrated approach with a specific focus on cognitive behavioral, dialectical behavioral therapy, while also intertwining a family systems perspective.
Welcome and looking forward to connecting! Along with adults, I work with kids, teens, and their parents. I also have a passion for working with couples and families. I take a family systems perspective with all of my clients in order to best understand the presenting problem. I have extensive training in hospital and community mental health settings, which emphasized cognitive behavioral and dialectical behavioral strategies. With this training and experience, I take an integrated approach with a specific focus on cognitive behavioral, dialectical behavioral therapy, while also intertwining a family systems perspective.
(650) 718-4590 View (650) 718-4590
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Nina Bratcher
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
San Mateo, CA 94403
Are you in the midst of uncertainty and finding yourself feeling on edge, anxious and overwhelmed? Are you in a transitional phase of life and feeling disconnected from yourself or others? Do you feel haunted by ruminating thoughts that you just can't seem to set aside? Are you feeling confused about why you can't seem to leave the past in the past and move forward? Rest assured, you are not alone. There are underlying reasons for your experience. Together we can explore what is happening for you. I will help you shed light on what your emotions are communicating to you and identify tools for navigating life with more ease.
Are you in the midst of uncertainty and finding yourself feeling on edge, anxious and overwhelmed? Are you in a transitional phase of life and feeling disconnected from yourself or others? Do you feel haunted by ruminating thoughts that you just can't seem to set aside? Are you feeling confused about why you can't seem to leave the past in the past and move forward? Rest assured, you are not alone. There are underlying reasons for your experience. Together we can explore what is happening for you. I will help you shed light on what your emotions are communicating to you and identify tools for navigating life with more ease.
(415) 966-2625 View (415) 966-2625
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Christina Arguello
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CHT
Verified Verified
San Mateo, CA 94403  (Online Only)
Currently full - Are you struggling with stress, anxiety, depression, or a lack of well-being and can't stop thinking about past hurtful events? I provide compassionate mindfulness-based trauma-informed therapy to individuals struggling with family and relationship conflict, grief & loss, the impact of trauma, and stress reduction. I believe that you deserve to be in a therapeutic relationship that is safe, validating, and collaborative. We all deserve this :)
Currently full - Are you struggling with stress, anxiety, depression, or a lack of well-being and can't stop thinking about past hurtful events? I provide compassionate mindfulness-based trauma-informed therapy to individuals struggling with family and relationship conflict, grief & loss, the impact of trauma, and stress reduction. I believe that you deserve to be in a therapeutic relationship that is safe, validating, and collaborative. We all deserve this :)
(650) 282-3418 View (650) 282-3418
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'Mind Your Stories & Live Well'
PhD, MA
Verified Verified
San Mateo, CA 94403
I am a Trans-personal Psychologist, a Clinical Hypnotherapist, and a life Coach. My approach to healing is very eclectic. In a nutshell, if necessary, I combine all my skills to help my clients move forward with their lives. The basic need of all individual is to feel well, to love and be loved, to succeed and be fulfilled in life. I have a variety of skills to fill up these needs.
I am a Trans-personal Psychologist, a Clinical Hypnotherapist, and a life Coach. My approach to healing is very eclectic. In a nutshell, if necessary, I combine all my skills to help my clients move forward with their lives. The basic need of all individual is to feel well, to love and be loved, to succeed and be fulfilled in life. I have a variety of skills to fill up these needs.
(650) 618-2204 View (650) 618-2204
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Olivos - a division of Caminar for Mental Health
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
San Mateo, CA 94403
Olivos is a welcoming strengths-based treatment program that focuses on empowerment and collaborative goal setting. Mental health, substance use, and trauma-related issues are addressed on the journey to recovery, wellness, and reaching each person's full potential. Problems range from depression, anxiety, job stress, and relationship issues to hearing voices, difficulty managing money, compulsive behaviors and addiction. Our multidisciplinary team provides services in our offices, community settings, and client homes. Olivos also coordinates services with acute care (such as hospitals) and community residential programs and can provide services similar to a transitional residential program in the client's home if needed.
