Therapists in Fillmore, San Francisco, CA

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Dax Glasson-Darling
Associate Clinical Social Worker, ASW, MT-BC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fillmore, San Francisco, CA 94102  (Online Only)
I am an associate social worker and board-certified music therapist. I aim to provide therapy that is anti-racist, accessible, queer affirming, sex and body positive, kink aware, trauma informed, and accepting of all relationship styles. My current focus is providing individual teletherapy to LGBTQIA2S+ adults experiencing life transitions and wanting to heal from trauma, depression, and anxiety. I am also passionate about working with people who are exploring sexuality, gender expression, and gender identity. I am able to provide letters for gender-affirming medical services if that is a part of your journey.
I am an associate social worker and board-certified music therapist. I aim to provide therapy that is anti-racist, accessible, queer affirming, sex and body positive, kink aware, trauma informed, and accepting of all relationship styles. My current focus is providing individual teletherapy to LGBTQIA2S+ adults experiencing life transitions and wanting to heal from trauma, depression, and anxiety. I am also passionate about working with people who are exploring sexuality, gender expression, and gender identity. I am able to provide letters for gender-affirming medical services if that is a part of your journey.
(510) 680-2176 View (510) 680-2176
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Maureen “Eula Lys” Backman
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA, MS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Fillmore, 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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Kelsey Harrington
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fillmore, San Francisco, CA 94102
People can feel stuck in their lives for many reasons. You may have vague feelings of dissatisfaction, or have an idea of what isn’t working but struggle to find a way forward. Perhaps you're feeling overwhelmed by familiar feelings from earlier difficulties or trauma that are being stirred up by current situations. My aim is to help you uncover the meanings and underlying causes of patterns of thinking, feeling, and interacting that may be holding you back. These can emerge in addressing day-to-day challenges, or while untangling old narratives formed by deeply rooted experiences.
People can feel stuck in their lives for many reasons. You may have vague feelings of dissatisfaction, or have an idea of what isn’t working but struggle to find a way forward. Perhaps you're feeling overwhelmed by familiar feelings from earlier difficulties or trauma that are being stirred up by current situations. My aim is to help you uncover the meanings and underlying causes of patterns of thinking, feeling, and interacting that may be holding you back. These can emerge in addressing day-to-day challenges, or while untangling old narratives formed by deeply rooted experiences.
(415) 598-5002 View (415) 598-5002
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Robynne Herron
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Fillmore, San Francisco, CA 94115
Hello, I am Robynne (Robin üòâ) Herron. I am a Licensed Profession Clinical Counselor and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. My approach is relaxed with a gratuitous use of humor. I favor existential and client-centered approaches. Typically, I work with clients that are focused on figuring out how to feel better; however, I have worked with many clients that weren't sure what feeling better would look like or that were stuck thinking it couldn't get better at all.
Hello, I am Robynne (Robin üòâ) Herron. I am a Licensed Profession Clinical Counselor and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. My approach is relaxed with a gratuitous use of humor. I favor existential and client-centered approaches. Typically, I work with clients that are focused on figuring out how to feel better; however, I have worked with many clients that weren't sure what feeling better would look like or that were stuck thinking it couldn't get better at all.
(415) 340-7922 View (415) 340-7922
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Christopher Vogt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Fillmore, San Francisco, CA 94109  (Online Only)
If you are suffering with fear, 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 haven't gotten very far. Life can be difficult and perplexing, and wading through the sludge of painful emotions and troublesome thoughts and behaviors on your own can be frustrating and overwhelming.
If you are suffering with fear, 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 haven't gotten very far. Life can be difficult and perplexing, and wading through the sludge of painful emotions and troublesome thoughts and behaviors on your own can be frustrating and overwhelming.
(415) 942-8381 View (415) 942-8381
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Noelle Elena Gomez
Psychologist, MA, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fillmore, San Francisco, CA 94102
Not accepting new clients
"Your body is your subconscious mind and you can't heal it by talk alone." - Candace Pert. You may be unaware of your unconscious desires and how they affect your actions. You may know what the right choices are but choose comfort at the expense of your genuine desires. You need not criticize yourself to explore your challenges and make changes in your life.
"Your body is your subconscious mind and you can't heal it by talk alone." - Candace Pert. You may be unaware of your unconscious desires and how they affect your actions. You may know what the right choices are but choose comfort at the expense of your genuine desires. You need not criticize yourself to explore your challenges and make changes in your life.
(415) 943-6062 View (415) 943-6062
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Dr. Mini Rattu
Psychologist, PsyD, MS
Verified Verified
Fillmore, San Francisco, CA 94102  (Online Only)
