Therapists in Montclair, Oakland, CA

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Stephanie Kaufman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Montclair, Oakland, CA 94611
Not accepting new clients
In every phase of life, we are presented with new challenges: stress, issues at work, challenging relationships, feeling stuck, depression, difficulties with your kids, difficulties with your parents, pain, loss, anxiety, fear. It is not always easy to manage these challenges when they come our way, and sometimes we just need some support in processing it all, and figuring out what to do next. Everyone needs support, therapy is for everyone. In my practice, I want to get to know you, understand your challenges, understand your needs, and understand your goals. Together we can work toward overcoming the challenges you are facing.
In every phase of life, we are presented with new challenges: stress, issues at work, challenging relationships, feeling stuck, depression, difficulties with your kids, difficulties with your parents, pain, loss, anxiety, fear. It is not always easy to manage these challenges when they come our way, and sometimes we just need some support in processing it all, and figuring out what to do next. Everyone needs support, therapy is for everyone. In my practice, I want to get to know you, understand your challenges, understand your needs, and understand your goals. Together we can work toward overcoming the challenges you are facing.
(650) 480-1920 View (650) 480-1920
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Katie Fenton-Strauss
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Montclair, Oakland, CA 94611  (Online Only)
Would you say that you are your own worst critic? When you beat yourself up inside, it's difficult to find joy in your work and relationships. Finally softening towards yourself will free up energy for you to fulfill your goals. I use mindfulness and IFS (Internal Family Systems) strategies to help clients do deep and meaningful work in sessions. "I learned a long time ago the wisest thing I can do is be on my own side..." -Maya Angelou. When my clients begin to truly be a friend to themselves, they notice positive changes in many aspects of their lives.
Would you say that you are your own worst critic? When you beat yourself up inside, it's difficult to find joy in your work and relationships. Finally softening towards yourself will free up energy for you to fulfill your goals. I use mindfulness and IFS (Internal Family Systems) strategies to help clients do deep and meaningful work in sessions. "I learned a long time ago the wisest thing I can do is be on my own side..." -Maya Angelou. When my clients begin to truly be a friend to themselves, they notice positive changes in many aspects of their lives.
(424) 352-7350 View (424) 352-7350
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Jennifer Howard
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Montclair, Oakland, CA 94611
My approach is grounded in Cognitive-Behavioral and Attachment Theories. I also incorporate the practices of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy). I aspire to meet clients where they are, and help each individual to work on his or her expressed goals. I enjoy taking this journey with clients to navigate some of their most difficult and challenging moments in life, to help prevent troubled kids or young adults from more serious trouble, and to help all clients who seek my support turn their life's biggest challenges into opportunities for growth and lasting change.
My approach is grounded in Cognitive-Behavioral and Attachment Theories. I also incorporate the practices of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy). I aspire to meet clients where they are, and help each individual to work on his or her expressed goals. I enjoy taking this journey with clients to navigate some of their most difficult and challenging moments in life, to help prevent troubled kids or young adults from more serious trouble, and to help all clients who seek my support turn their life's biggest challenges into opportunities for growth and lasting change.
(510) 878-6002 View (510) 878-6002
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Ben Geiger
Marriage & Family Therapist, JD, MA
Verified Verified
Montclair, Oakland, CA 94611
Do you find yourself stuck in painful ways of relating to yourself or others? I can work with you to recognize these patterns, understand why they developed, and loosen their grip on your life today. Through the therapy relationship, we can develop a trusting environment to explore your thoughts and feelings, personal history, and relationships. In this way, we can create enough distance from these painful experiences and ways of relating to allow for greater freedom and satisfaction in your relationships, work, and creative life.
