Therapists in San Francisco, CA

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Photo of Garrett Howard, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Francisco, CA
Garrett Howard
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94115
Navigating life's complexities can often feel overwhelming, especially when you're balancing personal aspirations with societal expectations. Psychotherapy provides a unique space where you can confront and understand these feelings, and address what is holding you back. Together we will explore the unique narrative shaping your experiences, unravel the knots of unconscious conflicts, and relieve emotional burdens. Your creativity and independent spirit are assets; let's use them to foster resilience and self-assuredness, empowering you on your journey towards self-discovery and genuine transformation, not just quick fixes.
Navigating life's complexities can often feel overwhelming, especially when you're balancing personal aspirations with societal expectations. Psychotherapy provides a unique space where you can confront and understand these feelings, and address what is holding you back. Together we will explore the unique narrative shaping your experiences, unravel the knots of unconscious conflicts, and relieve emotional burdens. Your creativity and independent spirit are assets; let's use them to foster resilience and self-assuredness, empowering you on your journey towards self-discovery and genuine transformation, not just quick fixes.
(510) 953-4675 View (510) 953-4675
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Heidi Jan Metcalf
MA Psy, CLC
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94127  (Online Only)
Are you a woman feeling overwhelmed, sad, anxious…possibly even derailed? Like something just isn’t right? Perhaps these issues are arising now to be healed. Please see my website at www.myanamcara.com These feelings may mean that you are ready to discover a path to greater alignment with your purpose, your gifts, your desires! You may need caring help for your journey. Together we will gently relax and listen to your deeper truth. I welcome you with great understanding, calm curiosity, and heart-to-heart connection, as we illuminate your path of growth and healing.
Are you a woman feeling overwhelmed, sad, anxious…possibly even derailed? Like something just isn’t right? Perhaps these issues are arising now to be healed. Please see my website at www.myanamcara.com These feelings may mean that you are ready to discover a path to greater alignment with your purpose, your gifts, your desires! You may need caring help for your journey. Together we will gently relax and listen to your deeper truth. I welcome you with great understanding, calm curiosity, and heart-to-heart connection, as we illuminate your path of growth and healing.
(707) 329-3945 View (707) 329-3945
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Hope Czbas
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94118
Hey Y’all! My name is Hope Czbas and I’m a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC). My approach to therapy is initially one that is client centered; I believe it is important to first meet a client where they are at with that of compassion and understanding. I have a wide array of training within the mental health field but have the most experience supporting those healing through trauma, identity issues and emotional distress & regulation skills.
Hey Y’all! My name is Hope Czbas and I’m a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC). My approach to therapy is initially one that is client centered; I believe it is important to first meet a client where they are at with that of compassion and understanding. I have a wide array of training within the mental health field but have the most experience supporting those healing through trauma, identity issues and emotional distress & regulation skills.
(415) 687-5443 View (415) 687-5443
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Lisa Bialy
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94115
I help individuals, couples, and families identify their goals, face their fears, and explore old patterns of behavior so they can make the desired changes in their lives that lead to more meaningful, happy futures as well as better relationships with themselves and others. I am interested in why we keep doing things that don't seem to work. My approach is both pragmatic and depth oriented and my style is collaborative.
I help individuals, couples, and families identify their goals, face their fears, and explore old patterns of behavior so they can make the desired changes in their lives that lead to more meaningful, happy futures as well as better relationships with themselves and others. I am interested in why we keep doing things that don't seem to work. My approach is both pragmatic and depth oriented and my style is collaborative.
(415) 799-8984 View (415) 799-8984
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Andrew Nelson Peterson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CCSOTS
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94104
I specialize in working with individuals and couples who are experiencing challenges with addiction, emotional trauma/ptsd, depression & anxiety as well as issues regarding relationship negotiation, conflict resolution, intimacy, sex and sexuality. I focus on self-understanding, individual strengths, developing stronger communication skills and coping skills. My approach is collaborative, interactive, eclectic and engaging. I believe that therapy is a partnership as no-one should have to struggle with any of these issues alone. I work with my clients to better understand that there is a solution, that change is possibe and that there is Hope.
I specialize in working with individuals and couples who are experiencing challenges with addiction, emotional trauma/ptsd, depression & anxiety as well as issues regarding relationship negotiation, conflict resolution, intimacy, sex and sexuality. I focus on self-understanding, individual strengths, developing stronger communication skills and coping skills. My approach is collaborative, interactive, eclectic and engaging. I believe that therapy is a partnership as no-one should have to struggle with any of these issues alone. I work with my clients to better understand that there is a solution, that change is possibe and that there is Hope.
