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Gwen Weil
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oakland, CA 94610
Hello and welcome! I love working with clients who want to understand themselves as fully as is possible. My clients tend to come to therapy for a specific reason, but often stay to explore and discover more broadly, seeing the treatment process as a tool of growth and expansion. I work well with clients of all genders, sexual orientations, and cultural backgrounds, and I see the therapy relationship as a sacred container for meaningful personal healing and evolution. I find that most clients are seeking a combination of practical help and deep insight, and I really enjoy moving with flexibility and spontaneity between these goals.
Hello and welcome! I love working with clients who want to understand themselves as fully as is possible. My clients tend to come to therapy for a specific reason, but often stay to explore and discover more broadly, seeing the treatment process as a tool of growth and expansion. I work well with clients of all genders, sexual orientations, and cultural backgrounds, and I see the therapy relationship as a sacred container for meaningful personal healing and evolution. I find that most clients are seeking a combination of practical help and deep insight, and I really enjoy moving with flexibility and spontaneity between these goals.
(510) 405-6710 View (510) 405-6710
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Patricia Ann LaCocque
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Oakland, CA 94610  (Online Only)
Are you overwhelmed with negative thoughts, feeling depressed or anxious? No matter how hard you try, your life is still a struggle? I can help. When we are very young, we adapt to our environments to get our needs met for love and safety. And we continue to use those adaptions unconsciously as adults. I can help you understand your symptoms and help you change so that you may be more " in the moment" and experience more peace and joy. I teach Mindfulness, use Internal Family Systems Approach (IFS), EMDR and Hypnotherapy, and the Polyvagal theory.
Are you overwhelmed with negative thoughts, feeling depressed or anxious? No matter how hard you try, your life is still a struggle? I can help. When we are very young, we adapt to our environments to get our needs met for love and safety. And we continue to use those adaptions unconsciously as adults. I can help you understand your symptoms and help you change so that you may be more " in the moment" and experience more peace and joy. I teach Mindfulness, use Internal Family Systems Approach (IFS), EMDR and Hypnotherapy, and the Polyvagal theory.
(510) 369-0360 View (510) 369-0360
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Stephanie Brumfield
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW, ASW, PPSC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oakland, CA 94610  (Online Only)
You're on a quest for self-understanding, grappling with perfectionism, inner conflict, and the challenge of showing up for yourself with love. You're spiritually attuned, highly sensitive, or neurodivergent, seeking a therapeutic journey that embraces and explores these integral parts of your identity. Your goal? To navigate life's transitions with grace and to reclaim your narrative with empowerment and authenticity. As a holistic spiritual therapist and certified astrologer, I specialize in guiding you through life's transitions and personal awakenings.
You're on a quest for self-understanding, grappling with perfectionism, inner conflict, and the challenge of showing up for yourself with love. You're spiritually attuned, highly sensitive, or neurodivergent, seeking a therapeutic journey that embraces and explores these integral parts of your identity. Your goal? To navigate life's transitions with grace and to reclaim your narrative with empowerment and authenticity. As a holistic spiritual therapist and certified astrologer, I specialize in guiding you through life's transitions and personal awakenings.
(916) 306-8874 View (916) 306-8874
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Dr. Kassie Phillips-Alexander
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW, EdD
Verified Verified
Oakland, CA 94610
Hey! Looks like you are looking for some support and I am here to help. I am a clinician who has spent over 7 years working in several different settings including schools/universities, child welfare and county mental health. I believe it is important to meet individuals where they are at to gain insight and perspective on how to best gain control of ones life.
Hey! Looks like you are looking for some support and I am here to help. I am a clinician who has spent over 7 years working in several different settings including schools/universities, child welfare and county mental health. I believe it is important to meet individuals where they are at to gain insight and perspective on how to best gain control of ones life.
(510) 240-8235 View (510) 240-8235
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Stephanie Bain
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Oakland, CA 94610
