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Melissa Cerda
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Rafael, CA 94901
I am a licensed clinical social worker who is eager to work with individuals of any background who are seeking to grow and heal. As a first-generation Latina, I understand the challenges of navigating all new beginnings. My background in social work allows me to provide a holistic approach and treat the whole person. The therapeutic modalities that I use most with clients include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Solution Focused Therapy.
I am a licensed clinical social worker who is eager to work with individuals of any background who are seeking to grow and heal. As a first-generation Latina, I understand the challenges of navigating all new beginnings. My background in social work allows me to provide a holistic approach and treat the whole person. The therapeutic modalities that I use most with clients include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Solution Focused Therapy.
(415) 936-1932 View (415) 936-1932
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Jasmine Flanigan
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Rafael, CA 94901
I love to help individuals, couples and parents thrive in their life/ lives together. I use an attachment based model that helps my clients experience their strengths individually and as a couple. Together, from this place grounded in your resilience, we will work with your challenges. Trauma, attachment woundings, communication issues, addiction, as well as avoidance of feelings and intimacy can block us from living the full, healthy lives we long for. I have already helped many clients find another way. I believe you can too and we can find it together.
I love to help individuals, couples and parents thrive in their life/ lives together. I use an attachment based model that helps my clients experience their strengths individually and as a couple. Together, from this place grounded in your resilience, we will work with your challenges. Trauma, attachment woundings, communication issues, addiction, as well as avoidance of feelings and intimacy can block us from living the full, healthy lives we long for. I have already helped many clients find another way. I believe you can too and we can find it together.
(415) 917-1213 View (415) 917-1213
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Amy Biesemeyer
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Rafael, CA 94901
Is it hard for you to really value and love yourself, creating difficulties in your relationships or career? Are you overwhelmed and at the mercy of your thoughts and feelings? I will partner with you to address issues such as these and what is most important to you, with respect, compassion and insight. You can develop a greater ability to be in the present moment - where life happens. You can improve your relationships, your confidence to face challenges and your ability to make decisions. My greatest intention is to empower you to love and live your truest self!
Is it hard for you to really value and love yourself, creating difficulties in your relationships or career? Are you overwhelmed and at the mercy of your thoughts and feelings? I will partner with you to address issues such as these and what is most important to you, with respect, compassion and insight. You can develop a greater ability to be in the present moment - where life happens. You can improve your relationships, your confidence to face challenges and your ability to make decisions. My greatest intention is to empower you to love and live your truest self!
(514) 400-9341 View (514) 400-9341
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Wendy Brown
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
San Rafael, CA 94901  (Online Only)
We heal and grow best in relationships that support the hard work of self-knowledge and self-growth. In my practice, open dialogue is important. Our curiosity will help you explore and know yourself better. What we carry forward from past relationships affects both ourselves and our loved ones in the present. Coming to know and understand what is going on can help shift things for you. If you are looking inward and working on yourself, you can make bigger gains doing it with someone who has the training and experience to facilitate an experience within you through dialogue.
We heal and grow best in relationships that support the hard work of self-knowledge and self-growth. In my practice, open dialogue is important. Our curiosity will help you explore and know yourself better. What we carry forward from past relationships affects both ourselves and our loved ones in the present. Coming to know and understand what is going on can help shift things for you. If you are looking inward and working on yourself, you can make bigger gains doing it with someone who has the training and experience to facilitate an experience within you through dialogue.
(415) 787-2981 View (415) 787-2981
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Jennifer Parlette
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
San Rafael, CA 94901
