Therapists in Richmond, CA

Photo of Annabelle Potvin, Associate Clinical Social Worker in Richmond, CA
Annabelle Potvin
Associate Clinical Social Worker, ASW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Richmond, CA 94801
I view therapy as a sacred relationship that involves full-hearted care for your holistic well-being. I will always bring warmth, non-judgment, and down-to-earth humanity to our sessions. I am also a strong advocate for your growth. This involves challenging you, helping you take clear action to resource yourself, and doing my best to help our work translate outside the therapy space. My style is grounded, intuitive, embodied, and engaged.
I view therapy as a sacred relationship that involves full-hearted care for your holistic well-being. I will always bring warmth, non-judgment, and down-to-earth humanity to our sessions. I am also a strong advocate for your growth. This involves challenging you, helping you take clear action to resource yourself, and doing my best to help our work translate outside the therapy space. My style is grounded, intuitive, embodied, and engaged.
(510) 962-6575 View (510) 962-6575
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Chris Fenaroli MFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Richmond, CA 94803  (Online Only)
I work well with motivated clients. I specialize in using Byron Katie's The Work. I help clients work through childhood trauma and negative patterning. I love watching clients go from overwhelmed to empowered. The Work is excellent for trauma, anxiety and depression. I love clients who are curious about how their mind works. The Work will help you see how the mind can sabotage, and how you can overcome feeling victimized. Clients with an open mind benefit the most. I work equally well with men, women and those who identify as non-binary. I am curious and work well with all spiritual perspectives. I can go anywhere with you.
I work well with motivated clients. I specialize in using Byron Katie's The Work. I help clients work through childhood trauma and negative patterning. I love watching clients go from overwhelmed to empowered. The Work is excellent for trauma, anxiety and depression. I love clients who are curious about how their mind works. The Work will help you see how the mind can sabotage, and how you can overcome feeling victimized. Clients with an open mind benefit the most. I work equally well with men, women and those who identify as non-binary. I am curious and work well with all spiritual perspectives. I can go anywhere with you.
(510) 462-3523 View (510) 462-3523
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Krystal Fortner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Richmond, CA 94804
Embarking on a journey of healing requires courage, and I commend you for taking the first step. Your presence here is a testament to your readiness for change. Together, we will create a tailored roadmap to guide you towards reclaiming your life, rebuilding relationships, and fostering a profound connection with yourself. Welcome. I’m glad you’re here.
Embarking on a journey of healing requires courage, and I commend you for taking the first step. Your presence here is a testament to your readiness for change. Together, we will create a tailored roadmap to guide you towards reclaiming your life, rebuilding relationships, and fostering a profound connection with yourself. Welcome. I’m glad you’re here.
(510) 983-8338 View (510) 983-8338
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John Jakubowski
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, APCC, EMDR
Verified Verified
Richmond, CA 94803
Things are really hard right now - it is more important than ever to have support. That looks different for everyone, but whether it's parenting, relationship, work, family - or all of the above, create some space and a plan to walk through it - together. It is a journey of insight, compassion, respect, honesty, integrity and courage.
Things are really hard right now - it is more important than ever to have support. That looks different for everyone, but whether it's parenting, relationship, work, family - or all of the above, create some space and a plan to walk through it - together. It is a journey of insight, compassion, respect, honesty, integrity and courage.
(510) 726-1326 View (510) 726-1326
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Sarah Quesnell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Richmond, CA 94801  (Online Only)
“Opportunities to find deeper powers within ourselves come when life seems most challenging.”- Joseph Campbell. Welcome! Servicios en español. Services en français. I’m passionate about helping people achieve transformation and well-being during challenging times in life. Over the years, many of my clients have shared with me that they’ve benefited from my ability to deeply listen, and to hold space for them during their most difficult moments. I’m so honored by this feedback. It serves as my inspiration to continue to assist in facilitating change and relief for my clients.
“Opportunities to find deeper powers within ourselves come when life seems most challenging.”- Joseph Campbell. Welcome! Servicios en español. Services en français. I’m passionate about helping people achieve transformation and well-being during challenging times in life. Over the years, many of my clients have shared with me that they’ve benefited from my ability to deeply listen, and to hold space for them during their most difficult moments. I’m so honored by this feedback. It serves as my inspiration to continue to assist in facilitating change and relief for my clients.
