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Mary Thomas
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Richmond, CA 94804
Are you or a loved one struggling with ADHD? Wondering if you have ADHD? I have been supporting individuals and families with ADHD for 20 years, using a combination of ADHD coaching and therapy. You can turn struggle into fulfillment by learning about your ADHD type, and developing new skills and ADHD friendly habits. As well as healing the pain that comes from experiencing anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, shame and overwhelm. I know how much frustration there is living with ADHD and how little control you may feel right now. There is hope. Call me and let's talk about how I can help. It's your time to thrive!
Are you or a loved one struggling with ADHD? Wondering if you have ADHD? I have been supporting individuals and families with ADHD for 20 years, using a combination of ADHD coaching and therapy. You can turn struggle into fulfillment by learning about your ADHD type, and developing new skills and ADHD friendly habits. As well as healing the pain that comes from experiencing anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, shame and overwhelm. I know how much frustration there is living with ADHD and how little control you may feel right now. There is hope. Call me and let's talk about how I can help. It's your time to thrive!
(510) 986-4742 View (510) 986-4742
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Gayle Peterson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PhD
Verified Verified
Richmond, CA 94804
Life transitions, such as childbirth, parenting, divorce, and stepfamilies can be challenging. I have 30 years experience applying an integrative approach based on family systems research, psycho-dynamic psychotherapy, and hypnosis. I am a pioneer in perinatal psychology. www.Petersonchildbirthmethod.com describes my work with women and their partners preparing for birth and motherhood for the first time, or after previous loss or birth trauma. I also treat individuals for depression and anxiety and am skilled as a life coach.
Life transitions, such as childbirth, parenting, divorce, and stepfamilies can be challenging. I have 30 years experience applying an integrative approach based on family systems research, psycho-dynamic psychotherapy, and hypnosis. I am a pioneer in perinatal psychology. www.Petersonchildbirthmethod.com describes my work with women and their partners preparing for birth and motherhood for the first time, or after previous loss or birth trauma. I also treat individuals for depression and anxiety and am skilled as a life coach.
(510) 640-8923 View (510) 640-8923
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Krystal Fortner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Richmond, CA 94804
Embarking on a journey of healing requires courage, and I commend you for taking the first step. Your presence here is a testament to your readiness for change. Together, we will create a tailored roadmap to guide you towards reclaiming your life, rebuilding relationships, and fostering a profound connection with yourself. Welcome. I’m glad you’re here.
Embarking on a journey of healing requires courage, and I commend you for taking the first step. Your presence here is a testament to your readiness for change. Together, we will create a tailored roadmap to guide you towards reclaiming your life, rebuilding relationships, and fostering a profound connection with yourself. Welcome. I’m glad you’re here.
(510) 983-8338 View (510) 983-8338
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Liz Abrams
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Richmond, CA 94804
Stress and trauma can take many forms. Sometimes we survive an event such as a car accident, wildfire, assault, or military-related event. Or we may notice chronic struggles with trusting others and ourselves, and feeling stressed and unsatisfied in our relationships. The experience of trauma can significantly impact how we change or grow in each present moment, how we connect and separate from others, and how we experiment, take risks, and resource our creativity. Let's co-create a therapy relationship that works to support the development of loving relationships with self and others.
Stress and trauma can take many forms. Sometimes we survive an event such as a car accident, wildfire, assault, or military-related event. Or we may notice chronic struggles with trusting others and ourselves, and feeling stressed and unsatisfied in our relationships. The experience of trauma can significantly impact how we change or grow in each present moment, how we connect and separate from others, and how we experiment, take risks, and resource our creativity. Let's co-create a therapy relationship that works to support the development of loving relationships with self and others.
(510) 851-8667 View (510) 851-8667
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Aaron Rohrer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Richmond, CA 94804  (Online Only)
Tired of therapists making assumptions about you? Judging you for your substance use or other life choices? You are in the right place! These sessions are for you - and need to cater to your unique circumstances, history, and the journey you have taken thus far. I specialize in supporting people who are seeking to address their relationship with substances, progressing with personal or professional goals, improving relationships with their family or friends, managing life transitions, and recovering from depression, anxiety, or burn out.
Tired of therapists making assumptions about you? Judging you for your substance use or other life choices? You are in the right place! These sessions are for you - and need to cater to your unique circumstances, history, and the journey you have taken thus far. I specialize in supporting people who are seeking to address their relationship with substances, progressing with personal or professional goals, improving relationships with their family or friends, managing life transitions, and recovering from depression, anxiety, or burn out.
(510) 369-2678 View (510) 369-2678
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Shawn Sinclair
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Richmond, CA 94804
