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Christi Bell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95127
Hello! My name is Christi Bell. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and I'm looking forward to working with you! I believe that the best therapy happens in partnership between the therapist and the client. My focus of clinical practice is working with teenagers and adults in the LGBTQIA2S+ community and survivors of trauma. I look forward to getting to know you better! I enjoy working with adolescents and adults up to age 50 who have been diagnosed with depression, anxiety, panic disorder, bipolar disorder, body dysmorphia, and PTSD. I specialize in working with members of the LGBTQIA2S+ community and survivors of trauma.
Hello! My name is Christi Bell. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and I'm looking forward to working with you! I believe that the best therapy happens in partnership between the therapist and the client. My focus of clinical practice is working with teenagers and adults in the LGBTQIA2S+ community and survivors of trauma. I look forward to getting to know you better! I enjoy working with adolescents and adults up to age 50 who have been diagnosed with depression, anxiety, panic disorder, bipolar disorder, body dysmorphia, and PTSD. I specialize in working with members of the LGBTQIA2S+ community and survivors of trauma.
(650) 663-4273 View (650) 663-4273
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LaToya Cheathon
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95127
Hello. I am LaToya Cheathon, Licensed Marriage n Family Therapist. I specialize in working with couples on sex and relationship related concerns. I help couples with improving healthy communication, increasing intimacy and emotionally safety in the relationship, and supporting the growth of each partner as an individual by exploring patterns that are present in their life and relationships. I utilize Gottman Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness when working with my clients.
Hello. I am LaToya Cheathon, Licensed Marriage n Family Therapist. I specialize in working with couples on sex and relationship related concerns. I help couples with improving healthy communication, increasing intimacy and emotionally safety in the relationship, and supporting the growth of each partner as an individual by exploring patterns that are present in their life and relationships. I utilize Gottman Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness when working with my clients.
(408) 539-0010 View (408) 539-0010
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Teyhou Smyth
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95127
Hi I am Dr. Teyhou Smyth and am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California Originally from the United Kingdom, I earned an M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy at the California School of Professional Psychology and hold a doctorate degree in Education. I place a high value on personal development and allowing for the achievement of one’s full potential so that they may become the best version of themselves.
Hi I am Dr. Teyhou Smyth and am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California Originally from the United Kingdom, I earned an M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy at the California School of Professional Psychology and hold a doctorate degree in Education. I place a high value on personal development and allowing for the achievement of one’s full potential so that they may become the best version of themselves.
(408) 676-3949 View (408) 676-3949
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Alisha Ready
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95127
My name is Alisha Ready, LCSW. There are seasons of our lives where we may feel lost or hopeless, and unsure how to move forward. I truly believe everyone has the strength and ability to find healing and peace. My passion is to create an emotionally safe and supportive environment to support you through your brave journey. I specialize in working with individuals and couples who may be experiencing anxiety, depression, family conflict, infertility, issues related to adoption, new life transitions, postpartum mood disorders, past trauma, or disrupted attachment.
My name is Alisha Ready, LCSW. There are seasons of our lives where we may feel lost or hopeless, and unsure how to move forward. I truly believe everyone has the strength and ability to find healing and peace. My passion is to create an emotionally safe and supportive environment to support you through your brave journey. I specialize in working with individuals and couples who may be experiencing anxiety, depression, family conflict, infertility, issues related to adoption, new life transitions, postpartum mood disorders, past trauma, or disrupted attachment.
(650) 880-6241 View (650) 880-6241
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Lupine Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Jose, CA 95127  (Online Only)
I enjoy supporting a wide variety of populations, but I find myself most able to support mothers in their pregnancies, their postpartum period and sometimes, their loss. My clients come to me because they are adjusting to the major life change of becoming a mother or sometimes having to make difficult health choices that they never anticipated needing to make. I also work with adults who have been hurt by life; people who have experienced traumatic events and are ready to not be defined by their trauma anymore.
I enjoy supporting a wide variety of populations, but I find myself most able to support mothers in their pregnancies, their postpartum period and sometimes, their loss. My clients come to me because they are adjusting to the major life change of becoming a mother or sometimes having to make difficult health choices that they never anticipated needing to make. I also work with adults who have been hurt by life; people who have experienced traumatic events and are ready to not be defined by their trauma anymore.
(408) 669-4071 View (408) 669-4071
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Michael Southerland
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95127
