Therapists in Cupertino, CA

Photo of Stanley Kuo, Marriage & Family Therapist in Cupertino, CA
Stanley Kuo
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Cupertino, CA 95014
Waitlist for new clients
By looking at a caterpillar, nothing in it tells us that it's going to be a butterfly. Sometimes it's also hard to imagine that our life transforming is possible, though it actually can happen. Just like the transformation of a caterpillar can occur, with patience and perseverance, in a safe and warm cocoon, our life transformation can also begin in a safe, supportive and psychotherapeutic relationship. Life is tough! Suffering and pain seem inevitable! Yet with your willingness as well as my passion and professional training, we can work together to make each setback in your life to become a setup for growth and transformation.
By looking at a caterpillar, nothing in it tells us that it's going to be a butterfly. Sometimes it's also hard to imagine that our life transforming is possible, though it actually can happen. Just like the transformation of a caterpillar can occur, with patience and perseverance, in a safe and warm cocoon, our life transformation can also begin in a safe, supportive and psychotherapeutic relationship. Life is tough! Suffering and pain seem inevitable! Yet with your willingness as well as my passion and professional training, we can work together to make each setback in your life to become a setup for growth and transformation.
(408) 413-4141 View (408) 413-4141
Photo of Otilia Lopez, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Cupertino, CA
Otilia Lopez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Cupertino, CA 95014
Therapy is an opportunity to further understand yourself on a deeper level and make the changes that are important to your life. I am a bilingual (English/Spanish) Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 15 years of experience in community mental health, social services, and case management in the medical sector. I have a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a double major in Spanish and Psychology. I obtained my Master’s degree in Social Work from California State University, Los Angeles with a concentration in Older Adults.
Therapy is an opportunity to further understand yourself on a deeper level and make the changes that are important to your life. I am a bilingual (English/Spanish) Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 15 years of experience in community mental health, social services, and case management in the medical sector. I have a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a double major in Spanish and Psychology. I obtained my Master’s degree in Social Work from California State University, Los Angeles with a concentration in Older Adults.
(805) 301-1594 View (805) 301-1594
Photo of Dr. Anna Hung, Psychologist in Cupertino, CA
Dr. Anna Hung
Psychologist, PhD, MA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Cupertino, CA 95014
Are stress and anxiety taking control and holding your child back from being their old selves and reaching their goals? Is it affecting important areas of life including school, friendships, and even fun? Are you searching for a therapist who understands and can provide support in growing and navigating challenges? You may not remember a time when things weren't so tough. You're in the right place if your child's ready to learn strategies to cope and restructure your thinking patterns so they feel more confident, empowered, and balanced. Most of all, you'd like them to enjoy their youth and feel comfortable in their skin.
Are stress and anxiety taking control and holding your child back from being their old selves and reaching their goals? Is it affecting important areas of life including school, friendships, and even fun? Are you searching for a therapist who understands and can provide support in growing and navigating challenges? You may not remember a time when things weren't so tough. You're in the right place if your child's ready to learn strategies to cope and restructure your thinking patterns so they feel more confident, empowered, and balanced. Most of all, you'd like them to enjoy their youth and feel comfortable in their skin.
(408) 580-8991 View (408) 580-8991
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Liz Vines
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, EMDR
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cupertino, CA 95014  (Online Only)
Immediate openings for online therapy. I specialize in complex trauma, phobias/anxiety, and chronic illness for adults and teens. Many of my clients are recovering from developmental trauma, learning to soothe overactive nervous systems, and hoping to identify and express their needs in a new way. My work is depth oriented, empowering, feminist, compassion focused, and client-centered. I work well with artists and creative types, perfectionists, high achievers, those who identify as highly sensitive, and those who suffer from chronic illness.
Immediate openings for online therapy. I specialize in complex trauma, phobias/anxiety, and chronic illness for adults and teens. Many of my clients are recovering from developmental trauma, learning to soothe overactive nervous systems, and hoping to identify and express their needs in a new way. My work is depth oriented, empowering, feminist, compassion focused, and client-centered. I work well with artists and creative types, perfectionists, high achievers, those who identify as highly sensitive, and those who suffer from chronic illness.
