Therapists in Upper Rockridge, Oakland, CA

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Dr. Maya Florsheim
Psychologist
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Upper Rockridge, Oakland, CA 94618  (Online Only)
Hi there, I am a licensed psychologist dedicated to helping teens, adults, and couples achieve greater fulfillment and authenticity through insight-oriented therapy. I specialize in addressing a wide range of concerns, including: anxiety, depression, body image/relationship with food, LGBTQIA+ issues, masculinity, identity development, and relationship concerns. I am a self-reflective, curious, and empathic yet direct clinician, committed to providing a supportive and honest environment where clients feel fully seen and understood.
Hi there, I am a licensed psychologist dedicated to helping teens, adults, and couples achieve greater fulfillment and authenticity through insight-oriented therapy. I specialize in addressing a wide range of concerns, including: anxiety, depression, body image/relationship with food, LGBTQIA+ issues, masculinity, identity development, and relationship concerns. I am a self-reflective, curious, and empathic yet direct clinician, committed to providing a supportive and honest environment where clients feel fully seen and understood.
(510) 369-1522 View (510) 369-1522
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Julian Dodd
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Upper Rockridge, Oakland, CA 94618  (Online Only)
I view psychotherapy as a collaborative process between therapist and client, where the relationship is part of the healing process. My style is active, creative, and holistic. I will meet you where you are, not-judging, engaged and curious. I work with clients who struggle with anxiety, depression, trauma, shame, relationship distress, life transitions, and existential dilemmas (questions about the meaning of life, questions about dying and death). I also have experience working with individuals struggling with dual diagnosis (addiction and mental health issues combined).
I view psychotherapy as a collaborative process between therapist and client, where the relationship is part of the healing process. My style is active, creative, and holistic. I will meet you where you are, not-judging, engaged and curious. I work with clients who struggle with anxiety, depression, trauma, shame, relationship distress, life transitions, and existential dilemmas (questions about the meaning of life, questions about dying and death). I also have experience working with individuals struggling with dual diagnosis (addiction and mental health issues combined).
(415) 304-8603 View (415) 304-8603
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Anne-Marie Allerand Bloch
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Upper Rockridge, Oakland, CA 94618  (Online Only)
Do you find yourself anxious or depressed because you are not achieving your goals? Are you "stuck" in an unsatisfying relationship? Are you repeating behaviors that are self-defeating? I have many years experience in helping people identify their true needs and change their behaviors so that they can feel in greater control of their life. It is my belief that in a compassionate and supportive setting, painful and difficult emotions can be understood and integrated into oneself, providing a greater sense of well-being.
Do you find yourself anxious or depressed because you are not achieving your goals? Are you "stuck" in an unsatisfying relationship? Are you repeating behaviors that are self-defeating? I have many years experience in helping people identify their true needs and change their behaviors so that they can feel in greater control of their life. It is my belief that in a compassionate and supportive setting, painful and difficult emotions can be understood and integrated into oneself, providing a greater sense of well-being.
(650) 209-7608 View (650) 209-7608
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Rue Harrison Whittaker
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
Upper Rockridge, Oakland, CA 94618
Not accepting new clients
I offer short-term therapy speaking to your specific concerns as well as depth-oriented work aimed at increased self-awareness and satisfaction in relationships. Combining psychodynamic and transpersonal orientations, my approach is always determined by your needs and wishes. A variety of modalities, such as expressive arts, EMDR, mindfulness and hypnosis are to be found in my therapeutic tool kit. My years of experience have led me to develop confidence in the healing power of the therapeutic process. Let me help you take the steps to a more fulfilling experience of life.
I offer short-term therapy speaking to your specific concerns as well as depth-oriented work aimed at increased self-awareness and satisfaction in relationships. Combining psychodynamic and transpersonal orientations, my approach is always determined by your needs and wishes. A variety of modalities, such as expressive arts, EMDR, mindfulness and hypnosis are to be found in my therapeutic tool kit. My years of experience have led me to develop confidence in the healing power of the therapeutic process. Let me help you take the steps to a more fulfilling experience of life.
