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Dr. Chyneitha Cook | California Teletherapy
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95103  (Online Only)
Are you worried, frustrated, or just plain disappointed with certain situations in your life? Perhaps your issues are current, or maybe they have been resurfacing, with no resolution. Seeking help is a big step, but it's a step in the right direction. I specialize in the treatment of anxiety and depression. My clients learn to consider all aspects of their functioning as human beings (biological, psychological, spiritual, etc.). I will assist you with developing a plan for working through the past or current situations that are hindering your progress in life, so that you can begin to function more effectively, and thrive.
Are you worried, frustrated, or just plain disappointed with certain situations in your life? Perhaps your issues are current, or maybe they have been resurfacing, with no resolution. Seeking help is a big step, but it's a step in the right direction. I specialize in the treatment of anxiety and depression. My clients learn to consider all aspects of their functioning as human beings (biological, psychological, spiritual, etc.). I will assist you with developing a plan for working through the past or current situations that are hindering your progress in life, so that you can begin to function more effectively, and thrive.
(858) 203-2260 View (858) 203-2260
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Eshan Sun
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Jose, CA 95103  (Online Only)
You're an Asian-American professional who has achieved much in your life, and yet, despite all of your successes, you're still unhappy. You find yourself angry with other people, worried about how things will turn out, disappointed when things don't go your way, and frustrated with all of the above. You know that there has to be more to life than your robotic routine, but you haven't been able to figure out what that is yet.
You're an Asian-American professional who has achieved much in your life, and yet, despite all of your successes, you're still unhappy. You find yourself angry with other people, worried about how things will turn out, disappointed when things don't go your way, and frustrated with all of the above. You know that there has to be more to life than your robotic routine, but you haven't been able to figure out what that is yet.
(424) 526-5731 View (424) 526-5731
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Itzel Selene Lopez
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Jose, CA 95103  (Online Only)
Everyone deserves a safe space to process their trauma and mental health struggles. In my practice, I provide individuals, couples, children, adolescents and parents with a judgment free environment to be able to talk about/ express their emotions around difficult topics. I have experience in working with individuals who are struggling with Complex PTSD, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder from childhood sexual abuse and other traumatic experiences as well as Depression, Anxiety . I am also trained to work with those who are diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, developmental disabilities, and their families to improve mental health.
Everyone deserves a safe space to process their trauma and mental health struggles. In my practice, I provide individuals, couples, children, adolescents and parents with a judgment free environment to be able to talk about/ express their emotions around difficult topics. I have experience in working with individuals who are struggling with Complex PTSD, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder from childhood sexual abuse and other traumatic experiences as well as Depression, Anxiety . I am also trained to work with those who are diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, developmental disabilities, and their families to improve mental health.
(408) 933-9701 View (408) 933-9701
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Sandra L Goozée
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Jose, CA 95103
Most therapists will say they specialize in what you’re dealing with. Given my decades of experience, I have become fairly scrupulous about the clients I choose to work with. I see therapy as collaborative. If you’re ready to put in the work necessary for change, you’ve come to the right place. If the following sounds like you, feel free to reach out to me now: You know what you want to change in your life; you realize that a commitment to change means that most of the work is going to be on your end; and you're ready to trust in someone to partner with you.
Most therapists will say they specialize in what you’re dealing with. Given my decades of experience, I have become fairly scrupulous about the clients I choose to work with. I see therapy as collaborative. If you’re ready to put in the work necessary for change, you’ve come to the right place. If the following sounds like you, feel free to reach out to me now: You know what you want to change in your life; you realize that a commitment to change means that most of the work is going to be on your end; and you're ready to trust in someone to partner with you.
(415) 236-3193 View (415) 236-3193
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Men's Issues - Dr. Dean
Psychologist, PsyD, QME, Author
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95103
