Therapists in Orinda, CA

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Robin Criner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW
Verified Verified
Orinda, CA 94563
Are you struggling with depression, anxiety, or stress? Are you adjusting to a new situation in your life? Robin is highly skilled at helping adults navigate challenges and build self-esteem in a safe, trusting and caring space where her clients can reach their goals. Robin has a background in behavioral health, making her particularly adept and helping clients navigate challenges with illness or their physical health. She has expertise in navigating grief and caregiver stress.
Are you struggling with depression, anxiety, or stress? Are you adjusting to a new situation in your life? Robin is highly skilled at helping adults navigate challenges and build self-esteem in a safe, trusting and caring space where her clients can reach their goals. Robin has a background in behavioral health, making her particularly adept and helping clients navigate challenges with illness or their physical health. She has expertise in navigating grief and caregiver stress.
(925) 886-2931 View (925) 886-2931
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Keith York
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Orinda, CA 94563
EXCLUSIVELY FOR COUPLES: I am a Level 3 trained Gottman Couples Therapist. I specialize in helping couples heal from affairs, trauma, and addiction. How I work with couples is evidence-based (well-researched) and designed to experience positive results within 12-15 sessions. I'll help you heal from severe trauma, conquer common communication traps, and renew your friendship in a way that self-help books and weekend seminars cannot. Your relationship can be stronger and more intimate following years of neglect and significant trauma.
EXCLUSIVELY FOR COUPLES: I am a Level 3 trained Gottman Couples Therapist. I specialize in helping couples heal from affairs, trauma, and addiction. How I work with couples is evidence-based (well-researched) and designed to experience positive results within 12-15 sessions. I'll help you heal from severe trauma, conquer common communication traps, and renew your friendship in a way that self-help books and weekend seminars cannot. Your relationship can be stronger and more intimate following years of neglect and significant trauma.
(510) 878-6534 View (510) 878-6534
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Jonna Cohen
Marriage & Family Therapist, M Ed, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Orinda, CA 94563
I am warm, honest, direct, and passionate about empowering my clients to discover the best version of themselves, creating the possibility of a more meaningful and fulfilling life experience. There are moments in all our lives when we feel overwhelmed and vulnerable by change. However, transitions in our lives can also create opportunity for growth and greater connection to ourselves and our environment. I can help you find greater joy and fulfillment in your life.
I am warm, honest, direct, and passionate about empowering my clients to discover the best version of themselves, creating the possibility of a more meaningful and fulfilling life experience. There are moments in all our lives when we feel overwhelmed and vulnerable by change. However, transitions in our lives can also create opportunity for growth and greater connection to ourselves and our environment. I can help you find greater joy and fulfillment in your life.
(925) 403-4553 View (925) 403-4553
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Dan Batiuchok
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Orinda, CA 94563
Life isn’t always easy. Sometimes, even the strongest amongst us need a little bit of help to work through some of life’s more challenging problems. Everyone has battles to fight and hurdles to overcome. Whether you struggle with anxiety, depression, self-esteem, or any other issue, you should know that there is hope for a better tomorrow.
Life isn’t always easy. Sometimes, even the strongest amongst us need a little bit of help to work through some of life’s more challenging problems. Everyone has battles to fight and hurdles to overcome. Whether you struggle with anxiety, depression, self-esteem, or any other issue, you should know that there is hope for a better tomorrow.
(925) 900-5218 View (925) 900-5218
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Ciele Jupe
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
Orinda, CA 94563
If you are having difficulty in your marriage or relationship and want to address the root causes of these problems, I have more than thirty five years experience. If you have attempted to work on your relationship before, and want to restore trust, intimacy and vitality, and you have the desire to save the relationship you have invested in, I have a variety of approaches with which I can help. Many couples who have joined in this quest, have succeeded beyond their expectations. If you are an individual who desires a more fulfilling life, I can also help.