(949) 749-7169 View (949) 749-7169
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Trauma Healing Therapy
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cupertino, CA 95014
Do you feel a sense of disconnection from the person you once were, following challenging or traumatic life events? Are feelings of anxiety, isolation, fear, or persistent sadness dominating your daily experience? Are your relationships with peers and romantic partners strained, hindered by unresolved trauma and emotional challenges? Do you sense that your trauma and relationship issues are impeding your ability to lead a healthy life? Perhaps you often ponder if there's a way to make things better in your life. In our individualistic society, the weight of trauma symptoms and relationship difficulties can be unbearable.
Do you feel a sense of disconnection from the person you once were, following challenging or traumatic life events? Are feelings of anxiety, isolation, fear, or persistent sadness dominating your daily experience? Are your relationships with peers and romantic partners strained, hindered by unresolved trauma and emotional challenges? Do you sense that your trauma and relationship issues are impeding your ability to lead a healthy life? Perhaps you often ponder if there's a way to make things better in your life. In our individualistic society, the weight of trauma symptoms and relationship difficulties can be unbearable.
(408) 652-8496 View (408) 652-8496
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Ashton Hart
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Cupertino, CA 95014
Hello, my name is Ashton Hart. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. My therapeutic style is warm, nonjudgmental, and friendly. My hope is to help my clients understand they are not alone and there is always hope to move forward. If you have a desire to make a positive change in your life, therapy may be the right path for you. My typical clients tend to be women facing an array of issues such as trauma, family issues, relationship issues, communication style conflics, life transitions, anxiety, depression. I have experience in many other areas such as teens, family, first responder/medical professionals, lgbtqia+.
Hello, my name is Ashton Hart. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. My therapeutic style is warm, nonjudgmental, and friendly. My hope is to help my clients understand they are not alone and there is always hope to move forward. If you have a desire to make a positive change in your life, therapy may be the right path for you. My typical clients tend to be women facing an array of issues such as trauma, family issues, relationship issues, communication style conflics, life transitions, anxiety, depression. I have experience in many other areas such as teens, family, first responder/medical professionals, lgbtqia+.
(408) 762-3416 View (408) 762-3416
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Dani Villalobos
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, SEP
Verified Verified
Cupertino, CA 95014  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Welcome, I'm glad you're here. I am nonbinary and Latinx and provide gender affirming care in English and Spanish. I specialize in somatic, mindfulness-based and trauma-informed models of care. Equity is an essential value that drives my approach to clinical work. Bienvenido/bienvenida/bienvenide, me alegro de que estés aquí. Soy no binario y Latinx, y ofrezco afirmación de género en mi trabajo en inglés y español. Me especializo en modelos basados en somáticos, basados en la atención plena y basados en el trauma. La equidad es un valor esencial que impulsa mi enfoque clínico.
Welcome, I'm glad you're here. I am nonbinary and Latinx and provide gender affirming care in English and Spanish. I specialize in somatic, mindfulness-based and trauma-informed models of care. Equity is an essential value that drives my approach to clinical work. Bienvenido/bienvenida/bienvenide, me alegro de que estés aquí. Soy no binario y Latinx, y ofrezco afirmación de género en mi trabajo en inglés y español. Me especializo en modelos basados en somáticos, basados en la atención plena y basados en el trauma. La equidad es un valor esencial que impulsa mi enfoque clínico.
(831) 777-2861 View (831) 777-2861
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Felipe Capiral
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Cupertino, CA 95014
We will have a conversation about YOU. We will explore the issues that you struggle with, especially the ones that society finds taboo or shameful: your body, your sexuality, your desires, your darkest fantasies, your weaknesses, your fears, your disappointments, your failures, and everything that makes you human.
We will have a conversation about YOU. We will explore the issues that you struggle with, especially the ones that society finds taboo or shameful: your body, your sexuality, your desires, your darkest fantasies, your weaknesses, your fears, your disappointments, your failures, and everything that makes you human.
(408) 900-6831 View (408) 900-6831
Photo of Narges Izadi - Licensed Educational Psychologist in Cupertino, CA
