Therapists in 95050

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Marie- Nathalie Beaudoin
Psychologist, PhD, MPsy
Verified Verified
Santa Clara, CA 95050
"When there's hope, there's a way"... I am an award winning author, international lecturer, consultant, and therapist for individual, couples, families, and children/adolescents, with a warm, non-judgmental and collaborative style. If your life is not as satisfying as it could be, and you have that secret wish things could be different, it may be worth trying to talk about it; sometimes a single meeting can make a difference and reconnect you with inner peace, fresh ideas, or a clearer, empowering direction.
"When there's hope, there's a way"... I am an award winning author, international lecturer, consultant, and therapist for individual, couples, families, and children/adolescents, with a warm, non-judgmental and collaborative style. If your life is not as satisfying as it could be, and you have that secret wish things could be different, it may be worth trying to talk about it; sometimes a single meeting can make a difference and reconnect you with inner peace, fresh ideas, or a clearer, empowering direction.
(408) 713-6382 View (408) 713-6382
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Rachel Carson - Cura Integrative Health
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CCTP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Santa Clara, CA 95050
Do you feel disappointed by your current relationships, feel consumed by stress or painful memories, or have difficulty navigating food and sleep? Trauma and chronic stress can leave us stuck, confused, isolated and in patterns that no longer serve us. Many of my patients have experienced the impacts of trauma. Therapy can be a path to find relief from the past, have a healthier relationship with your body and its needs, feel more confident in the future, and reduce many unwanted symptoms. I often see my patients find reduced stress levels, greater awareness, more meaningful relationships, and increased levels of functioning.
Do you feel disappointed by your current relationships, feel consumed by stress or painful memories, or have difficulty navigating food and sleep? Trauma and chronic stress can leave us stuck, confused, isolated and in patterns that no longer serve us. Many of my patients have experienced the impacts of trauma. Therapy can be a path to find relief from the past, have a healthier relationship with your body and its needs, feel more confident in the future, and reduce many unwanted symptoms. I often see my patients find reduced stress levels, greater awareness, more meaningful relationships, and increased levels of functioning.
(408) 583-5299 View (408) 583-5299
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Dr. Carey Incledon
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Santa Clara, CA 95050
I consider it a privilege to do the work I do—in fact, helping others heal, grow, and thrive every day brings great meaning to my life. I know from personal experience how life can sometimes feel unbearable. I also know from personal experience what it is like to work closely with a gifted psychologist to create a new perspective and a new life that are even better than before. I am passionate about providing the highest-quality mental health services to each of my clients and would love the opportunity to support you through this time.
I consider it a privilege to do the work I do—in fact, helping others heal, grow, and thrive every day brings great meaning to my life. I know from personal experience how life can sometimes feel unbearable. I also know from personal experience what it is like to work closely with a gifted psychologist to create a new perspective and a new life that are even better than before. I am passionate about providing the highest-quality mental health services to each of my clients and would love the opportunity to support you through this time.
(510) 726-8555 View (510) 726-8555
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Hsiao-Chu 'sandra' Huang
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, APCC
Verified Verified
Santa Clara, CA 95050  (Online Only)
Are you prepared for a transformative healing journey? Life's unexpected challenges can leave us feeling lost and overwhelmed, but you're not alone. I am here, ready to listen and provide a safe space for you to freely explore, heal, and grow. As a Taiwanese immigrant, I am bilingual and fluent in Mandarin and English. I understand the unique struggles of adapting to different cultures. Throughout my career, I have worked with clients from diverse cultural backgrounds. I am passionate about serving those struggling in the areas of stress management, work burnout, relationships conflict, and personal growth.
Are you prepared for a transformative healing journey? Life's unexpected challenges can leave us feeling lost and overwhelmed, but you're not alone. I am here, ready to listen and provide a safe space for you to freely explore, heal, and grow. As a Taiwanese immigrant, I am bilingual and fluent in Mandarin and English. I understand the unique struggles of adapting to different cultures. Throughout my career, I have worked with clients from diverse cultural backgrounds. I am passionate about serving those struggling in the areas of stress management, work burnout, relationships conflict, and personal growth.