(415) 358-0534 View (415) 358-0534
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Liz Abrams
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Richmond, CA 94804
Stress and trauma can take many forms. Sometimes we survive an event such as a car accident, wildfire, assault, or military-related event. Or we may notice chronic struggles with trusting others and ourselves, and feeling stressed and unsatisfied in our relationships. The experience of trauma can significantly impact how we change or grow in each present moment, how we connect and separate from others, and how we experiment, take risks, and resource our creativity. Let's co-create a therapy relationship that works to support the development of loving relationships with self and others.
Stress and trauma can take many forms. Sometimes we survive an event such as a car accident, wildfire, assault, or military-related event. Or we may notice chronic struggles with trusting others and ourselves, and feeling stressed and unsatisfied in our relationships. The experience of trauma can significantly impact how we change or grow in each present moment, how we connect and separate from others, and how we experiment, take risks, and resource our creativity. Let's co-create a therapy relationship that works to support the development of loving relationships with self and others.
(510) 851-8667 View (510) 851-8667
Photo of Shawn Sinclair, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Richmond, CA
Shawn Sinclair
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Richmond, CA 94804
Dedicating much of my clinical work to helping adolescents, young adults, adults, and families, I have experience providing individual therapy for all ages and groups, including pre-marital work. I assist clients coping with stress, anxiety, depression, abuse, trauma, marital and relationship issues, loss, eating disorders, oppositional behavior, life-skills work, adoptions/foster care, parenting issues, sexual identification struggles, and any life changes. I am passionate about helping my clients turn difficult experiences into opportunities for growth. I understand that stressful situations can be overwhelming.
Dedicating much of my clinical work to helping adolescents, young adults, adults, and families, I have experience providing individual therapy for all ages and groups, including pre-marital work. I assist clients coping with stress, anxiety, depression, abuse, trauma, marital and relationship issues, loss, eating disorders, oppositional behavior, life-skills work, adoptions/foster care, parenting issues, sexual identification struggles, and any life changes. I am passionate about helping my clients turn difficult experiences into opportunities for growth. I understand that stressful situations can be overwhelming.
(510) 621-6641 View (510) 621-6641
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Amanda Hartrey
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Richmond, CA 94804  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Making the decision to work with a therapist is a big deal. It takes courage to allow someone to see your vulnerabilities. You may be dealing with a crisis, loss or life transition. You may be feeling stuck, anxious, stressed, angry, depressed, grief-stricken or some combination of these. I will meet you with warmth, compassion, curiosity and will actively engage with you as you unfold these layers that are complicating your life. I believe you possess an inherent strength that has gotten you this far in life. Let me help bolster this strength that you might have forgotten about.
Making the decision to work with a therapist is a big deal. It takes courage to allow someone to see your vulnerabilities. You may be dealing with a crisis, loss or life transition. You may be feeling stuck, anxious, stressed, angry, depressed, grief-stricken or some combination of these. I will meet you with warmth, compassion, curiosity and will actively engage with you as you unfold these layers that are complicating your life. I believe you possess an inherent strength that has gotten you this far in life. Let me help bolster this strength that you might have forgotten about.
(510) 735-8375 View (510) 735-8375
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Mindful Phoenix Therapy - Serina Harris, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Richmond, CA 94804  (Online Only)
Are you searching for a provider with warmth, compassion, and proven experience to help you with the challenges you face? Hi, I am Serina Harris. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 17 years of experience proudly serving teens, young adults and families in the San Francisco Bay Area. As an Integrative and DBT Informed therapist, I provide a supportive and nurturing environment for my clients to address their individual needs. Whether it's navigating the many challenges of adolescence, managing the complexities of new adult life, or fostering healthy family relationships and communication, I am here to help.
