Therapists in Old Palo Alto, Palo Alto, CA

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Mills-Bunje Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CST
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Old Palo Alto, Palo Alto, CA 94302  (Online Only)
My professional philosophy with regards to physical, mental and sexual health is that everyone should be able to discuss their experiences in a safe environment. Too often people are embarrassed or afraid to discuss these things with anyone and feel isolated. Many people have a difficult time discussing their physical, mental and sexual needs/ issues. My goal is to provide an accepting environment for clients to explore their needs and wants. Therapy is an effective and confidential way to grow as a person and learn healthy ways to connect with others and yourself.
My professional philosophy with regards to physical, mental and sexual health is that everyone should be able to discuss their experiences in a safe environment. Too often people are embarrassed or afraid to discuss these things with anyone and feel isolated. Many people have a difficult time discussing their physical, mental and sexual needs/ issues. My goal is to provide an accepting environment for clients to explore their needs and wants. Therapy is an effective and confidential way to grow as a person and learn healthy ways to connect with others and yourself.
(650) 417-3234 View (650) 417-3234
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Anna N Lewis
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Old Palo Alto, Palo Alto, CA 94302
Therapy often helps when both the client and therapist put their time and effort into the process. Whether you are bringing a specific issue or you just need an open, non-judgmental space in which to be heard, I’d like to help. To start I’ll find out what you want out of therapy, what’s worked in the past, and what hasn’t. I’ll talk honestly about a timeline and encourage you to ask questions, voice any concerns, clarify your expectations and offer me feedback.
Therapy often helps when both the client and therapist put their time and effort into the process. Whether you are bringing a specific issue or you just need an open, non-judgmental space in which to be heard, I’d like to help. To start I’ll find out what you want out of therapy, what’s worked in the past, and what hasn’t. I’ll talk honestly about a timeline and encourage you to ask questions, voice any concerns, clarify your expectations and offer me feedback.
(650) 334-0729 View (650) 334-0729
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Inge M Hansen
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Old Palo Alto, Palo Alto, CA 94301
I'm here to help you flourish as the fullest, most authentic version of yourself. Together we can explore your stuck and hurt places, hold them with compassion, and build capacity to handle feelings and life situations that currently feel baffling and overwhelming. Many of us have been taught to analyze and intellectualize our way through life's challenges, yet often our greatest wisdom is available not just from our minds but from our bodies and emotions. I can help you to connect and integrate these aspects of yourself to offer you deeper awareness of yourself, your relationships, and of new possibilities available to you.
I'm here to help you flourish as the fullest, most authentic version of yourself. Together we can explore your stuck and hurt places, hold them with compassion, and build capacity to handle feelings and life situations that currently feel baffling and overwhelming. Many of us have been taught to analyze and intellectualize our way through life's challenges, yet often our greatest wisdom is available not just from our minds but from our bodies and emotions. I can help you to connect and integrate these aspects of yourself to offer you deeper awareness of yourself, your relationships, and of new possibilities available to you.
(650) 557-2274 View (650) 557-2274
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Eric Miller
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Old Palo Alto, Palo Alto, CA 94301
Do you want to find a greater sense of calm and insight into your life? Are you struggling with feeling you are repeating the same patterns over and over? If you are wanting to start a relationship or find yourself in a relationship and unsure how to hope for things to be different, be it with parents, partners, friends, or peers, feeling stuck and unable to change, it may be time to work with someone you trust and who can help you experience relief. I work with individuals to find their inner identity and the strength to live a life worth living.
Do you want to find a greater sense of calm and insight into your life? Are you struggling with feeling you are repeating the same patterns over and over? If you are wanting to start a relationship or find yourself in a relationship and unsure how to hope for things to be different, be it with parents, partners, friends, or peers, feeling stuck and unable to change, it may be time to work with someone you trust and who can help you experience relief. I work with individuals to find their inner identity and the strength to live a life worth living.
