Therapists in Alameda, CA

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Christina Narensky
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Alameda, CA 94501
My approach emphasizes respect, transparency, authenticity, and collaboration. I believe that most problems exert their influence on people by blinding them to their own strengths, resources and potential solutions. Problems can saturate people's lives in complex and expansive ways. As a curious outsider with training and experience, I work with clients to debunk dysfunctional assumptions, and to challenge problem-inspired patterns. It's an honor to witness and support clients, as they practice living more consistently with their articulated values and goals, progressing towards more preferred ways of being.
My approach emphasizes respect, transparency, authenticity, and collaboration. I believe that most problems exert their influence on people by blinding them to their own strengths, resources and potential solutions. Problems can saturate people's lives in complex and expansive ways. As a curious outsider with training and experience, I work with clients to debunk dysfunctional assumptions, and to challenge problem-inspired patterns. It's an honor to witness and support clients, as they practice living more consistently with their articulated values and goals, progressing towards more preferred ways of being.
(510) 907-7365 View (510) 907-7365
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Emily Tipper
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Alameda, CA 94501  (Online Only)
I believe I have a unique approach to therapy as I utilize compassionate confrontation to streamline recovery. I am hands-on and direct, meaning I may not tell you what you want to hear but what you need to hear. I utilize multiple therapy modalities, but my favorites are Solution-focused and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as I feel these approaches help create an improved quality of life and get you to where you want to be faster. I specialize in working with individuals who struggle with severe mental illnesses such as anxiety, ADHD, depression, PTSD, anger, identity issues, codependency, mood disorders, and substance use.
I believe I have a unique approach to therapy as I utilize compassionate confrontation to streamline recovery. I am hands-on and direct, meaning I may not tell you what you want to hear but what you need to hear. I utilize multiple therapy modalities, but my favorites are Solution-focused and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as I feel these approaches help create an improved quality of life and get you to where you want to be faster. I specialize in working with individuals who struggle with severe mental illnesses such as anxiety, ADHD, depression, PTSD, anger, identity issues, codependency, mood disorders, and substance use.
(415) 991-4364 View (415) 991-4364
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Rose Martinez Toutjian
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Alameda, CA 94501  (Online Only)
I believe that each of us is a unique expression of Love and that we are at our happiest and most content when we feel in touch with ourselves and our loved ones. I also know that life can be challenging and seem overwhelming at times. Experiences of trauma, relationship problems, transitions, illness/death, and even the world around us can leave us feeling anxious, depressed or alone. My focus is on helping my clients learn the tools that they need to discover or return to the self they desire to be.
I believe that each of us is a unique expression of Love and that we are at our happiest and most content when we feel in touch with ourselves and our loved ones. I also know that life can be challenging and seem overwhelming at times. Experiences of trauma, relationship problems, transitions, illness/death, and even the world around us can leave us feeling anxious, depressed or alone. My focus is on helping my clients learn the tools that they need to discover or return to the self they desire to be.
(510) 298-3749 View (510) 298-3749
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Sara Kachineh
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Alameda, CA 94501  (Online Only)
My treatment approach is primarily relational, valuing authenticity and connection with my clients, drawing on a range of clinical interventions and strategies based on what I believe will work best for each individual. One size does not fit all in therapy, my treatment plans are tailored based on clients' needs. l will strive to see the world through the client's lens. My slogan is to "believe in yourself" and that comes from my deep trust in every client’s inner healing intelligence! My areas of specialty include anxiety disorders, burnout, stress, and codependency.
My treatment approach is primarily relational, valuing authenticity and connection with my clients, drawing on a range of clinical interventions and strategies based on what I believe will work best for each individual. One size does not fit all in therapy, my treatment plans are tailored based on clients' needs. l will strive to see the world through the client's lens. My slogan is to "believe in yourself" and that comes from my deep trust in every client’s inner healing intelligence! My areas of specialty include anxiety disorders, burnout, stress, and codependency.
(415) 964-4268 View (415) 964-4268
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Vanessa Garcia
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Alameda, CA 94501  (Online Only)
Challenges in life come to bring us lessons, wisdom, strength and growth. When you decide to face them, you courageously make a commitment to prioritize yourself amongst all the demands of every day life. Every step taken on your path to self discovery is empowering and worth it as it brings clarity to your authenticity. As we work together on your healing journey, we will recognize and respect all aspects of your mind, body, and spirit as we transform any difficult emotions into an inspirational force. It is a process I will guide you through to help you see the purpose in the pain and power in your story.
Challenges in life come to bring us lessons, wisdom, strength and growth. When you decide to face them, you courageously make a commitment to prioritize yourself amongst all the demands of every day life. Every step taken on your path to self discovery is empowering and worth it as it brings clarity to your authenticity. As we work together on your healing journey, we will recognize and respect all aspects of your mind, body, and spirit as we transform any difficult emotions into an inspirational force. It is a process I will guide you through to help you see the purpose in the pain and power in your story.
