Therapists in Civic Center, San Francisco, CA

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Alison Little
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Civic Center, San Francisco, CA 94102
My style as a therapist is warm, direct and curious. I strive to form collaborative relationships with clients and utilize a mix of goal setting, treatment planning and exploratory/ open ended work depending on the client's needs and wants. I have 6 years of post graduate specialized training in Gestalt Therapy, a form of psychotherapy that is centered on increasing a person's awareness, freedom, and self-direction. Through my post graduate study, I also gained exposure to systems theory which has informed my therapeutic approach. I also have training in Internal Family Systems (Level 1) and 9 years of clinical experience.
My style as a therapist is warm, direct and curious. I strive to form collaborative relationships with clients and utilize a mix of goal setting, treatment planning and exploratory/ open ended work depending on the client's needs and wants. I have 6 years of post graduate specialized training in Gestalt Therapy, a form of psychotherapy that is centered on increasing a person's awareness, freedom, and self-direction. Through my post graduate study, I also gained exposure to systems theory which has informed my therapeutic approach. I also have training in Internal Family Systems (Level 1) and 9 years of clinical experience.
(650) 482-8455 View (650) 482-8455
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Peter Geiger
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Civic Center, San Francisco, CA 94146  (Online Only)
You're feeling generally dissatisfied, like you drew the short straw. You make it look not too bad on the outside, yet feel unfulfilled in relationships with lover, family, friends, coworkers. You have concerns about overdoing something (drinking, working, internet), or a generalized anxiety, perfectionism, or people-pleasing. I am a highly interactive therapist. I know when to bring in humor--and when to go to the dark places with you. Together we will look at how you got here. Through identifying your beliefs, attitudes and needs around relationships and intimacy, we will find the key to unlocking your wellbeing.
You're feeling generally dissatisfied, like you drew the short straw. You make it look not too bad on the outside, yet feel unfulfilled in relationships with lover, family, friends, coworkers. You have concerns about overdoing something (drinking, working, internet), or a generalized anxiety, perfectionism, or people-pleasing. I am a highly interactive therapist. I know when to bring in humor--and when to go to the dark places with you. Together we will look at how you got here. Through identifying your beliefs, attitudes and needs around relationships and intimacy, we will find the key to unlocking your wellbeing.
(415) 786-6680 View (415) 786-6680
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Skip John D Perkins
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Civic Center, San Francisco, CA 94102
Not accepting new clients
All people struggle, and I believe everyone has the capacity for change/growth hidden within themselves. I'm most successful working with those who are interested in meeting this potential with hope and curiosity. By building a trusting, safe and consistent relationship, together, I believe I can help you unlock or uncover your best potential and use it to meet your own goals.
All people struggle, and I believe everyone has the capacity for change/growth hidden within themselves. I'm most successful working with those who are interested in meeting this potential with hope and curiosity. By building a trusting, safe and consistent relationship, together, I believe I can help you unlock or uncover your best potential and use it to meet your own goals.
(415) 969-5074 View (415) 969-5074
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Rachel Packer
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Civic Center, San Francisco, CA 94102
Each client walks through my door with their own struggle. And although each person comes with their own unique story, the one thing that clients do share is a search for a more fulfilled life or a greater sense of self. I support clients as they navigate life's harder transitions - a loss of a relationship, the transition to becoming a parent, a job transition, or simply figuring out who they truly are and want to be. We work together to notice and shift your inner critic that so frequently gets in the way. Additionally, I support couples as they work through the challenges and desires that come with a relationship.
Each client walks through my door with their own struggle. And although each person comes with their own unique story, the one thing that clients do share is a search for a more fulfilled life or a greater sense of self. I support clients as they navigate life's harder transitions - a loss of a relationship, the transition to becoming a parent, a job transition, or simply figuring out who they truly are and want to be. We work together to notice and shift your inner critic that so frequently gets in the way. Additionally, I support couples as they work through the challenges and desires that come with a relationship.
(415) 553-5529 View (415) 553-5529
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Suresh Chacko
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Civic Center, San Francisco, CA 94102
If you're feeling overwhelmed or stuck, I’d like to offer you a space where we can think and reflect together, and find a way through the difficulties you're facing. I work with adolescents and adults who are dealing with a variety of challenges, including depression, anxiety, histories of trauma, relationship issues, work or school stress, and low self-esteem. I also have a particular interest in helping clients explore and understand difficulties related to cultural identity.
If you're feeling overwhelmed or stuck, I’d like to offer you a space where we can think and reflect together, and find a way through the difficulties you're facing. I work with adolescents and adults who are dealing with a variety of challenges, including depression, anxiety, histories of trauma, relationship issues, work or school stress, and low self-esteem. I also have a particular interest in helping clients explore and understand difficulties related to cultural identity.
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Liz Diamond - Brown Therapy Center
