Therapists in Fairfax, CA

Photo of Mary Jane Dieter, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Fairfax, CA
Mary Jane Dieter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW, CPCC, ACC
Verified
Fairfax, CA 94930
Perhaps you’re looking for support because you want… to claim what you most desire and value… confidence to create what you really want… soul-nourishing relationships… uncritical self-love… understanding your emotions and their wisdom… aliveness and vitality… inspiration and engagement… healthy boundaries… self-motivation… balance…healing from the deeper wounds that hold you back… a path to greater peace. You’re committed to growing into the person you want to be and know you need compassionate and direct guidance to do that.
Perhaps you’re looking for support because you want… to claim what you most desire and value… confidence to create what you really want… soul-nourishing relationships… uncritical self-love… understanding your emotions and their wisdom… aliveness and vitality… inspiration and engagement… healthy boundaries… self-motivation… balance…healing from the deeper wounds that hold you back… a path to greater peace. You’re committed to growing into the person you want to be and know you need compassionate and direct guidance to do that.
(802) 210-3862 View (802) 210-3862
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Kat M. Davis
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Fairfax, CA 94930  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
My primary focus is rooted in the belief that identifying strengths and resiliencies are key components to working effectively in the therapeutic format. We will stay focused on using these abilities to inform decision making while also exploring the impact of personal challenges. I like to use curiosity, intuition and empathic insight to continually deepen our therapeutic connection, and to offer homework to keep the work alive during the week. Working in this dynamic style ideally creates an increased sense of Self, motivation for change, and a reduction of current problematic symptoms.
My primary focus is rooted in the belief that identifying strengths and resiliencies are key components to working effectively in the therapeutic format. We will stay focused on using these abilities to inform decision making while also exploring the impact of personal challenges. I like to use curiosity, intuition and empathic insight to continually deepen our therapeutic connection, and to offer homework to keep the work alive during the week. Working in this dynamic style ideally creates an increased sense of Self, motivation for change, and a reduction of current problematic symptoms.
(510) 567-4222 View (510) 567-4222
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Tamar Gottlieb
MSW
1 Endorsed
Fairfax, CA 94930
Do you feel unsettled, unnerved, or just stuck in the mundane? You don't have to settle for "good enough"! You deserve to LIVE your life! Because we tend to adapt to our surroundings we are often “just making the situation work.” We don’t realize we are experiencing more stress, overwhelming emotion, and burden than we need. There is another way, but finding it alone can be very challenging. My goal is to help YOU get where you want to be, have the life you want. I help clients to get up, out and make changes in their lives.
Do you feel unsettled, unnerved, or just stuck in the mundane? You don't have to settle for "good enough"! You deserve to LIVE your life! Because we tend to adapt to our surroundings we are often “just making the situation work.” We don’t realize we are experiencing more stress, overwhelming emotion, and burden than we need. There is another way, but finding it alone can be very challenging. My goal is to help YOU get where you want to be, have the life you want. I help clients to get up, out and make changes in their lives.
(415) 949-0414 View (415) 949-0414
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Robin Glantz
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Fairfax, CA 94978  (Online Only)
Maybe you are stuck in patterns that do not serve you. Maybe experiences and relationships that should give you pleasure leave you wanting. Or find yourself ruminating about the past or worrying about the future rather than living expansively, now. While many people can identify "the problem": alcohol and drugs; the death of a loved one; the end of a marriage, etc. Sometimes our inability to live fully confuses us. Together we can look at what is getting in the way. As a guide and companion I can help you heal past wounds and open to the joy and possibilities your life has to offer.
Maybe you are stuck in patterns that do not serve you. Maybe experiences and relationships that should give you pleasure leave you wanting. Or find yourself ruminating about the past or worrying about the future rather than living expansively, now. While many people can identify "the problem": alcohol and drugs; the death of a loved one; the end of a marriage, etc. Sometimes our inability to live fully confuses us. Together we can look at what is getting in the way. As a guide and companion I can help you heal past wounds and open to the joy and possibilities your life has to offer.