People come to therapy for all sorts of reasons: Relief from sadness or anxiety, to break patterns that cause pain, to get clarity when you just don't know why life feels like an uphill battle or to simply get an "emotional tune-up." With compassion, emotional safety, and a clear, candid therapeutic style, I help people work through life's challenges using effective, evidence-based treatments that target the underlying causes for painful feelings. I believe healing happens holistically; Mind-Body-Spirit are aligned when people feel "right" within themselves.
People come to therapy for all sorts of reasons: Relief from sadness or anxiety, to break patterns that cause pain, to get clarity when you just don't know why life feels like an uphill battle or to simply get an "emotional tune-up." With compassion, emotional safety, and a clear, candid therapeutic style, I help people work through life's challenges using effective, evidence-based treatments that target the underlying causes for painful feelings. I believe healing happens holistically; Mind-Body-Spirit are aligned when people feel "right" within themselves.
(415) 843-6603 View (415) 843-6603
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Maurice C. Taylor
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Rafael, CA 94901
I assume you're here because you're struggling in some way, and that whatever you've been doing in your life to deal with your pain simply isn't working any longer. So you've hit a kind of impasse, and you're unable to work around the pain, manage it, ignore it. My clients usually find me through some kind of loss--a divorce or relationship upset, an illness or other transitional experience--often accompanied by difficult feelings and behaviors. Taken together, the result is a crisis of meaning and a radical disruption of the status quo of their lives.
I assume you're here because you're struggling in some way, and that whatever you've been doing in your life to deal with your pain simply isn't working any longer. So you've hit a kind of impasse, and you're unable to work around the pain, manage it, ignore it. My clients usually find me through some kind of loss--a divorce or relationship upset, an illness or other transitional experience--often accompanied by difficult feelings and behaviors. Taken together, the result is a crisis of meaning and a radical disruption of the status quo of their lives.
(628) 600-2969 View (628) 600-2969
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Molly Schmidt
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Rafael, CA 94901
Embarking on the journey of self-discovery can be both complex and daunting. I'm here to provide unwavering support, nurturing care, and insightful guidance as you navigate the challenges on your path. Consider me your trusted co-pilot throughout this healing expedition; witnessing every milestone and transformation along the way. Together, we'll delve into past experiences, relationships, and core beliefs to better understand how you got here. With patience and compassion, we'll uncover the profound depths of your being, paving the way for your most authentic self to emerge.
Embarking on the journey of self-discovery can be both complex and daunting. I'm here to provide unwavering support, nurturing care, and insightful guidance as you navigate the challenges on your path. Consider me your trusted co-pilot throughout this healing expedition; witnessing every milestone and transformation along the way. Together, we'll delve into past experiences, relationships, and core beliefs to better understand how you got here. With patience and compassion, we'll uncover the profound depths of your being, paving the way for your most authentic self to emerge.
(415) 423-2268 View (415) 423-2268
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David Noble Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Rafael, CA 94901
I specialize in working with adolescent males who are experiencing externalizing behaviors (e.g. oppositional defiance, aggression, truancy, delinquency, etc.). In addition, I have extensive experience working with families struggling with attachment, attunement, and communication issues. I also work with couples dealing with relational problems and life transitions.
I specialize in working with adolescent males who are experiencing externalizing behaviors (e.g. oppositional defiance, aggression, truancy, delinquency, etc.). In addition, I have extensive experience working with families struggling with attachment, attunement, and communication issues. I also work with couples dealing with relational problems and life transitions.
(415) 851-2360 View (415) 851-2360
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Karen Shay
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
San Rafael, CA 94901
My style is collaborative, engaged and supportive. I will work with you to overcome depression, anxiety, substance abuse or relationship issues that are holding you back from leading a more fulfilling life. In individual work we will explore your past experiences and family of origin that may have brought you to hold on to many negative unconscious beliefs and behaviors that are leaving you unhappy or unsuccessful in both your work and intimate relationships. In couples work we will work to dismantle destructive communication patterns, learn new ways of reaching toward your partner and increase levels of true intimacy.