I work with people who have been told they're “too sensitive,” “too much,” feel misunderstood, or feel alienated from the mainstream–people looking for a therapist who "gets it." You are not too intense, too sensitive, or too "out there." The whole of you is welcome with me! I specialize in both individual and couples therapy. Individuals who work with me are often struggling with intense emotions; couples who work with me are often stuck in loops of conflict or suffering from breakdowns in trust. I enthusiastically welcome activists, LGBTQIA+, poly + kinky folks, artists + dreamers, and highly sensitive + emotionally intense types.
I work with people who have been told they're “too sensitive,” “too much,” feel misunderstood, or feel alienated from the mainstream–people looking for a therapist who "gets it." You are not too intense, too sensitive, or too "out there." The whole of you is welcome with me! I specialize in both individual and couples therapy. Individuals who work with me are often struggling with intense emotions; couples who work with me are often stuck in loops of conflict or suffering from breakdowns in trust. I enthusiastically welcome activists, LGBTQIA+, poly + kinky folks, artists + dreamers, and highly sensitive + emotionally intense types.
(510) 216-1376 View (510) 216-1376
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Tu Nguyen
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LPCC
Verified Verified
Oakland, CA 94610  (Online Only)
Is anxiety, depression, fear or a traumatic past leaving you feeling numb, flat or emotionally disconnected from others, and more importantly yourself? Perhaps you keep choosing the wrong partners or stay in unhappy relationships not knowing how to move forward. Maybe intergenerational trauma is impacting your emotional wellness and you want to stop that cycle from passing onto future generations. What if there's a way to feel more consciously embodied? If you are ready to let go of your painful past, oppressive narratives, and limiting beliefs; I am here to help guide you through your healing journey.
Is anxiety, depression, fear or a traumatic past leaving you feeling numb, flat or emotionally disconnected from others, and more importantly yourself? Perhaps you keep choosing the wrong partners or stay in unhappy relationships not knowing how to move forward. Maybe intergenerational trauma is impacting your emotional wellness and you want to stop that cycle from passing onto future generations. What if there's a way to feel more consciously embodied? If you are ready to let go of your painful past, oppressive narratives, and limiting beliefs; I am here to help guide you through your healing journey.
(925) 430-7735 View (925) 430-7735
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Caitlin Burnham
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Oakland, CA 94610  (Online Only)
I enjoy working with my clients to help them live more in alignment with how they want to be living. We identity sources of "stuckness", which may include histories of trauma/traumatic invalidation, distress around identities related to race, sexuality, gender, and/or neurodivergence, coping with mood disorders and related behavioral and relationship difficulties, among other significant and impactful life experiences and challenges with past coping strategies. While taking a social justice-oriented and compassionate stance, we work on understanding and processing pain in order to increase one's experience of empowerment and ease.
I enjoy working with my clients to help them live more in alignment with how they want to be living. We identity sources of "stuckness", which may include histories of trauma/traumatic invalidation, distress around identities related to race, sexuality, gender, and/or neurodivergence, coping with mood disorders and related behavioral and relationship difficulties, among other significant and impactful life experiences and challenges with past coping strategies. While taking a social justice-oriented and compassionate stance, we work on understanding and processing pain in order to increase one's experience of empowerment and ease.
(650) 547-1208 View (650) 547-1208
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Miranda Becker
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
Oakland, CA 94610  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
We all carry wounds that run deeper than we’d like to admit. Sometimes these wounds continue to affect us in the present, even if we hope we’ve put the past firmly behind us. Maybe you’re struggling with people-pleasing patterns, self-judgment, or perfectionism. Perhaps it’s hard to identify how you feel or what you really need. Or maybe you just have a nagging sense that something isn’t quite right. I help clients address anxiety, codependency, trauma, and more in order to reclaim their lives and build the future they want. As a queer therapist, I also specialize in working with LGBTQIA+ individuals.
We all carry wounds that run deeper than we’d like to admit. Sometimes these wounds continue to affect us in the present, even if we hope we’ve put the past firmly behind us. Maybe you’re struggling with people-pleasing patterns, self-judgment, or perfectionism. Perhaps it’s hard to identify how you feel or what you really need. Or maybe you just have a nagging sense that something isn’t quite right. I help clients address anxiety, codependency, trauma, and more in order to reclaim their lives and build the future they want. As a queer therapist, I also specialize in working with LGBTQIA+ individuals.