Narges Izadi - Licensed Educational Psychologist
MS, LEP
Verified Verified
Cupertino, CA 95014
I am a Licensed Educational Psychologist specializing in the assessment and intervention for learning/emotional/intellectual/executive functions disorders. Through evidence-based and mindful exploration, I unravel clients' challenges, and guide them toward a healthy, happy and fulfilling sense of self and educational experience. My passion is supporting children, adolescents and adults who, for one reason or another, have struggled to engage with the conventional educational system. I specialize in the assessment and placement of students (all ages) with unmet needs, including at alternative/residential placements.
I am a Licensed Educational Psychologist specializing in the assessment and intervention for learning/emotional/intellectual/executive functions disorders. Through evidence-based and mindful exploration, I unravel clients' challenges, and guide them toward a healthy, happy and fulfilling sense of self and educational experience. My passion is supporting children, adolescents and adults who, for one reason or another, have struggled to engage with the conventional educational system. I specialize in the assessment and placement of students (all ages) with unmet needs, including at alternative/residential placements.
(415) 592-7852 View (415) 592-7852
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Xiyue Wang
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Cupertino, CA 95014  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm glad you stopped by! I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with 6 years of experience providing individual therapy in the SF bay area. It can be a difficult decision to enter therapy. Many of us carry more stress than we are aware of, and sometimes the weight of past stressors and memories gets in our current life, preventing us from achieving our goals. I want to create a safe space for you to unpack your emotions, make meaningful choices, and restore inner peace so you can live your authentic values in all aspects of life.
Hi, I'm glad you stopped by! I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with 6 years of experience providing individual therapy in the SF bay area. It can be a difficult decision to enter therapy. Many of us carry more stress than we are aware of, and sometimes the weight of past stressors and memories gets in our current life, preventing us from achieving our goals. I want to create a safe space for you to unpack your emotions, make meaningful choices, and restore inner peace so you can live your authentic values in all aspects of life.
(408) 217-0537 View (408) 217-0537
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Peter Shum
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LPCC
Verified Verified
Cupertino, CA 95014
Waitlist for new clients
Our world today is full of challenges. Many stressors in life knock us off balance, and we feel overwhelmed, distressed, sometimes angry, sad and lonely. But you do not need to face the challenges alone. I am passionate to help people regain the balance by being more attuned to themselves - their identities, emotions, and physical needs. I work collaboratively with my clients to explore and identify ways to meet their goals, and provide tools and interventions as fitting. Most importantly, I walk alongside them in their journey to attain health and growth.
Our world today is full of challenges. Many stressors in life knock us off balance, and we feel overwhelmed, distressed, sometimes angry, sad and lonely. But you do not need to face the challenges alone. I am passionate to help people regain the balance by being more attuned to themselves - their identities, emotions, and physical needs. I work collaboratively with my clients to explore and identify ways to meet their goals, and provide tools and interventions as fitting. Most importantly, I walk alongside them in their journey to attain health and growth.
(408) 889-7589 View (408) 889-7589
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Ricardo Gonzalez
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Cupertino, CA 95014
Waitlist for new clients
It is my goal to help support individuals and families navigate through life’s journey in a supportive and empathetic environment. My specialization is in working with adults, teens, and families dealing with conflict, depression, anxiety, PTSD, grief, loss, teenage oppositional behavior, dual diagnosis, parent/child relationships, existential crisis, and severe mental illness
It is my goal to help support individuals and families navigate through life’s journey in a supportive and empathetic environment. My specialization is in working with adults, teens, and families dealing with conflict, depression, anxiety, PTSD, grief, loss, teenage oppositional behavior, dual diagnosis, parent/child relationships, existential crisis, and severe mental illness
(408) 688-5931 View (408) 688-5931
Photo of Kyle Yamasaki MFT / Behavioral Sleep Ctr., Marriage & Family Therapist in Cupertino, CA
Kyle Yamasaki MFT / Behavioral Sleep Ctr.
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cupertino, CA 95014
