Therapists in Los Altos, CA

Photo of Elinor Wahrmann, Marriage & Family Therapist in Los Altos, CA
Elinor Wahrmann
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Altos, CA 94022
Feeling stuck or uncertain about how to move forward in your life? Sometimes we find ourselves stuck in patterns that are not serving us, feeling like we don’t measure up to others expectations or held back by a fear of being judged or criticized. I want you to know that it doesn't have to be this way. Life CAN get better. You deserve to feel supported by someone who truly gets it! Whether you're navigating a big life change, working through a complex dynamic in your relationship, or struggling with stress and burnout, I'm here to help you find the path forward that feels right for you.
Feeling stuck or uncertain about how to move forward in your life? Sometimes we find ourselves stuck in patterns that are not serving us, feeling like we don’t measure up to others expectations or held back by a fear of being judged or criticized. I want you to know that it doesn't have to be this way. Life CAN get better. You deserve to feel supported by someone who truly gets it! Whether you're navigating a big life change, working through a complex dynamic in your relationship, or struggling with stress and burnout, I'm here to help you find the path forward that feels right for you.
(650) 374-0478 View (650) 374-0478
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Patricia Palmer
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, APCC
Verified
Los Altos, CA 94022
I believe that each person knows themselves best, and creating a safe, welcoming space allows for exploration and growth. My greatest tool is a curiosity about your life's journey, your struggles and accomplishments, your passions and fears. I use a person-centered approach so you or your child can build confidence and grow in the ability to meet life's challenges. I support parents through family sessions designed to build stronger family connections.
I believe that each person knows themselves best, and creating a safe, welcoming space allows for exploration and growth. My greatest tool is a curiosity about your life's journey, your struggles and accomplishments, your passions and fears. I use a person-centered approach so you or your child can build confidence and grow in the ability to meet life's challenges. I support parents through family sessions designed to build stronger family connections.
(408) 755-3557 View (408) 755-3557
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Elizabeth (Liz) Paolozzi
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Los Altos, CA 94024  (Online Only)
When we or someone we love is hurting, it can feel scary to think about reaching out for help. Maybe you've tried (perhaps for years) to feel better, and you’re still struggling. It can be hard to find a therapist you connect with who also has the skills to help you. I want you to know that there is hope, and that change is possible. I’m here to listen to you, understand your struggles and strengths, and to help you create a path forward, with clear steps toward a life you can thrive in.
When we or someone we love is hurting, it can feel scary to think about reaching out for help. Maybe you've tried (perhaps for years) to feel better, and you’re still struggling. It can be hard to find a therapist you connect with who also has the skills to help you. I want you to know that there is hope, and that change is possible. I’m here to listen to you, understand your struggles and strengths, and to help you create a path forward, with clear steps toward a life you can thrive in.
(650) 469-8960 View (650) 469-8960
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Darin A Conway
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PPSC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Los Altos, CA 94022
Working with individuals who feel they need some extra support to tackle challenges that life throws at them is my passion. I believe that through the relationship and work between client and therapist, behaviors can be adjusted, relationships can be mended, unhealthy coping skills can be identified and reworked, and healthy change can occur. I create a safe, comfortable therapeutic environment where individuals can succeed in making positive growth in their lives. Taking a straightforward, honest, relaxed and empathetic approach to supporting clients frees clients to open up, discover their strengths and make the most of therapy.
Working with individuals who feel they need some extra support to tackle challenges that life throws at them is my passion. I believe that through the relationship and work between client and therapist, behaviors can be adjusted, relationships can be mended, unhealthy coping skills can be identified and reworked, and healthy change can occur. I create a safe, comfortable therapeutic environment where individuals can succeed in making positive growth in their lives. Taking a straightforward, honest, relaxed and empathetic approach to supporting clients frees clients to open up, discover their strengths and make the most of therapy.
(650) 646-3309 View (650) 646-3309
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Anthony Lopez
Counselor, LPC
Verified
Los Altos, CA 94022  (Online Only)