Olivos is a welcoming strengths-based treatment program that focuses on empowerment and collaborative goal setting. Mental health, substance use, and trauma-related issues are addressed on the journey to recovery, wellness, and reaching each person's full potential. Problems range from depression, anxiety, job stress, and relationship issues to hearing voices, difficulty managing money, compulsive behaviors and addiction. Our multidisciplinary team provides services in our offices, community settings, and client homes. Olivos also coordinates services with acute care (such as hospitals) and community residential programs and can provide services similar to a transitional residential program in the client's home if needed.
(650) 642-9680 View (650) 642-9680
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Rachel (Kyung Jin) Lee
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Mateo, CA 94403  (Online Only)
As a caring and dedicated therapist, I’m here to provide a supportive space for you to navigate the challenges you’re facing. Whether you’re grappling with relationship difficulties, trauma, anxiety, depression, or any other issues, know that you’re not alone in this journey. In our sessions, I prioritize your unique experiences and needs, ensuring that our therapy is centered around you as an individual. Drawing from my diverse background as an immigrant and an engineer in the corporate world, I bring a unique perspective to our conversations, allowing me to better understand the complexities of the challenges you’re encountering.
As a caring and dedicated therapist, I’m here to provide a supportive space for you to navigate the challenges you’re facing. Whether you’re grappling with relationship difficulties, trauma, anxiety, depression, or any other issues, know that you’re not alone in this journey. In our sessions, I prioritize your unique experiences and needs, ensuring that our therapy is centered around you as an individual. Drawing from my diverse background as an immigrant and an engineer in the corporate world, I bring a unique perspective to our conversations, allowing me to better understand the complexities of the challenges you’re encountering.
(650) 684-1326 View (650) 684-1326
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Amanda Nolan
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, MA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
San Mateo, CA 94403  (Online Only)
Have you ever experienced a sense of feeling trapped? At times, we may find ourselves trapped by negative thoughts and distressing emotions; struggling to break free from them on our own. Many of us have fallen into this cycle of irrational thoughts, painful feelings, and unwanted consequences. I'd like to help you think clearer, navigate emotions, and adapt during difficult situations.
Have you ever experienced a sense of feeling trapped? At times, we may find ourselves trapped by negative thoughts and distressing emotions; struggling to break free from them on our own. Many of us have fallen into this cycle of irrational thoughts, painful feelings, and unwanted consequences. I'd like to help you think clearer, navigate emotions, and adapt during difficult situations.
(650) 910-1845 View (650) 910-1845
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Dr. Eunice Song
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
San Mateo, CA 94403
Therapy for Hardworking, Stressed out, Women seeking to move forward and thrive in life. To the outside world, you are successful, but inside you feel overwhelmed, anxious, and spent. You give of yourself to others until you have nothing left and feel guilty for getting irritated with the people you love. As you tell yourself to “keep going”, and others tell you to “go take a break”, you find it’s hard to do either of those things. If you take that break, will it be ok? What will you do? Will you still be valuable?
Therapy for Hardworking, Stressed out, Women seeking to move forward and thrive in life. To the outside world, you are successful, but inside you feel overwhelmed, anxious, and spent. You give of yourself to others until you have nothing left and feel guilty for getting irritated with the people you love. As you tell yourself to “keep going”, and others tell you to “go take a break”, you find it’s hard to do either of those things. If you take that break, will it be ok? What will you do? Will you still be valuable?
(650) 445-0748 View (650) 445-0748
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Blanca Pena
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Mateo, CA 94403
Blanca Pena, LMFT 138765, is an integrative therapist who aims to match evidence-based treatments with each client's particular concern(s), and to discover and understand the individual's personality traits, preferences, needs, spiritual beliefs, openness, and motivation level. Specialize in Trauma, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy Mindfulness, Humanistic Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, and Crisis Management. I approach goal setting by meeting my clients where they are at and working together to find treatment goals based on their challenges.
Blanca Pena, LMFT 138765, is an integrative therapist who aims to match evidence-based treatments with each client's particular concern(s), and to discover and understand the individual's personality traits, preferences, needs, spiritual beliefs, openness, and motivation level. Specialize in Trauma, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy Mindfulness, Humanistic Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, and Crisis Management. I approach goal setting by meeting my clients where they are at and working together to find treatment goals based on their challenges.
(650) 644-4808 View (650) 644-4808
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Dawn Zierman-Hernandez