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Civic Center, San Francisco, CA 94102
Waitlist for new clients
Choosing a therapist can be a daunting process. I am inspired by anyone who is willing to reach out to a complete stranger, in order to challenge and heal themselves. I believe safety and non-judgment are among the most important aspects of the therapeutic relationship. I am committed to supporting you as we explore your thoughts and feelings, looking closely at barriers that until now have limited your insights and clarity. Your power to feel better comes from looking inward, instead of out, and I want to help you do the work to get to that healing place.
Choosing a therapist can be a daunting process. I am inspired by anyone who is willing to reach out to a complete stranger, in order to challenge and heal themselves. I believe safety and non-judgment are among the most important aspects of the therapeutic relationship. I am committed to supporting you as we explore your thoughts and feelings, looking closely at barriers that until now have limited your insights and clarity. Your power to feel better comes from looking inward, instead of out, and I want to help you do the work to get to that healing place.
(415) 324-6323 View (415) 324-6323
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Rima Danielle Jomaa
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Civic Center, San Francisco, CA 94102  (Online Only)
I create a confidential space for you to safely explore your mental health concerns & gain practical tools to apply to your daily life. I offer short- & long-term therapy. I collaborate with you to understand your needs & goals. Then I create a treatment plan that is unique for you, based on what you need. I teach tools that have been proven to work in the past for my clients or for me. My clients tend to struggle with anxiety, depression, self-comparison, body image/EDs, trauma, abuse, substance use/addiction, relationship issues, spirituality questions, lack of self-esteem/confidence, stress, setting boundaries, & communication.
I create a confidential space for you to safely explore your mental health concerns & gain practical tools to apply to your daily life. I offer short- & long-term therapy. I collaborate with you to understand your needs & goals. Then I create a treatment plan that is unique for you, based on what you need. I teach tools that have been proven to work in the past for my clients or for me. My clients tend to struggle with anxiety, depression, self-comparison, body image/EDs, trauma, abuse, substance use/addiction, relationship issues, spirituality questions, lack of self-esteem/confidence, stress, setting boundaries, & communication.
(442) 255-7027 View (442) 255-7027
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Psychological Services Center @ CIIS
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Civic Center, San Francisco, CA 94102
Are you experiencing a life transition, job change, or relationship break up? Perhaps you are feeling lonely or disconnected from the world around you. Having a professional to talk to during such times can be a great relief. PSC is a community mental health clinic providing psychotherapy to the San Francisco Bay Area community since 1997. We train California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) Clinical Psychology (PsyD) doctoral students. Our aim is to provide competent, compassionate, and affordable therapy to clients facing a diverse range of issues.
Are you experiencing a life transition, job change, or relationship break up? Perhaps you are feeling lonely or disconnected from the world around you. Having a professional to talk to during such times can be a great relief. PSC is a community mental health clinic providing psychotherapy to the San Francisco Bay Area community since 1997. We train California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) Clinical Psychology (PsyD) doctoral students. Our aim is to provide competent, compassionate, and affordable therapy to clients facing a diverse range of issues.
(415) 237-2520 View (415) 237-2520
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Maureen “Eula Lys” Backman
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA, MS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Civic Center, San Francisco, CA 94172  (Online Only)
Hi, I’m Eula Lys (“oi-lah leese”). I'm a trans non-binary therapist and provide somatic, relational therapy that celebrates queer, expansive, non-conforming and neurodivergent folx. I get how exhausting it can be to find supportive spaces where you have the freedom to let your identity expand and evolve. I hold a space that's supportive, affirming, and empowering. I help folx navigate gender transitions and affirming care, tap into gender euphoria, and better understand how to meet to their bodies' responses with understanding and care. I keep it real, and hold space where we can name and acknowledge systems of oppression.
Hi, I’m Eula Lys (“oi-lah leese”). I'm a trans non-binary therapist and provide somatic, relational therapy that celebrates queer, expansive, non-conforming and neurodivergent folx. I get how exhausting it can be to find supportive spaces where you have the freedom to let your identity expand and evolve. I hold a space that's supportive, affirming, and empowering. I help folx navigate gender transitions and affirming care, tap into gender euphoria, and better understand how to meet to their bodies' responses with understanding and care. I keep it real, and hold space where we can name and acknowledge systems of oppression.
(415) 324-6126 View (415) 324-6126
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Jennifer Komm
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA, MEd
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Civic Center, San Francisco, CA 94114  (Online Only)
I enjoy supporting my clients' curiosity to uncover and explore what contributes to who they are and how they connect with the people in their lives. I work especially well with traumatic experiences, troubled upbringing, grief and anxiety. If you want to understand or change the way you relate to yourself, your story and the world and maybe are longing for a more authentic self expression and acceptance or sense of iner strength, we might be a good fit. I believe that sustainable change happens from the inside and you have the capacity to create this change.