My style is collaborative, engaged and supportive. I will work with you to overcome depression, anxiety, substance abuse or relationship issues that are holding you back from leading a more fulfilling life. In individual work we will explore your past experiences and family of origin that may have brought you to hold on to many negative unconscious beliefs and behaviors that are leaving you unhappy or unsuccessful in both your work and intimate relationships. In couples work we will work to dismantle destructive communication patterns, learn new ways of reaching toward your partner and increase levels of true intimacy.
(415) 259-9669 View (415) 259-9669
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David Talamo
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CHT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
San Rafael, CA 94901
I can help you feel good again in your life. You may have tried therapy before or talking with friends and family. But the real, tangible changes that you want haven't happened. I can help you create meaningful, lasting change by guiding you through experiential therapy that reformulates you in body, mind, soul and spirit. I specialize in working with: Pre-teens, teens and young adults; Families and Parenting- including acting out behaviors, conflicts with teens, discipline, substance abuse, etc.; Men's issues- including relationships, connecting with or managing emotions, career issues and life transitions
I can help you feel good again in your life. You may have tried therapy before or talking with friends and family. But the real, tangible changes that you want haven't happened. I can help you create meaningful, lasting change by guiding you through experiential therapy that reformulates you in body, mind, soul and spirit. I specialize in working with: Pre-teens, teens and young adults; Families and Parenting- including acting out behaviors, conflicts with teens, discipline, substance abuse, etc.; Men's issues- including relationships, connecting with or managing emotions, career issues and life transitions
(415) 347-8803 View (415) 347-8803
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Ryan Dunnigan
Psychologist, PsyD, MBA, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Rafael, CA 94901
I am a Public Safety, Police, and Clinical Psychologist in the Bay Area and I specialize in providing Pre-employment Psychological Evaluations for police, law enforcement officers, military personnel, firefighters, and dispatchers. I also conduct: Secondary Pre-Employment Psychological Evaluations for applicants who are interested in contesting Disqualification Letters (based on the results of their initial psychological testing); Annual Psychological Re-certifications; Promotional Evaluations; and Fitness-for-Duty Evaluations for Law Enforcement Officers, Military Personnel, Custody Personnel, Emergency Dispatchers, & Firefighters.
I am a Public Safety, Police, and Clinical Psychologist in the Bay Area and I specialize in providing Pre-employment Psychological Evaluations for police, law enforcement officers, military personnel, firefighters, and dispatchers. I also conduct: Secondary Pre-Employment Psychological Evaluations for applicants who are interested in contesting Disqualification Letters (based on the results of their initial psychological testing); Annual Psychological Re-certifications; Promotional Evaluations; and Fitness-for-Duty Evaluations for Law Enforcement Officers, Military Personnel, Custody Personnel, Emergency Dispatchers, & Firefighters.
(415) 870-3867 View (415) 870-3867
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Jim Morein
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Rafael, CA 94901
Not accepting new clients
Life has its measure of joys and sorrows. In our modern society, it’s all too easy for the ‘sorrows’—stress and unhappiness—to outweigh the ‘joys’ in our lives. Maybe it’s our situation at home or an unfulfilling relationship. Perhaps our health took a downward turn or we lost our sense of purpose in a meaningless job. Life can place mountains in our path and our old ways of coping often stop working. But no matter how lost we feel in the bramble, we are capable of untangling ourselves and finding our way back to the light—to peace.
Life has its measure of joys and sorrows. In our modern society, it’s all too easy for the ‘sorrows’—stress and unhappiness—to outweigh the ‘joys’ in our lives. Maybe it’s our situation at home or an unfulfilling relationship. Perhaps our health took a downward turn or we lost our sense of purpose in a meaningless job. Life can place mountains in our path and our old ways of coping often stop working. But no matter how lost we feel in the bramble, we are capable of untangling ourselves and finding our way back to the light—to peace.
(415) 704-6082 View (415) 704-6082
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Mariefrance Y Cote
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Rafael, CA 94901
