Therapists in Fruitvale, Oakland, CA

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Christina Ting-Ting Shiue
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Fruitvale, Oakland, CA 94601  (Online Only)
I am a licensed psychologist with specialized training and experience in child, adolescent and family therapy. I work with people of all ages and life stages dealing with the high-pressures of life that can affect relationships or leave you feeling stuck or unhappy. I love the collaborative work of therapy and will work hard to help you identify changes that can be made to positively impact your relationships, career and self. Together, we can puzzle things out together, break down your goals into manageable steps and build a more fulfilling life. Sometimes, you need someone to help you get started and guide you to stay on course.
I am a licensed psychologist with specialized training and experience in child, adolescent and family therapy. I work with people of all ages and life stages dealing with the high-pressures of life that can affect relationships or leave you feeling stuck or unhappy. I love the collaborative work of therapy and will work hard to help you identify changes that can be made to positively impact your relationships, career and self. Together, we can puzzle things out together, break down your goals into manageable steps and build a more fulfilling life. Sometimes, you need someone to help you get started and guide you to stay on course.
(510) 726-6133 View (510) 726-6133
Photo of Doreen Meister, Marriage & Family Therapist in Fruitvale, Oakland, CA
Doreen Meister
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fruitvale, Oakland, CA 94601
I am dedicated to helping you live fully, love freely and express yourself authentically. Together we will work to build the skills and understanding to develop lasting change in your life. Any number of situations can cause you to feel lost, stressed, anxious, unable to relate to your friends, lovers, coworkers or even yourself. I understand how overwhelming these feelings can be, and how lonely you might feel. I can help. Therapy is a time for you to share your deepest feelings, thoughts, fears, hopes, and desires with someone who is whole-heartedly there for you, hearing and understanding you with compassion.
I am dedicated to helping you live fully, love freely and express yourself authentically. Together we will work to build the skills and understanding to develop lasting change in your life. Any number of situations can cause you to feel lost, stressed, anxious, unable to relate to your friends, lovers, coworkers or even yourself. I understand how overwhelming these feelings can be, and how lonely you might feel. I can help. Therapy is a time for you to share your deepest feelings, thoughts, fears, hopes, and desires with someone who is whole-heartedly there for you, hearing and understanding you with compassion.
(510) 358-4980 View (510) 358-4980
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Caitlin Rose Marvaso
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA
Verified Verified
Fruitvale, Oakland, CA 94606
Your body is always communicating information to you, and your emotions are the messenger. Maybe it's the consistent feeling of overwhelm, or the throws of depression. Maybe you are experiencing physical pain as a result of emotional pain. Whatever it is, I believe in the wisdom of your body and I want to help you become an expert at your own body language so that you can have more autonomy over your life.
Your body is always communicating information to you, and your emotions are the messenger. Maybe it's the consistent feeling of overwhelm, or the throws of depression. Maybe you are experiencing physical pain as a result of emotional pain. Whatever it is, I believe in the wisdom of your body and I want to help you become an expert at your own body language so that you can have more autonomy over your life.
(415) 366-1307 View (415) 366-1307
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Sarah DelMonte
Associate Clinical Social Worker, MA, ASW
Verified Verified
Fruitvale, Oakland, CA 94601  (Online Only)
Are you sensing a budding awareness in yourself of difficult patterns in your life that you wish to transform and grow through? It would be an honor to support you on your healing journey. I’m a therapist with a trauma-informed, client-centered lens and I utilize various creative modalities to help my clients experience greater insight, self-love, and balance in their lives. Some of the tools I use are art therapy, narrative therapy, meditation, dance movement therapy, as well somatic and sensory interventions. I also have training in SE, ACT, DBT, and CBT and these modalities influence my eclectic therapeutic technique.
Are you sensing a budding awareness in yourself of difficult patterns in your life that you wish to transform and grow through? It would be an honor to support you on your healing journey. I’m a therapist with a trauma-informed, client-centered lens and I utilize various creative modalities to help my clients experience greater insight, self-love, and balance in their lives. Some of the tools I use are art therapy, narrative therapy, meditation, dance movement therapy, as well somatic and sensory interventions. I also have training in SE, ACT, DBT, and CBT and these modalities influence my eclectic therapeutic technique.
