Therapists in 94703

Photo of Natalya Kuzmicheva, Marriage & Family Therapist in 94703, CA
Natalya Kuzmicheva
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Berkeley, CA 94703  (Online Only)
Every patient is unique, and so is every therapist. I have lived and practiced therapy in two very different cultures, which has given me insight into culturally specific and universal issues that underlie personal and interpersonal conflicts. I approach every client with acceptance and understanding, providing them with a compassionate space for exploring challenges and obstacles to happiness in themselves and their relationships. I enjoy working with people of all ages and backgrounds, seeking to understand each client's worldview and to help them to discover their own solutions to the difficulties they face, including anxiety, depression, and relationship conflicts.
Every patient is unique, and so is every therapist. I have lived and practiced therapy in two very different cultures, which has given me insight into culturally specific and universal issues that underlie personal and interpersonal conflicts. I approach every client with acceptance and understanding, providing them with a compassionate space for exploring challenges and obstacles to happiness in themselves and their relationships. I enjoy working with people of all ages and backgrounds, seeking to understand each client's worldview and to help them to discover their own solutions to the difficulties they face, including anxiety, depression, and relationship conflicts.
(858) 352-7322 View (858) 352-7322
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Rachel F Kaplan
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
Berkeley, CA 94703
You will feel it when you sit with me, this is my life's calling. I was lucky enough to walk the path of healing from an early age because of a devastating life trauma. This brought me to my deep understanding of the healing process. I am committed to accompanying you and catalyzing your journey to health, self-love, ease in relationship and empowerment in the world. My ideal client is going through change, loss, or questioning, needs support and desires a deeper connection to themselves, and satisfaction from their life. Check out my podcast The Healing Feeling Shit Show, a free course in emotional healing to sense how I work.
You will feel it when you sit with me, this is my life's calling. I was lucky enough to walk the path of healing from an early age because of a devastating life trauma. This brought me to my deep understanding of the healing process. I am committed to accompanying you and catalyzing your journey to health, self-love, ease in relationship and empowerment in the world. My ideal client is going through change, loss, or questioning, needs support and desires a deeper connection to themselves, and satisfaction from their life. Check out my podcast The Healing Feeling Shit Show, a free course in emotional healing to sense how I work.
(415) 702-3703 View (415) 702-3703
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Marcia Banks
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified Verified
Berkeley, CA 94703
Since 2011, my passion has been helping people connect with their innate ability to heal, their inner wisdom and their beautiful authentic selves. I specialize in utilizing the brilliance of Internal Family Systems therapy, mindfulness practices, therapeutic yoga and somatic awareness to assist people with creating their own internal maps for healing and transformation. Together, we work through obstacles, wounds and old patterns to revitalize one’s true expression of self. My pyschotherapy practice offers a place to work with / move through life transitions, grief, trauma, anxiety, depression and stressful life events.
Since 2011, my passion has been helping people connect with their innate ability to heal, their inner wisdom and their beautiful authentic selves. I specialize in utilizing the brilliance of Internal Family Systems therapy, mindfulness practices, therapeutic yoga and somatic awareness to assist people with creating their own internal maps for healing and transformation. Together, we work through obstacles, wounds and old patterns to revitalize one’s true expression of self. My pyschotherapy practice offers a place to work with / move through life transitions, grief, trauma, anxiety, depression and stressful life events.
(510) 983-7142 View (510) 983-7142
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Galia Schechter
Psychologist, PsyD, MBA
Verified Verified
Berkeley, CA 94703
I am grateful for the opportunities I have to know first hand our common humanity; our struggles and pain, our resilience and triumph through my personal and professional experiences. I am bi-cultural and have worked and traveled around the world. My exposure to and appreciation of human differences and similarities across cultures inspire my life and work. I am an experienced psychologist and I deeply and holistically understand complex psychological processes. I am here to skillfully, lovingly and affordably support your psychological growth and transformation and to help you reclaim joy and vitality.