(510) 924-0124 View (510) 924-0124
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Frances Jones
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS
Verified Verified
Upper Rockridge, Oakland, CA 94618  (Online Only)
You've got some things going right in your life "on paper," but you still have fears: about the future; about changes on the horizon; about your relationships with your parents and maybe your children; about where your partnership (your marriage, your life, your career . . .) is headed. And there's still grief about time "lost" since 2020. And uncertainty about the unknowns.
You've got some things going right in your life "on paper," but you still have fears: about the future; about changes on the horizon; about your relationships with your parents and maybe your children; about where your partnership (your marriage, your life, your career . . .) is headed. And there's still grief about time "lost" since 2020. And uncertainty about the unknowns.
(510) 851-9540 View (510) 851-9540
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Sharon Testa-Harker, M.F.T.
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Upper Rockridge, Oakland, CA 94618
As my client you can expect me to be smart, sensitive, interactive, and direct while keeping and eliciting a sense of humor. Together, we will discuss those behaviors, interactions, and experiences that increase your stress. We’ll work on coping strategies to ease your pain and anxiety and increase your sense of satisfaction. My experience has led me to value self-direction and respect people of all ages. I know about the effects of violence, loss, chemical dependency and powerlessness, acute and generational trauma.
As my client you can expect me to be smart, sensitive, interactive, and direct while keeping and eliciting a sense of humor. Together, we will discuss those behaviors, interactions, and experiences that increase your stress. We’ll work on coping strategies to ease your pain and anxiety and increase your sense of satisfaction. My experience has led me to value self-direction and respect people of all ages. I know about the effects of violence, loss, chemical dependency and powerlessness, acute and generational trauma.
(510) 401-3721 View (510) 401-3721
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Grace Anna Walcott
Associate Marriage & Family Therapist, AMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Upper Rockridge, Oakland, CA 94618
I believe that therapy is a sacred space in which the client-therapist relationship can be reparative. I offer tools around self-regulation, body scan meditations, and other techniques to soothe the nervous system. If you are dealing with PTSD or past traumas I provide a safe place for you to unpack your feelings and memories, while learning to soothe and empower yourself. Two important factors in healing trauma are learning self-soothing while uncovering a narrative (of what happened) that makes sense to you.
I believe that therapy is a sacred space in which the client-therapist relationship can be reparative. I offer tools around self-regulation, body scan meditations, and other techniques to soothe the nervous system. If you are dealing with PTSD or past traumas I provide a safe place for you to unpack your feelings and memories, while learning to soothe and empower yourself. Two important factors in healing trauma are learning self-soothing while uncovering a narrative (of what happened) that makes sense to you.
(510) 757-1722 View (510) 757-1722
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Susan Lowe-Thomas, Psy.D.
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Upper Rockridge, Oakland, CA 94618  (Online Only)
As a psychologist, I support the nourishment of mental health and well-being where ever you may be in your life. The journey can be challenging. Patterns of thinking, feeling, and behaving help one navigate through life. Sometimes those patterns create barriers and overwhelming feelings. Conflicts, anger, confusion, people-pleasing, worry, and sadness may interfere. Allow me to use my life's learning and 13 years of clinical psychology experience to help you work toward your goals and find relief.
As a psychologist, I support the nourishment of mental health and well-being where ever you may be in your life. The journey can be challenging. Patterns of thinking, feeling, and behaving help one navigate through life. Sometimes those patterns create barriers and overwhelming feelings. Conflicts, anger, confusion, people-pleasing, worry, and sadness may interfere. Allow me to use my life's learning and 13 years of clinical psychology experience to help you work toward your goals and find relief.
(510) 491-0697 View (510) 491-0697
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Gabriella Kamara- Creative Therapist
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, APCC, NCC
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Upper Rockridge, Oakland, CA 94618