(510) 726-4133 View (510) 726-4133
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Katrina Sesline
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Alameda, CA 94501  (Online Only)
I specialize in treating adults living with a disabling health condition, caregivers who are supporting someone with a health condition, and those grieving the loss of a loved one. Living with a serious illness or grief can bring out difficult feelings of uncertainty, anxiety, depression and fear. I use an integrative approach with elements of narrative therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and mindfulness. Together, let's create a safe space to help you cope while attending to your heart, mind, and body.
I specialize in treating adults living with a disabling health condition, caregivers who are supporting someone with a health condition, and those grieving the loss of a loved one. Living with a serious illness or grief can bring out difficult feelings of uncertainty, anxiety, depression and fear. I use an integrative approach with elements of narrative therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and mindfulness. Together, let's create a safe space to help you cope while attending to your heart, mind, and body.
(510) 616-9406 View (510) 616-9406
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Gina Giarrusso
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Alameda, CA 94501  (Online Only)
We all possess resilience and strength to achieve healing and personal growth. It is my privilege to empower clients to navigate life’s challenges and move toward joy through a client-centered therapy approach. I utilize a strength-based perspective, direct communication, and touch of humor to assist clients in reaching their therapeutic goals. I practice through a lens of cultural humility and strive to create a welcoming therapeutic space that acknowledges systemic oppression's impact on mental health. I have experience working in trauma hospital acute care and emergency department settings.
We all possess resilience and strength to achieve healing and personal growth. It is my privilege to empower clients to navigate life’s challenges and move toward joy through a client-centered therapy approach. I utilize a strength-based perspective, direct communication, and touch of humor to assist clients in reaching their therapeutic goals. I practice through a lens of cultural humility and strive to create a welcoming therapeutic space that acknowledges systemic oppression's impact on mental health. I have experience working in trauma hospital acute care and emergency department settings.
(415) 214-8079 View (415) 214-8079
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Vilma's Therapy Corner
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Alameda, CA 94501
I work from an attachment lens with adults and couples to facilitate growth-oriented goals focused on the challenges that impact the ability to find solutions related to trauma, depression, anxiety, gender, racial disparity, relationships, and habits & addictions. A collaborative relationship is key to building the trust required to motivate clients and prepare them for the active work towards recovery. Goals will address the unique needs of each of my clients using evidence-based techniques that are more sustainable in the long-term. My hope is for my clients to feel confident in their abilities to tackle future setbacks.
I work from an attachment lens with adults and couples to facilitate growth-oriented goals focused on the challenges that impact the ability to find solutions related to trauma, depression, anxiety, gender, racial disparity, relationships, and habits & addictions. A collaborative relationship is key to building the trust required to motivate clients and prepare them for the active work towards recovery. Goals will address the unique needs of each of my clients using evidence-based techniques that are more sustainable in the long-term. My hope is for my clients to feel confident in their abilities to tackle future setbacks.
(510) 996-4109 View (510) 996-4109
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Christa Cusimano
Licensed Educational Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Alameda, CA 94501
Dr. Christa Cusimano is a highly skilled and dedicated licensed educational psychologist residing in the vibrant San Francisco Bay area. With a deep passion for helping children, adolescents and adults overcome their educational and emotional challenges, she has established herself as a trusted and compassionate professional in her field. With her extensive knowledge and expertise in psychology, Christa is committed to providing comprehensive assessments, personalized interventions, and effective strategies to support the academic and social-emotional growth of her clients.
Dr. Christa Cusimano is a highly skilled and dedicated licensed educational psychologist residing in the vibrant San Francisco Bay area. With a deep passion for helping children, adolescents and adults overcome their educational and emotional challenges, she has established herself as a trusted and compassionate professional in her field. With her extensive knowledge and expertise in psychology, Christa is committed to providing comprehensive assessments, personalized interventions, and effective strategies to support the academic and social-emotional growth of her clients.
(510) 661-3602 View (510) 661-3602
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Aditi Uttarwar - Little Seedlings Therapy Center
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, LPCC, R-DMT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Alameda, CA 94501
I am a licensed clinical professional counselor and a registered dance movement therapist. My expertise encompasses postpartum, pregnancy, parenting, as well as support for infants, children, and families. My therapeutic approach is rooted in harnessing the body's wisdom, allowing us to explore and effect change through the body. I guide you in understanding body signals and collaboratively develop strategies to facilitate the desired transformations. I believe in the power of nonverbal communication and self-expression to foster emotional growth and strengthen connections within these vital relationships.
