Therapists in 94523

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Genevieve Ann Green
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
My work includes working with individuals coping with depression, anxiety, addiction, trauma, and chronic and severe mental illness. I have experience working with all age ranges and ethnicities. I welcome clients of all gender identities and sexual orientations. I have fifteen years plus experience of working within the field of psychology in a variety of settings including drug and alcohol therapy, psychiatric crisis stabilization, forensics, and individual and group therapies. I am certified through Harvard University for Trauma.
My work includes working with individuals coping with depression, anxiety, addiction, trauma, and chronic and severe mental illness. I have experience working with all age ranges and ethnicities. I welcome clients of all gender identities and sexual orientations. I have fifteen years plus experience of working within the field of psychology in a variety of settings including drug and alcohol therapy, psychiatric crisis stabilization, forensics, and individual and group therapies. I am certified through Harvard University for Trauma.
(925) 293-7542 View (925) 293-7542
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Good Roots Psychotherapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, AMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
Good Roots Psychotherapy provides a collaborative, safe, supportive space for adults, teens, and children to process and grow through life’s unique and sometimes difficult challenges. We work to provide a space for empowered healing, helping you identify your inner motivation and success. We offer individualized treatment to help to empower you on your path to wholeness. Working with individuals and thier families allows us to help the client focus on thier natural supports and strengths while supporting growth areas.
Good Roots Psychotherapy provides a collaborative, safe, supportive space for adults, teens, and children to process and grow through life’s unique and sometimes difficult challenges. We work to provide a space for empowered healing, helping you identify your inner motivation and success. We offer individualized treatment to help to empower you on your path to wholeness. Working with individuals and thier families allows us to help the client focus on thier natural supports and strengths while supporting growth areas.
(925) 475-8238 View (925) 475-8238
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Celeste Ryan
Psychologist, LCP
Verified Verified
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
My name is Celeste Ryan. I use a mixture of depth psychology (Jungian) and somatic experiencing. I am also attachment focused. I work both virtually and in person. I work mostly with individuals and couples. But also, with adolescents and children. I use a mixture of Jungian psychotherapy (awareness of the unconscious and its complexes through dreams, fantasies, and behaviors) in intersection with the body (felt sensations, emotions, how trauma gets held). Work with developing affect tolerance (nonreactivity).
My name is Celeste Ryan. I use a mixture of depth psychology (Jungian) and somatic experiencing. I am also attachment focused. I work both virtually and in person. I work mostly with individuals and couples. But also, with adolescents and children. I use a mixture of Jungian psychotherapy (awareness of the unconscious and its complexes through dreams, fantasies, and behaviors) in intersection with the body (felt sensations, emotions, how trauma gets held). Work with developing affect tolerance (nonreactivity).
(925) 397-1768 View (925) 397-1768
Jan Hornung
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, LPCC
Verified Verified
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
Not accepting new clients
Hi. The decision to seek therapy is often very difficult yet in every crisis there is opportunity. What I do know is that your happiness, your well-being, your ability to find joy for yourself and in your relationships is available to you. I have been a licensed therapist for over 15 years and have worked with different issues bringing people to therapy. Whether you have been struggling with anxiety, depression or other challenges for many years or you're facing some current new challenges, I can assist you with finding options and ways to access places inside of yourself to help you heal.
Hi. The decision to seek therapy is often very difficult yet in every crisis there is opportunity. What I do know is that your happiness, your well-being, your ability to find joy for yourself and in your relationships is available to you. I have been a licensed therapist for over 15 years and have worked with different issues bringing people to therapy. Whether you have been struggling with anxiety, depression or other challenges for many years or you're facing some current new challenges, I can assist you with finding options and ways to access places inside of yourself to help you heal.
(916) 943-4620 View (916) 943-4620
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Crystal Blanton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, SUDCCIV
Verified Verified
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
Not accepting new clients
