Therapists in 95106

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Shalini Dayal
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, #43574
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95106
Very often we find ourselves having the same arguments all the time in our personal relationships. Sometimes we get hurt like we have never been before and we can’t understand why it hurts so much. Old patterns and unresolved issues can keep us stuck in the same place at times. Never having learned healthy ways of communicating, we do not know how to get the results we want. So many of us go through these challenges at various stages of our lives, with work, personal and professional relationships and raising children. Some of these challenges can seem overwhelming and can drag us down.
Very often we find ourselves having the same arguments all the time in our personal relationships. Sometimes we get hurt like we have never been before and we can’t understand why it hurts so much. Old patterns and unresolved issues can keep us stuck in the same place at times. Never having learned healthy ways of communicating, we do not know how to get the results we want. So many of us go through these challenges at various stages of our lives, with work, personal and professional relationships and raising children. Some of these challenges can seem overwhelming and can drag us down.
(510) 592-6109 View (510) 592-6109
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Danielle Grace Perez
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95106  (Online Only)
Hello and welcome! It is not easy taking that first step to get help. However, the effort and time you put into working towards bettering yourself can be life changing! Whether it is anxiety, life challenges, and/or stress I would love to work with you, support you and be there during your journey.
Hello and welcome! It is not easy taking that first step to get help. However, the effort and time you put into working towards bettering yourself can be life changing! Whether it is anxiety, life challenges, and/or stress I would love to work with you, support you and be there during your journey.
(650) 629-2895 View (650) 629-2895
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Bobbi Ebsen Psychotherapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Jose, CA 95106
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of California, New York & Michigan. I have over 20 years of clinical experience. I love my job, it's a privilege to be a therapist, and I have the opportunity to work with some amazing people. The issues people are working on are: academic performance, peer pressure, career decisions, family problems, alcohol/drug choices, behavioral choices, stress, stress, and more stress, financial aid, money, relationships, career unhappiness, job struggles; and feelings of: lost, alone, depressed, isolated, self-harm, sexual abuse, sexuality exploration, self-doubt self-worth & sobriety.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of California, New York & Michigan. I have over 20 years of clinical experience. I love my job, it's a privilege to be a therapist, and I have the opportunity to work with some amazing people. The issues people are working on are: academic performance, peer pressure, career decisions, family problems, alcohol/drug choices, behavioral choices, stress, stress, and more stress, financial aid, money, relationships, career unhappiness, job struggles; and feelings of: lost, alone, depressed, isolated, self-harm, sexual abuse, sexuality exploration, self-doubt self-worth & sobriety.
(408) 790-1950 View (408) 790-1950
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Dr. Cathy Nguyen
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95106  (Online Only)
My clients usually express experiencing conflicts, inside themselves or with others, and are looking for empathic, flexible, culturally competent, and dynamic clinician to provide support and guidance. My clients have challenges with anxiety, stress, trauma, depression, grief, self-esteem, self/body image, interpersonal relationships (family, platonic, romantic), work-life balance, life transitions, racial trauma, racial identity, challenges with boundary setting, and assertive communication. I provide them an empathetic and supportive environment to explore these challenges, and develop goals and interventions to grow and heal.
My clients usually express experiencing conflicts, inside themselves or with others, and are looking for empathic, flexible, culturally competent, and dynamic clinician to provide support and guidance. My clients have challenges with anxiety, stress, trauma, depression, grief, self-esteem, self/body image, interpersonal relationships (family, platonic, romantic), work-life balance, life transitions, racial trauma, racial identity, challenges with boundary setting, and assertive communication. I provide them an empathetic and supportive environment to explore these challenges, and develop goals and interventions to grow and heal.
(747) 298-5693 View (747) 298-5693
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Shirli H Libet Ms Lmft
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95106  (Online Only)
I have nearly 20 years of experience as a marriage and family therapist, specializing in working with young families, maternal mental health, women's health, medical students, and physician health. I provide a warm, nonjudgmental environment for my clients to explore their issues. I work with families, couples, and individuals. If you're ready to commit to change, I encourage you to take the first step toward a more fulfilling life. I am here to help and look forward to hearing from you!
I have nearly 20 years of experience as a marriage and family therapist, specializing in working with young families, maternal mental health, women's health, medical students, and physician health. I provide a warm, nonjudgmental environment for my clients to explore their issues. I work with families, couples, and individuals. If you're ready to commit to change, I encourage you to take the first step toward a more fulfilling life. I am here to help and look forward to hearing from you!
(661) 426-2362 View (661) 426-2362
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Adam Christopher Markle
Marriage & Family Therapist, CA LMFT, 122790
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