Are you feeling burned out, anxious about getting things done, or having recurring distressing thoughts? Do you feel stagnant to reach your higher potential? Or maybe you struggle with low self esteem and poor confidence to communicate your needs. Well, you’re not alone! My name is Dr. Mini and I am a Licensed Psychologist with a passion for helping people on their mental health journeys. Life can be tough at times, but with the right support, you’ll learn to turn your obstacles into stepping stones into a better future.
Are you feeling burned out, anxious about getting things done, or having recurring distressing thoughts? Do you feel stagnant to reach your higher potential? Or maybe you struggle with low self esteem and poor confidence to communicate your needs. Well, you’re not alone! My name is Dr. Mini and I am a Licensed Psychologist with a passion for helping people on their mental health journeys. Life can be tough at times, but with the right support, you’ll learn to turn your obstacles into stepping stones into a better future.
(415) 943-4929 View (415) 943-4929
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Vonceil Yara
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, LPCC
Verified Verified
Fillmore, San Francisco, CA 94102
Waitlist for new clients
As we embark on this therapeutic journey together, please know that this is a safe space, a place of acceptance, where we can openly explore your thoughts, feelings, and experiences. We will collaboratively address the challenges you're facing. Recognizing and embracing the role of our cultural backgrounds and life experiences in shaping us, I always strive to bring a culturally sensitive and inclusive lens to our interactions. I believe that our diverse backgrounds aren't just an important part of our identities, but also contribute to our resilience and capacity for growth and change.
As we embark on this therapeutic journey together, please know that this is a safe space, a place of acceptance, where we can openly explore your thoughts, feelings, and experiences. We will collaboratively address the challenges you're facing. Recognizing and embracing the role of our cultural backgrounds and life experiences in shaping us, I always strive to bring a culturally sensitive and inclusive lens to our interactions. I believe that our diverse backgrounds aren't just an important part of our identities, but also contribute to our resilience and capacity for growth and change.
(415) 915-5860 View (415) 915-5860
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Joe Olivo
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fillmore, San Francisco, CA 94115  (Online Only)
in my private practice I see individuals, couples, and families. I work with you to find what is most important for you; what is your best practice. Together we can heal the past and allow you to move forward. My years of life experience and gentle yet direct manner will help you get back on track and get the most from your life and relationships.
in my private practice I see individuals, couples, and families. I work with you to find what is most important for you; what is your best practice. Together we can heal the past and allow you to move forward. My years of life experience and gentle yet direct manner will help you get back on track and get the most from your life and relationships.
(415) 463-1793 View (415) 463-1793
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Nika Ayat
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Fillmore, San Francisco, CA 94102
I work with passionate people who deeply want to feel connected and loved, but find themselves hurting in relationships. My clients come from backgrounds where they weren’t taught healthy relationship skills, and they realize they're stuck in patterns they want to change, such as self-judgment or blame, self-sabotage, avoidance, relational anxiety, codependency, or abuse. My mindset is everyone is doing the best they can with what they know. With a curious mind and multicultural lens, I help make meaning of your experiences, shed light on what exists outside your awareness, and help you learn new ways of feeling connected and loved.
I work with passionate people who deeply want to feel connected and loved, but find themselves hurting in relationships. My clients come from backgrounds where they weren’t taught healthy relationship skills, and they realize they're stuck in patterns they want to change, such as self-judgment or blame, self-sabotage, avoidance, relational anxiety, codependency, or abuse. My mindset is everyone is doing the best they can with what they know. With a curious mind and multicultural lens, I help make meaning of your experiences, shed light on what exists outside your awareness, and help you learn new ways of feeling connected and loved.
(415) 914-9238 View (415) 914-9238
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Todd Troutman
Psychologist, PsyD, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fillmore, San Francisco, CA 94102
I have been working and teaching in the mental health field for the past 18 years and have helped many people grow, live a more authentic life and form stronger bonds with the ones they love. I believe a good therapeutic relationship forms the foundation from which emotional growth and change occur. I create a warm, playful and collaborative environment where your thoughts and feelings can be safely experienced and explored. Ultimately, a good experience in therapy should help you to become more yourself and feel more secure in who that is.
I have been working and teaching in the mental health field for the past 18 years and have helped many people grow, live a more authentic life and form stronger bonds with the ones they love. I believe a good therapeutic relationship forms the foundation from which emotional growth and change occur. I create a warm, playful and collaborative environment where your thoughts and feelings can be safely experienced and explored. Ultimately, a good experience in therapy should help you to become more yourself and feel more secure in who that is.
(415) 895-2566 View (415) 895-2566
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Fausto Poza