I am grateful for the opportunities I have to know first hand our common humanity; our struggles and pain, our resilience and triumph through my personal and professional experiences. I am bi-cultural and have worked and traveled around the world. My exposure to and appreciation of human differences and similarities across cultures inspire my life and work. I am an experienced psychologist and I deeply and holistically understand complex psychological processes. I am here to skillfully, lovingly and affordably support your psychological growth and transformation and to help you reclaim joy and vitality.
(510) 969-6086 View (510) 969-6086
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Anne C Wilford
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
Berkeley, CA 94703
I feel the theraputic experience is a rich and exciting way for someone to reach their full potential. We all have feelings at times that "something is missing". These are real feelings and will be explored through our relationship. I believe everyone is unique. I don't have a "cookie cutter" approach to treating people. We will get to know each other and deal with the issues together. I work from a psychodynamic viewpoint.I feel everything that you have gone through as a child, young adult, and adult is connected. Our job will be to put the puzzle together.
I feel the theraputic experience is a rich and exciting way for someone to reach their full potential. We all have feelings at times that "something is missing". These are real feelings and will be explored through our relationship. I believe everyone is unique. I don't have a "cookie cutter" approach to treating people. We will get to know each other and deal with the issues together. I work from a psychodynamic viewpoint.I feel everything that you have gone through as a child, young adult, and adult is connected. Our job will be to put the puzzle together.
(510) 771-7950 View (510) 771-7950
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Ian Silverness
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Berkeley, CA 94703
Are you feeling stuck, blocked, or living less fully than you would like? Maybe you would like to feel more embodied, alive, and confident. Whether it is fear, trauma, or stories we tell about ourselves and others, there are many obstacles that prevent us from thriving. I am here to support you on your journey toward wholeness.
Are you feeling stuck, blocked, or living less fully than you would like? Maybe you would like to feel more embodied, alive, and confident. Whether it is fear, trauma, or stories we tell about ourselves and others, there are many obstacles that prevent us from thriving. I am here to support you on your journey toward wholeness.
(415) 938-5352 View (415) 938-5352
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Jess Nicholas Laird
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Berkeley, CA 94703  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Licensed in CA & WI. I specialize in gender/sexual identity, faith/religious deconstruction and worldview shifts, religious/spiritual trauma, and recovery from Purity Culture/building a positive relationship with sexuality, and I am in training to become an AASECT-certified sex therapist. I approach therapy from a relational, psychodynamic perspective, which means bringing a lens of curiosity and self-compassion to better understand the patterns that shape emotions, thoughts, and behavior and how these things have been shaped by our experiences and history.
Licensed in CA & WI. I specialize in gender/sexual identity, faith/religious deconstruction and worldview shifts, religious/spiritual trauma, and recovery from Purity Culture/building a positive relationship with sexuality, and I am in training to become an AASECT-certified sex therapist. I approach therapy from a relational, psychodynamic perspective, which means bringing a lens of curiosity and self-compassion to better understand the patterns that shape emotions, thoughts, and behavior and how these things have been shaped by our experiences and history.
(925) 248-3846 View (925) 248-3846
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Rebecca S Haralabatos
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, CIYT, CYT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Berkeley, CA 94703
I welcome couples, co-parents, families & individuals with care, acceptance and curiosity about your inner world & relationships. My aim is for all your parts to feel safe, valued and heard. While somatic psychotherapy is central to our work, when in alignment and given my social work and yogic awareness, I will also at times be directive and solution oriented to actively promote your inspired transformation and life. Collaborative & consistent relationships heal trauma, decrease emotional reactivity and increase creativity, flexibility & playfulness. This is a journey we take together as we co-create a healing relationship.
I welcome couples, co-parents, families & individuals with care, acceptance and curiosity about your inner world & relationships. My aim is for all your parts to feel safe, valued and heard. While somatic psychotherapy is central to our work, when in alignment and given my social work and yogic awareness, I will also at times be directive and solution oriented to actively promote your inspired transformation and life. Collaborative & consistent relationships heal trauma, decrease emotional reactivity and increase creativity, flexibility & playfulness. This is a journey we take together as we co-create a healing relationship.