Compassionate, and Integrative. Welcome! My approach to well-being and psychological health is influenced by over 15 years of experience applying science and best practices, and is also inspired by holistic psychologies that can be described as compassionate and genuine. This experience integrates "what works", along with an emphasis on authenticity and personal growth. Goals range from reduction of symptoms, improving day-to-day functioning (work/school), or exploring and uncovering parts of our deeper selves.
Compassionate, and Integrative. Welcome! My approach to well-being and psychological health is influenced by over 15 years of experience applying science and best practices, and is also inspired by holistic psychologies that can be described as compassionate and genuine. This experience integrates "what works", along with an emphasis on authenticity and personal growth. Goals range from reduction of symptoms, improving day-to-day functioning (work/school), or exploring and uncovering parts of our deeper selves.
(408) 922-9008 View (408) 922-9008
Photo of Carrie O'Leary, Marriage & Family Therapist in Cupertino, CA
Carrie O'Leary
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Cupertino, CA 95014
It’s easy for parents to be overwhelmed with the non-stop demands of parenting. When a child displays behaviors such as defiance, temper tantrums, aggression, impulsivity, etc, it can feel unbelievably stressful. My approach is to partner with parents to guide them in, first, developing the skills to enhance their bond with their child. During therapeutic coaching sessions, the parent has the opportunity to develop mastery of skills in a calm, non-threatening format while the child plays with toys, with my guidance and support. This approach is well researched and successful.
It’s easy for parents to be overwhelmed with the non-stop demands of parenting. When a child displays behaviors such as defiance, temper tantrums, aggression, impulsivity, etc, it can feel unbelievably stressful. My approach is to partner with parents to guide them in, first, developing the skills to enhance their bond with their child. During therapeutic coaching sessions, the parent has the opportunity to develop mastery of skills in a calm, non-threatening format while the child plays with toys, with my guidance and support. This approach is well researched and successful.
(669) 271-7590 View (669) 271-7590
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Nickolas Persons
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Cupertino, CA 95014
Hello, my name is Nick Persons, and I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in California looking for new clients. My approach is, first and foremost, person-centered; I believe there is no one-size-fits-all technique, so I like to meet my clients where they are and start with where they feel comfortable to help them become better prepared to navigate the obstacles they encounter in their lives.
Hello, my name is Nick Persons, and I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in California looking for new clients. My approach is, first and foremost, person-centered; I believe there is no one-size-fits-all technique, so I like to meet my clients where they are and start with where they feel comfortable to help them become better prepared to navigate the obstacles they encounter in their lives.
(408) 583-6430 View (408) 583-6430
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Britney Meyer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Cupertino, CA 95014
Hi, I am Britney Meyer, a licensed clinical social worker in both California and Kansas. I am currently based out of the Antelope Valley, California and accepting clients via telehealth. I work with clients who are facing challenging experiences that need support in managing the stress, extreme emotions and thought distortions that arise. My therapeutic approach is client-centered and strength-based with an integrative approach, allowing me to provide support based on what my client needs in the moment.
Hi, I am Britney Meyer, a licensed clinical social worker in both California and Kansas. I am currently based out of the Antelope Valley, California and accepting clients via telehealth. I work with clients who are facing challenging experiences that need support in managing the stress, extreme emotions and thought distortions that arise. My therapeutic approach is client-centered and strength-based with an integrative approach, allowing me to provide support based on what my client needs in the moment.
(408) 549-2557 View (408) 549-2557
Photo of Maxine Fischer Becker, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Cupertino, CA
Maxine Fischer Becker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Cupertino, CA 95014
Asking for help is a big step. Are you struggling with feeling sad, anxious, having a hard time? Going thru some difficult times? Transitions? I am here to help you. I am a very goal oriented therapist, providing helpful skills, feedback, support and direction. I will work with you using a variety of treatment approaches based on what you need. I find Mindfulness CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) a very effective approach to help you feel better and take action. I also utilize EMDR, (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) as a tool to help with trauma and other issues
