Therapists in Clayton, CA

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Zander Sprague
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
Clayton, CA 94517  (Online Only)
There are times when we all get stuck on an issue or life event and we need help figuring it out. I believe that asking for help is a sign of strength, and I help you understand what is going on and how to move forward.
There are times when we all get stuck on an issue or life event and we need help figuring it out. I believe that asking for help is a sign of strength, and I help you understand what is going on and how to move forward.
(925) 633-7812 View (925) 633-7812
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Kathleen E Sims
Pastoral Counselor, CHT, CRC
Not Verified Not Verified
Clayton, CA 94517
I assist clients in healing their mind, emotions & history - creating permanent change - which clears the way so they can Live the Life for which their heart yearns. I specialize in Conscious Love Relationships that can last a lifetime. Along with Creating a Life of Meaning and Purpose, I have developed very powerful, permanent Change Processes and Coaching Tools - which can also help with self-esteem issues, anxiety, stress, panic, and PTSD. My sessions range from 75 minutes to 2 hours. Feel free to call 925 914-0098 for a Complimentary 30-minute consultation.
I assist clients in healing their mind, emotions & history - creating permanent change - which clears the way so they can Live the Life for which their heart yearns. I specialize in Conscious Love Relationships that can last a lifetime. Along with Creating a Life of Meaning and Purpose, I have developed very powerful, permanent Change Processes and Coaching Tools - which can also help with self-esteem issues, anxiety, stress, panic, and PTSD. My sessions range from 75 minutes to 2 hours. Feel free to call 925 914-0098 for a Complimentary 30-minute consultation.
(925) 914-0098 View (925) 914-0098
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Doug Novotny
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Clayton, CA 94517  (Online Only)
Therapy done right builds on personal connection, finds unrecognized freedoms, and orients it all with purpose, values and place. My therapeutic stance integrates connection, freedom and purpose to enhance your wellbeing with openness, balance, warmth, intelligence and wit. My practice cultivates resilience not dependence, vitality not victim-trap ideologies that are currently fashionable. I can help you acknowledge and overcome difficulties, reckon realistically with limits, and untangle other matters of the heart. Some pain is a part of life, but you needn’t suffer or manage it all alone.
Therapy done right builds on personal connection, finds unrecognized freedoms, and orients it all with purpose, values and place. My therapeutic stance integrates connection, freedom and purpose to enhance your wellbeing with openness, balance, warmth, intelligence and wit. My practice cultivates resilience not dependence, vitality not victim-trap ideologies that are currently fashionable. I can help you acknowledge and overcome difficulties, reckon realistically with limits, and untangle other matters of the heart. Some pain is a part of life, but you needn’t suffer or manage it all alone.
(925) 261-4370 View (925) 261-4370
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Meghan Veronica Pardi
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Clayton, CA 94517
Your Mental Health Matters, my goal is to be your guide, confidante and empathetic listening ear while you figure out what you want, what you need and how to get your life in a position where you feel fulfilled and balanced. The world can be a chaotic and stressful place. I am here to help anyone who is willing to process and explore their emotions to heal. The only goal to start with is making the call or sending the e-mail to ask for help. Speaking and hearing your truth can be scary but is necessary for the process of healing to begin. Therapy is a journey that I am honored to take with you to improve your quality of life.
Your Mental Health Matters, my goal is to be your guide, confidante and empathetic listening ear while you figure out what you want, what you need and how to get your life in a position where you feel fulfilled and balanced. The world can be a chaotic and stressful place. I am here to help anyone who is willing to process and explore their emotions to heal. The only goal to start with is making the call or sending the e-mail to ask for help. Speaking and hearing your truth can be scary but is necessary for the process of healing to begin. Therapy is a journey that I am honored to take with you to improve your quality of life.
(833) 987-2762 View (833) 987-2762
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Loving Life Service Pets - ESA Letter
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Clayton, CA 94517  (Online Only)
Loving Life Service Pets is an Online Provider of Emotional Support Animal (ESA) and Psychiatric Service Dog (PSD) letters serving California. As a Licensed Mental Health Professional I can legally classify ESAs and PSDs. My letters are legally recognized and compliant with federal and state laws, and in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Fair Housing Act, and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. I will provide an official letter that meets the requirements for the CA and federal laws for housing and travel. Learn How to Qualify Today. Visit us at: lovinglifeservicepets.com or call 916-837-5228.