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years of experience in the counseling field. I have worked with culturally diverse populations in a variety of settings to support with concerns related to depression, anxiety, trauma, substance abuse, and other life challenges. I am always honored to work with people who are in some stage of uncovering the next steps in achieving balance, wellness, and feelings of self fulfillment by exploring the intersecting elements of a person's experiences.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years of experience in the counseling field. I have worked with culturally diverse populations in a variety of settings to support with concerns related to depression, anxiety, trauma, substance abuse, and other life challenges. I am always honored to work with people who are in some stage of uncovering the next steps in achieving balance, wellness, and feelings of self fulfillment by exploring the intersecting elements of a person's experiences.
(925) 965-0485 View (925) 965-0485
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Draven Garrett
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
I work with a myriad of life/relationship stressors and am a sex therapist. I have received post-licensure education through CIIS (California Institute of Integral Studies). I find that therapy is most beneficial when it is a conversation between you and I; not you feeling like you're talking to a brick wall. Occasional use of humor and/or swearing is welcomed as it can lower stress when stuck in fear, anger, or judgement. I believe an uncensored, authentic, and safe atmosphere leads to an honest and deep therapeutic relationship. For me, "sex positivity" means supporting beneficial, consensual relationships and activities.
I work with a myriad of life/relationship stressors and am a sex therapist. I have received post-licensure education through CIIS (California Institute of Integral Studies). I find that therapy is most beneficial when it is a conversation between you and I; not you feeling like you're talking to a brick wall. Occasional use of humor and/or swearing is welcomed as it can lower stress when stuck in fear, anger, or judgement. I believe an uncensored, authentic, and safe atmosphere leads to an honest and deep therapeutic relationship. For me, "sex positivity" means supporting beneficial, consensual relationships and activities.
(925) 523-7375 View (925) 523-7375
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Abigail Smith
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA
Verified Verified
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
Whether you are taking your first steps towards healing, seeking a new therapist, or in need of solutions to improve difficult areas in your life, I am honored to support you on your healing and growth journey. Through engagement in therapeutic processes, whether that entail EMDR, mindfulness, talk therapy, dream work, narrative therapy, use of your spiritual belief system, and/or engagement in the creative process; one can deepen their level of self-awareness, develop a more expansive level of consciousness, and discover new ways of being in the world. In doing so, we begin tending to our deepest core soul wounds.
Whether you are taking your first steps towards healing, seeking a new therapist, or in need of solutions to improve difficult areas in your life, I am honored to support you on your healing and growth journey. Through engagement in therapeutic processes, whether that entail EMDR, mindfulness, talk therapy, dream work, narrative therapy, use of your spiritual belief system, and/or engagement in the creative process; one can deepen their level of self-awareness, develop a more expansive level of consciousness, and discover new ways of being in the world. In doing so, we begin tending to our deepest core soul wounds.
(925) 476-0852 View (925) 476-0852
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Jim W Grey
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
Our life experience as individuals impacts how we receive the world around us. There exists a unique relationship between who each of us is as a person and the moments that mount between birth and death. My intention is to gain an understanding of who you are, and the challenges that you and/or your relationship(s) face in order to build a trusting, healing relationship with you. I aim to provide a challenging space of empathetic support and non-judgmental understanding, encouraging personal growth through increased insight, and thus promoting a broader perspective as you approach solutions to the answers you are searching for.
Our life experience as individuals impacts how we receive the world around us. There exists a unique relationship between who each of us is as a person and the moments that mount between birth and death. My intention is to gain an understanding of who you are, and the challenges that you and/or your relationship(s) face in order to build a trusting, healing relationship with you. I aim to provide a challenging space of empathetic support and non-judgmental understanding, encouraging personal growth through increased insight, and thus promoting a broader perspective as you approach solutions to the answers you are searching for.
(925) 660-7851 View (925) 660-7851
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Kavian Massoud Ravandoust
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
