Therapists in Fairfield, CA

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Yolanda Garcia
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Fairfield, CA 94533
Do you ever find yourself overthinking situations or experiencing thoughts going so fast it's hard to keep up with them? What about experiencing extreme sadness with a lack of motivation to do anything, even get out of bed? Has there been a time when you felt like crying but you couldn't figure out why? I understand these thoughts and feelings, and together we can work on decreasing feelings of stress, sadness, hopelessness, and isolation, regardless of the situation.
Do you ever find yourself overthinking situations or experiencing thoughts going so fast it's hard to keep up with them? What about experiencing extreme sadness with a lack of motivation to do anything, even get out of bed? Has there been a time when you felt like crying but you couldn't figure out why? I understand these thoughts and feelings, and together we can work on decreasing feelings of stress, sadness, hopelessness, and isolation, regardless of the situation.
(707) 378-6459 View (707) 378-6459
Carol A Swanson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Fairfield, CA 94534
I have extensive experience working with families who are experiencing various forms of conflicts. I have worked with foster youth, foster families and families who have gone through the adoption process and are currently experiencing issues revolving around attachment and other adoption issues.
I have extensive experience working with families who are experiencing various forms of conflicts. I have worked with foster youth, foster families and families who have gone through the adoption process and are currently experiencing issues revolving around attachment and other adoption issues.
(707) 345-4183 View (707) 345-4183
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Rebecca Wasinack
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Fairfield, CA 94533
Hello, my name is Rebecca Wasinack and I am a Marriage Family Therapist. I have worked with clients with all different backgrounds. My main focus is anxiety, depression, substance abuse, postpartum depression/anxiety, parenting, new moms, work life balance, and adults. The most common therapeutic approaches I use are client centered and cognitive behavioral therapy. With these two approaches together, you get to focus on what you feel is best for you as well as learn and implement healthy coping skills outside of our therapy appointment.
Hello, my name is Rebecca Wasinack and I am a Marriage Family Therapist. I have worked with clients with all different backgrounds. My main focus is anxiety, depression, substance abuse, postpartum depression/anxiety, parenting, new moms, work life balance, and adults. The most common therapeutic approaches I use are client centered and cognitive behavioral therapy. With these two approaches together, you get to focus on what you feel is best for you as well as learn and implement healthy coping skills outside of our therapy appointment.
(707) 709-5852 View (707) 709-5852
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Terrial S Davenport
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Fairfield, CA 94533
Feeling overwhelmed, having relationship issues, work stress, past traumas interfearing with life, or just don't feel like yourself? I understand how Anxiety, Depression, Anger, and Post Traumatic Stress can leave you feeling alone, confused, unsafe or socially uncomfortable. Therapy can help if you find it difficult to set boundaries, manage emotions/behaviors, or even have healthy communication with others. Choosing the right therapist is important. I have over 18 years of experience that I use to tailor your therapy sessions to fit your individual needs in an interactive, compassionate, and supportive environment.
Feeling overwhelmed, having relationship issues, work stress, past traumas interfearing with life, or just don't feel like yourself? I understand how Anxiety, Depression, Anger, and Post Traumatic Stress can leave you feeling alone, confused, unsafe or socially uncomfortable. Therapy can help if you find it difficult to set boundaries, manage emotions/behaviors, or even have healthy communication with others. Choosing the right therapist is important. I have over 18 years of experience that I use to tailor your therapy sessions to fit your individual needs in an interactive, compassionate, and supportive environment.
