Therapists in Chinatown, San Francisco, CA

Jenny Lee
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Chinatown, San Francisco, CA 94108  (Online Only)
What would it feel like to face the day in your true being? What would it feel like to let go of shame and self-doubt? You can feel lighter. You can feel confident. You can feel free to live in your truth. You deserve to live your best life. You are ready for change.
What would it feel like to face the day in your true being? What would it feel like to let go of shame and self-doubt? You can feel lighter. You can feel confident. You can feel free to live in your truth. You deserve to live your best life. You are ready for change.
(628) 313-3121 View (628) 313-3121
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Cindy Herrera
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Chinatown, San Francisco, CA 94108
Do you "have it all" but feel unsatisfied? We live in an era where we grew up being told we could have everything we wanted and many of us had the pressure to "succeed" for our parents/families dreams, however, we are quickly realizing that having everything does not bring us lasting joy and instead burns us out. I am here to help individuals minimize their life to invest their time and energy into what truly matters. When working with me, you’ll find that my style is exploratory and extremely action-oriented while being genuine, honest, and humorous.
Do you "have it all" but feel unsatisfied? We live in an era where we grew up being told we could have everything we wanted and many of us had the pressure to "succeed" for our parents/families dreams, however, we are quickly realizing that having everything does not bring us lasting joy and instead burns us out. I am here to help individuals minimize their life to invest their time and energy into what truly matters. When working with me, you’ll find that my style is exploratory and extremely action-oriented while being genuine, honest, and humorous.
(415) 688-6190 View (415) 688-6190
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Reina Lynn Peterson
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Chinatown, San Francisco, CA 94108
Welcome! I’m so glad you’re here. My name is Reina, and I am an integrative, holistic psychotherapist based in downtown San Francisco, California. I offer in-person services in San Francisco, as well as virtually throughout California. I work individually with adults of all ages, adolescents, and couples, and I run groups throughout the year. I tailor your sessions to your unique needs, drawing from various techniques and theories to support your innate wisdom and capacity for growth. I offer a free 20 minute phone or video consultation to see if we're a good fit. I look forward to hearing from you!
Welcome! I’m so glad you’re here. My name is Reina, and I am an integrative, holistic psychotherapist based in downtown San Francisco, California. I offer in-person services in San Francisco, as well as virtually throughout California. I work individually with adults of all ages, adolescents, and couples, and I run groups throughout the year. I tailor your sessions to your unique needs, drawing from various techniques and theories to support your innate wisdom and capacity for growth. I offer a free 20 minute phone or video consultation to see if we're a good fit. I look forward to hearing from you!
(415) 625-5891 View (415) 625-5891
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Dr. Christina M. Charlotin
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chinatown, San Francisco, CA 94108
In our work together, my intention is to help you break away from the maladaptive thought patterns, emotions, actions, and external circumstances that keep you stuck in an unwanted experience. My goal is to help you create progress towards the life you do want for yourself. I’ll want to understand the changes you’d like to see in yourself. With this in mind, I’ll want to identify the behaviors you’d like to demonstrate, the lasting emotions you’d like to feel, and the outcomes you’d like to see present themselves in your life. With that information, we'll set the overall goals for therapy. Now providing Psychedelic Assisted Therapy.
In our work together, my intention is to help you break away from the maladaptive thought patterns, emotions, actions, and external circumstances that keep you stuck in an unwanted experience. My goal is to help you create progress towards the life you do want for yourself. I’ll want to understand the changes you’d like to see in yourself. With this in mind, I’ll want to identify the behaviors you’d like to demonstrate, the lasting emotions you’d like to feel, and the outcomes you’d like to see present themselves in your life. With that information, we'll set the overall goals for therapy. Now providing Psychedelic Assisted Therapy.
(628) 201-6946 View (628) 201-6946
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Cyndi Lowe
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Chinatown, San Francisco, CA 94108
Are you dealing with unwanted OCD thoughts or rituals? Avoiding places, objects, movements, people, words, colors, that you're afraid will trigger anxiety or thoughts? Thinking about the same things over and over with no resolution? Are you lost? Lonely? Grieving? Acting or thinking in ways you don't understand? Looking for something more in your life? Not knowing what the next step is? Wanting to make big, positive changes (or even small ones) and don't know how? Just moved here? I love helping people explore their lives and themselves! Let's find out what's next, what's inside, what you want and who you are!
Are you dealing with unwanted OCD thoughts or rituals? Avoiding places, objects, movements, people, words, colors, that you're afraid will trigger anxiety or thoughts? Thinking about the same things over and over with no resolution? Are you lost? Lonely? Grieving? Acting or thinking in ways you don't understand? Looking for something more in your life? Not knowing what the next step is? Wanting to make big, positive changes (or even small ones) and don't know how? Just moved here? I love helping people explore their lives and themselves! Let's find out what's next, what's inside, what you want and who you are!