I focus solely on males' and men's issues. I take an integrative approach and am trained in various forms of therapy. My niches include Christian Counseling, College Counseling, EMDR, multicultural struggles, depression, and anxiety. I am most sought for Christian Counseling, but I love working with non-Christians! My therapy style is Down to earth, Compassionate, Simple Language, Practical Examples, laid back, comical, and modern at times. I use plain language and simple examples. I maintain a relaxed and safe environment. I encourage people to be themselves and not put on a “front.”
I focus solely on males' and men's issues. I take an integrative approach and am trained in various forms of therapy. My niches include Christian Counseling, College Counseling, EMDR, multicultural struggles, depression, and anxiety. I am most sought for Christian Counseling, but I love working with non-Christians! My therapy style is Down to earth, Compassionate, Simple Language, Practical Examples, laid back, comical, and modern at times. I use plain language and simple examples. I maintain a relaxed and safe environment. I encourage people to be themselves and not put on a “front.”
(650) 910-6757 View (650) 910-6757
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Matthew Martin Serna
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Los Altos, CA 94022
Hello, how can I help? My passion is helping people find their inner strength. I have extensive experience helping people with depression, anxiety, and life transitions. Offering weekend appointments.
Hello, how can I help? My passion is helping people find their inner strength. I have extensive experience helping people with depression, anxiety, and life transitions. Offering weekend appointments.
(530) 292-8186 View (530) 292-8186
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Sonia Aldape
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CA91224
Verified
3 Endorsed
Los Altos, CA 94024
Hi and welcome.. I am a relationship, trauma and culture sensitive therapist in Los Altos, CA. If you feel that you are, are going through, have seen or lived through "too much," I offer you professional and compassionate support honoring your unique experiences, recognizing the courage it takes to seek help, speak your truth and trust someone new. I am passionate about helping you not just cope in life but find your way to lasting peace, liberation and healing through the power of your innate wisdom and our collaborative alliance. It would be a great honor to be considered as your therapist and a privilege to join you on your path.
Hi and welcome.. I am a relationship, trauma and culture sensitive therapist in Los Altos, CA. If you feel that you are, are going through, have seen or lived through "too much," I offer you professional and compassionate support honoring your unique experiences, recognizing the courage it takes to seek help, speak your truth and trust someone new. I am passionate about helping you not just cope in life but find your way to lasting peace, liberation and healing through the power of your innate wisdom and our collaborative alliance. It would be a great honor to be considered as your therapist and a privilege to join you on your path.
(650) 910-1486 View (650) 910-1486
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Karen Wride
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Los Altos, CA 94024
In many ways good psychotherapy is like a successful remodel, frequently resulting in a stronger and more spacious sense of one's self, lovely new rooms, remarkable views and better access to the world outside (and in). The journey of self-discovery takes courage, but increasing one's awareness of old limitations and obstacles, and developing the ability to gently and carefully dismantle and rebuild where necessary is incredibly rewarding -- often beyond what we can imagine. I believe that it's a collaborative journey on which we embark, moving together towards creating a more fulfilling and rewarding life for you.
In many ways good psychotherapy is like a successful remodel, frequently resulting in a stronger and more spacious sense of one's self, lovely new rooms, remarkable views and better access to the world outside (and in). The journey of self-discovery takes courage, but increasing one's awareness of old limitations and obstacles, and developing the ability to gently and carefully dismantle and rebuild where necessary is incredibly rewarding -- often beyond what we can imagine. I believe that it's a collaborative journey on which we embark, moving together towards creating a more fulfilling and rewarding life for you.
(650) 668-4089 View (650) 668-4089
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Dr. Rachael M Rosenberg
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Altos, CA 94024
Are you ready to rediscover inner peace, perhaps for the first time? Do you crave the confidence to embrace and express your authentic self? I'm here to guide you on this healing Journey. Hi, I'm Dr. Rachael Rosenberg, a dedicated therapist serving the Bay Area since 2009. My passion lies in helping girls and women reignite their path to becoming the person they aspire to be. Life often throws emotional curveballs, doubts, and challenges our way. I'm your steadfast companion in navigating the unknown, guiding you towards a place where you can feel truly grounded within yourself.
