Therapists in San Francisco, CA

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Photo of Laura H Fraser, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in San Francisco, CA
Laura H Fraser
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94114
There are so many reasons why people seek out psychotherapy. Maybe you are feeling trapped in a cycle of destructive patterns that are causing great suffering to you or the people around you. These struggles might be a result of: a painful relationship with your body and food, an eating disorder, a history of abuse, trauma or alcoholism in your childhood home or difficulites parenting your child or teenager. You may be seeking help for your child who is having trouble with relationships, school, drugs and alcohol, adhering to family rules or is not feeling strong about who they are as an individual.
There are so many reasons why people seek out psychotherapy. Maybe you are feeling trapped in a cycle of destructive patterns that are causing great suffering to you or the people around you. These struggles might be a result of: a painful relationship with your body and food, an eating disorder, a history of abuse, trauma or alcoholism in your childhood home or difficulites parenting your child or teenager. You may be seeking help for your child who is having trouble with relationships, school, drugs and alcohol, adhering to family rules or is not feeling strong about who they are as an individual.
(415) 969-5494 View (415) 969-5494
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Kathryn Green
Associate Clinical Social Worker, ACSW
Verified
3 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94114  (Online Only)
I work with people who are looking for support in cultivating the fulfilling and sustainable life they want to live. The impact of stressors on your mind and body - which might include burnout, executive dysfunction, disordered sleep, anxiety, or depression - can be overwhelming. You’ve developed a set of strategies that have helped you accomplish so much, but you may still feel stuck in a pattern or a cycle that isn’t serving you. My role is to support you in creating the conditions you need for your well-being and joy.
I work with people who are looking for support in cultivating the fulfilling and sustainable life they want to live. The impact of stressors on your mind and body - which might include burnout, executive dysfunction, disordered sleep, anxiety, or depression - can be overwhelming. You’ve developed a set of strategies that have helped you accomplish so much, but you may still feel stuck in a pattern or a cycle that isn’t serving you. My role is to support you in creating the conditions you need for your well-being and joy.
(415) 943-4473 View (415) 943-4473
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Maria Meka
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94109
Dr. Maria Meka is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, trauma, grief and loss, immigration challenges, family conflict, personal and professional life transitions, and cross-cultural relationships. She has vast experience in providing psychological care for adults and adolescents from a variety of social, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds. Dr. Meka's approach is rooted in psychodynamic theory, with an emphasis on understanding patients’ unique environments and backgrounds in relation to their presenting problems.
Dr. Maria Meka is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, trauma, grief and loss, immigration challenges, family conflict, personal and professional life transitions, and cross-cultural relationships. She has vast experience in providing psychological care for adults and adolescents from a variety of social, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds. Dr. Meka's approach is rooted in psychodynamic theory, with an emphasis on understanding patients’ unique environments and backgrounds in relation to their presenting problems.
(415) 463-7157 View (415) 463-7157
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Melanie Ray
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, CST
Verified
3 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94115
Not accepting new clients
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Certified Sex Therapist (CST) and Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP). My approach to therapy is warm, relational and embodied. My work is focused on issues of attachment, bringing awareness to how we are in relationship to ourselves, our own bodies, and others based on how we were originally cared for. I provide a safe nonjudgmental space for self discovery and guidance as you navigate challenging thoughts, emotions and sensations. Utilizing the wisdom of your body, together we will learn the patterns of survival that no longer serve you and work to gently release them.
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Certified Sex Therapist (CST) and Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP). My approach to therapy is warm, relational and embodied. My work is focused on issues of attachment, bringing awareness to how we are in relationship to ourselves, our own bodies, and others based on how we were originally cared for. I provide a safe nonjudgmental space for self discovery and guidance as you navigate challenging thoughts, emotions and sensations. Utilizing the wisdom of your body, together we will learn the patterns of survival that no longer serve you and work to gently release them.
(415) 741-2016 View (415) 741-2016
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Brian Crane
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94109
I offer an organic approach of cognitive behavioral therapy that is discreet, private, and very client centered. I specialize in life transitions, whether that be a transition into adulthood, through a divorce, through depression or anxiety. Regardless of what you have heard therapy is for everyone, and something is always gained from a person working to be the best they can be. II provide a safe and confidential environment for reflection and honest feedback. I provide comprehensive psychological assessment services for general mental health, which includes significant clinical insight and a sound diagnostic impression.
