Therapists in East Oakland, Oakland, CA

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Wes Rothstein
Associate Marriage & Family Therapist, AMFT
Verified
East Oakland, Oakland, CA 94601  (Online Only)
Throughout life, many of us receive messages that make us question our place or urge us to alter ourselves to fit societal norms. I work LGBTQIA+ and neurodivergent individuals who are working on self-discovery and unlearning as well as seeking answers to questions about identity, belonging, and authenticity. Whether you are grappling with aspects of personal identity, past or present trauma or oppression, or challenging relationship dynamics, we will work collaboratively towards positive growth. I also offer support for those seeking help around queer conception, infertility, family building.
Throughout life, many of us receive messages that make us question our place or urge us to alter ourselves to fit societal norms. I work LGBTQIA+ and neurodivergent individuals who are working on self-discovery and unlearning as well as seeking answers to questions about identity, belonging, and authenticity. Whether you are grappling with aspects of personal identity, past or present trauma or oppression, or challenging relationship dynamics, we will work collaboratively towards positive growth. I also offer support for those seeking help around queer conception, infertility, family building.
(510) 983-8157 View (510) 983-8157
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Rebecca Silverstein
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
East Oakland, Oakland, CA 94601
It's possible to have a fulfilling, meaningful and joyful life. I create a safe space for you to explore how your life experiences shaped your view of yourself and others. As a result of childhood abuse or neglect, intergenerational transmission of trauma and ongoing injustice, we can develop negative beliefs about our worth and what the world will provide for us. These often unconscious thoughts and behaviors helped you survive and even thrive but may not work well now. As humans, we go through many times of growth where we shed what doesn't fit, so we can become even an better version of ourselves.
It's possible to have a fulfilling, meaningful and joyful life. I create a safe space for you to explore how your life experiences shaped your view of yourself and others. As a result of childhood abuse or neglect, intergenerational transmission of trauma and ongoing injustice, we can develop negative beliefs about our worth and what the world will provide for us. These often unconscious thoughts and behaviors helped you survive and even thrive but may not work well now. As humans, we go through many times of growth where we shed what doesn't fit, so we can become even an better version of ourselves.
(415) 403-2734 View (415) 403-2734
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Laura Shames
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
East Oakland, Oakland, CA 94603
With over twenty years of experience, as a board certified LCSW, I have helped thousands of people find their way to an incredible life filled with purpose, love and happiness. By utilizing the client's inherent strengths and building on them to find solutions to challenges that help the client create their unique path. I earned my Bachelors of Science at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, acquired my Masters in Social Work in 1993 from Loyola University in Chicago and became a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in 1996 specializing in individual, couples and family clinical therapy.
With over twenty years of experience, as a board certified LCSW, I have helped thousands of people find their way to an incredible life filled with purpose, love and happiness. By utilizing the client's inherent strengths and building on them to find solutions to challenges that help the client create their unique path. I earned my Bachelors of Science at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, acquired my Masters in Social Work in 1993 from Loyola University in Chicago and became a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in 1996 specializing in individual, couples and family clinical therapy.
(323) 205-7088 View (323) 205-7088
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Chloe Lankshear
Marriage & Family Therapist, MEd, EdS, LMFT
Verified
3 Endorsed
East Oakland, Oakland, CA 94601  (Online Only)
If you are struggling with anxiety, self-esteem, setting boundaries or relationship issues and you really want things to change, but you're not sure where to start or what to do differently, then we could be a good match. I
If you are struggling with anxiety, self-esteem, setting boundaries or relationship issues and you really want things to change, but you're not sure where to start or what to do differently, then we could be a good match. I
(510) 592-6369 View (510) 592-6369
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Rachel Rosenfeld
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
East Oakland, Oakland, CA 94601  (Online Only)