Are you searching for a provider with warmth, compassion, and proven experience to help you with the challenges you face? Hi, I am Serina Harris. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 17 years of experience proudly serving teens, young adults and families in the San Francisco Bay Area. As an Integrative and DBT Informed therapist, I provide a supportive and nurturing environment for my clients to address their individual needs. Whether it's navigating the many challenges of adolescence, managing the complexities of new adult life, or fostering healthy family relationships and communication, I am here to help.
(510) 621-7167 View (510) 621-7167
Photo of Raquel Castellanos Miller, MSW, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Richmond, CA
Raquel Castellanos Miller, MSW, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Richmond, CA 94801  (Online Only)
Utilizing a trauma informed approach, I work to build a safe therapeutic relationship with you, in order to address the underlying question of "What happened to you?," rather than "What's wrong with you?" Understanding that depression, anxiety and other mental health challenges stem from complex and myriad issues, including systemic social issues related to racism and oppression, family of origin issues, and the impact of trauma and adverse life experiences. My goal is to assist you to utilize life's adversities to discover and cultivate your inner strength and resilience, in service of your lifelong journey of growth and healing.
Utilizing a trauma informed approach, I work to build a safe therapeutic relationship with you, in order to address the underlying question of "What happened to you?," rather than "What's wrong with you?" Understanding that depression, anxiety and other mental health challenges stem from complex and myriad issues, including systemic social issues related to racism and oppression, family of origin issues, and the impact of trauma and adverse life experiences. My goal is to assist you to utilize life's adversities to discover and cultivate your inner strength and resilience, in service of your lifelong journey of growth and healing.
(510) 257-9311 View (510) 257-9311
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Dora Ritzer
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Richmond, CA 94805
Not accepting new clients
Play is the language of childhood and I speak it fluently. Whatever situation your child is going through, we will face it together. We might be adventurers, exploring the rocky seas of emotion regulation. Perhaps we are princes and princesses trapped in a castle of loneliness, race car drivers going around on the track of ADHD, or warriors battling monsters in the dark. We might even teach a bear to use the potty.
Play is the language of childhood and I speak it fluently. Whatever situation your child is going through, we will face it together. We might be adventurers, exploring the rocky seas of emotion regulation. Perhaps we are princes and princesses trapped in a castle of loneliness, race car drivers going around on the track of ADHD, or warriors battling monsters in the dark. We might even teach a bear to use the potty.
(510) 907-7061 View (510) 907-7061
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Audrey Ramos
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Richmond, CA 94804
My name is Audrey Ramos and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of California. My approach is Strength Based, but also challenging. I am skilled in Seeking Safety, CBT techniques, Solution Focused and Motivational Interviewing. I enjoy establishing rapport with my clients and building on working, trusting, supportive environment to help my clients heal and grow. I practice reflective listening and help client's process difficult emotions to help them build empathy for themselves to move toward a place of progress, growth and an increase in overall functioning.
My name is Audrey Ramos and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of California. My approach is Strength Based, but also challenging. I am skilled in Seeking Safety, CBT techniques, Solution Focused and Motivational Interviewing. I enjoy establishing rapport with my clients and building on working, trusting, supportive environment to help my clients heal and grow. I practice reflective listening and help client's process difficult emotions to help them build empathy for themselves to move toward a place of progress, growth and an increase in overall functioning.
(510) 851-8730 View (510) 851-8730
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Bonnie Hegna
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Richmond, CA 94804
Hi, my name is Bonnie Hegna Licensed Marriage Family Therapist 143978. My approach to therapy is an eclectic approach short term. My focus of practice has been grief and loss, self-inflicted violent behavior, ADHD, Anger Management, Anxiety, Marriage Counseling, Behavioral issues, Divorce, Child Abuse, and Foster Youth as well as Victims of Crime. I am most comfortable working with children 5 to 10 and adults. I work well with behavioral issues, grief and loss, self-inflicted violent behavior, victims of crime, child abuse, divorce, ADHD, school issues, job issues, conflicts, and life changes.
Hi, my name is Bonnie Hegna Licensed Marriage Family Therapist 143978. My approach to therapy is an eclectic approach short term. My focus of practice has been grief and loss, self-inflicted violent behavior, ADHD, Anger Management, Anxiety, Marriage Counseling, Behavioral issues, Divorce, Child Abuse, and Foster Youth as well as Victims of Crime. I am most comfortable working with children 5 to 10 and adults. I work well with behavioral issues, grief and loss, self-inflicted violent behavior, victims of crime, child abuse, divorce, ADHD, school issues, job issues, conflicts, and life changes.