Do you find yourself stuck in painful ways of relating to yourself or others? I can work with you to recognize these patterns, understand why they developed, and loosen their grip on your life today. Through the therapy relationship, we can develop a trusting environment to explore your thoughts and feelings, personal history, and relationships. In this way, we can create enough distance from these painful experiences and ways of relating to allow for greater freedom and satisfaction in your relationships, work, and creative life.
(510) 240-8977 View (510) 240-8977
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Rachel Eelkema
Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, MD, APCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Montclair, Oakland, CA 94611
What am I doing with my life? If that question resonates with you, we should talk. Existence is beautiful, sure, but it can also be very painful. I focus with clients on identifying sources of pain or unhappiness in their lives, and discovering effective ways to manage or eradicate these. Emotional agony manifests in many different ways, from substance abuse to depression, from burnout to existential despair, from anxiety to self harm and suicidal thoughts. We will explore your thoughts, feelings, and experiences together, and we will make things better.
What am I doing with my life? If that question resonates with you, we should talk. Existence is beautiful, sure, but it can also be very painful. I focus with clients on identifying sources of pain or unhappiness in their lives, and discovering effective ways to manage or eradicate these. Emotional agony manifests in many different ways, from substance abuse to depression, from burnout to existential despair, from anxiety to self harm and suicidal thoughts. We will explore your thoughts, feelings, and experiences together, and we will make things better.
(510) 650-1653 View (510) 650-1653
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Nicole Poell
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Montclair, Oakland, CA 94611  (Online Only)
Right now, you are doing something very courageous! You are taking the first step toward a more meaningful and rich life. You might sense that your thoughts and feelings are holding you back from truly living your life. You might have had traumatic life experience(s) that shaped your life in a way that is unfulfilling and terrifying. You might feel plagued by depression and/or anxiety, feel uncomfortable in your own skin or as if you are not performing to your best abilities. I want to commend you for taking this step and I would feel honored to be on this journey with you, helping you live a more satisfying, engaged and full life.
Right now, you are doing something very courageous! You are taking the first step toward a more meaningful and rich life. You might sense that your thoughts and feelings are holding you back from truly living your life. You might have had traumatic life experience(s) that shaped your life in a way that is unfulfilling and terrifying. You might feel plagued by depression and/or anxiety, feel uncomfortable in your own skin or as if you are not performing to your best abilities. I want to commend you for taking this step and I would feel honored to be on this journey with you, helping you live a more satisfying, engaged and full life.
(510) 849-6755 View (510) 849-6755
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Richard Austin Heafey
Psychologist, PsyD, MA
Verified Verified
Montclair, Oakland, CA 94611
Recognizing the need for help is challenging enough; finding the best clinician should be simple and straightforward. Regardless of who we are working with, our primary focus is on improving self-esteem, building self-confidence, and working to enrich the self-worth of each of our clients. The more faith a person has in their own abilities and innate uniqueness, the more they are able to engage with the world they live in, the family they belong to, and the life they deserve to experience. Put simply, we aim to improve the quality of life for every one of our clients.
Recognizing the need for help is challenging enough; finding the best clinician should be simple and straightforward. Regardless of who we are working with, our primary focus is on improving self-esteem, building self-confidence, and working to enrich the self-worth of each of our clients. The more faith a person has in their own abilities and innate uniqueness, the more they are able to engage with the world they live in, the family they belong to, and the life they deserve to experience. Put simply, we aim to improve the quality of life for every one of our clients.
(510) 617-5867 View (510) 617-5867
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Emily Johnson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Montclair, Oakland, CA 94611  (Online Only)
Starting therapy can be daunting. Perhaps you are in crisis and feeling overwhelmed. Or you have long meant to get help with an issue, but it feels hard to know where to start. I am skilled at helping people find the part of themselves that most urgently needs to be attended to.
Starting therapy can be daunting. Perhaps you are in crisis and feeling overwhelmed. Or you have long meant to get help with an issue, but it feels hard to know where to start. I am skilled at helping people find the part of themselves that most urgently needs to be attended to.