(510) 439-9539 View (510) 439-9539
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Veronique N Lee
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Oakland, CA 94610
Seeking help is often the first step in making a change for the better. My goal as a therapist is to support you in your steps towards wellness. I work with children, adolescents, adults and families with a wide range of emotional concerns. I support children and adolescents struggling with emotional or behavioral issues, adults managing life stress, individuals facing life transitions, or families struggling with communication difficulties. As a therapist I will work collaboratively with you to build upon your strengths to create change and will tailor my treatments to meet your unique needs.
Seeking help is often the first step in making a change for the better. My goal as a therapist is to support you in your steps towards wellness. I work with children, adolescents, adults and families with a wide range of emotional concerns. I support children and adolescents struggling with emotional or behavioral issues, adults managing life stress, individuals facing life transitions, or families struggling with communication difficulties. As a therapist I will work collaboratively with you to build upon your strengths to create change and will tailor my treatments to meet your unique needs.
(510) 695-2343 View (510) 695-2343
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Natanya Pearlman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Oakland, CA 94610
I've been working as a clinical social worker/therapist for 18 years, with individuals and groups, from youth through adulthood, in a diverse array of settings. This includes my current private practice, many years at a school-based health center, several at a family therapy clinic, also a jail, and an SRO, using a mix of therapeutic approaches. My calling and gift is to hold sacred, safe + brave spaces for people to be truly seen and known, and from there to support them stepping into their unique and authentic selves. It is my great privilege to meet people in this courageous place. I enjoy working with all populations.
I've been working as a clinical social worker/therapist for 18 years, with individuals and groups, from youth through adulthood, in a diverse array of settings. This includes my current private practice, many years at a school-based health center, several at a family therapy clinic, also a jail, and an SRO, using a mix of therapeutic approaches. My calling and gift is to hold sacred, safe + brave spaces for people to be truly seen and known, and from there to support them stepping into their unique and authentic selves. It is my great privilege to meet people in this courageous place. I enjoy working with all populations.
(510) 738-3941 View (510) 738-3941
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Jonathan Johnson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Oakland, CA 94610  (Online Only)
I view therapy as a unique relationship between two people - the therapist and the client. Therapy is a process that fosters acceptance and change of the challenges people face and helps provide clarity. My goal is to help create a safe place to explore thoughts, feelings, and experiences that cause you pain, which may lead to difficulties in relationships, work, and/or daily life. Through this process we will create goals and a plan to reach your specific goals. My approach is genuine, compassionate, and non-judgmental. As a therapist, I bring over 20 years of experience working with individuals from many walks of life.
I view therapy as a unique relationship between two people - the therapist and the client. Therapy is a process that fosters acceptance and change of the challenges people face and helps provide clarity. My goal is to help create a safe place to explore thoughts, feelings, and experiences that cause you pain, which may lead to difficulties in relationships, work, and/or daily life. Through this process we will create goals and a plan to reach your specific goals. My approach is genuine, compassionate, and non-judgmental. As a therapist, I bring over 20 years of experience working with individuals from many walks of life.
(415) 821-8110 View (415) 821-8110
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Jessica Chesbro
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified Verified
Oakland, CA 94610  (Online Only)
I believe every person and family is unique and there are many ways to raise a healthy child. I want to honor the strengths within you and your family and offer the tools and support to help your child and family thrive. Through a trauma-informed lens, I work extensively with youth, parents, and families on life transitions, healthy communication, and processing/ healing from grief or abuse.
I believe every person and family is unique and there are many ways to raise a healthy child. I want to honor the strengths within you and your family and offer the tools and support to help your child and family thrive. Through a trauma-informed lens, I work extensively with youth, parents, and families on life transitions, healthy communication, and processing/ healing from grief or abuse.