(408) 549-8645 View (408) 549-8645
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Alysse Caraballo - Cura Integrative Health
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, BCN, CCTP
Verified Verified
Santa Clara, CA 95050
Chronic exposure to interpersonal tension can negatively affect health and well-being. Living in a heightened physical state impacts our cognitive abilities, mood, self-esteem, ability to form healthy, stable attachments and is associated with increased risk of developing chronic health conditions. By using somatic and psychophysiological approaches to bring the whole self into the healing process, I support individuals whose lives have been impacted by adversity, chronic stress, and developmental trauma to prevent burn out, decrease anxiety, and build resilience so that they can navigate the ebbs and flows of daily life.
Chronic exposure to interpersonal tension can negatively affect health and well-being. Living in a heightened physical state impacts our cognitive abilities, mood, self-esteem, ability to form healthy, stable attachments and is associated with increased risk of developing chronic health conditions. By using somatic and psychophysiological approaches to bring the whole self into the healing process, I support individuals whose lives have been impacted by adversity, chronic stress, and developmental trauma to prevent burn out, decrease anxiety, and build resilience so that they can navigate the ebbs and flows of daily life.
(408) 668-3298 View (408) 668-3298
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Daniel Robert Davis
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Santa Clara, CA 95050  (Online Only)
***Online Therapy Available*** Life may be difficult... but when we accept this reality, our lives can change dramatically for the better. Our fear, sadness, and anger are often what keep us from facing the vital facts of our lives that need to be addressed to create the changes we want most. Fortunately, the more effective you become at soothing yourself, the more courageous you become. This is because it is often overwhelming pain and trauma that paralyzes us or leads us to mindlessly react in ways that sabotage our peace and happiness. I can teach you how to calm yourself and effectively solve the problems you face.
***Online Therapy Available*** Life may be difficult... but when we accept this reality, our lives can change dramatically for the better. Our fear, sadness, and anger are often what keep us from facing the vital facts of our lives that need to be addressed to create the changes we want most. Fortunately, the more effective you become at soothing yourself, the more courageous you become. This is because it is often overwhelming pain and trauma that paralyzes us or leads us to mindlessly react in ways that sabotage our peace and happiness. I can teach you how to calm yourself and effectively solve the problems you face.
(408) 335-4536 View (408) 335-4536
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Jackie Saldana
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA , AMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Santa Clara, CA 95050  (Online Only)
Navigating different life transitions is challenging and often a struggle to work through on your own. it can be difficult to manage emotions, relationships, stress, and other mental health concerns. I want to support you in becoming the best version of yourself and provide a safe space for you to explore your identity. I have experience working with a wide range of mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, ADHD, Autism, family conflict, and social issues. I use a culturally sensitive approach to work with those who are struggling with emotional expression and internal motivation.
Navigating different life transitions is challenging and often a struggle to work through on your own. it can be difficult to manage emotions, relationships, stress, and other mental health concerns. I want to support you in becoming the best version of yourself and provide a safe space for you to explore your identity. I have experience working with a wide range of mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, ADHD, Autism, family conflict, and social issues. I use a culturally sensitive approach to work with those who are struggling with emotional expression and internal motivation.
(408) 668-3485 View (408) 668-3485
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Christina Altemueller
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Santa Clara, CA 95050
I am a Marriage and Family Therapist with a private practice in Santa Clara, CA. I provide services to children, teens, and families. I offer support with behavioral concerns, anger, anxiety, depression, and parenting.
I am a Marriage and Family Therapist with a private practice in Santa Clara, CA. I provide services to children, teens, and families. I offer support with behavioral concerns, anger, anxiety, depression, and parenting.
(408) 688-9179 View (408) 688-9179
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Steven Kresha
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Santa Clara, CA 95050
