Therapists in 95124

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Clint Gaver
Marriage & Family Therapist, LPCC, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Jose, CA 95124  (Online Only)
I only offer Video now, but take all insurances. Life has shown up, and you might feel depressed, anxious, lonely, or angry. Has your self-esteem plummeted? Are you struggling in your relationships? Do you: Beat yourself up? Use drugs or alcohol to cope with life? Have unresolved grief, trauma, or shame? Has your inner critic taken control of you? Do you believe the lies it tells you? If you answered YES, then you've found the right place to transform your life and heal. In therapy, I provide a safe, caring, and nonjudgmental setting, using evidence-based theories. "Thank you, Clint! My self-confidence is stronger than ever" -Kim.
I only offer Video now, but take all insurances. Life has shown up, and you might feel depressed, anxious, lonely, or angry. Has your self-esteem plummeted? Are you struggling in your relationships? Do you: Beat yourself up? Use drugs or alcohol to cope with life? Have unresolved grief, trauma, or shame? Has your inner critic taken control of you? Do you believe the lies it tells you? If you answered YES, then you've found the right place to transform your life and heal. In therapy, I provide a safe, caring, and nonjudgmental setting, using evidence-based theories. "Thank you, Clint! My self-confidence is stronger than ever" -Kim.
(408) 981-4700 View (408) 981-4700
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Sheila C Brown
Counselor, MA, LPCC, NCC
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95124
If you struggle with anxiety and depression, you may have a difficult time feeling connected to others. Feeling isolated and alone can lead to unhealthy coping skills. We all experience times when we feel stuck, hopeless, or overwhelmed. You don’t have to stay trapped in these negative patterns and feelings. I have extensive experience working with tweens, teens, and adults and provide a safe space where individuals can be themselves and feel heard and valued.
If you struggle with anxiety and depression, you may have a difficult time feeling connected to others. Feeling isolated and alone can lead to unhealthy coping skills. We all experience times when we feel stuck, hopeless, or overwhelmed. You don’t have to stay trapped in these negative patterns and feelings. I have extensive experience working with tweens, teens, and adults and provide a safe space where individuals can be themselves and feel heard and valued.
(408) 709-7341 View (408) 709-7341
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Maritza Noriega
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
San Jose, CA 95124
Hi I’m Maritza Noriega. I’m a licensed marriage and family therapist with seven years of experience providing mental health services to individuals, children, adolescents, and families. I have experience using different therapeutic modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy to treat anxiety, depression, and trauma. I specialize in working with culturally diverse populations and am fluently bilingual in Spanish. I’m passionate about helping others and am committed to supporting, encouraging, and guiding individuals in addressing their mental health needs.
Hi I’m Maritza Noriega. I’m a licensed marriage and family therapist with seven years of experience providing mental health services to individuals, children, adolescents, and families. I have experience using different therapeutic modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy to treat anxiety, depression, and trauma. I specialize in working with culturally diverse populations and am fluently bilingual in Spanish. I’m passionate about helping others and am committed to supporting, encouraging, and guiding individuals in addressing their mental health needs.
(408) 539-3501 View (408) 539-3501
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Harry Motro - Couples Specialist
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT, PC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
San Jose, CA 95124
Need a therapist who specializes in COUPLES? Struggling with communication, anger, infidelity, Neurodiversity/Asperger's, or blending a family? Consider me because I : 1 - am fully dedicated to couples therapy, 2 - offer a Custom Content Library so you can extend therapy work between sessions, 3 - have specialized couples training at the Master's & Doctoral levels, 4 - teach Couples Therapy as an Adjunct Professor, & 5 - have been married 36 years with adult children. Working with a couples specialist, gives you the best chance to heal your relationship so you can feel safer, trusted and loved.
Need a therapist who specializes in COUPLES? Struggling with communication, anger, infidelity, Neurodiversity/Asperger's, or blending a family? Consider me because I : 1 - am fully dedicated to couples therapy, 2 - offer a Custom Content Library so you can extend therapy work between sessions, 3 - have specialized couples training at the Master's & Doctoral levels, 4 - teach Couples Therapy as an Adjunct Professor, & 5 - have been married 36 years with adult children. Working with a couples specialist, gives you the best chance to heal your relationship so you can feel safer, trusted and loved.