Welcome to my practice. I have been in practice since 2007 and have been featured on ABC, NBC, and KCAL as an expert psychologist. I work primarily with men who have hit “rock bottom” and would like help getting up. These men are often in crisis when we first meet. The issues I address are typically related to unhealthy sexual behaviors, infidelity, financial recklessness, gambling, drugs/alcohol, dishonesty/lying, and relational conflicts. My therapy approach is a combination of psychoanalytic, cognitive-behavioral, and the 12-Step recovery model. I also share insight from my own painful but redemptive recovery journey.
Welcome to my practice. I have been in practice since 2007 and have been featured on ABC, NBC, and KCAL as an expert psychologist. I work primarily with men who have hit “rock bottom” and would like help getting up. These men are often in crisis when we first meet. The issues I address are typically related to unhealthy sexual behaviors, infidelity, financial recklessness, gambling, drugs/alcohol, dishonesty/lying, and relational conflicts. My therapy approach is a combination of psychoanalytic, cognitive-behavioral, and the 12-Step recovery model. I also share insight from my own painful but redemptive recovery journey.
(209) 255-2864 View (209) 255-2864
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Kaitlyn C Kuo
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95103  (Online Only)
I believe everyone, if given a supportive and secure space, can discover their inner-self and learn to appreciate who they genuinely are, which leads to improved relationships. I am a licensed clinical psychologist in California and Taiwan with over 10 years of practice experience. I have helped diverse populations with a wide range of issues in a variety of settings, including a community mental health center, a college counseling center, a domestic violence women's shelter, a re-entry program, an outpatient opiate treatment clinic, skilled nursing homes, a youth correctional counseling program, and an elementary school district.
I believe everyone, if given a supportive and secure space, can discover their inner-self and learn to appreciate who they genuinely are, which leads to improved relationships. I am a licensed clinical psychologist in California and Taiwan with over 10 years of practice experience. I have helped diverse populations with a wide range of issues in a variety of settings, including a community mental health center, a college counseling center, a domestic violence women's shelter, a re-entry program, an outpatient opiate treatment clinic, skilled nursing homes, a youth correctional counseling program, and an elementary school district.
(626) 486-9621 View (626) 486-9621
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Psychological Testing & Evaluations - Dr. Dean
Psychologist, PsyD, QME, Author
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95103
I'm Dr. Dean Leav, licensed psychologist and qualified medical evaluator (QME). I've been featured on ABC, NBC, KCAL, and other programs as an expert psychologist. I provide Evaluation Services, including (and not limited to): diagnostics (ADHD, Autism, Learning Dis.), cognitive/neuropsychological evaluations, workers' compensation (QME/AME), immigration-related evaluations, pre-adoption psychological evaluations, parenting/bonding assessments, drug & alcohol evaluations, pre-employment evaluations, and legal/forensics/criminal evaluations. These evaluations may be used to meet eligibility for certain services or accommodations.
I'm Dr. Dean Leav, licensed psychologist and qualified medical evaluator (QME). I've been featured on ABC, NBC, KCAL, and other programs as an expert psychologist. I provide Evaluation Services, including (and not limited to): diagnostics (ADHD, Autism, Learning Dis.), cognitive/neuropsychological evaluations, workers' compensation (QME/AME), immigration-related evaluations, pre-adoption psychological evaluations, parenting/bonding assessments, drug & alcohol evaluations, pre-employment evaluations, and legal/forensics/criminal evaluations. These evaluations may be used to meet eligibility for certain services or accommodations.
(510) 319-0360 View (510) 319-0360
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Lena Firestone
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
San Jose, CA 95103
Are you feeling stuck in your life today, or noticing more conflict in your relationships? This could be a sign that you are being called to do the deep work of exploring your past, your present, and your patterns in an effort to heal and grow? I believe therapy can offer you the opportunity to understand and heal from the destructive relationship dynamics, unresolved trauma, inadequate attachment experiences, and negative core beliefs that may be holding you back in your life today. Working on yourself takes courage, but you don’t have to go it alone!
Are you feeling stuck in your life today, or noticing more conflict in your relationships? This could be a sign that you are being called to do the deep work of exploring your past, your present, and your patterns in an effort to heal and grow? I believe therapy can offer you the opportunity to understand and heal from the destructive relationship dynamics, unresolved trauma, inadequate attachment experiences, and negative core beliefs that may be holding you back in your life today. Working on yourself takes courage, but you don’t have to go it alone!
(805) 590-9982 View (805) 590-9982
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Bella Vida Therapy with Molly Papp