San Jose, CA 95106  (Online Only)
Welcome! I'm Adam Markle, a licensed MFT dedicated to supporting individuals on their journey towards mental and emotional well-being. I bring a compassionate and client-centered approach to therapy. I believe in creating a safe and non-judgmental space where you can explore your thoughts, feelings, and experiences openly. My therapeutic style is integrative, drawing from various modalities including cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), Brainspotting, and mindfulness techniques. I tailor my approach to meet your unique needs and preferences, empowering you to make meaningful change.
Welcome! I'm Adam Markle, a licensed MFT dedicated to supporting individuals on their journey towards mental and emotional well-being. I bring a compassionate and client-centered approach to therapy. I believe in creating a safe and non-judgmental space where you can explore your thoughts, feelings, and experiences openly. My therapeutic style is integrative, drawing from various modalities including cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), Brainspotting, and mindfulness techniques. I tailor my approach to meet your unique needs and preferences, empowering you to make meaningful change.
(619) 292-0757 View (619) 292-0757
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Monisha Brewer: Healthy Eating - Body Image - Self Esteem
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95106
I believe that relationships are truly the foundation of our well-being, which means that improving the quality of our relationships is of the utmost importance. Whether you are a couple who want to improve your communication, or a parent and teenager who just can't seem to connect, I am here to help you achieve the type of relationship you have been desperate to build. We will work together to improve even the rockiest of relationships by deepening connections and building necessary skills.
I believe that relationships are truly the foundation of our well-being, which means that improving the quality of our relationships is of the utmost importance. Whether you are a couple who want to improve your communication, or a parent and teenager who just can't seem to connect, I am here to help you achieve the type of relationship you have been desperate to build. We will work together to improve even the rockiest of relationships by deepening connections and building necessary skills.
(424) 781-1401 View (424) 781-1401
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Dr. Gurrnit Chattha
Psychologist
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95106
Self growth and healing take immense courage and I commend your decision to start on this journey. This process isn't always easy but it is especially helpful to have a guide and a coach to help you through the difficulties. I have extensive experience working with individuals who are suffering due to trauma, grief, anxiety disorders, mood disorders, or feeling stuck in life. I specialize in working with Silicon Valley Professionals, People of Color, LGBTQ, and Immigrants. My focus is to view you as a whole and help you cultivate self compassion and self love.
Self growth and healing take immense courage and I commend your decision to start on this journey. This process isn't always easy but it is especially helpful to have a guide and a coach to help you through the difficulties. I have extensive experience working with individuals who are suffering due to trauma, grief, anxiety disorders, mood disorders, or feeling stuck in life. I specialize in working with Silicon Valley Professionals, People of Color, LGBTQ, and Immigrants. My focus is to view you as a whole and help you cultivate self compassion and self love.
(650) 629-3313 View (650) 629-3313
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Cyndi Case
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95106
Sometimes life throws us situations we never imagined for ourselves. The death of a parent, spouse, or best friend. Frequent calls from your child’s teacher about their “bad behavior." A surprise announcement from your teen that they’re not comfortable in the gender you always thought they were. You’re not alone, and you or your child don’t have to go through these experiences alone, either. Together, we’ll find ways to cope with the days where it feels too hard to get out of bed, to explore what feelings are coming up when you’re crying alone in the shower, or to come up with strategies to see the “good” in your child.
Sometimes life throws us situations we never imagined for ourselves. The death of a parent, spouse, or best friend. Frequent calls from your child’s teacher about their “bad behavior." A surprise announcement from your teen that they’re not comfortable in the gender you always thought they were. You’re not alone, and you or your child don’t have to go through these experiences alone, either. Together, we’ll find ways to cope with the days where it feels too hard to get out of bed, to explore what feelings are coming up when you’re crying alone in the shower, or to come up with strategies to see the “good” in your child.
(831) 603-1730 View (831) 603-1730
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Kimberly Mascaro
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95106  (Online Only)
Welcome! Are you on a path for living a life of purpose and meaning? Allow me to support you. Come see me in my virtual therapy office! I'm known for my warm, relational approach and holistic, eclectic style, integrating talk therapy with mindfulness, expressive art, hypnotherapy, dreamwork, and more. I provide individualized care, personally tailored to your specific needs and desires. Currently, I'm serving a diverse adult population (primarily the 20s through the 50s) focusing on a variety of issues (creativity, spirituality, past trauma, adult ADHD, anxiety, postpartum, life transitions, grief/loss, as well as recovery).
Welcome! Are you on a path for living a life of purpose and meaning? Allow me to support you. Come see me in my virtual therapy office! I'm known for my warm, relational approach and holistic, eclectic style, integrating talk therapy with mindfulness, expressive art, hypnotherapy, dreamwork, and more. I provide individualized care, personally tailored to your specific needs and desires. Currently, I'm serving a diverse adult population (primarily the 20s through the 50s) focusing on a variety of issues (creativity, spirituality, past trauma, adult ADHD, anxiety, postpartum, life transitions, grief/loss, as well as recovery).
