Therapists in San Francisco, CA

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Photo of Ka Ming Lam, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Francisco, CA
Ka Ming Lam
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94105  (Online Only)
I believe that there is always hope in any situation. With hope, we all may achieve our maximum potential if we can take away the roadblocks in our lives. Therapy is a controlled environment to gradually break down our obstacles into manageable chunks so that we can process and conquer them.
I believe that there is always hope in any situation. With hope, we all may achieve our maximum potential if we can take away the roadblocks in our lives. Therapy is a controlled environment to gradually break down our obstacles into manageable chunks so that we can process and conquer them.
(415) 360-3758 View (415) 360-3758
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Rebecca Wilson
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94110  (Online Only)
I am a trauma-informed therapist and use Internal Family Systems (IFS), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and other mindfulness-based, experiential, emotion-focused approaches that will help you cultivate self-compassion and acceptance, and process past negative experiences. My style is warm, engaging, and open. I work with traumas such as illness, loss, assaults, birth trauma, car accidents, and war. I also specialize in working with anxious attachment styles. I help individuals overcome relationship issues, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, work stress, and unresolved grief.
I am a trauma-informed therapist and use Internal Family Systems (IFS), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and other mindfulness-based, experiential, emotion-focused approaches that will help you cultivate self-compassion and acceptance, and process past negative experiences. My style is warm, engaging, and open. I work with traumas such as illness, loss, assaults, birth trauma, car accidents, and war. I also specialize in working with anxious attachment styles. I help individuals overcome relationship issues, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, work stress, and unresolved grief.
(415) 997-5204 View (415) 997-5204
Photo of Autumn B. Carlin, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Francisco, CA
Autumn B. Carlin
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94131
Are you stuck and unhappy in your marriage? Do you find yourself wanting to have an affair or has there been one? Do you feel like roommates doing it for the kids? Are you in the agonizing loop of should I stay or should I leave? I have helped many individuals and couples transform their relationships- reconnecting or disconnecting in a healthy way.
Are you stuck and unhappy in your marriage? Do you find yourself wanting to have an affair or has there been one? Do you feel like roommates doing it for the kids? Are you in the agonizing loop of should I stay or should I leave? I have helped many individuals and couples transform their relationships- reconnecting or disconnecting in a healthy way.
(415) 909-4184 View (415) 909-4184
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Erica L Spartos
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94132
I welcome individuals, families and adolescents to my private practice. A few of my specialties: Standard EMDR therapy protocols to resolve trauma and other related symptoms; Teaching coping & life skills to safely & effectively improve sleep and reduce stress, anxiety & depression; Helping adolescents and young people thrive by addressing low-self-esteem, relationship issues, ADHD and behavioral challenges; Supporting individuals and families through issues around substance use & co-occurring disorders; Providing a compassionate and supportive place for you to explore balance, self-awareness and life satisfaction.
I welcome individuals, families and adolescents to my private practice. A few of my specialties: Standard EMDR therapy protocols to resolve trauma and other related symptoms; Teaching coping & life skills to safely & effectively improve sleep and reduce stress, anxiety & depression; Helping adolescents and young people thrive by addressing low-self-esteem, relationship issues, ADHD and behavioral challenges; Supporting individuals and families through issues around substance use & co-occurring disorders; Providing a compassionate and supportive place for you to explore balance, self-awareness and life satisfaction.
(628) 600-2894 View (628) 600-2894
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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
Photo of Catherine Singstad, MFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Francisco, CA
Catherine Singstad, MFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94110
Most of my clients come in struggling with their closest relationships - with their partners, parents, kids, colleagues and/or friends. There is often a deep longing for more joy, authenticity, and freedom from painful symptoms like anxiety and depression. I help clients learn to understand and thoughtfully navigate their emotional world, as we work to unpack and rewire recurring symptoms and habits. Issues I commonly work with include unhealthy relationships, work/life balance, healing unresolved childhood wounds, couples issues, anxiety, depression, parenthood, trauma, low self-esteem, addiction, infertility, loss, and grief.
Most of my clients come in struggling with their closest relationships - with their partners, parents, kids, colleagues and/or friends. There is often a deep longing for more joy, authenticity, and freedom from painful symptoms like anxiety and depression. I help clients learn to understand and thoughtfully navigate their emotional world, as we work to unpack and rewire recurring symptoms and habits. Issues I commonly work with include unhealthy relationships, work/life balance, healing unresolved childhood wounds, couples issues, anxiety, depression, parenthood, trauma, low self-esteem, addiction, infertility, loss, and grief.
(415) 906-4220 View (415) 906-4220