(415) 944-4221 View (415) 944-4221
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Gail Danchig
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT , REAT
Verified
Fairfax, CA 94930  (Online Only)
I offer a warm, non-judgmental and compassionate space to explore your issues. You may be experiencing anxiety, depression, grief, relationship or family issues, self-doubt or negative thinking, or going through a life transition. You may feel a longing for greater meaning and joy, courage to make a change, or more connection to others. Unresolved conflicts or trauma from the past may be getting in the way of creating a more fulfilled life. I have a client-centered, integrative approach, influenced by contemplative practices and mindfulness, creative expression, the healing power of nature, and the science of well-being.
I offer a warm, non-judgmental and compassionate space to explore your issues. You may be experiencing anxiety, depression, grief, relationship or family issues, self-doubt or negative thinking, or going through a life transition. You may feel a longing for greater meaning and joy, courage to make a change, or more connection to others. Unresolved conflicts or trauma from the past may be getting in the way of creating a more fulfilled life. I have a client-centered, integrative approach, influenced by contemplative practices and mindfulness, creative expression, the healing power of nature, and the science of well-being.
(628) 262-8659 View (628) 262-8659
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Antonio Sausys
MA, IGT, CMT, C-IAYT
Fairfax, CA 94978
I work with those grieving both death and non-death related losses, struggling with the grieving process at large and who feel their identity is shattered and scattered. I train those who work with grievers and feel don't have effective treatment tools and techniques. I help couples - and partners in general - who experience conflict and stagnancy in relational issues.
I work with those grieving both death and non-death related losses, struggling with the grieving process at large and who feel their identity is shattered and scattered. I train those who work with grievers and feel don't have effective treatment tools and techniques. I help couples - and partners in general - who experience conflict and stagnancy in relational issues.
(415) 845-3548 View (415) 845-3548
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Daria Foehr Sievers
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Fairfax, CA 94930  (Online Only)
I practice strengths based, solution focused therapy & specialize in Complex Trauma, Loss & Grief. My approach: Hope Centered, Values-Based, aimed at building resilience & nurturing Post Traumatic Growth. My goal: help you enjoy a productive, joyful life balance.
I practice strengths based, solution focused therapy & specialize in Complex Trauma, Loss & Grief. My approach: Hope Centered, Values-Based, aimed at building resilience & nurturing Post Traumatic Growth. My goal: help you enjoy a productive, joyful life balance.
(415) 888-9419 View (415) 888-9419
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Melissa Guyot
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MSc
Verified
Fairfax, CA 94930
I work with individuals, couples and families. As a psychotherapist, my intention is to build a relationship of inquiry that not only allows for healing of the past, but also facilitates bringing your fullest self forward by creating an environment where you feel safe, supported and well resourced. My style is relational and trauma-informed, warm and direct. I am passionate about understanding how you’ve learned to adapt to your environment by honoring the strategies you’ve used to survive. By looking at your past experiences we can better understand the ways you are struggling today.
I work with individuals, couples and families. As a psychotherapist, my intention is to build a relationship of inquiry that not only allows for healing of the past, but also facilitates bringing your fullest self forward by creating an environment where you feel safe, supported and well resourced. My style is relational and trauma-informed, warm and direct. I am passionate about understanding how you’ve learned to adapt to your environment by honoring the strategies you’ve used to survive. By looking at your past experiences we can better understand the ways you are struggling today.
(415) 878-7731 View (415) 878-7731
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Raven Nalika Rose
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CEAP
Verified
Fairfax, CA 94978  (Online Only)
Are you a Highly Sensitive, high performance individual who survived of childhood emotional neglect? Do you identify as multicultural/multiracial and/or LGBTQ+? Does it seem your old ways of interacting with others isn't working for you anymore? Do feel overwhelmed and wish you could take actions and make decisions easier? Do you struggle with feeling unworthy and constant over-thinking?
Are you a Highly Sensitive, high performance individual who survived of childhood emotional neglect? Do you identify as multicultural/multiracial and/or LGBTQ+? Does it seem your old ways of interacting with others isn't working for you anymore? Do feel overwhelmed and wish you could take actions and make decisions easier? Do you struggle with feeling unworthy and constant over-thinking?