(628) 600-1369 View (628) 600-1369
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Shawna Brevik
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94109  (Online Only)
Do you have trouble identifying why patterns keep repeating themselves in your life? Maybe you are someone who is longing for a deeper connection to self and the world around you. Perhaps you are a couple reading this looking for support in navigating some of human relationships most challenging conflicts, or it could be you're just looking to strengthen the relationship. Wherever your inquiry lies I am confident our work together can facilitate meaningful change.
Do you have trouble identifying why patterns keep repeating themselves in your life? Maybe you are someone who is longing for a deeper connection to self and the world around you. Perhaps you are a couple reading this looking for support in navigating some of human relationships most challenging conflicts, or it could be you're just looking to strengthen the relationship. Wherever your inquiry lies I am confident our work together can facilitate meaningful change.
(341) 766-0669 View (341) 766-0669
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Maeve Odile Jackson-Dufault
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94123
My approach to therapy is integral; I work from an attachment and trauma informed lens with a deep grounding in relational psychoanalytic theory. I have experience with treating depression and anxiety, low self-esteem, questions of gender and sexuality, complex family dynamics, relationship issues, chronic pain, and grief work. My wish it to foster a therapeutic space that feels both challenging as well as safe so that we can work together to meet your treatment goals. In our work together I may bring in mindfulness techniques, parts work, attachment theory, dream work, movement, and myth.
My approach to therapy is integral; I work from an attachment and trauma informed lens with a deep grounding in relational psychoanalytic theory. I have experience with treating depression and anxiety, low self-esteem, questions of gender and sexuality, complex family dynamics, relationship issues, chronic pain, and grief work. My wish it to foster a therapeutic space that feels both challenging as well as safe so that we can work together to meet your treatment goals. In our work together I may bring in mindfulness techniques, parts work, attachment theory, dream work, movement, and myth.
(510) 513-4604 View (510) 513-4604
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Sharone Weltfreid
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94123  (Online Only)
Welcome!  I provide individual and couples therapy online. If you are struggling with relationship issues (including breakups), stress, anxiety, unhappiness, a situation you would like perspective on, workplace issues, or finding meaning or direction, I can help.  My expertise in mindfulness and insight-oriented therapies can help us identify and target the source of your struggles for more lasting changes.   I am also solution-focused and incorporate coaching strategies and cognitive behavioral therapy to help you take action today.
Welcome!  I provide individual and couples therapy online. If you are struggling with relationship issues (including breakups), stress, anxiety, unhappiness, a situation you would like perspective on, workplace issues, or finding meaning or direction, I can help.  My expertise in mindfulness and insight-oriented therapies can help us identify and target the source of your struggles for more lasting changes.   I am also solution-focused and incorporate coaching strategies and cognitive behavioral therapy to help you take action today.
(415) 594-4826 View (415) 594-4826
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Jane Reingold
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94114
I help people unwind and unravel the ways in which they get stuck in life. Through looking at how the past is affecting the present and what is actually going on in the present as seen through relationships, we can work as a team to further digest experiences, get to the root of painful patterns, free up choices and help develop a richer internal life.
I help people unwind and unravel the ways in which they get stuck in life. Through looking at how the past is affecting the present and what is actually going on in the present as seen through relationships, we can work as a team to further digest experiences, get to the root of painful patterns, free up choices and help develop a richer internal life.
(415) 820-3209 View (415) 820-3209
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Sterling Walker
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94114
Throughout our lives, we all have experienced feelings of depression, anxiety, and anger. These emotions leave you feeling insecure, shameful, lonely, unworthy and stuck in unhealthy patterns of behavior. Trauma can have negative emotional and physical effects and can lead to family/relationship issues. I specialize in solution-focused brief therapy, motivational interviewing, mindfulness and CBT. These approaches allow me to work with the client to decrease symptoms of anxiety and depression and other health/behavioral issues.
Throughout our lives, we all have experienced feelings of depression, anxiety, and anger. These emotions leave you feeling insecure, shameful, lonely, unworthy and stuck in unhealthy patterns of behavior. Trauma can have negative emotional and physical effects and can lead to family/relationship issues. I specialize in solution-focused brief therapy, motivational interviewing, mindfulness and CBT. These approaches allow me to work with the client to decrease symptoms of anxiety and depression and other health/behavioral issues.
(415) 840-3997 View (415) 840-3997
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Emma Farr Rawlings
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94123
1976,studies in Jungian, Psychosynthesis & Gestalt. 1983, completed Intensive Psychosynthesis Training with, Diana Whitmore, UK and Piero Ferrucci, Italy. 1977 , Staff Therapist at Diabasis House, San Francisco, a Jungian oriented residential alternative to hospitalization for acutely psychotic young adults,using no medication and offering Spiritual Crisis Intervention & Somatic Psychotherapy(1978-1982).Worked one on one with Autistic children, Buck Foundation Research(1982-1984).1980..., trained with Dr. Ron Alexander Ph.D,originator of the Open Mind Training. Completed Intensive Medical Intuitive Training with Caroline Myss and Norm Shealy M.D.(1995-1997).Diplomate, Comprehensive Energy Psychology,ACEP(2006-present)
