Therapists in San Francisco, CA

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Rachel Goldstein
Psychologist, PsyD, CEDS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94118  (Online Only)
Hello and welcome to my practice! I believe very strongly in each person's capacity for growth and change. Therapy can be a place to gain practical skills and confidence needed to face life's challenges and to harness the resources that you already have. As a licensed clinical psychologist, I specialize in the treatment of eating disorders, mood and anxiety disorders, relationship issues, emotional disturbances, and life transitions.
Hello and welcome to my practice! I believe very strongly in each person's capacity for growth and change. Therapy can be a place to gain practical skills and confidence needed to face life's challenges and to harness the resources that you already have. As a licensed clinical psychologist, I specialize in the treatment of eating disorders, mood and anxiety disorders, relationship issues, emotional disturbances, and life transitions.
(415) 578-9793 View (415) 578-9793
Photo of Corrie Varga, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Francisco, CA
Corrie Varga
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, 104535
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94114
Waitlist for new clients
Have you been struggling with anxiety, loneliness, confusion, or grief in this time of human uncertainty? Do you feel the swirling emotions around you and have trouble controlling your own? I can help. I specialize in supporting people who have experienced trauma or just have that nagging sense in the back of their mind that something isn’t quite right. I enjoy supporting people on developing self-esteem and strengthening their relationships. I also train and supervise associate therapists in my group practice.
Have you been struggling with anxiety, loneliness, confusion, or grief in this time of human uncertainty? Do you feel the swirling emotions around you and have trouble controlling your own? I can help. I specialize in supporting people who have experienced trauma or just have that nagging sense in the back of their mind that something isn’t quite right. I enjoy supporting people on developing self-esteem and strengthening their relationships. I also train and supervise associate therapists in my group practice.
(628) 300-3183 View (628) 300-3183
Photo of Elena Felder, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Francisco, CA
Elena Felder
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94102
Not accepting new clients
My practice is currently full but I encourage you to go to the Referrals page on my website for a list of EMDR therapists whose work I know and trust. I work with individuals to create a safe place to explore patterns in your relationships and areas where you are stuck in trauma or depression. I offer both brief and long-term therapy with individuals and couples using a variety of techniques and modalities including deep listening, EMDR, hypnotherapy, relaxation training, exploring connections between current struggles and past experiences and increasing body awareness.
My practice is currently full but I encourage you to go to the Referrals page on my website for a list of EMDR therapists whose work I know and trust. I work with individuals to create a safe place to explore patterns in your relationships and areas where you are stuck in trauma or depression. I offer both brief and long-term therapy with individuals and couples using a variety of techniques and modalities including deep listening, EMDR, hypnotherapy, relaxation training, exploring connections between current struggles and past experiences and increasing body awareness.
(510) 907-6651 View (510) 907-6651
Photo of Elizabeth Barragan, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Francisco, CA
Elizabeth Barragan
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94105  (Online Only)
As a therapist, I am dedicated to assisting you in this process by providing the safety to look inward without judgment or expectation but with a sense of curiosity, understanding, and self-compassion. My approach is to join you on your journey and support you in accessing your inner strength, building purpose, hope, and the quality of your life that you deserve. Whatever it is you seek on this journey my hope is to support you in working through the difficulties and support you in reaching your highest potential and building your optimal sense of self.
As a therapist, I am dedicated to assisting you in this process by providing the safety to look inward without judgment or expectation but with a sense of curiosity, understanding, and self-compassion. My approach is to join you on your journey and support you in accessing your inner strength, building purpose, hope, and the quality of your life that you deserve. Whatever it is you seek on this journey my hope is to support you in working through the difficulties and support you in reaching your highest potential and building your optimal sense of self.
(415) 687-4439 View (415) 687-4439
Photo of Linda Shanti McCabe, Psychologist in San Francisco, CA
Linda Shanti McCabe
Psychologist, MA, PsyD
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94122
Do you want to learn to carry grief with grace? Do you feel despair or shame from eating emotionally? Does it seem impossible to accept your body? Have you lost a loved one to Cancer or COVID? Grief and eating disorder recovery are my specialties. I can help you recover from disordered eating/body image hatred, and not pass it on to your daughter. I work with women on body acceptance, and a non-diet approach to recovery. I can assist you in learning love your life, even after loss. I can help guide you in learning to carry grief with grace.
Do you want to learn to carry grief with grace? Do you feel despair or shame from eating emotionally? Does it seem impossible to accept your body? Have you lost a loved one to Cancer or COVID? Grief and eating disorder recovery are my specialties. I can help you recover from disordered eating/body image hatred, and not pass it on to your daughter. I work with women on body acceptance, and a non-diet approach to recovery. I can assist you in learning love your life, even after loss. I can help guide you in learning to carry grief with grace.
(415) 413-3940 View (415) 413-3940
Photo of Jennifer Newnam, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Francisco, CA
Jennifer Newnam