Being constantly in the trenches with your mental health without the right help, knowledge, or support can feel like a helpless battle. Using an integrative, creative and dynamic approach to therapy, my work aims to meet you in the darkness; rolling up my sleeves and joining you in the mud. Together, we will work together to get you free of the hole you find yourself in. As a therapist, I am known for both my compassionate wisdom and ability to get directly to the heart of the struggle- helping guide you towards your goals and dreams. Using a combination of top down and bottom up approaches, we will work together to find healing.
Being constantly in the trenches with your mental health without the right help, knowledge, or support can feel like a helpless battle. Using an integrative, creative and dynamic approach to therapy, my work aims to meet you in the darkness; rolling up my sleeves and joining you in the mud. Together, we will work together to get you free of the hole you find yourself in. As a therapist, I am known for both my compassionate wisdom and ability to get directly to the heart of the struggle- helping guide you towards your goals and dreams. Using a combination of top down and bottom up approaches, we will work together to find healing.
(213) 466-1480 View (213) 466-1480
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Calysta Watson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Upper Rockridge, Oakland, CA 94618  (Online Only)
Are you finding yourself feeling increasingly isolated and lonely, yearning for genuine connections and questioning your purpose in life? Perhaps you've reached a point where you're ready to make a significant shift in how you perceive yourself and how you navigate life's challenges. Anxiety may be taking a toll, and you're eager to make positive changes to enhance your mental health and overall well-being. In the process of self-discovery, you might be questioning aspects of your identity and searching for ways to cope with the complexities of life. You don’t have to navigate this journey alone.
Are you finding yourself feeling increasingly isolated and lonely, yearning for genuine connections and questioning your purpose in life? Perhaps you've reached a point where you're ready to make a significant shift in how you perceive yourself and how you navigate life's challenges. Anxiety may be taking a toll, and you're eager to make positive changes to enhance your mental health and overall well-being. In the process of self-discovery, you might be questioning aspects of your identity and searching for ways to cope with the complexities of life. You don’t have to navigate this journey alone.
(510) 804-2140 View (510) 804-2140
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Angela Shaiman
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Upper Rockridge, Oakland, CA 94618  (Online Only)
Telehealth Only - As a psychotherapist, it’s an honor to be a witness and facilitator to client transformation, resilience, and growth. My perceptiveness, compassion, and holding of a nonjudgmental space allow discovery and observation of patterns that may no longer be helpful. I see my work through a social justice perspective and understand oppression itself as a form of stress and trauma. As a mixed-race and multicultural person of African-American and Jewish ancestry, I honor experiences of intersecting identities and am deeply interested in intergenerational trauma and resilience.
Telehealth Only - As a psychotherapist, it’s an honor to be a witness and facilitator to client transformation, resilience, and growth. My perceptiveness, compassion, and holding of a nonjudgmental space allow discovery and observation of patterns that may no longer be helpful. I see my work through a social justice perspective and understand oppression itself as a form of stress and trauma. As a mixed-race and multicultural person of African-American and Jewish ancestry, I honor experiences of intersecting identities and am deeply interested in intergenerational trauma and resilience.
(510) 674-0948 View (510) 674-0948
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Sarika Bahl
Psychologist, PsyD, MEd
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Upper Rockridge, Oakland, CA 94618
Feeling anxious or a decrease in self esteem? Is your child/teen struggling or having problems in school? Looking for support to live the life you want? Psychotherapy can help you form a better relationship with yourself, your family, and others. I work collaboratively with clients, establishing a warm, empathic environment that feels safe and free of judgement. I provide individual psychotherapy and family therapy across the lifespan, and have training and experience working with children, adolescents, parents, and individual adult clients. I offer office (Berkeley), walk & talk (East Bay) and virtual (anywhere in CA) appts.