(510) 401-3224 View (510) 401-3224
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Kelly Judd
MS, CPLC
Verified Verified
Chinatown, San Francisco, CA 94108  (Online Only)
Welcome! I'm Kelly, a certified professional life coach with a gentle, strengths-based approach. I help women and members of the LGBTQIA+ community break cycles of dysfunction and self-sacrifice to finally claim the lives they need. My coaching philosophy is grounded in psychodynamic theory and incorporates concepts borrowed from Internal Family Systems, Co-Active Coaching, and somatic work. While the work we do together is not psychotherapy (my role is not to diagnose or treat mental illness), the pace and rhythm of my coaching sessions are very similar to what you would experience in a therapist’s office.
Welcome! I'm Kelly, a certified professional life coach with a gentle, strengths-based approach. I help women and members of the LGBTQIA+ community break cycles of dysfunction and self-sacrifice to finally claim the lives they need. My coaching philosophy is grounded in psychodynamic theory and incorporates concepts borrowed from Internal Family Systems, Co-Active Coaching, and somatic work. While the work we do together is not psychotherapy (my role is not to diagnose or treat mental illness), the pace and rhythm of my coaching sessions are very similar to what you would experience in a therapist’s office.
(401) 593-6846 View (401) 593-6846
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Rene Dumetz Ph. D.
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chinatown, San Francisco, CA 94108  (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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Konul Surofchy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Chinatown, San Francisco, CA 94108
There comes a time when we get tired of feeling stuck in the same old patterns. We suddenly see our lives clearer, realizing we’re no longer satisfied and yearn for change. This dissatisfaction takes on a different flavor for each individual. It can come in the form of a realization of our unfulfilled needs, an exhaustion of performing for others, resentment at having our boundaries crossed far too many times, or a growing bitterness and overall displeasure for life. Perhaps, we’ve tried other modes of healing or even short-term therapy, frustrated at the lack of quick results. Until, the recognition hits us, we must look deeper.
There comes a time when we get tired of feeling stuck in the same old patterns. We suddenly see our lives clearer, realizing we’re no longer satisfied and yearn for change. This dissatisfaction takes on a different flavor for each individual. It can come in the form of a realization of our unfulfilled needs, an exhaustion of performing for others, resentment at having our boundaries crossed far too many times, or a growing bitterness and overall displeasure for life. Perhaps, we’ve tried other modes of healing or even short-term therapy, frustrated at the lack of quick results. Until, the recognition hits us, we must look deeper.
(619) 329-5744 View (619) 329-5744
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Drew Carr
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Chinatown, San Francisco, CA 94108
Distracted. Lonely. Confused. Sound familiar? Are you your worst enemy? Has indecision or a "dumb" choice messed up your career, school or personal growth? Do you agonize over decisions? Or are plagued by critical thoughts? You may ask, "Why is this so difficult?" But, you want help. But, you want more than being asked, "How does that make you feel?" You want someone who gets you, gives honest feedback, and offers tools to take ownership of your life. So, let's have a conversation to start moving your life forward.
Distracted. Lonely. Confused. Sound familiar? Are you your worst enemy? Has indecision or a "dumb" choice messed up your career, school or personal growth? Do you agonize over decisions? Or are plagued by critical thoughts? You may ask, "Why is this so difficult?" But, you want help. But, you want more than being asked, "How does that make you feel?" You want someone who gets you, gives honest feedback, and offers tools to take ownership of your life. So, let's have a conversation to start moving your life forward.
(323) 973-2985 View (323) 973-2985
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Adam Eigner-Herrera, PhD
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chinatown, San Francisco, CA 94108
If you want a more satisfying relationship or an improved sex life, consult with a California and New Mexico licensed psychologist with over 25 years experience working successfully with individuals and couples from many cultures, with specialized training in effective treatment of couples and sexual issues. Having shifted my practice to a couples specialty over the last decade, I now work 95% with couples, plus a few individuals focusing on relationship issues. I provide tele/video-therapy to clients anywhere in California or New Mexico and in person in Santa Fe. Call me for a free telephone consultation.
If you want a more satisfying relationship or an improved sex life, consult with a California and New Mexico licensed psychologist with over 25 years experience working successfully with individuals and couples from many cultures, with specialized training in effective treatment of couples and sexual issues. Having shifted my practice to a couples specialty over the last decade, I now work 95% with couples, plus a few individuals focusing on relationship issues. I provide tele/video-therapy to clients anywhere in California or New Mexico and in person in Santa Fe. Call me for a free telephone consultation.
(510) 592-4933 View (510) 592-4933
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Therapy for Lawyers
Marriage & Family Therapist, JD, MA
Verified Verified
Chinatown, San Francisco, CA 94108