(707) 203-0049 View (707) 203-0049
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Melissa Johnson
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Fairfield, CA 94533
Sedonia Psychological Services partners with adults and couples in the eternal quest for happiness, growth, and meaning. We provide proven and effective techniques to elevate, equip, and empower you to live a life fulfilled; a life master-crafted by you. We will work tirelessly to overcome whatever challenges you face. Dr. Melissa Johnson, founder of Sedonia Psychological Services, specializes in the following: • Anxiety and Depression • Resilience and Mental Fortitude in Military populations and Veterans • Women’s Health (e.g. Family Planning, Infertility, Life Transitions, etc.) • Relationship Issues & Couples Therapy
Sedonia Psychological Services partners with adults and couples in the eternal quest for happiness, growth, and meaning. We provide proven and effective techniques to elevate, equip, and empower you to live a life fulfilled; a life master-crafted by you. We will work tirelessly to overcome whatever challenges you face. Dr. Melissa Johnson, founder of Sedonia Psychological Services, specializes in the following: • Anxiety and Depression • Resilience and Mental Fortitude in Military populations and Veterans • Women’s Health (e.g. Family Planning, Infertility, Life Transitions, etc.) • Relationship Issues & Couples Therapy
(707) 985-7316 View (707) 985-7316
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Jeremy Montieth
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, AT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Fairfield, CA 94534  (Online Only)
In therapy it’s sometimes said you must feel it- to heal it, and for couples this can be especially true. I can help you process difficult emotions together and come to a mutual understanding, grow closer as a couple, and improve communication. I can also work with you independently. For the individuals I work with, I promote improving emotional strength, independence, developing confidence, refining assertiveness, accepting responsibility and finding your direction. I can help you to take an objective look at the relationship dynamics you may be trying to navigate and see if solutions can be found that work for you.
In therapy it’s sometimes said you must feel it- to heal it, and for couples this can be especially true. I can help you process difficult emotions together and come to a mutual understanding, grow closer as a couple, and improve communication. I can also work with you independently. For the individuals I work with, I promote improving emotional strength, independence, developing confidence, refining assertiveness, accepting responsibility and finding your direction. I can help you to take an objective look at the relationship dynamics you may be trying to navigate and see if solutions can be found that work for you.
(707) 402-9740 View (707) 402-9740
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Bryan Jeffrey Mall
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Fairfield, CA 94533
If you are reading this profile, you are taking an important step in helping yourself think and feel better. Sure, entering into a therapeutic relationship and sharing about yourself & your situation with someone new can be uncomfortable. This is normal, as is some hesitation to engage in therapy. However, if you are ready and willing to give therapy a try, with me as your guide, improvement, insight, and better outcomes may come.
If you are reading this profile, you are taking an important step in helping yourself think and feel better. Sure, entering into a therapeutic relationship and sharing about yourself & your situation with someone new can be uncomfortable. This is normal, as is some hesitation to engage in therapy. However, if you are ready and willing to give therapy a try, with me as your guide, improvement, insight, and better outcomes may come.
(925) 892-3106 View (925) 892-3106
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Rachel Trott
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Fairfield, CA 94533  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Everyone deserves the time and space to lay down their worries, their fears, their past, their pain—and especially their hopes for the future and the change they want to see in their lives. My job is to provide that time and space to my clients, listening attentively, non-judgmentally and empathetically. Once we’ve settled into that space, we can work together to identify your goals and work to achieve them. I am experienced in working with adults and teens with depression, anxiety, bipolar, PTSD and trauma, mood and thought disorders, substance use, grief, major life transitions and self-esteem. If you're ready, I'm here for you.
Everyone deserves the time and space to lay down their worries, their fears, their past, their pain—and especially their hopes for the future and the change they want to see in their lives. My job is to provide that time and space to my clients, listening attentively, non-judgmentally and empathetically. Once we’ve settled into that space, we can work together to identify your goals and work to achieve them. I am experienced in working with adults and teens with depression, anxiety, bipolar, PTSD and trauma, mood and thought disorders, substance use, grief, major life transitions and self-esteem. If you're ready, I'm here for you.