I enjoy supporting my clients' curiosity to uncover and explore what contributes to who they are and how they connect with the people in their lives. I work especially well with traumatic experiences, troubled upbringing, grief and anxiety. If you want to understand or change the way you relate to yourself, your story and the world and maybe are longing for a more authentic self expression and acceptance or sense of iner strength, we might be a good fit. I believe that sustainable change happens from the inside and you have the capacity to create this change.
(415) 723-4196 View (415) 723-4196
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Rhea St. Julien
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Civic Center, San Francisco, CA 94102
My speciality is working with women and non-binary people who have experienced trauma. I use a range of modalities, including EMDR, Expressive Arts Therapy, and Trauma-Informed Talk Therapy, to help my patients see real change. My approach is engaged, relational, and embodied.
My speciality is working with women and non-binary people who have experienced trauma. I use a range of modalities, including EMDR, Expressive Arts Therapy, and Trauma-Informed Talk Therapy, to help my patients see real change. My approach is engaged, relational, and embodied.
(415) 858-6773 View (415) 858-6773
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Don Mack, LMFT, LCT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, LCT
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Civic Center, San Francisco, CA 94102
I provide psychotherapy for individuals, couples and families. My aim is to help you identify and understand past experiences and to assist you in making decisions to cultivate a life of satisfaction, meaning and peace.
I provide psychotherapy for individuals, couples and families. My aim is to help you identify and understand past experiences and to assist you in making decisions to cultivate a life of satisfaction, meaning and peace.
(415) 630-6557 View (415) 630-6557
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Chris Kim
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
10 Endorsed
Civic Center, San Francisco, CA 94102
We are all wired to change and grow. But sometimes we get stuck in old patterns and beliefs that keep us from realizing the fullest expression of ourselves. I collaborate with my clients in a safe, non-judgmental environment where we identify these patterns and start developing new ways of experiencing them.
We are all wired to change and grow. But sometimes we get stuck in old patterns and beliefs that keep us from realizing the fullest expression of ourselves. I collaborate with my clients in a safe, non-judgmental environment where we identify these patterns and start developing new ways of experiencing them.
(415) 423-3954 View (415) 423-3954
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Andrea Dindinger
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Civic Center, San Francisco, CA 94102
Are you interested in growing and looking at your patterns and the wisdom behind them? Are you struggling with anxiety or depression in a relationship or with the anxiety of not being in a relationship? Are you willing to risk making changes in your life? Together we will understand the intelligence behind your patterns and help you shift into more conscious life choices. I am active, direct and passionate about supporting you as you mature into a healthier, happier and more fulfilled you.
Are you interested in growing and looking at your patterns and the wisdom behind them? Are you struggling with anxiety or depression in a relationship or with the anxiety of not being in a relationship? Are you willing to risk making changes in your life? Together we will understand the intelligence behind your patterns and help you shift into more conscious life choices. I am active, direct and passionate about supporting you as you mature into a healthier, happier and more fulfilled you.
(415) 236-3083 View (415) 236-3083
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Leonicia A Castro
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Civic Center, San Francisco, CA 94102
I am an integrative therapist, using a holistic model and techniques from somatic, relational, inter-subjective, and transpersonal psychology, as well as techniques from my own long-standing spiritual practices, such as drumming, chanting and Vipassana Buddhist meditation practice. I got my masters in Psychology with a Somatic Concentration from JFK, Orinda, CA in 1997. As LGBTQIA identified and a Pacific Islander, I know that both trauma and healing can come from our individual and cultural histories. I welcome anyone seeking growth or healing and I'm committed to healing within marginalized communities. My areas of specialty include people with histories of trauma and/or addiction, people looking to integrate spiritual experiences, people of color and members of the LGBTQ community.
I am an integrative therapist, using a holistic model and techniques from somatic, relational, inter-subjective, and transpersonal psychology, as well as techniques from my own long-standing spiritual practices, such as drumming, chanting and Vipassana Buddhist meditation practice. I got my masters in Psychology with a Somatic Concentration from JFK, Orinda, CA in 1997. As LGBTQIA identified and a Pacific Islander, I know that both trauma and healing can come from our individual and cultural histories. I welcome anyone seeking growth or healing and I'm committed to healing within marginalized communities. My areas of specialty include people with histories of trauma and/or addiction, people looking to integrate spiritual experiences, people of color and members of the LGBTQ community.
(510) 662-6163 View (510) 662-6163
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Amy Griswold Singer
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Civic Center, San Francisco, CA 94102
I specialize in working with you in times of change whether wanted or unwanted; un-coupling or committing; wits-end or letting go or starting again. By looking at habits, patterns, defense structures, and super powers, we build awareness of their purpose and see how you can repurpose them, let them go or build new ones through deepening and allowing, owning disavowed parts, crafting new narratives. We help you find compassion and respect for self and others, growing your self esteem and relational wisdom.