As the daughter of a narcissist I am uniquely qualified to guide you through your own process of recovery. I specialize in Adult Children of Narcissists, Adult Children of Alcoholics, Codependency, Adult Children of Dysfunctional Families with an emphasis on early childhood survival and its effect on adult relationships, and couples. My style is interactive, engaged and non-judgmental. I offer individual sessions, weekly support groups and small group intensives (see website). Clinical training includes: Somatic Experiencing, EMDR, EFT &Pia Mellody's trauma treatment model, PACT & Gottman (for couples). Phone and Zoom available.
As the daughter of a narcissist I am uniquely qualified to guide you through your own process of recovery. I specialize in Adult Children of Narcissists, Adult Children of Alcoholics, Codependency, Adult Children of Dysfunctional Families with an emphasis on early childhood survival and its effect on adult relationships, and couples. My style is interactive, engaged and non-judgmental. I offer individual sessions, weekly support groups and small group intensives (see website). Clinical training includes: Somatic Experiencing, EMDR, EFT &Pia Mellody's trauma treatment model, PACT & Gottman (for couples). Phone and Zoom available.
(858) 240-8647 View (858) 240-8647
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CK Olivieri Blackmore
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, PhD
Verified
2 Endorsed
East Oakland, Oakland, CA 94601  (Online Only)
CK Olivieri Blackmore is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who approaches life with warmth, compassion, and creativity. CK specializes in relationship dynamics, post-traumatic stress disorders, and developmental life transitions. She is particularly adept at issues pertaining to the queer community and their loved ones. CK utilizes eclectic modalities such as CBT, DBT, EMDR, EFT, Gottman, and IFS to navigate the nuanced needs of her diverse clientele and the associated sexual and gendered concerns that arise. Blending insight-oriented and behavioral change practices, CK works from a quirky and truly innovative lens.
CK Olivieri Blackmore is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who approaches life with warmth, compassion, and creativity. CK specializes in relationship dynamics, post-traumatic stress disorders, and developmental life transitions. She is particularly adept at issues pertaining to the queer community and their loved ones. CK utilizes eclectic modalities such as CBT, DBT, EMDR, EFT, Gottman, and IFS to navigate the nuanced needs of her diverse clientele and the associated sexual and gendered concerns that arise. Blending insight-oriented and behavioral change practices, CK works from a quirky and truly innovative lens.
(518) 269-5458 View (518) 269-5458
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Greta Rosenberger
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA, MDiv, MS
Verified
East Oakland, Oakland, CA 94601
Therapy is Sacred Ground. People's hurts, dreams and hearts are sacred too. I honor the the courage it takes to face difficulties from the past and begin to live and dream again. I have years of experience helping people manage transitions and experience victory over past traumatic experiences. I advocate for and help guide clients to rediscover their personal resilience and internal resources to overcome difficult circumstances and issues (trauma, depression and anxiety). I am a calm, compassionate listener who enjoys celebrating your growth and helping you to embrace new meaning in your life with joy and courage.
Therapy is Sacred Ground. People's hurts, dreams and hearts are sacred too. I honor the the courage it takes to face difficulties from the past and begin to live and dream again. I have years of experience helping people manage transitions and experience victory over past traumatic experiences. I advocate for and help guide clients to rediscover their personal resilience and internal resources to overcome difficult circumstances and issues (trauma, depression and anxiety). I am a calm, compassionate listener who enjoys celebrating your growth and helping you to embrace new meaning in your life with joy and courage.
(510) 907-6055 View (510) 907-6055
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Maegan Willan
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
East Oakland, Oakland, CA 94601
Whatever you have lived through--healing is possible. I provide therapy for people living outside of the mainstream, whether because of values and ideals or personal identity. Therapy with me doesn't require that you or I believe there is anything wrong with you. Instead it is a place where both of us work collaboratively and creatively to develop an environment where you can take more and more risks to be yourself. It is a place to keep growing. It is a place to get real about what matters to you and what challenges you. Keywords: radical, queer, artists, activists, social justice, progressive
Whatever you have lived through--healing is possible. I provide therapy for people living outside of the mainstream, whether because of values and ideals or personal identity. Therapy with me doesn't require that you or I believe there is anything wrong with you. Instead it is a place where both of us work collaboratively and creatively to develop an environment where you can take more and more risks to be yourself. It is a place to keep growing. It is a place to get real about what matters to you and what challenges you. Keywords: radical, queer, artists, activists, social justice, progressive