I am a licensed clinical professional counselor and a registered dance movement therapist. My expertise encompasses postpartum, pregnancy, parenting, as well as support for infants, children, and families. My therapeutic approach is rooted in harnessing the body's wisdom, allowing us to explore and effect change through the body. I guide you in understanding body signals and collaboratively develop strategies to facilitate the desired transformations. I believe in the power of nonverbal communication and self-expression to foster emotional growth and strengthen connections within these vital relationships.
(510) 390-9581 View (510) 390-9581
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Herbert Wright
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Alameda, CA 94501
My name is Herbert Wright, and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who specializes in Humanistic / Existential, CBT, Object Relations, Solution Focused, and Structural Family Therapy. I have worked with various clients who have had issues with Substance abuse, Sexual Abuse, Schizophrenia, Grief and Loss, Abandonment, Isolation, Borderline Personality Disorder, Nightmares, Insomnia, Suicide, At-risk youth, open Department of Children and Family Services, Probation, Court Ordered, Family Reunification, Career Planning, Coaching, Spiritual, Trauma, and Religious issues
My name is Herbert Wright, and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who specializes in Humanistic / Existential, CBT, Object Relations, Solution Focused, and Structural Family Therapy. I have worked with various clients who have had issues with Substance abuse, Sexual Abuse, Schizophrenia, Grief and Loss, Abandonment, Isolation, Borderline Personality Disorder, Nightmares, Insomnia, Suicide, At-risk youth, open Department of Children and Family Services, Probation, Court Ordered, Family Reunification, Career Planning, Coaching, Spiritual, Trauma, and Religious issues
(510) 455-7869 View (510) 455-7869
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Genica Robbins
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Alameda, CA 94501
Waitlist for new clients
Making changes is challenging, but together we can work to find ways to make it more possible. If you are wanting to discover why you do what you do and why you choose the people to do it with that you do, we may work well together. I am very warm and empathic, and enjoy working with you to address the problems that you want to change without judgment.
Making changes is challenging, but together we can work to find ways to make it more possible. If you are wanting to discover why you do what you do and why you choose the people to do it with that you do, we may work well together. I am very warm and empathic, and enjoy working with you to address the problems that you want to change without judgment.
(510) 746-8097 View (510) 746-8097
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Claire Brown
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Alameda, CA 94501
Often times when we consider mental health, we may feel that we’re supposed to leave our spiritual experiences at the door. However, when we bring our fullest selves into the therapy room, it can add a layer of richness to our understanding of our own stories and the world around us as we strive to make meaning out of it all. As we begin our work together, I will start by creating a safe and sacred space for you to feel heard, understood, and accepted. I am committed to providing warm and empathetic guidance as you learn to access your inner wisdom and intuition; I firmly believe that YOU are the expert of your own life experiences.
Often times when we consider mental health, we may feel that we’re supposed to leave our spiritual experiences at the door. However, when we bring our fullest selves into the therapy room, it can add a layer of richness to our understanding of our own stories and the world around us as we strive to make meaning out of it all. As we begin our work together, I will start by creating a safe and sacred space for you to feel heard, understood, and accepted. I am committed to providing warm and empathetic guidance as you learn to access your inner wisdom and intuition; I firmly believe that YOU are the expert of your own life experiences.
(510) 426-9466 x6 View (510) 426-9466 x6
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Rachel Wilson Wheeland
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Alameda, CA 94501
I work with children ranging in age from kindergarten through middle school, as well as parents and caregivers. I can help children who are facing challenges around anxiety, life transitions, losses, self-esteem, and relationships with peers and/or family members. I know that children are most effectively treated when their parents are engaged in the treatment process. The degree to which parents are included depends on each child’s needs. I am also happy to provide parent consultation as the primary intervention if a parent is interested in trying that approach instead of individual child therapy.
I work with children ranging in age from kindergarten through middle school, as well as parents and caregivers. I can help children who are facing challenges around anxiety, life transitions, losses, self-esteem, and relationships with peers and/or family members. I know that children are most effectively treated when their parents are engaged in the treatment process. The degree to which parents are included depends on each child’s needs. I am also happy to provide parent consultation as the primary intervention if a parent is interested in trying that approach instead of individual child therapy.
(510) 953-4318 View (510) 953-4318
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Shannon Huddleston
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Alameda, CA 94501
I am a licensed clinical psychologist in California who is experienced in working with adolescents, young adults, and individuals with trauma histories. I believe clients can overcome any problem or challenge in life by experiencing the benefits of a genuine connection with a non-judgmental, supportive person. The experience of having our personal stories truly witnessed by another human being can be incredibly powerful and can often lead to healing and growth.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist in California who is experienced in working with adolescents, young adults, and individuals with trauma histories. I believe clients can overcome any problem or challenge in life by experiencing the benefits of a genuine connection with a non-judgmental, supportive person. The experience of having our personal stories truly witnessed by another human being can be incredibly powerful and can often lead to healing and growth.