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Maria Lentzou
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94115
I work with children, teens and adults, in individual sessions and groups. Adults and teens: I see you as creative, resourceful, and whole on your own. I am here to help you heal wounds that keep you stuck and don't let you believe in your own strengths and intuition. I can offer curious questions, valuable resources and tools to add to your own toolbelt, new perspectives, and challenges that honor your goals and what you need to live your best life. I also provide Authentic Movement groups and experiential creative workshops.
I work with children, teens and adults, in individual sessions and groups. Adults and teens: I see you as creative, resourceful, and whole on your own. I am here to help you heal wounds that keep you stuck and don't let you believe in your own strengths and intuition. I can offer curious questions, valuable resources and tools to add to your own toolbelt, new perspectives, and challenges that honor your goals and what you need to live your best life. I also provide Authentic Movement groups and experiential creative workshops.
(415) 862-1656 View (415) 862-1656
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Manuel A Manotas
Psychologist, PsyD, SEP
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94123  (Online Only)
Imagine living free from the shackles of chronic anxiety, the heavy weight on your chest, and past traumas that keep echoing. If you yearn to quiet racing thoughts and self-criticism, my integrative somatic therapy can be transformative. Together, we'll uncover your inner strength and foster self-love, leading you towards a life of peace and resilience. Your journey towards true self-understanding and healing begins here."
Imagine living free from the shackles of chronic anxiety, the heavy weight on your chest, and past traumas that keep echoing. If you yearn to quiet racing thoughts and self-criticism, my integrative somatic therapy can be transformative. Together, we'll uncover your inner strength and foster self-love, leading you towards a life of peace and resilience. Your journey towards true self-understanding and healing begins here."
(415) 873-8670 View (415) 873-8670
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Gabriela Ruiz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94109
I am Luciana Ruiz, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in Oakland, California, and working via telehealth with individuals all over the state. I have been a medical social worker for most of my career, and that experience has strengthened my therapeutic approach. I used Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Grief Therapy to help my clients make progress. My experience includes working with people with chronic illnesses, seniors, and couples.
I am Luciana Ruiz, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in Oakland, California, and working via telehealth with individuals all over the state. I have been a medical social worker for most of my career, and that experience has strengthened my therapeutic approach. I used Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Grief Therapy to help my clients make progress. My experience includes working with people with chronic illnesses, seniors, and couples.
(415) 704-0384 View (415) 704-0384
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Trauma Therapy and Psychedelic Integration
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94105
Specializing in mindfulness-based and trauma-informed approaches, Diana supports individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, stress, life transitions, and feeling stuck. Through a trusting therapeutic relationship, she helps clients face their suffering with compassion and support, integrating fragmented parts of themselves into wholeness. Diana's training in Mindfulness Based Approaches including Hakomi, Somatic-based therapy, Family Constellations Therapy, and Eco Psychology allows her to trace challenges back to their source while staying present with current experiences, fostering integration and a wholeness of self.
Specializing in mindfulness-based and trauma-informed approaches, Diana supports individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, stress, life transitions, and feeling stuck. Through a trusting therapeutic relationship, she helps clients face their suffering with compassion and support, integrating fragmented parts of themselves into wholeness. Diana's training in Mindfulness Based Approaches including Hakomi, Somatic-based therapy, Family Constellations Therapy, and Eco Psychology allows her to trace challenges back to their source while staying present with current experiences, fostering integration and a wholeness of self.
(415) 236-9025 View (415) 236-9025
Photo of Charlotte Tilson, Psychologist in San Francisco, CA
Charlotte Tilson
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94118
Waitlist for new clients
Let's talk about how you can protect, nurture and enhance your well-being (or that of your child). I serve women, teens and kids with a focus on promotion of emotional well-being and psychological health. Use therapy to improve your quality of life, how you relate to others and think about yourself. Strengthen your role as guardian of your mental health. By tending to your psychological health you contribute to the well-being of the world.
Let's talk about how you can protect, nurture and enhance your well-being (or that of your child). I serve women, teens and kids with a focus on promotion of emotional well-being and psychological health. Use therapy to improve your quality of life, how you relate to others and think about yourself. Strengthen your role as guardian of your mental health. By tending to your psychological health you contribute to the well-being of the world.
(415) 223-2194 View (415) 223-2194
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Michelle A Birch
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94114