1976,studies in Jungian, Psychosynthesis & Gestalt. 1983, completed Intensive Psychosynthesis Training with, Diana Whitmore, UK and Piero Ferrucci, Italy. 1977 , Staff Therapist at Diabasis House, San Francisco, a Jungian oriented residential alternative to hospitalization for acutely psychotic young adults,using no medication and offering Spiritual Crisis Intervention & Somatic Psychotherapy(1978-1982).Worked one on one with Autistic children, Buck Foundation Research(1982-1984).1980..., trained with Dr. Ron Alexander Ph.D,originator of the Open Mind Training. Completed Intensive Medical Intuitive Training with Caroline Myss and Norm Shealy M.D.(1995-1997).Diplomate, Comprehensive Energy Psychology,ACEP(2006-present)
(415) 367-3130 View (415) 367-3130
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Bahar Yaghoubian
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, EMDR
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94115  (Online Only)
Before your day starts, your heart and mind are already racing, your back and neck feel tense, and your stomach feels queasy. You have this feeling that you are stuck and not sure how to get out of this situation. You think to yourself, “What is happening to my life? Why do I feel this way?” Worry, fear, avoidance, racing heart and negative thoughts. In other words, Anxiety!!! It’s taking up all your energy and controlling your thoughts, emotions, and body. It feels like the anxiety is running your life.
Before your day starts, your heart and mind are already racing, your back and neck feel tense, and your stomach feels queasy. You have this feeling that you are stuck and not sure how to get out of this situation. You think to yourself, “What is happening to my life? Why do I feel this way?” Worry, fear, avoidance, racing heart and negative thoughts. In other words, Anxiety!!! It’s taking up all your energy and controlling your thoughts, emotions, and body. It feels like the anxiety is running your life.
(818) 616-8916 View (818) 616-8916
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Madhu Batheja
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94115
Life can be full of ups and downs; you may feel isolated, alienated, unable to trust, have low self-esteem or relationship problems. Therapy helps you get through these difficult experiences, I listen to your concerns and create a safe space for you to resolve them. I help you explore your thoughts and feelings, uncover your strengths and vulnerabilities, develop a deeper understanding of yourself and your life, deepen self-trust and create the changes you want. Feeling heard and understood brings comfort and relief. I help you release inner blocks which leads to more vitality, creativity, self-expression and fulfillment.
Life can be full of ups and downs; you may feel isolated, alienated, unable to trust, have low self-esteem or relationship problems. Therapy helps you get through these difficult experiences, I listen to your concerns and create a safe space for you to resolve them. I help you explore your thoughts and feelings, uncover your strengths and vulnerabilities, develop a deeper understanding of yourself and your life, deepen self-trust and create the changes you want. Feeling heard and understood brings comfort and relief. I help you release inner blocks which leads to more vitality, creativity, self-expression and fulfillment.
(415) 549-0463 View (415) 549-0463
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Laura Cayan
Psychologist, MA, PsyD
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94123
At San Francisco Family Practice, I specialize in psychotherapy with children, adolescents and their families, as well as with adults. I use evidence-based treatments including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to work with you and your family, and believe in a treatment-team approach, wherein families are highly encouraged to be a part of the therapy process. In order to best create your treatment plan, I tailor my approach to your unique concerns and goals.
At San Francisco Family Practice, I specialize in psychotherapy with children, adolescents and their families, as well as with adults. I use evidence-based treatments including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to work with you and your family, and believe in a treatment-team approach, wherein families are highly encouraged to be a part of the therapy process. In order to best create your treatment plan, I tailor my approach to your unique concerns and goals.
(415) 798-2074 x3 View (415) 798-2074 x3
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David Miller
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94114
I am David Joel Miller, licensed in California as a Marriage And Family Therapist 45390 and as a Professional Clinical Counselor. I work with clients to overcome the problems of living and create the best life possible regardless of the circumstances they find themselves in. I emphasize overcoming anxiety, depression, substance use disorders, achieving work-life balance, and eventually dealing with the challenges of aging.
I am David Joel Miller, licensed in California as a Marriage And Family Therapist 45390 and as a Professional Clinical Counselor. I work with clients to overcome the problems of living and create the best life possible regardless of the circumstances they find themselves in. I emphasize overcoming anxiety, depression, substance use disorders, achieving work-life balance, and eventually dealing with the challenges of aging.
(415) 915-7178 View (415) 915-7178
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Robert Tyminski
Psychologist, DMH
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94114
Psychotherapy can be an opportunity to reduce emotional suffering, to understand what gets in the way of becoming the person we want to be, and to find a meaningful path forward. In my work with adult clients, I often am engaged around significant relationship challenges, health and wellness concerns, career misgivings, and blocks in expressing oneself. My approach with children and teenagers emphasizes developmental strengths, family supports, and planning for the future. I provide clinical consultation to other mental health professionals for many of these same topics.