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94142  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Life and personal challenges can feel overwhelming and be difficult to navigate alone. I believe in providing you a safe and supportive space to share your story and work with you to find healing and a new way forward. Together, we will work on strategies to address the root causes of your difficulties while deepening your self-awareness and self-compassion.
Life and personal challenges can feel overwhelming and be difficult to navigate alone. I believe in providing you a safe and supportive space to share your story and work with you to find healing and a new way forward. Together, we will work on strategies to address the root causes of your difficulties while deepening your self-awareness and self-compassion.
(628) 245-0394 View (628) 245-0394
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Sherry M Freeman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94115
Therapy is about how you can feel better, how to make your life rich and satisfying. What is in your way? What stops you from being the person you want to be, from living the life you want to live? I see people of all ages, in all walks of life and help them overcome obstacles to acheiving their goals, whether that be happiness and peace or something concrete. Often it is inner blocks like anxiety and depression, that stand in your way. Other times there are experiences you've had that make it hard to feel free. Therapy can help you sort it all out, and take positive steps towards a new start.
Therapy is about how you can feel better, how to make your life rich and satisfying. What is in your way? What stops you from being the person you want to be, from living the life you want to live? I see people of all ages, in all walks of life and help them overcome obstacles to acheiving their goals, whether that be happiness and peace or something concrete. Often it is inner blocks like anxiety and depression, that stand in your way. Other times there are experiences you've had that make it hard to feel free. Therapy can help you sort it all out, and take positive steps towards a new start.
(650) 385-8707 View (650) 385-8707
Photo of Carly Earnshaw, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Francisco, CA
Carly Earnshaw
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94122
Did you once consider yourself to be a creative or compassionate person who had the potential to do wonderful things? Are you the kind of person who needs to make a difference just as much as you need to make a living? Through your art, your activism or your service to others, you had always intended to live a life filled with meaning and purpose. But you've somehow lost your way. Perhaps you're working a job that doesn't suit you. Or an important relationship just ended and you're not feeling capable or worthy of the life you once meant to pursue.
Did you once consider yourself to be a creative or compassionate person who had the potential to do wonderful things? Are you the kind of person who needs to make a difference just as much as you need to make a living? Through your art, your activism or your service to others, you had always intended to live a life filled with meaning and purpose. But you've somehow lost your way. Perhaps you're working a job that doesn't suit you. Or an important relationship just ended and you're not feeling capable or worthy of the life you once meant to pursue.
(415) 494-8329 View (415) 494-8329
Photo of Elizabeth Sullivan, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Francisco, CA
Elizabeth Sullivan
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94104
You want help feeling better or making tough decisions. You may feel anxiety, depression, or just have the painful idea that everyone else is doing better than you. I will teach you to create more ease, focus, and meaning in your life. Sessions with me are offered through video meetings which we can schedule at our mutual convenience.
You want help feeling better or making tough decisions. You may feel anxiety, depression, or just have the painful idea that everyone else is doing better than you. I will teach you to create more ease, focus, and meaning in your life. Sessions with me are offered through video meetings which we can schedule at our mutual convenience.
(415) 226-6255 View (415) 226-6255
Photo of Tim Kim, Psychologist in San Francisco, CA
Tim Kim
Psychologist, PsyD, MFA
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94115
I offer short and long term treatment of distressing psychological symptoms. Common symptoms include attentional difficulties, debilitating anxiety, lack of energy/motivation, overwhelming sadness and anger, feelings of hopelessness and helplessness, and psychosomatic symptoms. These symptoms often emerge in response to life transitions, intergenerational family dynamics, identity crisis, difficult or traumatic past events, racial trauma, or the loss of a relationship. An additional focus of my practice centers around issues of racial and ethnic identity, navigating interracial relationships, and immigration related issues.
I offer short and long term treatment of distressing psychological symptoms. Common symptoms include attentional difficulties, debilitating anxiety, lack of energy/motivation, overwhelming sadness and anger, feelings of hopelessness and helplessness, and psychosomatic symptoms. These symptoms often emerge in response to life transitions, intergenerational family dynamics, identity crisis, difficult or traumatic past events, racial trauma, or the loss of a relationship. An additional focus of my practice centers around issues of racial and ethnic identity, navigating interracial relationships, and immigration related issues.
(415) 853-9829 View (415) 853-9829
Photo of Jamie Spitz, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Francisco, CA
Jamie Spitz, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94123
Seeking support for yourself and/or child requires courage and humility. I strive to provide each of my clients with a safe, comforting, and non-judgmental environment where we can build a therapeutic alliance based on trust. When we experience emotional safety, and the basic need of being seen and heard, we can begin to understand our ourselves more deeply. My style is warm, interpersonal, collaborative, and challenging at times, focusing mainly on our relationship in order to promote long-term fulfillment.
