Therapists in Sacramento, CA

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Photo of Gita Seshadri, Marriage & Family Therapist in Sacramento, CA
Gita Seshadri
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified
Sacramento, CA 95816
Frustrated? Unhappy? Anxious? In emotional pain? Want some validation, insight, and change? I believe that everyone is the expert of their own experience; you have lived your life longer than I have known you. With encouragement, I often use the metaphor of being a flashlight in a dark cave, shedding light on different things, however, you, as the client are in the driver's seat; I am in the passenger seat, as a co-driver. Together, we will explore your personal meanings and experiences while making larger connections to your goals. I invite you to our journey together in creating new meaning.
Frustrated? Unhappy? Anxious? In emotional pain? Want some validation, insight, and change? I believe that everyone is the expert of their own experience; you have lived your life longer than I have known you. With encouragement, I often use the metaphor of being a flashlight in a dark cave, shedding light on different things, however, you, as the client are in the driver's seat; I am in the passenger seat, as a co-driver. Together, we will explore your personal meanings and experiences while making larger connections to your goals. I invite you to our journey together in creating new meaning.
(949) 441-5655 View (949) 441-5655
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Kelly Pemberton
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MA, LMFT, LEP
Verified
4 Endorsed
Sacramento, CA 95819  (Online Only)
You are committed to feeling better, you've tried everything, but still you feel lost in the pain. You've always been able to "fix" things in your life, why not this? This time, you feel stuck. Maybe you feel gripped by anxiety or panic. Maybe you feel consumed by grief from trauma or loss of a person, pet, or life dream. Maybe you're finding yourself in new life circumstances (a significant health challenge, life milestone, career or relationship change) and wonder "who am I now"? Life has a way of challenging us. There is a way through.
You are committed to feeling better, you've tried everything, but still you feel lost in the pain. You've always been able to "fix" things in your life, why not this? This time, you feel stuck. Maybe you feel gripped by anxiety or panic. Maybe you feel consumed by grief from trauma or loss of a person, pet, or life dream. Maybe you're finding yourself in new life circumstances (a significant health challenge, life milestone, career or relationship change) and wonder "who am I now"? Life has a way of challenging us. There is a way through.
(916) 432-2011 View (916) 432-2011
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Stronger Together Licensed Counseling and Wellness
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Sacramento, CA 95826
Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired? Feeling exhausted being overwhelmed and sad? Those who are closest to you can't see your pain because you have hidden how you truly feel by wearing a mask. Wearing a mask allows you to get through the day but fall apart when alone. In therapy you take off the mask, breathe and reveal your true feelings, gain insight into how to decrease your pain and live a more balanced healthier life. Getting help is not a sign of weakness, but strength. It takes a great deal of strength and courage to take this step towards feeling better.
Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired? Feeling exhausted being overwhelmed and sad? Those who are closest to you can't see your pain because you have hidden how you truly feel by wearing a mask. Wearing a mask allows you to get through the day but fall apart when alone. In therapy you take off the mask, breathe and reveal your true feelings, gain insight into how to decrease your pain and live a more balanced healthier life. Getting help is not a sign of weakness, but strength. It takes a great deal of strength and courage to take this step towards feeling better.
(916) 252-5035 View (916) 252-5035
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Angelique York
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Sacramento, CA 95833
Welcome! My name is Angelique York, LCSW 14254. I use a collaborative approach which consists of a variety of therapy modalities, CBT, PST, and mindfulness. My specialties include anxiety, depression, self-esteem, self-doubt, identity issues, building relationships, workplace conflict, and boundary setting. My work is most effective using a combination of therapy modalities based on what my client is presenting. My collaborative approach includes problem-solving and solution-focused therapy, CBT, and mindfulness to provide therapy.
Welcome! My name is Angelique York, LCSW 14254. I use a collaborative approach which consists of a variety of therapy modalities, CBT, PST, and mindfulness. My specialties include anxiety, depression, self-esteem, self-doubt, identity issues, building relationships, workplace conflict, and boundary setting. My work is most effective using a combination of therapy modalities based on what my client is presenting. My collaborative approach includes problem-solving and solution-focused therapy, CBT, and mindfulness to provide therapy.
