Therapists in Alameda County, CA

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Dara Javid
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, JD
Verified
Berkeley, CA 94708  (Online Only)
My clients have survived traumas big and small and have had experiences that no one should have. Now, they find themselves drained of the strengths they once drew from. Whether you are struggling with impostor syndrome, stuck in a life situation that you can't seem to get out of, or are confused or overwhelmed about the depth of your grief, you sense that you are ready to sit, heal, and move forward. While many around you know you as the strong one, this time, you don't think you can. You want a therapist who gets you, your struggle, and your resilience. You want healing on your own terms and I can fully facilitate that.
My clients have survived traumas big and small and have had experiences that no one should have. Now, they find themselves drained of the strengths they once drew from. Whether you are struggling with impostor syndrome, stuck in a life situation that you can't seem to get out of, or are confused or overwhelmed about the depth of your grief, you sense that you are ready to sit, heal, and move forward. While many around you know you as the strong one, this time, you don't think you can. You want a therapist who gets you, your struggle, and your resilience. You want healing on your own terms and I can fully facilitate that.
(510) 984-9640 View (510) 984-9640
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Sharon Andrews
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Dublin, CA 94568  (Online Only)
I am passionate about therapy that produces lasting, inner healing! I use a combination of several psychological theories, depending on what will best meet my client's needs, including ImTT and EMDR, to help clients experience healing and change in the places where their pain originated. This not only creates symptom reduction and/or extinction but also produces an outcome of inner peace, joy and freedom, putting an end to trying harder, pretending or "white-knuckling" through. I love this work and look forward to connecting with you in your journey toward emotional wholeness!
I am passionate about therapy that produces lasting, inner healing! I use a combination of several psychological theories, depending on what will best meet my client's needs, including ImTT and EMDR, to help clients experience healing and change in the places where their pain originated. This not only creates symptom reduction and/or extinction but also produces an outcome of inner peace, joy and freedom, putting an end to trying harder, pretending or "white-knuckling" through. I love this work and look forward to connecting with you in your journey toward emotional wholeness!
(925) 854-4071 View (925) 854-4071
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James Castro Seishas
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT
Verified
Oakland, CA 94618
Not accepting new clients
I view therapy as a collaborative process where we work together to understand the challenges you are facing. My initial goal is to provide empathy and relief, while working in the longer term to help you feel more open and able to access parts of your experience that may be hidden. This can be scary and vitalizing, and I view work with each client as a unique journey where the path to healing unfolds over time. For me, the ultimate goal of therapy is to help you both accept and challenge yourself, and thereby become more fully who you are.
I view therapy as a collaborative process where we work together to understand the challenges you are facing. My initial goal is to provide empathy and relief, while working in the longer term to help you feel more open and able to access parts of your experience that may be hidden. This can be scary and vitalizing, and I view work with each client as a unique journey where the path to healing unfolds over time. For me, the ultimate goal of therapy is to help you both accept and challenge yourself, and thereby become more fully who you are.
(510) 298-3577 View (510) 298-3577
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Lucy Jite-Ogbuehi
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Oakland, CA 94605
Lucy Jite-Ogbuehi, PsyD is a licensed clinical psychologist (PSY3392) based in California. She uses a client-centered/multicultural lens to inform treatment and creates a safe emotional space to explore identity, relationships, life issues, and emotional release, while simultaneously maintaining an open and attentive stance, and using active and reflective listening to allow each individual the opportunity to achieve healing within the therapeutic process.
Lucy Jite-Ogbuehi, PsyD is a licensed clinical psychologist (PSY3392) based in California. She uses a client-centered/multicultural lens to inform treatment and creates a safe emotional space to explore identity, relationships, life issues, and emotional release, while simultaneously maintaining an open and attentive stance, and using active and reflective listening to allow each individual the opportunity to achieve healing within the therapeutic process.
(510) 983-4459 View (510) 983-4459
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Noelle Clason
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Oakland, CA 94611
