Therapists in Marin County, CA

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Photo of Michael W Vurek, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Marin County, CA
Michael W Vurek
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Corte Madera, CA 94925  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Despite huge advances in modern technologies to extend life expectancy and increase physical comfort we have made only modest progress in relieving human psychological suffering that manifests as mood disorders and anxiety. It appears that many of our attempts to "fix" ourselves frequently backfire. My approach is highly collaborative and uses the most up to date discoveries in the field of behavioral science to help you "have a mind without your mind having you". Together we can help you gain flexibility that reduces suffering and learn skills that increase values-based living.
Despite huge advances in modern technologies to extend life expectancy and increase physical comfort we have made only modest progress in relieving human psychological suffering that manifests as mood disorders and anxiety. It appears that many of our attempts to "fix" ourselves frequently backfire. My approach is highly collaborative and uses the most up to date discoveries in the field of behavioral science to help you "have a mind without your mind having you". Together we can help you gain flexibility that reduces suffering and learn skills that increase values-based living.
(628) 227-5650 View (628) 227-5650
Photo of Julianne Guida, Psychologist in Marin County, CA
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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Pamela Lister
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, EAS-C, CATC
Verified
Corte Madera, CA 94925
My enthusiasm for recovery motivates me to create new opportunities for growth & healing for clients through Interventions. I have extensive experience with all aspects of Addiction and Codependency. I'm competent in individual, couples, family or group therapy. My background in mental health creates a good fit for identifying issues and safety concerns. I'm honored to share in my clients' journey toward the fulfilling lives they deserve.
My enthusiasm for recovery motivates me to create new opportunities for growth & healing for clients through Interventions. I have extensive experience with all aspects of Addiction and Codependency. I'm competent in individual, couples, family or group therapy. My background in mental health creates a good fit for identifying issues and safety concerns. I'm honored to share in my clients' journey toward the fulfilling lives they deserve.
(925) 401-3025 View (925) 401-3025
Photo of Linnae Ponte, Marriage & Family Therapist in Marin County, CA
Linnae Ponte
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Mill Valley, CA 94941  (Online Only)
"Truly, it is in darkness that one finds the light, so when we are in sorrow, then this light is nearest of all to us." - Meister Echkart. I am an integral psychotherapist who specializes in working with adult individuals and couples. My approach is person-centered, and I believe that clients benefit most from the truth that they, themselves, discover. My training is grounded in transpersonal psychotherapy, which is informed by depth psychology, existential/humanistic perspectives, and perennial philosophy.
"Truly, it is in darkness that one finds the light, so when we are in sorrow, then this light is nearest of all to us." - Meister Echkart. I am an integral psychotherapist who specializes in working with adult individuals and couples. My approach is person-centered, and I believe that clients benefit most from the truth that they, themselves, discover. My training is grounded in transpersonal psychotherapy, which is informed by depth psychology, existential/humanistic perspectives, and perennial philosophy.
(916) 866-7884 View (916) 866-7884
Photo of Molly Goodkind, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Marin County, CA
Molly Goodkind
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Sausalito, CA 94965  (Online Only)
As a therapist, I approach my work with warmth, humility, and curiosity. I view therapy as a collaborative experience, and as someone on my own mental health journey, I have a vast amount of respect and empathy for the folks I work with. While I prioritize the relationship and believe that all good work will begin with a strong connection, I do also like to focus on exploring concrete options for moving forward with a client’s goals. While therapy is certainly never easy, I do my best to create a therapeutic space that feels comfortable, non-judgmental, and hopefully at times even enjoyable.
As a therapist, I approach my work with warmth, humility, and curiosity. I view therapy as a collaborative experience, and as someone on my own mental health journey, I have a vast amount of respect and empathy for the folks I work with. While I prioritize the relationship and believe that all good work will begin with a strong connection, I do also like to focus on exploring concrete options for moving forward with a client’s goals. While therapy is certainly never easy, I do my best to create a therapeutic space that feels comfortable, non-judgmental, and hopefully at times even enjoyable.
(415) 980-2047 View (415) 980-2047
Photo of Arbella Odishoo Parrot, Psychologist in Marin County, CA
Arbella Odishoo Parrot
Psychologist, PsyD, MBA
Verified
2 Endorsed
Corte Madera, CA 94925
Life can be challenging for all of us. Careers, families, relationships, our health; all can provide joy but can also be sources of great stress and difficulty. As a licensed clinical psychologist, I will work with you to overcome the obstacles that prevent you from living the life you seek. These may include low self esteem, anxiety, lack of satisfaction in your professional life or marriage, depression, to name just a few. The relationship you and I forge will help guide you to improve your life, whether your needs be interpersonal, career related, parenting, or unresolved issues from the past.