(408) 824-7367 View (408) 824-7367
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Nancy Nguyen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PPSC, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95124  (Online Only)
You may be feeling stuck, hopeless, defeated. You may be stuck in a cycle of depression and/or anxiety. You may be questioning your purpose and the path you've been on. You may be struggling with a life transition or a new role. I believe each individual and circumstance is unique, and as such, take great care in my assessments to get to know you. As a trauma therapist, I am sensitive to what you've been through and where you want to go. Along the journey we will discover marked paths and reveal new insights.
You may be feeling stuck, hopeless, defeated. You may be stuck in a cycle of depression and/or anxiety. You may be questioning your purpose and the path you've been on. You may be struggling with a life transition or a new role. I believe each individual and circumstance is unique, and as such, take great care in my assessments to get to know you. As a trauma therapist, I am sensitive to what you've been through and where you want to go. Along the journey we will discover marked paths and reveal new insights.
(831) 322-0412 View (831) 322-0412
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Hannah DuVon
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95124
I specialize in helping adults and children of all ages with anxiety, depression, behavior problems, attachment issues, social learning problems, oppositional behaviors, ADHD and issues of inattention, Austism spectrum behaviors, and developmental and learning disorders. I also help parents who need support and parenting coaching around attachment, bonding, discipline, limit setting,managing behaviors, support with IEPs. For the early intervention part of my practice, I see parents and young children with issues around separation anxiety, lack of self soothing, self harming, attachment with parents, and developmental delays (language, gross motor, social emotional development, etc.)
I specialize in helping adults and children of all ages with anxiety, depression, behavior problems, attachment issues, social learning problems, oppositional behaviors, ADHD and issues of inattention, Austism spectrum behaviors, and developmental and learning disorders. I also help parents who need support and parenting coaching around attachment, bonding, discipline, limit setting,managing behaviors, support with IEPs. For the early intervention part of my practice, I see parents and young children with issues around separation anxiety, lack of self soothing, self harming, attachment with parents, and developmental delays (language, gross motor, social emotional development, etc.)
(408) 816-1055 View (408) 816-1055
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Lori Tucker Howard
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95124  (Online Only)
Are you experiencing the loss of a loved one, a relationship or a job, or perhaps you have lost your sense of self and just feel stuck? Are you struggling with marriage or relationship issues or transitions in life and just don't know how to move forward? You are not alone. I believe that we all can achieve a deeper understanding of ourselves and find purpose within a safe relationship which therapy can provide.
Are you experiencing the loss of a loved one, a relationship or a job, or perhaps you have lost your sense of self and just feel stuck? Are you struggling with marriage or relationship issues or transitions in life and just don't know how to move forward? You are not alone. I believe that we all can achieve a deeper understanding of ourselves and find purpose within a safe relationship which therapy can provide.
(669) 232-8085 View (669) 232-8085
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Michael Hwang
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95124
I grew up in an environment full of tension and abuse and often felt labeled the family's black sheep. To escape, I withdrew and shut out the world. Decades later, I found my way to therapy. It was an overwhelming process to get started. But I persevered because I needed a way out of my pain. Slowly through therapy, I became someone that I respected and felt more connected to myself and others. I can now say that I live a more balanced and hopeful life.
I grew up in an environment full of tension and abuse and often felt labeled the family's black sheep. To escape, I withdrew and shut out the world. Decades later, I found my way to therapy. It was an overwhelming process to get started. But I persevered because I needed a way out of my pain. Slowly through therapy, I became someone that I respected and felt more connected to myself and others. I can now say that I live a more balanced and hopeful life.
(408) 668-1985 View (408) 668-1985
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Holly-Marie Arce
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Jose, CA 95124