I thoroughly enjoy supporting teens, parents, individuals and couples reach their full sense of being at ease in themselves. I believe in neurodiversity; that each individual is "wired" in their own particular and unique way, and that therapy supports making the best of one's neurology. I assist clients discover their inner wisdom, and engage in exploration of thoughts, emotions, and behaviors that impede, and augment, the creations of harmonious relationships, and full potential. I offer a warm and caring presence, and yet engage dynamically, and authentically.
I thoroughly enjoy supporting teens, parents, individuals and couples reach their full sense of being at ease in themselves. I believe in neurodiversity; that each individual is "wired" in their own particular and unique way, and that therapy supports making the best of one's neurology. I assist clients discover their inner wisdom, and engage in exploration of thoughts, emotions, and behaviors that impede, and augment, the creations of harmonious relationships, and full potential. I offer a warm and caring presence, and yet engage dynamically, and authentically.
(415) 969-5278 View (415) 969-5278
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Tom Thurston
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
San Rafael, CA 94901
I work with my clients to deeply discover and access new resources and potentials of "self at best" both for growth and as ways beyond obstacles. I believe the quality of the relationship between the therapist and client is essential for change. I have over 17 years of spiritual practice which I incorporate using mindfulness, inquiry and dream work.
I work with my clients to deeply discover and access new resources and potentials of "self at best" both for growth and as ways beyond obstacles. I believe the quality of the relationship between the therapist and client is essential for change. I have over 17 years of spiritual practice which I incorporate using mindfulness, inquiry and dream work.
(415) 742-1961 View (415) 742-1961
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Suzanne D Alfandari
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Rafael, CA 94901  (Online Only)
I use Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT/Tapping) and Motivational Interviewing (MI) to respectfully guide you through areas of ambivalence to change. Together, I help you create your next steps for the change you want, leading to greater satisfaction with life. According to medical literature, 80% of all illness comes from mental or emotional stress. While you may not be able to change the source of stress, you can learn to have a healthier relationship with it. Once you learn how to remove limiting beliefs and calm overwhelming emotions, the things you want to do come more easily.
I use Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT/Tapping) and Motivational Interviewing (MI) to respectfully guide you through areas of ambivalence to change. Together, I help you create your next steps for the change you want, leading to greater satisfaction with life. According to medical literature, 80% of all illness comes from mental or emotional stress. While you may not be able to change the source of stress, you can learn to have a healthier relationship with it. Once you learn how to remove limiting beliefs and calm overwhelming emotions, the things you want to do come more easily.
(415) 870-7494 View (415) 870-7494
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Ashley Brady
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Rafael, CA 94901
As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I am passionate about fostering resiliency in my clients which include teens and adults in California (both in person & online) and in New York (online). My primary goal is to meet you where you are at and provide individualized evidenced based treatment. I have experience providing treatment at all levels of psychiatric care and will work with you to determine additional resources/services if needed. I work from a strength based approach, checking in with my clients on efficacy of care and our relationship regularly. Please see my website: www.ashleybradytherapy.com
As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I am passionate about fostering resiliency in my clients which include teens and adults in California (both in person & online) and in New York (online). My primary goal is to meet you where you are at and provide individualized evidenced based treatment. I have experience providing treatment at all levels of psychiatric care and will work with you to determine additional resources/services if needed. I work from a strength based approach, checking in with my clients on efficacy of care and our relationship regularly. Please see my website: www.ashleybradytherapy.com
(415) 873-3901 View (415) 873-3901
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Alyse Clayman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CPC, LICSW
Verified Verified
San Rafael, CA 94901  (Online Only)
I specialize in working with tween/teenagers dealing with issues such as: school/work/social stress, anxiety, depression, emotional regulation, and grief. My primary focus is to establish and maintain a genuine and collaborative relationship toward a more flexible mindset, increased capacity to manage symptoms, and improved self-esteem. Additionally, I work with parents of teens dealing with stress related to parenting. I view my task as collaborating with you to set goals and keep the therapy on track toward meeting these goals.