I provide sex-positive therapy to individuals, relationships, and adult families. Most of my clients have non-mainstream sexual, gender, and/or relationship identities. Many identify as non-monogamous, are considering opening or creatively designing their relationship(s); I help them to create agreements, move through jealousy, heal from infidelities, build trust, and improve communication with partners and metamours. I work with queer, transgender, and nonbinary clients just beginning to question and explore their identities, and those who have been out for years and need therapy from a clinician familiar with queer issues.
I provide sex-positive therapy to individuals, relationships, and adult families. Most of my clients have non-mainstream sexual, gender, and/or relationship identities. Many identify as non-monogamous, are considering opening or creatively designing their relationship(s); I help them to create agreements, move through jealousy, heal from infidelities, build trust, and improve communication with partners and metamours. I work with queer, transgender, and nonbinary clients just beginning to question and explore their identities, and those who have been out for years and need therapy from a clinician familiar with queer issues.
(510) 907-6191 View (510) 907-6191
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Sabina Kratzer-Carter
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Pleasanton, CA 94566
Sometimes our lives can just be overwhelming. Are you struggling with a more recent change or stressful situation? Relationship, work, parenting, divorce, job/school or overall imbalance in your life? For some, there are long term factors that can be obstacles to relationship, employment and success in our lives. Depression, anxiety, addiction, weight and body issues, often only worsen. Getting support, new perspective and tools to deal with challenges can be life changing and a key for long term emotional wellness.
Sometimes our lives can just be overwhelming. Are you struggling with a more recent change or stressful situation? Relationship, work, parenting, divorce, job/school or overall imbalance in your life? For some, there are long term factors that can be obstacles to relationship, employment and success in our lives. Depression, anxiety, addiction, weight and body issues, often only worsen. Getting support, new perspective and tools to deal with challenges can be life changing and a key for long term emotional wellness.
(925) 278-6026 View (925) 278-6026
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Hsiao-Chu 'sandra' Huang
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, APCC
Verified
Fremont, CA 94536  (Online Only)
Are you prepared for a transformative healing journey? Life's unexpected challenges can leave us feeling lost and overwhelmed, but you're not alone. I am here, ready to listen and provide a safe space for you to freely explore, heal, and grow. As a Taiwanese immigrant, I am bilingual and fluent in Mandarin and English. I understand the unique struggles of adapting to different cultures. Throughout my career, I have worked with clients from diverse cultural backgrounds. I am passionate about serving those struggling in the areas of stress management, work burnout, relationships conflict, and personal growth.
Are you prepared for a transformative healing journey? Life's unexpected challenges can leave us feeling lost and overwhelmed, but you're not alone. I am here, ready to listen and provide a safe space for you to freely explore, heal, and grow. As a Taiwanese immigrant, I am bilingual and fluent in Mandarin and English. I understand the unique struggles of adapting to different cultures. Throughout my career, I have worked with clients from diverse cultural backgrounds. I am passionate about serving those struggling in the areas of stress management, work burnout, relationships conflict, and personal growth.
(408) 549-8645 View (408) 549-8645
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Catherine Pfister
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Berkeley, CA 94710
I work with new parents, people experiencing infertility and post-partum mood and anxiety disorders and children, teens, and adults who are dealing with trauma, grief, and life transitions and are struggling with depression and anxiety. I have more than 20 years experience working with trauma, anxiety, depression, and grief in children, teens, and adults and additional training through Post-Partum Support International in post-partum mood anxiety disorders, loss, and lived experience with infertility. I provide individual therapy, family therapy, parenting consultations, and immigration evaluations. I work in English and Spanish.
I work with new parents, people experiencing infertility and post-partum mood and anxiety disorders and children, teens, and adults who are dealing with trauma, grief, and life transitions and are struggling with depression and anxiety. I have more than 20 years experience working with trauma, anxiety, depression, and grief in children, teens, and adults and additional training through Post-Partum Support International in post-partum mood anxiety disorders, loss, and lived experience with infertility. I provide individual therapy, family therapy, parenting consultations, and immigration evaluations. I work in English and Spanish.