Mike Lubofsky, Licensed Therapist and Attorney • My ideal client is highly intelligent, intellectually curious, and sincerely open to change. My work as a therapist is a deep calling and the challenging exploration of psychological and existential issues with clients often leads to profound emotionally corrective experiences with clients. Many clients, including lawyers, have "checked all the boxes" and have hit a wall of frustration and dissatisfaction. I have navigated those profound challenges and my life's work is to help others find their authentic paths.
Mike Lubofsky, Licensed Therapist and Attorney • My ideal client is highly intelligent, intellectually curious, and sincerely open to change. My work as a therapist is a deep calling and the challenging exploration of psychological and existential issues with clients often leads to profound emotionally corrective experiences with clients. Many clients, including lawyers, have "checked all the boxes" and have hit a wall of frustration and dissatisfaction. I have navigated those profound challenges and my life's work is to help others find their authentic paths.
(415) 508-6263 View (415) 508-6263
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Ana L. Zuniga
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
11 Endorsed
Chinatown, San Francisco, CA 94108  (Online Only)
I am excited you have decided to contact me to walk with you in your healing process. I believe that there is wisdom in your story. In therapy we will address the problems that are important to you with the idea that you have the solution within you. I respect the courage it takes for you to make the decision to move forward. You are the expert of your journey; I have the tools and skills that can help you get where you want to be.
I am excited you have decided to contact me to walk with you in your healing process. I believe that there is wisdom in your story. In therapy we will address the problems that are important to you with the idea that you have the solution within you. I respect the courage it takes for you to make the decision to move forward. You are the expert of your journey; I have the tools and skills that can help you get where you want to be.
(657) 306-5368 View (657) 306-5368
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H. Michael Brown
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chinatown, San Francisco, CA 94108  (Online Only)
You don’t have to suffer without hope…or help. Whether you’re feeling depressed and anxious, worried and preoccupied, or blocked creatively, psychotherapy can help you to feel better. I work with both individuals and couples. With more than 20 years experience in helping people overcome their obstacles, I can help you to identify what’s in need of adjustment and provide tools to make those changes. Call or visit my website for more information. My initial consultation is free.
You don’t have to suffer without hope…or help. Whether you’re feeling depressed and anxious, worried and preoccupied, or blocked creatively, psychotherapy can help you to feel better. I work with both individuals and couples. With more than 20 years experience in helping people overcome their obstacles, I can help you to identify what’s in need of adjustment and provide tools to make those changes. Call or visit my website for more information. My initial consultation is free.
(415) 669-4331 View (415) 669-4331
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www.raquelgarciapsychotherapy.com
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Chinatown, San Francisco, CA 94108
I offer Individual, Couples and Family Psychotherapy, in English and Spanish. I honor the principles of compassion, openness, acceptance, non judgment, equality for all. I use inquiry and mindfulness of emotions, thoughts and body to welcome and receive what wants to be seen; consider the multigenerational, biological, psychosocial and internal aspects of the human being as a way to better understand ourselves. I use Mindfulness, Attachment Focused therapy, (EFT) Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Somatics, EMDR, transpersonal modalities. I offer EFT intensives for couples and families, and workshops for couples
I offer Individual, Couples and Family Psychotherapy, in English and Spanish. I honor the principles of compassion, openness, acceptance, non judgment, equality for all. I use inquiry and mindfulness of emotions, thoughts and body to welcome and receive what wants to be seen; consider the multigenerational, biological, psychosocial and internal aspects of the human being as a way to better understand ourselves. I use Mindfulness, Attachment Focused therapy, (EFT) Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Somatics, EMDR, transpersonal modalities. I offer EFT intensives for couples and families, and workshops for couples
(415) 234-4692 View (415) 234-4692
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Elizabeth Sullivan
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Chinatown, San Francisco, CA 94108
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
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Allison R Aquinto
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Chinatown, San Francisco, CA 94108
I provide face-to-face in-person and online individual therapy, relationship counseling, and family therapy. For over a decade, I have worked with children, adolescents, and families both in the therapeutic setting and within the school system, helping clients to alleviate symptoms of anxiety and depression, improve communication skills, develop positive and effective coping skills, and navigate stressors involved in daily life. You can learn more at my website allisonaquintolmft.com
I provide face-to-face in-person and online individual therapy, relationship counseling, and family therapy. For over a decade, I have worked with children, adolescents, and families both in the therapeutic setting and within the school system, helping clients to alleviate symptoms of anxiety and depression, improve communication skills, develop positive and effective coping skills, and navigate stressors involved in daily life. You can learn more at my website allisonaquintolmft.com
(925) 550-8654 View (925) 550-8654
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Sara Okman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
10 Endorsed
Chinatown, San Francisco, CA 94108
