Therapists in Kentfield, CA

Photo of Robin Gayle, Marriage & Family Therapist in Kentfield, CA
Robin Gayle
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MDiv, MFT
Verified
Kentfield, CA 94904
Personal issues often show up in relationships where we get caught in freeze, fight, or flight reactions. Friendships, colleagues, family, and intimate partners are our best mirrors leading to effective personal work in therapy. My experiential three-fold model of problem solving integrates mind, body, and emotions. We begin with the description of a problem or struggle, identify associated emotions, and locate the way the issue is held somatically. This may develop into a visual or symbolic representation with which one can dialogue, apply insight, antidote and release, or reveal deeper targets that need to be reprocessed.
Personal issues often show up in relationships where we get caught in freeze, fight, or flight reactions. Friendships, colleagues, family, and intimate partners are our best mirrors leading to effective personal work in therapy. My experiential three-fold model of problem solving integrates mind, body, and emotions. We begin with the description of a problem or struggle, identify associated emotions, and locate the way the issue is held somatically. This may develop into a visual or symbolic representation with which one can dialogue, apply insight, antidote and release, or reveal deeper targets that need to be reprocessed.
(415) 787-3942 View (415) 787-3942
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Robin Keating
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Kentfield, CA 94904
Hello, I'd like to talk with you about how we can work together. I know it takes strength to reveal yourself to another person. It's possible to calm your storms, navigate challenges & achieve lasting results. It's about commitment, and exploration guided by a therapist you trust. I'll bring to our sessions my professional experience - anchored in multiple modalities and a deep understanding of people and relationships - to help you better understand your thoughts and emotions. I'll also bring my extensive work-world experience with people and organizations beyond the therapy setting.
Hello, I'd like to talk with you about how we can work together. I know it takes strength to reveal yourself to another person. It's possible to calm your storms, navigate challenges & achieve lasting results. It's about commitment, and exploration guided by a therapist you trust. I'll bring to our sessions my professional experience - anchored in multiple modalities and a deep understanding of people and relationships - to help you better understand your thoughts and emotions. I'll also bring my extensive work-world experience with people and organizations beyond the therapy setting.
(415) 942-9164 View (415) 942-9164
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Herb Kessner
Counselor, PhD
Kentfield, CA 94904
Making a career change can be a powerful and transforming experience. I offer a wide range of personal testing, action planning, career counseling and professional development In a comfortable and supportive atmosphere. I have a highly personalized approach tailored to each of our client's individual needs, to help them attain the personal growth & success they're striving for. My combination of long business experience, psychological insight and career counseling provides you with the tools you need to discover your strengths, develop your action plan and achieve your next steps.
Making a career change can be a powerful and transforming experience. I offer a wide range of personal testing, action planning, career counseling and professional development In a comfortable and supportive atmosphere. I have a highly personalized approach tailored to each of our client's individual needs, to help them attain the personal growth & success they're striving for. My combination of long business experience, psychological insight and career counseling provides you with the tools you need to discover your strengths, develop your action plan and achieve your next steps.
(415) 849-3723 View (415) 849-3723
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Thom Kessler
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, RAS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Kentfield, CA 94904
Whether your decision to make changes involves freedom from painful limiting beliefs, release from repetitive relationship patterns, or transformation through sincere self-examination, I help people to fully realize the person they are destined to become. I work with adults, couples, teens, and families, helping them to successfully attain short-term goals and craft long-range solutions by utilizing a variety of approaches matched to their specific needs or expressed desires as they learn new ways to address life's challenges. As a level 3 Gottman couples therapist, I work with couples utilizing John Gottman's evidence-based theory.
Whether your decision to make changes involves freedom from painful limiting beliefs, release from repetitive relationship patterns, or transformation through sincere self-examination, I help people to fully realize the person they are destined to become. I work with adults, couples, teens, and families, helping them to successfully attain short-term goals and craft long-range solutions by utilizing a variety of approaches matched to their specific needs or expressed desires as they learn new ways to address life's challenges. As a level 3 Gottman couples therapist, I work with couples utilizing John Gottman's evidence-based theory.
