Therapists in Pleasanton, CA

Photo of Heather Caruso-Maxey, Psychologist in Pleasanton, CA
Heather Caruso-Maxey
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Pleasanton, CA 94566
Hello! I'm a licensed clinical psychologist who's worked professionally for 8 yrs in addition to my prior 6 yrs of clinical training in various community outpatient, managed care, and hospital settings. While I have extensive experience across the age span, my current focus is adolescent, young adult, and adult therapy. My clinical specialties include trauma, adjustment/transitional challenges, and healthy identity development. Experiencing incongruence between one's expectations and reality at a critical time in one's life can lead to a cascade of mental health symptoms, impairing one's ability to respond adaptively and thrive.
Hello! I'm a licensed clinical psychologist who's worked professionally for 8 yrs in addition to my prior 6 yrs of clinical training in various community outpatient, managed care, and hospital settings. While I have extensive experience across the age span, my current focus is adolescent, young adult, and adult therapy. My clinical specialties include trauma, adjustment/transitional challenges, and healthy identity development. Experiencing incongruence between one's expectations and reality at a critical time in one's life can lead to a cascade of mental health symptoms, impairing one's ability to respond adaptively and thrive.
(925) 660-7895 View (925) 660-7895
Photo of Lisa Regev, Psychologist in Pleasanton, CA
Lisa Regev
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
8 Endorsed
Pleasanton, CA 94566
Are you looking for a couples therapist? Are you and your partner living parallel lives? Have you lost a sense of connection and intimacy? Do you find yourselves frustrated, arguing about the same things over and over again? Is it hard to see eye-to-eye on parenting, finances, or division of labor around the house?
Are you looking for a couples therapist? Are you and your partner living parallel lives? Have you lost a sense of connection and intimacy? Do you find yourselves frustrated, arguing about the same things over and over again? Is it hard to see eye-to-eye on parenting, finances, or division of labor around the house?
(925) 234-9182 View (925) 234-9182
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Sumrah Jan
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Pleasanton, CA 94566
Are you emotionally exhausted, stressed & unable to recognize yourself? Is it a struggle communicating with loved ones? Ordinary tasks feel burdensome and you're too tired to do anything. If any of these even partially describe your situation it's important to recognize that you aren't alone.... it doesn't have to stay this way. Often the most trying and somber moments in our lives drive us to a journey of self-discovery. As your therapist it will be my goal to provide support and empower you, as you move beyond that pain. Genuine health and happiness are within grasp.
Are you emotionally exhausted, stressed & unable to recognize yourself? Is it a struggle communicating with loved ones? Ordinary tasks feel burdensome and you're too tired to do anything. If any of these even partially describe your situation it's important to recognize that you aren't alone.... it doesn't have to stay this way. Often the most trying and somber moments in our lives drive us to a journey of self-discovery. As your therapist it will be my goal to provide support and empower you, as you move beyond that pain. Genuine health and happiness are within grasp.
(925) 273-7315 View (925) 273-7315
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Lori Brown
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Pleasanton, CA 94588  (Online Only)
Have you 'hit a wall' in trying to resolve a personal, career or relationship issue? In your busy life of competing demands do you have difficulty putting your needs first? 'Sucking it up' only gets you so far. I'd love to offer you my professional support in getting to the next level. Together we can create a safe place for you to experience yourself with compassion and self-understanding.
Have you 'hit a wall' in trying to resolve a personal, career or relationship issue? In your busy life of competing demands do you have difficulty putting your needs first? 'Sucking it up' only gets you so far. I'd love to offer you my professional support in getting to the next level. Together we can create a safe place for you to experience yourself with compassion and self-understanding.
(925) 387-6694 View (925) 387-6694
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Mina Skoutelakis
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MS
Verified
4 Endorsed
Pleasanton, CA 94566
My expertise is in helping clients overcome or manage anxiety and depression through healing from traumatic events of their past. I best work with clients who are open to understanding the mind-body connection and the importance of building on their inner strength, positive relationships, and inner wisdom. I offer EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) which is a form of mind-body healing where old, painful events are addressed and metabolized so they aren't carried negatively into the present day any longer. I work with my clients to release painful beliefs and feelings so they can create a new future.
