Therapists in Bay Point, CA

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Shannon Saltzman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Bay Point, CA 94565
Welcome! My name is Shannon Saltzman, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with more than 15 years of clinical social work experience and over 20 years in the field of social work, I specialize in treating adults and older adults. As a therapist, I provide a warm, supportive, empathetic, non-judgemental, safe space for healing and recovery. I help clients move through whatever it is they may be struggling with and help them develop coping tools that they can continue to use beyond our time together.
Welcome! My name is Shannon Saltzman, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with more than 15 years of clinical social work experience and over 20 years in the field of social work, I specialize in treating adults and older adults. As a therapist, I provide a warm, supportive, empathetic, non-judgemental, safe space for healing and recovery. I help clients move through whatever it is they may be struggling with and help them develop coping tools that they can continue to use beyond our time together.
(925) 732-1441 View (925) 732-1441
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Julie Houston
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Bay Point, CA 94565
My name is Julie Houston, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in Redlands, CA, and working with clients statewide via telehealth. I work with adults and specialize in anxiety, stress, feelings of Imposter Phenomenon, perfectionism, life transitions, and interpersonal relationship issues. I work with adult individuals who are feeling burnout, overwhelmed, and stressed who are struggling with habits, patterns, or relationship issues that cannot be resolved on their own. These individuals often appear to have everything together to the outside observer but feel like a failure on the inside.
My name is Julie Houston, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in Redlands, CA, and working with clients statewide via telehealth. I work with adults and specialize in anxiety, stress, feelings of Imposter Phenomenon, perfectionism, life transitions, and interpersonal relationship issues. I work with adult individuals who are feeling burnout, overwhelmed, and stressed who are struggling with habits, patterns, or relationship issues that cannot be resolved on their own. These individuals often appear to have everything together to the outside observer but feel like a failure on the inside.
(925) 528-0344 View (925) 528-0344
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Jennifer Pelayo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Bay Point, CA 94565
I am an LCSW with over 10 years of experience treating adults and older adults. I specialize in Anxiety and Depression. I have a compassionate approach utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy. I provide support, guidance, and skills to help you cope with life issues.
I am an LCSW with over 10 years of experience treating adults and older adults. I specialize in Anxiety and Depression. I have a compassionate approach utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy. I provide support, guidance, and skills to help you cope with life issues.
(925) 694-0650 View (925) 694-0650
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Chiwon Zdanovich
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Bay Point, CA 94565
Are you struggling with debilitating thoughts that make you anxious or depressed? Or finding yourself in a difficult life transition or crisis? I love to help people going through challenges feel better, learn to cope better, and know that they are not alone. I value guiding and empowering clients to dive deep into their experiences to gain insights that target and heal problems at their root. I may use EMDR, CBT, mindfulness, and a psychodynamic perspective (exploring the impact of your childhood and hidden aspects of yourself on current challenges), and will cater the therapy experience to your unique needs.
Are you struggling with debilitating thoughts that make you anxious or depressed? Or finding yourself in a difficult life transition or crisis? I love to help people going through challenges feel better, learn to cope better, and know that they are not alone. I value guiding and empowering clients to dive deep into their experiences to gain insights that target and heal problems at their root. I may use EMDR, CBT, mindfulness, and a psychodynamic perspective (exploring the impact of your childhood and hidden aspects of yourself on current challenges), and will cater the therapy experience to your unique needs.
(714) 497-0654 View (714) 497-0654
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Macy Schoenthaler
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
Bay Point, CA 94565  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
When we have an experience that is traumatic or incredibly stressful, our brains have a hard time processing that memory. This can create symptoms such as, anxiety, depression, overwhelming emotions, difficult feelings, self-blame, or relationship problems, to name a few. If given the opportunity, our minds, like our bodies, have the innate ability to heal. The trouble with difficult experiences, however, is that these memories get tangled, leaving us feeling stuck or showing up in other destructive ways in our lives.
When we have an experience that is traumatic or incredibly stressful, our brains have a hard time processing that memory. This can create symptoms such as, anxiety, depression, overwhelming emotions, difficult feelings, self-blame, or relationship problems, to name a few. If given the opportunity, our minds, like our bodies, have the innate ability to heal. The trouble with difficult experiences, however, is that these memories get tangled, leaving us feeling stuck or showing up in other destructive ways in our lives.
(925) 886-4996 View (925) 886-4996
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Jessica Arneson
Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Bay Point, CA 94565  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor who takes a holistic approach to mental health treatment. I find that our experiences impact different parts of our life (i.e., social, mental, physical, spiritual, sexual, etc.), and attention needs to be paid to each area. The first thing we work on, no matter what the problem, is establishing a trusting relationship where you feel comfortable and safe.
I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor who takes a holistic approach to mental health treatment. I find that our experiences impact different parts of our life (i.e., social, mental, physical, spiritual, sexual, etc.), and attention needs to be paid to each area. The first thing we work on, no matter what the problem, is establishing a trusting relationship where you feel comfortable and safe.