Many relationships have faced challenges over the past few years. You might be feeling stuck, or struggling to resolve differences with your partner. As a certified AASECT sex therapist & long time couples counselor, I help identify& understand what lies beneath these stuck places, building true relational safety. Using easy to implement tools for healthy communication, I help couples negotiate desire discrepancy, find creative solutions for low-sexual marriages, and navigate the impact of extra-marital relationships: including infidelity repair, polyamory, & consensual non-monogamy. I am kink aware & LGBTQ+ friendly.
Many relationships have faced challenges over the past few years. You might be feeling stuck, or struggling to resolve differences with your partner. As a certified AASECT sex therapist & long time couples counselor, I help identify& understand what lies beneath these stuck places, building true relational safety. Using easy to implement tools for healthy communication, I help couples negotiate desire discrepancy, find creative solutions for low-sexual marriages, and navigate the impact of extra-marital relationships: including infidelity repair, polyamory, & consensual non-monogamy. I am kink aware & LGBTQ+ friendly.
(415) 877-4147 View (415) 877-4147
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Your Pace Psychotherapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Chinatown, San Francisco, CA 94108
My approach is collaborative and active. I balance making therapy challenging at times, yet playful enough so that you will want to come back. My clients say this therapy-on-the-move is easier than a traditional sit-on-a-couch scenario in which the confinement of the room can get in the way of the work. I think for some people — especially teens & young adults — the idea of sitting in a room with a therapist is antithetical to being in a space that is good for sharing tough stuff. All that said, the outdoor work is *part* of the practice, roughly 30% of our time may consist of online sessions.
My approach is collaborative and active. I balance making therapy challenging at times, yet playful enough so that you will want to come back. My clients say this therapy-on-the-move is easier than a traditional sit-on-a-couch scenario in which the confinement of the room can get in the way of the work. I think for some people — especially teens & young adults — the idea of sitting in a room with a therapist is antithetical to being in a space that is good for sharing tough stuff. All that said, the outdoor work is *part* of the practice, roughly 30% of our time may consist of online sessions.
(628) 257-7582 View (628) 257-7582
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Lynsie Seely @ The Connective
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhDc, LMFT
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
Chinatown, San Francisco, CA 94108
It is my hope for you that you are thriving in your life--free of anxiety, depression, and other ailments, leaving you open to fully enjoy your life. If this isn't the case and you happen to be feeling stuck, worn-down, stressed, anxious, or depressed, if you're in a challenging transition, struggling with a relationship, or wanting to embody your life more fully--Welcome! I am dedicated to helping guide and support you in achieving your goals. I work using a collaborative, body-centered, approach and will empathically support you on your journey toward greater well-being.
It is my hope for you that you are thriving in your life--free of anxiety, depression, and other ailments, leaving you open to fully enjoy your life. If this isn't the case and you happen to be feeling stuck, worn-down, stressed, anxious, or depressed, if you're in a challenging transition, struggling with a relationship, or wanting to embody your life more fully--Welcome! I am dedicated to helping guide and support you in achieving your goals. I work using a collaborative, body-centered, approach and will empathically support you on your journey toward greater well-being.
(415) 534-6049 View (415) 534-6049
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Manami Yamamoto
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
20 Endorsed
Chinatown, San Francisco, CA 94108  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I am a licensed MFT and a founder of the non-profit mental health organization, Blue Humming Therapy. In my practice, I offer holistic therapy to individuals of all ages and couples/families. I work with each client to develop a relationship of trust and support. My work is interactive, caring, and empathetic. My approach is designed 1)Develop a balanced lifestyle by seeing your issues or struggles from the wider view 2) Enable clients to integrate the self and relationships with others 3) Develop your inner "Nurturing Parent" instead of "Strict Parent" (emphasize Nurturing > Judging). 2021 Brainz 500 Global Award Honoree.
I am a licensed MFT and a founder of the non-profit mental health organization, Blue Humming Therapy. In my practice, I offer holistic therapy to individuals of all ages and couples/families. I work with each client to develop a relationship of trust and support. My work is interactive, caring, and empathetic. My approach is designed 1)Develop a balanced lifestyle by seeing your issues or struggles from the wider view 2) Enable clients to integrate the self and relationships with others 3) Develop your inner "Nurturing Parent" instead of "Strict Parent" (emphasize Nurturing > Judging). 2021 Brainz 500 Global Award Honoree.
(888) 298-1154 View (888) 298-1154

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Chinatown, San Francisco, CA

20+

Average cost per session

$200

Therapists in Chinatown, San Francisco, CA who prioritize treating:

90% Relationship Issues
90% Anxiety
86% Self Esteem
81% Depression
81% Grief
81% Coping Skills
81% Stress

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

83% Other
17% Aetna
17% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Chinatown, San Francisco, CA see their clients

72% In Person and Online
28% Online Only

Gender breakdown

70% Female
30% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Chinatown, 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.