Therapists in Lagunitas, CA

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Jan Edl Stein
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Lagunitas, CA 94938  (Online Only)
In practice for 30+ years, I offer heartfelt therapy that is engaged, creative and deep. If you are feeling "stuck" in an old story, caught in repeating thought or behavioral patterns, or have a sense of not being fully present for life, I can help you shift into a fuller sense of yourself that is empowered and positive. My style is sensitive yet direct and "down-to-earth". We all have a creative aspect to our psyche that has the power to make effective changes positive outcomes in our lives. I endeavor to awaken that resource.
In practice for 30+ years, I offer heartfelt therapy that is engaged, creative and deep. If you are feeling "stuck" in an old story, caught in repeating thought or behavioral patterns, or have a sense of not being fully present for life, I can help you shift into a fuller sense of yourself that is empowered and positive. My style is sensitive yet direct and "down-to-earth". We all have a creative aspect to our psyche that has the power to make effective changes positive outcomes in our lives. I endeavor to awaken that resource.
(415) 799-4022 View (415) 799-4022
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Colleen Russell
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CGP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lagunitas, CA 94938  (Online Only)
You deserve respect & professional support for your individual strengths, goals, & needs. I collaboratively work with motivated people who seek relief, healing, growth, & better outcomes. You may be experiencing consequences of loss; trauma; relationship challenges & difficulties; estrangement from family; general anxiety, depression, or dissatisfaction. I value personal rights and healthy connections, understanding of family, relationship and group influence. With 30 years of working with a diverse client population, I'd like to help you navigate through difficult situations and reach your personal goals.
You deserve respect & professional support for your individual strengths, goals, & needs. I collaboratively work with motivated people who seek relief, healing, growth, & better outcomes. You may be experiencing consequences of loss; trauma; relationship challenges & difficulties; estrangement from family; general anxiety, depression, or dissatisfaction. I value personal rights and healthy connections, understanding of family, relationship and group influence. With 30 years of working with a diverse client population, I'd like to help you navigate through difficult situations and reach your personal goals.
(415) 843-1934 View (415) 843-1934
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Gaia Somasca
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
Lagunitas, CA 94938
Are you feeling stuck like stagnating water of a creek that no longer flows? Or are you struggling in your relationships? Certain seasons test us to our core. My experience as a therapist and as a client shows me that we have the capacity to recover our vitality. I am here to support your journey of healing and growth. Even after traumas, losses, oppression, and experiences that are too painful for our bodies and spirits to carry alone, there is a path of healing that can re-energize your life and spirit. While you are the expert on your life, I am here to facilitate awareness, self-compassion and inner shifts.
Are you feeling stuck like stagnating water of a creek that no longer flows? Or are you struggling in your relationships? Certain seasons test us to our core. My experience as a therapist and as a client shows me that we have the capacity to recover our vitality. I am here to support your journey of healing and growth. Even after traumas, losses, oppression, and experiences that are too painful for our bodies and spirits to carry alone, there is a path of healing that can re-energize your life and spirit. While you are the expert on your life, I am here to facilitate awareness, self-compassion and inner shifts.
(831) 249-2251 View (831) 249-2251