Dedicating much of my clinical work to helping adolescents, young adults, adults, and families, I have experience providing individual therapy for all ages and groups, including pre-marital work. I assist clients coping with stress, anxiety, depression, abuse, trauma, marital and relationship issues, loss, eating disorders, oppositional behavior, life-skills work, adoptions/foster care, parenting issues, sexual identification struggles, and any life changes. I am passionate about helping my clients turn difficult experiences into opportunities for growth. I understand that stressful situations can be overwhelming.
Dedicating much of my clinical work to helping adolescents, young adults, adults, and families, I have experience providing individual therapy for all ages and groups, including pre-marital work. I assist clients coping with stress, anxiety, depression, abuse, trauma, marital and relationship issues, loss, eating disorders, oppositional behavior, life-skills work, adoptions/foster care, parenting issues, sexual identification struggles, and any life changes. I am passionate about helping my clients turn difficult experiences into opportunities for growth. I understand that stressful situations can be overwhelming.
(510) 621-6641 View (510) 621-6641
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Bonnie Hegna
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Richmond, CA 94804
Hi, my name is Bonnie Hegna Licensed Marriage Family Therapist 143978. My approach to therapy is an eclectic approach short term. My focus of practice has been grief and loss, self-inflicted violent behavior, ADHD, Anger Management, Anxiety, Marriage Counseling, Behavioral issues, Divorce, Child Abuse, and Foster Youth as well as Victims of Crime. I am most comfortable working with children 5 to 10 and adults. I work well with behavioral issues, grief and loss, self-inflicted violent behavior, victims of crime, child abuse, divorce, ADHD, school issues, job issues, conflicts, and life changes.
Hi, my name is Bonnie Hegna Licensed Marriage Family Therapist 143978. My approach to therapy is an eclectic approach short term. My focus of practice has been grief and loss, self-inflicted violent behavior, ADHD, Anger Management, Anxiety, Marriage Counseling, Behavioral issues, Divorce, Child Abuse, and Foster Youth as well as Victims of Crime. I am most comfortable working with children 5 to 10 and adults. I work well with behavioral issues, grief and loss, self-inflicted violent behavior, victims of crime, child abuse, divorce, ADHD, school issues, job issues, conflicts, and life changes.
(510) 422-0092 View (510) 422-0092
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Audrey Ramos
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Richmond, CA 94804
My name is Audrey Ramos and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of California. My approach is Strength Based, but also challenging. I am skilled in Seeking Safety, CBT techniques, Solution Focused and Motivational Interviewing. I enjoy establishing rapport with my clients and building on working, trusting, supportive environment to help my clients heal and grow. I practice reflective listening and help client's process difficult emotions to help them build empathy for themselves to move toward a place of progress, growth and an increase in overall functioning.
My name is Audrey Ramos and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of California. My approach is Strength Based, but also challenging. I am skilled in Seeking Safety, CBT techniques, Solution Focused and Motivational Interviewing. I enjoy establishing rapport with my clients and building on working, trusting, supportive environment to help my clients heal and grow. I practice reflective listening and help client's process difficult emotions to help them build empathy for themselves to move toward a place of progress, growth and an increase in overall functioning.
(510) 851-8730 View (510) 851-8730
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Natalia Luna
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Richmond, CA 94804
Hello, my name is Natalia Luna, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, (LCSW858979). My approach to treatment is client-centered and collaborative. I try to break complex things down into palatable and digestible material and work with you on your personal goals, reach and express new potential. One of the most profound things that I have learned while being a therapist, is that we are a lot more similar than we believe. We all struggle in different capacities, and we can learn, grow, and help one another. I believe therapy is about treating individuals on an energetic level.
Hello, my name is Natalia Luna, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, (LCSW858979). My approach to treatment is client-centered and collaborative. I try to break complex things down into palatable and digestible material and work with you on your personal goals, reach and express new potential. One of the most profound things that I have learned while being a therapist, is that we are a lot more similar than we believe. We all struggle in different capacities, and we can learn, grow, and help one another. I believe therapy is about treating individuals on an energetic level.
(510) 319-2945 View (510) 319-2945
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Amanda Hartrey
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Richmond, CA 94804  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Making the decision to work with a therapist is a big deal. It takes courage to allow someone to see your vulnerabilities. You may be dealing with a crisis, loss or life transition. You may be feeling stuck, anxious, stressed, angry, depressed, grief-stricken or some combination of these. I will meet you with warmth, compassion, curiosity and will actively engage with you as you unfold these layers that are complicating your life. I believe you possess an inherent strength that has gotten you this far in life. Let me help bolster this strength that you might have forgotten about.
Making the decision to work with a therapist is a big deal. It takes courage to allow someone to see your vulnerabilities. You may be dealing with a crisis, loss or life transition. You may be feeling stuck, anxious, stressed, angry, depressed, grief-stricken or some combination of these. I will meet you with warmth, compassion, curiosity and will actively engage with you as you unfold these layers that are complicating your life. I believe you possess an inherent strength that has gotten you this far in life. Let me help bolster this strength that you might have forgotten about.