Hi! My name is Michael Southerland, and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family therapist working in the Los Angeles, CA area. This means I focus primarily on relationships, be it individuals having difficulty with rough spots in life, couples, children, and families. I am comfortable working with almost any problem. However, my specialties include depression, anxiety, substance abuse and addiction, codependency, ADHD, and especially LGBT + engender identity. Don't hesitate to reach out to me and ask me if I have experience in working with clients like you. I'm looking forward to hearing.
Hi! My name is Michael Southerland, and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family therapist working in the Los Angeles, CA area. This means I focus primarily on relationships, be it individuals having difficulty with rough spots in life, couples, children, and families. I am comfortable working with almost any problem. However, my specialties include depression, anxiety, substance abuse and addiction, codependency, ADHD, and especially LGBT + engender identity. Don't hesitate to reach out to me and ask me if I have experience in working with clients like you. I'm looking forward to hearing.
(650) 670-4976 View (650) 670-4976
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Barbara Labinger
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95127
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Counselor based in California. I relate to clients with a mix of compassionate listening and down-to-earth dialogue. My approach to therapy is eclectic, primarily what's called "client centered." My toolbox includes body awareness, mindfulness, and expressive arts. It's my belief that the relationship is the most important factor in successful therapy. I’ve worked with a broad diversity of individuals, couples and families.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Counselor based in California. I relate to clients with a mix of compassionate listening and down-to-earth dialogue. My approach to therapy is eclectic, primarily what's called "client centered." My toolbox includes body awareness, mindfulness, and expressive arts. It's my belief that the relationship is the most important factor in successful therapy. I’ve worked with a broad diversity of individuals, couples and families.
(408) 676-4930 View (408) 676-4930
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Alison Tan
Psychologist, LCP
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95127
My name is Alison, and I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist. I specialize in anxiety and depression and work with clients to increase their self-efficacy through building their sense of control and self-understanding. I typically work with adults addressing anxiety and depression that may have become more apparent due to stressors, relationship difficulties, transitions, life experiences, health changes, and sometimes a compounding of all the above. I work to help my clients navigate these transition periods and to build skills to allow them to feel more confident about themselves and their ability to tackle future difficulties.
My name is Alison, and I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist. I specialize in anxiety and depression and work with clients to increase their self-efficacy through building their sense of control and self-understanding. I typically work with adults addressing anxiety and depression that may have become more apparent due to stressors, relationship difficulties, transitions, life experiences, health changes, and sometimes a compounding of all the above. I work to help my clients navigate these transition periods and to build skills to allow them to feel more confident about themselves and their ability to tackle future difficulties.
(408) 413-2023 View (408) 413-2023
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Angela Reinhold
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95127
Hello, my name is Angela Reinhold, LCSW. I have spent nearly 10 years assessing individual and psychosocial needs of patients from youth to adults. The therapeutic approaches I lean towards consist of psychodynamic, CBT, DBT, client-centered therapy, and supportive therapy. I spent 7 years working with children, pre-teens, and teenagers, and the last 10 years working with adults. Conditions I feel most comfortable treating consist of clients struggling with depression, anxiety, self-regulation (mood), sexuality, and substance use.
Hello, my name is Angela Reinhold, LCSW. I have spent nearly 10 years assessing individual and psychosocial needs of patients from youth to adults. The therapeutic approaches I lean towards consist of psychodynamic, CBT, DBT, client-centered therapy, and supportive therapy. I spent 7 years working with children, pre-teens, and teenagers, and the last 10 years working with adults. Conditions I feel most comfortable treating consist of clients struggling with depression, anxiety, self-regulation (mood), sexuality, and substance use.
(408) 547-9063 View (408) 547-9063
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Melissa Alexander
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95127
Hello! My name is Melissa Alexander and I am an LMFT and a Registered Art Therapist. I typically work with adolescents and young adults that are going through stage of life struggles, dealing with depression or with anxiety. I also have some experience working with disordered eating and grief. I believe in a client centered approach, as well as using some creativity in sessions! I use a mixture of CBT and narrative therapy, along with solution focused aspects. I like to embody these theories through the use of Art Therapy.
Hello! My name is Melissa Alexander and I am an LMFT and a Registered Art Therapist. I typically work with adolescents and young adults that are going through stage of life struggles, dealing with depression or with anxiety. I also have some experience working with disordered eating and grief. I believe in a client centered approach, as well as using some creativity in sessions! I use a mixture of CBT and narrative therapy, along with solution focused aspects. I like to embody these theories through the use of Art Therapy.
(408) 715-3622 View (408) 715-3622
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Sophia Burton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95127
Hello, my name is Sophia Burton. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 14 years of experience. My approach to therapy is to provide you with emotional support as you navigate the challenges of life. In a non-judgmental and compassionate space, we will explore your strengths, challenges, and patterns of behavior. We will identify where you would like to make changes and will set goals to work toward those changes. Every person is unique and for this reason, my preferred approach to working with individuals is Eclectic Therapy.