My name is Steven Kresha, and over the past twenty years, it has been an honor to work in the mental health field, walking alongside clients on the healing path. In every stage of life, we encounter circumstances that have the potential to diminish our mental and emotional well-being. The good news is that you already have the resources available to you to grow, heal, and respond well to whatever life may bring your way.
My name is Steven Kresha, and over the past twenty years, it has been an honor to work in the mental health field, walking alongside clients on the healing path. In every stage of life, we encounter circumstances that have the potential to diminish our mental and emotional well-being. The good news is that you already have the resources available to you to grow, heal, and respond well to whatever life may bring your way.
(408) 610-1635 View (408) 610-1635
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South Bay Sex Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Santa Clara, CA 95050  (Online Only)
Are you feeling disconnected from your partner? Are you feeling dissatisfied with your sex life? Are you anxious about your sexual performance? Are you consumed with worry? Perhaps you feel that you have no one to talk to and aren’t sure how to get help. I welcome my clients into a friendly, and non-judgmental environment. I work with people struggling in their personal life, relationship or sex life. I especially enjoy working with couples who have difficulty connecting, have mis-matched libidos, those struggling with erectile dysfunction, people suffering through a breakup or struggling to find a relationship.
Are you feeling disconnected from your partner? Are you feeling dissatisfied with your sex life? Are you anxious about your sexual performance? Are you consumed with worry? Perhaps you feel that you have no one to talk to and aren’t sure how to get help. I welcome my clients into a friendly, and non-judgmental environment. I work with people struggling in their personal life, relationship or sex life. I especially enjoy working with couples who have difficulty connecting, have mis-matched libidos, those struggling with erectile dysfunction, people suffering through a breakup or struggling to find a relationship.
(408) 341-6892 View (408) 341-6892
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Anise Health
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Santa Clara, CA 95050  (Online Only)
Anise Health is a culturally-responsive and holistic online mental health practice designed to drive outcomes for the Asian population. Clients come to us for help managing stress, anxiety, depression, and life transitions from our therapists and behavioral coaches who specialize in providing culturally-responsive care. Specifically, we are trained to explore your intersecting identities and provide targeted support for cultural stressors, including bicultural tension, pressure to achieve, family dynamics, guilt & shame, and more.
Anise Health is a culturally-responsive and holistic online mental health practice designed to drive outcomes for the Asian population. Clients come to us for help managing stress, anxiety, depression, and life transitions from our therapists and behavioral coaches who specialize in providing culturally-responsive care. Specifically, we are trained to explore your intersecting identities and provide targeted support for cultural stressors, including bicultural tension, pressure to achieve, family dynamics, guilt & shame, and more.
(408) 882-1890 View (408) 882-1890
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Kate Hawley
Psychologist, PhD, MA
Verified Verified
Santa Clara, CA 95050  (Online Only)
I work with people who are motivated to get back to who they are, address patterns and concerns in their lives, and move toward greater well-being and fulfillment. In our modern world, daily life can feel exhausting, overstimulating, overwhelming, and repetitive. If you are a person who is sensitive to the world around you, navigating the day-to-day takes a lot of energy and can leave you feeling depleted. This can have negative effects on your mood, relationships, well-being, and pursuit of important goals. But there is a way to navigate life while maintaining your sense of self and enhancing your fulfillment and joy.
I work with people who are motivated to get back to who they are, address patterns and concerns in their lives, and move toward greater well-being and fulfillment. In our modern world, daily life can feel exhausting, overstimulating, overwhelming, and repetitive. If you are a person who is sensitive to the world around you, navigating the day-to-day takes a lot of energy and can leave you feeling depleted. This can have negative effects on your mood, relationships, well-being, and pursuit of important goals. But there is a way to navigate life while maintaining your sense of self and enhancing your fulfillment and joy.
(510) 405-7338 View (510) 405-7338
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Olivia Peterson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Santa Clara, CA 95050  (Online Only)
