Therapists in Orinda, CA

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Melissa Friedman
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Orinda, CA 94563  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed MFT with extensive experience providing individual psychotherapy to teens and adults. I work with clients presenting with a wide range of challenges including severe and persistent mental health challenges, depression, anxiety, trauma, chronic suicidality, grief, substance use, relational and life transition challenges. I work with people living with HIV and Transgender, Nonbinary and Gender expansive individuals. I also work with women in all stages of the life span and I am currently working towards a specialization in prenatal and perinatal mental health.
I am a Licensed MFT with extensive experience providing individual psychotherapy to teens and adults. I work with clients presenting with a wide range of challenges including severe and persistent mental health challenges, depression, anxiety, trauma, chronic suicidality, grief, substance use, relational and life transition challenges. I work with people living with HIV and Transgender, Nonbinary and Gender expansive individuals. I also work with women in all stages of the life span and I am currently working towards a specialization in prenatal and perinatal mental health.
(925) 268-7806 View (925) 268-7806
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Renee Zaloumis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Orinda, CA 94563
I would be privileged to stand by you on your journey with a serious medical condition and/or mental health challenges. It takes courage and vulnerability to seek out therapy and having a supportive person can be life changing. You may be faced with cancer, a chronic condition, a terminal illness or anxiety and depression. I believe one's physical health can play a role in their mental health and vice versa. I'm here to listen to your symptoms, help you weigh treatment options, review considerations with medications, discuss doctor visits and teach you skills to improve your state of mind.
I would be privileged to stand by you on your journey with a serious medical condition and/or mental health challenges. It takes courage and vulnerability to seek out therapy and having a supportive person can be life changing. You may be faced with cancer, a chronic condition, a terminal illness or anxiety and depression. I believe one's physical health can play a role in their mental health and vice versa. I'm here to listen to your symptoms, help you weigh treatment options, review considerations with medications, discuss doctor visits and teach you skills to improve your state of mind.
(925) 267-6356 View (925) 267-6356
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Yasmin Akbari
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Orinda, CA 94563
Dr. Yasmin Akbari is a licensed clinical psychologist with interests in trauma, anxiety, mood disorders, and life stressors. She has worked in various clinical settings around the Bay Area and has focused her training in working with individuals with marginalized identities. Dr. Akbari emphasizes the importance of using an individualized, culturally-sensitive approach with each client to create a comfortable and collaborative therapeutic space.
Dr. Yasmin Akbari is a licensed clinical psychologist with interests in trauma, anxiety, mood disorders, and life stressors. She has worked in various clinical settings around the Bay Area and has focused her training in working with individuals with marginalized identities. Dr. Akbari emphasizes the importance of using an individualized, culturally-sensitive approach with each client to create a comfortable and collaborative therapeutic space.
(925) 966-3298 View (925) 966-3298
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Discovery 2.0 Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Orinda, CA 94563
I'm a firm believer that people have the capacity to change and I believe in the amazing power of the human mind, having witnessed positive results with my clients many times. If you continuously struggle to control your emotions, feeling stuck and discouraged, this technique is for you. If you're tired of trying self-help methods, attending on-going therapy sessions that have run out-of-steam or just not knowing where to start anymore, start here. Emotional suffering need not be a life-long sentence. In fact, you will discover with our work together, that life can indeed get better!
I'm a firm believer that people have the capacity to change and I believe in the amazing power of the human mind, having witnessed positive results with my clients many times. If you continuously struggle to control your emotions, feeling stuck and discouraged, this technique is for you. If you're tired of trying self-help methods, attending on-going therapy sessions that have run out-of-steam or just not knowing where to start anymore, start here. Emotional suffering need not be a life-long sentence. In fact, you will discover with our work together, that life can indeed get better!
(707) 610-0733 View (707) 610-0733
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Elizabeth Rae Walker
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MBA, MFT
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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Jessica Lim
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, MA
Verified
Orinda, CA 94563  (Online Only)
I work with adults, teens, and children experiencing a range of concerns including anxiety, stress, parenting issues, school or work challenges, and life transitions. Clients are often interested in taking a pause, reassessing their current situation, and collaborating to try new approaches, improve coping skills and resilience. My goal is to help clients move forward in their daily lives with greater ease, a sense of purpose and peace, and curiosity to care and connect to themselves and others authentically.
I work with adults, teens, and children experiencing a range of concerns including anxiety, stress, parenting issues, school or work challenges, and life transitions. Clients are often interested in taking a pause, reassessing their current situation, and collaborating to try new approaches, improve coping skills and resilience. My goal is to help clients move forward in their daily lives with greater ease, a sense of purpose and peace, and curiosity to care and connect to themselves and others authentically.