Life can be challenging for all of us. Careers, families, relationships, our health; all can provide joy but can also be sources of great stress and difficulty. As a licensed clinical psychologist, I will work with you to overcome the obstacles that prevent you from living the life you seek. These may include low self esteem, anxiety, lack of satisfaction in your professional life or marriage, depression, to name just a few. The relationship you and I forge will help guide you to improve your life, whether your needs be interpersonal, career related, parenting, or unresolved issues from the past.
(415) 967-7202 View (415) 967-7202
Photo of Natalie Davidson, Marriage & Family Therapist in Marin County, CA
Natalie Davidson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
San Rafael, CA 94901  (Online Only)
I am both a therapist and an ordained Zen Buddhist priest working with all faiths and beliefs. In our work together I use and am trained in traditional psychodynamic, Gestalt and body oriented modalities and use mindfulness based practices helping clients become grounded in the present moment. My areas of expertise include working with couples in mindfulness and communication, resolving conflicts and differences in ways that lead to a new start. I am able to work with you on a wide variety of psychological and/or spiritual issues, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, separations and other life changes.
I am both a therapist and an ordained Zen Buddhist priest working with all faiths and beliefs. In our work together I use and am trained in traditional psychodynamic, Gestalt and body oriented modalities and use mindfulness based practices helping clients become grounded in the present moment. My areas of expertise include working with couples in mindfulness and communication, resolving conflicts and differences in ways that lead to a new start. I am able to work with you on a wide variety of psychological and/or spiritual issues, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, separations and other life changes.
(415) 912-1991 View (415) 912-1991
Photo of Kevin Lecy, Psychologist in Marin County, CA
Kevin Lecy
Psychologist, PsyD
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
Photo of Astrid Koltun, Marriage & Family Therapist in Marin County, CA
Astrid Koltun
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
San Rafael, CA 94901
Something is no longer working. You sense you have the capacity to experience greater ease and joy in your life. Through the therapeutic relationship, I provide a safe and nurturing environment, where we can address emotional blocks and patterns of behavior that are no longer serving. Through body awareness, mindfulness, and deep listening I will support your unfolding, bringing strength and clarity to your relationships and decision making. Whether you are struggling with a phase of life change, anxiety, depression, or unresolved trauma, I offer a warm and non judgmental space for the process of healing to occur.
Something is no longer working. You sense you have the capacity to experience greater ease and joy in your life. Through the therapeutic relationship, I provide a safe and nurturing environment, where we can address emotional blocks and patterns of behavior that are no longer serving. Through body awareness, mindfulness, and deep listening I will support your unfolding, bringing strength and clarity to your relationships and decision making. Whether you are struggling with a phase of life change, anxiety, depression, or unresolved trauma, I offer a warm and non judgmental space for the process of healing to occur.
(415) 886-2917 View (415) 886-2917
Photo of Ahria Wolf, Marriage & Family Therapist in Marin County, CA
Ahria Wolf
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
San Anselmo, CA 94960
Hello! I am a seasoned therapist bringing a warm, compassionate and embodied presence to our work. I value a collaborative approach, helping you to actualize your integrated Self and care for your vulnerabilities. Whatever growth edge you are walking on, I will meet you with care and compassion and wisdom to support your journey. I am trained in Trauma modalities, Somatic/Attachment, psychodynamic theories, grief and death/dying and am a certified Mindfulness meditation teacher. I am available for the integration of psychedelic experience as well, bringing a wealth of spiritual practice and understanding to support you.
Hello! I am a seasoned therapist bringing a warm, compassionate and embodied presence to our work. I value a collaborative approach, helping you to actualize your integrated Self and care for your vulnerabilities. Whatever growth edge you are walking on, I will meet you with care and compassion and wisdom to support your journey. I am trained in Trauma modalities, Somatic/Attachment, psychodynamic theories, grief and death/dying and am a certified Mindfulness meditation teacher. I am available for the integration of psychedelic experience as well, bringing a wealth of spiritual practice and understanding to support you.
(415) 881-1561 View (415) 881-1561
Photo of Morgan Elissa White, Marriage & Family Therapist in Marin County, CA
Morgan Elissa White
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Larkspur, CA 94939
You or your loved ones may feel anxious, unmotivated, misunderstood, rejected, sad and/or stressed. As humans, we experience difficult feelings from time to time, which is typically nothing to worry about. When these feelings become persistent, however - it can often lead to difficulty with self esteem, interpersonal relationships, and functioning well at work, home and/or school. In these cases it can be helpful to seek the help of a professional. There are no miraculous cures, but I believe psychological suffering can be reduced via the healing nature of the therapeutic relationship, when therapist and client are a good fit.