(415) 454-8931 View (415) 454-8931
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Jill Boeri
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Kentfield, CA 94904
Are stress and worry getting you down? Well, take a deep breath and look no further. With the help of therapy, we can work together to find the life balance that has always been meant for you. As with all things that are challenging, the first step takes courage and vulnerability, but here you are, you did it! Now what? In our work together we will examine top stressors, identify coping strategies, reflect deeply on early experiences, and implement change. Over time, and with compassion, my aim is to support personal growth and self-discovery for years to come. My work is grounded in allowing space for my clients to be the experts.
Are stress and worry getting you down? Well, take a deep breath and look no further. With the help of therapy, we can work together to find the life balance that has always been meant for you. As with all things that are challenging, the first step takes courage and vulnerability, but here you are, you did it! Now what? In our work together we will examine top stressors, identify coping strategies, reflect deeply on early experiences, and implement change. Over time, and with compassion, my aim is to support personal growth and self-discovery for years to come. My work is grounded in allowing space for my clients to be the experts.
(415) 949-0485 View (415) 949-0485
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Rebecca M. Johnson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Kentfield, CA 94904
We all want to be happy, or at least free from emotional pain. If you're here, something in your life is causing emotional discomfort--and some part of you senses an invitation to explore your inner and relational worlds with understanding and compassion. I help adults and adolescents deal with obstacles to their preferred lives--unwanted symptoms, relationship challenges, difficulty adjusting to change and loss. My goal is to reinforce your strengths, while co-discovering with you new solutions to the issues blocking growth. I offer a creative and practical style, drawing on approaches specifically tailored to your needs.
We all want to be happy, or at least free from emotional pain. If you're here, something in your life is causing emotional discomfort--and some part of you senses an invitation to explore your inner and relational worlds with understanding and compassion. I help adults and adolescents deal with obstacles to their preferred lives--unwanted symptoms, relationship challenges, difficulty adjusting to change and loss. My goal is to reinforce your strengths, while co-discovering with you new solutions to the issues blocking growth. I offer a creative and practical style, drawing on approaches specifically tailored to your needs.
(415) 475-8606 View (415) 475-8606
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Dr. Anabel Plasencia
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Kentfield, CA 94904
Multicultural Therapy for Individuals and Couples in Marin County: How to navigate and integrate the layers of your life? Traditions, Religion, Beliefs, Anxiety, Depression... Do you feel vulnerable, disempowered or off balance? Perhaps, your life is impacted by anxiety, low energy and lack of motivation. Maybe it's been a while since you felt like yourself: strong, in control, satisfied. If it feels like something is not right and is preventing you from living the way you would like, you are not alone! Seeking professional guidance takes courage and determination. Ready to learn more? Click on my website- make an appointment.
Multicultural Therapy for Individuals and Couples in Marin County: How to navigate and integrate the layers of your life? Traditions, Religion, Beliefs, Anxiety, Depression... Do you feel vulnerable, disempowered or off balance? Perhaps, your life is impacted by anxiety, low energy and lack of motivation. Maybe it's been a while since you felt like yourself: strong, in control, satisfied. If it feels like something is not right and is preventing you from living the way you would like, you are not alone! Seeking professional guidance takes courage and determination. Ready to learn more? Click on my website- make an appointment.
(415) 930-9153 View (415) 930-9153
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Diane E Donnelly
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Kentfield, CA 94904
Therapy can be a source of tremendous relief and gratification. Unhappiness and anxiety that feel unbearable can lessen and disappear when you have someone who can help you understand the reasons for your suffering. A good therapist can also help you more easily get your mind off upsetting thoughts that preoccupy you. Or if you find yourself acting in self-defeating ways, studying it with a therapist can be of enormous help. Ideally, you will leave an initial consultation with a new way of thinking about the problem that brought you in.
Therapy can be a source of tremendous relief and gratification. Unhappiness and anxiety that feel unbearable can lessen and disappear when you have someone who can help you understand the reasons for your suffering. A good therapist can also help you more easily get your mind off upsetting thoughts that preoccupy you. Or if you find yourself acting in self-defeating ways, studying it with a therapist can be of enormous help. Ideally, you will leave an initial consultation with a new way of thinking about the problem that brought you in.