My expertise is in helping clients overcome or manage anxiety and depression through healing from traumatic events of their past. I best work with clients who are open to understanding the mind-body connection and the importance of building on their inner strength, positive relationships, and inner wisdom. I offer EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) which is a form of mind-body healing where old, painful events are addressed and metabolized so they aren't carried negatively into the present day any longer. I work with my clients to release painful beliefs and feelings so they can create a new future.
(925) 344-5224 View (925) 344-5224
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Sara Ferreyra
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA
Verified
Pleasanton, CA 94566
Not accepting new clients
For most people, it is often helpful to have an unbiased adult to share life experiences with, especially children, preteens and teenagers. Adolescence can be a time of uncertainty, self doubt, and insecurities may arise. They are trying to discover who they are and who they want to become. Children and teens often find it helpful to have someone to speak with about their struggles with anxiety, depression, or life events, such as transitioning into high school or new relationships.
For most people, it is often helpful to have an unbiased adult to share life experiences with, especially children, preteens and teenagers. Adolescence can be a time of uncertainty, self doubt, and insecurities may arise. They are trying to discover who they are and who they want to become. Children and teens often find it helpful to have someone to speak with about their struggles with anxiety, depression, or life events, such as transitioning into high school or new relationships.
(925) 854-4403 View (925) 854-4403
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Michael McCratic
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT, BCETS
Verified
2 Endorsed
Pleasanton, CA 94566
If you are looking for a therapist with over 30 years experience and that regularly conducts consultations for other therapists, you might want to take a look at my specialties. Most people are heading in the right direction, but it is like they are driving this road of life with two wheels off the road. They just can't get up to speed. I love helping people, like you, figure out what keeps you from getting up to speed and how to move past those issues like PTSD / TRAUMATIC EXPERIENCES, ADDICTIONS, MARITAL DISCORD, ANXIETY and DEPRESSION. ( My Specialties)
If you are looking for a therapist with over 30 years experience and that regularly conducts consultations for other therapists, you might want to take a look at my specialties. Most people are heading in the right direction, but it is like they are driving this road of life with two wheels off the road. They just can't get up to speed. I love helping people, like you, figure out what keeps you from getting up to speed and how to move past those issues like PTSD / TRAUMATIC EXPERIENCES, ADDICTIONS, MARITAL DISCORD, ANXIETY and DEPRESSION. ( My Specialties)
(925) 309-7209 x1 View (925) 309-7209 x1
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Ronald T Niewald
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Pleasanton, CA 94566  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I believe in the innate worth of all people. I am honored to regularly witness my clients strength and resilience in response to life's difficult seasons. By trusting in the therapeutic relationship, creating space for open communication and helping each voice to be heard, I partner with my clients to promote healing, hope and a return to the joy of living a fulfilling and connected life. I serve clients with a wide range of needs, including: Anxiety, Depression, Self Esteem, Confidence Challenges, Parenting concerns, Work stress, Work/life balance, Sexuality, Faith congruence, Well-Aging and Life transitions.
I believe in the innate worth of all people. I am honored to regularly witness my clients strength and resilience in response to life's difficult seasons. By trusting in the therapeutic relationship, creating space for open communication and helping each voice to be heard, I partner with my clients to promote healing, hope and a return to the joy of living a fulfilling and connected life. I serve clients with a wide range of needs, including: Anxiety, Depression, Self Esteem, Confidence Challenges, Parenting concerns, Work stress, Work/life balance, Sexuality, Faith congruence, Well-Aging and Life transitions.
(650) 897-4054 View (650) 897-4054
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Janice Maurer
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Pleasanton, CA 94566
Do you find there are patterns in your relationships leading to a sense of loneliness and disappointment? Does fear, anxiety or depression get in the way of you experiencing peace? Do you feel disconnected from others and maybe even wonder where God is in your journey in life? You do not have to remain stuck in patterns which you feel powerless to change. Healing is not meant to happen in isolation and I can partner with you to discover what is getting in the way of you attaining a life with more vitality, connection and contentment. We can work together to help you feel more empowered to make the changes within your control.
