Therapists in San Francisco, CA

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Melanie Stein
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94114  (Online Only)
Being human is hard, and we’re not meant to do it alone. There are lots of things in our lives that can cause us to feel disconnected from ourselves, others, or our lives. I see therapy as a path along which we can come to meet ourselves and our suffering, and connect more intimately with life through the support of a safe, trusted, loving presence. I aim to provide that presence for my clients. We’ll work together to create a relationship where you feel seen, heard, and supported to process, feel, and transform.
Being human is hard, and we’re not meant to do it alone. There are lots of things in our lives that can cause us to feel disconnected from ourselves, others, or our lives. I see therapy as a path along which we can come to meet ourselves and our suffering, and connect more intimately with life through the support of a safe, trusted, loving presence. I aim to provide that presence for my clients. We’ll work together to create a relationship where you feel seen, heard, and supported to process, feel, and transform.
(415) 449-0399 View (415) 449-0399
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Heather L Bornfeld
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94131
Not accepting new clients
In therapy, establishing a strong rapport and a collaborative relationship with you is central to my approach, because it is ultimately you who holds the essential knowledge of Self. Individuals and problems are unique; sometimes solution oriented approaches are warranted, and other times insight and exploration help to provide clarification and relief. With support, compassion, and curiosity, you can begin to expand a self-awareness that will help you live authentically.
In therapy, establishing a strong rapport and a collaborative relationship with you is central to my approach, because it is ultimately you who holds the essential knowledge of Self. Individuals and problems are unique; sometimes solution oriented approaches are warranted, and other times insight and exploration help to provide clarification and relief. With support, compassion, and curiosity, you can begin to expand a self-awareness that will help you live authentically.
(415) 800-4552 View (415) 800-4552
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Luanna Rodgers
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94122
I am a caring, empathetic, and experienced therapist with more than 20 years in practice. I can assist you to find your unique life's path, overcome obstacles such as difficult emotions and past trauma, and expand your potential for happiness. I work with individuals, families, and people in many sorts of relationships, especially in the areas of anxiety and stress management, trauma and post-traumatic stress, depression, self worth and self-actualization, gender identity, sexuality and intimacy, and life transitions.
I am a caring, empathetic, and experienced therapist with more than 20 years in practice. I can assist you to find your unique life's path, overcome obstacles such as difficult emotions and past trauma, and expand your potential for happiness. I work with individuals, families, and people in many sorts of relationships, especially in the areas of anxiety and stress management, trauma and post-traumatic stress, depression, self worth and self-actualization, gender identity, sexuality and intimacy, and life transitions.
(415) 697-3853 View (415) 697-3853
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Jessica E Groberio
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94115
I initially specialized in treating PTSD, and trauma therapy continues to be one of my main passions. I have a diverse experience with a wide range of mental health/neurological disorders but more importantly, an ideal patient would be one who is open and willing to process difficult topics and memories as opposed to continuing to engage in avoidance (a short term bandage for a long term injury). I describe my style as collaborative, directive, and solution oriented, but also find power in allowing clients to process deep rooted issues in a non-judgmental way. **Please note I do not accept insurance***
I initially specialized in treating PTSD, and trauma therapy continues to be one of my main passions. I have a diverse experience with a wide range of mental health/neurological disorders but more importantly, an ideal patient would be one who is open and willing to process difficult topics and memories as opposed to continuing to engage in avoidance (a short term bandage for a long term injury). I describe my style as collaborative, directive, and solution oriented, but also find power in allowing clients to process deep rooted issues in a non-judgmental way. **Please note I do not accept insurance***
(650) 830-9004 View (650) 830-9004
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Elizabeth Orrick
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94122
Some days, it feels like you’re moving through molasses. You're doing everything "right" but still not where you thought you should be by now. You may pride yourself on self-sufficiency but are now finding that as hard as you try, none of your familiar coping skills can get you unstuck. It's a sign of strength that you are reaching out for support. I am so glad you're here. I help women navigate issues such as self-confidence, work/life balance, dating and relationships, anxiety, depression, and friendship/family challenges. I am also fiercely passionate about helping those on the path to parenthood navigate perinatal mental health.
Some days, it feels like you’re moving through molasses. You're doing everything "right" but still not where you thought you should be by now. You may pride yourself on self-sufficiency but are now finding that as hard as you try, none of your familiar coping skills can get you unstuck. It's a sign of strength that you are reaching out for support. I am so glad you're here. I help women navigate issues such as self-confidence, work/life balance, dating and relationships, anxiety, depression, and friendship/family challenges. I am also fiercely passionate about helping those on the path to parenthood navigate perinatal mental health.