Loving Life Service Pets is an Online Provider of Emotional Support Animal (ESA) and Psychiatric Service Dog (PSD) letters serving California. As a Licensed Mental Health Professional I can legally classify ESAs and PSDs. My letters are legally recognized and compliant with federal and state laws, and in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Fair Housing Act, and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. I will provide an official letter that meets the requirements for the CA and federal laws for housing and travel. Learn How to Qualify Today. Visit us at: lovinglifeservicepets.com or call 916-837-5228.
(916) 758-9282 View (916) 758-9282
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Alli Johnstone
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Clayton, CA 94517
I am dedicated to helping individuals, couples and their families with social, emotional and behavioral needs. All individuals have the potential from within to thrive in life. It is important to feel connected, heard and understood by others. My hope is to help alleviate some of the pain associated with symptoms such as anxiety and depression, by providing individuals with tools and strategies necessary to improve ones quality of life.
I am dedicated to helping individuals, couples and their families with social, emotional and behavioral needs. All individuals have the potential from within to thrive in life. It is important to feel connected, heard and understood by others. My hope is to help alleviate some of the pain associated with symptoms such as anxiety and depression, by providing individuals with tools and strategies necessary to improve ones quality of life.
(925) 202-2034 View (925) 202-2034
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Scott M Bobrow
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Clayton, CA 94517
I am expert in and specialize in ADDICTION THERAPY. I offer a very personalized, interactive and non judgmental approach to therapy. Addiction, alcoholism, behavioral addictions, and relapse prevention are my primary areas of expertise. I also treat CO DEPENDENCE and anxiety. I welcome young adults, families, couples,and adult individuals. I also see Clients who have an established recovery history, and are ready to deal with other clinical issues that may arise after a period of recovery. Seeing an Addiction Specialist is a must when dealing with addiction and alcoholism. I am also the Family Therapist at MPI in Oakland, CA
I am expert in and specialize in ADDICTION THERAPY. I offer a very personalized, interactive and non judgmental approach to therapy. Addiction, alcoholism, behavioral addictions, and relapse prevention are my primary areas of expertise. I also treat CO DEPENDENCE and anxiety. I welcome young adults, families, couples,and adult individuals. I also see Clients who have an established recovery history, and are ready to deal with other clinical issues that may arise after a period of recovery. Seeing an Addiction Specialist is a must when dealing with addiction and alcoholism. I am also the Family Therapist at MPI in Oakland, CA
(925) 270-4915 View (925) 270-4915
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Silver Lake Psychology
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Clayton, CA 94517
Learn how to feel more connected to yourself, others, and the world around you. Therapy provides all the elements of intimacy: honest communication, vulnerability, and trust. Good therapy is challenging yet warm, providing both structure and empathy for your unique experience.
Learn how to feel more connected to yourself, others, and the world around you. Therapy provides all the elements of intimacy: honest communication, vulnerability, and trust. Good therapy is challenging yet warm, providing both structure and empathy for your unique experience.
(415) 449-5206 View (415) 449-5206
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Valerie Hodgskiss
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Clayton, CA 94517
It's all about relationships, starting with your relationship to yourself, your family of origin, your partner, children, friends. And then there's the relationship to your problems: things like depression, anxiety, ADHD, post-partum and parenting stress, body-image problems. How do you work with the set of challenges that life hands you? I work with clients to understand themselves and their own story, and then apply that understanding, in the form of coping and problem-solving skills, to their relationships, to get through life's pain and into a life worth living.
It's all about relationships, starting with your relationship to yourself, your family of origin, your partner, children, friends. And then there's the relationship to your problems: things like depression, anxiety, ADHD, post-partum and parenting stress, body-image problems. How do you work with the set of challenges that life hands you? I work with clients to understand themselves and their own story, and then apply that understanding, in the form of coping and problem-solving skills, to their relationships, to get through life's pain and into a life worth living.
(925) 588-7197 View (925) 588-7197
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Pathway Therapy Center
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CSAT-S
Verified Verified
Clayton, CA 94517