I offer an organic approach of cognitive behavioral therapy that is discreet, private, and very client centered. I specialize in life transitions, whether that be a transition into adulthood, through a divorce, through depression or anxiety. Regardless of what you have heard therapy is for everyone, and something is always gained from a person working to be the best they can be. II provide a safe and confidential environment for reflection and honest feedback. I provide comprehensive psychological assessment services for general mental health, which includes significant clinical insight and a sound diagnostic impression.
(415) 942-1959 View (415) 942-1959
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Marjorie Boggs Vazquez
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94114
Are you exploring your sexuality or gender and need support? Are you healing from sexual assault or intimate partner violence and don't know how to talk about it? Are you in the kink and/or poly community and need nonjudgmental support? I get it. It can be scary to look for a therapist when your experiences are outside "the norm." I empower my clients to become more self-aware and to better understand and process their unique experiences in a collaborative, self-affirming environment.
Are you exploring your sexuality or gender and need support? Are you healing from sexual assault or intimate partner violence and don't know how to talk about it? Are you in the kink and/or poly community and need nonjudgmental support? I get it. It can be scary to look for a therapist when your experiences are outside "the norm." I empower my clients to become more self-aware and to better understand and process their unique experiences in a collaborative, self-affirming environment.
(415) 663-2407 View (415) 663-2407
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Jeremy Horn
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94110
My name is Jeremy, and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I work with individuals, couples, and families. I have worked with ages 6 to 86 on all issues relating to being human and striving for more out of their current situation that has them stuck. I am a Veteran of the U.S. Army. I have traveled the globe in many High-Tech industries, built relationships, and teamed up with people from all walks of life, religions, orientations, identities, and backgrounds before becoming a Therapist. As they say, the best authors are those who have lived life; I feel the same applies to a good therapist.
My name is Jeremy, and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I work with individuals, couples, and families. I have worked with ages 6 to 86 on all issues relating to being human and striving for more out of their current situation that has them stuck. I am a Veteran of the U.S. Army. I have traveled the globe in many High-Tech industries, built relationships, and teamed up with people from all walks of life, religions, orientations, identities, and backgrounds before becoming a Therapist. As they say, the best authors are those who have lived life; I feel the same applies to a good therapist.
(415) 723-5680 View (415) 723-5680
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Clare Willis
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94114
We all want to live in harmony—with loved ones, in our work and creative lives, and in our minds and bodies—yet sometimes we find ourselves struggling. Perhaps you are facing a new problem—work struggles, relationship challenges, thoughts and feelings that are hard to control, or maybe you have a long term issue that you have finally decided you are going to tackle head on—whatever it is I applaud you for taking this step, and I offer you my support.
We all want to live in harmony—with loved ones, in our work and creative lives, and in our minds and bodies—yet sometimes we find ourselves struggling. Perhaps you are facing a new problem—work struggles, relationship challenges, thoughts and feelings that are hard to control, or maybe you have a long term issue that you have finally decided you are going to tackle head on—whatever it is I applaud you for taking this step, and I offer you my support.
(415) 323-4996 View (415) 323-4996
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Peter J Sadler
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94115  (Online Only)
Do you feel stuck in a cycle of arguments and blame in your relationship? Suffering over a painful breakup or the discovery of an affair? Preparing to grow your family or become empty nesters? Are you searching for the closeness and intimacy you once shared with your partner? Together in therapy I can help you traverse these difficult relationship situations, and move toward a more connected and vibrant way of life. My approach to working with couples is guided by years of specialized training in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy which is focused on helping couples shift their patterns of communication and deepen their connection.
Do you feel stuck in a cycle of arguments and blame in your relationship? Suffering over a painful breakup or the discovery of an affair? Preparing to grow your family or become empty nesters? Are you searching for the closeness and intimacy you once shared with your partner? Together in therapy I can help you traverse these difficult relationship situations, and move toward a more connected and vibrant way of life. My approach to working with couples is guided by years of specialized training in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy which is focused on helping couples shift their patterns of communication and deepen their connection.
(415) 226-4116 View (415) 226-4116
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Svenson Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LICSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94118
If your child has experienced trauma & dissociation, they may have trouble managing their feelings, communicating their needs, or be using challenging behaviors. The world can feel scary to the traumatized child, so it's hard for them to communicate. They often cope in ways that were the best solution during the trauma, but no longer fit current circumstances, and which seem confusing or destructive. I see it as my job to help your child explore their inner world, so, through the language of play, they can learn how to express emotions, solve problems, & get needs met in healthy ways that fit the present!