Seeking support for yourself and/or child requires courage and humility. I strive to provide each of my clients with a safe, comforting, and non-judgmental environment where we can build a therapeutic alliance based on trust. When we experience emotional safety, and the basic need of being seen and heard, we can begin to understand our ourselves more deeply. My style is warm, interpersonal, collaborative, and challenging at times, focusing mainly on our relationship in order to promote long-term fulfillment.
(949) 627-8314 View (949) 627-8314
Photo of Rene Dumetz Ph. D., Marriage & Family Therapist in San Francisco, CA
Rene Dumetz Ph. D.
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94109  (Online Only)
"Look within. All you need, you have. Use it. Behave as best you know; do what you think you should. Don't be afraid of mistakes; you can always correct them; only intentions matter. The shape things take is not within your power; the motives of your actions are." (Nisargadata 1973, p.365)
"Look within. All you need, you have. Use it. Behave as best you know; do what you think you should. Don't be afraid of mistakes; you can always correct them; only intentions matter. The shape things take is not within your power; the motives of your actions are." (Nisargadata 1973, p.365)
(323) 431-9369 View (323) 431-9369
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Lea Didion
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94123  (Online Only)
​Trauma does not discriminate. It can happen to anyone no matter their circumstances. Fortunately, there are also treatments that can help. In my 20 years of experience, I have born witness to the incredible resilience of individuals who have experienced trauma and firmly believe that recovery is possible. I have expertise in working with survivors of all forms of trauma including (but not limited to) service members, veterans, journalists (JTSN certificate), childhood abuse, chronic invalidation, developmental trauma, intergenerational trauma, immigration-related trauma, race-based trauma, and interpersonal violence.
​Trauma does not discriminate. It can happen to anyone no matter their circumstances. Fortunately, there are also treatments that can help. In my 20 years of experience, I have born witness to the incredible resilience of individuals who have experienced trauma and firmly believe that recovery is possible. I have expertise in working with survivors of all forms of trauma including (but not limited to) service members, veterans, journalists (JTSN certificate), childhood abuse, chronic invalidation, developmental trauma, intergenerational trauma, immigration-related trauma, race-based trauma, and interpersonal violence.
(202) 318-6076 View (202) 318-6076
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Colby Croft
MD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94103
Not accepting new clients
My style is warm, gentle, and nonjudgmental. I mostly practice in a psychodynamic psychotherapy frame. This means that we will use our unique therapeutic relationship to learn about patterns of managing feelings and relationships that likely helped you in your early environment, but may be getting in your way today. With greater awareness of these patterns, we can further make use of our relationship as a safe opportunity for you to test out new ways of managing emotions and relating to people. We also have the option of judicious use of medication to address symptoms that may be impeding your life and relationships, if desired.
My style is warm, gentle, and nonjudgmental. I mostly practice in a psychodynamic psychotherapy frame. This means that we will use our unique therapeutic relationship to learn about patterns of managing feelings and relationships that likely helped you in your early environment, but may be getting in your way today. With greater awareness of these patterns, we can further make use of our relationship as a safe opportunity for you to test out new ways of managing emotions and relating to people. We also have the option of judicious use of medication to address symptoms that may be impeding your life and relationships, if desired.
(415) 801-3498 View (415) 801-3498
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Christina Rheingold
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94110
My name is Christina Rheingold, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have spent almost 20 years serving individuals who experience stress related to the home or work environment, situational challenges, symptoms of depression, or anxiety, that has impacted a person’s quality of life. I have found that my style and approach best serve individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, high stress, or who have served in the military. My focus is to work together to address common concerns that negatively affect individuals' overall wellbeing.
My name is Christina Rheingold, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have spent almost 20 years serving individuals who experience stress related to the home or work environment, situational challenges, symptoms of depression, or anxiety, that has impacted a person’s quality of life. I have found that my style and approach best serve individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, high stress, or who have served in the military. My focus is to work together to address common concerns that negatively affect individuals' overall wellbeing.
(415) 649-2604 View (415) 649-2604
Photo of Shelley Richardson, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Francisco, CA
Shelley Richardson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94115
If you are looking for ways to heal from past hurts, create a life worth living, or are dealing with anxiety, stress, or life transitions, I can offer you support and skills to help lessen your pain and make you more effective in moving your life forward. You may also be dealing with trauma and, with focused trauma therapy, I can help you find a greater sense of calm. If you are in a couple, and hoping to improve your connection and communication, deal with past hurts, or simply to be more loving to one another, we can work together to create a stronger relationship.