(510) 248-4807 View (510) 248-4807
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learning differences
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT, MA, BA
Verified
East Oakland, Oakland, CA 94601
I can make a difference in your child's success in special education, IEPs, learning differences, navigating for parents whose children may need extra help in school, or having a negative effect on a young child who has lost their self-esteem and has a failure mentality and turns it into a child believing and feeling like they can succeed and has pride with knowing they can achieve success. Academic help is every child's right through a federal law that is already in place. Many parents do not know how to access these programs. These techniques or resources are tailored specifically for your child.
I can make a difference in your child's success in special education, IEPs, learning differences, navigating for parents whose children may need extra help in school, or having a negative effect on a young child who has lost their self-esteem and has a failure mentality and turns it into a child believing and feeling like they can succeed and has pride with knowing they can achieve success. Academic help is every child's right through a federal law that is already in place. Many parents do not know how to access these programs. These techniques or resources are tailored specifically for your child.
(510) 544-6263 View (510) 544-6263
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Virginia Zarinebaf
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LCPC
Verified
East Oakland, Oakland, CA 94621
Hi my name is Ginny Zarinebaf, She, Her, Hers I am a practicing LPCC for the last 10 years. My approach to our time together is through a strength base, compassionate trauma informed lens. My practices focus on models of Attachment, Trauma informed CBT, Somatic and Mindfulness. I am also a Certified Trauma Informed Yoga instructor. My approach to providing therapy is modeled through a strength-based approach, open communication and space for growth. I strive to ensure safety, flow at your pace and goal for our time together.
Hi my name is Ginny Zarinebaf, She, Her, Hers I am a practicing LPCC for the last 10 years. My approach to our time together is through a strength base, compassionate trauma informed lens. My practices focus on models of Attachment, Trauma informed CBT, Somatic and Mindfulness. I am also a Certified Trauma Informed Yoga instructor. My approach to providing therapy is modeled through a strength-based approach, open communication and space for growth. I strive to ensure safety, flow at your pace and goal for our time together.
(650) 889-7786 View (650) 889-7786
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Michaela Thompson - Be You Therapy and Consulting
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
East Oakland, Oakland, CA 94621  (Online Only)
Hello There. Life's challenges can feel overwhelming at times. I've been there too. My name is Michaela Thompson, and as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I'm here to support you through life's ups and downs. My California-based private practice, Be YOU Therapy & Consulting, provides a safe space for self-reflection and personal growth for professionals and adults. If childhood trauma, anxiety, depression, stress, mood changes, low self-esteem, or major life transitions have you feeling stuck, I'm ready to listen. My goal is to empower you to show up for yourself and develop the tools you need to tackle ongoing issues.
Hello There. Life's challenges can feel overwhelming at times. I've been there too. My name is Michaela Thompson, and as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I'm here to support you through life's ups and downs. My California-based private practice, Be YOU Therapy & Consulting, provides a safe space for self-reflection and personal growth for professionals and adults. If childhood trauma, anxiety, depression, stress, mood changes, low self-esteem, or major life transitions have you feeling stuck, I'm ready to listen. My goal is to empower you to show up for yourself and develop the tools you need to tackle ongoing issues.
(510) 617-1638 View (510) 617-1638
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Rebecca Kerr McWhorter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
East Oakland, Oakland, CA 94621
Hi there, I'm Rebecca McWhorter, LCSW has experience with all age groups within many multicultural settings. I start with where the patient is should they be suffering from depression, anxiety, trauma, and/or grief. My practice focus in on patient care. Patients typically enter therapy due to something that is having a negative impact on their quality of life. I assist them in identifying the root causes or behavior that are preventing them from living their best life. I utilize many different approaches to healing. I prefer to letting the patient vocalize their needs rather than tailor a patient to a plan.