Dr. Arce is a licensed clinical psychologist, experienced in working with multicultural individuals, catering treatment to patient's needs. She has worked in multiple settings including: university counseling, hospitals, medical school, and community mental health agencies. Most recently she has worked with couples in pre-marital counseling. Dr. Arce specializes in life transitions, anxiety disorders, depression, heath-related difficulties, relationships, and spiritual development. Communication of needs and progress are reviewed regularly to ensure that each patient finds value in the time spent in treatment.
Dr. Arce is a licensed clinical psychologist, experienced in working with multicultural individuals, catering treatment to patient's needs. She has worked in multiple settings including: university counseling, hospitals, medical school, and community mental health agencies. Most recently she has worked with couples in pre-marital counseling. Dr. Arce specializes in life transitions, anxiety disorders, depression, heath-related difficulties, relationships, and spiritual development. Communication of needs and progress are reviewed regularly to ensure that each patient finds value in the time spent in treatment.
(408) 669-4076 View (408) 669-4076
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Nichole Brandon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95124
Greetings, my name is Nichole Brandon, and I prefer to be called Nikkie. I am a licensed clinical social worker and provide teletherapy all through California. I have spent much of my career working in specialty mental health, providing services to those with moderate to severe mental health conditions. Anyone diagnosed with Bi-Polar, Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, Schizophrenia, and Schizoaffective. I believe everyone deserves support during tough times, and many are isolated. We are all capable of finding meaning in life, developing skills to achieve recovery, and recognizing we can move forward.
Greetings, my name is Nichole Brandon, and I prefer to be called Nikkie. I am a licensed clinical social worker and provide teletherapy all through California. I have spent much of my career working in specialty mental health, providing services to those with moderate to severe mental health conditions. Anyone diagnosed with Bi-Polar, Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, Schizophrenia, and Schizoaffective. I believe everyone deserves support during tough times, and many are isolated. We are all capable of finding meaning in life, developing skills to achieve recovery, and recognizing we can move forward.
(408) 882-1804 View (408) 882-1804
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Anxiety Treatment Services
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
San Jose, CA 95124
Dr. Dufford received specialized training and experience in treating anxiety disorders at the Anxiety Treatment Center with Dr. Bourne, author of The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook. Since 1993 Dr. Dufford is director of Anxiety Treatment Services treating Generalized Anxiety, OCD, PTSD, Panic Attacks, Agoraphobia, Specific Phobias, Social Anxiety and related issues: addiction, anger, depression, Trichotillomania/Excoriation, relationships, sleep/insomnia, grief and self-esteem. He is a professional member of the California Psychological Association, Obsessive Compulsive Foundation and EMDR International Association. Dr. Dufford is certified as a Cognitive-Behavioral Therapist, Clinical Hypnotherapist, Expert in Traumatic Stress and Addictions Counselor.
Dr. Dufford received specialized training and experience in treating anxiety disorders at the Anxiety Treatment Center with Dr. Bourne, author of The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook. Since 1993 Dr. Dufford is director of Anxiety Treatment Services treating Generalized Anxiety, OCD, PTSD, Panic Attacks, Agoraphobia, Specific Phobias, Social Anxiety and related issues: addiction, anger, depression, Trichotillomania/Excoriation, relationships, sleep/insomnia, grief and self-esteem. He is a professional member of the California Psychological Association, Obsessive Compulsive Foundation and EMDR International Association. Dr. Dufford is certified as a Cognitive-Behavioral Therapist, Clinical Hypnotherapist, Expert in Traumatic Stress and Addictions Counselor.
(408) 384-9838 View (408) 384-9838
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Forest Benedict
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
San Jose, CA 95124  (Online Only)
When we have too much emotional pain, we can't truly live free. Our brains are wired to avoid pain at all costs. We will do anything in our power to prevent pain or run from pain when it is activated. The countless strategies we create to avoid pain include distraction, addiction, people-pleasing, self-criticism, perfectionism, & performance. All of our strategies work for awhile but not long-term. Living a life with the sole purpose of avoiding pain is not freedom. It's not the life most people want to live. What if the key to freedom was not in finding new ways to prevent or cope with the pain but to actually heal the pain?