Hello, my name is Sophia Burton. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 14 years of experience. My approach to therapy is to provide you with emotional support as you navigate the challenges of life. In a non-judgmental and compassionate space, we will explore your strengths, challenges, and patterns of behavior. We will identify where you would like to make changes and will set goals to work toward those changes. Every person is unique and for this reason, my preferred approach to working with individuals is Eclectic Therapy.
(650) 955-0833 View (650) 955-0833
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Janine Monson- Savage
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95127
Hello, My name is Janine Monson and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have over 20 years of experience providing mental health services to individuals, couples, families, and youth. I enjoy working with clients to navigate through life's many challenges and transitions in the healthiest way possible. I find that working with motivated clients who show up and are willing to put in the work are the most rewarding. I enjoy working with clients who want to get to know themselves at a deeper level and make positive changes.
Hello, My name is Janine Monson and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have over 20 years of experience providing mental health services to individuals, couples, families, and youth. I enjoy working with clients to navigate through life's many challenges and transitions in the healthiest way possible. I find that working with motivated clients who show up and are willing to put in the work are the most rewarding. I enjoy working with clients who want to get to know themselves at a deeper level and make positive changes.
(408) 900-6328 View (408) 900-6328
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Bethe Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95127  (Online Only)
Welcome! My name is Elizabeth Himsl-Elliott, most people call me Beth. I’m a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I love working with people who are going through life changes and/or when they want support in understanding and integrating experiences from the past. Even positive changes can be challenging to understand and integrate. I want you to know that all parts of you are welcome, even difficult or shameful parts. I approach our time together with a gentle curiosity and compassion, to support you in accepting all parts of you. All backgrounds and orientations are welcome. I look forward to working with you.
Welcome! My name is Elizabeth Himsl-Elliott, most people call me Beth. I’m a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I love working with people who are going through life changes and/or when they want support in understanding and integrating experiences from the past. Even positive changes can be challenging to understand and integrate. I want you to know that all parts of you are welcome, even difficult or shameful parts. I approach our time together with a gentle curiosity and compassion, to support you in accepting all parts of you. All backgrounds and orientations are welcome. I look forward to working with you.
(408) 617-9073 View (408) 617-9073
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Yadira Herrera
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, PPS, ASDCS
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95127  (Online Only)
Hello! My name is Yadira Herrera Escarrega, I am a Licensed Clinical Social worker providing psychotherapy services via telehealth in the state of California. Finding a therapist that you can connect with and trust can be a challenge. As a bilingual, spanish-english, bicultural women of color, born and raised in the bay area, raised by immigrant parents and a parent to neurodiverse children, I hold a particular lens and perspective that I utilize to best support my clients.
Hello! My name is Yadira Herrera Escarrega, I am a Licensed Clinical Social worker providing psychotherapy services via telehealth in the state of California. Finding a therapist that you can connect with and trust can be a challenge. As a bilingual, spanish-english, bicultural women of color, born and raised in the bay area, raised by immigrant parents and a parent to neurodiverse children, I hold a particular lens and perspective that I utilize to best support my clients.
(650) 860-4293 View (650) 860-4293
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John Breslin
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95127
John Breslin, LMFT 105601. My approach to therapy is working with the client in understanding what they are dealing with, what their challenges are, what obstacles they need to overcome, and supporting them throughout their journey. As a behaviorist CBT DBT, I have worked many years in the mental health field with children, teens, adults, and families. I specialize in anger management and co-parenting. I have also had the opportunity to work with Autistic children and their families in both in-home programs and school settings. I also was able to provide therapy at a couple of high schools as a part of the healthy start program.
John Breslin, LMFT 105601. My approach to therapy is working with the client in understanding what they are dealing with, what their challenges are, what obstacles they need to overcome, and supporting them throughout their journey. As a behaviorist CBT DBT, I have worked many years in the mental health field with children, teens, adults, and families. I specialize in anger management and co-parenting. I have also had the opportunity to work with Autistic children and their families in both in-home programs and school settings. I also was able to provide therapy at a couple of high schools as a part of the healthy start program.
(408) 669-3450 View (408) 669-3450
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Christina Wong
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95127
My name is Christina Wong, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in California since 2007. I use an eclectic, person-centered, and humanistic approach to meet the clients where they are. I enjoy working with adults of all ages. Of particular interest are immigrants or children of immigrant families to the United States. In the past 23 years of mental health practice, I had the honor to work with people of all ages and cultural backgrounds. My current focus is working with adults who struggle with anxiety, depression, grief, life stressors, stage-of-life issues, immigration, acculturation, and family and relational struggles.