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CSAT, MS, MPH
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
San Jose, CA 95103
You deserve to live 'la bella vida:' a beautiful life. But sometimes life doesn’t always feel beautiful. If it's hard to get close to people, you have been shockingly betrayed, or you feel you have an unhealthy relationship with sex, I can help you. You are not alone. I will be your advocate and guide. I currently can hold teletherapy sessions in California and Vermont. I'm sex positive, trauma-informed and try to offer a safe, supportive place for processing so my clients can move forward in their lives with grace and self-respect.
You deserve to live 'la bella vida:' a beautiful life. But sometimes life doesn’t always feel beautiful. If it's hard to get close to people, you have been shockingly betrayed, or you feel you have an unhealthy relationship with sex, I can help you. You are not alone. I will be your advocate and guide. I currently can hold teletherapy sessions in California and Vermont. I'm sex positive, trauma-informed and try to offer a safe, supportive place for processing so my clients can move forward in their lives with grace and self-respect.
(562) 379-6774 View (562) 379-6774
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Joy Linn
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Jose, CA 95103  (Online Only)
My goal is to facilitate your experience of healing. I have a holistic approach and can tailor my approach to fit your unique mental health needs. I am a compassionate and caring listener. I will also challenge you to change and grow. I provide gender-affirming, culturally-sensitive, weight inclusive and trauma-informed care. I have advanced experience in multiple areas, including eating disorder recovery, LGBTQIA+ identity exploration, trauma recovery and harm reduction. I also am quite good at supporting treatment-resistant anxiety and depression, as well as psychotic and dissociative disorders.
My goal is to facilitate your experience of healing. I have a holistic approach and can tailor my approach to fit your unique mental health needs. I am a compassionate and caring listener. I will also challenge you to change and grow. I provide gender-affirming, culturally-sensitive, weight inclusive and trauma-informed care. I have advanced experience in multiple areas, including eating disorder recovery, LGBTQIA+ identity exploration, trauma recovery and harm reduction. I also am quite good at supporting treatment-resistant anxiety and depression, as well as psychotic and dissociative disorders.
(408) 317-1369 View (408) 317-1369
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Kathryn Jane Brown
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95103
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist working with adolescents, young adults (COLLEGE students), adults and families. I believe you are capable of accessing and making use of dynamic, healing, empowering capacities in order to shift habits of negative thinking, self-doubt and problematic behaviors. The relationship between therapist and client is vital in facilitating healing, self-compassion and growth. My hope is to assist you in finding and expressing your greatest strengths and potential; as well as working through barriers to express your vibrant self, experience happiness, peace and self-acceptance.
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist working with adolescents, young adults (COLLEGE students), adults and families. I believe you are capable of accessing and making use of dynamic, healing, empowering capacities in order to shift habits of negative thinking, self-doubt and problematic behaviors. The relationship between therapist and client is vital in facilitating healing, self-compassion and growth. My hope is to assist you in finding and expressing your greatest strengths and potential; as well as working through barriers to express your vibrant self, experience happiness, peace and self-acceptance.
(415) 592-7886 View (415) 592-7886
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Catrina Flores
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Jose, CA 95103  (Online Only)
Looking for someone to help you navigate through life's challenges? Look no further! I'm here to offer support and guidance through any struggles you may be facing. As a therapist, I specialize in working with professionals who struggle with depression, anxiety, trauma, past abuse, attachment disorders, LGBTQI issues, social justice issues, compassion fatigue, and women's issues. And the best part? All of my sessions are held 100% online, so you can work on yourself from the comfort of your own home. Let's connect today and work towards a happier and healthier you!
Looking for someone to help you navigate through life's challenges? Look no further! I'm here to offer support and guidance through any struggles you may be facing. As a therapist, I specialize in working with professionals who struggle with depression, anxiety, trauma, past abuse, attachment disorders, LGBTQI issues, social justice issues, compassion fatigue, and women's issues. And the best part? All of my sessions are held 100% online, so you can work on yourself from the comfort of your own home. Let's connect today and work towards a happier and healthier you!
(415) 942-0981 View (415) 942-0981
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Annabel Vargas
Associate Clinical Social Worker, MSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
