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Russell J Floyd
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Jose, CA 95113  (Online Only)
I view the therapeutic process as a journey I travel with each of my clients. I aim to provide an open and nonjudgmental environment, which helps facilitate the development of insight into oneself and experiences with others. By providing a sense of acceptance and understanding, I aid each client in realizing their inner strength to enact the change desired in their lives.
I view the therapeutic process as a journey I travel with each of my clients. I aim to provide an open and nonjudgmental environment, which helps facilitate the development of insight into oneself and experiences with others. By providing a sense of acceptance and understanding, I aid each client in realizing their inner strength to enact the change desired in their lives.
(408) 676-3202 View (408) 676-3202
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Men's Issues - Dr. Dean
Psychologist, PsyD, QME, Author
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95113
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.
(408) 351-7382 View (408) 351-7382
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Psychological Testing & Evaluations - Dr. Dean
Psychologist, PsyD, QME, Author
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95113
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.
(650) 719-2310 View (650) 719-2310
Chauncey Chatman
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95113  (Online Only)
Is life becoming unmanageable? Looking for real answers? Seeking the best group of clinicians who accept your insurance? Welcome to WellPsyche Medical Group! WellPsyche providers are experts in Wellness and Mental Health. Our providers take a Thoughtful, Practical, and Caring approach to therapy and can help you balance your life. WellPsyche is also a leader in Telemedicine. Now you can visit with your provider from the privacy and convenience of your home or work.
Is life becoming unmanageable? Looking for real answers? Seeking the best group of clinicians who accept your insurance? Welcome to WellPsyche Medical Group! WellPsyche providers are experts in Wellness and Mental Health. Our providers take a Thoughtful, Practical, and Caring approach to therapy and can help you balance your life. WellPsyche is also a leader in Telemedicine. Now you can visit with your provider from the privacy and convenience of your home or work.
(408) 317-7262 View (408) 317-7262
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Alyssa Thompson Tolosa @ Thorough Talk Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, RYT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Jose, CA 95113  (Online Only)
Are you stuck between, "this isn't working for me" and "I don't know what else to do? No matter how hard you try, your emotions control you. Pushing them down and pretending they’re not there has only worked for so long. You feel it in your body- the tension, the stomach flips, the pressure in your chest. You have a fairly constant simmer of self-critical thoughts that boils over from time to time with the message that you’re unworthy. Your sadness tells you to stay in bed, and you do. Your anxiety tells you to avoid that person, conversation, presentation, event etc, and your shame tells you that you can’t, so you don’t even try.
Are you stuck between, "this isn't working for me" and "I don't know what else to do? No matter how hard you try, your emotions control you. Pushing them down and pretending they’re not there has only worked for so long. You feel it in your body- the tension, the stomach flips, the pressure in your chest. You have a fairly constant simmer of self-critical thoughts that boils over from time to time with the message that you’re unworthy. Your sadness tells you to stay in bed, and you do. Your anxiety tells you to avoid that person, conversation, presentation, event etc, and your shame tells you that you can’t, so you don’t even try.
(408) 542-0752 View (408) 542-0752
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Anuja Patel
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
San Jose, CA 95113  (Online Only)
Therapy can be intimidating and unfamiliar, which is why I aim to create a safe space for my clients to express their emotions, experiences, and challenges. I believe a non-judgmental environment and a trusting relationship are fundamental in fostering the therapeutic alliance. In the therapy process, I invite my clients to engage in exploration to help them gain insight into their patterns of behavior. My approach encourages self-empowerment by allowing clients to be active participants in the change process and ultimately reach the personal growth they desire.
Therapy can be intimidating and unfamiliar, which is why I aim to create a safe space for my clients to express their emotions, experiences, and challenges. I believe a non-judgmental environment and a trusting relationship are fundamental in fostering the therapeutic alliance. In the therapy process, I invite my clients to engage in exploration to help them gain insight into their patterns of behavior. My approach encourages self-empowerment by allowing clients to be active participants in the change process and ultimately reach the personal growth they desire.
(669) 222-7960 View (669) 222-7960
Patricia Schuyler
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, DNP
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95113  (Online Only)