Do you find there are patterns in your relationships leading to a sense of loneliness and disappointment? Does fear, anxiety or depression get in the way of you experiencing peace? Do you feel disconnected from others and maybe even wonder where God is in your journey in life? You do not have to remain stuck in patterns which you feel powerless to change. Healing is not meant to happen in isolation and I can partner with you to discover what is getting in the way of you attaining a life with more vitality, connection and contentment. We can work together to help you feel more empowered to make the changes within your control.
(925) 304-3872 View (925) 304-3872
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Neal E Winblad
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Pleasanton, CA 94566  (Online Only)
Did you know only 10% to 20% of marriages get better with traditional marriage counseling? Did you know that other studies show a 98% success rate? Do you know what you can do to be in the 98% group? Do you know why men often have to be dragged in by their ear, and what you can do about it? Did you know that relationships can improve even if only one person is doing the work, and that quite often it is better to work separately? Did you know that poor communication is a symptom, not the cause of marital stress?
Did you know only 10% to 20% of marriages get better with traditional marriage counseling? Did you know that other studies show a 98% success rate? Do you know what you can do to be in the 98% group? Do you know why men often have to be dragged in by their ear, and what you can do about it? Did you know that relationships can improve even if only one person is doing the work, and that quite often it is better to work separately? Did you know that poor communication is a symptom, not the cause of marital stress?
(925) 252-5858 View (925) 252-5858
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Mark S Demanes
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, PhD
Verified
Pleasanton, CA 94566
I specialize in helping clients find freedom and become clean from the inside out; integrating and processing psychological pain/wounds by means of the love of Christ. Facilitation of change not merely from altering behavior but, instead finding freedom from the roots of fear, hopelessness, despair, lust and anger. Comprehending the freedom that comes from facing our essential brokenness, realizing the implications of God's redemption at the cross and it's impact in revealing and repairing the soul is comparable to nothing else in changing lives forever - changes that remain and lives and families that do not fail.
I specialize in helping clients find freedom and become clean from the inside out; integrating and processing psychological pain/wounds by means of the love of Christ. Facilitation of change not merely from altering behavior but, instead finding freedom from the roots of fear, hopelessness, despair, lust and anger. Comprehending the freedom that comes from facing our essential brokenness, realizing the implications of God's redemption at the cross and it's impact in revealing and repairing the soul is comparable to nothing else in changing lives forever - changes that remain and lives and families that do not fail.
(510) 379-9933 View (510) 379-9933
Photo of Katie Johnson, Marriage & Family Therapist in Pleasanton, CA
Katie Johnson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Pleasanton, CA 94566
Hello and welcome, I'm so glad you are searching for help for yourself. I specialize in working with people experiencing depression and anxiety. I have sucessfully treated adults and children with these issues for over 20 years. Whether it's day to day issues or trauma you've experienced that brings you to therapy, I work with you to decrease negative thoughts and behaviors. My focus is to put you back in charge of your life. In addition to treating depression and anxiety, I also work with special needs parents. I have significant experience with EMDR which has been very successful in reducing negative memories and flashbacks.
Hello and welcome, I'm so glad you are searching for help for yourself. I specialize in working with people experiencing depression and anxiety. I have sucessfully treated adults and children with these issues for over 20 years. Whether it's day to day issues or trauma you've experienced that brings you to therapy, I work with you to decrease negative thoughts and behaviors. My focus is to put you back in charge of your life. In addition to treating depression and anxiety, I also work with special needs parents. I have significant experience with EMDR which has been very successful in reducing negative memories and flashbacks.
(925) 302-9412 View (925) 302-9412
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Addiction Treatment Alternatives, LLC
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, CADC-I
Verified
Pleasanton, CA 94566