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Kevin Lecy
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Rafael, CA 94901
My work focuses on those who are attempting to navigate through serious psychiatric problems such as depression, anxiety, trauma, substance abuse or living in a household with someone who struggles with substance abuse or addiction. I help teens, stuck young adults, and stressed families navigate the perilous journey to find serenity and sanity in their daily lives. Throughout my decade and a half of experience, I have learned that effective treatment starts with dignity and authenticity. These factors lay the foundation for the most important aspects of successful therapy: safety, honesty, and courageous vulnerability.
My work focuses on those who are attempting to navigate through serious psychiatric problems such as depression, anxiety, trauma, substance abuse or living in a household with someone who struggles with substance abuse or addiction. I help teens, stuck young adults, and stressed families navigate the perilous journey to find serenity and sanity in their daily lives. Throughout my decade and a half of experience, I have learned that effective treatment starts with dignity and authenticity. These factors lay the foundation for the most important aspects of successful therapy: safety, honesty, and courageous vulnerability.
(415) 549-9356 View (415) 549-9356
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Mike Bonitt
Associate Marriage & Family Therapist, AMFT
Verified Verified
Novato, CA 94945
Not accepting new clients
As a therapist I am driven by the inspiration that comes from being seen and heard with compassion and without judgment. I value the unique experience of each client, wherever you may be in your journey. If you’re here, you’ve already taken a big step in service of your life and goals.
As a therapist I am driven by the inspiration that comes from being seen and heard with compassion and without judgment. I value the unique experience of each client, wherever you may be in your journey. If you’re here, you’ve already taken a big step in service of your life and goals.
(415) 729-2495 View (415) 729-2495
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Laura Bulchis
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
San Rafael, CA 94901
Many challenges we experience in daily life relate to conflict between parts of ourselves. Each part reflects our body’s own loving attempts to care for us in the ways it knows. When we shift one part of the feedback loop, the whole system rearranges - in our bodies, & in our relationships. My approach to individual & couples therapy is holistic, somatic & client-centered. I start with creating a non-judgmental, inclusive space for you to come as you are. As we form & reach for your goals, our work may include movement, developmental psychology, trauma work, regulation practices, behavior/communication coaching, & creative guidance.
Many challenges we experience in daily life relate to conflict between parts of ourselves. Each part reflects our body’s own loving attempts to care for us in the ways it knows. When we shift one part of the feedback loop, the whole system rearranges - in our bodies, & in our relationships. My approach to individual & couples therapy is holistic, somatic & client-centered. I start with creating a non-judgmental, inclusive space for you to come as you are. As we form & reach for your goals, our work may include movement, developmental psychology, trauma work, regulation practices, behavior/communication coaching, & creative guidance.
(415) 268-2970 View (415) 268-2970
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Patricia (Tish) Rutledge
Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, MS, APCC
Verified Verified
Kentfield, CA 94904
Hello and a warm welcome to my page! I'm an Associate Professional Clinical Counselor specializing in co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders, depression, anxiety, trauma and grief for individual clients. I am a compassionate person-centered therapist who believes in results. My style is warm and directive, which means I play an active role in helping my clients learn to solve their problems. I value humor and warm smiles, and interject these when appropriate. I am also in recovery and am grateful to help clients find sobriety, peace and happiness as I have found.
Hello and a warm welcome to my page! I'm an Associate Professional Clinical Counselor specializing in co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders, depression, anxiety, trauma and grief for individual clients. I am a compassionate person-centered therapist who believes in results. My style is warm and directive, which means I play an active role in helping my clients learn to solve their problems. I value humor and warm smiles, and interject these when appropriate. I am also in recovery and am grateful to help clients find sobriety, peace and happiness as I have found.
(415) 842-1123 View (415) 842-1123
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Jane Carey Kahn
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Larkspur, CA 94939
Not accepting new clients
Therapy is a tool that can help you gain or improve self-knowledge; it can teach skills that assist you in managing life's problems. I am experienced in working with adults (18-65+) who have childhood trauma, relationship issues, aging issues, work place stress. I believe that everyone has the ability to benefit from greater insight and self-awareness. My therapeutic approach integrates psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Problem Solving Therapy.