Are you ready to rediscover inner peace, perhaps for the first time? Do you crave the confidence to embrace and express your authentic self? I'm here to guide you on this healing Journey. Hi, I'm Dr. Rachael Rosenberg, a dedicated therapist serving the Bay Area since 2009. My passion lies in helping girls and women reignite their path to becoming the person they aspire to be. Life often throws emotional curveballs, doubts, and challenges our way. I'm your steadfast companion in navigating the unknown, guiding you towards a place where you can feel truly grounded within yourself.
(650) 435-4476 View (650) 435-4476
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Dr. Kevin Brock Phd
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Altos, CA 94024
I have worked with a variety of populations doing individual, couples, and group psychotherapy as well as psychological testing. My theoretical approach is based on a variety of methods, techniques and philosophies based upon both research and my clinical experience. I believe no one method of therapy can meet everyone's needs, so I employ a variety of behavioral, cognitive, interpersonal interventions, and problem solving strategies based upon your individual needs and goals. I take the approach that the most empathetic thing I can do for you is to help bring you closer to your personal goals.
I have worked with a variety of populations doing individual, couples, and group psychotherapy as well as psychological testing. My theoretical approach is based on a variety of methods, techniques and philosophies based upon both research and my clinical experience. I believe no one method of therapy can meet everyone's needs, so I employ a variety of behavioral, cognitive, interpersonal interventions, and problem solving strategies based upon your individual needs and goals. I take the approach that the most empathetic thing I can do for you is to help bring you closer to your personal goals.
(650) 276-4673 View (650) 276-4673
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Hila Teller
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Los Altos, CA 94022
I provide one-on-one therapy sessions, tailored to each client's unique needs and challenges. Through a warm and non-judgmental approach, I strive to create a secure space where clients can share their thoughts and feelings openly. I am sensitive to the impact of past traumas and approach therapy with a trauma-informed lens. I create a safe environment for clients to explore and heal from past wounds at their own pace.
I provide one-on-one therapy sessions, tailored to each client's unique needs and challenges. Through a warm and non-judgmental approach, I strive to create a secure space where clients can share their thoughts and feelings openly. I am sensitive to the impact of past traumas and approach therapy with a trauma-informed lens. I create a safe environment for clients to explore and heal from past wounds at their own pace.
(650) 502-6766 View (650) 502-6766
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Richard Wayne
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Los Altos, CA 94024  (Online Only)
Most of us want to solve our own problems, but at times getting help is the wisest move, speeding progress and often bringing desired changes we didn't realize were possible. I help you connect with your inner wisdom and resolve problems while adding skills that bring resilience and strength. My approach is compassionate, non-judging, supportive, and tailored to your uniqueness. Therapy helps with most life challenges because it's really about personal growth: getting better at handling what life brings, and helping the wise, powerful, authentic you come to the forefront, take charge, find meaning, and engage fully.
Most of us want to solve our own problems, but at times getting help is the wisest move, speeding progress and often bringing desired changes we didn't realize were possible. I help you connect with your inner wisdom and resolve problems while adding skills that bring resilience and strength. My approach is compassionate, non-judging, supportive, and tailored to your uniqueness. Therapy helps with most life challenges because it's really about personal growth: getting better at handling what life brings, and helping the wise, powerful, authentic you come to the forefront, take charge, find meaning, and engage fully.
(650) 667-7226 View (650) 667-7226
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Judy H. Smith
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Los Altos, CA 94024
Dr. Smith is a licensed clinical psychologist whose patients include adolescents, adults, and families. She uses insight-oriented and supportive techniques to help patients work through difficult events and feelings. While Dr. Smith defines herself as a generalist in the field of psychology, she does have areas of further experience, including but not limited to the following: Depression, Anxiety, Anger Management, Drug and Alcohol Treatment, Academic or Work Difficulties, Parent/Adolescent Conflicts, Family Conflicts and Resolution of Grief Issues. Dr.Smith also works with Transgender and Gender Diverse Children and Adolescents.