(510) 735-8375 View (510) 735-8375
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Lucinda Guarino
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Richmond, CA 94804
Hi, there, I'm Lucinda! My name is Lucinda Guarino, and I'm a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) based in Southern California and working with clients statewide via telehealth. I work with women and men ages 14 and over and specialize in anxiety, life transitions, and emotional challenges. I use Humanistic/Existential Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to help my clients progress and start feeling better. I'm also happy to work with clients who desire to meet with someone from a faith-based, Christian perspective.
Hi, there, I'm Lucinda! My name is Lucinda Guarino, and I'm a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) based in Southern California and working with clients statewide via telehealth. I work with women and men ages 14 and over and specialize in anxiety, life transitions, and emotional challenges. I use Humanistic/Existential Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to help my clients progress and start feeling better. I'm also happy to work with clients who desire to meet with someone from a faith-based, Christian perspective.
(510) 466-1028 View (510) 466-1028
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Kay Guyer
Counselor
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Richmond, CA 94804
I am Kay Guyer, and I’m a queer and genderqueer liberation-focused art therapist. I provide art therapy in a beautiful art studio in the bay area and online. I specialize in working with queer and trans teens and adults who want to increase their sense of rootedness and agency in order to live vibrantly.
I am Kay Guyer, and I’m a queer and genderqueer liberation-focused art therapist. I provide art therapy in a beautiful art studio in the bay area and online. I specialize in working with queer and trans teens and adults who want to increase their sense of rootedness and agency in order to live vibrantly.
(415) 532-8762 View (415) 532-8762
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Mindful Phoenix Therapy - Serina Harris, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Richmond, CA 94804  (Online Only)
Are you searching for a provider with warmth, compassion, and proven experience to help you with the challenges you face? Hi, I am Serina Harris. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 17 years of experience proudly serving teens, young adults and families in the San Francisco Bay Area. As an Integrative and DBT Informed therapist, I provide a supportive and nurturing environment for my clients to address their individual needs. Whether it's navigating the many challenges of adolescence, managing the complexities of new adult life, or fostering healthy family relationships and communication, I am here to help.
Are you searching for a provider with warmth, compassion, and proven experience to help you with the challenges you face? Hi, I am Serina Harris. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 17 years of experience proudly serving teens, young adults and families in the San Francisco Bay Area. As an Integrative and DBT Informed therapist, I provide a supportive and nurturing environment for my clients to address their individual needs. Whether it's navigating the many challenges of adolescence, managing the complexities of new adult life, or fostering healthy family relationships and communication, I am here to help.
(510) 621-7167 View (510) 621-7167
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Leah Platoni
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Richmond, CA 94804
Not accepting new clients
I am glad you found your way here! From our first contact, I focus on creating safety and trust in a therapeutic relationship. We need non-judgmental space to build insight into ourselves- our habits and patterns- and make desirable changes. The goals are honorable- to improve our relationships (with ourselves and with others) and to flourish more in our lives, finding more fulfillment on our journeys. I will be there, with compassion and curiosity, helping uncover how deeper memories, beliefs, and feelings shape your current relationship dynamics, way of moving through life, and perceptions of the world.
I am glad you found your way here! From our first contact, I focus on creating safety and trust in a therapeutic relationship. We need non-judgmental space to build insight into ourselves- our habits and patterns- and make desirable changes. The goals are honorable- to improve our relationships (with ourselves and with others) and to flourish more in our lives, finding more fulfillment on our journeys. I will be there, with compassion and curiosity, helping uncover how deeper memories, beliefs, and feelings shape your current relationship dynamics, way of moving through life, and perceptions of the world.
(510) 939-9268 View (510) 939-9268
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Victoria Mycue
Psychologist, PsyD, LMFT, ATR-BC
Verified Verified
Richmond, CA 94804
Not accepting new clients
If we are lucky we grow and learn all our lives. This in turn expands our consciousness and creates a resilient vibrant living spirit. When you begin to address and improve your relationship with your Self, you begin to make shifts that can improve your relationships, your work, and your financial success. I will use creativity, directive exercises, and seek your authentic embodied voice in our work together. I am clinically skilled w/ almost 30 yrs of experience. I am responsible, ethical, engaging and imaginative.
If we are lucky we grow and learn all our lives. This in turn expands our consciousness and creates a resilient vibrant living spirit. When you begin to address and improve your relationship with your Self, you begin to make shifts that can improve your relationships, your work, and your financial success. I will use creativity, directive exercises, and seek your authentic embodied voice in our work together. I am clinically skilled w/ almost 30 yrs of experience. I am responsible, ethical, engaging and imaginative.
(510) 953-4801 View (510) 953-4801
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Randa Saleh
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Richmond, CA 94804