(628) 219-0233 View (628) 219-0233
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Susan Thompson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
Berkeley, CA 94703
We all have the capacity to live fulfilling and creative lives, but sometimes difficult circumstances overwhelm us, or we find ourselves in painful relational patterns. I see the transformative power of psychotherapy help people make lasting changes in how they relate to themselves and others, and move beyond protective patterns that limit their capacity for satisfaction and joy. In our collaborative relationship, we will explore your inner world, and when appropriate, the impact of family, gender, culture, sexual orientation, class, temperament, current relationships, life stage, and daily stressors on you and your life.
We all have the capacity to live fulfilling and creative lives, but sometimes difficult circumstances overwhelm us, or we find ourselves in painful relational patterns. I see the transformative power of psychotherapy help people make lasting changes in how they relate to themselves and others, and move beyond protective patterns that limit their capacity for satisfaction and joy. In our collaborative relationship, we will explore your inner world, and when appropriate, the impact of family, gender, culture, sexual orientation, class, temperament, current relationships, life stage, and daily stressors on you and your life.
(510) 394-3556 View (510) 394-3556
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Cyndi Lukk
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified Verified
Berkeley, CA 94703
Are you too stressed to even be in touch with yourself? Too worried and tense, having a hard time to relax? Are you avoiding people and their expectations (and judgments) because you're tired and feel you don't have much to give at the moment? Stress feels like having a super sensitive burglar alarm ringing loudly throughout the mind and body. It confuses our thoughts. We are unable to see facts or future clearly. Our creativity is blocked or showing up as destructive energy. The body is in fight (frustration and anger) or flight (anxiety and overload) or worse - feeling frozen (numb and depressed).
Are you too stressed to even be in touch with yourself? Too worried and tense, having a hard time to relax? Are you avoiding people and their expectations (and judgments) because you're tired and feel you don't have much to give at the moment? Stress feels like having a super sensitive burglar alarm ringing loudly throughout the mind and body. It confuses our thoughts. We are unable to see facts or future clearly. Our creativity is blocked or showing up as destructive energy. The body is in fight (frustration and anger) or flight (anxiety and overload) or worse - feeling frozen (numb and depressed).
(510) 369-1934 View (510) 369-1934
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Meashline Titus
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Berkeley, CA 94703  (Online Only)
To live in America in 2022 is to experience some sort of emotional stress and overwhelm. In the age of information, we are exposed to trauma on a daily basis. The messaging that the world gives us is "do more" and "work harder". We rarely are encouraged to prioritize ourselves, create and enforce healthy boundaries and make time for the things in our lives that bring us peace. If you've been "grinding" and you are now looking up and asking yourself "what is this all for if I'm not enjoying my life", then you are in the right place. I can support you in doing the work it takes to achieve your peace!
To live in America in 2022 is to experience some sort of emotional stress and overwhelm. In the age of information, we are exposed to trauma on a daily basis. The messaging that the world gives us is "do more" and "work harder". We rarely are encouraged to prioritize ourselves, create and enforce healthy boundaries and make time for the things in our lives that bring us peace. If you've been "grinding" and you are now looking up and asking yourself "what is this all for if I'm not enjoying my life", then you are in the right place. I can support you in doing the work it takes to achieve your peace!
(510) 454-8831 View (510) 454-8831
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Ilia Mirkin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Berkeley, CA 94703  (Online Only)
Are you feeling lost on how to support your family? Perhaps you're watching your child struggle with anxiety, isolation, or risky behaviors, and it feels like every conversation just widens the gap between you. You might be navigating the aftermath of a divorce or a significant loss, wondering how to guide your family through these uncharted waters. You're not alone. Using my extensive training in family psychotherapy and my experience as an immigrant and a partner in a multi-cultural family, we will address your family's unique needs. I provide services in Spanish, Portuguese and welcome all types of families in my practice.