Family and friends are worried and make comments about your use of alcohol or drugs. You get defensive, angry, and don't think there's an issue. You wish they would just listen and leave you alone. After all, you're not hurting anyone. To avoid confrontation you hide your use, lie, and isolate. Over time, your use has increased and you feel anxiety and depression more often.
Family and friends are worried and make comments about your use of alcohol or drugs. You get defensive, angry, and don't think there's an issue. You wish they would just listen and leave you alone. After all, you're not hurting anyone. To avoid confrontation you hide your use, lie, and isolate. Over time, your use has increased and you feel anxiety and depression more often.
(925) 396-8765 View (925) 396-8765
Photo of Jill Mattesich-Udoutch, Marriage & Family Therapist in Pleasanton, CA
Jill Mattesich-Udoutch
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT, CCHT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Pleasanton, CA 94566
Imagine relating to yourself and others with ease and clarity. It is through our meaningful connections with self and others that we expand and thrive. Sometimes life gets sticky and the world seems to fold in on us. And, when this happens, you need someone with an objective, listening ear. If you're ready to navigate awakening to the Self, grief, loss, anxiety, depression, trauma or couples and parenting issues, I offer over 20 years of experience with proven techniques to help you through these tough times.
Imagine relating to yourself and others with ease and clarity. It is through our meaningful connections with self and others that we expand and thrive. Sometimes life gets sticky and the world seems to fold in on us. And, when this happens, you need someone with an objective, listening ear. If you're ready to navigate awakening to the Self, grief, loss, anxiety, depression, trauma or couples and parenting issues, I offer over 20 years of experience with proven techniques to help you through these tough times.
(925) 248-9123 View (925) 248-9123
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Laura Michelle Eklund
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
3 Endorsed
Pleasanton, CA 94566
If you are ready to move forward in your life and need someone who you can trust in their expertise and experience, I am the right provider for you. I specialize in treating trauma especially abuse, assaults, domestic violence and injuries. I can attend to the specific needs of police officers, first responders, veterans. I am a proud support of survivors of childhood abuse and sexual abuse/ exploitation, provider for California Victims of Crime Compensation.
If you are ready to move forward in your life and need someone who you can trust in their expertise and experience, I am the right provider for you. I specialize in treating trauma especially abuse, assaults, domestic violence and injuries. I can attend to the specific needs of police officers, first responders, veterans. I am a proud support of survivors of childhood abuse and sexual abuse/ exploitation, provider for California Victims of Crime Compensation.
(925) 266-3134 View (925) 266-3134
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Valerie Souza
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
Pleasanton, CA 94588
You are the expert of your life! Utilizing an "eclectic" approach, I will draw from an array of psychological orientations to help you recognize and move past obstacles standing between you and your contentment; which will enable you to experience more fulfilling relationships. I'm a "compassionate soul" with great listening skills, although my style is "active" and I frequently utilize Cognitive Behavioral tools and techniques to help you challenge your thinking, reduce your anxiety, and to encourage you to take advantage of the full spectrum of thinking and being.
You are the expert of your life! Utilizing an "eclectic" approach, I will draw from an array of psychological orientations to help you recognize and move past obstacles standing between you and your contentment; which will enable you to experience more fulfilling relationships. I'm a "compassionate soul" with great listening skills, although my style is "active" and I frequently utilize Cognitive Behavioral tools and techniques to help you challenge your thinking, reduce your anxiety, and to encourage you to take advantage of the full spectrum of thinking and being.
(925) 291-4411 View (925) 291-4411
Photo of Vanessa Muellerleile LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in Pleasanton, CA
Vanessa Muellerleile LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Pleasanton, CA 94566
My goal as a therapist is to help individuals and families uncover and utilize their personal strengths to overcome their challenges and achieve mental wellness. Through a variety of client-centered approaches I provide a safe space for clients to feel heard, understood, and respected. Using mindfulness and cognitive behavioral strategies, clients will foster a better understanding of their own thoughts, feelings and behaviors as we forge the path to mental wellness together.