If you are having difficulty in your marriage or relationship and want to address the root causes of these problems, I have more than thirty five years experience. If you have attempted to work on your relationship before, and want to restore trust, intimacy and vitality, and you have the desire to save the relationship you have invested in, I have a variety of approaches with which I can help. Many couples who have joined in this quest, have succeeded beyond their expectations. If you are an individual who desires a more fulfilling life, I can also help.
(925) 254-9020 View (925) 254-9020
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Elizabeth Rae Walker
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MBA, MFT
Verified Verified
Orinda, CA 94563
Living a life where struggling is a regular experience is difficult to change, because no one wants to feel worse. Therapy helps by talking through what's happened, what feels wrong and what ideas you have about it, all which may be conscious or unconscious. What's unconscious surfaces naturally through our work together. Most people enter therapy afraid, because they don't know where to start or are overwhelmed because so much has happened. I can help you navigate this terrain to relieve pain, clarify thoughts and beliefs, and improve well-being.
Living a life where struggling is a regular experience is difficult to change, because no one wants to feel worse. Therapy helps by talking through what's happened, what feels wrong and what ideas you have about it, all which may be conscious or unconscious. What's unconscious surfaces naturally through our work together. Most people enter therapy afraid, because they don't know where to start or are overwhelmed because so much has happened. I can help you navigate this terrain to relieve pain, clarify thoughts and beliefs, and improve well-being.
(925) 259-3986 View (925) 259-3986
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Valerie Rosenfield
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Orinda, CA 94563
Interested in Ketamine Assisted Therapy? EMDR, IFS, or Somatic IFS? Alone and together they are very powerful for depression, anxiety, PTSD, relationship issues, creativity, career and growth. Finding a good fit with a therapist can be a challenge. It can be hard to get a gut feeling online. Please watch a brief video on my website to get a sense of me! I specialize in working with people who feel stuck or believe that they have "tried everything." I provide psychotherapy, IFS, Somatics, EMDR, and KAP. I am Certified in EMDR and an Approved EMDR Consultant. In my office, you will find non-judgement and deep safety to heal
Interested in Ketamine Assisted Therapy? EMDR, IFS, or Somatic IFS? Alone and together they are very powerful for depression, anxiety, PTSD, relationship issues, creativity, career and growth. Finding a good fit with a therapist can be a challenge. It can be hard to get a gut feeling online. Please watch a brief video on my website to get a sense of me! I specialize in working with people who feel stuck or believe that they have "tried everything." I provide psychotherapy, IFS, Somatics, EMDR, and KAP. I am Certified in EMDR and an Approved EMDR Consultant. In my office, you will find non-judgement and deep safety to heal
(510) 962-8266 View (510) 962-8266
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Lisa Wright
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Orinda, CA 94563
Are you suffering from sleepless nights and unable to shut off your mind from stress and negative thoughts? Has stress been affecting your health and well-being? Have you felt stuck in terms of your ability to move toward your goals or have the life or career that you want? No matter what challenges you are facing, such as stress, illness, trauma, life transition, relationship issues, or loss, I can help you make the necessary changes to move toward what is most important to you in your life.
Are you suffering from sleepless nights and unable to shut off your mind from stress and negative thoughts? Has stress been affecting your health and well-being? Have you felt stuck in terms of your ability to move toward your goals or have the life or career that you want? No matter what challenges you are facing, such as stress, illness, trauma, life transition, relationship issues, or loss, I can help you make the necessary changes to move toward what is most important to you in your life.
(925) 270-1528 View (925) 270-1528
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Ryan Crochiere
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA, BA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Orinda, CA 94563
The most important journey you may make in your life is the journey of building an honest and compassionate relationship with yourself. From shame, pride, trauma, and introjected "shoulds" there are so many reasons that we often operate from a partial and compassionless understanding of ourselves. These blind spots can cause us anxiety, depression, addictions and a multitude of other symptoms that we mistake to be "who we are". I have faith in the human condition and the ability our heal into our own fullness. Therapy is the place to make this journey.
The most important journey you may make in your life is the journey of building an honest and compassionate relationship with yourself. From shame, pride, trauma, and introjected "shoulds" there are so many reasons that we often operate from a partial and compassionless understanding of ourselves. These blind spots can cause us anxiety, depression, addictions and a multitude of other symptoms that we mistake to be "who we are". I have faith in the human condition and the ability our heal into our own fullness. Therapy is the place to make this journey.