(650) 318-6721 View (650) 318-6721
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Bay Area Center for Mood Disorders
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Old Palo Alto, Palo Alto, CA 94301
Therapy helps to improve lives in a meaningful way (have better relationships with friends, family members and partners, improve our self-esteem). I work to help you identify issues, problems and patterns, but also to implement skills and tools make changes to these patterns. I offer a warm, compassionate, and collaborative environment, and I will work with you to tailor clinical interventions to fit your needs and goals.
Therapy helps to improve lives in a meaningful way (have better relationships with friends, family members and partners, improve our self-esteem). I work to help you identify issues, problems and patterns, but also to implement skills and tools make changes to these patterns. I offer a warm, compassionate, and collaborative environment, and I will work with you to tailor clinical interventions to fit your needs and goals.
(415) 697-3964 View (415) 697-3964
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Randi Valerie Specterman
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Old Palo Alto, Palo Alto, CA 94303
I have been a licensed Psychologist for over 25 years working with individuals, couples and families, including adolescents. My practice is informed by Psychodynamic, Depth-Psychology, and Mindfulness-Based orientations, including MB-CBT. I also use Somatic methods to complement our discussions and inquiry . Most importantly I seek to offer a safe, open and welcoming space for you to explore your sense of self, your life history and the challenges you may be facing at this time. I have found this to be the basis for discovering your own capacity to make meaningful change and to promote growth and well-being in your life.
I have been a licensed Psychologist for over 25 years working with individuals, couples and families, including adolescents. My practice is informed by Psychodynamic, Depth-Psychology, and Mindfulness-Based orientations, including MB-CBT. I also use Somatic methods to complement our discussions and inquiry . Most importantly I seek to offer a safe, open and welcoming space for you to explore your sense of self, your life history and the challenges you may be facing at this time. I have found this to be the basis for discovering your own capacity to make meaningful change and to promote growth and well-being in your life.
(607) 218-5499 View (607) 218-5499
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Jennifer Y Nam
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Old Palo Alto, Palo Alto, CA 94301
Therapy helps to improve lives in a meaningful way (have better relationships with friends, family members and partners, improve our self-esteem). I work to help you identify issues, problems and patterns, but also implement skills and tools make changes to these patterns. Most importantly, I offer a warm, compassionate, and collaborative environment, and I will work with you to tailor clinical interventions to fit your needs and goals.
Therapy helps to improve lives in a meaningful way (have better relationships with friends, family members and partners, improve our self-esteem). I work to help you identify issues, problems and patterns, but also implement skills and tools make changes to these patterns. Most importantly, I offer a warm, compassionate, and collaborative environment, and I will work with you to tailor clinical interventions to fit your needs and goals.
(650) 300-4955 View (650) 300-4955
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Margee Wapman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, RMBP
Verified Verified
Old Palo Alto, Palo Alto, CA 94301
Margee Wapman, LCSW, RMBP has been practicing psychotherapy for over 35 years. She earned her master's degree from Tulane Graduate School of Social Work in 1985, and has been in private practice in Menlo Park, CA since licensure in 1987. Margee was an associate of The Couples Institute in Menlo Park from 1987 through 2001, and was trained and mentored by leading couples therapists locally and across the country. Currently, Margee leads 4 long term Relationship Process Groups, ongoing since 1988. All topics are welcome, with a general focus on relationship issues and dynamics common in intimate relationships.
Margee Wapman, LCSW, RMBP has been practicing psychotherapy for over 35 years. She earned her master's degree from Tulane Graduate School of Social Work in 1985, and has been in private practice in Menlo Park, CA since licensure in 1987. Margee was an associate of The Couples Institute in Menlo Park from 1987 through 2001, and was trained and mentored by leading couples therapists locally and across the country. Currently, Margee leads 4 long term Relationship Process Groups, ongoing since 1988. All topics are welcome, with a general focus on relationship issues and dynamics common in intimate relationships.