(530) 203-5874 View (530) 203-5874
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Autumm Beard
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95106  (Online Only)
Are you feeling overwhelmed by trying to be everything to everyone? Perhaps you are exhausted by all the effort it takes to "push through" and life feels like you’re just going through the motions? If this is you- Sawubona (sow:'bɔh:nah)- I see you. You are strong, intelligent, hard working and resourceful but you may also be struggling with feeling tired, disconnected, and burnt out. If you are searching for new ways to cope- I can help.
Are you feeling overwhelmed by trying to be everything to everyone? Perhaps you are exhausted by all the effort it takes to "push through" and life feels like you’re just going through the motions? If this is you- Sawubona (sow:'bɔh:nah)- I see you. You are strong, intelligent, hard working and resourceful but you may also be struggling with feeling tired, disconnected, and burnt out. If you are searching for new ways to cope- I can help.
(510) 944-0667 View (510) 944-0667
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Psychological Testing & Evaluations - Dr. Dean
Psychologist, PsyD, QME, Author
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95106
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) 945-1478 View (510) 945-1478
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Sarah Lucha
Associate Marriage & Family Therapist, AMFT
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95106
As a member of Joelle Rabow Maletis & Associates Sarah specializes in PTSD, relationship issues, infertility miscarriage, and life transitions. JRM&A works with clients struggling with hardships such as addiction, eating disorders, self-harm, and various forms of trauma. We offer relationship services for dating, parenting, marriage, and couples. We also help military personnel and first responders with PTSD, trauma, stress, anxiety, vicarious trauma, and the transition back to civilian life. Our individual services include trauma, life transitions, anxiety, trauma, complex PTSD, and more.
As a member of Joelle Rabow Maletis & Associates Sarah specializes in PTSD, relationship issues, infertility miscarriage, and life transitions. JRM&A works with clients struggling with hardships such as addiction, eating disorders, self-harm, and various forms of trauma. We offer relationship services for dating, parenting, marriage, and couples. We also help military personnel and first responders with PTSD, trauma, stress, anxiety, vicarious trauma, and the transition back to civilian life. Our individual services include trauma, life transitions, anxiety, trauma, complex PTSD, and more.
(650) 761-9833 View (650) 761-9833
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Elizabeth Trujillo
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95106
You want to appear assertive, fearless, and in control of life but deep down you are struggling with anxiety, worry, trauma, and find it hard to focus on the present moment. You may be fed up with feeling disconnected from friends and family, feeling tired all the time, or feeling that you did something wrong. You might even remember a time when things didn’t feel this way, but one thing is for sure: you are ready for some relief. You are ready to be able to enjoy your life without feeling dread, you are ready to put yourself first. Most of all, you’re ready to make lasting changes.
You want to appear assertive, fearless, and in control of life but deep down you are struggling with anxiety, worry, trauma, and find it hard to focus on the present moment. You may be fed up with feeling disconnected from friends and family, feeling tired all the time, or feeling that you did something wrong. You might even remember a time when things didn’t feel this way, but one thing is for sure: you are ready for some relief. You are ready to be able to enjoy your life without feeling dread, you are ready to put yourself first. Most of all, you’re ready to make lasting changes.
(805) 321-1492 View (805) 321-1492
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Whyell Family Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95106  (Online Only)
Becoming a therapist was my first choice, a passion I discovered during my sophomore year as an undergrad. Of course, it was not my first major, as I thought I would attend medical school. However, due to a car accident, I had to take a break from classes with laboratory courses, which led me to psychology. The best methods to pique anyone's interest are, in my opinion, abnormal psychology and personality psychology; they started my passion for learning more. After earning my Bachelor's degree in Psychology, I applied for my Master's in Marriage and Family Therapy with a specialty in Latino Family Studies.
Becoming a therapist was my first choice, a passion I discovered during my sophomore year as an undergrad. Of course, it was not my first major, as I thought I would attend medical school. However, due to a car accident, I had to take a break from classes with laboratory courses, which led me to psychology. The best methods to pique anyone's interest are, in my opinion, abnormal psychology and personality psychology; they started my passion for learning more. After earning my Bachelor's degree in Psychology, I applied for my Master's in Marriage and Family Therapy with a specialty in Latino Family Studies.
(559) 702-5266 View (559) 702-5266
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Angelica Otero
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, PPSC
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95106  (Online Only)
Have you found yourself exhausted and struggling emotionally as you navigate through today's world? We may find ourselves in challenging and difficult moments that can lead us to feeling overwhelmed, excessively worrying, unable to sleep, feeling lost, alone and confused. In these moments, it may be difficult to reach out for support, and so I welcome you in taking the greatest step in this journey. Speaking in our native language can also offer a level of comfort during counseling sessions. I am fluent in both English and Spanish.