(916) 931-3048 View (916) 931-3048
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Deep Insight Psychology
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Sacramento, CA 95834
In my work over the past several years, I have found that empowering individuals to explore themselves and the impact of their social, cultural, and inner world helps them navigate their own growth. It also empowers them to direct their healing. My experience of treatment ranges from depression, anxiety, trauma, chronic illness, and psychosomatic disorders to integral work in self-esteem, patterned behaviors, relational issues, and work-life balance issues tied to the symptoms experienced.
In my work over the past several years, I have found that empowering individuals to explore themselves and the impact of their social, cultural, and inner world helps them navigate their own growth. It also empowers them to direct their healing. My experience of treatment ranges from depression, anxiety, trauma, chronic illness, and psychosomatic disorders to integral work in self-esteem, patterned behaviors, relational issues, and work-life balance issues tied to the symptoms experienced.
(530) 454-8680 View (530) 454-8680
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Optimal Neurofeedback
Verified
Sacramento, CA 95815
Are you, or your child, struggling with ADHD, sleep problems, anxiety, depression, Traumatic Brain Injury, PTSD, Autistic, Attachment or Neurodevelopment disorders? Are the symptoms making school, family and/or work life difficult? Or, are you an athlete or business person who excels but wants to perform even better? Perhaps you are spiritual and wanting to improve your meditation or mindfulness practice. Neurofeedback provides you healing, relief and peak performance through its' non-invasive use of neurologically relevant feedback by sound and sight cues to gently inform your brain toward what is naturally best for it.
Are you, or your child, struggling with ADHD, sleep problems, anxiety, depression, Traumatic Brain Injury, PTSD, Autistic, Attachment or Neurodevelopment disorders? Are the symptoms making school, family and/or work life difficult? Or, are you an athlete or business person who excels but wants to perform even better? Perhaps you are spiritual and wanting to improve your meditation or mindfulness practice. Neurofeedback provides you healing, relief and peak performance through its' non-invasive use of neurologically relevant feedback by sound and sight cues to gently inform your brain toward what is naturally best for it.
(916) 668-5906 View (916) 668-5906
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Maria Guadalupe Rivera
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Sacramento, CA 95827
I am passionate about helping people and learning about their lives. I believe that we are the authors of our own story and it is up to us to bring about change; however, sometimes we need a little guidance to get to where we want to get and overcome struggles that may seem out of our control. I believe that it is our responsibility to work towards our goals and heal from the things that continue to hurt us. I enjoy working with individuals of all ages, from all cultural backgrounds.
I am passionate about helping people and learning about their lives. I believe that we are the authors of our own story and it is up to us to bring about change; however, sometimes we need a little guidance to get to where we want to get and overcome struggles that may seem out of our control. I believe that it is our responsibility to work towards our goals and heal from the things that continue to hurt us. I enjoy working with individuals of all ages, from all cultural backgrounds.
(916) 398-2406 View (916) 398-2406
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Alive Counseling
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LPCC
Verified
Sacramento, CA 95816  (Online Only)
Jeff Wilfong, LMFT, LPCC. Therapy reduces suffering and creates possibility for healthy changes. It is one of the best investments that you can make as you gain awareness and learn about problematic patterns. Everyone is at their own change-readiness level and I will support you where you are at. I am familiar with most psychological issues or relationship concerns, as I have worked in numerous settings and generally I have said "Yes!" to everyone along the way.
Jeff Wilfong, LMFT, LPCC. Therapy reduces suffering and creates possibility for healthy changes. It is one of the best investments that you can make as you gain awareness and learn about problematic patterns. Everyone is at their own change-readiness level and I will support you where you are at. I am familiar with most psychological issues or relationship concerns, as I have worked in numerous settings and generally I have said "Yes!" to everyone along the way.