(510) 878-4537 View (510) 878-4537
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Chandra Eizabeth Hines
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Montclair, Oakland, CA 94611  (Online Only)
The journey of becoming and being a mother does not always look like we imagined. This time can feel overwhelming, lonely, and uncertain. I specialize in supporting women as they navigate the emotional complexities of infertility and the challenges of adjusting to motherhood. Whether your journey includes fertility treatments, coping with the grief of pregnancy loss, contemplating alternative family planning options, or struggling with the transition to your new role as a mother, I'm here to provide a safe and nurturing space for you.
The journey of becoming and being a mother does not always look like we imagined. This time can feel overwhelming, lonely, and uncertain. I specialize in supporting women as they navigate the emotional complexities of infertility and the challenges of adjusting to motherhood. Whether your journey includes fertility treatments, coping with the grief of pregnancy loss, contemplating alternative family planning options, or struggling with the transition to your new role as a mother, I'm here to provide a safe and nurturing space for you.
(510) 392-0092 View (510) 392-0092
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Natalia Rivera
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Montclair, Oakland, CA 94611
Feeling alone while surrounded by people intensifies the loneliness. No matter how much you try to do everything right, you somehow always feel like you're looking through a piece of glass. Maybe you've kept a few friendships but lost more than you can count without any reason provided. You'd rather be home than go out because socializing is exhausting. You've been diagnosed with anxiety, depression, or more in the past, and while some symptoms have subsided with treatment, it doesn't seem to fully leave you. You've always felt like an outsider even when you try your hardest to fit in.
Feeling alone while surrounded by people intensifies the loneliness. No matter how much you try to do everything right, you somehow always feel like you're looking through a piece of glass. Maybe you've kept a few friendships but lost more than you can count without any reason provided. You'd rather be home than go out because socializing is exhausting. You've been diagnosed with anxiety, depression, or more in the past, and while some symptoms have subsided with treatment, it doesn't seem to fully leave you. You've always felt like an outsider even when you try your hardest to fit in.
(510) 447-1494 View (510) 447-1494
Women's Support Groups
LPC Intern, APCC
Verified Verified
Montclair, Oakland, CA 94611
Our group members are recovering from a variety of challenges, including substance abuse, unhealthy relationships, loss, and grief. Group members are seeking a safe place to share their feelings and move forward at their own pace.
Our group members are recovering from a variety of challenges, including substance abuse, unhealthy relationships, loss, and grief. Group members are seeking a safe place to share their feelings and move forward at their own pace.
(510) 561-0796 View (510) 561-0796
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Gregory Dy - Couples Therapy-Depression Anxiety Treatment
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Montclair, Oakland, CA 94611
Are you feeling stuck, unhappy, or frustrated in your relationship? Do you want to improve your communication, intimacy, and trust with your partner? Or are you struggling with personal issues such as anxiety, depression, or low self-esteem? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you are not alone. Many people face challenges in their lives that affect their well-being and happiness. That is why I am here to hold space and unravel these challenges you may face. Whether you are looking for couples therapy, individual therapy, or both, I am ready to work with you and help you create positive changes in your life.
Are you feeling stuck, unhappy, or frustrated in your relationship? Do you want to improve your communication, intimacy, and trust with your partner? Or are you struggling with personal issues such as anxiety, depression, or low self-esteem? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you are not alone. Many people face challenges in their lives that affect their well-being and happiness. That is why I am here to hold space and unravel these challenges you may face. Whether you are looking for couples therapy, individual therapy, or both, I am ready to work with you and help you create positive changes in your life.
(510) 824-8472 View (510) 824-8472
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Unfold Psychology
Psychologist, PsyD, MA
Verified Verified
Montclair, Oakland, CA 94611
Unfold Psychology is a concierge therapeutic practice serving children, adolescents, families, couples and adults. Our Support Groups are dedicated to helping people of all ages achieve greater self-awareness and self-confidence.