I specialize in working with tween/teenagers dealing with issues such as: school/work/social stress, anxiety, depression, emotional regulation, and grief. My primary focus is to establish and maintain a genuine and collaborative relationship toward a more flexible mindset, increased capacity to manage symptoms, and improved self-esteem. Additionally, I work with parents of teens dealing with stress related to parenting. I view my task as collaborating with you to set goals and keep the therapy on track toward meeting these goals.
(415) 969-5707 View (415) 969-5707
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Black Minds Matter Psychotherapy Inc.
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, AMFT
Verified Verified
San Rafael, CA 94901  (Online Only)
I specialize in assisting couples to reconnect and thrive after infidelity. Beginning with improving your communication skills, we will explore the vulnerability that allowed the infidelity to occur. There are as many reasons for infidelity as there are people who do it, but there is no excuse to do it. If you want to change your relationship and rebuild it, call me!
I specialize in assisting couples to reconnect and thrive after infidelity. Beginning with improving your communication skills, we will explore the vulnerability that allowed the infidelity to occur. There are as many reasons for infidelity as there are people who do it, but there is no excuse to do it. If you want to change your relationship and rebuild it, call me!
(415) 326-1435 View (415) 326-1435
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Deane Rain Marie
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Rafael, CA 94901  (Online Only)
I work with chronic dieters, binge eating disorder, and poor body image. Your body does not determine your value. However, you're surrounded by a culture that tells you it's YOUR fault. You've dieted until you don't even recognize your relationship with food anymore. You can't hear your body, let alone trust it. Your concept of your body and your relationship with it are damaged. You just know you're not what you're supposed to be, not valuable or acceptable.You're binging one moment and dieting the next. We weren't designed to live this way. I can help! I’ve been there. If you’re tired of the weight cycling, let’s work to end it!
I work with chronic dieters, binge eating disorder, and poor body image. Your body does not determine your value. However, you're surrounded by a culture that tells you it's YOUR fault. You've dieted until you don't even recognize your relationship with food anymore. You can't hear your body, let alone trust it. Your concept of your body and your relationship with it are damaged. You just know you're not what you're supposed to be, not valuable or acceptable.You're binging one moment and dieting the next. We weren't designed to live this way. I can help! I’ve been there. If you’re tired of the weight cycling, let’s work to end it!
(415) 306-8551 View (415) 306-8551
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Maysie Tift
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
San Rafael, CA 94901
Are you Super Loyal? An excellent listener, who perhaps doesn’t share much about yourself? The one everyone leans on for support, advice, money, or favors? Are you the glue in your family, and the one who puts out fires? Many of my clients who identify with these kinds of qualities struggle in characteristic ways. Many are uncomfortable acknowledging their own feelings & desires. They make too many sacrifices to avoid being "selfish". They fear confrontation and the possibility of upsetting or disappointing others. They often get drawn into imbalanced relationships... or worse, toxic ones with selfish or narcissistic people.
Are you Super Loyal? An excellent listener, who perhaps doesn’t share much about yourself? The one everyone leans on for support, advice, money, or favors? Are you the glue in your family, and the one who puts out fires? Many of my clients who identify with these kinds of qualities struggle in characteristic ways. Many are uncomfortable acknowledging their own feelings & desires. They make too many sacrifices to avoid being "selfish". They fear confrontation and the possibility of upsetting or disappointing others. They often get drawn into imbalanced relationships... or worse, toxic ones with selfish or narcissistic people.
(415) 799-9000 View (415) 799-9000

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 94901

400+

Average cost per session

$200

Therapists in 94901 who prioritize treating:

90% Anxiety
84% Relationship Issues
83% Depression
72% Self Esteem
69% Trauma and PTSD
66% Grief
62% Stress

Average years in practice

16 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

48% Aetna
41% Cigna and Evernorth
39% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 94901 see their clients

74% In Person and Online
26% Online Only

Gender breakdown

77% Female
22% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 94901?

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.