Putting off your mental health any longer is not an option. Enroll as a client today! WellPsyche providers can help you regain control of your life and function at your best. WellPsyche is a telehealth practice only. All WellPsyche provider appointments are via Zoom, ensuring you can receive medication management and psychotherapy from the comfort of home.
Putting off your mental health any longer is not an option. Enroll as a client today! WellPsyche providers can help you regain control of your life and function at your best. WellPsyche is a telehealth practice only. All WellPsyche provider appointments are via Zoom, ensuring you can receive medication management and psychotherapy from the comfort of home.
(408) 709-7973 View (408) 709-7973
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Estrella A Ramirez
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
San Jose, CA 95113
My clients have been trying to make changes for a long time. Sometimes their struggles take over and cause them to do drastic things like over-exercise, binge, purge, or restrict. For a moment they feel better. But over time, their struggles begin to take on a life of their own. By the time my clients find me, they feel very distant from who they are and the life they used to enjoy. The people I work with want to stop obsessing about food and appearance. Many struggle with anxiety, depression, or traumatic histories. A small part of them believes life can be better and is searching for guidance on how to get there.
My clients have been trying to make changes for a long time. Sometimes their struggles take over and cause them to do drastic things like over-exercise, binge, purge, or restrict. For a moment they feel better. But over time, their struggles begin to take on a life of their own. By the time my clients find me, they feel very distant from who they are and the life they used to enjoy. The people I work with want to stop obsessing about food and appearance. Many struggle with anxiety, depression, or traumatic histories. A small part of them believes life can be better and is searching for guidance on how to get there.
(669) 222-8571 View (669) 222-8571
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Headway
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95113  (Online Only)
I would like to acknowledge and welcome you for taking a bold first step toward your wellness and recovery journey. My goal is the prevention and reduction of risk factors for emotional and behavioral problems and the promotion of metal health wellness. Utilizing evidence-based practices, I will work with you to help you learn to manage your difficult emotions and develop tools that work for you. I believe once something becomes shareable, it becomes more bearable.
I would like to acknowledge and welcome you for taking a bold first step toward your wellness and recovery journey. My goal is the prevention and reduction of risk factors for emotional and behavioral problems and the promotion of metal health wellness. Utilizing evidence-based practices, I will work with you to help you learn to manage your difficult emotions and develop tools that work for you. I believe once something becomes shareable, it becomes more bearable.
(650) 844-1053 View (650) 844-1053
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Psychological Testing & Evaluations - Dr. Dean
Psychologist, PsyD, QME, Author
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95113
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.
(650) 719-1562 View (650) 719-1562
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Two Chairs - San Jose
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, PsyD, LCSW, LMFT, LPCC
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95113
Two Chairs was founded in 2017 with a mission to build a world where everyone has access to exceptional mental healthcare. We're creating a better experience for both patients and clinicians by starting with an in-depth, research-backed matching process to ensure the ideal patient-therapist fit, offering hybrid care that gives patients and clinicians flexibility between in-person and virtual sessions, and measuring outcomes to ensure patients get better faster.
Two Chairs was founded in 2017 with a mission to build a world where everyone has access to exceptional mental healthcare. We're creating a better experience for both patients and clinicians by starting with an in-depth, research-backed matching process to ensure the ideal patient-therapist fit, offering hybrid care that gives patients and clinicians flexibility between in-person and virtual sessions, and measuring outcomes to ensure patients get better faster.
(408) 617-8096 View (408) 617-8096
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Naomi David
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95113  (Online Only)
"The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction not a destination" - Carl Rogers. As a therapist, I believe in helping clients find (or rediscover) their direction in living the life that best suits them. I also believe that one of the most important factors in therapy is the goodness of "fit" between therapist and client. Through the therapeutic process, I work towards helping clients learn insights about their life, which in turn help them to make better choices and find more overall satisfaction in their life.