Feeling anxious or a decrease in self esteem? Is your child/teen struggling or having problems in school? Looking for support to live the life you want? Psychotherapy can help you form a better relationship with yourself, your family, and others. I work collaboratively with clients, establishing a warm, empathic environment that feels safe and free of judgement. I provide individual psychotherapy and family therapy across the lifespan, and have training and experience working with children, adolescents, parents, and individual adult clients. I offer office (Berkeley), walk & talk (East Bay) and virtual (anywhere in CA) appts.
(510) 241-4323 View (510) 241-4323
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Anna Kelleher
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Upper Rockridge, Oakland, CA 94618
My name is Anna Kelleher and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in Oakland, California and working with clients statewide via telehealth. I am also a Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher (ID 2133). I work with adults 50+ and specialize in grief, parenting, and life transitions, using mindfulness-based cognitive behavioral and strength-based therapies to help my clients live in alignment with their goals and values. I have found my style is a good fit for adults who are facing life transitions and loss. This often takes the form of questioning how to cope, exploring identity, and a desire for new meaning and purpose.
My name is Anna Kelleher and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in Oakland, California and working with clients statewide via telehealth. I am also a Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher (ID 2133). I work with adults 50+ and specialize in grief, parenting, and life transitions, using mindfulness-based cognitive behavioral and strength-based therapies to help my clients live in alignment with their goals and values. I have found my style is a good fit for adults who are facing life transitions and loss. This often takes the form of questioning how to cope, exploring identity, and a desire for new meaning and purpose.
(951) 724-3712 View (951) 724-3712
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Jim Rosati
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Upper Rockridge, Oakland, CA 94618
Not accepting new clients
Move toward an authentic, more rewarding, life. Whether you're struggling with the same problems over and over, or just can't shake the feeling that something is missing from your life, my unique blend of supportive and exploratory psychotherapy can help. Uncover and change unconscious patterns of thinking, feeling, and relating that may have served you at one time in your life, but now block you from living with spontaneity, creativity, and zest.
Move toward an authentic, more rewarding, life. Whether you're struggling with the same problems over and over, or just can't shake the feeling that something is missing from your life, my unique blend of supportive and exploratory psychotherapy can help. Uncover and change unconscious patterns of thinking, feeling, and relating that may have served you at one time in your life, but now block you from living with spontaneity, creativity, and zest.
(510) 698-9705 View (510) 698-9705
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Brandon Worden
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Upper Rockridge, Oakland, CA 94618
I provide depth-oriented psychotherapy for people from all walks of life who are struggling with a loss of meaning, confusion about one's place in the world and spiritual stagnation. This could manifest in hopelessness about one's career, a life crisis, various depressions and anxieties, loneliness and isolation, or feeling stuck in a relationship, too frozen to make a change.
I provide depth-oriented psychotherapy for people from all walks of life who are struggling with a loss of meaning, confusion about one's place in the world and spiritual stagnation. This could manifest in hopelessness about one's career, a life crisis, various depressions and anxieties, loneliness and isolation, or feeling stuck in a relationship, too frozen to make a change.
(415) 801-3725 View (415) 801-3725
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Carmen Aceves-Iñiguez
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Upper Rockridge, Oakland, CA 94618  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
**Women, BIPOC, and the Queer & Trans community are the heart of my practice.** You are a high achiever, successful, & persevering. Despite outward signs of success – ‘being the first in your family to ___' or 'having made it’ – you are suffering from imposter syndrome, low self-worth, and non-acceptance (yours or your family). You're longing for relief from high-stress levels, crushing anxiety, or depression. Your relationships are strained & you have difficulty setting boundaries. You feel like nobody understands you. You don't feel truly seen. You rely on avoidance to escape feeling this way. Except that it's no longer working.
**Women, BIPOC, and the Queer & Trans community are the heart of my practice.** You are a high achiever, successful, & persevering. Despite outward signs of success – ‘being the first in your family to ___' or 'having made it’ – you are suffering from imposter syndrome, low self-worth, and non-acceptance (yours or your family). You're longing for relief from high-stress levels, crushing anxiety, or depression. Your relationships are strained & you have difficulty setting boundaries. You feel like nobody understands you. You don't feel truly seen. You rely on avoidance to escape feeling this way. Except that it's no longer working.
(510) 592-6284 View (510) 592-6284