(341) 444-3699 View (341) 444-3699
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Max Littman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Oakland, CA 94611  (Online Only)
Are you a gay or queer man facing stress, depression, or concerns about your relationships, friendships, family, and community? If you find yourself weary of this emotional weight and yearning for support, you've come to the right place. I understand the unique challenges you face, not just as a gay man myself, but also as an experienced therapist with gay and queer clients. I specialize in supporting people just like you: gay and queer men who are ready for lasting change and motivated to dig deep in therapy. With me, you will be in safe and capable hands.
Are you a gay or queer man facing stress, depression, or concerns about your relationships, friendships, family, and community? If you find yourself weary of this emotional weight and yearning for support, you've come to the right place. I understand the unique challenges you face, not just as a gay man myself, but also as an experienced therapist with gay and queer clients. I specialize in supporting people just like you: gay and queer men who are ready for lasting change and motivated to dig deep in therapy. With me, you will be in safe and capable hands.
(415) 301-7602 View (415) 301-7602
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learning differences
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT, MA, BA
Verified
Alameda, CA 94501
I can make a difference in your child's success in special education, IEPs, learning differences, navigating for parents whose children may need extra help in school, or having a negative effect on a young child who has lost their self-esteem and has a failure mentality and turns it into a child believing and feeling like they can succeed and has pride with knowing they can achieve success. Academic help is every child's right through a federal law that is already in place. Many parents do not know how to access these programs. These techniques or resources are tailored specifically for your child.
I can make a difference in your child's success in special education, IEPs, learning differences, navigating for parents whose children may need extra help in school, or having a negative effect on a young child who has lost their self-esteem and has a failure mentality and turns it into a child believing and feeling like they can succeed and has pride with knowing they can achieve success. Academic help is every child's right through a federal law that is already in place. Many parents do not know how to access these programs. These techniques or resources are tailored specifically for your child.
(510) 544-6263 View (510) 544-6263
Photo of Tanisha Stewart, Psychologist in Alameda County, CA
Tanisha Stewart
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Oakland, CA 94609
Life can feel overwhelming, isolating, or riddled with anxiety and depression. Perhaps things feel stuck and you are seeking a change and want more out of life. Early adulthood is a particularly challenging time. It can be difficult to challenge the perceptions of the world shaped by our families and upbringing, while maintaining the shared connections and values. It is a time to explore racial, sexual, and gender identities. A task made more complicated when layered with neurodiversity, trauma, grief, or a life circumstance that makes you feel different. Therapy can offer a sense of insight, stability, and self-acceptance.
Life can feel overwhelming, isolating, or riddled with anxiety and depression. Perhaps things feel stuck and you are seeking a change and want more out of life. Early adulthood is a particularly challenging time. It can be difficult to challenge the perceptions of the world shaped by our families and upbringing, while maintaining the shared connections and values. It is a time to explore racial, sexual, and gender identities. A task made more complicated when layered with neurodiversity, trauma, grief, or a life circumstance that makes you feel different. Therapy can offer a sense of insight, stability, and self-acceptance.
(510) 380-7789 View (510) 380-7789
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Nicole Kat Laby
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, MS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Oakland, CA 94611
Sometimes the belief that you will find the right therapist and get through difficulties feels so far away. Depression and anxiety can complicate your efforts to reach out and begin the process of telling your story. I am here to listen to your story and collaborate with you to get past hardships and make realistic and sustainable changes. I have an interactive style which helps to draw out the difficult parts and ground you in your pursuit of a more fulfilling life. Thank you for visiting and please let me know if you’d like to talk for a bit first in order to see if I could be of help. For more info please visit NicoleLaby.com
Sometimes the belief that you will find the right therapist and get through difficulties feels so far away. Depression and anxiety can complicate your efforts to reach out and begin the process of telling your story. I am here to listen to your story and collaborate with you to get past hardships and make realistic and sustainable changes. I have an interactive style which helps to draw out the difficult parts and ground you in your pursuit of a more fulfilling life. Thank you for visiting and please let me know if you’d like to talk for a bit first in order to see if I could be of help. For more info please visit NicoleLaby.com