Therapy is a tool that can help you gain or improve self-knowledge; it can teach skills that assist you in managing life's problems. I am experienced in working with adults (18-65+) who have childhood trauma, relationship issues, aging issues, work place stress. I believe that everyone has the ability to benefit from greater insight and self-awareness. My therapeutic approach integrates psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Problem Solving Therapy.
(415) 592-5877 View (415) 592-5877
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Beth Cassel
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT, SEP
Verified Verified
San Rafael, CA 94901
Successful therapy means getting to the root of deeply held internal conflicts, false beliefs and feelings about who we are. These often originate from trauma and attachment wounding, directing our behavior, keeping us in looping ineffective patterns and restricting our tolerance for a full range of emotions. Parts work, somatic and trauma focused modalities and my warm, flexible, interactive approach augment our collaboration. You determine the pace of our work as I attune to your uniqueness and need for safety. When a problem solving approach is needed, I offer tools to ease anxiety and navigate through hardships.
Successful therapy means getting to the root of deeply held internal conflicts, false beliefs and feelings about who we are. These often originate from trauma and attachment wounding, directing our behavior, keeping us in looping ineffective patterns and restricting our tolerance for a full range of emotions. Parts work, somatic and trauma focused modalities and my warm, flexible, interactive approach augment our collaboration. You determine the pace of our work as I attune to your uniqueness and need for safety. When a problem solving approach is needed, I offer tools to ease anxiety and navigate through hardships.
(415) 237-4332 View (415) 237-4332
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Carla Silberstein Buchanan
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
Ross, CA 94957
I work with couples, families, individual adults and adolescents, addressing a range of clinical issues which include depression, anxiety, substance abuse, childhood sexual abuse, parenting and relational problems. My clinical approach is eclectic, tailored to suit the individual needs of my clients; I draw on family systems, cognitive behavioral and humanistic/existential models and am particularly interested in assisting individuals and families as they negotiate the inevitable developmental stages and transitions that are a part of every human life. I am a proactive therapist who works with clients in an interactive, goal- oriented and collaborative fashion.
I work with couples, families, individual adults and adolescents, addressing a range of clinical issues which include depression, anxiety, substance abuse, childhood sexual abuse, parenting and relational problems. My clinical approach is eclectic, tailored to suit the individual needs of my clients; I draw on family systems, cognitive behavioral and humanistic/existential models and am particularly interested in assisting individuals and families as they negotiate the inevitable developmental stages and transitions that are a part of every human life. I am a proactive therapist who works with clients in an interactive, goal- oriented and collaborative fashion.
(415) 789-3728 View (415) 789-3728
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Erin McQueen
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
San Rafael, CA 94901  (Online Only)
In the face of life's challenges, it is natural to feel isolated and overwhelmed. In such moments, the act of seeking support, while especially daunting, is profoundly courageous. I believe in your inherent capacity to choose, and thereby choose courageously a life aligned with your innermost needs and desires. With a collaborative style that is both warm and direct, I strive to provide a safe environment for you to explore the depths of your experience, identify unconscious patterns of thinking, feeling, and relating that may run counter to your goals, and empower your own inner knowing.
In the face of life's challenges, it is natural to feel isolated and overwhelmed. In such moments, the act of seeking support, while especially daunting, is profoundly courageous. I believe in your inherent capacity to choose, and thereby choose courageously a life aligned with your innermost needs and desires. With a collaborative style that is both warm and direct, I strive to provide a safe environment for you to explore the depths of your experience, identify unconscious patterns of thinking, feeling, and relating that may run counter to your goals, and empower your own inner knowing.
(341) 888-6557 View (341) 888-6557
Photo of Cynthia Liuska, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Cynthia Liuska
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Rafael, CA 94903
What would it be like to feel at home in your body, in your mind, and in your heart? How would it feel to truly inhabit your life, with a greater sense of aliveness, ease, and connection? From my experience working with hundreds of clients from all walks of life, I know that difficult times can become a doorway to healing, change and greater connection with one's true self. I have a warm, collaborative approach and will support you in healing the wounds of the past and making inner and outer changes needed for a more fulfilling life.