(415) 779-7371 View (415) 779-7371
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Shannon Geenty
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Orinda, CA 94563
Hello and welcome. I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist experienced in supporting adolescents, adults, and families move through challenging circumstances. I specialize in working with clients in individual and group settings to treat anxiety, depression, low self esteem, gender identity, neurodivergence, and life transitions. I'm passionate about helping people improve their self-worth and coping skills to live healthier, happier lives, as well as assisting families strengthen relationships through better communication and understanding.
Hello and welcome. I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist experienced in supporting adolescents, adults, and families move through challenging circumstances. I specialize in working with clients in individual and group settings to treat anxiety, depression, low self esteem, gender identity, neurodivergence, and life transitions. I'm passionate about helping people improve their self-worth and coping skills to live healthier, happier lives, as well as assisting families strengthen relationships through better communication and understanding.
(925) 515-2342 View (925) 515-2342
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Monique Galindo Soderstrom
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
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
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Jennifer Pister
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Orinda, CA 94563  (Online Only)
Whether you are depressed, anxious, confused, or wanting better communication between you and your partner, family, friends or self, I can help you get to know yourself and what is driving your thoughts and feelings. This self wisdom leads to greater choice in your relationships. You can only change you, but changing you leads to changes in the world around you, including the people in your life. I would love to help you listen to and trust your inner guidance in making choices that support you.
Whether you are depressed, anxious, confused, or wanting better communication between you and your partner, family, friends or self, I can help you get to know yourself and what is driving your thoughts and feelings. This self wisdom leads to greater choice in your relationships. You can only change you, but changing you leads to changes in the world around you, including the people in your life. I would love to help you listen to and trust your inner guidance in making choices that support you.
(510) 358-4933 View (510) 358-4933
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Dan Batiuchok
Psychologist, PsyD
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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Benjamin Tucker
Counselor, MS, LPCC, BCBA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Orinda, CA 94563
I provide services for 3 types of issues: 1) OCD, OCD-Spectrum Disorders (e.g., Tics, hair pulling, skin picking, and hoarding), and anxiety disorders; 2) Autism Spectrum Disorder of all functioning levels; and 3) OCD, OCD-Spectrum Disorders, and anxiety co-occuring with Autism. My work is with children, teens, and adults and I provide services in office, home, and community settings ranging from once weekly to daily sessions. I take a family-based approach when treating children and teens by giving parent and caregiver training.
I provide services for 3 types of issues: 1) OCD, OCD-Spectrum Disorders (e.g., Tics, hair pulling, skin picking, and hoarding), and anxiety disorders; 2) Autism Spectrum Disorder of all functioning levels; and 3) OCD, OCD-Spectrum Disorders, and anxiety co-occuring with Autism. My work is with children, teens, and adults and I provide services in office, home, and community settings ranging from once weekly to daily sessions. I take a family-based approach when treating children and teens by giving parent and caregiver training.
(925) 259-3549 View (925) 259-3549
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Jonathan Packman
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, APCC
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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Paige O'connell
Psychologist, PsyD
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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Robert Jupe
Marriage & Family Therapist, LCSW, LMFT
Orinda, CA 94563
I've been in private practice for 40+ yrs. and have specialized in couples' relationship therapy both direct treatment and in workshops in the Bay Area. My approach is direct and involved with each partner. I focus on both the emotional and behavioral aspects unique to each couple. With most male partners, I am able to offer a safe setting that strongly invites men to engage in the treatment. When needed, I will recommend a co-therapy approach with my wife, Dr. Ciele Jupe. Additionally, therapy with men seeking change or resolving work/life issues is a specialty as well.
I've been in private practice for 40+ yrs. and have specialized in couples' relationship therapy both direct treatment and in workshops in the Bay Area. My approach is direct and involved with each partner. I focus on both the emotional and behavioral aspects unique to each couple. With most male partners, I am able to offer a safe setting that strongly invites men to engage in the treatment. When needed, I will recommend a co-therapy approach with my wife, Dr. Ciele Jupe. Additionally, therapy with men seeking change or resolving work/life issues is a specialty as well.
(925) 301-9109 View (925) 301-9109
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Ryan Crochiere
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA, BA
Verified
3 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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Kimberly Kerlin
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, C-PMH
Verified
1 Endorsed