Are you feeling lost on how to support your family? Perhaps you're watching your child struggle with anxiety, isolation, or risky behaviors, and it feels like every conversation just widens the gap between you. You might be navigating the aftermath of a divorce or a significant loss, wondering how to guide your family through these uncharted waters. You're not alone. Using my extensive training in family psychotherapy and my experience as an immigrant and a partner in a multi-cultural family, we will address your family's unique needs. I provide services in Spanish, Portuguese and welcome all types of families in my practice.
(510) 674-1012 View (510) 674-1012
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Sasha Wright
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Berkeley, CA 94703
We were born to connect with ourselves and others, to be alive in our bodies and awake in the world, and to anchor into a sense of purpose. Painful experiences and negative patterns can disconnect us from our innate ability to full-heartedly live life. When you are stuck, dissatisfied in relationship, challenged by life transition, constrained by depression or anxiety, unable to heal from trauma, or simply feeling called to step more fully into your best self, therapy can be a powerful ally. I offer tools you can use to reconnect with your own power, resilience, and wholeness.
We were born to connect with ourselves and others, to be alive in our bodies and awake in the world, and to anchor into a sense of purpose. Painful experiences and negative patterns can disconnect us from our innate ability to full-heartedly live life. When you are stuck, dissatisfied in relationship, challenged by life transition, constrained by depression or anxiety, unable to heal from trauma, or simply feeling called to step more fully into your best self, therapy can be a powerful ally. I offer tools you can use to reconnect with your own power, resilience, and wholeness.
(510) 306-7137 View (510) 306-7137
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Olivia Miller
Associate Clinical Social Worker, ACSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Berkeley, CA 94703  (Online Only)
On our therapy journey together, I will guide you through a collaborative process that helps you explore the difficult questions present in your life. How can I quiet my constant inner critic? How can I feel less overwhelmed? How do I accept myself for who I am if there are things about myself I don’t like? Sitting with questions such as these, we will ground into their root causes to help you find relief from emotional pain, gain clarity on your issues, and develop coping skills to move forward. I take an eclectic, interconnected, and social justice-informed approach that meets you in the unique place you’re in.
On our therapy journey together, I will guide you through a collaborative process that helps you explore the difficult questions present in your life. How can I quiet my constant inner critic? How can I feel less overwhelmed? How do I accept myself for who I am if there are things about myself I don’t like? Sitting with questions such as these, we will ground into their root causes to help you find relief from emotional pain, gain clarity on your issues, and develop coping skills to move forward. I take an eclectic, interconnected, and social justice-informed approach that meets you in the unique place you’re in.
(323) 310-0412 View (323) 310-0412
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Gwendolyn E Nelson-Terry
Marriage & Family Therapist, MEd, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
26 Endorsed
Berkeley, CA 94703
You just want to feel happy, to wake up and to actually feel excited about your day. You can't remember the last time you didn't feel stressed or rushed. You miss the old you, the you that used to smile, play with the kids, have fun with your partner. Imagine what it would feel like to slow down just a bit, to feel less stressed. Imagine what it would be like to feel calm, happy, and confident as you went through you day. Imagine what could change if you were able to start feeling good again.
You just want to feel happy, to wake up and to actually feel excited about your day. You can't remember the last time you didn't feel stressed or rushed. You miss the old you, the you that used to smile, play with the kids, have fun with your partner. Imagine what it would feel like to slow down just a bit, to feel less stressed. Imagine what it would be like to feel calm, happy, and confident as you went through you day. Imagine what could change if you were able to start feeling good again.
(619) 375-1038 View (619) 375-1038
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Scott Gordon
Registered Psychological Associate, MA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Berkeley, CA 94703
My approach as a relational and somatic therapist is to create a collaborative space to explore your relationship with yourself, others, and the world. We will unearth unconscious beliefs and patterns to help you live a more connected and fulfilling life. Our work together will, hopefully, help you relieve suffering, foster growth, and develop insight in all dimensions of your life.