Unfold Psychology is a concierge therapeutic practice serving children, adolescents, families, couples and adults. Our Support Groups are dedicated to helping people of all ages achieve greater self-awareness and self-confidence.
(415) 758-4137 View (415) 758-4137
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Joyce Griffin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Montclair, Oakland, CA 94611  (Online Only)
Trauma comes in many forms. It can be from childhood abuse, car accidents, toxic work environment, toxic relationship, racial injustice, war, rape, bullying, natural and manmade disasters like wildfires and earthquakes. You may have the symptoms of PTSD but not have explicit memories of the traumatizing experience. EMDR walks you through a series of steps to help decrease the symptoms of PTSD (nightmares, flashbacks, anxiety, insomnia, avoidance and hopelessness about the future). It also helps to map out a plan to deal with future triggers and gives a renewed and positive belief system about the self. I offer a free consultation.
Trauma comes in many forms. It can be from childhood abuse, car accidents, toxic work environment, toxic relationship, racial injustice, war, rape, bullying, natural and manmade disasters like wildfires and earthquakes. You may have the symptoms of PTSD but not have explicit memories of the traumatizing experience. EMDR walks you through a series of steps to help decrease the symptoms of PTSD (nightmares, flashbacks, anxiety, insomnia, avoidance and hopelessness about the future). It also helps to map out a plan to deal with future triggers and gives a renewed and positive belief system about the self. I offer a free consultation.
(510) 500-9760 View (510) 500-9760
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Aaron Wilson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Montclair, Oakland, CA 94611  (Online Only)
AUTHENTICITY, ALIVENESS, and CONNECTION are vital ingredients to living a healthy and meaningful life. Unfortunately these qualities do not always receive the proper attention needed to thrive. As a result, we develop coping strategies that often lead us to not getting what we want in life, leaving us feeling stuck, anxious, depressed, and hopeless. Therapy provides a unique opportunity to explore the unconscious patterns that keep us stuck. Therapy can help you make meaningful change to live the life you wish and to create the relationships you long for.
AUTHENTICITY, ALIVENESS, and CONNECTION are vital ingredients to living a healthy and meaningful life. Unfortunately these qualities do not always receive the proper attention needed to thrive. As a result, we develop coping strategies that often lead us to not getting what we want in life, leaving us feeling stuck, anxious, depressed, and hopeless. Therapy provides a unique opportunity to explore the unconscious patterns that keep us stuck. Therapy can help you make meaningful change to live the life you wish and to create the relationships you long for.
(415) 592-6652 View (415) 592-6652
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Jen Joseph
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CST
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Montclair, Oakland, CA 94611  (Online Only)
As a specialist in sex and relationship, people seek my help for a variety of sexual and relational issues including: recovery from infidelity, out of control sexual behavior aka 'sex addiction,' desire discrepancies, low-sex or no-sex marriages, sex pain, 'sexual performance' issues, challenges with ethical non-monogamy or a desire to open up a relationship, conflicts around porn or fetishes, religious sexual shame, arguing + communication issues, lack of intimacy, major life transitions and couples on the brink of divorce who want clarity and confidence about how to move forward.
As a specialist in sex and relationship, people seek my help for a variety of sexual and relational issues including: recovery from infidelity, out of control sexual behavior aka 'sex addiction,' desire discrepancies, low-sex or no-sex marriages, sex pain, 'sexual performance' issues, challenges with ethical non-monogamy or a desire to open up a relationship, conflicts around porn or fetishes, religious sexual shame, arguing + communication issues, lack of intimacy, major life transitions and couples on the brink of divorce who want clarity and confidence about how to move forward.
(415) 212-5329 View (415) 212-5329
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Anjuelle Floyd
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Montclair, Oakland, CA 94611  (Online Only)
Everyone is doing the best that we can. It's not always easy to see this. Life is challenging at best. It drains hope from our lives at its worst. When we are able to hold ourselves in the best light, life and the world take on greater meaning and purpose. I work to help clients accept they are doing their level best, while facilitating them to develop more self-compassion. Accepting ourselves without judgement allows us to the see the gifts that we are, and use our challenges as points of growth.