(628) 333-2198 View (628) 333-2198
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Madison Gomez
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Castro Valley, CA 94546
My client's work becomes possible by disabling self-sabotaging situations, defensiveness, childhood wounds & trauma. My wish is for you to create a positive self-image. In doing so, the work allows you to establish healthy boundaries & create internal control of your world. I have worked with children, teenagers, adults & couples going through life transitions. Ultimately, my clients develop autonomy & positive internal dialogue to grow. I work with couples to find the narrative they are telling themselves around the fulfillment of their most intimate need.
My client's work becomes possible by disabling self-sabotaging situations, defensiveness, childhood wounds & trauma. My wish is for you to create a positive self-image. In doing so, the work allows you to establish healthy boundaries & create internal control of your world. I have worked with children, teenagers, adults & couples going through life transitions. Ultimately, my clients develop autonomy & positive internal dialogue to grow. I work with couples to find the narrative they are telling themselves around the fulfillment of their most intimate need.
(510) 681-2406 View (510) 681-2406
Photo of Christina Narensky, Psychologist in Alameda County, CA
Christina Narensky
Psychologist, PsyD
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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Clare Trimbur
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Oakland, CA 94618
Not accepting new clients
Starting therapy can feel both exciting and a little scary--it's really important that you find the right fit for you, your teen, your child, or your family. Whether you're struggling with parenting, relationships, depression, anxiety, or family stress, psychotherapy can bring renewed hope and present unexpected solutions. Psychotherapy can also reduce feelings of depression and anxiety so that you can begin to reinvest in all that makes life meaningful again. Through a trusting therapeutic relationship, you may learn a great deal about yourself, allowing you to make changes in your life.
Starting therapy can feel both exciting and a little scary--it's really important that you find the right fit for you, your teen, your child, or your family. Whether you're struggling with parenting, relationships, depression, anxiety, or family stress, psychotherapy can bring renewed hope and present unexpected solutions. Psychotherapy can also reduce feelings of depression and anxiety so that you can begin to reinvest in all that makes life meaningful again. Through a trusting therapeutic relationship, you may learn a great deal about yourself, allowing you to make changes in your life.
(510) 771-8011 View (510) 771-8011
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Lisa Tust
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Berkeley, CA 94704  (Online Only)
Are you worried, unhappy, frustrated, unmotivated, failing to live up to your potential? Are you experiencing a transition that leads you to question your beliefs or direction? Are you struggling with the adjustments and losses associated with COVID? For over 20 years I have collaborated with clients to identify, understand and address the barriers to more fulfilling relationships, work, academics, play, creativity and life. My focus is on an in-depth and compassionate understanding of each individual's unique strengths and difficulties, the factors that influence each person beyond their awareness and an individualized approach.
Are you worried, unhappy, frustrated, unmotivated, failing to live up to your potential? Are you experiencing a transition that leads you to question your beliefs or direction? Are you struggling with the adjustments and losses associated with COVID? For over 20 years I have collaborated with clients to identify, understand and address the barriers to more fulfilling relationships, work, academics, play, creativity and life. My focus is on an in-depth and compassionate understanding of each individual's unique strengths and difficulties, the factors that influence each person beyond their awareness and an individualized approach.
(415) 417-0610 View (415) 417-0610
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Dave Kalloor
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Oakland, CA 94601
Hi, I'm Dave :) We live in a time where people feel more disconnected, isolated, and othered. Going through intense emotions or just numb. Not feeling seen, heard, or understood. Feeling “behind” in life or never good enough. Does this resonate? I want to help you feel more connected with yourself and those around you. I'm an Indian-American therapist skilled in helping people move through trauma, anxiety, depression, grief, relationship/family concerns, and school/career issues.