(628) 265-8909 View (628) 265-8909
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Sarah Moulding
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94123
I am a warm and experienced psychotherapist who works with adults living with the challenging effects of high anxiety, relationship problems, difficult life transitions, and trauma. I listen and work closely with you to understand what factors may be contributing to your present difficulty, and from there create a plan for the path forward to feeling better. Whether it be learning strategies to live a full life in spite of anxiety, improving the quality of your relationships, resolving symptoms or simply feeling less alone in the world, my goal is for you to see tangible results from your treatment with me.
I am a warm and experienced psychotherapist who works with adults living with the challenging effects of high anxiety, relationship problems, difficult life transitions, and trauma. I listen and work closely with you to understand what factors may be contributing to your present difficulty, and from there create a plan for the path forward to feeling better. Whether it be learning strategies to live a full life in spite of anxiety, improving the quality of your relationships, resolving symptoms or simply feeling less alone in the world, my goal is for you to see tangible results from your treatment with me.
(415) 534-6386 View (415) 534-6386
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Bart Magee
PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94102
Therapy doesn't have to be a mysterious and confusing process. I believe that it should be linked directly to one's personal goals and desire for change. I'll work with you to enhance your self-knowledge, expand your emotional awareness and thinking to provide you new ways of solving problems and enhancing well-being. My style is direct and collaborative and aims to identify patterns of thinking, feeling, acting and relating that reinforce fears and negative attitudes, thereby limiting your ability to pursue your goals. Exploring the underlying forces and dynamics driving those patterns opens up new avenues for growth and change.
Therapy doesn't have to be a mysterious and confusing process. I believe that it should be linked directly to one's personal goals and desire for change. I'll work with you to enhance your self-knowledge, expand your emotional awareness and thinking to provide you new ways of solving problems and enhancing well-being. My style is direct and collaborative and aims to identify patterns of thinking, feeling, acting and relating that reinforce fears and negative attitudes, thereby limiting your ability to pursue your goals. Exploring the underlying forces and dynamics driving those patterns opens up new avenues for growth and change.
(650) 603-0523 View (650) 603-0523
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Sarah Wilson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94105  (Online Only)
Is that painful experience or worry stuck on repeat in your mind? Maybe it was a scary incident, negative comment, embarrassing moment or even a sports injury. Or maybe you're nervous AF about college or grad school exams, public speaking, or playing in your game. Regardless, you're tired of it bothering you so much. And you're fed up with it preventing you from doing what you want to do. But you're ready to feel calm. You're ready to perform well without questioning your self-worth. And most of all, you want to reclaim joy, move forward with confidence and feel like yourself again. I want to help you get there.
Is that painful experience or worry stuck on repeat in your mind? Maybe it was a scary incident, negative comment, embarrassing moment or even a sports injury. Or maybe you're nervous AF about college or grad school exams, public speaking, or playing in your game. Regardless, you're tired of it bothering you so much. And you're fed up with it preventing you from doing what you want to do. But you're ready to feel calm. You're ready to perform well without questioning your self-worth. And most of all, you want to reclaim joy, move forward with confidence and feel like yourself again. I want to help you get there.
(310) 692-7765 View (310) 692-7765
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Sarah Sherertz
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94104
I love working with attachment, relationships, and transformation. I tend to work the with highly competent, sensitive, and self reliant who have outgrown their survival strategies and need to expand their toolbox, improve their quality of life and get help metabolizing past experiences. Trauma can be overcome, you can find love, relationships can dramatically improve, and physical symptoms can be effectively addressed.
I love working with attachment, relationships, and transformation. I tend to work the with highly competent, sensitive, and self reliant who have outgrown their survival strategies and need to expand their toolbox, improve their quality of life and get help metabolizing past experiences. Trauma can be overcome, you can find love, relationships can dramatically improve, and physical symptoms can be effectively addressed.
(415) 429-6893 View (415) 429-6893
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Nina Atanassova
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94112  (Online Only)
In my practice, I believe that the process of change requires an approach that is tailored to each individual's unique style and needs. I strive to create a collaborative, caring, and supportive atmosphere that will assist you in identifying and changing the thoughts, the behaviors, and the interpersonal styles that are no longer effective for you. I offer confidential, supportive and caring environment free of judgment that will facilitate your journey through difficulties and challenges.
In my practice, I believe that the process of change requires an approach that is tailored to each individual's unique style and needs. I strive to create a collaborative, caring, and supportive atmosphere that will assist you in identifying and changing the thoughts, the behaviors, and the interpersonal styles that are no longer effective for you. I offer confidential, supportive and caring environment free of judgment that will facilitate your journey through difficulties and challenges.