(510) 880-1369 View (510) 880-1369
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Maura Darrow
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Fruitvale, Oakland, CA 94601
I have over 10 years of experience working as a clinician in a variety of settings. I am adept at working with patients affected by addiction, complex trauma, as well as depression and anxiety. I have also helped many people who have experienced medical trauma, as well as life-changing illness and injury. My counseling style is warm and engaging. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My approach is client-centered and trauma-informed, combining psychodynamic therapy and narrative counseling with mindfulness to meet your unique and specific needs.
I have over 10 years of experience working as a clinician in a variety of settings. I am adept at working with patients affected by addiction, complex trauma, as well as depression and anxiety. I have also helped many people who have experienced medical trauma, as well as life-changing illness and injury. My counseling style is warm and engaging. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My approach is client-centered and trauma-informed, combining psychodynamic therapy and narrative counseling with mindfulness to meet your unique and specific needs.
(510) 253-0677 View (510) 253-0677
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Rascal Roubos
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Fruitvale, Oakland, CA 94601
You are not your problems, the problem is the problem! Together we can begin to discern the difference and take action toward change. I am a white, genderqueer therapist dedicated to facilitating personal, interpersonal and collective healing through relationships and organizing. I specialize in supporting people experiencing issues related to boundaries, self-respect, burnout, anger, social/racial justice, healing trauma, identity development, existential questions, sexuality, gender identity, and life transitions. LGBTQ, poly, and kink identities welcome. More at: www.tidepooltherapy.com and www.traumaconsciouspraxis.com
You are not your problems, the problem is the problem! Together we can begin to discern the difference and take action toward change. I am a white, genderqueer therapist dedicated to facilitating personal, interpersonal and collective healing through relationships and organizing. I specialize in supporting people experiencing issues related to boundaries, self-respect, burnout, anger, social/racial justice, healing trauma, identity development, existential questions, sexuality, gender identity, and life transitions. LGBTQ, poly, and kink identities welcome. More at: www.tidepooltherapy.com and www.traumaconsciouspraxis.com
(510) 880-1858 View (510) 880-1858
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Kristin Fialko
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Fruitvale, Oakland, CA 94606  (Online Only)
We often find ourselves and bodies, on the path towards health after overwhelming experiences, trauma, grief or loss. Re-igniting our inner-fire and natural emotional balance can understandably be a challenge. Trauma-informed somatic psychotherapy can help! I take my role as a therapist, one who supports the client On their journey, as a facilitator of a sacred collaboration. I conduct therapy with an intention to process and move trauma (anxiety, depression and grief accompanying it) in order to restore balance between the mind, body, and spirit and reignite the internal fire.
We often find ourselves and bodies, on the path towards health after overwhelming experiences, trauma, grief or loss. Re-igniting our inner-fire and natural emotional balance can understandably be a challenge. Trauma-informed somatic psychotherapy can help! I take my role as a therapist, one who supports the client On their journey, as a facilitator of a sacred collaboration. I conduct therapy with an intention to process and move trauma (anxiety, depression and grief accompanying it) in order to restore balance between the mind, body, and spirit and reignite the internal fire.
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Abigail Pansacola
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fruitvale, Oakland, CA 94601  (Online Only)
Do you yearn for a better, happier life, but feel weighed down by stress, anxiety, or sadness? Do difficult thoughts and feelings prevent you from doing the things you need to do? You aren’t alone - it is so easy to become caught in a cycle of worry, depression, and negative self-talk, especially in these uncertain times. Along with the stressors that come up in our daily lives, other things can affect how we feel and function, including our upbringing, a relentless inner critic, feelings of disconnect, inherited wounds, and painful past experiences.
Do you yearn for a better, happier life, but feel weighed down by stress, anxiety, or sadness? Do difficult thoughts and feelings prevent you from doing the things you need to do? You aren’t alone - it is so easy to become caught in a cycle of worry, depression, and negative self-talk, especially in these uncertain times. Along with the stressors that come up in our daily lives, other things can affect how we feel and function, including our upbringing, a relentless inner critic, feelings of disconnect, inherited wounds, and painful past experiences.