Hi, I'm Dave :) We live in a time where people feel more disconnected, isolated, and othered. Going through intense emotions or just numb. Not feeling seen, heard, or understood. Feeling “behind” in life or never good enough. Does this resonate? I want to help you feel more connected with yourself and those around you. I'm an Indian-American therapist skilled in helping people move through trauma, anxiety, depression, grief, relationship/family concerns, and school/career issues.
(510) 726-6748 View (510) 726-6748
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Lucy Fine
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, RN, CPC, CEFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Oakland, CA 94618
Are you asking, How can I find love? or, What is missing in my relationships? Are you stuck in complaining and blaming, or avoiding and withholding? Are you noticing your relationship struggles make you feel lonelier rather than more open to each other? I provide an environment of safety where you may explore how you are stuck and how your persistent conflicts spoil your potential for intimacy. Tracking the repetitive patterns of communication, and the stories which confirm your most negative beliefs, I will strengthen your awareness to the influences that affect whether you keep repeating old patterns or open to real change.
Are you asking, How can I find love? or, What is missing in my relationships? Are you stuck in complaining and blaming, or avoiding and withholding? Are you noticing your relationship struggles make you feel lonelier rather than more open to each other? I provide an environment of safety where you may explore how you are stuck and how your persistent conflicts spoil your potential for intimacy. Tracking the repetitive patterns of communication, and the stories which confirm your most negative beliefs, I will strengthen your awareness to the influences that affect whether you keep repeating old patterns or open to real change.
(415) 742-2927 View (415) 742-2927
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Jenny Hislop
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Berkeley, CA 94705  (Online Only)
I help people come home to themselves. Life's challenges can leave us questioning our intuition and values and impact our self-worth, relationships, and well-being. Perhaps this is due to a difficult upbringing, perhaps due to trauma and loss, or it may be due to external stressors such as marginalization and oppression. I help clients to find their voice, re-discover self-trust, uncover inner wisdom, and cultivate strength and balance. Together we will explore your experiences, nurture inner resources, and identify and resolve destructive patterns that impact your relationships.
I help people come home to themselves. Life's challenges can leave us questioning our intuition and values and impact our self-worth, relationships, and well-being. Perhaps this is due to a difficult upbringing, perhaps due to trauma and loss, or it may be due to external stressors such as marginalization and oppression. I help clients to find their voice, re-discover self-trust, uncover inner wisdom, and cultivate strength and balance. Together we will explore your experiences, nurture inner resources, and identify and resolve destructive patterns that impact your relationships.
(805) 266-7273 View (805) 266-7273
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Jamie Watkins
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Oakland, CA 94618
I believe that healing occurs in a safe space with a trusted other. People seek out therapy for different reasons and often these reasons are hard to talk about. Maybe you are wrestling with painful memories from your past, maybe you find it difficult to have satisfying relationships, maybe you are experiencing anxiety and depression, or, perhaps, you are having difficulty coping with a loss or connecting with your child. It can be quite helpful to explore these issues and trace back their roots; processing, exploring, and being curious about feelings and beliefs that may come up along the way.
I believe that healing occurs in a safe space with a trusted other. People seek out therapy for different reasons and often these reasons are hard to talk about. Maybe you are wrestling with painful memories from your past, maybe you find it difficult to have satisfying relationships, maybe you are experiencing anxiety and depression, or, perhaps, you are having difficulty coping with a loss or connecting with your child. It can be quite helpful to explore these issues and trace back their roots; processing, exploring, and being curious about feelings and beliefs that may come up along the way.
(408) 916-1899 View (408) 916-1899

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Number of Therapists in Alameda County, CA

3,000+

Average cost per session

$180

Therapists in Alameda County, CA who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
87% Depression
79% Relationship Issues
74% Self Esteem
69% Trauma and PTSD
67% Grief
65% Stress

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

65% Aetna
55% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
53% Optum

How Therapists in Alameda County, CA see their clients

66% In Person and Online
34% Online Only

Gender breakdown

77% Female
21% Male
2% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Alameda County?

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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.