Therapist providing telehealth services to individuals, teens and young adults. Life can feel overwhelming at times and sometimes we need a little help. Whether due to a lack of meaning in your life, feeling like you are not enough, or struggling with anxiety, depression, or difficult memories from the past, therapy can help. Therapy is a process in which we connect to our deeper selves to create meaningful changes that will work to move you toward wholeness and connection. I am here to join you on that journey as we work together to bring more understanding, peace, meaning, and function to your life and relationships.
Therapist providing telehealth services to individuals, teens and young adults. Life can feel overwhelming at times and sometimes we need a little help. Whether due to a lack of meaning in your life, feeling like you are not enough, or struggling with anxiety, depression, or difficult memories from the past, therapy can help. Therapy is a process in which we connect to our deeper selves to create meaningful changes that will work to move you toward wholeness and connection. I am here to join you on that journey as we work together to bring more understanding, peace, meaning, and function to your life and relationships.
(530) 456-2821 View (530) 456-2821
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Karine Johannes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Santa Clara, CA 95050
My name is Karine Johannes and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in Sherman Oaks, California working with clients statewide via telehealth. I work with young adults and specialize in treating depression, anxiety, and codependency. My therapeutic style is compassionate, interactive, supportive, and tailored to the unique needs of each individual. My approach is trauma-informed, LGBTQ, and BIPOC-affirming. I assess each person from a holistic perspective and look forward to helping you with your healthcare concerns.
My name is Karine Johannes and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in Sherman Oaks, California working with clients statewide via telehealth. I work with young adults and specialize in treating depression, anxiety, and codependency. My therapeutic style is compassionate, interactive, supportive, and tailored to the unique needs of each individual. My approach is trauma-informed, LGBTQ, and BIPOC-affirming. I assess each person from a holistic perspective and look forward to helping you with your healthcare concerns.
(408) 207-4644 View (408) 207-4644
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Cindy Melendez
Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, ALPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Santa Clara, CA 95050
I specialize in working with youth and their parents who are experiencing anxiety, depression, neurodiversity, and/or school challenges. I focus on helping families improve communication, skill development while increasing their growth and healing. I am also an experienced parent coach and have taught countless parenting courses within our community.
I specialize in working with youth and their parents who are experiencing anxiety, depression, neurodiversity, and/or school challenges. I focus on helping families improve communication, skill development while increasing their growth and healing. I am also an experienced parent coach and have taught countless parenting courses within our community.
(408) 404-5249 View (408) 404-5249
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Aaron Uchikura
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Santa Clara, CA 95050
I trust the healing and growth potential of the therapeutic process and therapist-client relationship. My approach to counseling is relationship-focused, client-centered, and holistic. I am skilled at listening, asking effective questions, and inviting clients to examine their presenting concerns or struggles in a safe and supportive way. I specialize in relationship issues, depression, anxiety, trauma, parenting, the psyche of current and former athletes as well as themes of race and cultural identity.
I trust the healing and growth potential of the therapeutic process and therapist-client relationship. My approach to counseling is relationship-focused, client-centered, and holistic. I am skilled at listening, asking effective questions, and inviting clients to examine their presenting concerns or struggles in a safe and supportive way. I specialize in relationship issues, depression, anxiety, trauma, parenting, the psyche of current and former athletes as well as themes of race and cultural identity.
(503) 749-7995 View (503) 749-7995
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Elevate Counseling Center
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Santa Clara, CA 95050
We provide help to Silicon Valley professionals and their families who face unique challenges living and working in the Bay Area. Silicon Valley professionals and family members may find themselves feeling overwhelmed or stressed by having to juggle a career, parenting, academics, family life, and life in the Valley. Knowing you can use some help and seeking out that help are signs of strength and courage. Therapy is not just helpful for getting to the bottom of an issue, but is often a much healthier alternative to treating symptoms alone. In therapy, we will work together to determine what treatment is best for you.