I believe that challenges, emotional pain and even struggling in the face of lifes' obstacles is the norm and not the exception, and that everyone would benefit from professional, individualized emotional support. If you are facing life transitions, such as starting a family, moving or immigration, or dealing with other challenges such as anxiety, depression, anger issues or conflict with others, I can help provide support and facilitate growth and adjustment to whatever life throws at you. I have experience working with adolescents and preteens as well as with adults and families.
I believe that challenges, emotional pain and even struggling in the face of lifes' obstacles is the norm and not the exception, and that everyone would benefit from professional, individualized emotional support. If you are facing life transitions, such as starting a family, moving or immigration, or dealing with other challenges such as anxiety, depression, anger issues or conflict with others, I can help provide support and facilitate growth and adjustment to whatever life throws at you. I have experience working with adolescents and preteens as well as with adults and families.
(925) 204-3948 View (925) 204-3948
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Marilee King
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
One of my specialties is working with individuals and families that have been affected by addiction(s) in the family. Without judgement and with an atmosphere of safety we begin to explore the process of addiction and family dysfunction that can tear a person, family and community apart. Learning to use recovery tools to help the person and family cope with the stresses of daily life allows the healing process more room to breathe as clients refocus their energies on stability, balance and reconnecting relationships. cash only. no insurance.
One of my specialties is working with individuals and families that have been affected by addiction(s) in the family. Without judgement and with an atmosphere of safety we begin to explore the process of addiction and family dysfunction that can tear a person, family and community apart. Learning to use recovery tools to help the person and family cope with the stresses of daily life allows the healing process more room to breathe as clients refocus their energies on stability, balance and reconnecting relationships. cash only. no insurance.
(925) 320-3253 View (925) 320-3253
Michael Anthony Macioci
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
Thank you for stopping to read my Introductory Information. I am a Marriage and Family Therapist with more than a decade of experience, who believes in providing Integrative Care for those I treat within a diverse population. I utilize an array of treatment modalities that may be applied to your specific needs. My services are Client Centered, with a focus on developing specific treatment goals and objectives. Care is always personalized and culturally sensitive. Treatment modalities offered include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, Communications Therapy, Mindfulness, and DBT.
Thank you for stopping to read my Introductory Information. I am a Marriage and Family Therapist with more than a decade of experience, who believes in providing Integrative Care for those I treat within a diverse population. I utilize an array of treatment modalities that may be applied to your specific needs. My services are Client Centered, with a focus on developing specific treatment goals and objectives. Care is always personalized and culturally sensitive. Treatment modalities offered include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, Communications Therapy, Mindfulness, and DBT.
(925) 319-6864 View (925) 319-6864
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Anna Shigeta
Marriage & Family Therapist, MEd, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523  (Online Only)
Do you feel overwhelmed and frustrated with your highly sensitive, smart, very intense teenager? Feeling worn out with your teenager's ongoing worries, difficulty managing emotions? Does your teen suffer from perfectionism, self-doubt, and social issues? Do you also suffer from challenges? You don't have to manage this alone. I specialize in helping teens and adults to understand themselves, to discover their path, and how to thrive. My goal is to help them improve their relationships, manage and channel their feelings, and realize their true potential.
Do you feel overwhelmed and frustrated with your highly sensitive, smart, very intense teenager? Feeling worn out with your teenager's ongoing worries, difficulty managing emotions? Does your teen suffer from perfectionism, self-doubt, and social issues? Do you also suffer from challenges? You don't have to manage this alone. I specialize in helping teens and adults to understand themselves, to discover their path, and how to thrive. My goal is to help them improve their relationships, manage and channel their feelings, and realize their true potential.
(925) 231-4799 View (925) 231-4799
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Mark Koch
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified Verified
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523  (Online Only)
You may have often heard some people say that therapy is for only those with a mental illness or are "crazy". I'm Mark G. Koch and have been a licensed Marriage Family Therapist since 1996, and I can honestly tell you that those type of statements are a myth. Everyone has a view of how the world works and we use the tools we have to deal with our issues, but occasionally there comes a time when a problem arises that we have no answer to. At this point we become "stuck".