(628) 244-9011 View (628) 244-9011
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Bianca Aarons Integrative Psychotherapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94114  (Online Only)
Bianca Aarons is a San Francisco based Couples Therapist and Individual Therapist who works in an integrative way, incorporating a psychoanalytic, relational, and somatic styles of working. Bianca treats couples who struggle with communication, survivors of sexual abuse, and others to help people find their voice, to feel empowered, and to access healthy anger and boundaries. Bianca also works with people who struggle within relationships because of anxiety and past family issues which may have let to lower self esteem and perfectionism. She works in a direct and honest way while also being very compassionate and empathetic.
Bianca Aarons is a San Francisco based Couples Therapist and Individual Therapist who works in an integrative way, incorporating a psychoanalytic, relational, and somatic styles of working. Bianca treats couples who struggle with communication, survivors of sexual abuse, and others to help people find their voice, to feel empowered, and to access healthy anger and boundaries. Bianca also works with people who struggle within relationships because of anxiety and past family issues which may have let to lower self esteem and perfectionism. She works in a direct and honest way while also being very compassionate and empathetic.
(415) 319-6218 View (415) 319-6218
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Myra Altman
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94111
Dr. Myra Altman is a licensed clinical psychologist and the VP of Clinical Care at Modern Health. Myra received her PhD in clinical psychology from Washington University in St. Louis, where her research focused on the prevention and treatment of childhood obesity. This sparked an interest in the structural factors that influence personal health and well-being, including how the workplace can promote or hinder health. She has spent a decade providing evidence-based care for anxiety, depression, and health psychology and is passionate about how to ensure these approaches are scaled across populations.
Dr. Myra Altman is a licensed clinical psychologist and the VP of Clinical Care at Modern Health. Myra received her PhD in clinical psychology from Washington University in St. Louis, where her research focused on the prevention and treatment of childhood obesity. This sparked an interest in the structural factors that influence personal health and well-being, including how the workplace can promote or hinder health. She has spent a decade providing evidence-based care for anxiety, depression, and health psychology and is passionate about how to ensure these approaches are scaled across populations.
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Edit Markoczy
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94115
Sometimes the issues and struggles that we encounter in life are almost impossible to resolve on our own. A seasoned therapist, I bring nearly 20 years of experience working with people struggling with a range of difficulties including more severe emotional problems. My approach is down-to-earth and practical. I'll first clarify with you where you feel stuck and how you would like to feel or behave differently. We will work collaboratively to understand the nature of your distress and the blocked or unknown or possibly forbidden feelings that tangle the process of achieving the life you seek.
Sometimes the issues and struggles that we encounter in life are almost impossible to resolve on our own. A seasoned therapist, I bring nearly 20 years of experience working with people struggling with a range of difficulties including more severe emotional problems. My approach is down-to-earth and practical. I'll first clarify with you where you feel stuck and how you would like to feel or behave differently. We will work collaboratively to understand the nature of your distress and the blocked or unknown or possibly forbidden feelings that tangle the process of achieving the life you seek.
(415) 800-2559 View (415) 800-2559
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Beth Cassel
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT, SEP
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94115
Successful therapy means getting to the root of deeply held internal conflicts, false beliefs and feelings about who we are. These often originate from trauma and attachment wounding, directing our behavior, keeping us in looping ineffective patterns and restricting our tolerance for a full range of emotions. Parts work, somatic and trauma focused modalities and my warm, flexible, interactive approach augment our collaboration. You determine the pace of our work as I attune to your uniqueness and need for safety. When a problem solving approach is needed, I offer tools to ease anxiety and navigate through hardships.
Successful therapy means getting to the root of deeply held internal conflicts, false beliefs and feelings about who we are. These often originate from trauma and attachment wounding, directing our behavior, keeping us in looping ineffective patterns and restricting our tolerance for a full range of emotions. Parts work, somatic and trauma focused modalities and my warm, flexible, interactive approach augment our collaboration. You determine the pace of our work as I attune to your uniqueness and need for safety. When a problem solving approach is needed, I offer tools to ease anxiety and navigate through hardships.
(415) 237-4332 View (415) 237-4332
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Jiewen (Janice) Huang
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CGE
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94115
Waitlist for new clients
Depression and anxiety are some of the most common mental-health-related challenges that create difficult thoughts and feelings, which we can experience at some point in our lives. Through counseling and treatment, I am here to assist you in restrengthening/restoring/gaining motivation, perspective, and values in your life. Many individuals can experience symptoms associated with painful and traumatic circumstances. I can help you with gaining skills in coping with these symptoms and guide you through the process of grief and healing. My practice also focuses on anticipatory grief, normal grief, and complicated grief.