What would it be like to feel at home in your body, in your mind, and in your heart? How would it feel to truly inhabit your life, with a greater sense of aliveness, ease, and connection? From my experience working with hundreds of clients from all walks of life, I know that difficult times can become a doorway to healing, change and greater connection with one's true self. I have a warm, collaborative approach and will support you in healing the wounds of the past and making inner and outer changes needed for a more fulfilling life.
(628) 333-2192 View (628) 333-2192
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Daniel Alterman
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
San Rafael, CA 94903
Because childhood and adolescence are such fragile stages of life, treating emotional and behavioral problems quickly and efficiently is essential. I join forces with you to resolve your children’s problems through expert assessment and carefully designed treatment plans. I begin this process by offering you a free personal consultation by phone to discuss your concerns and possible evaluations/interventions.
Because childhood and adolescence are such fragile stages of life, treating emotional and behavioral problems quickly and efficiently is essential. I join forces with you to resolve your children’s problems through expert assessment and carefully designed treatment plans. I begin this process by offering you a free personal consultation by phone to discuss your concerns and possible evaluations/interventions.
(415) 236-3551 View (415) 236-3551
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Wendy Brown
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
San Rafael, CA 94901  (Online Only)
We heal and grow best in relationships that support the hard work of self-knowledge and self-growth. In my practice, open dialogue is important. Our curiosity will help you explore and know yourself better. What we carry forward from past relationships affects both ourselves and our loved ones in the present. Coming to know and understand what is going on can help shift things for you. If you are looking inward and working on yourself, you can make bigger gains doing it with someone who has the training and experience to facilitate an experience within you through dialogue.
We heal and grow best in relationships that support the hard work of self-knowledge and self-growth. In my practice, open dialogue is important. Our curiosity will help you explore and know yourself better. What we carry forward from past relationships affects both ourselves and our loved ones in the present. Coming to know and understand what is going on can help shift things for you. If you are looking inward and working on yourself, you can make bigger gains doing it with someone who has the training and experience to facilitate an experience within you through dialogue.
(415) 787-2981 View (415) 787-2981
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Nazanin Jourabloo
Registered Psychological Associate, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Rafael, CA 94903
I believe you are your own best healer, and I am here to compassionately walk you through a journey of self-empowerment. It is okay to be uncertain of where to begin and how to navigate your difficulties. Not only are we human-beings, but we are human-becoming. How? Together we will create a respectful, non-judgmental, and trusting relationship. This space will allow you to be your authentic self. Our conditioned patterns learned in childhood tend to disconnect us from our authentic self. Becoming aware and conscious of these practiced beliefs modeled by our parent figures and society at large is a stepping stone to finding you.
I believe you are your own best healer, and I am here to compassionately walk you through a journey of self-empowerment. It is okay to be uncertain of where to begin and how to navigate your difficulties. Not only are we human-beings, but we are human-becoming. How? Together we will create a respectful, non-judgmental, and trusting relationship. This space will allow you to be your authentic self. Our conditioned patterns learned in childhood tend to disconnect us from our authentic self. Becoming aware and conscious of these practiced beliefs modeled by our parent figures and society at large is a stepping stone to finding you.
(415) 966-3659 View (415) 966-3659
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Jenna Lane Marsala
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Novato, CA 94945
Do you ever ask yourself, "Why do I keep doing the same things but expect different outcomes?" Or "Do I look at the world differently than all my family and friends?" Life can feel stressful, overwhelming, and out of control at times. I try to help life feel a little bit more manageable and work through issues at your own pace. Psychotherapy is about an exploration of self and the world around you. As a psychotherapist, I am here to provide guidance through this exploration in a safe place and to improve interaction with those you love.
Do you ever ask yourself, "Why do I keep doing the same things but expect different outcomes?" Or "Do I look at the world differently than all my family and friends?" Life can feel stressful, overwhelming, and out of control at times. I try to help life feel a little bit more manageable and work through issues at your own pace. Psychotherapy is about an exploration of self and the world around you. As a psychotherapist, I am here to provide guidance through this exploration in a safe place and to improve interaction with those you love.
(925) 261-7827 View (925) 261-7827
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Laura J Cabanski Dunning