(707) 883-1246 View (707) 883-1246
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Rebecca Currie
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Fairfield, CA 94533
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) working for Mindful Health Solutions as a Psychotherapist. I specialize in working with children, adults, and families who are experiencing challenges with Anxiety, Depression, Adjustment Disorders, PTSD and other mental health concerns often caused and exacerbated by complex trauma. Modalities I like to utilize within treatment include Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Strength-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Play Therapy.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) working for Mindful Health Solutions as a Psychotherapist. I specialize in working with children, adults, and families who are experiencing challenges with Anxiety, Depression, Adjustment Disorders, PTSD and other mental health concerns often caused and exacerbated by complex trauma. Modalities I like to utilize within treatment include Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Strength-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Play Therapy.
(707) 979-6117 View (707) 979-6117
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Patricia Eaton
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Fairfield, CA 94534  (Online Only)
If you are struggling with depression, anxiety, OCD, effects of trauma and other life stressors, congratulations of this first step of seeking professional care. I am here to help you ease these symptoms and steer you in the direction of the life you want you want to live. Additionally, if you have been impacted by abusive, critical, neglectful, invalidating and/or high expectation environments and want to shed the lifelong effects of these traumas, my approach may be an ideal match for you. We can use evidence based practices to identify and reduce the effects of these negative core beliefs.
If you are struggling with depression, anxiety, OCD, effects of trauma and other life stressors, congratulations of this first step of seeking professional care. I am here to help you ease these symptoms and steer you in the direction of the life you want you want to live. Additionally, if you have been impacted by abusive, critical, neglectful, invalidating and/or high expectation environments and want to shed the lifelong effects of these traumas, my approach may be an ideal match for you. We can use evidence based practices to identify and reduce the effects of these negative core beliefs.
(707) 343-4257 View (707) 343-4257
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Solutions Focused Behavioral Health
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, EdD
Verified
Fairfield, CA 94533
Waitlist for new clients
I am a licensed clinical social worker who has extensive history in working with adults, adolescents, children, couples, and families. I began clinical career in 1997 working with families and children at a county mental health department. Moved on to work with person who were incarcerated with emotional, mental and mental health challenges. My private practice began in 2006 in Stockton California. I come with experience working with people who are seeking ways to improve and restore their quality of life. Author of Therapeutic Journaling and Why Don't I Fit in How Pouchie Survived (both featured on Amazon).
I am a licensed clinical social worker who has extensive history in working with adults, adolescents, children, couples, and families. I began clinical career in 1997 working with families and children at a county mental health department. Moved on to work with person who were incarcerated with emotional, mental and mental health challenges. My private practice began in 2006 in Stockton California. I come with experience working with people who are seeking ways to improve and restore their quality of life. Author of Therapeutic Journaling and Why Don't I Fit in How Pouchie Survived (both featured on Amazon).
(209) 780-4958 View (209) 780-4958
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Kristal Audoma
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Fairfield, CA 94533
Hello, my name is Kristal Audoma, and I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. My approach to therapy is direct yet empathetic with a strength-based approach. I work with individuals ranging from children to the elderly. I specialize in treating Anxiety, Depression, Couples Therapy, Family Therapy, Grief and Loss, Anger Management, Feedback Informed Care, LGBTQIA, and trauma informed. My style and approach are a good fit for teens and adults who may be dealing with challenges in their lives, both personally and professionally. These challenges may manifest as anxiety, depression, guilt, and anger.
Hello, my name is Kristal Audoma, and I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. My approach to therapy is direct yet empathetic with a strength-based approach. I work with individuals ranging from children to the elderly. I specialize in treating Anxiety, Depression, Couples Therapy, Family Therapy, Grief and Loss, Anger Management, Feedback Informed Care, LGBTQIA, and trauma informed. My style and approach are a good fit for teens and adults who may be dealing with challenges in their lives, both personally and professionally. These challenges may manifest as anxiety, depression, guilt, and anger.
(707) 877-8447 View (707) 877-8447
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Paulina Ramirez
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern
Verified
1 Endorsed
Fairfield, CA 94533
Hello! I am a Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee with Agape Counseling Center and Network. I can provide FREE services for: Individual, family, and group therapy. Hola! Soy practicante de terapeuta para matrimonios y familias con Agape Counseling Center and Network. Puedo ofrecer servicios GRATIS de terapia individual, familiar, y en grupo.