I have specialized in two areas.  The first involves the treatment of loss, grief, trauma and the  anxiety disorders that sometimes accompany these events. With a new perspective, most people find it easier to incorporate new coping skills.  This can help you work through your feelings and losses. The second area of specialty is women's health, especially during pregnancy and the postpartum period of life. Having a newborn and the adjustment to mothering brings on many challenges. I work with women to help them cope with the changes to themselves, their bodies as well as their relationships.
I have specialized in two areas.  The first involves the treatment of loss, grief, trauma and the  anxiety disorders that sometimes accompany these events. With a new perspective, most people find it easier to incorporate new coping skills.  This can help you work through your feelings and losses. The second area of specialty is women's health, especially during pregnancy and the postpartum period of life. Having a newborn and the adjustment to mothering brings on many challenges. I work with women to help them cope with the changes to themselves, their bodies as well as their relationships.
(628) 265-8658 View (628) 265-8658
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Erica Edwards Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94131
I believe each of us can lead lives of authenticity, balance, and purpose through mindfulness and self-reflection. I aim to create a warm, peaceful space for healing and awakening, a place where you can slow down your breath, calm the chattering of your mind, and get in touch with the deeper parts of yourself. My goal is to empower you to be your own compass and access your own inner strength and resilience. We all need someone we can count on: to listen, to try to understand, and to walk side by side as we travel rocky terrain. I would be honored to go on that journey with you.
I believe each of us can lead lives of authenticity, balance, and purpose through mindfulness and self-reflection. I aim to create a warm, peaceful space for healing and awakening, a place where you can slow down your breath, calm the chattering of your mind, and get in touch with the deeper parts of yourself. My goal is to empower you to be your own compass and access your own inner strength and resilience. We all need someone we can count on: to listen, to try to understand, and to walk side by side as we travel rocky terrain. I would be honored to go on that journey with you.
(415) 942-5784 View (415) 942-5784
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Christina Li
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94115  (Online Only)
Finding balance and living a fulfilling life is easier said than done. The concepts may seem simple, but the reality is that it takes patience and bravery to ride out the waves. As a therapist, I encourage you to find confidence, purpose, and meaning to live authentically in the present. I have experience and passion working with those experiencing multigenerational trauma and transitions, as well as a special emphasis on creative/artistic lifestyles, and cultural competency. Prior to becoming a therapist, I was a music journalist. My roots reside in the Bay Area. I currently also serve on the Board for Donaldina Cameron House.
Finding balance and living a fulfilling life is easier said than done. The concepts may seem simple, but the reality is that it takes patience and bravery to ride out the waves. As a therapist, I encourage you to find confidence, purpose, and meaning to live authentically in the present. I have experience and passion working with those experiencing multigenerational trauma and transitions, as well as a special emphasis on creative/artistic lifestyles, and cultural competency. Prior to becoming a therapist, I was a music journalist. My roots reside in the Bay Area. I currently also serve on the Board for Donaldina Cameron House.
(415) 991-6023 View (415) 991-6023
Photo of Emily Fasten, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Francisco, CA
Emily Fasten
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94114
Therapy makes life better. It does so in ways that are both clear and concrete and somewhat mysterious. Maybe you arrive with a set goal -- manage anxiety, find a better job, or get more from a stalled relationship. Or maybe you're experiencing a more generalized state of existential discomfort or depression -- grappling with how to find meaning in life, a sense of cosmic isolation, or fear of mortality. We'll work collaboratively with the internal and external forces that are causing suffering, building sufficient self-support to make real, lasting changes.
Therapy makes life better. It does so in ways that are both clear and concrete and somewhat mysterious. Maybe you arrive with a set goal -- manage anxiety, find a better job, or get more from a stalled relationship. Or maybe you're experiencing a more generalized state of existential discomfort or depression -- grappling with how to find meaning in life, a sense of cosmic isolation, or fear of mortality. We'll work collaboratively with the internal and external forces that are causing suffering, building sufficient self-support to make real, lasting changes.
(415) 969-2967 View (415) 969-2967
Photo of Dan Keady, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Francisco, CA
Dan Keady
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94102
The key to a happy and satisfying life is good relationships. My specialty is helping individuals and couples work through relationship issues. Improving our ability to communicate and work through stressful situations means a better chance of building a good job, loving relationships, and a sense of stability. As a counselor, my role is to help you connect with your strengths and to find balance, meaning, and satisfaction in your life. Helping others on this path is deeply rewarding to me.
The key to a happy and satisfying life is good relationships. My specialty is helping individuals and couples work through relationship issues. Improving our ability to communicate and work through stressful situations means a better chance of building a good job, loving relationships, and a sense of stability. As a counselor, my role is to help you connect with your strengths and to find balance, meaning, and satisfaction in your life. Helping others on this path is deeply rewarding to me.