(650) 609-3692 View (650) 609-3692
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Lindsay Rosser
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
Bay Point, CA 94565  (Online Only)
There’s a weight dragging you down. No one can see it, and you’re unsure when it appeared. But each day, it wears on you further. It shows up as a voice in your head, telling you, "No matter how hard you try, you’ll never be good enough.” It prevents you from ever truly opening up to another person and dooming your relationships. It keeps you constantly on edge – never able to let your guard down or feel safe in your own skin. And it makes it difficult to regulate your emotions, never knowing from one moment to the next what will set off a wave of sadness, rage, or panic. You want peace, but it feels out of reach.
There’s a weight dragging you down. No one can see it, and you’re unsure when it appeared. But each day, it wears on you further. It shows up as a voice in your head, telling you, "No matter how hard you try, you’ll never be good enough.” It prevents you from ever truly opening up to another person and dooming your relationships. It keeps you constantly on edge – never able to let your guard down or feel safe in your own skin. And it makes it difficult to regulate your emotions, never knowing from one moment to the next what will set off a wave of sadness, rage, or panic. You want peace, but it feels out of reach.
(626) 593-4843 View (626) 593-4843
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Lianne Avila
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
Bay Point, CA 94565  (Online Only)
Are you feeling stressed out, depressed or anxious? If you answered yes, you aren't alone. Studies have found there has been an increase in anxiety and depression since the pandemic. I have created a safe and empathetic environment where you can learn let go of unhealthy relationship patterns and learn new coping mechanisms. Research has found the longer trauma, depression and anxiety go untreated the worse it will get. You can learn how to create balance in your life and have healthy relationships. You can also learn healthy self-care and self-compassion.
Are you feeling stressed out, depressed or anxious? If you answered yes, you aren't alone. Studies have found there has been an increase in anxiety and depression since the pandemic. I have created a safe and empathetic environment where you can learn let go of unhealthy relationship patterns and learn new coping mechanisms. Research has found the longer trauma, depression and anxiety go untreated the worse it will get. You can learn how to create balance in your life and have healthy relationships. You can also learn healthy self-care and self-compassion.
(831) 244-9065 View (831) 244-9065
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Natalie Webster
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified Verified
Bay Point, CA 94565
Not accepting new clients
Are you feeling stuck? Do you feel like instead of a spiral you are travelling in an endless circle of sadness, fear, arguments, grief, or simply confusion? Sometimes life get's hard and sometimes we get stuck. Therapy is here to help in these moments-- through gentle exploration of your thoughts, feelings, and actions we can work to uncover the places where you are feeling trapped in order to help you create new thoughts, healthier feelings, and actions more in alignment with the person you want to be: whether it be happier, more peaceful, more successful, more calm.
Are you feeling stuck? Do you feel like instead of a spiral you are travelling in an endless circle of sadness, fear, arguments, grief, or simply confusion? Sometimes life get's hard and sometimes we get stuck. Therapy is here to help in these moments-- through gentle exploration of your thoughts, feelings, and actions we can work to uncover the places where you are feeling trapped in order to help you create new thoughts, healthier feelings, and actions more in alignment with the person you want to be: whether it be happier, more peaceful, more successful, more calm.
(925) 690-2114 View (925) 690-2114
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Afsheen Izadi
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Bay Point, CA 94565
Hello, I am Afsheen Izadi, but I go by Bruce. I have been working as a Marriage and Family Therapist since 2013 and have worked with many different populations. My most common approach is DBT, the SPIRE model, and Motivational Interviewing, but I like to use different approaches based on (1) the client's needs and (2) the stage of therapy. I believe it's best to start off with Motivational Interviewing to develop a rapport and assess the client's preferences or goals. From there I can use DBT, the SPIRE model, CBT, or Solution Focused.
Hello, I am Afsheen Izadi, but I go by Bruce. I have been working as a Marriage and Family Therapist since 2013 and have worked with many different populations. My most common approach is DBT, the SPIRE model, and Motivational Interviewing, but I like to use different approaches based on (1) the client's needs and (2) the stage of therapy. I believe it's best to start off with Motivational Interviewing to develop a rapport and assess the client's preferences or goals. From there I can use DBT, the SPIRE model, CBT, or Solution Focused.
(310) 947-8260 View (310) 947-8260
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Elizabeth Chase
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Bay Point, CA 94565  (Online Only)
We all arrive to therapy with unique needs, hurts, and wishes. We may not even know what we are seeking, just that life is not feeling good. My goal as a therapist is to be a partner in the journey – we may not know the path, or even the destination. Therapy can help reveal forks in the road, grieve parts of the trail, or even give us the courage to trek on. We can process trauma and define what it means to heal. We can develop a greater sense of self and a deeper connection with others. My ideal client is someone who wants to learn about themselves, but maybe feels unsure of where to start.
We all arrive to therapy with unique needs, hurts, and wishes. We may not even know what we are seeking, just that life is not feeling good. My goal as a therapist is to be a partner in the journey – we may not know the path, or even the destination. Therapy can help reveal forks in the road, grieve parts of the trail, or even give us the courage to trek on. We can process trauma and define what it means to heal. We can develop a greater sense of self and a deeper connection with others. My ideal client is someone who wants to learn about themselves, but maybe feels unsure of where to start.
(310) 507-1879 View (310) 507-1879