Dr. Smith is a licensed clinical psychologist whose patients include adolescents, adults, and families. She uses insight-oriented and supportive techniques to help patients work through difficult events and feelings. While Dr. Smith defines herself as a generalist in the field of psychology, she does have areas of further experience, including but not limited to the following: Depression, Anxiety, Anger Management, Drug and Alcohol Treatment, Academic or Work Difficulties, Parent/Adolescent Conflicts, Family Conflicts and Resolution of Grief Issues. Dr.Smith also works with Transgender and Gender Diverse Children and Adolescents.
(650) 383-3388 View (650) 383-3388
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Ruthie Ayzenberg
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LPCC, PMH-C, RYT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Altos, CA 94024  (Online Only)
If you are struggling with mood, anxiety, motivation, energy, sleep, preparing for or adjusting to a new baby, having relationship turbulence, or difficulties at work or school, I may be able to help. I work with a lot of college students, parents, and corporate workers to help gain clarity, resolve symptoms, build resiliency skills, and get unstuck from unhelpful patterns. I have a specialty interest and intensive training experience in prenatal and postpartum issues and enjoy helping moms and dads navigate the beginning of parenthood. As a yoga student and teacher, I'm a big fan of using yoga practices to assist with healing.
If you are struggling with mood, anxiety, motivation, energy, sleep, preparing for or adjusting to a new baby, having relationship turbulence, or difficulties at work or school, I may be able to help. I work with a lot of college students, parents, and corporate workers to help gain clarity, resolve symptoms, build resiliency skills, and get unstuck from unhelpful patterns. I have a specialty interest and intensive training experience in prenatal and postpartum issues and enjoy helping moms and dads navigate the beginning of parenthood. As a yoga student and teacher, I'm a big fan of using yoga practices to assist with healing.
(650) 667-8842 View (650) 667-8842
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Jenifer L Culver
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Los Altos, CA 94022
What do you want your life to look like? I have over 20 years of experience helping individuals find relief from depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, and relationship challenges to create the lives they want. My approach is active and present-oriented, focusing on treatments supported by research. I work from a cognitive-behavioral (CBT) perspective, incorporating mindfulness, interpersonal therapy, DBT, stress management, and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) depending upon the individual needs of my clients.
What do you want your life to look like? I have over 20 years of experience helping individuals find relief from depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, and relationship challenges to create the lives they want. My approach is active and present-oriented, focusing on treatments supported by research. I work from a cognitive-behavioral (CBT) perspective, incorporating mindfulness, interpersonal therapy, DBT, stress management, and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) depending upon the individual needs of my clients.
(650) 656-2601 View (650) 656-2601
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Debbie Marshall
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Altos, CA 94024
If making a baby is going to take more than the two of you... If you’ve waited to have a family... You have the dream job that you've always wanted. But now with your partner’s work schedule and travel, it's complicated. You know you are going to have to take some steps toward getting the family you want. You’re feeling so disappointed in yourself and your body. You’re so stressed, wondering why you’re body isn’t working and you’re trying to figure out what your options are. You know you want to have a family. You know you are going to have a family. But, you know you are going to need help. I can help you find your way!
If making a baby is going to take more than the two of you... If you’ve waited to have a family... You have the dream job that you've always wanted. But now with your partner’s work schedule and travel, it's complicated. You know you are going to have to take some steps toward getting the family you want. You’re feeling so disappointed in yourself and your body. You’re so stressed, wondering why you’re body isn’t working and you’re trying to figure out what your options are. You know you want to have a family. You know you are going to have a family. But, you know you are going to need help. I can help you find your way!
(408) 412-7203 View (408) 412-7203
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Natalie Poursohrab Wager
Psychologist, PsyD, MA
Verified
Los Altos, CA 94022
I am a board certified pediatric neuropsychologist by the American Board of Pediatric Neuropsychology. If there are learning, cognitive, social, and/or behavioral challenges, then a comprehensive evaluation will provide you with answers to why and recommendations on how to succeed. I have experience evaluating children as young as one for developmental differences to young adults who are pursuing higher education. My passion is to help students of all ages have successful outcomes despite learning differences, behavioral challenges, executive functioning difficulties, attentional problems, giftedness, and/or psychological barriers.