You may have often heard some people say that therapy is for only those with a mental illness or are "crazy". I'm Mark G. Koch and have been a licensed Marriage Family Therapist since 1996, and I can honestly tell you that those type of statements are a myth. Everyone has a view of how the world works and we use the tools we have to deal with our issues, but occasionally there comes a time when a problem arises that we have no answer to. At this point we become "stuck".
(925) 406-3153 View (925) 406-3153
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Angela Hernandez LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
I specialize in children, adolescents, and young adults, using evidence-based practices such as Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Mindfulness, as well as other treatment modalities to address needs and facilitate growth. Setting goals and planning treatment is a collaborative process with the client (and parents) and I aim to cultivate an open and non-judgmental relationship during the therapy process. My years of experience include supporting clients through a myriad of concerns, including trauma, depression, anxiety, grief and/or loss, relational issues, self-esteem and adjustments to changes.
I specialize in children, adolescents, and young adults, using evidence-based practices such as Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Mindfulness, as well as other treatment modalities to address needs and facilitate growth. Setting goals and planning treatment is a collaborative process with the client (and parents) and I aim to cultivate an open and non-judgmental relationship during the therapy process. My years of experience include supporting clients through a myriad of concerns, including trauma, depression, anxiety, grief and/or loss, relational issues, self-esteem and adjustments to changes.
(925) 722-5510 View (925) 722-5510
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Lais Shirgul
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
Self-awareness, emotional insight, and acceptance of your strengths and areas in need of growth are essential to a healthy and happy life. As a licensed psychologist trained in psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral and dialectical behavioral therapies I create a supportive and trusting environment for those seeking to gain insight and develop coping strategies to foster positive changes at home, work and in social settings. I have treated individuals with Bipolar, depression, and anxiety, PTSD and specialize in children and adolescents and families dealing with ADHD, conduct disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and adjustment issues.
Self-awareness, emotional insight, and acceptance of your strengths and areas in need of growth are essential to a healthy and happy life. As a licensed psychologist trained in psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral and dialectical behavioral therapies I create a supportive and trusting environment for those seeking to gain insight and develop coping strategies to foster positive changes at home, work and in social settings. I have treated individuals with Bipolar, depression, and anxiety, PTSD and specialize in children and adolescents and families dealing with ADHD, conduct disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and adjustment issues.
(925) 400-6836 View (925) 400-6836
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Jennifer Bakowsky
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
Is your child experiencing challenging behaviors? Have you or a family member had a recent stressful event or transition? Having trouble with intense emotional responses or reactions? Has there been a trauma that is causing anxiety or upset in your family? Families can become overwhelmed by stage-of-life transitions, can be at a loss as to how to help their intensely emotional children, or address the special and behavioral needs of individual family members or children. I will help you assess and plan for these special needs and develop a family behavior plan that targets specific areas for positive change.
Is your child experiencing challenging behaviors? Have you or a family member had a recent stressful event or transition? Having trouble with intense emotional responses or reactions? Has there been a trauma that is causing anxiety or upset in your family? Families can become overwhelmed by stage-of-life transitions, can be at a loss as to how to help their intensely emotional children, or address the special and behavioral needs of individual family members or children. I will help you assess and plan for these special needs and develop a family behavior plan that targets specific areas for positive change.
(510) 417-3781 View (510) 417-3781
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Kathy Shifflett
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, AMFT
Not Verified Not Verified
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
Not accepting new clients
Most of us would agree that sometimes life is just hard. It is even harder when we try to face it alone. If you're feeling overwhelmed by life right now, please know that you don't have to get through it on your own. As a therapist, I see my role as coming along side you on your journey toward healing and self discovery. I will not try to "fix" you and I do not have all of the answers. With empathy, intuition and knowledge from my own lived experience, I offer a space for you to explore where you will feel safe and heard.