(855) 281-3534 View (855) 281-3534
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Jesse Wade
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Sacramento, CA 95811
My training would be defined as "Cognitive Behavioral Therapy" but I engage in general therapy. This means that I will work with my clients to meet them where they are and use tools, interventions and approaches that respect their person and strives to align with who they are. I am here for the client and make it a point to engage on a humanistic level. I am not a therapist who sits in a chair and asks "how does that make you feel?" I am a therapist who wants to actively help you identify your goal(s) and come up with a plan for you to reach them. I will not waste your time and I am invested as much as you are.
My training would be defined as "Cognitive Behavioral Therapy" but I engage in general therapy. This means that I will work with my clients to meet them where they are and use tools, interventions and approaches that respect their person and strives to align with who they are. I am here for the client and make it a point to engage on a humanistic level. I am not a therapist who sits in a chair and asks "how does that make you feel?" I am a therapist who wants to actively help you identify your goal(s) and come up with a plan for you to reach them. I will not waste your time and I am invested as much as you are.
(916) 507-0392 View (916) 507-0392
Photo of Nicole Nelson, Marriage & Family Therapist in Sacramento, CA
Nicole Nelson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LPCC
Verified
Sacramento, CA 95825
Not accepting new clients
I want to help you better know, understand, and most importantly accept yourself. All too often we carry around with us hidden beliefs that we are not acceptable as we are. We say to ourselves: "If only I were better at..." "I am just a fraud..." "If anyone really knew who I was..." We feel that we should be a certain way first in order to be deserving of the relationships that we really want. My goal is to help you work through these unhelpful core beliefs and ultimately have a more full and fulfilling life.
I want to help you better know, understand, and most importantly accept yourself. All too often we carry around with us hidden beliefs that we are not acceptable as we are. We say to ourselves: "If only I were better at..." "I am just a fraud..." "If anyone really knew who I was..." We feel that we should be a certain way first in order to be deserving of the relationships that we really want. My goal is to help you work through these unhelpful core beliefs and ultimately have a more full and fulfilling life.
(916) 382-7460 View (916) 382-7460
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Laura Naughton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Sacramento, CA 95816
We often come to points in life that leave us feeling lost, stuck and untethered. Whether you are grappling with anxiety, depression, addiction, trauma, relationship issues, or beyond, you are not alone. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and would be honored to work with you. For many, therapy can provide a safe space to unpack and explore your feelings, experiences, thoughts, and fears while aligning with your values, goals and hopes to become more present, connected and fulfilled in your life. The relationship is key to this process and I strive to understand you, your identity, and your background.
We often come to points in life that leave us feeling lost, stuck and untethered. Whether you are grappling with anxiety, depression, addiction, trauma, relationship issues, or beyond, you are not alone. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and would be honored to work with you. For many, therapy can provide a safe space to unpack and explore your feelings, experiences, thoughts, and fears while aligning with your values, goals and hopes to become more present, connected and fulfilled in your life. The relationship is key to this process and I strive to understand you, your identity, and your background.
(916) 634-0293 View (916) 634-0293
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Lori Sanderson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Sacramento, CA 95828  (Online Only)
Hello there! I'm Dr. Lori Sanderson. I enjoy looking at your thoughts and how they are contributing to your stress level, anxiety level, or overall feelings of sadness. How you think contributes to how you behave. How you behave also contributes to how you feel. I will meet you where you are but will also help you to develop a stronger and healthier version of you.
Hello there! I'm Dr. Lori Sanderson. I enjoy looking at your thoughts and how they are contributing to your stress level, anxiety level, or overall feelings of sadness. How you think contributes to how you behave. How you behave also contributes to how you feel. I will meet you where you are but will also help you to develop a stronger and healthier version of you.
(916) 314-7673 View (916) 314-7673
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Sage River Psychotherapy
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
5 Endorsed
Sacramento, CA 95816
Relationships are challenging. If you're struggling as a partner or parent, please know you are not alone. At Sage River Psychotherapy, we believe that we are all vulnerable to finding ourselves "stuck" in patterns that don't serve us well. We also believe in every person's ability to lead a fulfilling life and to maintain relationships that are meaningful, safe, and rewarding. If you're caught in cycles of conflict, anger, depression, anxiety, it's good that you're here. We'd love to help.