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Fillmore, San Francisco, CA 94115
My name is Fausto Poza, I'm a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT), and I work mostly with couples and individuals on a wide variety of issues, most commonly anxiety, relationship difficulties, depression, grief, and anger. I generally describe my approach as person-centered, as the therapeutic relationship is the foundation for progress and healing. Through a client-centered approach, I'll work side by side with you, helping you navigate a path forward that you feel comfortable with.
My name is Fausto Poza, I'm a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT), and I work mostly with couples and individuals on a wide variety of issues, most commonly anxiety, relationship difficulties, depression, grief, and anger. I generally describe my approach as person-centered, as the therapeutic relationship is the foundation for progress and healing. Through a client-centered approach, I'll work side by side with you, helping you navigate a path forward that you feel comfortable with.
(415) 650-0423 View (415) 650-0423
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Dr. Anna Yam
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Fillmore, San Francisco, CA 94115  (Online Only)
I offer a warm, honest, and collaborative space where we can explore and address the issues that are troubling you. My aim is to help you develop resilience to life's stressors, and build stronger, more secure connections to the people in you life. I specialize in early parenthood, prenatal and postpartum mental health and wellness, as well as in the behavioral treatment of chronic pain conditions. Within the pain space, I have a sub-focus on female pelvic pain conditions such as endometriosis, painful sex (sexual health), vulvodynia (vulvo-vaginal pain) and vaginismus (vaginal spasm), among others.
I offer a warm, honest, and collaborative space where we can explore and address the issues that are troubling you. My aim is to help you develop resilience to life's stressors, and build stronger, more secure connections to the people in you life. I specialize in early parenthood, prenatal and postpartum mental health and wellness, as well as in the behavioral treatment of chronic pain conditions. Within the pain space, I have a sub-focus on female pelvic pain conditions such as endometriosis, painful sex (sexual health), vulvodynia (vulvo-vaginal pain) and vaginismus (vaginal spasm), among others.
(858) 430-8069 View (858) 430-8069
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Julia Ward
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
Fillmore, San Francisco, CA 94102
Crises, transitions, and old patterns that no longer serve you can be daunting when you try to navigate them alone. I work to support you in discovering what you need and want in your life right now. I offer a kind, nonjudgmental space. In individual therapy I specialize in anxiety, managing difficult life situations/transitions, and exploring & establishing healthy boundaries. My work with couples is primarily informed by the Developmental Model of Couples Therapy, which holds that the relationship (the "couple bubble") is one that evolves through natural stages, each stage with its own challenges and opportunities.
Crises, transitions, and old patterns that no longer serve you can be daunting when you try to navigate them alone. I work to support you in discovering what you need and want in your life right now. I offer a kind, nonjudgmental space. In individual therapy I specialize in anxiety, managing difficult life situations/transitions, and exploring & establishing healthy boundaries. My work with couples is primarily informed by the Developmental Model of Couples Therapy, which holds that the relationship (the "couple bubble") is one that evolves through natural stages, each stage with its own challenges and opportunities.
(415) 855-7060 View (415) 855-7060
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Wendy Herrera
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fillmore, San Francisco, CA 94109  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm Wendy Herrera, PsyD. I'm a licensed Clinical Psychologist who is passionate about helping people like you feel more whole and confident by releasing dysfunctional coping mechanisms and embracing all aspects of the self.
Hi, I'm Wendy Herrera, PsyD. I'm a licensed Clinical Psychologist who is passionate about helping people like you feel more whole and confident by releasing dysfunctional coping mechanisms and embracing all aspects of the self.
(415) 430-9735 View (415) 430-9735
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Benjamin Russack
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fillmore, San Francisco, CA 94115
I tend to be quite direct in my approach and begin therapy with a combination of focused goal and solution oriented work. As the therapy proceeds, I then branch out into deeper issues concerning the unconscious, dream work, unresolved trauma and more. Additionally, I specialize and am not limited to, treating depression, anxiety and chemical dependency. Lastly, I also enjoy working with adolescents, couples and families. ** I host a podcast called "Look, Just Tell Me What To Do" which addresses issues related to mental health which is available here https://lookjusttellmewhattodo.podbean.com/ or on most podcast platforms.
I tend to be quite direct in my approach and begin therapy with a combination of focused goal and solution oriented work. As the therapy proceeds, I then branch out into deeper issues concerning the unconscious, dream work, unresolved trauma and more. Additionally, I specialize and am not limited to, treating depression, anxiety and chemical dependency. Lastly, I also enjoy working with adolescents, couples and families. ** I host a podcast called "Look, Just Tell Me What To Do" which addresses issues related to mental health which is available here https://lookjusttellmewhattodo.podbean.com/ or on most podcast platforms.
(415) 735-3508 View (415) 735-3508
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Cindy Chau