At Pathway Therapy Center we help individuals and couples repair find recovery from sex and pornography addiction. Is your relationship in crisis because of a recent discovery? Have you just found out about your partner's affair or betrayal? Do you have a problem with a process addiction such as video gaming or compulsive spending? We are here to help with a team of expertly trained clinicians who specialize in helping those dealing with sexually addictive patterns and other process addictions. Further we have specialists who help partners deal with the impacts of having discovered that their relationship was not what they once thought it was.
At Pathway Therapy Center we help individuals and couples repair find recovery from sex and pornography addiction. Is your relationship in crisis because of a recent discovery? Have you just found out about your partner's affair or betrayal? Do you have a problem with a process addiction such as video gaming or compulsive spending? We are here to help with a team of expertly trained clinicians who specialize in helping those dealing with sexually addictive patterns and other process addictions. Further we have specialists who help partners deal with the impacts of having discovered that their relationship was not what they once thought it was.
(510) 767-0880 View (510) 767-0880
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Diana Duarte
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Clayton, CA 94517  (Online Only)
Welcome! I'm Diana. Bienvenido! Me llamo Diana. Do you feel overwhelmed with life's stressors? Are you feeling stuck and not sure how to move forward? Are you having a difficult time finding balance in your life? My practice is inclusive of all individuals with an emphasis on supporting women with professional careers and in academics. Together we can assess what you would like to improve in your life and create a plan to achieve your goals. We will use a variety of approaches that are specifically tailored to your needs to cultivate a balanced and fulfilling life.
Welcome! I'm Diana. Bienvenido! Me llamo Diana. Do you feel overwhelmed with life's stressors? Are you feeling stuck and not sure how to move forward? Are you having a difficult time finding balance in your life? My practice is inclusive of all individuals with an emphasis on supporting women with professional careers and in academics. Together we can assess what you would like to improve in your life and create a plan to achieve your goals. We will use a variety of approaches that are specifically tailored to your needs to cultivate a balanced and fulfilling life.
(925) 481-5716 View (925) 481-5716
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Karlyn Michél Webb
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, CCTP
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Clayton, CA 94517
I am passionate about helping people discover their unlimited potential and become the best version of themselves. I enjoy working with couples and individuals, and I provide a safe, non-judgmental, and supportive space where clients can heal, learn new skills, gain insight, and successfully navigate life challenges. My therapeutic approach is integrative and includes person-centered, solution-focused, and cognitive-behavioral therapy. In sessions, I am warm, compassionate, collaborative, and sometimes humorous. I love meeting and working with people and I am constantly inspired by their resilience.
I am passionate about helping people discover their unlimited potential and become the best version of themselves. I enjoy working with couples and individuals, and I provide a safe, non-judgmental, and supportive space where clients can heal, learn new skills, gain insight, and successfully navigate life challenges. My therapeutic approach is integrative and includes person-centered, solution-focused, and cognitive-behavioral therapy. In sessions, I am warm, compassionate, collaborative, and sometimes humorous. I love meeting and working with people and I am constantly inspired by their resilience.
(310) 882-7067 View (310) 882-7067
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Nikki Chinen - Emerging Adults & EMDR
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Clayton, CA 94517
Ready to prioritize your mental health and well-being? Let's do this! As a therapist (and a human being), I get that life can be overwhelming. Whether it's battling anxiety, depression, surviving tough times, or just trying to figure out what the heck you're doing in life—I'm here to support you. I work with clients who have a desire to be their authentic self, navigating life transitions, struggle with setting healthy boundaries, or may be feeling like something is “missing” in their life. My clients share that I have been a positive support in helping them work through their challenges, in addition to creating a life they desire.
Ready to prioritize your mental health and well-being? Let's do this! As a therapist (and a human being), I get that life can be overwhelming. Whether it's battling anxiety, depression, surviving tough times, or just trying to figure out what the heck you're doing in life—I'm here to support you. I work with clients who have a desire to be their authentic self, navigating life transitions, struggle with setting healthy boundaries, or may be feeling like something is “missing” in their life. My clients share that I have been a positive support in helping them work through their challenges, in addition to creating a life they desire.
(818) 446-1946 View (818) 446-1946