Relationships are challenging. If you're struggling as a partner or parent, please know you are not alone. At Sage River Psychotherapy, we believe that we are all vulnerable to finding ourselves "stuck" in patterns that don't serve us well. We also believe in every person's ability to lead a fulfilling life and to maintain relationships that are meaningful, safe, and rewarding. If you're caught in cycles of conflict, anger, depression, anxiety, it's good that you're here. We'd love to help.
(916) 525-8938 View (916) 525-8938
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Traci Bianchi Templin
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Sacramento, CA 95816
Welcome! I offer support for your journey to a balanced, peaceful, and happy life. I have a passion for guiding clients through their journey of finding peace, balance, and happiness in life. I view therapy as a collaborative effort between the client and the therapist. I support my client's unique individuality, life experience, and their personal story. I value openness, acceptance, and laughter, and I strongly believe that we are all in a lifelong process of growth and change. Using empathy and compassion, I provide support and practical feedback to help clients resolve current problems and long-standing patterns.
Welcome! I offer support for your journey to a balanced, peaceful, and happy life. I have a passion for guiding clients through their journey of finding peace, balance, and happiness in life. I view therapy as a collaborative effort between the client and the therapist. I support my client's unique individuality, life experience, and their personal story. I value openness, acceptance, and laughter, and I strongly believe that we are all in a lifelong process of growth and change. Using empathy and compassion, I provide support and practical feedback to help clients resolve current problems and long-standing patterns.
(916) 727-6454 View (916) 727-6454
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Clinic for Healing and Change
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Sacramento, CA 95816
Are you feeling overwhelmed by depression, anxiety or struggling to maintain a healthy relationship? Let us provide you with compassionate support and guidance that you need. As an experienced therapist, I specialize in helping individuals find relief from their mental health challenges and work collaboratively with couples to enhance their connection and understanding. Together, we can navigate the complexities of your emotions and relationships, empower you to lead a happier and more fulfilling life. Take the first step towards healing and reach out today.
Are you feeling overwhelmed by depression, anxiety or struggling to maintain a healthy relationship? Let us provide you with compassionate support and guidance that you need. As an experienced therapist, I specialize in helping individuals find relief from their mental health challenges and work collaboratively with couples to enhance their connection and understanding. Together, we can navigate the complexities of your emotions and relationships, empower you to lead a happier and more fulfilling life. Take the first step towards healing and reach out today.
(916) 432-4070 View (916) 432-4070
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Kevin Caskey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Sacramento, CA 95825  (Online Only)
My experience ranges from community mental health, residential treatment, and private practice. I particularly enjoy working on men's issues. I approach my work as a mental health professional from a humanistic and client-centered perspective. I believe that rapport and trust are essential to an effective therapeutic relationship. I believe it is my role to help clients establish goals and stay on target in meeting them. This sometimes involves a more directive style of therapy.
My experience ranges from community mental health, residential treatment, and private practice. I particularly enjoy working on men's issues. I approach my work as a mental health professional from a humanistic and client-centered perspective. I believe that rapport and trust are essential to an effective therapeutic relationship. I believe it is my role to help clients establish goals and stay on target in meeting them. This sometimes involves a more directive style of therapy.
(424) 414-6766 View (424) 414-6766
Photo of Allison Suznovich, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Sacramento, CA
Allison Suznovich
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
5 Endorsed
Sacramento, CA 95825
Your new life can start today! Change your life for the better! Uncover underlying meaning and deepen your self awareness in a supportive therapeutic environment. Understand your subconscious better through resolving childhood issues and becoming more present and mindful in your current relationships. Realize your potential. I specialize in individual therapy focused on people who are experiencing life change and/or transitions, depression and anxiety. Rediscover the joy in your relationships. Overcome depression and grief. Find relief from anxiety and stress. Control eating urges. Access adaptive thoughts.