(650) 866-8943 View (650) 866-8943
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Nancy Peters LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Old Palo Alto, Palo Alto, CA 94307
Not accepting new clients
When you are in emotional crisis, it is important to feel that someone is listening carefully to your often confusing, upsetting thoughts. I listen with curiosity that you can begin to experience about yourself. In understanding hidden and often inhibiting parts of yourself you are freer to be in charge of your life and reach your desired goals.
When you are in emotional crisis, it is important to feel that someone is listening carefully to your often confusing, upsetting thoughts. I listen with curiosity that you can begin to experience about yourself. In understanding hidden and often inhibiting parts of yourself you are freer to be in charge of your life and reach your desired goals.
(650) 262-0117 View (650) 262-0117
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Kait Philbin
PhD, BCC, E-RYT
Verified Verified
Old Palo Alto, Palo Alto, CA 94301
Are you smart and successful but feel stuck for some reason? Are you trying to develop better relationships, change career paths, or achieve personal or professional excellence? In a thought-partnering process of inquiry and personal discovery, I help you identify what you want and what is standing in your way, and focus on you taking action toward your vision, goals and desires while providing you structure, support and feedback. I am highly trained and devoted to helping you uncover important truths about yourself, your values, and your deepest wishes so you can maximize your personal and professional potential.
Are you smart and successful but feel stuck for some reason? Are you trying to develop better relationships, change career paths, or achieve personal or professional excellence? In a thought-partnering process of inquiry and personal discovery, I help you identify what you want and what is standing in your way, and focus on you taking action toward your vision, goals and desires while providing you structure, support and feedback. I am highly trained and devoted to helping you uncover important truths about yourself, your values, and your deepest wishes so you can maximize your personal and professional potential.
(650) 517-6292 View (650) 517-6292
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Bay Area Center for Adolescents
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Old Palo Alto, Palo Alto, CA 94301
We at the Bay Area Center for Adolescents understand that adolescence can be a difficult time for preteens, teens, young adults, and parents. On the one hand, adolescents are learning to manage life on their own and wanting more independence, but on the other hand, they may not be prepared for the responsibilities of life or realizing the consequences of their actions. We work with adolescents and their families to navigate this difficult time while helping adolescents to become independent, but still maintain the relationship with family. The Bay Area Center for Adolescents is a group of providers who all know how to connect with adolescents and their families and provide effective therapy.
We at the Bay Area Center for Adolescents understand that adolescence can be a difficult time for preteens, teens, young adults, and parents. On the one hand, adolescents are learning to manage life on their own and wanting more independence, but on the other hand, they may not be prepared for the responsibilities of life or realizing the consequences of their actions. We work with adolescents and their families to navigate this difficult time while helping adolescents to become independent, but still maintain the relationship with family. The Bay Area Center for Adolescents is a group of providers who all know how to connect with adolescents and their families and provide effective therapy.
(415) 594-4958 View (415) 594-4958
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Renee Burgard
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Old Palo Alto, Palo Alto, CA 94301
I offer mindfulness-based psychotherapy, with a warm and non-judging approach, for people who are experiencing anxiety, panic, depression, post-traumatic stress, infertility, seizure disorders (including atypical seizures) and people with pain and other chronic medical conditions. Sessions involve mostly talking therapy, and may also include (depending on your needs and interests): breathing & body sensation awareness practices; emotional regulation & distress tolerance training; simple yoga & meditation; and compassion, acceptance, gratitude, and loving-kindness practices; and interactive guided imagery.
I offer mindfulness-based psychotherapy, with a warm and non-judging approach, for people who are experiencing anxiety, panic, depression, post-traumatic stress, infertility, seizure disorders (including atypical seizures) and people with pain and other chronic medical conditions. Sessions involve mostly talking therapy, and may also include (depending on your needs and interests): breathing & body sensation awareness practices; emotional regulation & distress tolerance training; simple yoga & meditation; and compassion, acceptance, gratitude, and loving-kindness practices; and interactive guided imagery.