(415) 702-3387 View (415) 702-3387
Photo of Melissa Perry, Marriage & Family Therapist in Kentfield, CA
Melissa Perry
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Kentfield, CA 94904  (Online Only)
Welcome! I work with anxiety, depression, trauma, life transitions, and grief. Healing isn't easy, but with the right support and information, you can learn how to encourage your own healing and begin to feel better. In addition to traditional in-office sessions, I work remotely, and outdoors. I value the process of helping my clients prioritize themselves and their needs as they navigate difficult times and connect to a stronger sense of well-being.
Welcome! I work with anxiety, depression, trauma, life transitions, and grief. Healing isn't easy, but with the right support and information, you can learn how to encourage your own healing and begin to feel better. In addition to traditional in-office sessions, I work remotely, and outdoors. I value the process of helping my clients prioritize themselves and their needs as they navigate difficult times and connect to a stronger sense of well-being.
(415) 687-2327 View (415) 687-2327
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Lisa Marie Trost
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Kentfield, CA 94904
Do you wonder how it would feel to be centered and calm amid life’s curveballs and losses, the expected and unanticipated ones? What in your life might change for the better were you to know deep in your bones that you shine in your imperfection? How would it feel to be comfortable in your own skin, connect with your innate wisdom, and give yourself the gifts of kindness and compassion that you offer so freely to others?
Do you wonder how it would feel to be centered and calm amid life’s curveballs and losses, the expected and unanticipated ones? What in your life might change for the better were you to know deep in your bones that you shine in your imperfection? How would it feel to be comfortable in your own skin, connect with your innate wisdom, and give yourself the gifts of kindness and compassion that you offer so freely to others?
(510) 256-8056 View (510) 256-8056
Photo of Carly Clifford Bloom, Marriage & Family Therapist in Kentfield, CA
Carly Clifford Bloom
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Kentfield, CA 94904
I’d ask if you're stressed and anxious, but who isn't? And if you’re not, please bottle what you’ve got and sell it to the rest of us. We live in an overstimulating and demanding world and our minds are working in overdrive trying to figure it all out and keep things under control. Climate change and politics are enough, but add in some childhood trauma, family alcoholism, and a few kids and we’ve got a recipe for inner peace and success, am I right?! This world is NUTS. But hey, check me out on IG, I’m doing FINE. Alright, so what do we do about all this? How do we regulate, feel good about ourselves, and feel connected to others?
I’d ask if you're stressed and anxious, but who isn't? And if you’re not, please bottle what you’ve got and sell it to the rest of us. We live in an overstimulating and demanding world and our minds are working in overdrive trying to figure it all out and keep things under control. Climate change and politics are enough, but add in some childhood trauma, family alcoholism, and a few kids and we’ve got a recipe for inner peace and success, am I right?! This world is NUTS. But hey, check me out on IG, I’m doing FINE. Alright, so what do we do about all this? How do we regulate, feel good about ourselves, and feel connected to others?
(415) 449-7005 View (415) 449-7005
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Joan Driscoll
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Kentfield, CA 94904
I am a licensed psychologist who sees individuals, couples and families for more than 20 years. My goal is to help patients live psychologically healthier and more fulfilling lives. My patients want to remove obstacles and recover hope, purpose and themselves. I help explore deeper issues and patterns underlying persistent unhappiness, as well as help navigate life transitions that are overwhelming. Adjusting to uncertainty, new beginnings, endings, isolation, grief, and constantly changing conditions are challenging and can cause us to get stuck. I can help unstick.
I am a licensed psychologist who sees individuals, couples and families for more than 20 years. My goal is to help patients live psychologically healthier and more fulfilling lives. My patients want to remove obstacles and recover hope, purpose and themselves. I help explore deeper issues and patterns underlying persistent unhappiness, as well as help navigate life transitions that are overwhelming. Adjusting to uncertainty, new beginnings, endings, isolation, grief, and constantly changing conditions are challenging and can cause us to get stuck. I can help unstick.
(415) 233-7852 View (415) 233-7852
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Meredith Kornfeld
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MS, MFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Kentfield, CA 94904
Having successfully overcome my own addiction and mental health issues, I am a firm believer in people's ability to change and improve their lives. I can hold this hope for you until you can hold it for yourself. Working from a strengths-based approach, I specialize in addiction and recovery, self-esteem issues, and couples and family work. I never use a cookie-cutter approach and I pride myself on tailoring the therapy to each client's individual needs and personality.