(323) 366-4015 View (323) 366-4015
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Nicole Gwire
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LPCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Fruitvale, Oakland, CA 94601
I have a passion for working with and supporting people. I'm not the type of therapist who sits quietly, hands crossed, saying "mmm-hmm, how are you feeling?" I’m interactive, and will provide you with a confidential, comfortable and safe space for you to talk, ask questions, and share your feelings and emotions. Together, we will work to develop the tools to help you through this journey called life. With my compassion, support, friendliness, and added touch of humor we will team to work through the difficulties or problems you are experiencing. ***My website may have been hacked. Please ignore if different info appears.
I have a passion for working with and supporting people. I'm not the type of therapist who sits quietly, hands crossed, saying "mmm-hmm, how are you feeling?" I’m interactive, and will provide you with a confidential, comfortable and safe space for you to talk, ask questions, and share your feelings and emotions. Together, we will work to develop the tools to help you through this journey called life. With my compassion, support, friendliness, and added touch of humor we will team to work through the difficulties or problems you are experiencing. ***My website may have been hacked. Please ignore if different info appears.
(415) 347-8664 View (415) 347-8664
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Patricia Hart
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Fruitvale, Oakland, CA 94601
I believe that fulfilling relationships are the central component of growth and healing. In couples therapy whether you are struggling with sexual issues or problems with money, mess, time, work or children, I will focus on helping you develop a closer connection and greater security which will enable you to more effectively address your concerns. In individual therapy, I will work to develop an authentic, attuned therapy relationship with you through which we can understand and develop your capacity in your relational world with partner, children, parents, work, creative and spiritual quests on a path of growth and healing.
I believe that fulfilling relationships are the central component of growth and healing. In couples therapy whether you are struggling with sexual issues or problems with money, mess, time, work or children, I will focus on helping you develop a closer connection and greater security which will enable you to more effectively address your concerns. In individual therapy, I will work to develop an authentic, attuned therapy relationship with you through which we can understand and develop your capacity in your relational world with partner, children, parents, work, creative and spiritual quests on a path of growth and healing.
(510) 985-4507 View (510) 985-4507
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Roz Wright
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Fruitvale, Oakland, CA 94601
BAPTA is the only practice in the Bay Area dedicated exclusively to providing psychological and neuropsychological assessment. We offer a free initial consultation. BAPTA's psychologists work with a wide variety of clients, including children, adults and elders. Through the administration of state of the art psychological and neuropsychological tests we are able to evaluate for learning disabilities, information processing disorders, developmental disorders (such as Autism and Aspergers) and other types of cognitive dysfunction. Because psychodiagnostic testing is able to provide accurate diagnostics, it can assist treatment providers by offering recommendations for intervention that have a high likelihood of success.
BAPTA is the only practice in the Bay Area dedicated exclusively to providing psychological and neuropsychological assessment. We offer a free initial consultation. BAPTA's psychologists work with a wide variety of clients, including children, adults and elders. Through the administration of state of the art psychological and neuropsychological tests we are able to evaluate for learning disabilities, information processing disorders, developmental disorders (such as Autism and Aspergers) and other types of cognitive dysfunction. Because psychodiagnostic testing is able to provide accurate diagnostics, it can assist treatment providers by offering recommendations for intervention that have a high likelihood of success.
(415) 689-8802 View (415) 689-8802
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Tali Barr
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fruitvale, Oakland, CA 94601  (Online Only)
I believe that the most effective route to change and healing is through self awareness, I strive to work towards that end in all the therapy I do, both with couples and with individuals. I have found that there is no more powerful tool for breaking old patterns and affecting real change than self knowledge. With people who are curious and willing to look inward, I can help them do deep work and find out who they are and why they do the things they do..