My name is Randa Saleh, and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist located in Southern California and working with clients statewide via telehealth. I work with clients of all ages and different walks of life. My focus areas of practice are trauma, depression, anxiety, stress, family conflicts, and personal life transitions. I have found that my style and approach are a good fit for individuals of all ages. I consider their age, cultural upbringing, diagnosis, and what they want to work on in therapy. I typically work with adults.
My name is Randa Saleh, and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist located in Southern California and working with clients statewide via telehealth. I work with clients of all ages and different walks of life. My focus areas of practice are trauma, depression, anxiety, stress, family conflicts, and personal life transitions. I have found that my style and approach are a good fit for individuals of all ages. I consider their age, cultural upbringing, diagnosis, and what they want to work on in therapy. I typically work with adults.
(951) 944-0171 View (951) 944-0171
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Jeffrey Sloan
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, AMFT
Verified Verified
Richmond, CA 94804
In today’s world, we are surrounded by stressors at every level—personal, community, national and global. There’s no doubt that when there is so much chaos in the world and our lives it can feel like we are out of control. We may feel “stuck” perhaps with unbearable sadness, grief, overwhelm or worry that have ripple effects in our daily lives including work, school, family, and relationships. Talking to loved ones can be helpful, but sometimes we’d rather talk to someone who is impartial. Our work will focus on creating a space where you feel heard, understood, cared for, and accepted as you are.
In today’s world, we are surrounded by stressors at every level—personal, community, national and global. There’s no doubt that when there is so much chaos in the world and our lives it can feel like we are out of control. We may feel “stuck” perhaps with unbearable sadness, grief, overwhelm or worry that have ripple effects in our daily lives including work, school, family, and relationships. Talking to loved ones can be helpful, but sometimes we’d rather talk to someone who is impartial. Our work will focus on creating a space where you feel heard, understood, cared for, and accepted as you are.
(510) 412-9200 View (510) 412-9200
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Briana Yedalian
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Richmond, CA 94804
Hi there, my name is Briana Yedalian, I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT 137449). It is essential that clients get personalized suggestions based on around your needs. This is a collaborative relationship made up of honesty, authenticity and open-mindedness. As a modern clinician, my approach is eclectic. I use a variety of tools and orientations that work for you, not the other way around.
Hi there, my name is Briana Yedalian, I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT 137449). It is essential that clients get personalized suggestions based on around your needs. This is a collaborative relationship made up of honesty, authenticity and open-mindedness. As a modern clinician, my approach is eclectic. I use a variety of tools and orientations that work for you, not the other way around.
(562) 539-4371 View (562) 539-4371
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Catherine Nelson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Richmond, CA 94804
My name is Catherine Nelson, and I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I listen with my heart and mind. I enjoy helping clients with depression, anxiety, PTSD, and relationship issues. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to address symptoms and Psychodynamic Therapy to address the causes. I work with clients who have anxiety, depression, PTSD, relationship issues including their relationship with food. I feel comfortable treating individual adults including older adults and their caregivers. I also work with couples.
My name is Catherine Nelson, and I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I listen with my heart and mind. I enjoy helping clients with depression, anxiety, PTSD, and relationship issues. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to address symptoms and Psychodynamic Therapy to address the causes. I work with clients who have anxiety, depression, PTSD, relationship issues including their relationship with food. I feel comfortable treating individual adults including older adults and their caregivers. I also work with couples.
(951) 476-2279 View (951) 476-2279
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Ajay Deven Dave
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified Verified
Richmond, CA 94804
I use my extensive somatic training to help my clients build more capacity to be with and understand their feelings so that they can be in charge of their lives instead of their feelings pushing them around. I help clients with issues ranging from social anxiety, relationship challenges, depression, sleep issues, chronic pain, navigating difficult family and work environments, finding and focusing on their passion in life, and dealing with the traumatic state of the world.
I use my extensive somatic training to help my clients build more capacity to be with and understand their feelings so that they can be in charge of their lives instead of their feelings pushing them around. I help clients with issues ranging from social anxiety, relationship challenges, depression, sleep issues, chronic pain, navigating difficult family and work environments, finding and focusing on their passion in life, and dealing with the traumatic state of the world.
(510) 255-5910 View (510) 255-5910

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 94804

40+

Average cost per session

$175

Therapists in 94804 who prioritize treating:

91% Depression
91% Anxiety
77% Coping Skills
77% Self Esteem
74% Grief
72% Relationship Issues
63% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

15 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

90% Aetna
87% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
87% UMR

How Therapists in 94804 see their clients

87% In Person and Online
13% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
20% Male
2% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 94804?

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.