Therapists in Daly City, CA

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Gabrielle Gray
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Daly City, CA 94015
Hi! My name is Gabrielle Gray and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in Sonoma County, California, and working with clients statewide through telehealth. I work with teens and adults, specializing in anxiety, depression, and life transitions. I am comfortable working with all ages, from teens to the elderly. I have experience working with a wide range of illnesses, such as depression, anxiety, and personality disorders. I do well working on relationship troubles, life transitions, problem-solving, and more.
Hi! My name is Gabrielle Gray and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in Sonoma County, California, and working with clients statewide through telehealth. I work with teens and adults, specializing in anxiety, depression, and life transitions. I am comfortable working with all ages, from teens to the elderly. I have experience working with a wide range of illnesses, such as depression, anxiety, and personality disorders. I do well working on relationship troubles, life transitions, problem-solving, and more.
(650) 648-7359 View (650) 648-7359
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Adriana Aceves
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Daly City, CA 94014
Hello! I'm Adriana Aceves, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) based in Los Angeles, CA currently providing telehealth services statewide. My main clinical experience is in working with adolescents, their families, and transitional-age youth (TAY). I have worked with a variety individuals/population towards gaining emotional well-being, personal growth, and improved relationships through implementation of evidence-based, culturally sensitive approaches tailored to each individual's needs.
Hello! I'm Adriana Aceves, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) based in Los Angeles, CA currently providing telehealth services statewide. My main clinical experience is in working with adolescents, their families, and transitional-age youth (TAY). I have worked with a variety individuals/population towards gaining emotional well-being, personal growth, and improved relationships through implementation of evidence-based, culturally sensitive approaches tailored to each individual's needs.
(650) 538-5776 View (650) 538-5776
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Madison Schmelz
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Daly City, CA 94015
Hi I'm Maddi, and it is my hope to partner with you to help you break free from all the things holding you back from living the life you deserve. I’m the therapist that’s easy to talk to, with a bubbly personality and a seemingly endless supply of ideas. My approach to therapy focuses on creating a safe space where we can work together to make sense of the challenges we're experiencing and come up with solutions. Together we will talk, laugh, cry and celebrate every small victory as you prepare to move into your future feeling confident and empowered.
Hi I'm Maddi, and it is my hope to partner with you to help you break free from all the things holding you back from living the life you deserve. I’m the therapist that’s easy to talk to, with a bubbly personality and a seemingly endless supply of ideas. My approach to therapy focuses on creating a safe space where we can work together to make sense of the challenges we're experiencing and come up with solutions. Together we will talk, laugh, cry and celebrate every small victory as you prepare to move into your future feeling confident and empowered.
(650) 955-4029 View (650) 955-4029
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Gwendolyn Sexton
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Daly City, CA 94014
My name is Gwen Sexton. I hold my License in Marriage and Family Therapy. I carry advanced training in therapies used to treat a variety of mental health challenges – further detailed below. Personally, I am a wife and mother of two. I practice a modern and well-researched model of therapy known as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). I love ACT and so do my clients because we use creative methods to help our clients adapt to their thoughts and emotions with mindfulness, openness to experience, and developing personal values.
My name is Gwen Sexton. I hold my License in Marriage and Family Therapy. I carry advanced training in therapies used to treat a variety of mental health challenges – further detailed below. Personally, I am a wife and mother of two. I practice a modern and well-researched model of therapy known as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). I love ACT and so do my clients because we use creative methods to help our clients adapt to their thoughts and emotions with mindfulness, openness to experience, and developing personal values.
(650) 457-8801 View (650) 457-8801
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Marianna Dobak
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Daly City, CA 94015
My name is Marianna Dobak. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in Southern California and working with clients statewide via telehealth. I work with adult population and specialize in anxiety, stress, and life changes, using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Client-Centered Therapy to help my clients make progress and start feeling better. My approach to therapy varies based on the needs of each client I work with. I believe that that therapy should be tailored to the individual's need. I most frequently use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Client-Centered Therapy.
My name is Marianna Dobak. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in Southern California and working with clients statewide via telehealth. I work with adult population and specialize in anxiety, stress, and life changes, using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Client-Centered Therapy to help my clients make progress and start feeling better. My approach to therapy varies based on the needs of each client I work with. I believe that that therapy should be tailored to the individual's need. I most frequently use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Client-Centered Therapy.
(650) 398-3235 View (650) 398-3235