Hello! I am a Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee with Agape Counseling Center and Network. I can provide FREE services for: Individual, family, and group therapy. Hola! Soy practicante de terapeuta para matrimonios y familias con Agape Counseling Center and Network. Puedo ofrecer servicios GRATIS de terapia individual, familiar, y en grupo.
(707) 735-6767 View (707) 735-6767
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Amon Benavides
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Fairfield, CA 94533
Hello, I am Dr. Benavides I am a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist. As a psychotherapist, my role for my patients is to help them find a sense of strength and achievement, so they can better manage the difficulties they face in their daily lives. I have experience working with clients in a residential drug treatment facility, as well as in school-based and private-practice settings. Incorporating CBT into my practice allows me to assist individuals in restructuring negative thought patterns, managing overwhelming emotions, and gradually exposing themselves to feared situations.
Hello, I am Dr. Benavides I am a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist. As a psychotherapist, my role for my patients is to help them find a sense of strength and achievement, so they can better manage the difficulties they face in their daily lives. I have experience working with clients in a residential drug treatment facility, as well as in school-based and private-practice settings. Incorporating CBT into my practice allows me to assist individuals in restructuring negative thought patterns, managing overwhelming emotions, and gradually exposing themselves to feared situations.
(707) 986-0399 View (707) 986-0399
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Maria Padilla
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Fairfield, CA 94533
Welcome! I am Maria Elizabeth Padilla, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT). I provide telehealth services in California. I work with children, adolescents, adults, and families. My approach consists of Client-Centered, Family-Centered, and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy. I utilize attachment and social learning principles in order to improve the quality of parent-child relationship and decrease disruptive behaviors, focusing on reducing depression. anxiety, and emotional difficulties by utilizing specific skills and techniques to support clients in managing their behaviors.
Welcome! I am Maria Elizabeth Padilla, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT). I provide telehealth services in California. I work with children, adolescents, adults, and families. My approach consists of Client-Centered, Family-Centered, and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy. I utilize attachment and social learning principles in order to improve the quality of parent-child relationship and decrease disruptive behaviors, focusing on reducing depression. anxiety, and emotional difficulties by utilizing specific skills and techniques to support clients in managing their behaviors.
(707) 405-7495 View (707) 405-7495
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Roanne de Guia-Samuels
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Fairfield, CA 94533
Have you put your dreams aside or hold back in expressing yourself for the fear of being a burden/shaming those around you? Feel like chasing time while you attempt to be wife, a mother,a career woman, all while trying to keep the best daughter award? Do you notice yourself using self-sacrifice as the currency to get the love you deserve? Many Filipino Women hold traditional cultural dialogues in their head that clash with the Western cultural norms. If you find yourself in a dissatisfying relationship, alone & stressed out & standing in your own way to an abundant life. I invite you to re-write your story TODAY.
Have you put your dreams aside or hold back in expressing yourself for the fear of being a burden/shaming those around you? Feel like chasing time while you attempt to be wife, a mother,a career woman, all while trying to keep the best daughter award? Do you notice yourself using self-sacrifice as the currency to get the love you deserve? Many Filipino Women hold traditional cultural dialogues in their head that clash with the Western cultural norms. If you find yourself in a dissatisfying relationship, alone & stressed out & standing in your own way to an abundant life. I invite you to re-write your story TODAY.
(707) 229-0645 View (707) 229-0645
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Giovanni Chisholm
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Fairfield, CA 94533  (Online Only)
My client’s are those seeking to manage the impact depression and anxiety has on their ability to feel safe, confident and connected in the world. Depression and anxiety can impact our motivations to be in the relationships we hold dear to us, including; our professional identities, family relationships, romantic partnerships and parenting. Managing this can be exhausting and I’d like to support you with these challenges.