I specialize in working with you in times of change whether wanted or unwanted; un-coupling or committing; wits-end or letting go or starting again. By looking at habits, patterns, defense structures, and super powers, we build awareness of their purpose and see how you can repurpose them, let them go or build new ones through deepening and allowing, owning disavowed parts, crafting new narratives. We help you find compassion and respect for self and others, growing your self esteem and relational wisdom.
(415) 691-2653 View (415) 691-2653
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Marika Davis
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Civic Center, San Francisco, CA 94102
I'm curious about people: how our unique histories have shaped us, how we relate to each other & what motivates our behavior in relationships. I specialize in processing relationships with couples & individuals struggling with codependency, communication, anxiety, trauma, self-esteem & identity. We often get stuck in repetitive behavioral/thinking patterns that block us from living the lives we yearn for. We may feel misunderstood or disconnected in our relationships. We may avoid intimacy because we don’t want to get hurt again. We may have a harsh inner critic & lack self-love. Do you experience this in your life?
I'm curious about people: how our unique histories have shaped us, how we relate to each other & what motivates our behavior in relationships. I specialize in processing relationships with couples & individuals struggling with codependency, communication, anxiety, trauma, self-esteem & identity. We often get stuck in repetitive behavioral/thinking patterns that block us from living the lives we yearn for. We may feel misunderstood or disconnected in our relationships. We may avoid intimacy because we don’t want to get hurt again. We may have a harsh inner critic & lack self-love. Do you experience this in your life?
(415) 943-2389 View (415) 943-2389
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Alisa Marie Lewis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, PhD
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
Civic Center, San Francisco, CA 94102
You may be a highly educated and successful person who struggles with perfectionism, work-life balance or impostor syndrome (doubting your accomplishments; fearing being seen as a fraud). You may be a person of color, a child of immigrants or someone who is geographically separated from your family and other support systems. I have had significant experience helping individuals like yourself, experiencing both personal and work-related stress. I work to understand your story, and together we develop a plan to address the goals that you have for improving your quality of life.
You may be a highly educated and successful person who struggles with perfectionism, work-life balance or impostor syndrome (doubting your accomplishments; fearing being seen as a fraud). You may be a person of color, a child of immigrants or someone who is geographically separated from your family and other support systems. I have had significant experience helping individuals like yourself, experiencing both personal and work-related stress. I work to understand your story, and together we develop a plan to address the goals that you have for improving your quality of life.
(415) 534-3805 View (415) 534-3805
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Christopher Vogt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Civic Center, San Francisco, CA 94102  (Online Only)
If you are struggling with anxiety, depression, sadness, confusion, loneliness, anger, or other difficult emotions, perhaps I can help. These feelings generally come and go for all of us, but if they come and don't go, then this can be a problem. Maybe this is what brought you here, and you've already tried various things to feel better, but not much has improved. If any of this rings true, then you've come to the right place.
If you are struggling with anxiety, depression, sadness, confusion, loneliness, anger, or other difficult emotions, perhaps I can help. These feelings generally come and go for all of us, but if they come and don't go, then this can be a problem. Maybe this is what brought you here, and you've already tried various things to feel better, but not much has improved. If any of this rings true, then you've come to the right place.
(415) 942-8381 View (415) 942-8381
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Stephanie Corinna Smith
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Civic Center, San Francisco, CA 94102
Do you feel isolated, overwhelmed, or interested in making a life transition without knowing where to begin? Are you experiencing conflict in relationship or struggling with intimacy? I am passionate about helping individuals and couples forge new pathways for personal growth and nurture authentic connection. Through our work together, you can expect to feel a closer bond with your partner, experience greater sexual satisfaction, and develop more effective communication strategies. Whether seen as an individual client or as part of a couple, you will begin to live in closer alignment with your deepest values.
Do you feel isolated, overwhelmed, or interested in making a life transition without knowing where to begin? Are you experiencing conflict in relationship or struggling with intimacy? I am passionate about helping individuals and couples forge new pathways for personal growth and nurture authentic connection. Through our work together, you can expect to feel a closer bond with your partner, experience greater sexual satisfaction, and develop more effective communication strategies. Whether seen as an individual client or as part of a couple, you will begin to live in closer alignment with your deepest values.
(415) 449-3906 View (415) 449-3906
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Number of Therapists in Civic Center, San Francisco, CA

900+

Average cost per session

$180

Therapists in Civic Center, San Francisco, CA who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
85% Relationship Issues
85% Depression
79% Self Esteem
72% Trauma and PTSD
70% Stress
68% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

72% Aetna
56% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
54% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Civic Center, San Francisco, CA see their clients

52% Online Only
48% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

76% Female
22% Male
2% Non-Binary
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How can I find a therapist in Civic Center, San Francisco?

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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.