You or your loved ones may feel anxious, unmotivated, misunderstood, rejected, sad and/or stressed. As humans, we experience difficult feelings from time to time, which is typically nothing to worry about. When these feelings become persistent, however - it can often lead to difficulty with self esteem, interpersonal relationships, and functioning well at work, home and/or school. In these cases it can be helpful to seek the help of a professional. There are no miraculous cures, but I believe psychological suffering can be reduced via the healing nature of the therapeutic relationship, when therapist and client are a good fit.
(415) 671-9382 View (415) 671-9382
Photo of Amy Biesemeyer, Marriage & Family Therapist in Marin County, CA
Amy Biesemeyer
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
San Rafael, CA 94901
Is it hard for you to really value and love yourself, creating difficulties in your relationships or career? Are you overwhelmed and at the mercy of your thoughts and feelings? I will partner with you to address issues such as these and what is most important to you, with respect, compassion and insight. You can develop a greater ability to be in the present moment - where life happens. You can improve your relationships, your confidence to face challenges and your ability to make decisions. My greatest intention is to empower you to love and live your truest self!
Is it hard for you to really value and love yourself, creating difficulties in your relationships or career? Are you overwhelmed and at the mercy of your thoughts and feelings? I will partner with you to address issues such as these and what is most important to you, with respect, compassion and insight. You can develop a greater ability to be in the present moment - where life happens. You can improve your relationships, your confidence to face challenges and your ability to make decisions. My greatest intention is to empower you to love and live your truest self!
(514) 400-9341 View (514) 400-9341
Photo of Cheryl Groskopf, Marriage & Family Therapist in Marin County, CA
Cheryl Groskopf
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
San Rafael, CA 94903  (Online Only)
I specialize in working with adults experiencing depression, anxiety, feeling “stuck” or disconnected, and overall personal growth (including growth in self and relationships). Since every client is unique, I use an eclectic and holistic approach to help serve your individual needs. I provide a safe, non-judgmental space to help increase self-awareness and acceptance to honor your strengths, feelings, and needs. I use a collaborative approach in assisting you to look inward at yourself, relationships (past and present), and diving into the past to discover patterns and insight that keep you feeling stuck.
I specialize in working with adults experiencing depression, anxiety, feeling “stuck” or disconnected, and overall personal growth (including growth in self and relationships). Since every client is unique, I use an eclectic and holistic approach to help serve your individual needs. I provide a safe, non-judgmental space to help increase self-awareness and acceptance to honor your strengths, feelings, and needs. I use a collaborative approach in assisting you to look inward at yourself, relationships (past and present), and diving into the past to discover patterns and insight that keep you feeling stuck.
(415) 997-7820 View (415) 997-7820
Photo of Julie Miknis, Marriage & Family Therapist in Marin County, CA
Julie Miknis
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Corte Madera, CA 94925
I am a Marriage and Family Therapist, specializing in DBT, RO-DBT and CBT for adolescents and adults. I am committed to providing a safe and hope-filled space for my clients to explore their experiences and move towards healing and transformation. In a confidential, caring, and supportive environment, my goal as a therapist is to help clients work through the struggles they face that hold them back from living a life of happiness, purpose, and meaning.
I am a Marriage and Family Therapist, specializing in DBT, RO-DBT and CBT for adolescents and adults. I am committed to providing a safe and hope-filled space for my clients to explore their experiences and move towards healing and transformation. In a confidential, caring, and supportive environment, my goal as a therapist is to help clients work through the struggles they face that hold them back from living a life of happiness, purpose, and meaning.
(415) 943-4537 View (415) 943-4537
Photo of Kendra Gilberd, Marriage & Family Therapist in Marin County, CA
Kendra Gilberd
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Kentfield, CA 94904
There are times when we can feel overwhelmed in our life and our usual coping skills are not enough. We may be struggling in our relationships, work, with addictive behaviors or just a general sense of unhappiness or anxiety. Individual or couples therapy can help. I have a warm, collaborative and interactive approach to help you uncover the roots of the issue and help you heal and change the patterns that are blocking you from feeling a sense of connection and joy in your life, work and relationships.
There are times when we can feel overwhelmed in our life and our usual coping skills are not enough. We may be struggling in our relationships, work, with addictive behaviors or just a general sense of unhappiness or anxiety. Individual or couples therapy can help. I have a warm, collaborative and interactive approach to help you uncover the roots of the issue and help you heal and change the patterns that are blocking you from feeling a sense of connection and joy in your life, work and relationships.