Having successfully overcome my own addiction and mental health issues, I am a firm believer in people's ability to change and improve their lives. I can hold this hope for you until you can hold it for yourself. Working from a strengths-based approach, I specialize in addiction and recovery, self-esteem issues, and couples and family work. I never use a cookie-cutter approach and I pride myself on tailoring the therapy to each client's individual needs and personality.
(415) 801-3576 View (415) 801-3576
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Lori Sparrow
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Kentfield, CA 94904
I help anxious clients who want to build healthy relationships and meaningful lives . I specialize in treating anxiety disorders including panic, fear of flying, general anxiety, OCD, and social anxiety, with evidence based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I treat individuals and couples with relationship issues including addiction using Schema therapy, ACT, and Gottman methods. I am a behaviorist and believe changing behaviors is fundamental to changing outcomes. I work with clients on active life skills and narratives to thrive and create meaning and connection. I work with psychiatrists, physicians and support 12 step groups.
I help anxious clients who want to build healthy relationships and meaningful lives . I specialize in treating anxiety disorders including panic, fear of flying, general anxiety, OCD, and social anxiety, with evidence based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I treat individuals and couples with relationship issues including addiction using Schema therapy, ACT, and Gottman methods. I am a behaviorist and believe changing behaviors is fundamental to changing outcomes. I work with clients on active life skills and narratives to thrive and create meaning and connection. I work with psychiatrists, physicians and support 12 step groups.
(415) 712-2208 View (415) 712-2208
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Love Frontier Therapy Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Kentfield, CA 94904  (Online Only)
Relationships are our speciality - We work with couples, families, and individuals on attachment issues, relationships, connection, and emotional safety. We are 'Emotionally Focused Couples Therapists' (ICEEFT) as well as sex-informed therapists. Our approach involves turning around patterns that feel out of control and repetitive while increasing bonding and closeness. We also work with individuals on connecting with others in a positive way while understanding and changing patterns that are hard to shift.
Relationships are our speciality - We work with couples, families, and individuals on attachment issues, relationships, connection, and emotional safety. We are 'Emotionally Focused Couples Therapists' (ICEEFT) as well as sex-informed therapists. Our approach involves turning around patterns that feel out of control and repetitive while increasing bonding and closeness. We also work with individuals on connecting with others in a positive way while understanding and changing patterns that are hard to shift.
(415) 942-9941 View (415) 942-9941
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Sheryl B Hausman
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Kentfield, CA 94904
My professional training and years of experience have taught me that the people I work with genuinely want to lead happier and more fulfilling lives. They enter treatment because they want to develop closer and more rewarding relationships, because they want to achieve their life and career goals, and because they want to overcome the self-defeating thoughts and behaviors that get in their way and cause them pain and suffering. I have never met a parent who did not truly want the best for their child.
My professional training and years of experience have taught me that the people I work with genuinely want to lead happier and more fulfilling lives. They enter treatment because they want to develop closer and more rewarding relationships, because they want to achieve their life and career goals, and because they want to overcome the self-defeating thoughts and behaviors that get in their way and cause them pain and suffering. I have never met a parent who did not truly want the best for their child.
(415) 574-0948 View (415) 574-0948
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Renee Spencer
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
6 Endorsed
Kentfield, CA 94904  (Online Only)
You may be educated, even outwardly successful, but struggle to feel good about yourself, have difficulties with close relationships or just want more out of life. I believe it's human to struggle and that we all can benefit from self exploration. You stand to gain, and so does your partner, children, friends, even co-workers when you're bringing more of your best self to the game. My style is active and I bring humor and compassion to help you develop solutions as well as grow from your struggles. A seasoned therapist, my approach is flexible and practical, tailored to meet your needs. I'm LGBTQIA sensitive and welcoming.