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Fillmore, San Francisco, CA 94115  (Online Only)
Ready to move beyond coping skills and self care? You want soul level growth, not just symptom management. You believe in a mind, body, spirit approach. You're not here just for coping skills, but for deepening into your fullest, most authentic self as well. You're interested in breaking unhealthy patterns, gracefully navigating life's pivots, and increasing self awareness. Shadow work and transcending perceived limitations inspires you. You understand that therapy is a journey that might bring about more questions before answers. However, you're open to the exploration and ready to discover a more authentic version of yourself.
Ready to move beyond coping skills and self care? You want soul level growth, not just symptom management. You believe in a mind, body, spirit approach. You're not here just for coping skills, but for deepening into your fullest, most authentic self as well. You're interested in breaking unhealthy patterns, gracefully navigating life's pivots, and increasing self awareness. Shadow work and transcending perceived limitations inspires you. You understand that therapy is a journey that might bring about more questions before answers. However, you're open to the exploration and ready to discover a more authentic version of yourself.
(628) 277-5774 View (628) 277-5774
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Michelanne Baker
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Fillmore, San Francisco, CA 94117  (Online Only)
My approach to therapy is interactive and relational. I believe that the relationship between the therapist and client is what is most healing and helpful in therapy. I strive to create a comfortable and supportive atmosphere where difficult issues can be addressed. When people feel supported and understood; they are often more able to face challenges. I also help clients become more aware of the obstacles which prevent them from leading more satisfying lives. Sometimes that may involve exploring past experiences and relationships or it may involve learning new coping skills.
My approach to therapy is interactive and relational. I believe that the relationship between the therapist and client is what is most healing and helpful in therapy. I strive to create a comfortable and supportive atmosphere where difficult issues can be addressed. When people feel supported and understood; they are often more able to face challenges. I also help clients become more aware of the obstacles which prevent them from leading more satisfying lives. Sometimes that may involve exploring past experiences and relationships or it may involve learning new coping skills.
(415) 766-0973 View (415) 766-0973
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Julie Look
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fillmore, San Francisco, CA 94102
Life can be complicated and confusing. Making room for joy, for satisfaction – for even a deep breath – can get pushed aside amid the demands of family, school, work, and the flood of world news. You may be struggling with newness, such as new parenthood or going away to college, or with the loss of a loved one or a long-term way of living. You may have experienced a traumatic event, or be concerned with emotional eating. Or maybe you just feel that something isn’t quite right, as an individual or as a couple, even though life looks fine on the surface.
Life can be complicated and confusing. Making room for joy, for satisfaction – for even a deep breath – can get pushed aside amid the demands of family, school, work, and the flood of world news. You may be struggling with newness, such as new parenthood or going away to college, or with the loss of a loved one or a long-term way of living. You may have experienced a traumatic event, or be concerned with emotional eating. Or maybe you just feel that something isn’t quite right, as an individual or as a couple, even though life looks fine on the surface.
(415) 634-3993 View (415) 634-3993
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V'Anne Singleton, MFT - Therapist and Life Coach
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fillmore, San Francisco, CA 94102  (Online Only)
I believe my principal role as a therapist is to create a safe place for people to find their unique paths to emotional well-being and meaningful relationships. Whether you are going through a life transition, feeling depressed or anxious, experiencing a relationship conflict, or struggling with an addiction, making a change is always easier when you have an experienced professional to guide you through it. I can be that guide. Invest the time and energy to improve your emotional health in the same way you strive to improve your physical health. Our emotions need exercise and our relationships need nurturing.
I believe my principal role as a therapist is to create a safe place for people to find their unique paths to emotional well-being and meaningful relationships. Whether you are going through a life transition, feeling depressed or anxious, experiencing a relationship conflict, or struggling with an addiction, making a change is always easier when you have an experienced professional to guide you through it. I can be that guide. Invest the time and energy to improve your emotional health in the same way you strive to improve your physical health. Our emotions need exercise and our relationships need nurturing.
(415) 326-8940 View (415) 326-8940

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Number of Therapists in Fillmore, San Francisco, CA

800+

Average cost per session

$175

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

93% Anxiety
85% Relationship Issues
85% Depression
78% Self Esteem
72% Trauma and PTSD
71% Stress
68% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

72% Aetna
57% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
54% Cigna and Evernorth

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

55% Online Only
45% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

77% Female
21% Male
2% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Fillmore, 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.