Hi there, I'm Rebecca McWhorter, LCSW has experience with all age groups within many multicultural settings. I start with where the patient is should they be suffering from depression, anxiety, trauma, and/or grief. My practice focus in on patient care. Patients typically enter therapy due to something that is having a negative impact on their quality of life. I assist them in identifying the root causes or behavior that are preventing them from living their best life. I utilize many different approaches to healing. I prefer to letting the patient vocalize their needs rather than tailor a patient to a plan.
(442) 218-2807 View (442) 218-2807
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Celia Barry
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
East Oakland, Oakland, CA 94621
Hello, I'm Celia! My name is Celia Barry and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) based out of Waddell, Arizona, and working with clients statewide via telehealth. I work with adolescents and adults and specialize in anxiety, depression, and stress to help my clients continue in their journey to feeling better. I have found that my style and approach are a good fit for young adults and adults who may be dealing with the challenges and stressors of life. This often takes the form of stress, anxiety, and depression.
Hello, I'm Celia! My name is Celia Barry and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) based out of Waddell, Arizona, and working with clients statewide via telehealth. I work with adolescents and adults and specialize in anxiety, depression, and stress to help my clients continue in their journey to feeling better. I have found that my style and approach are a good fit for young adults and adults who may be dealing with the challenges and stressors of life. This often takes the form of stress, anxiety, and depression.
(805) 977-5505 View (805) 977-5505
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Jamie Mishler
Psychologist, LCP
Verified
East Oakland, Oakland, CA 94621
My name is Dr. Jamie Mishler and I'm a licensed clinical psychologist with over 10 years' experience in the mental health field. I'm passionate about supporting my clients as they grow through life's changes and transitions. I work with adults over the age of 18. I specialize in helping my clients through life transitions, depression, anxiety, and grief. I focus on my clients' unique strengths as they learn to navigate and grow during periods of challenge.
My name is Dr. Jamie Mishler and I'm a licensed clinical psychologist with over 10 years' experience in the mental health field. I'm passionate about supporting my clients as they grow through life's changes and transitions. I work with adults over the age of 18. I specialize in helping my clients through life transitions, depression, anxiety, and grief. I focus on my clients' unique strengths as they learn to navigate and grow during periods of challenge.
(213) 660-4664 View (213) 660-4664
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Angie N Branham
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
East Oakland, Oakland, CA 94601
I have extensive experience working with adults and children as young as 3. I specialize in helping children other therapists describe as "difficult to treat," including children who are traumatized, emotionally unregulated, physically aggressive, or have difficulty connecting with adults and caregivers. I will work with your child whose needs have not been met in schools or by other therapists. I help children through play, physical movement, games, art, and words. I help overwhelmed parents with sound psychological guidance. I have fourteen years' experience and I teach and train other therapists.
I have extensive experience working with adults and children as young as 3. I specialize in helping children other therapists describe as "difficult to treat," including children who are traumatized, emotionally unregulated, physically aggressive, or have difficulty connecting with adults and caregivers. I will work with your child whose needs have not been met in schools or by other therapists. I help children through play, physical movement, games, art, and words. I help overwhelmed parents with sound psychological guidance. I have fourteen years' experience and I teach and train other therapists.
(510) 756-2426 View (510) 756-2426
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Gia Stark
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, LPCC
Verified
7 Endorsed
East Oakland, Oakland, CA 94601
Waitlist for new clients
Thank you for reading this. Having a background in grassroots and non-profit work as well as teaching, so I am fiercely passionate about equity, social justice and liberation for all people. The therapeutic relationship is unique and radical --- your words have exquisite power and we get to think together about what they mean.
Thank you for reading this. Having a background in grassroots and non-profit work as well as teaching, so I am fiercely passionate about equity, social justice and liberation for all people. The therapeutic relationship is unique and radical --- your words have exquisite power and we get to think together about what they mean.
(415) 650-2651 View (415) 650-2651
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Kimberly Argil
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
East Oakland, Oakland, CA 94621