(628) 888-1142 View (628) 888-1142
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Stephanie White
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC
Verified
Corte Madera, CA 94925
I believe the most important aspect of therapy is the relationship between the therapist and client. I strive to develop an honest, collaborative, and non-judgmental relationship with every client to facilitate openness and vulnerability. My goal is to guide and support clients in making meaningful, positive changes in their lives
I believe the most important aspect of therapy is the relationship between the therapist and client. I strive to develop an honest, collaborative, and non-judgmental relationship with every client to facilitate openness and vulnerability. My goal is to guide and support clients in making meaningful, positive changes in their lives
(415) 532-2663 View (415) 532-2663
Photo of Robin Gayle, Marriage & Family Therapist in Marin County, 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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Hamid Dadashi
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Sausalito, CA 94965  (Online Only)
As an experienced Marriage and Family Therapist, it is my privilege to work with individuals and couples who feel emotionally stuck in life due to present situations or past events. I support them in exploring their current behavior or past events which have been the core issues of unhappiness and anxiety. My goal in therapy is to help my clients to make changes by utilizing Solution-focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Inner Child Work, and other modalities.
As an experienced Marriage and Family Therapist, it is my privilege to work with individuals and couples who feel emotionally stuck in life due to present situations or past events. I support them in exploring their current behavior or past events which have been the core issues of unhappiness and anxiety. My goal in therapy is to help my clients to make changes by utilizing Solution-focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Inner Child Work, and other modalities.
(415) 763-6416 View (415) 763-6416
Photo of Lindsay Kittredge, Psychologist in Marin County, CA
Lindsay Kittredge
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Novato, CA 94949
People call me because they (or a loved one) is hurting; they want to sort things out, understand themselves, improve their relationships, feel better. Working with individuals, families and couples is the heart of my work and skill set. Therapy is work and a form of neuroscience coupled with compassion and therapeutic guidance that can re-establish health, balance and well being. You can change your brain and heal your heart; you can learn to understand yourself and improve your relationships. I meet you where you are and work with you to heal ruptures, grieve losses and be the best version of yourself in body, mind & spirit.
People call me because they (or a loved one) is hurting; they want to sort things out, understand themselves, improve their relationships, feel better. Working with individuals, families and couples is the heart of my work and skill set. Therapy is work and a form of neuroscience coupled with compassion and therapeutic guidance that can re-establish health, balance and well being. You can change your brain and heal your heart; you can learn to understand yourself and improve your relationships. I meet you where you are and work with you to heal ruptures, grieve losses and be the best version of yourself in body, mind & spirit.
(415) 802-1055 View (415) 802-1055
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Art Raisman
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
San Rafael, CA 94901
In 40 years of clinical practice I have come to think of what I do as a unique form of education. Psychotherapists "teach" not so much by telling people what to do (although good advice is often useful), but by helping clients to find the strength within themselves, and the needed support from those around them, to address the difficulties in their current lives in new and more effective ways. A therapeutic environment enables clients to develop a new way of understanding their life experiences that promotes higher self-esteem, increased capacity for intimacy, and greater effectiveness in work.
In 40 years of clinical practice I have come to think of what I do as a unique form of education. Psychotherapists "teach" not so much by telling people what to do (although good advice is often useful), but by helping clients to find the strength within themselves, and the needed support from those around them, to address the difficulties in their current lives in new and more effective ways. A therapeutic environment enables clients to develop a new way of understanding their life experiences that promotes higher self-esteem, increased capacity for intimacy, and greater effectiveness in work.
(415) 686-3342 View (415) 686-3342

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Number of Therapists in Marin County, CA

1,000+

Average cost per session

$192

Therapists in Marin County, CA who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
84% Depression
83% Relationship Issues
73% Self Esteem
67% Grief
67% Trauma and PTSD
61% Stress

Average years in practice

16 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

47% Aetna
37% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
37% Other

How Therapists in Marin County, CA see their clients

72% In Person and Online
28% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
19% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Marin County?

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.