Everyone is doing the best that we can. It's not always easy to see this. Life is challenging at best. It drains hope from our lives at its worst. When we are able to hold ourselves in the best light, life and the world take on greater meaning and purpose. I work to help clients accept they are doing their level best, while facilitating them to develop more self-compassion. Accepting ourselves without judgement allows us to the see the gifts that we are, and use our challenges as points of growth.
(925) 478-3693 View (925) 478-3693
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Ariella Popple
Psychologist, PsyD, PhD
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Montclair, Oakland, CA 94611
Are you stressed, anxious or depressed? I will listen kindly and focus on your path to getting better. Together, we will identify reachable goals and a plan that you can commit to. This might include CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy), EMDR (eye-movement desensitization and reprocessing) or just talking and learning mindfulness and healthy habits. I believe in an integrative approach to wellness. If you want, we can do therapy while walking in nature.
Are you stressed, anxious or depressed? I will listen kindly and focus on your path to getting better. Together, we will identify reachable goals and a plan that you can commit to. This might include CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy), EMDR (eye-movement desensitization and reprocessing) or just talking and learning mindfulness and healthy habits. I believe in an integrative approach to wellness. If you want, we can do therapy while walking in nature.
(510) 681-0027 View (510) 681-0027
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Christine Valdez
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Montclair, Oakland, CA 94611  (Online Only)
Are you feeling paralyzed with overwhelming anxiety or shame? Are you stuck in negative thoughts and unhealthy patterns borne out of a traumatic past that deter you from making positive changes in your life for the future? Your suffering can end through transformative experiences in trauma-specific therapy. I strive to create a therapeutic environment where you feel safe, respected, and understood, and thus ready and open for change. You will develop a sense of safety in your body and relationships with others, learn to overcome overwhelming emotions and increase confidence in approaching life's challenges, and redefine your future.
Are you feeling paralyzed with overwhelming anxiety or shame? Are you stuck in negative thoughts and unhealthy patterns borne out of a traumatic past that deter you from making positive changes in your life for the future? Your suffering can end through transformative experiences in trauma-specific therapy. I strive to create a therapeutic environment where you feel safe, respected, and understood, and thus ready and open for change. You will develop a sense of safety in your body and relationships with others, learn to overcome overwhelming emotions and increase confidence in approaching life's challenges, and redefine your future.
(510) 478-9782 View (510) 478-9782
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Jack Fahy, PhD
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Montclair, Oakland, CA 94611
If you are seeking a deeper understanding of why you or your child struggles with focusing or learning, then I can help clarify what is getting in the way of reaching one's full potential. You may wonder if there is a name for the difficulty (e.g., is it dyslexia? ADHD?) or you may be unsure if having such a name would be helpful. More importantly, you are wanting a better sense of the strengths and weaknesses that you or you child have and what strategies and interventions would be most helpful.
If you are seeking a deeper understanding of why you or your child struggles with focusing or learning, then I can help clarify what is getting in the way of reaching one's full potential. You may wonder if there is a name for the difficulty (e.g., is it dyslexia? ADHD?) or you may be unsure if having such a name would be helpful. More importantly, you are wanting a better sense of the strengths and weaknesses that you or you child have and what strategies and interventions would be most helpful.
(415) 655-0174 View (415) 655-0174

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Number of Therapists in Montclair, Oakland, CA

30+

Average cost per session

$200

Therapists in Montclair, Oakland, CA who prioritize treating:

86% Anxiety
84% Relationship Issues
84% Depression
81% Self Esteem
70% Trauma and PTSD
65% Coping Skills
62% Grief

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

80% Other
20% Aetna
10% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Montclair, Oakland, CA see their clients

65% In Person and Online
35% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
21% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Montclair, Oakland?

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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.