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Novato, CA 94949
Are you anxious? Troubled? Stuck? I know how difficult it is to enjoy life when you feel trapped by stressful thoughts, feelings, circumstances, relationships. I work creatively with you as you work through difficulties and find new energy and inspiration in your life. We will work together to decrease your current distress as quickly as possible, while helping you to gain deeper insight and move forward positively in your life. I'll tailor my therapeutic approach to meet your specific needs, utilizing a variety of strategies such as hypnosis, EMDR, mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), stress management, relaxation, CBT.
Are you anxious? Troubled? Stuck? I know how difficult it is to enjoy life when you feel trapped by stressful thoughts, feelings, circumstances, relationships. I work creatively with you as you work through difficulties and find new energy and inspiration in your life. We will work together to decrease your current distress as quickly as possible, while helping you to gain deeper insight and move forward positively in your life. I'll tailor my therapeutic approach to meet your specific needs, utilizing a variety of strategies such as hypnosis, EMDR, mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), stress management, relaxation, CBT.
(415) 858-6264 View (415) 858-6264
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Geraldine Alpert
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Kentfield, CA 94904
Through many years of teaching and practicing Brief Psychotherapy, I have learned the value of a highly active, focused and interactive approach-- both for long term and brief psychotherapy. Whether the patient is an individual or a couple, I view my task as helping to define appropriate goals and keeping the therapy on track. While the purpose of the therapeutic journey is mutually decided and the patient is an active partner in evaluating the route, I particularly direct the journey when it turns to the past. While history is invariably interesting, therapeutic efficiency requires exploring only what's potentially most useful.
Through many years of teaching and practicing Brief Psychotherapy, I have learned the value of a highly active, focused and interactive approach-- both for long term and brief psychotherapy. Whether the patient is an individual or a couple, I view my task as helping to define appropriate goals and keeping the therapy on track. While the purpose of the therapeutic journey is mutually decided and the patient is an active partner in evaluating the route, I particularly direct the journey when it turns to the past. While history is invariably interesting, therapeutic efficiency requires exploring only what's potentially most useful.
(415) 226-6780 View (415) 226-6780
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Ryan Plumb
Associate Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, AMFT, APCC
Verified Verified
San Rafael, CA 94901
I am here for you. If you are seeking support for life challenges, reach out to me and begin your healing journey today. Meaningful change is possible, and I would like to help connect you to your more fully integrated self. Get the help you deserve, find greater peace of mind, and restore balance in your life. Greater strength, healing, and growth are fostered through connection, and having someone you trust to help guide you as you seek answers is easier than going it alone. This life is here for you, and you can live it more fully. I am here to help you achieve greater fulfillment so you can live your best life.
I am here for you. If you are seeking support for life challenges, reach out to me and begin your healing journey today. Meaningful change is possible, and I would like to help connect you to your more fully integrated self. Get the help you deserve, find greater peace of mind, and restore balance in your life. Greater strength, healing, and growth are fostered through connection, and having someone you trust to help guide you as you seek answers is easier than going it alone. This life is here for you, and you can live it more fully. I am here to help you achieve greater fulfillment so you can live your best life.
(415) 729-2745 View (415) 729-2745
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Elaine Grace McMahon
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, LPCC
Verified Verified
San Anselmo, CA 94960
I work with people on their communication and relational issues, life transitions, work issues, and problem solving, I have a strong background in academic/learning related issues, trauma, grief, health issues, and relationships, as well as deepening connection with one's self.
I work with people on their communication and relational issues, life transitions, work issues, and problem solving, I have a strong background in academic/learning related issues, trauma, grief, health issues, and relationships, as well as deepening connection with one's self.
(415) 870-8450 View (415) 870-8450

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Number of Therapists in Lagunitas, CA

< 10

Therapists in Lagunitas, CA who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Grief
100% Spirituality
100% Trauma and PTSD
100% Dissociative Disorders (DID)
67% Anxiety

Average years in practice

32 Years

Gender breakdown

100% Female

How Therapists in Lagunitas, CA see their clients

66% Online Only
34% In Person and Online
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Lagunitas?

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.