If your child has experienced trauma & dissociation, they may have trouble managing their feelings, communicating their needs, or be using challenging behaviors. The world can feel scary to the traumatized child, so it's hard for them to communicate. They often cope in ways that were the best solution during the trauma, but no longer fit current circumstances, and which seem confusing or destructive. I see it as my job to help your child explore their inner world, so, through the language of play, they can learn how to express emotions, solve problems, & get needs met in healthy ways that fit the present!
(628) 227-6135 View (628) 227-6135
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Two Chairs - San Francisco/Oakland
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, PsyD, LCSW, LMFT, LPCC
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94104
Two Chairs was founded in 2017 with a mission to build a world where everyone has access to exceptional mental healthcare. We're creating a better experience for both patients and clinicians by starting with an in-depth, research-backed matching process to ensure the ideal patient-therapist fit, offering hybrid care that gives patients and clinicians flexibility between in-person and virtual sessions, and measuring outcomes to ensure patients get better faster.
Two Chairs was founded in 2017 with a mission to build a world where everyone has access to exceptional mental healthcare. We're creating a better experience for both patients and clinicians by starting with an in-depth, research-backed matching process to ensure the ideal patient-therapist fit, offering hybrid care that gives patients and clinicians flexibility between in-person and virtual sessions, and measuring outcomes to ensure patients get better faster.
(628) 265-6950 View (628) 265-6950
Photo of Miranda Young, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in San Francisco, CA
Miranda Young
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC, MA, PPS
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94114
I put an emphasis on the working relationship between client and clinician. This allows me to have a warm, interactive, strength-based and client-centered approach using a variety of modalities. In my work with youth, I also gained experience and insight into the patterns we fall into as children/young adults (based on a multitude of events or traumas in our lives) and how these can later have an effect on our adult selves. I believe that bringing awareness to these patterns and unpacking their origins can be incredibly helpful. I also bring a queer, feminist, trauma-informed, and culturally sensitive/curious lens my work.
I put an emphasis on the working relationship between client and clinician. This allows me to have a warm, interactive, strength-based and client-centered approach using a variety of modalities. In my work with youth, I also gained experience and insight into the patterns we fall into as children/young adults (based on a multitude of events or traumas in our lives) and how these can later have an effect on our adult selves. I believe that bringing awareness to these patterns and unpacking their origins can be incredibly helpful. I also bring a queer, feminist, trauma-informed, and culturally sensitive/curious lens my work.
(415) 798-9548 View (415) 798-9548
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Elsa Rosenberg
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94117
I am an experienced, thoughtful and compassionate psychotherapist. Please see my website www.elsarosenbergmft.com for more information about me and my practice.
I am an experienced, thoughtful and compassionate psychotherapist. Please see my website www.elsarosenbergmft.com for more information about me and my practice.
(415) 323-5492 View (415) 323-5492
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Tina Stromsted
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, PhD, LPCC, BC-DMT, Jungian
Verified
1 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94117  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
As a Jungian analyst and body-oriented psychotherapist, I work with individuals who wish to explore the roots of their issues and lead more fulfilling lives. My integrative approach incorporates dreamwork, Authentic Movement, Marion Woodman's BodySoul Rhythms approach and other embodied, creative disciplines, together with in-depth verbal psychotherapy. In a safe and non-judgmental atmosphere I assist people in reconnecting with their feelings, developing healthier relationships and exploring meaningful career paths. As a university professor and international trainer I support people's learning, change and growth and hold a profound respect for the uniqueness of each person's calling.
As a Jungian analyst and body-oriented psychotherapist, I work with individuals who wish to explore the roots of their issues and lead more fulfilling lives. My integrative approach incorporates dreamwork, Authentic Movement, Marion Woodman's BodySoul Rhythms approach and other embodied, creative disciplines, together with in-depth verbal psychotherapy. In a safe and non-judgmental atmosphere I assist people in reconnecting with their feelings, developing healthier relationships and exploring meaningful career paths. As a university professor and international trainer I support people's learning, change and growth and hold a profound respect for the uniqueness of each person's calling.
(415) 802-0351 View (415) 802-0351
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James Milner
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94110  (Online Only)
My name is James Milner. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist from the San Francisco Bay Area. I have extensive training and experience in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). I believe in helping people live better lives.
My name is James Milner. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist from the San Francisco Bay Area. I have extensive training and experience in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). I believe in helping people live better lives.
(415) 895-9505 View (415) 895-9505
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Kym E Sites
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94115