My goal as a therapist is to help individuals and families uncover and utilize their personal strengths to overcome their challenges and achieve mental wellness. Through a variety of client-centered approaches I provide a safe space for clients to feel heard, understood, and respected. Using mindfulness and cognitive behavioral strategies, clients will foster a better understanding of their own thoughts, feelings and behaviors as we forge the path to mental wellness together.
(925) 660-7635 View (925) 660-7635
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Melissa Ruiz
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Pleasanton, CA 94566
I am a licensed marriage & family therapist with a genuine desire to help others.My approach to therapy begins with deep compassion toward each person's unique circumstances and story. Whether you are struggling with anxiety, depression, self-love, being a highly sensitive person or having difficulty adjusting to change or life events, I strive to provide a non-judgmental environment where you can feel safe and comfortable to express yourself in an honest way. I also believe in a holistic, mind-body approach to treatment and often encourage integrating nutrition, functional medicine and natural approaches in order to optimally heal.
I am a licensed marriage & family therapist with a genuine desire to help others.My approach to therapy begins with deep compassion toward each person's unique circumstances and story. Whether you are struggling with anxiety, depression, self-love, being a highly sensitive person or having difficulty adjusting to change or life events, I strive to provide a non-judgmental environment where you can feel safe and comfortable to express yourself in an honest way. I also believe in a holistic, mind-body approach to treatment and often encourage integrating nutrition, functional medicine and natural approaches in order to optimally heal.
(925) 403-4742 View (925) 403-4742
Photo of Vilma Sylvester, Marriage & Family Therapist in Pleasanton, CA
Vilma Sylvester
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Pleasanton, CA 94566
You may experience emotional pain at times, as we all do. You may even have deeper emotional wounds that still need healing, but you don't have to endure unhappiness. YOU DON'T HAVE TO SUFFER. Let's work together to bring the joy back. True, life can get really tough. But psychology research tells us that you can improve emotional well-being and obtain the resilience you need to deal with the tough times, often regardless of challenging life circumstances. By using your strengths, increasing relational connection, positive experiences and engagement with what you value most you can find satisfaction and meaning in life.
You may experience emotional pain at times, as we all do. You may even have deeper emotional wounds that still need healing, but you don't have to endure unhappiness. YOU DON'T HAVE TO SUFFER. Let's work together to bring the joy back. True, life can get really tough. But psychology research tells us that you can improve emotional well-being and obtain the resilience you need to deal with the tough times, often regardless of challenging life circumstances. By using your strengths, increasing relational connection, positive experiences and engagement with what you value most you can find satisfaction and meaning in life.
(925) 421-2818 View (925) 421-2818
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Dora Futterman
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Pleasanton, CA 94566
Talking honestly about your life with someone who can provide a calming perspective can make all the difference. I am a psychologist who works with adults, children, teens, and couples. My practice includes many people who are feeling depressed, discouraged, angry, anxious, or seem to be unable to make progress as they should. My approach is adapted to every client I see. I take a client-centered, individualized approach and will use a mix of techniques from psychodynamic approaches, family systems theory, and cognitive-behavioral therapy to provide you with the therapy that is best suited to your individual needs.
Talking honestly about your life with someone who can provide a calming perspective can make all the difference. I am a psychologist who works with adults, children, teens, and couples. My practice includes many people who are feeling depressed, discouraged, angry, anxious, or seem to be unable to make progress as they should. My approach is adapted to every client I see. I take a client-centered, individualized approach and will use a mix of techniques from psychodynamic approaches, family systems theory, and cognitive-behavioral therapy to provide you with the therapy that is best suited to your individual needs.
(925) 962-5839 View (925) 962-5839

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Number of Therapists in Pleasanton, CA

200+

Average cost per session

$180

Therapists in Pleasanton, CA who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
89% Depression
82% Relationship Issues
74% Self Esteem
71% Coping Skills
64% Family Conflict
63% Grief

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

57% Aetna
56% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
55% Optum

How Therapists in Pleasanton, CA see their clients

79% In Person and Online
21% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
18% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Pleasanton?

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.