(415) 842-4521 View (415) 842-4521
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Samantha Nadia Terriss
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, SE, MBS
Verified
Fairfax, CA 94930
If you are wanting more awareness and skills to support you in feeling grounded centered and vital, then I would like to be of support. You may feel fatigued, have a loss of focus, distracted by over thinking, challenged by strong feelings and social interactions. You may be low or high functioning and yet still feel some of the above concerns. Anxious moments and/or depressive waves may be disrupting your sense of peace and you want new ways to interact with these moments so they can be lessened and life to become more easeful. You may be observing patterns in yourself and how you relate that you wish to shift and need some tools.
If you are wanting more awareness and skills to support you in feeling grounded centered and vital, then I would like to be of support. You may feel fatigued, have a loss of focus, distracted by over thinking, challenged by strong feelings and social interactions. You may be low or high functioning and yet still feel some of the above concerns. Anxious moments and/or depressive waves may be disrupting your sense of peace and you want new ways to interact with these moments so they can be lessened and life to become more easeful. You may be observing patterns in yourself and how you relate that you wish to shift and need some tools.
(510) 967-5772 View (510) 967-5772
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Dr. Amber Baker
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
7 Endorsed
Fairfax, CA 94930
Dr. Baker is a Clinical Psychologist, creator of the Go Friend Your Self podcast and an experienced clinician who has collaborated with clients for over 10 years in private practice to provide effective, individually tailored, evidenced based therapeutic approaches. She applies specialized training and experience, a creative approach and love for her work to help clients achieve goals, decrease stress and improve quality of life. Her specialties include anxiety, perfectionism, relationship issues and trauma. Dr. Baker collaborates with entrepreneurs, professionals, parents, physicians, artists and those with career/life transitions.
Dr. Baker is a Clinical Psychologist, creator of the Go Friend Your Self podcast and an experienced clinician who has collaborated with clients for over 10 years in private practice to provide effective, individually tailored, evidenced based therapeutic approaches. She applies specialized training and experience, a creative approach and love for her work to help clients achieve goals, decrease stress and improve quality of life. Her specialties include anxiety, perfectionism, relationship issues and trauma. Dr. Baker collaborates with entrepreneurs, professionals, parents, physicians, artists and those with career/life transitions.
(415) 727-2272 View (415) 727-2272
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Samantha Alcalde
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LPCC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Fairfax, CA 94930  (Online Only)
Feeling weighed down & responsible for how everyone else around you feels is as exhausting as it is frustrating. You’re tired of the emotional burden of saying “yes” when you really mean “no” & of contorting yourself in whatever way will make others feel most comfortable. Now as you step into a new phase of life as a parent, you worry about setting boundaries with intrusive family members. Your stomach twists into knots and your chest tightens thinking about being bulldozed once again by other’s opinions of your choices. Even worse, you could be seen as "the bad guy" and as being "selfish" for speaking up for what you really need.
Feeling weighed down & responsible for how everyone else around you feels is as exhausting as it is frustrating. You’re tired of the emotional burden of saying “yes” when you really mean “no” & of contorting yourself in whatever way will make others feel most comfortable. Now as you step into a new phase of life as a parent, you worry about setting boundaries with intrusive family members. Your stomach twists into knots and your chest tightens thinking about being bulldozed once again by other’s opinions of your choices. Even worse, you could be seen as "the bad guy" and as being "selfish" for speaking up for what you really need.
(213) 325-1142 View (213) 325-1142
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Claudia Six
MA, PhD
Fairfax, CA 94930  (Online Only)
Connection and bonding are our natural inclination. Safe boundaries and vulnerability facilitate that bonding. When our romantic relationship is thriving it reverberates into all aspects of our life: parenting, work, family, friends...and sex. Sexual energy is part of life energy: compelling, vulnerable and also a birthright. Life can get messy. Being able to bounce back and grow from the mess is predictive of long term success of relationships. I help people navigate those ups and downs, with a specialised emphasis on sexual issues. It is an honor to witness and support my clients coming from the best in themselves for over 30 yrs.