When we have too much emotional pain, we can't truly live free. Our brains are wired to avoid pain at all costs. We will do anything in our power to prevent pain or run from pain when it is activated. The countless strategies we create to avoid pain include distraction, addiction, people-pleasing, self-criticism, perfectionism, & performance. All of our strategies work for awhile but not long-term. Living a life with the sole purpose of avoiding pain is not freedom. It's not the life most people want to live. What if the key to freedom was not in finding new ways to prevent or cope with the pain but to actually heal the pain?
(916) 702-3528 View (916) 702-3528
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Armando Francisco Luna-Medina
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Jose, CA 95124
People do not exist in a vacuum. The person you are today is a collage of various influences and experiences. These influences range from relationships with family and friends, community, religion, spiritual beliefs, socioeconomic backgrounds, education, and the culture in which you were raised. What brought you in today does not solely define you and it may not be the root of your pain. Through therapy, we have the potential to move beneath the surface and go deeper into the roots of your struggles to help you develop a greater understanding of what troubles you.
People do not exist in a vacuum. The person you are today is a collage of various influences and experiences. These influences range from relationships with family and friends, community, religion, spiritual beliefs, socioeconomic backgrounds, education, and the culture in which you were raised. What brought you in today does not solely define you and it may not be the root of your pain. Through therapy, we have the potential to move beneath the surface and go deeper into the roots of your struggles to help you develop a greater understanding of what troubles you.
(408) 703-6774 View (408) 703-6774
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Melissa Gutierrez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95124
Hello, my name is Melissa Gutierrez, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with years of experience working with children and families in my community. I have experience and knowledge working with infants, adolescents, parents, and adults. I have a passion for giving back and supporting my clients who have experienced trauma, loss, anxiety, depression, and disruptive behaviors in their daily lives. I believe in a strengths-based approach and have the training to support my work with clients from diverse backgrounds. I am also bi-lingual, Spanish speaking.
Hello, my name is Melissa Gutierrez, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with years of experience working with children and families in my community. I have experience and knowledge working with infants, adolescents, parents, and adults. I have a passion for giving back and supporting my clients who have experienced trauma, loss, anxiety, depression, and disruptive behaviors in their daily lives. I believe in a strengths-based approach and have the training to support my work with clients from diverse backgrounds. I am also bi-lingual, Spanish speaking.
(408) 351-0049 View (408) 351-0049
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Barbara Jandu
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Jose, CA 95124  (Online Only)
Sometimes grief is due to losing a loved one. Other times it's loss of a dream, or how life used to be before that difficult diagnosis. As a Christian therapist, I help couples, perinatal moms, teens, and individual adults work through life transitions, grief, depression, and anxiety, without fear of judgement. There is hope. I can give you hands-on tools to try at home, and even help you laugh again. Working together, we'll set goals based on your values, then help you meet them using and empathetic evidence-based approach. It takes strength to take the first step. I'll meet you where you are and be with you every step of the way.
Sometimes grief is due to losing a loved one. Other times it's loss of a dream, or how life used to be before that difficult diagnosis. As a Christian therapist, I help couples, perinatal moms, teens, and individual adults work through life transitions, grief, depression, and anxiety, without fear of judgement. There is hope. I can give you hands-on tools to try at home, and even help you laugh again. Working together, we'll set goals based on your values, then help you meet them using and empathetic evidence-based approach. It takes strength to take the first step. I'll meet you where you are and be with you every step of the way.
(408) 478-2158 View (408) 478-2158
Rosemarie Carver
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95124
Stag of life issues for client. Job ,relationship issues, Additions. Depression. aging and mental health/depression.
Stag of life issues for client. Job ,relationship issues, Additions. Depression. aging and mental health/depression.
(408) 831-6981 View (408) 831-6981
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Valerie L. Andrews Phd
Psychologist, PhD, MA
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95124