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Danielle Hetrick
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Danielle Hetrick is a licensed Marriage Family therapist in California practicing since 2002. She received her Bachelor of Arts in psychology at Saint Mary's College and her Masters in Counseling psychology at John F. Kennedy University. Danielle believes in a comprehensive approach to care integrating different modalities fostering vivid self exploration and healing. Danielle has a special interest in teaching coping strategies for ongoing self empowerment. In her spare time Danielle enjoys being in nature, being physically active, hiking with her husband and daughter and has a special interest in ocean conservation.
Danielle Hetrick is a licensed Marriage Family therapist in California practicing since 2002. She received her Bachelor of Arts in psychology at Saint Mary's College and her Masters in Counseling psychology at John F. Kennedy University. Danielle believes in a comprehensive approach to care integrating different modalities fostering vivid self exploration and healing. Danielle has a special interest in teaching coping strategies for ongoing self empowerment. In her spare time Danielle enjoys being in nature, being physically active, hiking with her husband and daughter and has a special interest in ocean conservation.
(925) 578-3349 View (925) 578-3349
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Marley M Middlebrook
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Trained at UC Davis Medical Center to treat young children who have experienced trauma or behavioral difficulties. Additional training from the Renfrew Center in the treatment of eating disorders provides a unique combination for helping young children and their families with eating issues or obesity. A dissertation on binge eating provides an understanding for those who have emotional eating problems. Experience with addiction and dual diagnosis was earned while working with Contra Costa County treatment programs. Other experience includes treating children and adults who have suffered from maltreatment, domestic violence, depression, grief, and or eating disorders.
Trained at UC Davis Medical Center to treat young children who have experienced trauma or behavioral difficulties. Additional training from the Renfrew Center in the treatment of eating disorders provides a unique combination for helping young children and their families with eating issues or obesity. A dissertation on binge eating provides an understanding for those who have emotional eating problems. Experience with addiction and dual diagnosis was earned while working with Contra Costa County treatment programs. Other experience includes treating children and adults who have suffered from maltreatment, domestic violence, depression, grief, and or eating disorders.
(925) 352-1038 View (925) 352-1038
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Cynthia Dimon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523  (Online Only)
I'm a licensed therapist committed to helping you build your life, your career, and your journey on your terms through growth-focused therapy. My mission is to foster emotional support, growth, coping strategies, improved relationships and mental health wellness for women.
I'm a licensed therapist committed to helping you build your life, your career, and your journey on your terms through growth-focused therapy. My mission is to foster emotional support, growth, coping strategies, improved relationships and mental health wellness for women.
(341) 444-2743 View (341) 444-2743
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Andrea Mar
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Brentwood, CA 94513  (Online Only)
Want to feel more connected in your relationship? I focus on creating a safe and non-blaming space for partners to talk about things that feel difficult. Therapy may not be easy, but I’ll offer guidance and support to help you recognize and break patterns that keep couples “stuck” in a negative cycle. Together we'll explore how past experiences, temperament, values, and culture affect relationships. We’ll discuss tools to help calm intense emotions so that couples can communicate with intention and disagreements can be resolved more effectively.
Want to feel more connected in your relationship? I focus on creating a safe and non-blaming space for partners to talk about things that feel difficult. Therapy may not be easy, but I’ll offer guidance and support to help you recognize and break patterns that keep couples “stuck” in a negative cycle. Together we'll explore how past experiences, temperament, values, and culture affect relationships. We’ll discuss tools to help calm intense emotions so that couples can communicate with intention and disagreements can be resolved more effectively.