(510) 822-6695 View (510) 822-6695
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Chidi Njoku
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Alameda, CA 94501  (Online Only)
In the last 20 years, I have worked with a number of patient populations, including, couples and families, individuals struggling with addictions, mood disorders, relationship challenges, work stress, and victims of violent crimes. My varied experiences have developed me into the clinician I am today. My style is solution focused, geared towards helping my clients feel safe and empowered to tap into the tools and resources within them.
In the last 20 years, I have worked with a number of patient populations, including, couples and families, individuals struggling with addictions, mood disorders, relationship challenges, work stress, and victims of violent crimes. My varied experiences have developed me into the clinician I am today. My style is solution focused, geared towards helping my clients feel safe and empowered to tap into the tools and resources within them.
(415) 449-4581 View (415) 449-4581
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XY Counseling
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
Alameda, CA 94501
My name is Alexander Warnow and I'm the founder of XY Counseling. At XY we work primarily with adults, teens, and couples helping them to live more fulfilling, connected lives. Often what brings someone to seek therapy is a chronic issue that has reached a crisis point: anger, depression, anxiety, self-worth, intimacy problems, communication issues and many more. Sometimes it is a recent change in one's life: infidelity, a move, or the end of a relationship. Taking the risk to ask for help is the first step on the road towards healing and growth. Our therapists include Jacob Donnelly, Stacey Klein and Walker Witte.
My name is Alexander Warnow and I'm the founder of XY Counseling. At XY we work primarily with adults, teens, and couples helping them to live more fulfilling, connected lives. Often what brings someone to seek therapy is a chronic issue that has reached a crisis point: anger, depression, anxiety, self-worth, intimacy problems, communication issues and many more. Sometimes it is a recent change in one's life: infidelity, a move, or the end of a relationship. Taking the risk to ask for help is the first step on the road towards healing and growth. Our therapists include Jacob Donnelly, Stacey Klein and Walker Witte.
(415) 403-2007 View (415) 403-2007
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Alice Hua
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Alameda, CA 94501  (Online Only)
I work with clients to acknowledge their strengths, address impacts of culture and oppressive systems on mental health, and build skills rooted in their goals and values. I work with adults experiencing anxiety, perfectionism, burnout, life transitions, depression, grief, insomnia, and trauma. I also work with individuals adjusting to neurocognitive symptoms and family members of loved ones with dementia. Amidst life's toughest moments, finding clarity, connection, and joy is still possible.
I work with clients to acknowledge their strengths, address impacts of culture and oppressive systems on mental health, and build skills rooted in their goals and values. I work with adults experiencing anxiety, perfectionism, burnout, life transitions, depression, grief, insomnia, and trauma. I also work with individuals adjusting to neurocognitive symptoms and family members of loved ones with dementia. Amidst life's toughest moments, finding clarity, connection, and joy is still possible.
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Kelly M. Sharp
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LPCC
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
Alameda, CA 94501
Are you feeling stuck or generally disconnected? Do you struggle to feel content or relaxed? The last few years have resulted in big questions related to our careers, our relationships, and our management of multiple roles and responsibilities. I work with individuals and couples to identify aspects of life that are in need of an intentional shift and offer the insights, tools and skills to help you live a more connected and meaningful life.
Are you feeling stuck or generally disconnected? Do you struggle to feel content or relaxed? The last few years have resulted in big questions related to our careers, our relationships, and our management of multiple roles and responsibilities. I work with individuals and couples to identify aspects of life that are in need of an intentional shift and offer the insights, tools and skills to help you live a more connected and meaningful life.
(510) 230-2721 View (510) 230-2721
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Marvin E West
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Alameda, CA 94501
You are courageous to take the first step toward healing! It is my goal to assist, guide and support my client onward through the Ups, and the Downs that life brings. Lets be open to discover new paths of healing from various issues such as trauma and loss, anxiety and depression, couple and family conflicts and much more. I aspire to create, and maintain a safe space that nurtures the mutual respect and trust needed for growth and healing through Expressive Arts and Talk Therapy modalities.
You are courageous to take the first step toward healing! It is my goal to assist, guide and support my client onward through the Ups, and the Downs that life brings. Lets be open to discover new paths of healing from various issues such as trauma and loss, anxiety and depression, couple and family conflicts and much more. I aspire to create, and maintain a safe space that nurtures the mutual respect and trust needed for growth and healing through Expressive Arts and Talk Therapy modalities.
(510) 394-1561 View (510) 394-1561

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Alameda, CA

300+

Average cost per session

$180

Therapists in Alameda, CA who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
90% Depression
74% Relationship Issues
72% Grief
72% Stress
68% Self Esteem
68% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

59% Cigna and Evernorth
57% Aetna
49% Optum

How Therapists in Alameda, CA see their clients

66% In Person and Online
34% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
20% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Alameda?

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.