"The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction not a destination" - Carl Rogers. As a therapist, I believe in helping clients find (or rediscover) their direction in living the life that best suits them. I also believe that one of the most important factors in therapy is the goodness of "fit" between therapist and client. Through the therapeutic process, I work towards helping clients learn insights about their life, which in turn help them to make better choices and find more overall satisfaction in their life.
(650) 523-7695 View (650) 523-7695
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Framework Associates
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95113  (Online Only)
Want to use your insurance to pay for therapy, but having a hard time finding a therapist who's accepting new clients? Stop your endless searching and skip the waitlists! We'd love to offer some help. Please visit FrameworkPsych.com to schedule your first appointment. Framework Associates was founded on the principles of providing affordable, accessible therapy from highly qualified therapists. We've invested in the latest healthcare technology that allows you to securely videochat with a therapist from the comfort of your own home.
Want to use your insurance to pay for therapy, but having a hard time finding a therapist who's accepting new clients? Stop your endless searching and skip the waitlists! We'd love to offer some help. Please visit FrameworkPsych.com to schedule your first appointment. Framework Associates was founded on the principles of providing affordable, accessible therapy from highly qualified therapists. We've invested in the latest healthcare technology that allows you to securely videochat with a therapist from the comfort of your own home.
(310) 807-2761 View (310) 807-2761
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Bryan Cafferky
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MDiv, CFLE
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
San Jose, CA 95113
Here you will find a compassionate & authentic space in which you learn to more deeply connect with yourself (and others), so you can finally discover what's behind your typical “knee-jerk reactions” & why your “go to” coping strategies seem to cause more distress than the original problems! Then we'll make meaningful shifts to uncover new and healthier ways to approach life and relationships. Clients often come to me for help with a broad range of concerns, like: trauma, anxiety, depression, pain, existential malaise, creative blocks, infertility challenges, grief, & family/relationship drama and communication difficulties.
Here you will find a compassionate & authentic space in which you learn to more deeply connect with yourself (and others), so you can finally discover what's behind your typical “knee-jerk reactions” & why your “go to” coping strategies seem to cause more distress than the original problems! Then we'll make meaningful shifts to uncover new and healthier ways to approach life and relationships. Clients often come to me for help with a broad range of concerns, like: trauma, anxiety, depression, pain, existential malaise, creative blocks, infertility challenges, grief, & family/relationship drama and communication difficulties.
(909) 328-6179 View (909) 328-6179
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Patrick Middleton Christian Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95113
Welcome. I work with adults and teens looking for Christ-centered professional therapy. Being Christian doesn't make us immune to suffering and you're not alone in your struggles. We live in a fallen world. Family issues, trauma, suffering, depression, anxiety and extreme anger are very real challenges that any of us can face from time to time. I work with people who are tired of the way things have been going in their life, and are wanting to see change as quickly as possible.
Welcome. I work with adults and teens looking for Christ-centered professional therapy. Being Christian doesn't make us immune to suffering and you're not alone in your struggles. We live in a fallen world. Family issues, trauma, suffering, depression, anxiety and extreme anger are very real challenges that any of us can face from time to time. I work with people who are tired of the way things have been going in their life, and are wanting to see change as quickly as possible.
(661) 205-5325 View (661) 205-5325
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Nadia Akhtar Sim
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
San Jose, CA 95113  (Online Only)
I believe the foundation of living a truly fulfilling life comes from genuine and nurturing connection to others. As a therapist, my work consists of helping you find this type of connection through embracing vulnerability and increasing acceptance. Through our collaboration, we can gently and compassionately explore your needs, hopes, and fears while empowering you to utilize your strengths. Ultimately, you will arrive at a place of greater integration of all parts of yourself, while developing greater curiosity and understanding of the painful emotions and challenges that arise throughout life.
I believe the foundation of living a truly fulfilling life comes from genuine and nurturing connection to others. As a therapist, my work consists of helping you find this type of connection through embracing vulnerability and increasing acceptance. Through our collaboration, we can gently and compassionately explore your needs, hopes, and fears while empowering you to utilize your strengths. Ultimately, you will arrive at a place of greater integration of all parts of yourself, while developing greater curiosity and understanding of the painful emotions and challenges that arise throughout life.