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Ivette M Huerta
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Daly City, CA 94015  (Online Only)
Do you feel stuck, overwhelmed, and frustrated? Has it been difficult for you to make a decision or struggling in a relationship? I am a licensed bilingual Marriage and Family therapist who specializes working with adults, teens and children 0-6 years old. My belief is creating a safe space for a client and taking time for self-care. My specialty is trauma informed care in early intervention, attachment, depression and anxiety using EMDR, CBT and whole care holistic. I'm relationship driven, proactive, and filled with compassion. I have been working with the adults, parents, families, and children for over 20 years.
Do you feel stuck, overwhelmed, and frustrated? Has it been difficult for you to make a decision or struggling in a relationship? I am a licensed bilingual Marriage and Family therapist who specializes working with adults, teens and children 0-6 years old. My belief is creating a safe space for a client and taking time for self-care. My specialty is trauma informed care in early intervention, attachment, depression and anxiety using EMDR, CBT and whole care holistic. I'm relationship driven, proactive, and filled with compassion. I have been working with the adults, parents, families, and children for over 20 years.
(650) 817-7736 View (650) 817-7736
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O’Shonda McDowell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Daly City, CA 94015
I work with clients who have conditions such as depression, anxiety, trauma, addiction ADD/ADHD, postpartum depression, and more. Additionally, I provide therapeutic services to those who support individuals who have difficulties coping with loved ones, who may have such conditions.
I work with clients who have conditions such as depression, anxiety, trauma, addiction ADD/ADHD, postpartum depression, and more. Additionally, I provide therapeutic services to those who support individuals who have difficulties coping with loved ones, who may have such conditions.
(650) 844-0497 View (650) 844-0497
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David B Feldman
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Daly City, CA 94014  (Online Only)
Entering therapy means making the decision to change your life, asserting the belief that things can get better. I believe your challenges don't need to define you. I'm here to assist you in finding ways forward and establishing meaningful goals. I believe in a balanced approach to therapy, based in the latest research, tailored to the needs of each person. I draw primarily from cognitive-behavioral therapy, but also flexibly use existential, psychodynamic, and mindfulness-based approaches. My work is evidence-based, strengths-oriented, compassionate, and collaborative.
Entering therapy means making the decision to change your life, asserting the belief that things can get better. I believe your challenges don't need to define you. I'm here to assist you in finding ways forward and establishing meaningful goals. I believe in a balanced approach to therapy, based in the latest research, tailored to the needs of each person. I draw primarily from cognitive-behavioral therapy, but also flexibly use existential, psychodynamic, and mindfulness-based approaches. My work is evidence-based, strengths-oriented, compassionate, and collaborative.
(415) 843-4259 View (415) 843-4259
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Vidonna Michailov
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Daly City, CA 94015
Are you looking for a therapist who not only listens but truly sees and understands you, embracing your unique being with curiosity, and openness? Look no further – I'm ViDonna, a licensed marriage and family therapist who is dedicated to helping you thrive in a nonjudgmental, safe and empowering environment. My practice is focused on creating a safe space for clients to explore their concerns. I believe in the power of collaboration and will work closely to support your individual path to healing and growth!
Are you looking for a therapist who not only listens but truly sees and understands you, embracing your unique being with curiosity, and openness? Look no further – I'm ViDonna, a licensed marriage and family therapist who is dedicated to helping you thrive in a nonjudgmental, safe and empowering environment. My practice is focused on creating a safe space for clients to explore their concerns. I believe in the power of collaboration and will work closely to support your individual path to healing and growth!
(650) 984-7685 View (650) 984-7685
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Stacey Callis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Daly City, CA 94015
My name is Stacey Callis and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have been working in the field of social work for over 20 years. I specialize in treatments for children, adolescents, and families. My services include a collaborative approach with my clients in order to gain a better understanding of their maladaptive behavior and thought patterns.
My name is Stacey Callis and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have been working in the field of social work for over 20 years. I specialize in treatments for children, adolescents, and families. My services include a collaborative approach with my clients in order to gain a better understanding of their maladaptive behavior and thought patterns.
(650) 910-7734 View (650) 910-7734
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Jenna King
Psychologist, PhD, CATP
Verified Verified
Daly City, CA 94015
Waitlist for new clients
I am experienced in working with adults, children (3+), teens, and families with anxiety, depression, challenging behavior, and childhood trauma. Identity affirmation and development is central to my practice, including but not limited to expertise with neurodiverse and gender and sexual diverse individuals/families. I also provide Psychodiagnostic Assessment for neurodiverse Children/teens and Adults considering Autism Spectrum/ADHD/Anxiety related concerns and Youth presenting with Mood, Anxiety, ADHD, and Trauma/Significant Life Stress related concerns.