(628) 244-8535 View (628) 244-8535
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Matthew Gould
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94123
Life can be better... we can feel, think, and live more in alignment with the ways that we really want to. Psychotherapy is an effective tool that can help get us there. While friends can help relieve loneliness and various medications can ease symptoms, the process of psychotherapy helps us to change the way we experience and interact with our feelings and with the world around us. For the past 20 years I have had a full-time psychotherapy practice and have helped many individuals and couples activate potential and live fuller more rewarding lives.
Life can be better... we can feel, think, and live more in alignment with the ways that we really want to. Psychotherapy is an effective tool that can help get us there. While friends can help relieve loneliness and various medications can ease symptoms, the process of psychotherapy helps us to change the way we experience and interact with our feelings and with the world around us. For the past 20 years I have had a full-time psychotherapy practice and have helped many individuals and couples activate potential and live fuller more rewarding lives.
(415) 683-7410 View (415) 683-7410
Photo of Lisa Abdilova Andresen, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in San Francisco, CA
Lisa Abdilova Andresen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94107
Even the most successful people feel out of control sometimes. Are you frustrated with yourself, disappointed in your friends, or annoyed with your family? Learn how to redirect unproductive thoughts and connect with people more genuinely. What if therapy could help you chill out and have fun — even when you're stressed? It's okay to set boundaries, prioritize yourself, and make space to figure out what you want and feel. Together, we can problem-solve what doesn't seem right in your job, life, or business, and develop personalized tools and strategies to help you reach your goals.
Even the most successful people feel out of control sometimes. Are you frustrated with yourself, disappointed in your friends, or annoyed with your family? Learn how to redirect unproductive thoughts and connect with people more genuinely. What if therapy could help you chill out and have fun — even when you're stressed? It's okay to set boundaries, prioritize yourself, and make space to figure out what you want and feel. Together, we can problem-solve what doesn't seem right in your job, life, or business, and develop personalized tools and strategies to help you reach your goals.
(628) 200-3816 View (628) 200-3816
Photo of Emily Adili, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Francisco, CA
Emily Adili
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94105  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
My therapeutic style is collaborative, warm, and welcoming to the therapeutic space. I am a Strengths-Based, solution-oriented individual and family therapist who works with clients who may be struggling with anxiety, substance use, relationships, or major life transitions. As a therapist, I utilize a variety of different therapeutic interventions to customize treatment to meet my clients' needs. I love empowering my clients to leave therapy feeling proud of the work they have done, and confident and capable in the next stage of life.
My therapeutic style is collaborative, warm, and welcoming to the therapeutic space. I am a Strengths-Based, solution-oriented individual and family therapist who works with clients who may be struggling with anxiety, substance use, relationships, or major life transitions. As a therapist, I utilize a variety of different therapeutic interventions to customize treatment to meet my clients' needs. I love empowering my clients to leave therapy feeling proud of the work they have done, and confident and capable in the next stage of life.
(415) 797-0327 View (415) 797-0327
Richard N Krafnick
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94115  (Online Only)
Compassionate. Sensitive. Intuitive. Bilingual-Español. My work focuses on transforming emotional pain to experience life more freely and fully. In a non-judgmental way, I work with clients to identify the core conflicts that keep appearing in new contexts. I understand symptoms as a privileged doorway to resolve these underlying conflicts. I also focus on how hidden links in the family tree influence us, and how transgenerational issues don't allow us to live "our own" lives. Secrets and unresolved family issues force themselves into our personal stories until they are resolved. We become as sick as our secrets.
Compassionate. Sensitive. Intuitive. Bilingual-Español. My work focuses on transforming emotional pain to experience life more freely and fully. In a non-judgmental way, I work with clients to identify the core conflicts that keep appearing in new contexts. I understand symptoms as a privileged doorway to resolve these underlying conflicts. I also focus on how hidden links in the family tree influence us, and how transgenerational issues don't allow us to live "our own" lives. Secrets and unresolved family issues force themselves into our personal stories until they are resolved. We become as sick as our secrets.
(415) 237-2066 View (415) 237-2066

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Number of Therapists in San Francisco, CA

3,000+

Average cost per session

$188

Therapists in San Francisco, CA who prioritize treating:

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

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

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

How Therapists in San Francisco, CA see their clients

55% In Person and Online
45% Online Only

Gender breakdown

75% Female
23% Male
2% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in San Francisco?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.