(323) 629-4886 View (323) 629-4886
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Ashley Ayala
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Jose, CA 95113  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Accredited Parenting Coach, and Founder of The Modern Parent. Through my deep healing work with families, I have learned how vital it is to fully understand yourself in order to show up in alignment with whom you want to be. The clients I work with are ready to better understand how their current and past stressors, relationships, and concerns are getting in the way of living life fully and enjoying it. We peel back the layers and story that we have been told about the "problem" or how we view the "problem" and shift this narrative to one that allows us to function in a way we deserve.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Accredited Parenting Coach, and Founder of The Modern Parent. Through my deep healing work with families, I have learned how vital it is to fully understand yourself in order to show up in alignment with whom you want to be. The clients I work with are ready to better understand how their current and past stressors, relationships, and concerns are getting in the way of living life fully and enjoying it. We peel back the layers and story that we have been told about the "problem" or how we view the "problem" and shift this narrative to one that allows us to function in a way we deserve.
(650) 590-5841 View (650) 590-5841
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Lushi Zhang
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
San Jose, CA 95113
Are you feeling stuck? Maybe you’re facing a lot of stress, Maybe you’re struggling with your relationship, Maybe your anxiety and depression gets really unbearable, Maybe what happened in the past is still haunting you. It’s really overwhelming that you have tried so hard but couldn’t get out of the darkness. If this is you, you're in the right place. I am here to listen and help! I believe that everyone can change and grow even during the times you feel helpless and hopeless. I have witnessed powerful healing and growth in my presence.
Are you feeling stuck? Maybe you’re facing a lot of stress, Maybe you’re struggling with your relationship, Maybe your anxiety and depression gets really unbearable, Maybe what happened in the past is still haunting you. It’s really overwhelming that you have tried so hard but couldn’t get out of the darkness. If this is you, you're in the right place. I am here to listen and help! I believe that everyone can change and grow even during the times you feel helpless and hopeless. I have witnessed powerful healing and growth in my presence.
(408) 665-7651 View (408) 665-7651
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G. Katie Dashtban
Psychologist, MA, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Jose, CA 95113  (Online Only)
Persons who have been coping with their ongoing psychological or physical health issues and are in need of a strong and structured therapy environment in which they can finally understand why their problems keep coming up and how to put an end to their chronic struggles are strongly welcomed to call my practice.
Persons who have been coping with their ongoing psychological or physical health issues and are in need of a strong and structured therapy environment in which they can finally understand why their problems keep coming up and how to put an end to their chronic struggles are strongly welcomed to call my practice.
(510) 808-6167 View (510) 808-6167
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Autry Jamison
Marriage & Family Therapist, BA, MA, LMFT, APCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
San Jose, CA 95113
Are you feeling depressed, anxious, or stuck from losing someone or something you love, and not sure how to move forward? Do you struggle with anger, bitterness, or resentment, and can not figure out the root of the problem? Have you lost your joy, peace, and motivation for life, and find it difficult to love and trust others. Welcome! You have arrived at a great place to receive help. I am here to serve and be a guide to your mental, emotional, and spiritual journey. I am passionate about helping individual's process grief, transition through loss, regain hope, and discover their purpose in life.
Are you feeling depressed, anxious, or stuck from losing someone or something you love, and not sure how to move forward? Do you struggle with anger, bitterness, or resentment, and can not figure out the root of the problem? Have you lost your joy, peace, and motivation for life, and find it difficult to love and trust others. Welcome! You have arrived at a great place to receive help. I am here to serve and be a guide to your mental, emotional, and spiritual journey. I am passionate about helping individual's process grief, transition through loss, regain hope, and discover their purpose in life.
(408) 872-8409 View (408) 872-8409

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Number of Therapists in 95113

30+

Average cost per session

$200

Therapists in 95113 who prioritize treating:

82% Depression
82% Anxiety
74% Relationship Issues
71% Stress
68% Self Esteem
68% Life Transitions
63% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

67% Aetna
60% Cigna and Evernorth
60% Other

How Therapists in 95113 see their clients

53% In Person and Online
47% Online Only

Gender breakdown

73% Female
27% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 95113?

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.