(510) 422-0092 View (510) 422-0092
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Bridge Hope Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
Richmond, CA 94806
Accepting New Clients. We all have different reasons for seeking assistance at various points in our lives. Perhaps you're looking for guidance or a new perspective. Maybe you're in a bad situation and don't know what to do. Whatever has brought you to this point of seeking support, please know that reaching out and asking for help takes tremendous courage. Finding new ways to deal with one's situation can be both illuminating and empowering.
Accepting New Clients. We all have different reasons for seeking assistance at various points in our lives. Perhaps you're looking for guidance or a new perspective. Maybe you're in a bad situation and don't know what to do. Whatever has brought you to this point of seeking support, please know that reaching out and asking for help takes tremendous courage. Finding new ways to deal with one's situation can be both illuminating and empowering.
(510) 892-5675 View (510) 892-5675
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Leah Platoni
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Richmond, CA 94804
Not accepting new clients
I am glad you found your way here! From our first contact, I focus on creating safety and trust in a therapeutic relationship. We need non-judgmental space to build insight into ourselves- our habits and patterns- and make desirable changes. The goals are honorable- to improve our relationships (with ourselves and with others) and to flourish more in our lives, finding more fulfillment on our journeys. I will be there, with compassion and curiosity, helping uncover how deeper memories, beliefs, and feelings shape your current relationship dynamics, way of moving through life, and perceptions of the world.
I am glad you found your way here! From our first contact, I focus on creating safety and trust in a therapeutic relationship. We need non-judgmental space to build insight into ourselves- our habits and patterns- and make desirable changes. The goals are honorable- to improve our relationships (with ourselves and with others) and to flourish more in our lives, finding more fulfillment on our journeys. I will be there, with compassion and curiosity, helping uncover how deeper memories, beliefs, and feelings shape your current relationship dynamics, way of moving through life, and perceptions of the world.
(510) 939-9268 View (510) 939-9268
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Mary Thomas
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Richmond, CA 94804
Are you or a loved one struggling with ADHD? Wondering if you have ADHD? I have been supporting individuals and families with ADHD for 20 years, using a combination of ADHD coaching and therapy. You can turn struggle into fulfillment by learning about your ADHD type, and developing new skills and ADHD friendly habits. As well as healing the pain that comes from experiencing anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, shame and overwhelm. I know how much frustration there is living with ADHD and how little control you may feel right now. There is hope. Call me and let's talk about how I can help. It's your time to thrive!
Are you or a loved one struggling with ADHD? Wondering if you have ADHD? I have been supporting individuals and families with ADHD for 20 years, using a combination of ADHD coaching and therapy. You can turn struggle into fulfillment by learning about your ADHD type, and developing new skills and ADHD friendly habits. As well as healing the pain that comes from experiencing anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, shame and overwhelm. I know how much frustration there is living with ADHD and how little control you may feel right now. There is hope. Call me and let's talk about how I can help. It's your time to thrive!
(510) 986-4742 View (510) 986-4742
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Lise Serrie Stern
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
Richmond, CA 94805  (Online Only)
Whatever it is that brought your here, whether it is a personal crisis, long term wounds of trauma, or the disappointment of a life not fully lived. You are not alone. These are the very human concerns that we all share. Along with a desire to heal into greater fullness, authenticity, creativity and more meaningful connection with ourselves and others. I believe that we all know what want most deeply - and even, how to get there. But we are blocked by limiting beliefs about ourselves, often from the past.
Whatever it is that brought your here, whether it is a personal crisis, long term wounds of trauma, or the disappointment of a life not fully lived. You are not alone. These are the very human concerns that we all share. Along with a desire to heal into greater fullness, authenticity, creativity and more meaningful connection with ourselves and others. I believe that we all know what want most deeply - and even, how to get there. But we are blocked by limiting beliefs about ourselves, often from the past.
(510) 880-1668 View (510) 880-1668
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Lucinda Guarino