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Danielle Dekker
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Upper Rockridge, Oakland, CA 94618
It’s not always easy to ask for help. It often takes courage to recognize that something is off and that your feelings and behaviors have overwhelmed your resources to cope. You may have already put considerable time and energy into your wellness and yet are baffled by why it is that you still are experiencing things like negative beliefs about yourself, overwhelming emotions, knee-jerk emotional reactions, difficulty having the kind of relationships or work you truly want, or why it is that you engage in self-destructive behavior. I'm here to help you gain freedom from these patterns so that you can live the life you deserve.
It’s not always easy to ask for help. It often takes courage to recognize that something is off and that your feelings and behaviors have overwhelmed your resources to cope. You may have already put considerable time and energy into your wellness and yet are baffled by why it is that you still are experiencing things like negative beliefs about yourself, overwhelming emotions, knee-jerk emotional reactions, difficulty having the kind of relationships or work you truly want, or why it is that you engage in self-destructive behavior. I'm here to help you gain freedom from these patterns so that you can live the life you deserve.
(510) 738-3669 View (510) 738-3669
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Christine Valdez
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Upper Rockridge, Oakland, CA 94618  (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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Adriana N Taranta
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified Verified
Upper Rockridge, Oakland, CA 94618
Are you concerned about your child’s behavior? Are you struggling to understand what is happening for your child? Are you finding parenting overwhelming? I work with children and parents to help them make meaning of life’s challenges and work with children and parents, both individually and together. I bring more than twenty years of experience providing therapy, consultation, and assessments with children and their families to my clinical practice. I have experience working with children and families around many issues including, loss, attachment, adoption, anxiety, depression, atypical development, learning differences and trauma.
Are you concerned about your child’s behavior? Are you struggling to understand what is happening for your child? Are you finding parenting overwhelming? I work with children and parents to help them make meaning of life’s challenges and work with children and parents, both individually and together. I bring more than twenty years of experience providing therapy, consultation, and assessments with children and their families to my clinical practice. I have experience working with children and families around many issues including, loss, attachment, adoption, anxiety, depression, atypical development, learning differences and trauma.
(510) 661-3529 View (510) 661-3529
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Juliana Ybarra
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Upper Rockridge, Oakland, CA 94618
Hi and welcome! My name is Dr. Juliana Ybarra and I am a multiethnic (Latinx, Black, Potawatomi, and Italian) queer psychologist. I have over 15 years of experience in the mental health field working with adults, teens, and families. I've held positions as a program director, clinical supervisor, trainer, and psychologist at various non-profits around the Bay Area.
Hi and welcome! My name is Dr. Juliana Ybarra and I am a multiethnic (Latinx, Black, Potawatomi, and Italian) queer psychologist. I have over 15 years of experience in the mental health field working with adults, teens, and families. I've held positions as a program director, clinical supervisor, trainer, and psychologist at various non-profits around the Bay Area.
(510) 630-1260 View (510) 630-1260
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Number of Therapists in Upper Rockridge, Oakland, CA

20+

Average cost per session

$200

Therapists in Upper Rockridge, Oakland, CA who prioritize treating:

96% Depression
92% Anxiety
84% Self Esteem
80% Relationship Issues
76% Trauma and PTSD
68% Women's Issues
68% Stress

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

50% Other
40% Anthem | Elevance
30% Aetna

How Therapists in Upper Rockridge, Oakland, CA see their clients

60% In Person and Online
40% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
12% Male
4% Non-Binary
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How can I find a therapist in Upper Rockridge, 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.