(650) 603-0499 View (650) 603-0499
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Uta Maeda
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Old Palo Alto, Palo Alto, CA 94301
The impact of chronic pain often goes far beyond the body, and may leave you feeling depressed, anxious, angry, and isolated. As a pain psychologist, I can help you build effective coping tools to take back control over your thoughts, emotions, behaviors, and physical symptoms so that you can live a meaningful life that is not defined by your pain. I emphasize a collaborative, solution-focused approach to therapy, and will work with you to create a treatment plan that takes into account the unique biological, psychological, and social factors that make you who you are.
The impact of chronic pain often goes far beyond the body, and may leave you feeling depressed, anxious, angry, and isolated. As a pain psychologist, I can help you build effective coping tools to take back control over your thoughts, emotions, behaviors, and physical symptoms so that you can live a meaningful life that is not defined by your pain. I emphasize a collaborative, solution-focused approach to therapy, and will work with you to create a treatment plan that takes into account the unique biological, psychological, and social factors that make you who you are.
(650) 852-1304 View (650) 852-1304
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Edna Stok
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Old Palo Alto, Palo Alto, CA 94301  (Online Only)
“Out beyond the ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing there is a field. I will meet you there” (Rumi). I believe that the field where we meet in therapy is an in between zone, nonjudgmental and freeing, a step away from day to day life, where we can, together, come to new understandings and realizations, which can bring ease and change into your life.
“Out beyond the ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing there is a field. I will meet you there” (Rumi). I believe that the field where we meet in therapy is an in between zone, nonjudgmental and freeing, a step away from day to day life, where we can, together, come to new understandings and realizations, which can bring ease and change into your life.
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Katie Luce
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Old Palo Alto, Palo Alto, CA 94301  (Online Only)
Are you feeling overwhelmed or stuck? It takes courage to ask for help and commit to making significant life changes, so I commend you for taking the first step on your journey. Often my clients are struggling with limiting beliefs and old patterns of behavior that are holding them back. My approach is warm, authentic, and interactive and my goal is to support my clients on a path to healing and a more fulfilled life. I am unique in that I balance listening with offering concrete tools and interventions, and am straightforward when I sense resistance or ambivalence that might be keeping the client from moving forward.
Are you feeling overwhelmed or stuck? It takes courage to ask for help and commit to making significant life changes, so I commend you for taking the first step on your journey. Often my clients are struggling with limiting beliefs and old patterns of behavior that are holding them back. My approach is warm, authentic, and interactive and my goal is to support my clients on a path to healing and a more fulfilled life. I am unique in that I balance listening with offering concrete tools and interventions, and am straightforward when I sense resistance or ambivalence that might be keeping the client from moving forward.
(650) 955-0737 View (650) 955-0737
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Nina Keebler Frank - Centered Wisdom
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified Verified
13 Endorsed
Old Palo Alto, Palo Alto, CA 94301
Not accepting new clients
Life is a journey full of ups and downs. It doesn't come with a roadmap, and at times we all find ourselves in difficult situations. As your therapist, I will guide you and support you through these rough times by illuminating the path to healing and wholeness. In the face of life's challenges, our tendency is to cope, adapt and get by. Unfortunately some of these coping mechanisms are outdated and no longer serve us, so we go about life just "getting by". Rather than merely "surviving" you could be thriving.
Life is a journey full of ups and downs. It doesn't come with a roadmap, and at times we all find ourselves in difficult situations. As your therapist, I will guide you and support you through these rough times by illuminating the path to healing and wholeness. In the face of life's challenges, our tendency is to cope, adapt and get by. Unfortunately some of these coping mechanisms are outdated and no longer serve us, so we go about life just "getting by". Rather than merely "surviving" you could be thriving.
(650) 830-3141 View (650) 830-3141
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Karlie Guthrie
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Old Palo Alto, Palo Alto, CA 94301  (Online Only)
Life is complicated and sometimes we need a little help. Therapy provides a safe space and the support you need to navigate the challenges and stress you are experiencing. As we work together, you will learn strategies to help you cope and feel better.
Life is complicated and sometimes we need a little help. Therapy provides a safe space and the support you need to navigate the challenges and stress you are experiencing. As we work together, you will learn strategies to help you cope and feel better.