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Richmond, CA 94804
Hi, there, I'm Lucinda! My name is Lucinda Guarino, and I'm a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) based in Southern California and working with clients statewide via telehealth. I work with women and men ages 14 and over and specialize in anxiety, life transitions, and emotional challenges. I use Humanistic/Existential Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to help my clients progress and start feeling better. I'm also happy to work with clients who desire to meet with someone from a faith-based, Christian perspective.
Hi, there, I'm Lucinda! My name is Lucinda Guarino, and I'm a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) based in Southern California and working with clients statewide via telehealth. I work with women and men ages 14 and over and specialize in anxiety, life transitions, and emotional challenges. I use Humanistic/Existential Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to help my clients progress and start feeling better. I'm also happy to work with clients who desire to meet with someone from a faith-based, Christian perspective.
(510) 466-1028 View (510) 466-1028
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Gayle Peterson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PhD
Verified Verified
Richmond, CA 94804
Life transitions, such as childbirth, parenting, divorce, and stepfamilies can be challenging. I have 30 years experience applying an integrative approach based on family systems research, psycho-dynamic psychotherapy, and hypnosis. I am a pioneer in perinatal psychology. www.Petersonchildbirthmethod.com describes my work with women and their partners preparing for birth and motherhood for the first time, or after previous loss or birth trauma. I also treat individuals for depression and anxiety and am skilled as a life coach.
Life transitions, such as childbirth, parenting, divorce, and stepfamilies can be challenging. I have 30 years experience applying an integrative approach based on family systems research, psycho-dynamic psychotherapy, and hypnosis. I am a pioneer in perinatal psychology. www.Petersonchildbirthmethod.com describes my work with women and their partners preparing for birth and motherhood for the first time, or after previous loss or birth trauma. I also treat individuals for depression and anxiety and am skilled as a life coach.
(510) 640-8923 View (510) 640-8923
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Ana Lourdes Herrador
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Richmond, CA 94805
As a bi-cultural/bi-lingual Latina Therapist with over twenty years of experience, I have had the pleasure of working with children, teens and adults from diverse cultural backgrounds. I provide psychotherapy to individuals from a holistic approach that incorporates mindfulness, relational, cognitive and psychodynamic theories. I love helping people, who are working in self-empowerment, managing anxiety, and relationship issues. I am a warm, compassionate therapist who strives to provide a welcoming place where my patients feel safe to address and work on their presenting symptoms and challenges.
As a bi-cultural/bi-lingual Latina Therapist with over twenty years of experience, I have had the pleasure of working with children, teens and adults from diverse cultural backgrounds. I provide psychotherapy to individuals from a holistic approach that incorporates mindfulness, relational, cognitive and psychodynamic theories. I love helping people, who are working in self-empowerment, managing anxiety, and relationship issues. I am a warm, compassionate therapist who strives to provide a welcoming place where my patients feel safe to address and work on their presenting symptoms and challenges.
(415) 363-9658 View (415) 363-9658

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Richmond, CA

100+

Average cost per session

$175

Therapists in Richmond, CA who prioritize treating:

90% Anxiety
89% Depression
75% Relationship Issues
74% Self Esteem
71% Coping Skills
69% Grief
64% Stress

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

82% Aetna
74% Cigna and Evernorth
73% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Richmond, CA see their clients

77% In Person and Online
23% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
18% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Richmond?

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

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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

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

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

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

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

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

What type of therapy is right for me?

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

How much does therapy cost?

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

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

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

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

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

Is online therapy a good option?

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

Are therapy sessions confidential?

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