Psychotherapy can be an opportunity to reduce emotional suffering, to understand what gets in the way of becoming the person we want to be, and to find a meaningful path forward. In my work with adult clients, I often am engaged around significant relationship challenges, health and wellness concerns, career misgivings, and blocks in expressing oneself. My approach with children and teenagers emphasizes developmental strengths, family supports, and planning for the future. I provide clinical consultation to other mental health professionals for many of these same topics.
(415) 237-0465 View (415) 237-0465
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Alison Murphy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94103
Whether you're trying to fight anxiety and depression, beat addictions or if you have struggled through a traumatic experience, there are techniques that can provide relief from symptoms and challenge negative ways of thinking, improve your relationships and your experiences at work. If you are ready to develop new skills and strategies to break free from what is holding you back from your goals, then let me use my professional experience to partner with you in realizing your potential for healing and growth.
Whether you're trying to fight anxiety and depression, beat addictions or if you have struggled through a traumatic experience, there are techniques that can provide relief from symptoms and challenge negative ways of thinking, improve your relationships and your experiences at work. If you are ready to develop new skills and strategies to break free from what is holding you back from your goals, then let me use my professional experience to partner with you in realizing your potential for healing and growth.
(415) 650-4926 View (415) 650-4926
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Radhika Reddy
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94110  (Online Only)
Welcome! Thank you for checking out my page, and more importantly, for taking this step to invest in yourself! You likely are struggling significantly with something and looking for guidance. You may be wondering if I could be the therapist by your side on this journey. Here's a little about me to help you make an informed decision: My style of therapy is thoughtful, warm, compassionate, non-judgmental, highly collaborative, and results-driven. You are the expert on you (your child), and are likely coming to me for expertise in specific therapies to help you get to where you are heading. As a team we can get there quicker!
Welcome! Thank you for checking out my page, and more importantly, for taking this step to invest in yourself! You likely are struggling significantly with something and looking for guidance. You may be wondering if I could be the therapist by your side on this journey. Here's a little about me to help you make an informed decision: My style of therapy is thoughtful, warm, compassionate, non-judgmental, highly collaborative, and results-driven. You are the expert on you (your child), and are likely coming to me for expertise in specific therapies to help you get to where you are heading. As a team we can get there quicker!
(650) 727-1805 View (650) 727-1805
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Christy Tadros
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94108
During this challenging time it is normal to be experiencing some anxiety, nervousness or restlessness. Being home and having major changes in routines can be disorienting for many and trigger impairing mental health conditions. I am offering Telehealth sessions to support people in maintaining mental, emotional and physical health. I provide evidence-based therapeutic approaches that are holistic and multiculturally sensitive.
During this challenging time it is normal to be experiencing some anxiety, nervousness or restlessness. Being home and having major changes in routines can be disorienting for many and trigger impairing mental health conditions. I am offering Telehealth sessions to support people in maintaining mental, emotional and physical health. I provide evidence-based therapeutic approaches that are holistic and multiculturally sensitive.
(628) 266-4174 View (628) 266-4174
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Kurt Wagner
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94102
My philosophy of care is to provide compassion and support to help you achieve your goals. This is accomplished by focusing on what is important to you, where you will be listened to and heard, and for us to share an honest and accurate reflection of your experience. If you've ever felt stuck or lost, or struggle with intense emotions, or have difficulty connecting with them, therapy with me is a powerful way to find yourself again, to restore balance and hope in yourself, and to revive your innate capacity for resilience and joy.
My philosophy of care is to provide compassion and support to help you achieve your goals. This is accomplished by focusing on what is important to you, where you will be listened to and heard, and for us to share an honest and accurate reflection of your experience. If you've ever felt stuck or lost, or struggle with intense emotions, or have difficulty connecting with them, therapy with me is a powerful way to find yourself again, to restore balance and hope in yourself, and to revive your innate capacity for resilience and joy.
(415) 969-5648 View (415) 969-5648

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Number of Therapists in San Francisco, CA

3,000+

Average cost per session

$189

Therapists in San Francisco, CA who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
87% Depression
81% Relationship Issues
75% Self Esteem
70% Trauma and PTSD
68% Stress
66% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

69% Aetna
55% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
53% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in San Francisco, CA see their clients

55% In Person and Online
45% Online Only

Gender breakdown

75% Female
23% Male
2% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in San Francisco?

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.