Asking for help is a big step. Are you struggling with feeling sad, anxious, having a hard time? Going thru some difficult times? Transitions? I am here to help you. I am a very goal oriented therapist, providing helpful skills, feedback, support and direction. I will work with you using a variety of treatment approaches based on what you need. I find Mindfulness CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) a very effective approach to help you feel better and take action. I also utilize EMDR, (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) as a tool to help with trauma and other issues
(408) 609-5197 View (408) 609-5197
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Wen Fan
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cupertino, CA 95014  (Online Only)
Do you feel like you can’t live your life to the fullest because of the “What ifs”? Is your anxiety holding you back from taking the actions needed to advance your career and/or relationship? Worse yet, do you feel like you should somehow just get over it because everyone else seems to be doing just that? I know those feelings well, but I won’t sit here and pretend that I know exactly how YOU are feeling. So, let’s work together to start decoding the complexity of your emotions to not just simply control it, but learn to accept it as an intricate part of yourself.
Do you feel like you can’t live your life to the fullest because of the “What ifs”? Is your anxiety holding you back from taking the actions needed to advance your career and/or relationship? Worse yet, do you feel like you should somehow just get over it because everyone else seems to be doing just that? I know those feelings well, but I won’t sit here and pretend that I know exactly how YOU are feeling. So, let’s work together to start decoding the complexity of your emotions to not just simply control it, but learn to accept it as an intricate part of yourself.
(408) 539-6631 View (408) 539-6631
Photo of Lisa Jiang, Marriage & Family Therapist in Cupertino, CA
Lisa Jiang
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cupertino, CA 95014
Waitlist for new clients
Life is a journey. Inevitably there are highs and lows. If you are hurting and seeking breakthroughs, you don’t have to do it alone. We can walk together as “Fellow Travelers”. I will meet you where you are. I believe that ultimately, you have the wisdom, power and strength to bring the changes you need, because change is your work and your choice. Along the way, I will help you set the stage, in some instances empty it, explore what stands in the way, remove the obstacles to growth, discover with you all the options/possibilities for change. In the safe space where we work together amazing healing and personal growth can happen.
Life is a journey. Inevitably there are highs and lows. If you are hurting and seeking breakthroughs, you don’t have to do it alone. We can walk together as “Fellow Travelers”. I will meet you where you are. I believe that ultimately, you have the wisdom, power and strength to bring the changes you need, because change is your work and your choice. Along the way, I will help you set the stage, in some instances empty it, explore what stands in the way, remove the obstacles to growth, discover with you all the options/possibilities for change. In the safe space where we work together amazing healing and personal growth can happen.
(408) 539-5323 View (408) 539-5323
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A Center for Growth - Peter Seimas, Ph.D.
Pastoral Counselor, PhD
Verified Verified
Cupertino, CA 95014
Pastoral Counselor: Pastoral Marriage and Family Counselor, & Certified Conflict Resolution Mediator, Ph.D. in Pastoral Counseling - Atlantic Coast Seminary, Ph.D. in Theology - Atlantic Coast Seminary, MA in Counseling Psychology Marriage and Family Therapy - University of San Francisco, MDiv - St. Patrick’s Seminary & University, BA in Business Management - San Jose State University, Clinical Pastoral Counseling Training (CPE) - Stanford University Hospital and Clinics Conflict Resolution Mediation Certification - National Conflict Resolution Center Sex Addiction Training - American Association for Sex Addiction Therapy (AASAT).
Pastoral Counselor: Pastoral Marriage and Family Counselor, & Certified Conflict Resolution Mediator, Ph.D. in Pastoral Counseling - Atlantic Coast Seminary, Ph.D. in Theology - Atlantic Coast Seminary, MA in Counseling Psychology Marriage and Family Therapy - University of San Francisco, MDiv - St. Patrick’s Seminary & University, BA in Business Management - San Jose State University, Clinical Pastoral Counseling Training (CPE) - Stanford University Hospital and Clinics Conflict Resolution Mediation Certification - National Conflict Resolution Center Sex Addiction Training - American Association for Sex Addiction Therapy (AASAT).
(408) 590-5847 View (408) 590-5847

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Cupertino, CA

200+

Average cost per session

$200

Therapists in Cupertino, CA who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
86% Depression
83% Relationship Issues
77% Self Esteem
72% Trauma and PTSD
67% Stress
66% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

60% Aetna
57% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
54% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Cupertino, CA see their clients

71% In Person and Online
29% Online Only

Gender breakdown

85% Female
14% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Cupertino?

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.