(415) 630-5506 View (415) 630-5506
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Kathy Macchi
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, #101014
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Orinda, CA 94563
I offer strategies and tools for College age students and adults experiencing anxiety, depression, self-harming behavior, and trauma. My highest aim as your therapist is to co-create a lasting and genuine healing relationship, one where you feel supported to express yourself authentically and make the changes necessary in your life to live, love and work wholeheartedly. My warm, genuine and practical approach allows us to move through difficult times and gain clarity about yourself and your relationships . All are welcome in my office and I see clients from 18 on up.
I offer strategies and tools for College age students and adults experiencing anxiety, depression, self-harming behavior, and trauma. My highest aim as your therapist is to co-create a lasting and genuine healing relationship, one where you feel supported to express yourself authentically and make the changes necessary in your life to live, love and work wholeheartedly. My warm, genuine and practical approach allows us to move through difficult times and gain clarity about yourself and your relationships . All are welcome in my office and I see clients from 18 on up.
(925) 259-3258 View (925) 259-3258
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Debra Jay Sheppard
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA, BA
Verified Verified
Orinda, CA 94563
I specialize in working with couples, parenting, parents with special needs children, young adults and grandparents. Family conflict, divorce, blended families who are undergoing a wide range of emotional, behavioral, academic, and relational issues need support and tools. Retirement, aging, caring for aging parents, caring for ill-loved ones, coping with life threatening illness and grief and loss are also important issues impacting life and family. Therapy can bring understanding, increase communication and create healthy relationships, life transitions and families.
I specialize in working with couples, parenting, parents with special needs children, young adults and grandparents. Family conflict, divorce, blended families who are undergoing a wide range of emotional, behavioral, academic, and relational issues need support and tools. Retirement, aging, caring for aging parents, caring for ill-loved ones, coping with life threatening illness and grief and loss are also important issues impacting life and family. Therapy can bring understanding, increase communication and create healthy relationships, life transitions and families.
(925) 357-9935 View (925) 357-9935
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Dr. Karlene Alves
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Orinda, CA 94563  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
In my practice of helping others strive for mental wellness, I believe in taking a holistic approach. I specialize in working with children, teens and adults with anxiety, depression and life transitions. I also work with parents in ways to effectively support their children and manage their own mental well-being throughout the parenting journey. In addition I have previously served hundreds of parents and their children in speciality areas such as teen anxiety, teen DBT, and pre-adolescence emotional regulation skill building. I also have specialized training in Perinatal Mental Health through Postpartum Support International.
In my practice of helping others strive for mental wellness, I believe in taking a holistic approach. I specialize in working with children, teens and adults with anxiety, depression and life transitions. I also work with parents in ways to effectively support their children and manage their own mental well-being throughout the parenting journey. In addition I have previously served hundreds of parents and their children in speciality areas such as teen anxiety, teen DBT, and pre-adolescence emotional regulation skill building. I also have specialized training in Perinatal Mental Health through Postpartum Support International.
(925) 248-3421 View (925) 248-3421
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Robin Criner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MA
Verified Verified
Orinda, CA 94563  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, or grief? Perhaps you are trying to cope with an acute or chronic illness. Are you a caregiver taking care of an ill loved one looking for support? Robin is passionate about helping adults move through difficult life transitions, especially grief and changes related to medical conditions. In addition to her specialty focus in behavioral health, Robin also treats mood and anxiety disorders in adults. She works with her clients to identify their goals and values, then together, they collaborate to achieve the client's goals to live a life of fulfillment.
Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, or grief? Perhaps you are trying to cope with an acute or chronic illness. Are you a caregiver taking care of an ill loved one looking for support? Robin is passionate about helping adults move through difficult life transitions, especially grief and changes related to medical conditions. In addition to her specialty focus in behavioral health, Robin also treats mood and anxiety disorders in adults. She works with her clients to identify their goals and values, then together, they collaborate to achieve the client's goals to live a life of fulfillment.
(925) 722-6706 View (925) 722-6706
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Jonathan Packman
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, APCC
Verified Verified
Orinda, CA 94563
Every person is confronted by obstacles in life: internal and external. I work with individuals, families and couples to establish and work towards specific goals, on the way to navigating through or around those obstacles. We'll collaborate to create a safe space to uncover what is getting in the way of growth or healing. I enjoy working with young children, adolescents and young adults to sharpen the skills that are necessary to move through the stages of development on the path towards academic, career, athletic, creative and personal achievement.
Every person is confronted by obstacles in life: internal and external. I work with individuals, families and couples to establish and work towards specific goals, on the way to navigating through or around those obstacles. We'll collaborate to create a safe space to uncover what is getting in the way of growth or healing. I enjoy working with young children, adolescents and young adults to sharpen the skills that are necessary to move through the stages of development on the path towards academic, career, athletic, creative and personal achievement.
(925) 660-7139 View (925) 660-7139
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Jayla Fincher
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Orinda, CA 94563
Many people find themselves stuck in internal patterns like perfectionism, overthinking, feeling distrustful of others, people-pleasing, struggling with boundaries, etc. None of these feel good - and they're a drain on our precious energy! These limit our capacity for effective communication, meaningful relationships, and fully living. By focusing on the nervous system, we can interrupt these stress-reaction loops and the associated false beliefs that create feelings of anxiety, depression, emotional paralysis, unexplained pains and headaches, to help you rediscover a felt sense of ease, empowerment, resourcefulness, and vitality.
Many people find themselves stuck in internal patterns like perfectionism, overthinking, feeling distrustful of others, people-pleasing, struggling with boundaries, etc. None of these feel good - and they're a drain on our precious energy! These limit our capacity for effective communication, meaningful relationships, and fully living. By focusing on the nervous system, we can interrupt these stress-reaction loops and the associated false beliefs that create feelings of anxiety, depression, emotional paralysis, unexplained pains and headaches, to help you rediscover a felt sense of ease, empowerment, resourcefulness, and vitality.
(510) 662-0388 View (510) 662-0388
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Dr. Joshua Robert Wilson
Psychologist, PsyD, LMFT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Orinda, CA 94563
Working in the SF, Bay Area, CA. for 15+ years providing assessment and evidence-based therapy/treatment for children, adolescents, adults, and families. My areas of specialties include anxiety, depression, stress management, adhd, aspergers, emotional regulation difficulties, relational challenges, addiction, life transitions, and executive coaching. I am a solution focused therapist who is warm, approachable, compassionate, and results oriented. I am well versed in several therapeutic modalities including cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance commitment therapy, and dialectical behavioral therapy.
Working in the SF, Bay Area, CA. for 15+ years providing assessment and evidence-based therapy/treatment for children, adolescents, adults, and families. My areas of specialties include anxiety, depression, stress management, adhd, aspergers, emotional regulation difficulties, relational challenges, addiction, life transitions, and executive coaching. I am a solution focused therapist who is warm, approachable, compassionate, and results oriented. I am well versed in several therapeutic modalities including cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance commitment therapy, and dialectical behavioral therapy.
(925) 406-3544 View (925) 406-3544
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Rachel Moran
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Orinda, CA 94563
Welcome! I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist located in Orinda. My practice is devoted to helping individuals, couples and families who are struggling with depression, anxiety, and substance related issues. I have been involved in the addiction recovery field for over three decades, working with adolescents and adults in both inpatient and outpatient settings. I specialize in providing support, education, prevention and crisis management.