Depression and anxiety are some of the most common mental-health-related challenges that create difficult thoughts and feelings, which we can experience at some point in our lives. Through counseling and treatment, I am here to assist you in restrengthening/restoring/gaining motivation, perspective, and values in your life. Many individuals can experience symptoms associated with painful and traumatic circumstances. I can help you with gaining skills in coping with these symptoms and guide you through the process of grief and healing. My practice also focuses on anticipatory grief, normal grief, and complicated grief.
(415) 449-8155 View (415) 449-8155
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Dr. Sd Shanti
Pre-Licensed Professional, PhD, DDS, MPH
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94110  (Online Only)
I specialize in helping people overcome medical and dental anxiety, job stress and burnout, and cross-cultural challenges. I am also experienced in helping people cope with illnesses, and deal with grief and loss. As a pre-licensed psychologist, I collaborate with Valderrama Psychological PC, and am based in San Francisco and offer tele-therapy for clients across California. I empower you with tools and skills to support you in healing, wholeness and flourishing. I offer therapy informed by science and soul, in that my approach is grounded in research, combined with empathy and attention to meaning, purpose and personal growth.
I specialize in helping people overcome medical and dental anxiety, job stress and burnout, and cross-cultural challenges. I am also experienced in helping people cope with illnesses, and deal with grief and loss. As a pre-licensed psychologist, I collaborate with Valderrama Psychological PC, and am based in San Francisco and offer tele-therapy for clients across California. I empower you with tools and skills to support you in healing, wholeness and flourishing. I offer therapy informed by science and soul, in that my approach is grounded in research, combined with empathy and attention to meaning, purpose and personal growth.
(415) 801-0477 View (415) 801-0477
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Arthur Paiva
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94112  (Online Only)
Welcome! As a therapist, I prioritize building genuine relationships with my clients and creating a compassionate, non-judgmental environment where individuals feel comfortable embracing their authentic selves. My style is highly interactive and collaborative, rooted in the belief that therapy's transformative power emerges when both therapist and client invest time and effort into the healing process.
Welcome! As a therapist, I prioritize building genuine relationships with my clients and creating a compassionate, non-judgmental environment where individuals feel comfortable embracing their authentic selves. My style is highly interactive and collaborative, rooted in the belief that therapy's transformative power emerges when both therapist and client invest time and effort into the healing process.
(628) 265-3062 View (628) 265-3062
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Gabriela Parra
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94102  (Online Only)
Gabriela Parra is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been practicing since 2007. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from UCLA and a Master’s Degree in Social Welfare from UCLA. Gabriela has gained extensive experience in working with young children, adolescents, adults, and older adults over the past 16 years as a mental health therapist. She believes in using a warm, empathetic, and strengths-based approach along with light-hearted humor to foster trust, build therapeutic alliances, and facilitate deeper emotional work with clients.
Gabriela Parra is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been practicing since 2007. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from UCLA and a Master’s Degree in Social Welfare from UCLA. Gabriela has gained extensive experience in working with young children, adolescents, adults, and older adults over the past 16 years as a mental health therapist. She believes in using a warm, empathetic, and strengths-based approach along with light-hearted humor to foster trust, build therapeutic alliances, and facilitate deeper emotional work with clients.
(628) 266-4268 View (628) 266-4268
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Melissa Bright
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94103  (Online Only)
Are you looking for a dependable therapist who has extensive training in trauma-informed-care? Melissa provides Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). She is a culturally sensitive and competent marriage and family therapist with specialized training supporting those affected by adoption, foster, and kin caregiving.
Are you looking for a dependable therapist who has extensive training in trauma-informed-care? Melissa provides Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). She is a culturally sensitive and competent marriage and family therapist with specialized training supporting those affected by adoption, foster, and kin caregiving.
(415) 367-0931 View (415) 367-0931
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Lisa Goldwyn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94105  (Online Only)
Welcome. If you are seeking relief from anxiety, depression, thoughts of regret, the effects of Traumatic life events, or are on a Spiritual journey to live life from the place of your True Self, I am committed to helping you get there. I am a warm and compassionate clinician, dedicated to creating a therapeutic relationship where you can build on your strengths and overcome barriers. Whether you've experienced or witnessed abuse, neglect, violence, grief, natural or man-made disasters, major life changes, or more, we can work toward healing and reaching peak performance.
Welcome. If you are seeking relief from anxiety, depression, thoughts of regret, the effects of Traumatic life events, or are on a Spiritual journey to live life from the place of your True Self, I am committed to helping you get there. I am a warm and compassionate clinician, dedicated to creating a therapeutic relationship where you can build on your strengths and overcome barriers. Whether you've experienced or witnessed abuse, neglect, violence, grief, natural or man-made disasters, major life changes, or more, we can work toward healing and reaching peak performance.
(530) 395-2205 View (530) 395-2205
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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

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

70% Aetna
55% Cigna and Evernorth
55% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

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.