I am a board certified pediatric neuropsychologist by the American Board of Pediatric Neuropsychology. If there are learning, cognitive, social, and/or behavioral challenges, then a comprehensive evaluation will provide you with answers to why and recommendations on how to succeed. I have experience evaluating children as young as one for developmental differences to young adults who are pursuing higher education. My passion is to help students of all ages have successful outcomes despite learning differences, behavioral challenges, executive functioning difficulties, attentional problems, giftedness, and/or psychological barriers.
(650) 681-2898 View (650) 681-2898
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Claire V. Thomas
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
4 Endorsed
Los Altos, CA 94024
While our past can deeply impact our sense of who we are and the choices we make, it does not need to define us. With care, attention and a little practice, I believe that it is entirely possible to transform familiar but unwanted ways of thinking, feeling and relating. I enjoy helping individuals of all ages develop healthier ways of being that are built on a more compassionate relationship with themselves and those they love.
While our past can deeply impact our sense of who we are and the choices we make, it does not need to define us. With care, attention and a little practice, I believe that it is entirely possible to transform familiar but unwanted ways of thinking, feeling and relating. I enjoy helping individuals of all ages develop healthier ways of being that are built on a more compassionate relationship with themselves and those they love.
(669) 271-7490 View (669) 271-7490
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Cely M Queiroz
Marriage & Family Therapist, PAC, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Altos, CA 94024
Life sometimes presents us with challenges, and therapy is an opportunity to evaluate what is working, what needs change, and how to redirect our energy . As a licensed therapist, I am here to support you through our therapeutic relationship. I provide a safe, non judgmental and unconditional environment to explore. Together, we gain insight into troubling issues on cognitive, emotional and experiential levels. I can partner with you helping you move from contemplation to action. I can collaborate with you individually, as a couple, as parents, or as a family. View more at my site celytherapy.com
Life sometimes presents us with challenges, and therapy is an opportunity to evaluate what is working, what needs change, and how to redirect our energy . As a licensed therapist, I am here to support you through our therapeutic relationship. I provide a safe, non judgmental and unconditional environment to explore. Together, we gain insight into troubling issues on cognitive, emotional and experiential levels. I can partner with you helping you move from contemplation to action. I can collaborate with you individually, as a couple, as parents, or as a family. View more at my site celytherapy.com
(650) 651-5390 View (650) 651-5390
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Holly Adams
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Los Altos, CA 94022
Hi, I'm Holly Adams, a Licensed Psychotherapist with over 21 years of experience providing counseling to help people make meaningful changes in their lives. I help people with things like anxiety, depression, dipolar disorder, and coping skills, and I enjoy working with people dealing with cancer, autoimmune disorders, and other serious health issues. I tailor my therapeutic approach to meet your unique needs, drawing from various models of psychotherapy including, cognitive behavior, humanistic, solution-focused, and problem-solving methods.
Hi, I'm Holly Adams, a Licensed Psychotherapist with over 21 years of experience providing counseling to help people make meaningful changes in their lives. I help people with things like anxiety, depression, dipolar disorder, and coping skills, and I enjoy working with people dealing with cancer, autoimmune disorders, and other serious health issues. I tailor my therapeutic approach to meet your unique needs, drawing from various models of psychotherapy including, cognitive behavior, humanistic, solution-focused, and problem-solving methods.
(619) 349-6781 View (619) 349-6781

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Number of Therapists in Los Altos, CA

300+

Average cost per session

$200

Therapists in Los Altos, CA who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
88% Depression
85% Relationship Issues
78% Self Esteem
66% Trauma and PTSD
65% Stress
62% Grief

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

53% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
49% Optum
48% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Los Altos, CA see their clients

67% In Person and Online
33% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
19% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Los Altos?

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.