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Hope Springs Psychotherapy and Consulting
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, PsyD, LCSW
Verified Verified
Pittsburg, CA 94565
We are a mental health practice focused on tailoring therapy to your needs, while providing an environment to promote healing and wellness. We believe in "Building resilience, one life experience at a time". There are many options when it comes to seeking therapy. We believe that trust, and a willingness to be vulnerable is not something that should be taken lightly. We believe a therapeutic relationship in a safe environment can be healing. Regardless of what has caused you to consider therapy, know that our passion to help others means that we are committed to helping you.
We are a mental health practice focused on tailoring therapy to your needs, while providing an environment to promote healing and wellness. We believe in "Building resilience, one life experience at a time". There are many options when it comes to seeking therapy. We believe that trust, and a willingness to be vulnerable is not something that should be taken lightly. We believe a therapeutic relationship in a safe environment can be healing. Regardless of what has caused you to consider therapy, know that our passion to help others means that we are committed to helping you.
(925) 643-2014 View (925) 643-2014
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Avrille Birnbaum
Psychologist, LCP
Verified Verified
Pittsburg, CA 94565
Hi, I'm Avrille Birnbaum! I'm a Clinical Psychologist, practicing therapy via video for clients who are in need but might not be able to take time off weekly to come to an office. I am a believer in doing what I can to make self-care accessible and relevant for each client, and I strive to make each person feel that they are having a conversation in which they feel supported, heard, and receive tools to use in their daily lives. Most often, my clients come to me struggling with issues regarding neurodivergence, depression, social anxiety, living with bipolar disorder, chronic pain, and autoimmune disorders.
Hi, I'm Avrille Birnbaum! I'm a Clinical Psychologist, practicing therapy via video for clients who are in need but might not be able to take time off weekly to come to an office. I am a believer in doing what I can to make self-care accessible and relevant for each client, and I strive to make each person feel that they are having a conversation in which they feel supported, heard, and receive tools to use in their daily lives. Most often, my clients come to me struggling with issues regarding neurodivergence, depression, social anxiety, living with bipolar disorder, chronic pain, and autoimmune disorders.
(805) 360-4291 View (805) 360-4291
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Heather Dalmases
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Pittsburg, CA 94565
Hello, my name is Heather Dalmases, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). I am passionate about helping and partnering with individuals to become the best version of themselves that is true and authentic. I have been working in the field of social work for more than 20 years. I completed my Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology at Saint Joseph’s College and my master’s degree in social work at Adelphi University. My approach is eclectic and versatile and will adjust with your needs to include various theoretical approaches.
Hello, my name is Heather Dalmases, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). I am passionate about helping and partnering with individuals to become the best version of themselves that is true and authentic. I have been working in the field of social work for more than 20 years. I completed my Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology at Saint Joseph’s College and my master’s degree in social work at Adelphi University. My approach is eclectic and versatile and will adjust with your needs to include various theoretical approaches.
(559) 550-5216 View (559) 550-5216
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Rebecca Martin
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Pittsburg, CA 94565
Hi, my name is Dr. Martin. In my seven years as a licensed psychologist, I have learned that there is no one-size-fits-all approach to therapeutic intervention; each patient brings their own unique experiences and skills. That's why I approach sessions with an eclectic and practical style, allowing us to collaboratively formulate goals and develop techniques for success.
Hi, my name is Dr. Martin. In my seven years as a licensed psychologist, I have learned that there is no one-size-fits-all approach to therapeutic intervention; each patient brings their own unique experiences and skills. That's why I approach sessions with an eclectic and practical style, allowing us to collaboratively formulate goals and develop techniques for success.
(619) 658-1092 View (619) 658-1092
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Masood Moghaddam
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittsburg, CA 94565
You’ve taken a courageous step in searching for a therapist and I’m glad you’re here. I’m Masood Maghaddam, a bicultural/bilingual Licensed Clinical Social Worker supporting clients’ goals toward positive change. I use an integrative approach, utilizing both behavioral and psychodynamic methods that’s personalized to your specific needs. Whether you’re wanting to improve your quality of life and strengthen relationships or facing anxiety or depression, I’m here to help and empower you on this healing journey.
You’ve taken a courageous step in searching for a therapist and I’m glad you’re here. I’m Masood Maghaddam, a bicultural/bilingual Licensed Clinical Social Worker supporting clients’ goals toward positive change. I use an integrative approach, utilizing both behavioral and psychodynamic methods that’s personalized to your specific needs. Whether you’re wanting to improve your quality of life and strengthen relationships or facing anxiety or depression, I’m here to help and empower you on this healing journey.