Welcome! I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist located in Orinda. My practice is devoted to helping individuals, couples and families who are struggling with depression, anxiety, and substance related issues. I have been involved in the addiction recovery field for over three decades, working with adolescents and adults in both inpatient and outpatient settings. I specialize in providing support, education, prevention and crisis management.
(925) 271-2728 View (925) 271-2728
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Paige O'connell
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Orinda, CA 94563
I aim to be your ally as you face life’s challenges. We are all individuals with our own needs, cultures, beliefs, and experiences. We all face our challenges in unique ways. I approach therapy from a place of cultural humility, with a strong belief that effective therapy is simultaneously flexible and tailored to you. In my private practice, I specialize in working with members of the LGBTQ+ community, people in STEM and tech fields, college and graduate students, and working adults. Together we can address a wide range of issues, from anxiety, depression, and impostor syndrome, to trauma, grief, and experiences of discrimination.
I aim to be your ally as you face life’s challenges. We are all individuals with our own needs, cultures, beliefs, and experiences. We all face our challenges in unique ways. I approach therapy from a place of cultural humility, with a strong belief that effective therapy is simultaneously flexible and tailored to you. In my private practice, I specialize in working with members of the LGBTQ+ community, people in STEM and tech fields, college and graduate students, and working adults. Together we can address a wide range of issues, from anxiety, depression, and impostor syndrome, to trauma, grief, and experiences of discrimination.
(707) 247-2854 View (707) 247-2854
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Miriam Campion
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Orinda, CA 94563
Do you feel insecure, inadequate, and disconnected from yourself, making it difficult to feel good in your body, feel deeply seen and connected to others, and like you’re really living YOUR life? Perhaps you are highly critical of yourself, judging and over analyzing all of your choices and actions, anxious you’ve done or said the wrong thing. Perhaps you feel isolated, alone, separate, with the painful belief of not being good enough. Insecurity and disconnection from ourselves can make it hard to be authentic with the people in our lives, and know and honor our unique needs, leading to burn out, dissatisfaction, and loneliness.
Do you feel insecure, inadequate, and disconnected from yourself, making it difficult to feel good in your body, feel deeply seen and connected to others, and like you’re really living YOUR life? Perhaps you are highly critical of yourself, judging and over analyzing all of your choices and actions, anxious you’ve done or said the wrong thing. Perhaps you feel isolated, alone, separate, with the painful belief of not being good enough. Insecurity and disconnection from ourselves can make it hard to be authentic with the people in our lives, and know and honor our unique needs, leading to burn out, dissatisfaction, and loneliness.
(925) 397-0727 View (925) 397-0727
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Monique Galindo Soderstrom
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Orinda, CA 94563
My name is Monique Galindo Soderstrom, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I see children, adolescents, adults and families. For those who have never been in therapy, it can be a scary experience. My clients and coworkers tell me that I have a very warm and calming demeanor. I try to make the process of starting therapy as simple and stress free as possible. I welcome my clients with a safe, supportive and come as-you-are approach. Together we can work on parenting, reducing and/or eliminating worry, anxiety, depression and unhealthy habits you may be experiencing.
My name is Monique Galindo Soderstrom, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I see children, adolescents, adults and families. For those who have never been in therapy, it can be a scary experience. My clients and coworkers tell me that I have a very warm and calming demeanor. I try to make the process of starting therapy as simple and stress free as possible. I welcome my clients with a safe, supportive and come as-you-are approach. Together we can work on parenting, reducing and/or eliminating worry, anxiety, depression and unhealthy habits you may be experiencing.
(951) 228-5518 View (951) 228-5518

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Orinda, CA

100+

Average cost per session

$200

Therapists in Orinda, CA who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
85% Relationship Issues
82% Depression
70% Self Esteem
67% Coping Skills
67% Life Transitions
66% Grief

Average years in practice

17 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

41% Aetna
39% Cigna and Evernorth
39% Other

How Therapists in Orinda, CA see their clients

80% In Person and Online
20% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
21% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Orinda?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.