I believe that the most effective route to change and healing is through self awareness, I strive to work towards that end in all the therapy I do, both with couples and with individuals. I have found that there is no more powerful tool for breaking old patterns and affecting real change than self knowledge. With people who are curious and willing to look inward, I can help them do deep work and find out who they are and why they do the things they do..
(510) 408-7798 View (510) 408-7798
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Kory Okun Orlanski
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
Fruitvale, Oakland, CA 94601
I understand you want to change something; possibly many things in your relationships, in yourself, and in your work and that you are both fearful and hopeful about coming to therapy. I will help you to resolve underlying conflicts, relieve symptoms, and discover what feels meaningful and enjoyable. My personal style reflects who I am in warmth, compassion, knowledge, and authenticity. I work with individuals, couples, and families, using an interactive approach that focuses on long-term psychotherapy as well as short-term strategic problem solving. Through this unique process you will achieve your goals and live the life you desire and deserve.
I understand you want to change something; possibly many things in your relationships, in yourself, and in your work and that you are both fearful and hopeful about coming to therapy. I will help you to resolve underlying conflicts, relieve symptoms, and discover what feels meaningful and enjoyable. My personal style reflects who I am in warmth, compassion, knowledge, and authenticity. I work with individuals, couples, and families, using an interactive approach that focuses on long-term psychotherapy as well as short-term strategic problem solving. Through this unique process you will achieve your goals and live the life you desire and deserve.
(415) 689-7663 View (415) 689-7663
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Molly S Mollin
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
Fruitvale, Oakland, CA 94601  (Online Only)
I have over 20 years of experience working with adults, children, adolescents, and couples in a variety of settings. My approach involves warmth, honesty, insight, compassion, and humor. My philosophy is grounded in the core Humanistic principles of genuineness, empathy, and respect. Through my work, I have helped people from diverse backgrounds achieve improved health and move toward greater satisfaction in their lives and in themselves. I encourage individuals to tap into their own inherent strengths to find new, and more constructive, ways of navigating life's problems.
I have over 20 years of experience working with adults, children, adolescents, and couples in a variety of settings. My approach involves warmth, honesty, insight, compassion, and humor. My philosophy is grounded in the core Humanistic principles of genuineness, empathy, and respect. Through my work, I have helped people from diverse backgrounds achieve improved health and move toward greater satisfaction in their lives and in themselves. I encourage individuals to tap into their own inherent strengths to find new, and more constructive, ways of navigating life's problems.
(415) 516-3641 View (415) 516-3641
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Marilyn R Margiotti
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Fruitvale, Oakland, CA 94601  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I truly enjoy helping people move from a depressed, anxious or troubled state of mind to one where goals are set and achieved, relationships are thriving, and one is engaged in life like never before. I love to help people understand why they are struggling or stuck in unhealthy patterns, and how to use that knowledge, along with their thoughts and feelings, to guide them to change for the better.
I truly enjoy helping people move from a depressed, anxious or troubled state of mind to one where goals are set and achieved, relationships are thriving, and one is engaged in life like never before. I love to help people understand why they are struggling or stuck in unhealthy patterns, and how to use that knowledge, along with their thoughts and feelings, to guide them to change for the better.
(415) 236-3069 View (415) 236-3069
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Kris Velasco
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Fruitvale, Oakland, CA 94601
By the time you get to this point, deciding you need help and seeking out a therapist, you have made an important first step towards feeling better. You may be going through a difficult time and do not know how to break out of it. I use my 15+ years of experience to help people through painful times and hard changes. I work collaboratively with you, prioritizing what you would like to work on.
By the time you get to this point, deciding you need help and seeking out a therapist, you have made an important first step towards feeling better. You may be going through a difficult time and do not know how to break out of it. I use my 15+ years of experience to help people through painful times and hard changes. I work collaboratively with you, prioritizing what you would like to work on.