Connection and bonding are our natural inclination. Safe boundaries and vulnerability facilitate that bonding. When our romantic relationship is thriving it reverberates into all aspects of our life: parenting, work, family, friends...and sex. Sexual energy is part of life energy: compelling, vulnerable and also a birthright. Life can get messy. Being able to bounce back and grow from the mess is predictive of long term success of relationships. I help people navigate those ups and downs, with a specialised emphasis on sexual issues. It is an honor to witness and support my clients coming from the best in themselves for over 30 yrs.
(415) 237-9887 View (415) 237-9887
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Vesna Sturman
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Fairfax, CA 94930  (Online Only)
My approach to therapy is client-centered and research-based, meaning that I work with you to find which therapy style is most comfortable for you. Included are (not a complete list) cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, "tapping" and mindfulness. These have been proven to be effective treatments for both mental health issues such as depression and anxiety, and physical problems like chronic pain. I also specialize in all forms of trauma. I will help to educate you about the different methods and the research behind why one might be more beneficial than the other for the issue(s) that brings you to therapy.
My approach to therapy is client-centered and research-based, meaning that I work with you to find which therapy style is most comfortable for you. Included are (not a complete list) cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, "tapping" and mindfulness. These have been proven to be effective treatments for both mental health issues such as depression and anxiety, and physical problems like chronic pain. I also specialize in all forms of trauma. I will help to educate you about the different methods and the research behind why one might be more beneficial than the other for the issue(s) that brings you to therapy.
(415) 413-1077 View (415) 413-1077
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Caroline Scippa
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Fairfax, CA 94930  (Online Only)
I believe therapy should feel like a deep and rich conversation. I am not the type of therapist who only sits and listens. I support my clients, most of whom self identify as women, in managing anxiety and perfectionism, reevaluating unwanted habits and ways of coping, building communication skills and boundaries to help relationships thrive, and making big life decisions. I believe therapy can help you build the self-awareness it takes to make different choices that move you closer to equilibrium.
I believe therapy should feel like a deep and rich conversation. I am not the type of therapist who only sits and listens. I support my clients, most of whom self identify as women, in managing anxiety and perfectionism, reevaluating unwanted habits and ways of coping, building communication skills and boundaries to help relationships thrive, and making big life decisions. I believe therapy can help you build the self-awareness it takes to make different choices that move you closer to equilibrium.
(415) 594-4875 View (415) 594-4875
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Mariana Caplan
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Fairfax, CA 94930
Welcome! Licensed in both California and Maine, I am currently accepting new clients during these challenging times. I bring over 25 years of experience helping individuals, couples, families, and religious and spiritual organizations to heal and thrive. My experience spans a wide range of issues including: trauma, anxiety, depression, psychopathology, relationship challenges, grief and loss, vocational coaching, body and aging. I love to use psychological tools in conjunction with spiritual practices like yoga and meditation. I work via telehealth in California and Maine, and in-person in Portland, ME. I do not accept insurance.
Welcome! Licensed in both California and Maine, I am currently accepting new clients during these challenging times. I bring over 25 years of experience helping individuals, couples, families, and religious and spiritual organizations to heal and thrive. My experience spans a wide range of issues including: trauma, anxiety, depression, psychopathology, relationship challenges, grief and loss, vocational coaching, body and aging. I love to use psychological tools in conjunction with spiritual practices like yoga and meditation. I work via telehealth in California and Maine, and in-person in Portland, ME. I do not accept insurance.
(415) 320-5966 View (415) 320-5966
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Kelsey Meredith Wunderle
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Fairfax, CA 94930