Hello, my name is Kimberly Argil. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. My approach to therapy is to create permanent healing within your life and avoid the "band aid" approach that we sometimes get stuck into. My therapy may be challenging but is so worth it in the end. My goal in therapy with all of my clients is to develop and enhance skills and techniques that will improve the overall quality of your life. This would include coping skills, emotional regulation, anger management, etc. Like I tell all of my clients, I'm helping you to build your "toolbox" for life.
Hello, my name is Kimberly Argil. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. My approach to therapy is to create permanent healing within your life and avoid the "band aid" approach that we sometimes get stuck into. My therapy may be challenging but is so worth it in the end. My goal in therapy with all of my clients is to develop and enhance skills and techniques that will improve the overall quality of your life. This would include coping skills, emotional regulation, anger management, etc. Like I tell all of my clients, I'm helping you to build your "toolbox" for life.
(562) 539-2867 View (562) 539-2867
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LaShante D Smith
EdS, LEP3842, NCSP
Verified
East Oakland, Oakland, CA 94601
Specializing in psycho educational assessment for a variety of needs; including, Autism, Dyslexia, ADHD, Emotional Disturbance, and other specific learning disabilities. An honest, culturally responsive professional committed to understanding my client's unique needs to develop an appropriate action plan.
Specializing in psycho educational assessment for a variety of needs; including, Autism, Dyslexia, ADHD, Emotional Disturbance, and other specific learning disabilities. An honest, culturally responsive professional committed to understanding my client's unique needs to develop an appropriate action plan.
(510) 826-5277 View (510) 826-5277
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Stephanie Guzman Lopez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
East Oakland, Oakland, CA 94621
My name is Stephanie A. Guzman Lopez; I am first generation bilingual (English/Spanish) Latina Licensed Clinical Social worker providing psychotherapy services in California. I use various therapeutic approaches to best support my clients in reaching their mental health goals. I am a client center and use Psychoanalytic/Psychodynamic, Solution Focused, Trauma Focused, and Evidence-Based techniques (such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) to improve the client's mental health.
My name is Stephanie A. Guzman Lopez; I am first generation bilingual (English/Spanish) Latina Licensed Clinical Social worker providing psychotherapy services in California. I use various therapeutic approaches to best support my clients in reaching their mental health goals. I am a client center and use Psychoanalytic/Psychodynamic, Solution Focused, Trauma Focused, and Evidence-Based techniques (such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) to improve the client's mental health.
(805) 429-8327 View (805) 429-8327
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Stef Bell
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
East Oakland, Oakland, CA 94601  (Online Only)
My ideology is inspired by the juxtaposition of American narratives, originating from the Deep South and Urban Midwest. Growing up in a Pro-Black, Christian Baptist home I learned how gender, sexuality, and white supremacy can greatly affect our culture, happiness and well-being. Early exposure to the mental healthcare system taught me that oppression can be as multi-layered and intersectional as the oppressed, and diagnosis will continue to be an act of oppression if it ignores cultural context, societal phobias, and systemic oppression. For a great number, our mental health is a representation of how we survive our social climate.
My ideology is inspired by the juxtaposition of American narratives, originating from the Deep South and Urban Midwest. Growing up in a Pro-Black, Christian Baptist home I learned how gender, sexuality, and white supremacy can greatly affect our culture, happiness and well-being. Early exposure to the mental healthcare system taught me that oppression can be as multi-layered and intersectional as the oppressed, and diagnosis will continue to be an act of oppression if it ignores cultural context, societal phobias, and systemic oppression. For a great number, our mental health is a representation of how we survive our social climate.
(510) 240-5906 View (510) 240-5906

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in East Oakland, Oakland, CA

40+

Average cost per session

$187

Therapists in East Oakland, Oakland, CA who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
93% Self Esteem
90% Relationship Issues
85% Depression
80% Stress
78% Trauma and PTSD
73% Grief

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

77% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
77% Optum
73% Aetna

How Therapists in East Oakland, Oakland, CA see their clients

73% In Person and Online
27% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
8% Male
8% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in East Oakland, Oakland?

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.