I am experienced in working with adults, children (3+), teens, and families with anxiety, depression, challenging behavior, and childhood trauma. Identity affirmation and development is central to my practice, including but not limited to expertise with neurodiverse and gender and sexual diverse individuals/families. I also provide Psychodiagnostic Assessment for neurodiverse Children/teens and Adults considering Autism Spectrum/ADHD/Anxiety related concerns and Youth presenting with Mood, Anxiety, ADHD, and Trauma/Significant Life Stress related concerns.
(650) 547-4901 View (650) 547-4901
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Phuong Tran Nguyen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Daly City, CA 94014
Hi there, I'm Phuong Nguyen. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). As a therapist, I am passionate about cultivating a safe space for you to examine the challenges and barriers that prevent you from living a joyful life. I hope to use therapy as a tool to help you find healing and growth in your own journey. During my clinical practices, I come to recognize that I work well with a wide age range (children to adults) but I do work best with teenagers to young adults who might be dealing with transitions, figuring out their values/identities, relationship issues, and social pressures.
Hi there, I'm Phuong Nguyen. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). As a therapist, I am passionate about cultivating a safe space for you to examine the challenges and barriers that prevent you from living a joyful life. I hope to use therapy as a tool to help you find healing and growth in your own journey. During my clinical practices, I come to recognize that I work well with a wide age range (children to adults) but I do work best with teenagers to young adults who might be dealing with transitions, figuring out their values/identities, relationship issues, and social pressures.
(650) 414-4978 View (650) 414-4978
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Chantal Stendardo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Daly City, CA 94015
My name is Chantal Stendardo, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with an extensive history of individual therapy, crisis intervention, marriage counseling, and family therapy, helping with issues such as depression, anxiety, family stress, trauma history, bipolar disorder, personality disorders, and more. My therapeutic approach focuses on taking action, either by setting and accomplishing tasks, or improving insight and outlook. My approach varies based on individual need, however Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Trauma-Informed therapy are the most common.
My name is Chantal Stendardo, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with an extensive history of individual therapy, crisis intervention, marriage counseling, and family therapy, helping with issues such as depression, anxiety, family stress, trauma history, bipolar disorder, personality disorders, and more. My therapeutic approach focuses on taking action, either by setting and accomplishing tasks, or improving insight and outlook. My approach varies based on individual need, however Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Trauma-Informed therapy are the most common.
(650) 582-2116 View (650) 582-2116
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Kevin Phillips
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Daly City, CA 94015
My name is Kevin Phillips, I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who specializes in Reality Therapy. My practice is focused on adolescents, young adults, individuals, and couples. I work with adolescents struggling with behavioral issues, as well as young adults and individuals suffering from depression, anxiety and other issues. I also work with couples seeking help with relationships difficulties. I utilize an eclectic approach, borrowing useful techniques and interventions from multiple modalities. I primarily focus on reality therapy.
My name is Kevin Phillips, I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who specializes in Reality Therapy. My practice is focused on adolescents, young adults, individuals, and couples. I work with adolescents struggling with behavioral issues, as well as young adults and individuals suffering from depression, anxiety and other issues. I also work with couples seeking help with relationships difficulties. I utilize an eclectic approach, borrowing useful techniques and interventions from multiple modalities. I primarily focus on reality therapy.
(650) 747-6380 View (650) 747-6380
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Sima Braude
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Daly City, CA 94015
My name is Sima Braude. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in Los Angeles, California, working with clients statewide via telehealth. I work with adult individuals and specialize in anxiety, depression, trauma, interpersonal issues, maternal mental health using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, elements of psychodynamic therapy and employing existential approach to therapy in general. I offer eclectic approach to therapy and work collaboratively with my clients to individualize our work together to meet their needs maximally.
My name is Sima Braude. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in Los Angeles, California, working with clients statewide via telehealth. I work with adult individuals and specialize in anxiety, depression, trauma, interpersonal issues, maternal mental health using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, elements of psychodynamic therapy and employing existential approach to therapy in general. I offer eclectic approach to therapy and work collaboratively with my clients to individualize our work together to meet their needs maximally.
(650) 649-6720 View (650) 649-6720
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Esther Wanning
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT
Verified Verified
Daly City, CA 94015  (Online Only)
Your potential is much greater than you even think. But psychological burdens -- such as depression, loneliness, guilt, and anxiety -- rob you of the freedom to feel, act, and choose. Self-protective strategies left over from childhood, ingrained but faulty ideas, and an absence of self-acceptance make life very, very difficult. How we work together will depend on what you want and what you need. Cognitive-behavioral techniques can be very valuable. But for many people, the path includes uncovering buried emotions, giving the "true self" a chance to emerge. Our closeness gives you courage.