My approach as a relational and somatic therapist is to create a collaborative space to explore your relationship with yourself, others, and the world. We will unearth unconscious beliefs and patterns to help you live a more connected and fulfilling life. Our work together will, hopefully, help you relieve suffering, foster growth, and develop insight in all dimensions of your life.
(415) 965-3599 View (415) 965-3599
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Norma Lee Myers
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Berkeley, CA 94703
Not accepting new clients
There are usually two types of reasons people come into therapy. One is that find themselves making the same mistakes over and over again and they want to do something different, but are just not sure how. The other is that they have been carrying around a deep pain in their life that they want to resolve. Often these things are connected. This is why I work with you on two levels. I help you change the current unwanted behavior, while also helping you resolve issues from your past that may be effecting your reactions.
There are usually two types of reasons people come into therapy. One is that find themselves making the same mistakes over and over again and they want to do something different, but are just not sure how. The other is that they have been carrying around a deep pain in their life that they want to resolve. Often these things are connected. This is why I work with you on two levels. I help you change the current unwanted behavior, while also helping you resolve issues from your past that may be effecting your reactions.
(510) 878-4296 View (510) 878-4296
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David Thanos Heliotis
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
Berkeley, CA 94703
I believe great therapy is all about us finding a strong connection together. As your therapist, it’s my goal to co-create an environment where we can be direct and real with one another, and where we can use concrete tools—like mindfulness and body awareness—to talk about what’s happening between us. Like two musicians playing a duet, therapy works best when we’re deeply in sync. I’m really responding to you, and you’re going to feel that.
I believe great therapy is all about us finding a strong connection together. As your therapist, it’s my goal to co-create an environment where we can be direct and real with one another, and where we can use concrete tools—like mindfulness and body awareness—to talk about what’s happening between us. Like two musicians playing a duet, therapy works best when we’re deeply in sync. I’m really responding to you, and you’re going to feel that.
(510) 907-6504 View (510) 907-6504
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Neda Ehya
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Berkeley, CA 94703  (Online Only)
My therapy style is down to earth, warm, inviting and active. I believe therapy is most effective when it is a collaborative process between the client and the therapist. We will work together to explore, reflect and identify areas in which insight and change are needed to achieve your goals. In sessions, I openly share my thoughts and my perspective as a guiding force but respect and believe that you are the leader in the room. I provide therapy as a transformative experience or a space to just let go, it can be whatever you need it to be, as long as the purpose of this space is for you to heal and find more joy in your life.
My therapy style is down to earth, warm, inviting and active. I believe therapy is most effective when it is a collaborative process between the client and the therapist. We will work together to explore, reflect and identify areas in which insight and change are needed to achieve your goals. In sessions, I openly share my thoughts and my perspective as a guiding force but respect and believe that you are the leader in the room. I provide therapy as a transformative experience or a space to just let go, it can be whatever you need it to be, as long as the purpose of this space is for you to heal and find more joy in your life.
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Barbara Hart
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Berkeley, CA 94703
I have over 20 years of experience with a individuals, couples and families. I also have a background in chemical dependency and codependency.
I have over 20 years of experience with a individuals, couples and families. I also have a background in chemical dependency and codependency.
(510) 240-1838 View (510) 240-1838

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 94703

100+

Average cost per session

$180

Therapists in 94703 who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
90% Depression
80% Relationship Issues
76% Grief
76% Self Esteem
75% Trauma and PTSD
72% Stress

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

71% Aetna
53% MHN | Health Net
53% Anthem | Elevance

How Therapists in 94703 see their clients

53% In Person and Online
47% Online Only

Gender breakdown

83% Female
16% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 94703?

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.