My client’s are those seeking to manage the impact depression and anxiety has on their ability to feel safe, confident and connected in the world. Depression and anxiety can impact our motivations to be in the relationships we hold dear to us, including; our professional identities, family relationships, romantic partnerships and parenting. Managing this can be exhausting and I’d like to support you with these challenges.
(707) 984-4164 View (707) 984-4164
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Man Nguyen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Fairfield, CA 94533  (Online Only)
Feeling stuck and hopeless in the intrusive, unwanted, repetitive and distressing thoughts, feelings, images, sensations or urges? Feeling the compulsion perform endless rituals, or engaging avoidance, mental rumination, or reassurance seeking behaviors to relieve the uncertainty? You are looking at Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). OCD has held you hostages, has been affecting your school, work, life and relationship with others. It has prevented you from living a full life. It's time for you to stare OCD in the face, "You don't get to control my life. I will break your OC cycles at the weakest link and claim back my life!"
Feeling stuck and hopeless in the intrusive, unwanted, repetitive and distressing thoughts, feelings, images, sensations or urges? Feeling the compulsion perform endless rituals, or engaging avoidance, mental rumination, or reassurance seeking behaviors to relieve the uncertainty? You are looking at Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). OCD has held you hostages, has been affecting your school, work, life and relationship with others. It has prevented you from living a full life. It's time for you to stare OCD in the face, "You don't get to control my life. I will break your OC cycles at the weakest link and claim back my life!"
(707) 207-8503 View (707) 207-8503
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Agape Counseling Center and Network
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, EdD
Verified
3 Endorsed
Fairfield, CA 94533
Waitlist for new clients
I am the Executive Director of The Agape Counseling Center and Network in Fairfield. We have Licensed Clinicians, Associate Clinicians, and Student Clinicians who work at our center to meet the mental wellness needs of our clients. We pride ourselves on our diversity and sensitivity to culture and cultural issues and concerns. We each have a passion for what we do as we keep our entire community in mind.
I am the Executive Director of The Agape Counseling Center and Network in Fairfield. We have Licensed Clinicians, Associate Clinicians, and Student Clinicians who work at our center to meet the mental wellness needs of our clients. We pride ourselves on our diversity and sensitivity to culture and cultural issues and concerns. We each have a passion for what we do as we keep our entire community in mind.
(707) 927-4282 View (707) 927-4282
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Dr. Lawrence. M. Tunis, Ed.D, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, EdD, LMFT
Verified
Fairfield, CA 94534
I'M A LICENSED MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPIST in private practice in Fairfield and San Anselmo, CA where I work with adults, couples and children for self-esteem problems, anger, depression, grief, anxiety, impulsivity and PTSD symptoms. I also have a specialty in gender identity issues and the dysphoric feelings, grief and loss, relationship difficulties and other issues that often accompany these conditions. My style blends real life experience, knowledge, humor and compassion. My approach includes relational, psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioral styles, offering a flexible, responsive, non-authoritarian and empathetic quality.
I'M A LICENSED MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPIST in private practice in Fairfield and San Anselmo, CA where I work with adults, couples and children for self-esteem problems, anger, depression, grief, anxiety, impulsivity and PTSD symptoms. I also have a specialty in gender identity issues and the dysphoric feelings, grief and loss, relationship difficulties and other issues that often accompany these conditions. My style blends real life experience, knowledge, humor and compassion. My approach includes relational, psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioral styles, offering a flexible, responsive, non-authoritarian and empathetic quality.
(415) 799-9707 View (415) 799-9707

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Number of Therapists in Fairfield, CA

100+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Fairfield, CA who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
91% Depression
74% Relationship Issues
73% Coping Skills
72% Self Esteem
67% Stress
62% Grief

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

66% Aetna
65% Optum
64% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Fairfield, CA see their clients

81% In Person and Online
19% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
21% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Fairfield?

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.