We provide help to Silicon Valley professionals and their families who face unique challenges living and working in the Bay Area. Silicon Valley professionals and family members may find themselves feeling overwhelmed or stressed by having to juggle a career, parenting, academics, family life, and life in the Valley. Knowing you can use some help and seeking out that help are signs of strength and courage. Therapy is not just helpful for getting to the bottom of an issue, but is often a much healthier alternative to treating symptoms alone. In therapy, we will work together to determine what treatment is best for you.
(408) 228-4767 x101 View (408) 228-4767 x101
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Raquel Villa
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Santa Clara, CA 95050
Not accepting new clients
What brings you to therapy at this moment of your life? Maybe you are struggling in your relationships with family, friends or coworkers. You might be feeling depressed, anxious or disconnected from yourself and others. Perhaps, something is missing in your life, something that keeps you from feeling joy or being present. You might be experiencing the impact of painful experiences or losses in your life. I believe that what brings you here is important. I am here to join you in your journey of self-exploration and personal growth.
What brings you to therapy at this moment of your life? Maybe you are struggling in your relationships with family, friends or coworkers. You might be feeling depressed, anxious or disconnected from yourself and others. Perhaps, something is missing in your life, something that keeps you from feeling joy or being present. You might be experiencing the impact of painful experiences or losses in your life. I believe that what brings you here is important. I am here to join you in your journey of self-exploration and personal growth.
(650) 405-3442 View (650) 405-3442
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Ashwini N Addala
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, PPS-SC
Verified Verified
Santa Clara, CA 95050
My approach focuses on helping you understand yourself and develop a compassionate relationship with your Self. With humor and gentleness, I will help you find blind spots and obstacles and help you clear the way to your best life. Along the way, I can teach you how to listen and trust your Self, empower you and give you tools to navigate life's most difficult obstacles. I especially enjoy working with people from various backgrounds and concerns such as depression, anxiety, PTSD, abuse and trauma, relationship issues, parenting problems, grief, life transitions, feeling "stuck" and stagnant, and existential questions.
My approach focuses on helping you understand yourself and develop a compassionate relationship with your Self. With humor and gentleness, I will help you find blind spots and obstacles and help you clear the way to your best life. Along the way, I can teach you how to listen and trust your Self, empower you and give you tools to navigate life's most difficult obstacles. I especially enjoy working with people from various backgrounds and concerns such as depression, anxiety, PTSD, abuse and trauma, relationship issues, parenting problems, grief, life transitions, feeling "stuck" and stagnant, and existential questions.
(510) 876-9081 View (510) 876-9081
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Janine Rabinovich
Pre-Licensed Professional, ASW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Santa Clara, CA 95050  (Online Only)
In my therapeutic practice, I provide guidance in areas such as anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, addiction, confidence building, and motivation enhancement. I bring a wide array of experience from varied clinical settings, working with all ages, kids, teenagers, adults, and seniors. Together, we'll navigate the intricacies of life. Whether it's anxiety, depression, or moments of crisis, I am here to help you find balance, offering techniques that foster emotional resilience and clarity. When the world feels overwhelming, I'm here to provide stability, understanding, and a safe harbor for expression.
In my therapeutic practice, I provide guidance in areas such as anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, addiction, confidence building, and motivation enhancement. I bring a wide array of experience from varied clinical settings, working with all ages, kids, teenagers, adults, and seniors. Together, we'll navigate the intricacies of life. Whether it's anxiety, depression, or moments of crisis, I am here to help you find balance, offering techniques that foster emotional resilience and clarity. When the world feels overwhelming, I'm here to provide stability, understanding, and a safe harbor for expression.
(619) 759-6362 View (619) 759-6362

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 95050

200+

Average cost per session

$185

Therapists in 95050 who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
88% Depression
80% Relationship Issues
74% Self Esteem
72% Trauma and PTSD
71% Stress
68% Grief

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

61% Aetna
57% Cigna and Evernorth
50% Anthem | Elevance

How Therapists in 95050 see their clients

68% In Person and Online
32% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
17% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 95050?

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.