If you are looking for ways to heal from past hurts, create a life worth living, or are dealing with anxiety, stress, or life transitions, I can offer you support and skills to help lessen your pain and make you more effective in moving your life forward. You may also be dealing with trauma and, with focused trauma therapy, I can help you find a greater sense of calm. If you are in a couple, and hoping to improve your connection and communication, deal with past hurts, or simply to be more loving to one another, we can work together to create a stronger relationship.
(415) 236-2963 View (415) 236-2963
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Zi Zheng
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94103  (Online Only)
Life can be challenging. Are you feeling stress, anxiety, depressed or uncertainty about the future? Do life transitions seem overwhelming for you? Does dealing with conflicts with loved ones feel like walking on eggshells? Maybe you're trying to find your voice again after the breakup or career change. Together, we can create a safe space where you can explore your emotions and develop a deep self-awareness, that will empower you to overcome life’s challenges. You will discover the ability and tools to voice your needs and navigate through resentments and conflicts with others.
Life can be challenging. Are you feeling stress, anxiety, depressed or uncertainty about the future? Do life transitions seem overwhelming for you? Does dealing with conflicts with loved ones feel like walking on eggshells? Maybe you're trying to find your voice again after the breakup or career change. Together, we can create a safe space where you can explore your emotions and develop a deep self-awareness, that will empower you to overcome life’s challenges. You will discover the ability and tools to voice your needs and navigate through resentments and conflicts with others.
(415) 870-2120 View (415) 870-2120
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Joanna Keller
Psychologist, PsyD, PMH-C
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94115  (Online Only)
I am a licensed clinical psychologist working with adults of all ages. I have significant experience supporting adults in the tech industry through my role as the Mental Health Manager at the onsite wellness center at Meta/Facebook for 7+ years. Additionally, I am certified in perinatal mental health and specialize in supporting individuals through the complicated journey of parenthood, including fertility challenges, fetal loss, and perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. Other areas of expertise include depression, anxiety, substance use/addiction, life transitions, personal/professional growth, and relationships/dating.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist working with adults of all ages. I have significant experience supporting adults in the tech industry through my role as the Mental Health Manager at the onsite wellness center at Meta/Facebook for 7+ years. Additionally, I am certified in perinatal mental health and specialize in supporting individuals through the complicated journey of parenthood, including fertility challenges, fetal loss, and perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. Other areas of expertise include depression, anxiety, substance use/addiction, life transitions, personal/professional growth, and relationships/dating.
(415) 801-3703 View (415) 801-3703
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John Mark Krejci
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94131  (Online Only)
Hello! What if you woke up tomorrow and all your difficulties disappeared? Though hard to imagine, envisioning how you'd like your life to be is the first step in finding solutions. After hearing your story, I focus on strengths (in individuals and couples), and help you see the possibilities for positive change. This can be difficult for anxious or depressed clients, but I find it a good start. I embrace the role of authentic, non-judgmental collaborator. I use techniques that can immediately reduce anxiety, and I show clients that depression is treatable.
Hello! What if you woke up tomorrow and all your difficulties disappeared? Though hard to imagine, envisioning how you'd like your life to be is the first step in finding solutions. After hearing your story, I focus on strengths (in individuals and couples), and help you see the possibilities for positive change. This can be difficult for anxious or depressed clients, but I find it a good start. I embrace the role of authentic, non-judgmental collaborator. I use techniques that can immediately reduce anxiety, and I show clients that depression is treatable.
(341) 444-2386 View (341) 444-2386
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Dr. Diana L Wong
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94132
Waitlist for new clients
As a bicultural & multilingual licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in California & Ohio, I provide individual (celebrity & adult), children, & couples therapy in private practice & in outpatient settings. I received my Doctorate of Psychology in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology/Alliant International University. I have completed an APA-accredited doctoral internship at UCSF, Child & Adolescent Services Multicultural Training Program at San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center. I have a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology with a concentration in marriage & family therapy from USF.
As a bicultural & multilingual licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in California & Ohio, I provide individual (celebrity & adult), children, & couples therapy in private practice & in outpatient settings. I received my Doctorate of Psychology in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology/Alliant International University. I have completed an APA-accredited doctoral internship at UCSF, Child & Adolescent Services Multicultural Training Program at San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center. I have a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology with a concentration in marriage & family therapy from USF.
(415) 942-9287 View (415) 942-9287

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Number of Therapists in San Francisco, CA

3,000+

Average cost per session

$190

Therapists in San Francisco, CA who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
87% Depression
82% Relationship Issues
75% Self Esteem
70% Trauma and PTSD
68% Stress
66% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

69% Aetna
55% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
54% 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.