San Jose, CA 95103  (Online Only)
If you are reading this, you’ve taken the first step to making changes. Seeking therapy requires courage and can be overwhelming, but you are not alone. We are in this together. I’m Annabel and my goal is to connect with clients, create a safe environment for people to express themselves, and provide effective support. I strive to be a therapist who empathizes with her client's struggles and needs in order to help them through their healing journey.
If you are reading this, you’ve taken the first step to making changes. Seeking therapy requires courage and can be overwhelming, but you are not alone. We are in this together. I’m Annabel and my goal is to connect with clients, create a safe environment for people to express themselves, and provide effective support. I strive to be a therapist who empathizes with her client's struggles and needs in order to help them through their healing journey.
(657) 363-5226 View (657) 363-5226
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Nisha Kagal Jastrzembski
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
San Jose, CA 95103  (Online Only)
Do you often feel weighed down by feelings of anxiety or despair? Do you find that your inner world tends to have a harsh or critical tone to it? Are you in the midst of a transition and having difficulty coping? Or are you on the path to finding a deeper sense of identity, purpose, and fulfillment in life? My expertise lies in working with individuals experiencing difficulties resulting from anxiety, depression, cultural challenges, low self-esteem, interpersonal relationships and trauma. Together, I will work with you to create a more meaningful and fulfilling life.
Do you often feel weighed down by feelings of anxiety or despair? Do you find that your inner world tends to have a harsh or critical tone to it? Are you in the midst of a transition and having difficulty coping? Or are you on the path to finding a deeper sense of identity, purpose, and fulfillment in life? My expertise lies in working with individuals experiencing difficulties resulting from anxiety, depression, cultural challenges, low self-esteem, interpersonal relationships and trauma. Together, I will work with you to create a more meaningful and fulfilling life.
(279) 888-9735 View (279) 888-9735
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The Mindful Lemon
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95103  (Online Only)
Our mission is to provide quality online mental health and substance abuse services while breaking down the barriers of traditional, office-based therapy. Traditional mental health and substance abuse treatment tends to focus on what makes you sick, and what you are lacking but at The Mindful Lemon, our clinicians let you sit in the driver’s seat, focusing on your strengths and assets to help you become the best version of you! This can be via traditional talk therapy, medication management, mindfulness techniques, an emphasis on health, wellness, and fitness, or any combination of the above. T
Our mission is to provide quality online mental health and substance abuse services while breaking down the barriers of traditional, office-based therapy. Traditional mental health and substance abuse treatment tends to focus on what makes you sick, and what you are lacking but at The Mindful Lemon, our clinicians let you sit in the driver’s seat, focusing on your strengths and assets to help you become the best version of you! This can be via traditional talk therapy, medication management, mindfulness techniques, an emphasis on health, wellness, and fitness, or any combination of the above. T
(661) 215-8670 View (661) 215-8670
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Ana Del Rosario Murray
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95103  (Online Only)
It is challenging to struggle alone but you don’t have to. Therapy can be a powerful tool that can aid in facilitating the changes you want to see in yourself and within your life. Utilizing video platforms you can access the support and tools you need from the comfort of your own home. I look to pursue and activate inner resilience and self-healing potentials that you have within you in order to obtain positive and long-lasting treatment outcomes. You are the expert of your own life and I would be honored to walk alongside you in your journey to healing.
It is challenging to struggle alone but you don’t have to. Therapy can be a powerful tool that can aid in facilitating the changes you want to see in yourself and within your life. Utilizing video platforms you can access the support and tools you need from the comfort of your own home. I look to pursue and activate inner resilience and self-healing potentials that you have within you in order to obtain positive and long-lasting treatment outcomes. You are the expert of your own life and I would be honored to walk alongside you in your journey to healing.
(628) 277-8008 View (628) 277-8008
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Maggie Hernandez
Associate Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
San Jose, CA 95103
It can be challenging to find a therapist who gets you and can hold space for what you're dealing with. If you are looking to achieve post-traumatic growth and want a relaxed environment, but a straightforward (no BS) therapist who treats you with compassion and respect, let’s talk. I understand healing can be messy and growth can be uncomfortable, so I blend empathy and genuine curiosity with dark humor and the occasional f-bomb to create a brave space for my clients to work through their most challenging experiences.