I have over 25 years of providing individual therapy to adults, children and adolescents. I also work with couples. My clinical experience and training will be the guide in working collaboratively with you to make sense of how you might be avoiding feelings with counterproductive activities or are overwhelmed by emotions and thoughts that prevent you from living a more satisfying life. My specialty areas include: issues related to separation and divorce, child therapy and interventions for early childhood issues. I am interested in understanding the impact of intergenerational trauma. I have experience working with symptoms from trauma.
I have over 25 years of providing individual therapy to adults, children and adolescents. I also work with couples. My clinical experience and training will be the guide in working collaboratively with you to make sense of how you might be avoiding feelings with counterproductive activities or are overwhelmed by emotions and thoughts that prevent you from living a more satisfying life. My specialty areas include: issues related to separation and divorce, child therapy and interventions for early childhood issues. I am interested in understanding the impact of intergenerational trauma. I have experience working with symptoms from trauma.
(415) 263-9113 View (415) 263-9113
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Janelle Klaas
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94131  (Online Only)
Let's work together to clear the obstacles in the way of living your best life. If you feel ready to find insight into your patterns, heal old wounds, and develop new more effective ways of being in the world and in your relationships, I'd love to support you. I'll collaborate with you to process stuck emotions, gain clarity on your goals and values, and find empowerment and freedom to move forward in your life. Some therapists work mysteriously or are a "blank slate;" I like to be open, direct, and informative while always bringing my warmth and empathy so you can feel supported.
Let's work together to clear the obstacles in the way of living your best life. If you feel ready to find insight into your patterns, heal old wounds, and develop new more effective ways of being in the world and in your relationships, I'd love to support you. I'll collaborate with you to process stuck emotions, gain clarity on your goals and values, and find empowerment and freedom to move forward in your life. Some therapists work mysteriously or are a "blank slate;" I like to be open, direct, and informative while always bringing my warmth and empathy so you can feel supported.
(408) 816-1154 View (408) 816-1154
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Jonathan Shedler PhD
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94133
Not accepting new clients
I take pride in helping people who have not found the help they need from other professionals. I believe psychotherapy should identify core issues and begin to make a difference from the get-go. I have 25+ years experience practicing psychotherapy and teaching and supervising psychologists, psychiatrists, and psychoanalysts. I am a Clinical Professor in the UCSF Department of Psychiatry and was formerly Director of Psychology at the University of Colorado Hospital Outpatient Psychiatry Department. Please visit my website for more information.
I take pride in helping people who have not found the help they need from other professionals. I believe psychotherapy should identify core issues and begin to make a difference from the get-go. I have 25+ years experience practicing psychotherapy and teaching and supervising psychologists, psychiatrists, and psychoanalysts. I am a Clinical Professor in the UCSF Department of Psychiatry and was formerly Director of Psychology at the University of Colorado Hospital Outpatient Psychiatry Department. Please visit my website for more information.
(415) 650-1910 View (415) 650-1910
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Aaron Chavez Martin
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94116  (Online Only)
I’m a Queer, mixed-race therapist committed to helping other Queer folks learn how to better manage their worry by riding the waves of our emotions, and softening the language we use to describe ourselves. My work focuses on targeting unhelpful thought patterns we convince ourselves to be true, and mute that harsh inner critic. I firmly believe that you are the expert in your own life, which means we will work together to help you reach your goals.
I’m a Queer, mixed-race therapist committed to helping other Queer folks learn how to better manage their worry by riding the waves of our emotions, and softening the language we use to describe ourselves. My work focuses on targeting unhelpful thought patterns we convince ourselves to be true, and mute that harsh inner critic. I firmly believe that you are the expert in your own life, which means we will work together to help you reach your goals.
(415) 968-4296 View (415) 968-4296
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Corey Barber
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94104
Waitlist for new clients
It is through our relationship with others and our relationship with ourselves that we can learn who we are. I work with families, couples and individuals as they navigate loneliness within and between relationships, manage life transitions, navigate grief, and learn to better understand their mental and physical health. I am passionate about the work that I do and have seen how therapy can be a place to find self-acceptance, resilience, forgiveness, and healing.
It is through our relationship with others and our relationship with ourselves that we can learn who we are. I work with families, couples and individuals as they navigate loneliness within and between relationships, manage life transitions, navigate grief, and learn to better understand their mental and physical health. I am passionate about the work that I do and have seen how therapy can be a place to find self-acceptance, resilience, forgiveness, and healing.
(415) 301-6833 x3 View (415) 301-6833 x3

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Number of Therapists in San Francisco, CA

3,000+

Average cost per session

$187

Therapists in San Francisco, CA who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
87% Depression
82% Relationship Issues
75% Self Esteem
71% Trauma and PTSD
68% Stress
66% Grief

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

67% Aetna
56% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
51% Optum

How Therapists in San Francisco, CA see their clients

56% In Person and Online
44% Online Only

Gender breakdown

76% Female
22% 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.