(Secure Video Conferencing is available). I am a licensed neuropsychologist with expertise in how behavior and skills are related. I help adults, parents, and their children, who are struggling and those who are gifted (2e). The joy of my work is to help identify a child's or adult's strengths, so that the weak areas do not define who you are. A correct diagnosis helps you determine the most effective ways forward. These evaluations are also used in school 504 or IEP's, SAT, &ACT accommodations. An evaluation is also helpful if you're concerned about memory or dementia. Affiliation: CPA; Special Needs Professionals, Board President
(Secure Video Conferencing is available). I am a licensed neuropsychologist with expertise in how behavior and skills are related. I help adults, parents, and their children, who are struggling and those who are gifted (2e). The joy of my work is to help identify a child's or adult's strengths, so that the weak areas do not define who you are. A correct diagnosis helps you determine the most effective ways forward. These evaluations are also used in school 504 or IEP's, SAT, &ACT accommodations. An evaluation is also helpful if you're concerned about memory or dementia. Affiliation: CPA; Special Needs Professionals, Board President
(760) 919-4674 View (760) 919-4674
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Inna Kuchmenko
Associate Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95124  (Online Only)
Carl Jung said: “It is what you are that heals, not what you know”. The journey of self-discovery is exactly that – getting to know and deeply appreciating your true and authentic self, even when that essence may be covered by trauma, hardship and suffering. It is this uncovering that many who experience psychotherapy to be transformative and healing refer to as a “re-birth”, a coming home to and an unfolding of who you truly are. Engaging in the process of self-inquiry can be a rewarding and even a life-changing experience, especially in the presence of an empathic and compassionate other.
Carl Jung said: “It is what you are that heals, not what you know”. The journey of self-discovery is exactly that – getting to know and deeply appreciating your true and authentic self, even when that essence may be covered by trauma, hardship and suffering. It is this uncovering that many who experience psychotherapy to be transformative and healing refer to as a “re-birth”, a coming home to and an unfolding of who you truly are. Engaging in the process of self-inquiry can be a rewarding and even a life-changing experience, especially in the presence of an empathic and compassionate other.
(650) 686-2103 View (650) 686-2103
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Kathryn (Katie) Wampler
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Jose, CA 95124
We are surrounded by feedback, sometimes even dependent on it. Everyone has an opinion for us. Perhaps you have become so accustomed to the sounds of other voices speaking into your life that you aren’t even sure what your own voice sounds like anymore. Finding a place where you can be truly heard, without the pressure of taking on someone else’s “should” for your life, can be a struggle.
We are surrounded by feedback, sometimes even dependent on it. Everyone has an opinion for us. Perhaps you have become so accustomed to the sounds of other voices speaking into your life that you aren’t even sure what your own voice sounds like anymore. Finding a place where you can be truly heard, without the pressure of taking on someone else’s “should” for your life, can be a struggle.
(408) 521-1225 View (408) 521-1225
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Anthony Medaro
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BCD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Jose, CA 95124
The most common issues that people seek help with include: feelings of sadness or depression, excessive worry, fear or anxiety, drug and alcohol abuse, codependency, enhancing and fine tuning one’s recovery program, relationship issues, grief and loss of a loved one, surviving trauma, life change or transition decisions, cyber addiction, dealing with other’s substance abuse, social anxiety and conflict at work.
The most common issues that people seek help with include: feelings of sadness or depression, excessive worry, fear or anxiety, drug and alcohol abuse, codependency, enhancing and fine tuning one’s recovery program, relationship issues, grief and loss of a loved one, surviving trauma, life change or transition decisions, cyber addiction, dealing with other’s substance abuse, social anxiety and conflict at work.
(408) 762-5993 View (408) 762-5993

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 95124

100+

Average cost per session

$185

Therapists in 95124 who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
90% Depression
77% Relationship Issues
73% Self Esteem
72% Stress
68% Grief
65% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

60% Aetna
53% Cigna and Evernorth
52% Anthem | Elevance

How Therapists in 95124 see their clients

69% In Person and Online
31% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
15% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 95124?

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.