(925) 588-7656 View (925) 588-7656
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Prynzessin Carney
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Pittsburg, CA 94565
Hi, my name is Prynzessin Carney, and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) based in Southern California. I meet with adult clients from diverse backgrounds all around the state via telehealth. I help clients who struggle with poor self-esteem, depression, anxiety, and other mental health concerns using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Mindful Self Compassion Therapy (MSC). My goal in therapy is to help my clients identify and meet their treatment goals.
Hi, my name is Prynzessin Carney, and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) based in Southern California. I meet with adult clients from diverse backgrounds all around the state via telehealth. I help clients who struggle with poor self-esteem, depression, anxiety, and other mental health concerns using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Mindful Self Compassion Therapy (MSC). My goal in therapy is to help my clients identify and meet their treatment goals.
(925) 281-2057 View (925) 281-2057
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Rebecca L Ring
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Pittsburg, CA 94565
Are you in a "caterpillar stage" of life? You sense that you could be more, but you find yourself limited by negative thoughts and/or overwhelming emotions. Or are you in a "chrysalis stage"? Your whole life seems to have disintegrated into nothing recognizable, and you are struggling to make sense of it all. From a foundation of empathy, acceptance, compassion, and respect, I provide a safe and supportive environment in which to grow and/or heal. I work from a "client-centered" approach that helps you find your own answers and healing from within.
Are you in a "caterpillar stage" of life? You sense that you could be more, but you find yourself limited by negative thoughts and/or overwhelming emotions. Or are you in a "chrysalis stage"? Your whole life seems to have disintegrated into nothing recognizable, and you are struggling to make sense of it all. From a foundation of empathy, acceptance, compassion, and respect, I provide a safe and supportive environment in which to grow and/or heal. I work from a "client-centered" approach that helps you find your own answers and healing from within.
(831) 325-0618 View (831) 325-0618
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Richard Hill
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Pittsburg, CA 94565  (Online Only)
Although most people are depressed or angry at times, they generally find a way to deal with the situation. There are times, however, when a person loses hope or is overwhelmed. They or others decide they might use some help. Sometimes a woman or a man decides that they would like to adjust their life style and emphasize their sense of self. If you work in Silicon Valley, I can use my experience in industry to help you unblock your potential and design effective strategies for greater satisfaction. If you seek spiritual depth, my years as a guide may help unfold meaning.
Although most people are depressed or angry at times, they generally find a way to deal with the situation. There are times, however, when a person loses hope or is overwhelmed. They or others decide they might use some help. Sometimes a woman or a man decides that they would like to adjust their life style and emphasize their sense of self. If you work in Silicon Valley, I can use my experience in industry to help you unblock your potential and design effective strategies for greater satisfaction. If you seek spiritual depth, my years as a guide may help unfold meaning.
(408) 641-5167 View (408) 641-5167
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Kelsey Chang-Kim
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Pittsburg, CA 94565
Welcome! I'm Kelsey Chang-Kim, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and I am so happy you're here. With over 5 years of experience in private practice, my passion for working in the mental health field has motivated me to be a constantly growing clinician well-equipped to support others. I've worked with many diverse populations over the years and particularly enjoy working with teens and young adults as they discover their truest selves and navigate the complexities of life. Whether it is anxiety or depression or overcoming a painful past, you are not alone and there IS a light at the end of the tunnel.
Welcome! I'm Kelsey Chang-Kim, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and I am so happy you're here. With over 5 years of experience in private practice, my passion for working in the mental health field has motivated me to be a constantly growing clinician well-equipped to support others. I've worked with many diverse populations over the years and particularly enjoy working with teens and young adults as they discover their truest selves and navigate the complexities of life. Whether it is anxiety or depression or overcoming a painful past, you are not alone and there IS a light at the end of the tunnel.
(858) 758-2283 View (858) 758-2283

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Number of Therapists in Bay Point, CA

10+

Average cost per session

$195

Therapists in Bay Point, CA who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
91% Depression
91% Self Esteem
91% Stress
82% Coping Skills
82% Life Transitions
73% Relationship Issues

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

88% Aetna
88% Oxford
88% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Bay Point, CA see their clients

55% In Person and Online
45% Online Only

Gender breakdown

91% Female
9% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Bay Point?

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.