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Mateo, CA 94403
Ready to take charge of your life and start breaking unhealthy patterns? I am honored to work alongside you to help you react to life more authentically and genuinely, true to who you would like to be. Let’s support freeing yourself from negativity and barriers by looking at self-talk, relationships, boundaries and gaining insight along the way. I focus on tools and techniques that bring empowerment and awareness to help you learn about yourself and your relationships.
Ready to take charge of your life and start breaking unhealthy patterns? I am honored to work alongside you to help you react to life more authentically and genuinely, true to who you would like to be. Let’s support freeing yourself from negativity and barriers by looking at self-talk, relationships, boundaries and gaining insight along the way. I focus on tools and techniques that bring empowerment and awareness to help you learn about yourself and your relationships.
(650) 398-1822 View (650) 398-1822
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Sabrina Taylor
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Mateo, CA 94403
My name is Sabrina Taylor, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have been practicing for over 17 years serving adults with various challenges. With your permission, I would like to be a part of your healing process through acceptance and change-oriented strategies. Focusing on the client's strengths and solution-focused approaches, I strive to help find a unique plan to create balance and become the best version of yourself. Although we do not always cause our own problems, we can choose to manage the challenges life brings. My approach to therapy is client-centered, solution-focused, and strength-based.
My name is Sabrina Taylor, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have been practicing for over 17 years serving adults with various challenges. With your permission, I would like to be a part of your healing process through acceptance and change-oriented strategies. Focusing on the client's strengths and solution-focused approaches, I strive to help find a unique plan to create balance and become the best version of yourself. Although we do not always cause our own problems, we can choose to manage the challenges life brings. My approach to therapy is client-centered, solution-focused, and strength-based.
(650) 547-8859 View (650) 547-8859
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Alice Tong
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Mateo, CA 94403  (Online Only)
No one is immune to life challenges (e.g. life transitions, relationship issues, school, and work-related stress). These challenges can be overwhelming and painful. I specialize in helping children and adults with various mental health issues, including but not limited to: anxiety, depression, relationship issues, and stress-related conditions. My extensive clinical experiences and knowledge lay a solid foundation for providing effective, compassionate care, and guidance to clients who are interested in personal development and growth.
No one is immune to life challenges (e.g. life transitions, relationship issues, school, and work-related stress). These challenges can be overwhelming and painful. I specialize in helping children and adults with various mental health issues, including but not limited to: anxiety, depression, relationship issues, and stress-related conditions. My extensive clinical experiences and knowledge lay a solid foundation for providing effective, compassionate care, and guidance to clients who are interested in personal development and growth.
(650) 719-4303 View (650) 719-4303
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Jennifer Jimenez Wong
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Mateo, CA 94403
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and overall, I have been practicing psychotherapy for 16 years, and have been in private practice for 8 years. I have extensive experience in working with children and families, and I also work with individuals. I work with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma, struggles with anger management, relationship issues, and domestic violence.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and overall, I have been practicing psychotherapy for 16 years, and have been in private practice for 8 years. I have extensive experience in working with children and families, and I also work with individuals. I work with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma, struggles with anger management, relationship issues, and domestic violence.
(415) 813-5193 View (415) 813-5193
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Antonio Resendiz
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Mateo, CA 94403
Hello, My Name is Tony Resendiz, and I am licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist. My approach is focused on building rapport and finding steps to assist Clients in meeting their therapeutic goals. Furthermore, I provide deep psychoeducation on the therapy process and the time used in between sessions. My areas of practice are anxiety, depression, adjustment disorders, and crisis prevention. My theoretical orientation is Psychoanalytic, but I also hold experience and use Cognitive Behavioral, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Short-Term Solution-focused, and integration of holistic approaches to therapy.