It can be challenging to find a therapist who gets you and can hold space for what you're dealing with. If you are looking to achieve post-traumatic growth and want a relaxed environment, but a straightforward (no BS) therapist who treats you with compassion and respect, let’s talk. I understand healing can be messy and growth can be uncomfortable, so I blend empathy and genuine curiosity with dark humor and the occasional f-bomb to create a brave space for my clients to work through their most challenging experiences.
(805) 918-8218 View (805) 918-8218
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Madalina Coman
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
San Jose, CA 95103
I specialize in providing therapy for individuals and couples who wish to make positive and lasting changes in their lives and relationships, grow and develop, for themselves and those they love. Human beings thrive when they feel genuinely loved; therefore, the most important thing I can offer you is a safe, compassionate and supportive space that allows each person to feel heard and validated. Do you feel more and more distant from your partner each time you continue to argue about the same old things without any change? In our sessions, you can expect to defuse the conflicts as we begin to understand what drives them.
I specialize in providing therapy for individuals and couples who wish to make positive and lasting changes in their lives and relationships, grow and develop, for themselves and those they love. Human beings thrive when they feel genuinely loved; therefore, the most important thing I can offer you is a safe, compassionate and supportive space that allows each person to feel heard and validated. Do you feel more and more distant from your partner each time you continue to argue about the same old things without any change? In our sessions, you can expect to defuse the conflicts as we begin to understand what drives them.
(408) 317-4698 View (408) 317-4698
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Tonia Heath
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Jose, CA 95103
Waitlist for new clients
Hello! First, let me tell you a bit about myself: I have over 20 years of experience in the field of mental health, both in community agencies and in private practice. I currently specialize in treating individual adults. I enjoy meeting you, wherever you are at in your life, with respect and caring. I am authentic and accepting, and provide a safe, confidential space for you to explore your past and what you want for your present and future. In therapy with me, you can turn emotional pain or stress into something lighter, and progress on a path toward greater happiness and health.
Hello! First, let me tell you a bit about myself: I have over 20 years of experience in the field of mental health, both in community agencies and in private practice. I currently specialize in treating individual adults. I enjoy meeting you, wherever you are at in your life, with respect and caring. I am authentic and accepting, and provide a safe, confidential space for you to explore your past and what you want for your present and future. In therapy with me, you can turn emotional pain or stress into something lighter, and progress on a path toward greater happiness and health.
(831) 226-8306 View (831) 226-8306
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Samuel Castillo
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
San Jose, CA 95103  (Online Only)
Samuel believes therapy is a collaborative process based on sincerity, patience, and compassion. He is a client-focused practitioner who concentrates on a strengths-based approach. His goal is to guide clients toward increasing self-awareness, developing new perspectives, reducing symptoms, and building personal strengths. Samuel’s takes a humanistic approach to therapy and incorporates reflection on attachments and support networks. Therapy is centered around the individual as a whole - recognizing intrinsic uniqueness and reinforcing inner strength – supporting an individuals innate ability to grow and thrive.
Samuel believes therapy is a collaborative process based on sincerity, patience, and compassion. He is a client-focused practitioner who concentrates on a strengths-based approach. His goal is to guide clients toward increasing self-awareness, developing new perspectives, reducing symptoms, and building personal strengths. Samuel’s takes a humanistic approach to therapy and incorporates reflection on attachments and support networks. Therapy is centered around the individual as a whole - recognizing intrinsic uniqueness and reinforcing inner strength – supporting an individuals innate ability to grow and thrive.
(310) 496-3312 View (310) 496-3312

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Number of Therapists in 95103

20+

Average cost per session

$180

Therapists in 95103 who prioritize treating:

90% Anxiety
85% Relationship Issues
80% Coping Skills
80% Self Esteem
75% Depression
75% Trauma and PTSD
70% Grief

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

67% Optum
58% Cigna and Evernorth
58% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 95103 see their clients

55% Online Only
45% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

83% Female
17% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 95103?

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.