You may be educated, even outwardly successful, but struggle to feel good about yourself, have difficulties with close relationships or just want more out of life. I believe it's human to struggle and that we all can benefit from self exploration. You stand to gain, and so does your partner, children, friends, even co-workers when you're bringing more of your best self to the game. My style is active and I bring humor and compassion to help you develop solutions as well as grow from your struggles. A seasoned therapist, my approach is flexible and practical, tailored to meet your needs. I'm LGBTQIA sensitive and welcoming.
(415) 429-3431 View (415) 429-3431
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Patricia F Ross
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Kentfield, CA 94904  (Online Only)
Do you suffer from depression, anxiety, relationship or job-related issues? Psychotherapy can be extremely helpful. For 25 years I've worked with people struggling with these problems as well as substance abuse, recovery, women's issues and aging. "Patricia Ross is one of the smartest, warmest, most thoughtful, present, and trustworthy therapists it's been my pleasure to teach. She is real. From her experiences in living (as a wife, mother, musician, and lifelong learner) she has gained a significant measure of wisdom. I have referred patients to her before and will do so again." David Wallin, PhD (Author of Attachment in Psychotherapy)
Do you suffer from depression, anxiety, relationship or job-related issues? Psychotherapy can be extremely helpful. For 25 years I've worked with people struggling with these problems as well as substance abuse, recovery, women's issues and aging. "Patricia Ross is one of the smartest, warmest, most thoughtful, present, and trustworthy therapists it's been my pleasure to teach. She is real. From her experiences in living (as a wife, mother, musician, and lifelong learner) she has gained a significant measure of wisdom. I have referred patients to her before and will do so again." David Wallin, PhD (Author of Attachment in Psychotherapy)
(415) 702-0932 View (415) 702-0932
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Julianne Guida
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Kentfield, CA 94904
I believe everything has meaning, even pain. Oftentimes, the function of such suffering feels unclear or arbitrary. My approach to the work seeks to understand the motives and desires (both conscious and unconscious) that are maintaining painful patterns that feel hard to break. Through embarking on this journey together, it becomes easier to face uncomfortable truths that have stifled your growth in some way while gaining new tools for deeper fulfillment. I hope to provide an opportunity to increase insight while relating to yourself and others in a new way that allows for more authenticity, playfulness and connection in your life.
I believe everything has meaning, even pain. Oftentimes, the function of such suffering feels unclear or arbitrary. My approach to the work seeks to understand the motives and desires (both conscious and unconscious) that are maintaining painful patterns that feel hard to break. Through embarking on this journey together, it becomes easier to face uncomfortable truths that have stifled your growth in some way while gaining new tools for deeper fulfillment. I hope to provide an opportunity to increase insight while relating to yourself and others in a new way that allows for more authenticity, playfulness and connection in your life.
(415) 521-2568 View (415) 521-2568
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Gretchen Hoskins
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
Kentfield, CA 94904
Lasting change occurs in therapy when one identifies and works through their concerns that have been outside their awareness. I develop a non-judgmental, intimate working alliance with my clients, in order to facilitate this self-understanding, both emotionally and intellectually. Such work fosters growth and creative responses to long standing difficulties in relationship to one's self and others. In return for investing themselves fully, my clients are offered the freedom to be more completely who they are, while also being able to maintain close and fulfilling relationships.
Lasting change occurs in therapy when one identifies and works through their concerns that have been outside their awareness. I develop a non-judgmental, intimate working alliance with my clients, in order to facilitate this self-understanding, both emotionally and intellectually. Such work fosters growth and creative responses to long standing difficulties in relationship to one's self and others. In return for investing themselves fully, my clients are offered the freedom to be more completely who they are, while also being able to maintain close and fulfilling relationships.
(650) 918-5040 View (650) 918-5040

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Number of Therapists in Kentfield, CA

90+

Average cost per session

$200

Therapists in Kentfield, CA who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
91% Depression
85% Relationship Issues
72% Self Esteem
69% Grief
66% Parenting
56% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

18 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

59% Other
32% Aetna
27% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Kentfield, CA see their clients

87% In Person and Online
13% Online Only

Gender breakdown

83% Female
17% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Kentfield?

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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.