Your new life can start today! Change your life for the better! Uncover underlying meaning and deepen your self awareness in a supportive therapeutic environment. Understand your subconscious better through resolving childhood issues and becoming more present and mindful in your current relationships. Realize your potential. I specialize in individual therapy focused on people who are experiencing life change and/or transitions, depression and anxiety. Rediscover the joy in your relationships. Overcome depression and grief. Find relief from anxiety and stress. Control eating urges. Access adaptive thoughts.
(916) 512-1872 View (916) 512-1872
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Stephen Ira Abramowitz
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Sacramento, CA 95864  (Online Only)
I have been a psychologist for 45 years. I earned a B.A. in psychology from Northwestern University in 1967 and a Ph.D. in clinical psychology at the University of Colorado in 1972. I taught, conducted research and treated patients at Vanderbilt University, where I collaborated with Dr. Hans Strupp, a pioneer in the study of the effectiveness of psychotherapy. I published over 100 scientific articles on the process and outcome of therapy and the influence of sex and race biases in diagnosis and treatment.
I have been a psychologist for 45 years. I earned a B.A. in psychology from Northwestern University in 1967 and a Ph.D. in clinical psychology at the University of Colorado in 1972. I taught, conducted research and treated patients at Vanderbilt University, where I collaborated with Dr. Hans Strupp, a pioneer in the study of the effectiveness of psychotherapy. I published over 100 scientific articles on the process and outcome of therapy and the influence of sex and race biases in diagnosis and treatment.
(916) 520-6242 View (916) 520-6242
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The Attach Place, Neurofeedback, KAP
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Sacramento, CA 95826
NEW! We are now providing Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy! Our mission: We provide expert attachment-based, trauma-informed services to those seeking emotional healing and wellness, lasting relationships, and loving family lives. "Love Matters" in every relationship. We practice therapy that way, too. At the center, we provide attachment therapies to treat individuals, couples, children, and families, with a specialty focus on adoption, relationships, and trauma recovery. We practice Internal Family Systems, EMDR, Flash Tech, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Theraplay, Dyadic Psychotherapy, Therapeutic Parenting, and Neurofeedback.
NEW! We are now providing Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy! Our mission: We provide expert attachment-based, trauma-informed services to those seeking emotional healing and wellness, lasting relationships, and loving family lives. "Love Matters" in every relationship. We practice therapy that way, too. At the center, we provide attachment therapies to treat individuals, couples, children, and families, with a specialty focus on adoption, relationships, and trauma recovery. We practice Internal Family Systems, EMDR, Flash Tech, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Theraplay, Dyadic Psychotherapy, Therapeutic Parenting, and Neurofeedback.
(916) 269-3522 View (916) 269-3522
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Danen Adelson
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Sacramento, CA 95816  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Through a respectful process of listening and questions, I work with you to help clarify your goals and values. I will help you find new perspectives and restore a healthy narrative that does not include feelings of blame or shame. We will work together to develop better skills at managing difficult emotions, such as sadness, disappointment, pain, and anger. We will learn to nurture feelings that are healthy and not those that can get us stuck. I hope to work with you to discover a sense of self-compassion and flexibility.
Through a respectful process of listening and questions, I work with you to help clarify your goals and values. I will help you find new perspectives and restore a healthy narrative that does not include feelings of blame or shame. We will work together to develop better skills at managing difficult emotions, such as sadness, disappointment, pain, and anger. We will learn to nurture feelings that are healthy and not those that can get us stuck. I hope to work with you to discover a sense of self-compassion and flexibility.
(530) 576-5417 View (530) 576-5417

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Number of Therapists in Sacramento, CA

1,000+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Sacramento, CA who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
86% Depression
74% Relationship Issues
71% Self Esteem
69% Trauma and PTSD
69% Coping Skills
67% Stress

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

65% Aetna
61% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
61% Optum

How Therapists in Sacramento, CA see their clients

69% In Person and Online
31% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
19% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Sacramento?

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.