(510) 284-2866 View (510) 284-2866
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Carla Vogel-Stone
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Fruitvale, Oakland, CA 94601
I'm not the stereotypical therapist who will listen to you and then reply with "Uhmm hmm. And how does that make you feel?" I prefer to be real, interactive and engage in a conversation with you. My hope is that collaboratively we can generate creative solutions to the issues that brought you in to my office. I enjoy working with individuals, couples and families. I believe that people are more than the sum of their problems and I approach my relationship with you from this perspective.
I'm not the stereotypical therapist who will listen to you and then reply with "Uhmm hmm. And how does that make you feel?" I prefer to be real, interactive and engage in a conversation with you. My hope is that collaboratively we can generate creative solutions to the issues that brought you in to my office. I enjoy working with individuals, couples and families. I believe that people are more than the sum of their problems and I approach my relationship with you from this perspective.
(510) 470-5760 View (510) 470-5760
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Vivek Anand
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MArch, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fruitvale, Oakland, CA 94601
You are hurting, or anxious, are considering psychotherapy and whether to trust me to facilitate your healing. My experience with adults, couples and children will support your inner journey and that of loved ones. We will create space for you to contemplate internal, external and relationship challenges. Through an attuned therapeutic relationship, I will help you address internal challenges - depression, anxiety and trauma. Empathically, I help you face external challenges - discrimination, immigration and life transitions. I also support you in navigating relationships, in which your internal worlds connect with those of others.
You are hurting, or anxious, are considering psychotherapy and whether to trust me to facilitate your healing. My experience with adults, couples and children will support your inner journey and that of loved ones. We will create space for you to contemplate internal, external and relationship challenges. Through an attuned therapeutic relationship, I will help you address internal challenges - depression, anxiety and trauma. Empathically, I help you face external challenges - discrimination, immigration and life transitions. I also support you in navigating relationships, in which your internal worlds connect with those of others.
(415) 965-7434 View (415) 965-7434
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Maxwell Keller
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fruitvale, Oakland, CA 94601
Are you struggling with emotional distress, psychological injury or addiction as a result of childhood trauma or abuse? I specialize in helping young people, adults,and their Families rebound and recover from unresolved trauma and abuse, addiction and compulsive behaviors, stress and anxiety, grief and loss, relationship and intimacy issues.
Are you struggling with emotional distress, psychological injury or addiction as a result of childhood trauma or abuse? I specialize in helping young people, adults,and their Families rebound and recover from unresolved trauma and abuse, addiction and compulsive behaviors, stress and anxiety, grief and loss, relationship and intimacy issues.
(415) 413-7697 View (415) 413-7697
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Tom Wooldridge
Psychologist, PsyD, ABPP, FIPA, CEDS-S
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Fruitvale, Oakland, CA 94601
Patients come to me with a wide range of difficulties and consistently tell me that my responsive and interactive style is helpful to them. You may already have a clear idea of the problems you want to solve. Or you may need time to explore your experience and to clarify what you'd like to change. I provide a safe space for this exploration to take place.
Patients come to me with a wide range of difficulties and consistently tell me that my responsive and interactive style is helpful to them. You may already have a clear idea of the problems you want to solve. Or you may need time to explore your experience and to clarify what you'd like to change. I provide a safe space for this exploration to take place.
(510) 860-4473 View (510) 860-4473

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Number of Therapists in Fruitvale, Oakland, CA

200+

Average cost per session

$180

Therapists in Fruitvale, Oakland, CA who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
86% Depression
82% Relationship Issues
77% Self Esteem
73% Trauma and PTSD
69% Grief
64% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

54% Aetna
41% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
38% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Fruitvale, Oakland, CA see their clients

58% In Person and Online
42% Online Only

Gender breakdown

73% Female
24% Male
3% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Fruitvale, 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.