Most of us would agree that sometimes life is just hard. It is even harder when we try to face it alone. If you're feeling overwhelmed by life right now, please know that you don't have to get through it on your own. As a therapist, I see my role as coming along side you on your journey toward healing and self discovery. I will not try to "fix" you and I do not have all of the answers. With empathy, intuition and knowledge from my own lived experience, I offer a space for you to explore where you will feel safe and heard.
(925) 433-7802 View (925) 433-7802
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Dina Castrillo
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
We are constantly growing and changing. Throughout stages in our lives, transitions in our states, or shifts in our relationships we can be overtaken with different emotions. Sometimes these emotions can be hard to make sense of, hard to sift through, or hard to sit with. My intention is to be your support as your work through problematic areas in your life to live a more meaningful and abundant life. Through my humanistic perspective, I offer a relaxed and warm approach to therapy; thusly, I commit to remain present with my clients and customize the therapy that meets your unique needs.
We are constantly growing and changing. Throughout stages in our lives, transitions in our states, or shifts in our relationships we can be overtaken with different emotions. Sometimes these emotions can be hard to make sense of, hard to sift through, or hard to sit with. My intention is to be your support as your work through problematic areas in your life to live a more meaningful and abundant life. Through my humanistic perspective, I offer a relaxed and warm approach to therapy; thusly, I commit to remain present with my clients and customize the therapy that meets your unique needs.
(925) 303-4495 View (925) 303-4495
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Maria Holguin
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
My name is Maria. I am a bilingual Spanish and English Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I have been practicing for over 8 years in a County outpatient mental health clinic that services a multicultural and diverse population. y experience includes but is not limited to conducting therapy for Pregnant and postpartum women, adults, older/mature adults, client’s suffering from emotional and crisis situations, mood conditions, depression, anxiety, panic attacks, psychosis, substance abuse, domestic violence, trauma’s, post-traumatic stress disorder, fear, tragedy, paranoia, adoption, grief, and loss.
My name is Maria. I am a bilingual Spanish and English Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I have been practicing for over 8 years in a County outpatient mental health clinic that services a multicultural and diverse population. y experience includes but is not limited to conducting therapy for Pregnant and postpartum women, adults, older/mature adults, client’s suffering from emotional and crisis situations, mood conditions, depression, anxiety, panic attacks, psychosis, substance abuse, domestic violence, trauma’s, post-traumatic stress disorder, fear, tragedy, paranoia, adoption, grief, and loss.
(925) 332-0651 View (925) 332-0651
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Betty Lue Lieber
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523  (Online Only)
I offer holistic solution-oriented counseling and coaching with respect for your potential and the ideal you desire to live. I offer education and inspiration, practical creative solutions and options for you to consider to live your ideal life. I coach you in undoing sabotaging strategies, limiting beliefs and negative habits with effective tools and home work.. Our work together will validate what works for you and eliminate what is ineffective. With information, motivation and practical tools, you will experience an "immediate difference" in how you choose to relate, communicate and live what you desire everyday.
I offer holistic solution-oriented counseling and coaching with respect for your potential and the ideal you desire to live. I offer education and inspiration, practical creative solutions and options for you to consider to live your ideal life. I coach you in undoing sabotaging strategies, limiting beliefs and negative habits with effective tools and home work.. Our work together will validate what works for you and eliminate what is ineffective. With information, motivation and practical tools, you will experience an "immediate difference" in how you choose to relate, communicate and live what you desire everyday.
(415) 306-8706 View (415) 306-8706

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 94523

100+

Average cost per session

$165

Therapists in 94523 who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
88% Depression
74% Relationship Issues
74% Self Esteem
70% Trauma and PTSD
66% Stress
64% Grief

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

58% Cigna and Evernorth
57% Aetna
53% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 94523 see their clients

78% In Person and Online
22% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
20% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 94523?

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.