I offer a space where all parts of you are welcomed and deeply listened to. In a complex and challenging world, I have the tools to support you in compassionately engaging your inner work and cultivating more well being. If you are struggling with anxiety, the impacts of trauma, or seeking change and growth in your relationships and life, I can help you resource yourself in meeting difficulties. Together we can discover the sources of imbalance and address their root causes while building new skills and tools.
I offer a space where all parts of you are welcomed and deeply listened to. In a complex and challenging world, I have the tools to support you in compassionately engaging your inner work and cultivating more well being. If you are struggling with anxiety, the impacts of trauma, or seeking change and growth in your relationships and life, I can help you resource yourself in meeting difficulties. Together we can discover the sources of imbalance and address their root causes while building new skills and tools.
(415) 449-8159 View (415) 449-8159
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Terry Rivera
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Fairfax, CA 94930
Hello & welcome…I offer my genuine interest in knowing you and discovering how best to guide you in the change you seek. Therapy offers relief! Whether you're gripped by anxiety or depression, yearning for more fulfillment in relationships, or hungry for purpose and meaning in life, healing and growth are possible. I feel intense gratitude for this work because of the profound changes I witness in my clients. Through guided self inquiry and direct, compassionate feedback you’ll develop your capacities to understand yourself and take action toward building a life in alignment with your values and dreams.
Hello & welcome…I offer my genuine interest in knowing you and discovering how best to guide you in the change you seek. Therapy offers relief! Whether you're gripped by anxiety or depression, yearning for more fulfillment in relationships, or hungry for purpose and meaning in life, healing and growth are possible. I feel intense gratitude for this work because of the profound changes I witness in my clients. Through guided self inquiry and direct, compassionate feedback you’ll develop your capacities to understand yourself and take action toward building a life in alignment with your values and dreams.
(415) 870-3422 View (415) 870-3422
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Alex Widas
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern, Rev, CPATP, CIAYT, ERYT500, CMT
Verified
Fairfax, CA 94930
We all have the capacities for joy, brilliance, creativity, and love. This gets blocked by the ordinary and/or extraordinary stress and trauma we each experience throughout our life. Therapy is a great way to move through these blocks, live into a more meaningful and fulfilling life, and become the person you were born to be.
We all have the capacities for joy, brilliance, creativity, and love. This gets blocked by the ordinary and/or extraordinary stress and trauma we each experience throughout our life. Therapy is a great way to move through these blocks, live into a more meaningful and fulfilling life, and become the person you were born to be.
(415) 991-4211 View (415) 991-4211
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Mary Spilsbury
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Fairfax, CA 94930
The past year was one for the history books! Are you feeling alone and don't know how to move forward in a healthy way? Feeling isolated in this time of quarantines and social unrest? I am here to help. While addressing your core beliefs we will work together to help you better understand why you walk through the world in the way that you do. It has been a very lonely time for many, and therapy offers a chance to feel seen and supported. My clients say that having the touchstone of our weekly sessions helps them greet each new week with a fresh perspective. I also offer an authenticity that has been called "refreshing".
The past year was one for the history books! Are you feeling alone and don't know how to move forward in a healthy way? Feeling isolated in this time of quarantines and social unrest? I am here to help. While addressing your core beliefs we will work together to help you better understand why you walk through the world in the way that you do. It has been a very lonely time for many, and therapy offers a chance to feel seen and supported. My clients say that having the touchstone of our weekly sessions helps them greet each new week with a fresh perspective. I also offer an authenticity that has been called "refreshing".
(910) 460-9858 View (910) 460-9858

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Number of Therapists in Fairfax, CA

40+

Average cost per session

$190

Therapists in Fairfax, CA who prioritize treating:

95% Relationship Issues
93% Anxiety
80% Depression
80% Grief
80% Self Esteem
71% Trauma and PTSD
63% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

20 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

50% Other
50% Optum
25% Aetna

How Therapists in Fairfax, CA see their clients

71% In Person and Online
29% Online Only

Gender breakdown

85% Female
15% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Fairfax?

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.