Orinda, CA 94563  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Our earliest experiences of life form the foundation for the rest of our life. I work with adults struggling to heal old wounds and reduce anxiety and conflict in their lives. Whether you're finding your own childhood experiences being triggered by your child's or partner's behavior today; a working parent attempting to balance competing needs of your workplace, partner, or child; feeling overwhelmed by life transitions (ie. divorce, loss of a loved one, new job, etc), suffering from perinatal anxiety or depression, or someone who has experienced a trauma or distressing memory and wants to be free of its grip, I welcome you.
Our earliest experiences of life form the foundation for the rest of our life. I work with adults struggling to heal old wounds and reduce anxiety and conflict in their lives. Whether you're finding your own childhood experiences being triggered by your child's or partner's behavior today; a working parent attempting to balance competing needs of your workplace, partner, or child; feeling overwhelmed by life transitions (ie. divorce, loss of a loved one, new job, etc), suffering from perinatal anxiety or depression, or someone who has experienced a trauma or distressing memory and wants to be free of its grip, I welcome you.
(510) 246-3494 View (510) 246-3494
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Keith York
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
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 be short-term in length from 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 be short-term in length from 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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Dr. Adrienne Candell
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Orinda, CA 94563
Not accepting new clients
Inner peace. Family harmony. Satisfying relationships. It’s what we all want, but sometimes obstacles get in our way. I am a licensed clinical psychologist with 30 years of experience helping adults, children and families identify and overcome these obstacles. We will work to uncover the strengths and resilience you already have and discover new ways of thinking, communicating and interacting with the world that lead to a sense of balance and life satisfaction. I work with people of all ages who struggle with anxiety, depression, ADHD, social problems, family conflict and life transitions.
Inner peace. Family harmony. Satisfying relationships. It’s what we all want, but sometimes obstacles get in our way. I am a licensed clinical psychologist with 30 years of experience helping adults, children and families identify and overcome these obstacles. We will work to uncover the strengths and resilience you already have and discover new ways of thinking, communicating and interacting with the world that lead to a sense of balance and life satisfaction. I work with people of all ages who struggle with anxiety, depression, ADHD, social problems, family conflict and life transitions.
(925) 396-9016 View (925) 396-9016
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Andrew R Blair
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified
Orinda, CA 94563
I work primarily with high preforming athletes, artists, and creative types looking to find balance and live a richer more meaningful life. If painful or uncomfortable thoughts, feelings, memories or sensations are getting in the way of you moving toward what matters I will work with you to develop a more compassionate relationship with yourself and find peace of mind. I work with people struggling with anxiety, men's issues, relationship and work stress, unresolved trauma/grief, and life transitions. I help clients get in touch with their core values, develop mindfulness, so they can slow down and choose meaningful action.
I work primarily with high preforming athletes, artists, and creative types looking to find balance and live a richer more meaningful life. If painful or uncomfortable thoughts, feelings, memories or sensations are getting in the way of you moving toward what matters I will work with you to develop a more compassionate relationship with yourself and find peace of mind. I work with people struggling with anxiety, men's issues, relationship and work stress, unresolved trauma/grief, and life transitions. I help clients get in touch with their core values, develop mindfulness, so they can slow down and choose meaningful action.
(925) 854-4802 View (925) 854-4802
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Alissa Scanlin
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Orinda, CA 94563
At times, life can be challenging. Children, adolescents, adults, couples, and even families may need to learn new coping skills. I believe working with a therapist can provide a pathway that allows people to reconnect with their strengths and discover new possibilities for their lives. You can be happier! As a therapist, I can facilitate your ability to understand yourself and the important people in your world. I encourage my clients to make changes that can help them live more happily. I provide a thoughtful, humanistic, solution-focused perspective and work collaboratively with my clients.
At times, life can be challenging. Children, adolescents, adults, couples, and even families may need to learn new coping skills. I believe working with a therapist can provide a pathway that allows people to reconnect with their strengths and discover new possibilities for their lives. You can be happier! As a therapist, I can facilitate your ability to understand yourself and the important people in your world. I encourage my clients to make changes that can help them live more happily. I provide a thoughtful, humanistic, solution-focused perspective and work collaboratively with my clients.
(925) 308-5607 View (925) 308-5607

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Number of Therapists in Orinda, CA

100+

Average cost per session

$200

Therapists in Orinda, CA who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
83% Relationship Issues
83% Depression
68% Self Esteem
66% Grief
66% Coping Skills
65% Stress

Average years in practice

18 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

44% Aetna
44% Cigna and Evernorth
37% Other

How Therapists in Orinda, CA see their clients

80% In Person and Online
20% Online Only

Gender breakdown

76% Female
23% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Orinda?

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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.