Hello, My Name is Tony Resendiz, and I am licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist. My approach is focused on building rapport and finding steps to assist Clients in meeting their therapeutic goals. Furthermore, I provide deep psychoeducation on the therapy process and the time used in between sessions. My areas of practice are anxiety, depression, adjustment disorders, and crisis prevention. My theoretical orientation is Psychoanalytic, but I also hold experience and use Cognitive Behavioral, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Short-Term Solution-focused, and integration of holistic approaches to therapy.
(650) 446-9130 View (650) 446-9130
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Laura Brash
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Mateo, CA 94403  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Whether you're looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation, seeking to resolve painful issues from the past, or wanting to live life more fully and happily, I will work collaboratively with you to remove obstacles to change and growth. I will help you develop more awareness of your thoughts and feelings, so that you can learn from them and manage them, rather than be driven by them. I strive to provide a sanctuary where you can take a deep breath, express yourself freely without fear of judgment, generate new alternatives, and recover the strength to live life fully.
Whether you're looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation, seeking to resolve painful issues from the past, or wanting to live life more fully and happily, I will work collaboratively with you to remove obstacles to change and growth. I will help you develop more awareness of your thoughts and feelings, so that you can learn from them and manage them, rather than be driven by them. I strive to provide a sanctuary where you can take a deep breath, express yourself freely without fear of judgment, generate new alternatives, and recover the strength to live life fully.
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Michelle Bialon-Choy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PPSC
Verified Verified
San Mateo, CA 94403  (Online Only)
Life throws a lot at us and finding a therapist that you really connect with can make all the difference. Therapy doesn't have to be daunting. It can be incredibly calming, liberating, & rejuvenating. I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker/Therapist with more than 15 years of experience. My approach is warm, direct, compassionate and down-to-earth. Building genuine relationships with my clients enables us to work collaboratively and focus on deeply personalized treatment. I received my Masters in Social Work from UCLA in 2003 and specialize in couples counseling, parenting, teen issues, anxiety, depression & relationship skills.
Life throws a lot at us and finding a therapist that you really connect with can make all the difference. Therapy doesn't have to be daunting. It can be incredibly calming, liberating, & rejuvenating. I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker/Therapist with more than 15 years of experience. My approach is warm, direct, compassionate and down-to-earth. Building genuine relationships with my clients enables us to work collaboratively and focus on deeply personalized treatment. I received my Masters in Social Work from UCLA in 2003 and specialize in couples counseling, parenting, teen issues, anxiety, depression & relationship skills.
(650) 505-5729 View (650) 505-5729
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Sarah Proemsey
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor , MS, LPCC
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
San Mateo, CA 94403  (Online Only)
Life can be tough and sometimes you find yourself overwhelmed facing challenging relationships, stressful changes, and painful past experiences. It can be difficult to know who to turn to for support and how to hold on to hope. Along the way, you can lose yourself and the ability to connect with those you love, often pushing away your needs and not taking time for yourself. All of this can lead to long-term issues for your mind and body. I believe there is hope for you to take a step back from it all and learn to build a life you love living.
Life can be tough and sometimes you find yourself overwhelmed facing challenging relationships, stressful changes, and painful past experiences. It can be difficult to know who to turn to for support and how to hold on to hope. Along the way, you can lose yourself and the ability to connect with those you love, often pushing away your needs and not taking time for yourself. All of this can lead to long-term issues for your mind and body. I believe there is hope for you to take a step back from it all and learn to build a life you love living.
(650) 727-5725 View (650) 727-5725

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 94403

90+

Average cost per session

$192

Therapists in 94403 who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
89% Depression
79% Self Esteem
77% Relationship Issues
77% Coping Skills
68% Stress
66% Grief

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

83% Aetna
81% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
78% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in 94403 see their clients

70% In Person and Online
30% Online Only

Gender breakdown

86% Female
12% Male
2% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 94403?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.