(510) 405-3206 View (510) 405-3206
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Morrighan MacGillivray
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
Oakland, CA 94610
I work with adults and youth navigating the oftentimes overwhelming and lonely experience of healing from complex relational trauma. Early trauma, whether from unmet needs or overt abuse, can warp our sense of self and imprison us in frozen fear, shame, or reactivity, impacting every aspect of our lives. Therapy can help us to find more freedom and connection - to all the lost and disowned parts of our psyches; to our amazingly resilient bodies, fiercely compassionate hearts and creative spirits; to other beings, community, and nature; to the present moment; to meaning and purpose; and to a felt sense of safety and possibility.
I work with adults and youth navigating the oftentimes overwhelming and lonely experience of healing from complex relational trauma. Early trauma, whether from unmet needs or overt abuse, can warp our sense of self and imprison us in frozen fear, shame, or reactivity, impacting every aspect of our lives. Therapy can help us to find more freedom and connection - to all the lost and disowned parts of our psyches; to our amazingly resilient bodies, fiercely compassionate hearts and creative spirits; to other beings, community, and nature; to the present moment; to meaning and purpose; and to a felt sense of safety and possibility.
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Next Steps Neuropsychology
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Oakland, CA 94610
We provide neuropsychological assessment and psychotherapy for adults. Common concerns for our clients include: Autism, ADHD, depression, anxiety, trauma, post-concussion syndrome, TBI, aging, and cognition. Specialty areas of competency include: neuropsychological assessment, gender diversity, gender affirming evaluations for medical care, veterans, and longstanding medical care.
We provide neuropsychological assessment and psychotherapy for adults. Common concerns for our clients include: Autism, ADHD, depression, anxiety, trauma, post-concussion syndrome, TBI, aging, and cognition. Specialty areas of competency include: neuropsychological assessment, gender diversity, gender affirming evaluations for medical care, veterans, and longstanding medical care.
(510) 602-2895 View (510) 602-2895
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Abby Weintraub
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
Oakland, CA 94610  (Online Only)
Welcome! I work with people across many areas, but those who seek me out tend to be queer/LGBTQIAA2+, neurodivergent in some way, trans/non-binary/gender non-conforming, chronically or acutely ill, disabled, fat-identified and/or working on an empowered relationship with their body, polyamorous, kinky, sex workers, and non-traditional family structures. I'll be with you every step of the way as you move from shame to self-compassion, and work through the expression of anger, sadness, and grief around what you've lost, or what you never got to have.
Welcome! I work with people across many areas, but those who seek me out tend to be queer/LGBTQIAA2+, neurodivergent in some way, trans/non-binary/gender non-conforming, chronically or acutely ill, disabled, fat-identified and/or working on an empowered relationship with their body, polyamorous, kinky, sex workers, and non-traditional family structures. I'll be with you every step of the way as you move from shame to self-compassion, and work through the expression of anger, sadness, and grief around what you've lost, or what you never got to have.
(510) 890-3436 View (510) 890-3436
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Denique Boxhill
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Oakland, CA 94610  (Online Only)
There comes a time when we realize we must face what we had hoped to ignore. The things gnawing at our spirit relentlessly until we tend to them. Sounds familiar? Well you don’t have to face them alone. Gently and without judgment, I help people tap into the wisdom they always had to explore where they want to go and who they want to be.
There comes a time when we realize we must face what we had hoped to ignore. The things gnawing at our spirit relentlessly until we tend to them. Sounds familiar? Well you don’t have to face them alone. Gently and without judgment, I help people tap into the wisdom they always had to explore where they want to go and who they want to be.
(510) 650-1385 View (510) 650-1385
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Jan Chess
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFT
Verified Verified
Oakland, CA 94610
Are you struggling with how childhood experiences, losses or trauma continues to influence your life? Are you discouraged at repeating difficult situations or find it hard to get out from under depression or anxiety? I'm glad to see how we can put our minds together to understand your dilemmas and see things differently. Change is possible no matter what your age or your life circumstances when you feel seen, accepted and appreciated for who you are and where you've been.