Your potential is much greater than you even think. But psychological burdens -- such as depression, loneliness, guilt, and anxiety -- rob you of the freedom to feel, act, and choose. Self-protective strategies left over from childhood, ingrained but faulty ideas, and an absence of self-acceptance make life very, very difficult. How we work together will depend on what you want and what you need. Cognitive-behavioral techniques can be very valuable. But for many people, the path includes uncovering buried emotions, giving the "true self" a chance to emerge. Our closeness gives you courage.
(415) 689-5963 View (415) 689-5963
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Lauren Hendrick
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Daly City, CA 94015  (Online Only)
Transitions are a part of life, and everyone gets stuck sometimes. It may be challenges in relationships, school or your career. Sometimes its disturbing current events, or memories from your past that make it difficult to move forward and integrate your experiences in a way that feels meaningful to you. Therapy is a collaborative effort. My role is to help you break patterns that are limiting you, and provide you with a safe place to explore what you are going through.
Transitions are a part of life, and everyone gets stuck sometimes. It may be challenges in relationships, school or your career. Sometimes its disturbing current events, or memories from your past that make it difficult to move forward and integrate your experiences in a way that feels meaningful to you. Therapy is a collaborative effort. My role is to help you break patterns that are limiting you, and provide you with a safe place to explore what you are going through.
(628) 265-8444 View (628) 265-8444
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Christy Lusareta
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Daly City, CA 94015  (Online Only)
We all need a safe and supportive space that allows us to feel seen, heard and nurtured in our most troubling times. Working with me is a collaborative and emotionally empowering process where I will provide a compassionate and healing environment that allows you to access your deepest and most complicated emotions and thoughts. Bring your authentic self and let's work together to find what you're looking for. The journey can be difficult, but you don't have to go it alone - and who knows, we may even have some fun along the way!
We all need a safe and supportive space that allows us to feel seen, heard and nurtured in our most troubling times. Working with me is a collaborative and emotionally empowering process where I will provide a compassionate and healing environment that allows you to access your deepest and most complicated emotions and thoughts. Bring your authentic self and let's work together to find what you're looking for. The journey can be difficult, but you don't have to go it alone - and who knows, we may even have some fun along the way!
(650) 910-1868 View (650) 910-1868
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David Chicoine
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Daly City, CA 94014
HI! I'm a licensed therapist in California with over 20 years of experience helping people. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting difficulties, and substance use. I also helped many people who have experienced trauma or emotional abuse. My therapy style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing mental health labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral and humanistic therapy. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs
HI! I'm a licensed therapist in California with over 20 years of experience helping people. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting difficulties, and substance use. I also helped many people who have experienced trauma or emotional abuse. My therapy style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing mental health labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral and humanistic therapy. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs
(650) 420-4693 View (650) 420-4693
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Hilary Davis
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Daly City, CA 94015
Not accepting new clients
Hello and welcome to my practice. I help clients to make intentional changes that honor and respect their own needs and values, and to become resilient, emotionally strong, and self-empowered in the process. I help clients to rediscover and strengthen their own sense of courage and hope. Modern life can at times seem overwhelming as we strive to find meaning and direction in our lives. I can help you on your journey to find greater meaning and fulfillment, identify ways you can work towards achieving your dreams, and improve your personal relationships.
Hello and welcome to my practice. I help clients to make intentional changes that honor and respect their own needs and values, and to become resilient, emotionally strong, and self-empowered in the process. I help clients to rediscover and strengthen their own sense of courage and hope. Modern life can at times seem overwhelming as we strive to find meaning and direction in our lives. I can help you on your journey to find greater meaning and fulfillment, identify ways you can work towards achieving your dreams, and improve your personal relationships.
(415) 423-2148 View (415) 423-2148

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Number of Therapists in Daly City, CA

200+

Average cost per session

$190

Therapists in Daly City, CA who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
91% Depression
78% Relationship Issues
68% Grief
68% Self Esteem
64% Trauma and PTSD
59% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

73% Aetna
66% Cigna and Evernorth
66% Anthem | Elevance

How Therapists in Daly City, CA see their clients

82% In Person and Online
18% Online Only

Gender breakdown

75% Female
25% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Daly City?

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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.