My name is Christina Wong, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in California since 2007. I use an eclectic, person-centered, and humanistic approach to meet the clients where they are. I enjoy working with adults of all ages. Of particular interest are immigrants or children of immigrant families to the United States. In the past 23 years of mental health practice, I had the honor to work with people of all ages and cultural backgrounds. My current focus is working with adults who struggle with anxiety, depression, grief, life stressors, stage-of-life issues, immigration, acculturation, and family and relational struggles.
(323) 529-0679 View (323) 529-0679
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Loren Gabriela Reyes
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95127
My clients include children, teens, young adults, adults who are looking to expand their self-knowledge, heal and grow into the best version of themselves. My clients look for a safe place to talk about issues related to social justice, racial and economic struggles, purpose, social skills, trauma, relationship issues, low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, faith exploration and other struggles. My clients may be ambivalent about beginning therapy and I am open to forming a strong therapeutic alliance as a conduit for healing.
My clients include children, teens, young adults, adults who are looking to expand their self-knowledge, heal and grow into the best version of themselves. My clients look for a safe place to talk about issues related to social justice, racial and economic struggles, purpose, social skills, trauma, relationship issues, low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, faith exploration and other struggles. My clients may be ambivalent about beginning therapy and I am open to forming a strong therapeutic alliance as a conduit for healing.
(669) 222-7908 View (669) 222-7908
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Laura Melendez
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95127
My name is Laura Melendez and I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) based in Carlsbad, CA, and working with clients statewide via telehealth. I work with individuals, teens, and children/parenting. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness when working with anxiety, depression, self-esteem struggles, and parent coaching to help my clients meet their goals. Each individual is unique, therefore I get to know my client and based on their need I will match them with the best therapeutic approach. I frequently use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness.
My name is Laura Melendez and I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) based in Carlsbad, CA, and working with clients statewide via telehealth. I work with individuals, teens, and children/parenting. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness when working with anxiety, depression, self-esteem struggles, and parent coaching to help my clients meet their goals. Each individual is unique, therefore I get to know my client and based on their need I will match them with the best therapeutic approach. I frequently use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness.
(657) 837-5009 View (657) 837-5009
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Judy Miser
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95127
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 10 years of experience working with adults and adolescents with mental health concerns, substance abuse conditions, and disabilities. I specialize in trauma, depression, anxiety, personality disorders, perinatal mood disorders, domestic violence, family conflict, and parenting. I take a psychodynamic, CBT, DBT, trauma-focused, and solution-focused approach to therapy. My passion is helping individuals reach their true potential by focusing on their strengths and abilities.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 10 years of experience working with adults and adolescents with mental health concerns, substance abuse conditions, and disabilities. I specialize in trauma, depression, anxiety, personality disorders, perinatal mood disorders, domestic violence, family conflict, and parenting. I take a psychodynamic, CBT, DBT, trauma-focused, and solution-focused approach to therapy. My passion is helping individuals reach their true potential by focusing on their strengths and abilities.
(442) 248-5312 View (442) 248-5312
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Katie Ortiz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95127
Katie Ortiz, LCSW 117653 I am here merely as a guiding tool, a means to an end. My purpose is to assist you on your journey, helping you navigate through your experiences and empowering you to apply the insights gained in therapy to your life. My approach to therapy draws from a variety of models, tailored to meet your specific needs. These may include CBT/TF-CBT, interpersonal psychotherapy, solution-focused, structural family therapy, and strength-based therapy.
Katie Ortiz, LCSW 117653 I am here merely as a guiding tool, a means to an end. My purpose is to assist you on your journey, helping you navigate through your experiences and empowering you to apply the insights gained in therapy to your life. My approach to therapy draws from a variety of models, tailored to meet your specific needs. These may include CBT/TF-CBT, interpersonal psychotherapy, solution-focused, structural family therapy, and strength-based therapy.
(415) 993-7875 View (415) 993-7875

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Number of Therapists in 95127

50+

Average cost per session

$180

Therapists in 95127 who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
81% Depression
79% Coping Skills
75% Self Esteem
74% Relationship Issues
70% Stress
70% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

85% Aetna
80% Cigna and Evernorth
80% MHN | Health Net

How Therapists in 95127 see their clients

78% In Person and Online
22% Online Only

Gender breakdown

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

How can I find a therapist in 95127?

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.