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Gregory E Newton
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Danville, CA 94526
Welcome to my practice. I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in private practice in Danville, CA. with over 28 years experience in offering mind-body-spirit psychotherapy to individuals, couples, families and groups; and, a Level II trained EMDR practitioner. I have led groups for teens, men and sexual offenders and worked for Contra Costa County's Children's Protective Services for several years. In addition, I have taught developmental psychology and neuropsychology for the past 18 years at Diablo Valley College and John F. Kennedy University, and am an experienced workshop leader, coach and speaker.
Welcome to my practice. I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in private practice in Danville, CA. with over 28 years experience in offering mind-body-spirit psychotherapy to individuals, couples, families and groups; and, a Level II trained EMDR practitioner. I have led groups for teens, men and sexual offenders and worked for Contra Costa County's Children's Protective Services for several years. In addition, I have taught developmental psychology and neuropsychology for the past 18 years at Diablo Valley College and John F. Kennedy University, and am an experienced workshop leader, coach and speaker.
(925) 452-4842 View (925) 452-4842
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Valerie Eichelberg
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Concord, CA 94523
Hello, my name is Valerie Eichelberg, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT). I work with youth, adolescents, young and middle-aged adults with depression and anxiety. I typically use a person centered and solution focused approach with other modalities depending on need. I believe each person is unique and may need different approaches. One size does not fit all. My goal is to be able to support you manage and focus on your needs, in order to make life a more beautiful experience for you, however that may look like for you. Together we can navigate and decide on what works best for you.
Hello, my name is Valerie Eichelberg, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT). I work with youth, adolescents, young and middle-aged adults with depression and anxiety. I typically use a person centered and solution focused approach with other modalities depending on need. I believe each person is unique and may need different approaches. One size does not fit all. My goal is to be able to support you manage and focus on your needs, in order to make life a more beautiful experience for you, however that may look like for you. Together we can navigate and decide on what works best for you.
(559) 364-9941 View (559) 364-9941
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Nancy Mullin
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
I know that the search for a therapist can be incredibly challenging, especially when things are feeling most difficult or confusing. I specialize in providing family therapy, couples therapy, and individual therapy with teens and adults, and am often trusted to support people with the most vulnerable aspects of their lives. If it feels like I may be a good fit for you and your family, I am ready to facilitate a process with you that honors your needs and wishes while finding the best path forward.
I know that the search for a therapist can be incredibly challenging, especially when things are feeling most difficult or confusing. I specialize in providing family therapy, couples therapy, and individual therapy with teens and adults, and am often trusted to support people with the most vulnerable aspects of their lives. If it feels like I may be a good fit for you and your family, I am ready to facilitate a process with you that honors your needs and wishes while finding the best path forward.
(925) 397-0393 View (925) 397-0393

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Number of Therapists in Clayton, CA

10+

Average cost per session

$182

Therapists in Clayton, CA who prioritize treating:

92% Depression
92% Anxiety
85% Relationship Issues
77% Self Esteem
69% Grief
69% Stress
62% Family Conflict

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Cigna and Evernorth
100% ComPsych
100% Anthem | Elevance

How Therapists in Clayton, CA see their clients

70% In Person and Online
30% Online Only

Gender breakdown

88% Female
12% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Clayton?

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.