(415) 423-2543 View (415) 423-2543
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Judy H. Smith
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Old Palo Alto, Palo Alto, CA 94301
Dr. Smith is a licensed clinical psychologist whose patients include adolescents, adults, and families. She uses insight-oriented and supportive techniques to help patients work through difficult events and feelings. While Dr. Smith defines herself as a generalist in the field of psychology, she does have areas of further experience, including but not limited to the following: Depression, Anxiety, Anger Management, Drug and Alcohol Treatment, Academic or Work Difficulties, Parent/Adolescent Conflicts, Family Conflicts and Resolution of Grief Issues. Dr.Smith also works with Transgender and Gender Diverse Children and Adolescents.
Dr. Smith is a licensed clinical psychologist whose patients include adolescents, adults, and families. She uses insight-oriented and supportive techniques to help patients work through difficult events and feelings. While Dr. Smith defines herself as a generalist in the field of psychology, she does have areas of further experience, including but not limited to the following: Depression, Anxiety, Anger Management, Drug and Alcohol Treatment, Academic or Work Difficulties, Parent/Adolescent Conflicts, Family Conflicts and Resolution of Grief Issues. Dr.Smith also works with Transgender and Gender Diverse Children and Adolescents.
(650) 383-3388 View (650) 383-3388
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Beth O'Malley
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Old Palo Alto, Palo Alto, CA 94301
Wouldn't it be nice to become clear about how you want to live your life? The dynamic process of a patient and therapist working together so that troubling thoughts and feelings, unrealized dreams and hidden fears can emerge in the therapy session strengthens the ability to grow in meaningful ways, and in intimate relationships. Working with the concept of how individuals balance both the need for autonomy and the need for connection, I will help you sort out how to relate and hold on to yourself.
Wouldn't it be nice to become clear about how you want to live your life? The dynamic process of a patient and therapist working together so that troubling thoughts and feelings, unrealized dreams and hidden fears can emerge in the therapy session strengthens the ability to grow in meaningful ways, and in intimate relationships. Working with the concept of how individuals balance both the need for autonomy and the need for connection, I will help you sort out how to relate and hold on to yourself.
(650) 262-5681 View (650) 262-5681
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Valerie Sher
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Old Palo Alto, Palo Alto, CA 94301
When coping styles or life experiences challenge our ability to navigate the world, we often need a guide to help get a different perspective and learn new skills. Chronic distressful emotions/stress, burnout, negative inner dialogue, communication and relationship problems, problematic conflict styles, unmet needs/desires, trauma symptoms, and other difficulties lead to emotional distress and disease. Decode your emotions, manage stress/anxiety, cultivate wisdom, move from depression to finding your passion, resolve grief/trauma and help reclaim your joy, transform unhealthy habits, improve relationships while focusing on what's meaningful for a lifetime of self-awareness and acceptance.
When coping styles or life experiences challenge our ability to navigate the world, we often need a guide to help get a different perspective and learn new skills. Chronic distressful emotions/stress, burnout, negative inner dialogue, communication and relationship problems, problematic conflict styles, unmet needs/desires, trauma symptoms, and other difficulties lead to emotional distress and disease. Decode your emotions, manage stress/anxiety, cultivate wisdom, move from depression to finding your passion, resolve grief/trauma and help reclaim your joy, transform unhealthy habits, improve relationships while focusing on what's meaningful for a lifetime of self-awareness and acceptance.
(408) 659-6645 View (408) 659-6645

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Number of Therapists in Old Palo Alto, Palo Alto, CA

300+

Average cost per session

$200

Therapists in Old Palo Alto, Palo Alto, CA who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
85% Depression
78% Relationship Issues
71% Self Esteem
68% Trauma and PTSD
66% Stress
63% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

58% Aetna
40% Other
38% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Old Palo Alto, Palo Alto, CA see their clients

62% In Person and Online
38% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
21% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Old Palo Alto, Palo Alto?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.