Are you struggling with how childhood experiences, losses or trauma continues to influence your life? Are you discouraged at repeating difficult situations or find it hard to get out from under depression or anxiety? I'm glad to see how we can put our minds together to understand your dilemmas and see things differently. Change is possible no matter what your age or your life circumstances when you feel seen, accepted and appreciated for who you are and where you've been.
(530) 645-3796 View (530) 645-3796
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Marika Dvorak
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Oakland, CA 94610  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Are you tired of talking about your anxiety, depression, ADHD, and/or your trauma, without getting anywhere? It can be incredibly frustrating to want to change, but still feel stuck in old patterns. How much of the time is life just about coping rather than living? This can be the reality for many people. Whether you suffer from trauma, anxiety, depression, or have ADHD, life can feel like a never ending uphill push. This doesn’t have to be your reality. Deep permanent transformation is available to you. A symptom free life is possible. Not only that, but new meaning and strengths are waiting to be discovered from within.
Are you tired of talking about your anxiety, depression, ADHD, and/or your trauma, without getting anywhere? It can be incredibly frustrating to want to change, but still feel stuck in old patterns. How much of the time is life just about coping rather than living? This can be the reality for many people. Whether you suffer from trauma, anxiety, depression, or have ADHD, life can feel like a never ending uphill push. This doesn’t have to be your reality. Deep permanent transformation is available to you. A symptom free life is possible. Not only that, but new meaning and strengths are waiting to be discovered from within.
(510) 380-7651 View (510) 380-7651
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Dr. Amrita Mehta
Psychologist, PhD, MS
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Oakland, CA 94610
Our group practice, Savera Psychological Services has a team of skilled and compassionate clinicians who offer psychotherapy, evaluations, and educational consulting. Our therapists offer a diverse range of specialties, ranging from sensory/play therapy for children, to individual and couples therapy in areas of depression, anxiety, trauma recovery, grief/loss, fertility/family building, life transitions, relationship challenges and school or work related pressures.
Our group practice, Savera Psychological Services has a team of skilled and compassionate clinicians who offer psychotherapy, evaluations, and educational consulting. Our therapists offer a diverse range of specialties, ranging from sensory/play therapy for children, to individual and couples therapy in areas of depression, anxiety, trauma recovery, grief/loss, fertility/family building, life transitions, relationship challenges and school or work related pressures.
(925) 276-2548 View (925) 276-2548
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East Bay Art Therapy
Art Therapist, MPS, ATR-BC, LCAT, ATCS
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Oakland, CA 94610
Are you looking for a new creative way to deal with difficulties in life and get in touch with your best self? Do you feel like you’ve tried everything with your child, but they struggle to benefit from traditional talk therapy? As art therapists, we incorporate talk therapy with art making to help our clients unlock their creative potential, look at problems with fresh eyes, and develop new creative coping skills for managing with difficult emotions. If you or your child is feeling blocked by past trauma, stuck in destructive patterns, or overwhelmed by depression or anxiety, then I encourage you to reach out. You are not alone.
Are you looking for a new creative way to deal with difficulties in life and get in touch with your best self? Do you feel like you’ve tried everything with your child, but they struggle to benefit from traditional talk therapy? As art therapists, we incorporate talk therapy with art making to help our clients unlock their creative potential, look at problems with fresh eyes, and develop new creative coping skills for managing with difficult emotions. If you or your child is feeling blocked by past trauma, stuck in destructive patterns, or overwhelmed by depression or anxiety, then I encourage you to reach out. You are not alone.
(510) 675-7070 View (510) 675-7070

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 94610

500+

Average cost per session

$185

Therapists in 94610 who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
89% Depression
85% Relationship Issues
80% Self Esteem
77% Trauma and PTSD
68% Grief
65% Stress

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

46% Aetna
43% Other
39% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 94610 see their clients

68% In Person and Online
32% Online Only

Gender breakdown

74% Female
20% Male
6% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 94610?

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.