Have you found yourself exhausted and struggling emotionally as you navigate through today's world? We may find ourselves in challenging and difficult moments that can lead us to feeling overwhelmed, excessively worrying, unable to sleep, feeling lost, alone and confused. In these moments, it may be difficult to reach out for support, and so I welcome you in taking the greatest step in this journey. Speaking in our native language can also offer a level of comfort during counseling sessions. I am fluent in both English and Spanish.
(818) 658-2691 View (818) 658-2691
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Diane Ussery
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Jose, CA 95106  (Online Only)
I am a mental health therapist with over 20 years of experience working with individuals and couples. I am committed to helping you learn how to take back control of your life and will assist and support you in gaining perspective on your circumstances. I will offer you strategies to navigate the stressful situations you are experiencing. Often times it is easier to talk with someone outside your social or familial network so I will focus on building a relationship that is supportive. I believe a key to good mental health is instilling hope and confidence.
I am a mental health therapist with over 20 years of experience working with individuals and couples. I am committed to helping you learn how to take back control of your life and will assist and support you in gaining perspective on your circumstances. I will offer you strategies to navigate the stressful situations you are experiencing. Often times it is easier to talk with someone outside your social or familial network so I will focus on building a relationship that is supportive. I believe a key to good mental health is instilling hope and confidence.
(661) 481-7898 View (661) 481-7898
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Monica Borschel
PhD
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95106
I am a coach, not a licensed therapist. Divorce and attachment traumas can leave a lasting impact on one’s life, making it difficult to move forward and create a bright future. However, with the proper support and guidance, overcoming these obstacles and emerging stronger than ever is possible. That’s where I come in as an Attachment and Divorce Recovery Coach. With almost 15 years of experience studying the effects of abuse, loss, and unhealthy relationships, I bring knowledge and expertise to every coaching session.
I am a coach, not a licensed therapist. Divorce and attachment traumas can leave a lasting impact on one’s life, making it difficult to move forward and create a bright future. However, with the proper support and guidance, overcoming these obstacles and emerging stronger than ever is possible. That’s where I come in as an Attachment and Divorce Recovery Coach. With almost 15 years of experience studying the effects of abuse, loss, and unhealthy relationships, I bring knowledge and expertise to every coaching session.
(909) 655-5802 View (909) 655-5802
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Alicia Dabney
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LPCC, ATR-BC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
San Jose, CA 95106  (Online Only)
Welcome! I provide culturally affirming and trauma-informed Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapy, an experiential approach that can effectively and gently support a wide range of therapeutic needs. This includes struggles with life changes and transitions, emotional distress such as anxiety and depression, and the lingering impacts of past trauma. It is possible to heal from these emotional injuries, release burdens and beliefs about yourself that you carry as a result of painful experiences, and discover new ways of relating to yourself and others. How might these parts of you show up?
Welcome! I provide culturally affirming and trauma-informed Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapy, an experiential approach that can effectively and gently support a wide range of therapeutic needs. This includes struggles with life changes and transitions, emotional distress such as anxiety and depression, and the lingering impacts of past trauma. It is possible to heal from these emotional injuries, release burdens and beliefs about yourself that you carry as a result of painful experiences, and discover new ways of relating to yourself and others. How might these parts of you show up?
(510) 800-6124 View (510) 800-6124
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Raizel C Lax
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95106  (Online Only)
Our past and present challenges can lead to painful feelings, distorted thought processes, unhealthy behaviors and paralysis around decision making. In the therapeutic relationship we create a safe space for you to clarify confusion, find meaning and develop the tools and skills needed to address your distress. Some of my clinical specialties are in the following areas: Anxiety, Depression, Chronic illness, Grief and Adjustment Disorders. Several of the evidence based therapeutic modalities I utilize are: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness based practices.
Our past and present challenges can lead to painful feelings, distorted thought processes, unhealthy behaviors and paralysis around decision making. In the therapeutic relationship we create a safe space for you to clarify confusion, find meaning and develop the tools and skills needed to address your distress. Some of my clinical specialties are in the following areas: Anxiety, Depression, Chronic illness, Grief and Adjustment Disorders. Several of the evidence based therapeutic modalities I utilize are: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness based practices.
(310) 923-9895 View (310) 923-9895

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Number of Therapists in 95106

20+

Average cost per session

$200

Therapists in 95106 who prioritize treating:

86% Anxiety
81% Relationship Issues
81% Depression
81% Trauma and PTSD
81% Coping Skills
71% Stress
67% Grief

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

83% Aetna
67% Cigna and Evernorth
67% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 95106 see their clients

57% Online Only
43% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

90% Female
10% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 95106?

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.