Therapists in Haight-Ashbury, San Francisco, CA

J Ezequiel Bronstein
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Haight-Ashbury, San Francisco, CA 94117
Hi, I'm Ez! I love to work with people who are open-minded, willing to embrace challenges, and eager to learn therapeutic skills to make changes. They might be navigating issues like identity, trauma, relationships, or personal growth. I provide a supportive space where clients can freely explore their thoughts and emotions without fear of judgment. Openness to growth and willingness to engage in therapy make the the perfect fit for a collaborative journey towards transformation.
Hi, I'm Ez! I love to work with people who are open-minded, willing to embrace challenges, and eager to learn therapeutic skills to make changes. They might be navigating issues like identity, trauma, relationships, or personal growth. I provide a supportive space where clients can freely explore their thoughts and emotions without fear of judgment. Openness to growth and willingness to engage in therapy make the the perfect fit for a collaborative journey towards transformation.
(510) 833-7797 View (510) 833-7797
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Sophia Boissevain
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Haight-Ashbury, San Francisco, CA 94117
You’re not sure why you’ve been feeling so overwhelmed and down on yourself because you’ve worked hard to get where you are now. You’re a rock for many people in your life yet it feels so hard to find help when you need it. It's terrifying to think that you could always feel this way. If you’re struggling in your relationships, emotions feel out of control, or maybe your gut just is telling you that something is off, I’m here to help you create movement in your life. You’ve taken an important step already by beginning to look for help. Therapy can be the space where you figure out what's lacking and finally feel seen and understood.
You’re not sure why you’ve been feeling so overwhelmed and down on yourself because you’ve worked hard to get where you are now. You’re a rock for many people in your life yet it feels so hard to find help when you need it. It's terrifying to think that you could always feel this way. If you’re struggling in your relationships, emotions feel out of control, or maybe your gut just is telling you that something is off, I’m here to help you create movement in your life. You’ve taken an important step already by beginning to look for help. Therapy can be the space where you figure out what's lacking and finally feel seen and understood.
(415) 921-9043 View (415) 921-9043
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Stephen Buehler
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Haight-Ashbury, San Francisco, CA 94117  (Online Only)
In my private practice I work with individuals, couples and families. I help individuals feel more personal freedom, alignment and ease in relation to stressors and dilemmas. I help couples connect with deeper clarity, intimacy & autonomy. I specialize in psychotherapy for healthcare workers, particularly physicians and nurses, to address burnout, emotional exhaustion, and workplace dynamics. I've also worked extensively with couples, family and those suffering from anxiety, panic, dissociation.
In my private practice I work with individuals, couples and families. I help individuals feel more personal freedom, alignment and ease in relation to stressors and dilemmas. I help couples connect with deeper clarity, intimacy & autonomy. I specialize in psychotherapy for healthcare workers, particularly physicians and nurses, to address burnout, emotional exhaustion, and workplace dynamics. I've also worked extensively with couples, family and those suffering from anxiety, panic, dissociation.
(707) 988-5834 View (707) 988-5834
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Claire Morrison
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LPCC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Haight-Ashbury, San Francisco, CA 94117  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm Claire, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a passion for connecting with humans like you. I view therapy as an intricate piece of your wellness routine, kind of like skincare for your mind. As your therapist I will be real, direct and provide you with a safe space to feel understood (I'll use a lot of humor too). I believe in the power of validation and the need to release our most inner thoughts to maintain our mental health and a positive outlook on life; together we can fuel yours.
Hi, I'm Claire, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a passion for connecting with humans like you. I view therapy as an intricate piece of your wellness routine, kind of like skincare for your mind. As your therapist I will be real, direct and provide you with a safe space to feel understood (I'll use a lot of humor too). I believe in the power of validation and the need to release our most inner thoughts to maintain our mental health and a positive outlook on life; together we can fuel yours.
(707) 582-0755 View (707) 582-0755
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Anna Sapozhnikova
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Haight-Ashbury, San Francisco, CA 94117
I am a licensed psychologist specializing in assessment and psychotherapy with adults as well as older adolescents and their families. I provide long- and short-term therapy to individuals struggling with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, anger, trauma, life transitions and relationship difficulties. I also provide comprehensive psychological evaluations (e.g., cognitive functioning; diagnostic clarification). My approach to treatment involves bringing together evidence based emotion-focused, cognitive-behavioral, and relational interventions in order to best support the unique needs and goals of my clients.
I am a licensed psychologist specializing in assessment and psychotherapy with adults as well as older adolescents and their families. I provide long- and short-term therapy to individuals struggling with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, anger, trauma, life transitions and relationship difficulties. I also provide comprehensive psychological evaluations (e.g., cognitive functioning; diagnostic clarification). My approach to treatment involves bringing together evidence based emotion-focused, cognitive-behavioral, and relational interventions in order to best support the unique needs and goals of my clients.
(415) 993-9747 View (415) 993-9747
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Pam Miller
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Haight-Ashbury, San Francisco, CA 94117
I work well with individuals going through life transitions, in love, work, identity, grief, parenting, infertility. Psychotherapy is not one size fits all, but a relationship finely tailored to each individual(s). Your needs determine the approach I take. I have over 30 years of experience and a wide variety of approaches to choose from. My main tools are good listening, and a strong belief people can learn from their past and current experiences, if they have the support to face themselves honestly. No one is too old to learn new strategies to make life more fulfilling.
I work well with individuals going through life transitions, in love, work, identity, grief, parenting, infertility. Psychotherapy is not one size fits all, but a relationship finely tailored to each individual(s). Your needs determine the approach I take. I have over 30 years of experience and a wide variety of approaches to choose from. My main tools are good listening, and a strong belief people can learn from their past and current experiences, if they have the support to face themselves honestly. No one is too old to learn new strategies to make life more fulfilling.
(415) 766-9030 View (415) 766-9030
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Sinami Maxie
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Haight-Ashbury, San Francisco, CA 94117
My name is Sinami Maxie, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT). I help adults struggling with anxiety and depression triggered by trauma and relationship issues. Through person-centered therapy combined with cognitive-behavioral therapy, my clients gain insight into their emotions and behavior patterns while learning healthier ways of coping. My goal is to understand your story. From a safe, non-judgmental, and curious perspective, I will help you move forward and break unhealthy emotional and behavioral patterns so that you can discover the best path to the life you seek.
My name is Sinami Maxie, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT). I help adults struggling with anxiety and depression triggered by trauma and relationship issues. Through person-centered therapy combined with cognitive-behavioral therapy, my clients gain insight into their emotions and behavior patterns while learning healthier ways of coping. My goal is to understand your story. From a safe, non-judgmental, and curious perspective, I will help you move forward and break unhealthy emotional and behavioral patterns so that you can discover the best path to the life you seek.
(415) 322-1682 View (415) 322-1682
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Helen Wong
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Haight-Ashbury, San Francisco, CA 94117
It's an honor for me to witness the work that goes into healing. It is powerful for you to be witnessed. I enjoy working with the marginalized experience of People of Color, LGBTQ folks, fellow healers, and people navigating a bi-cultural or multi-heritage experience. I work with individuals on issues related to anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, and relationships.
It's an honor for me to witness the work that goes into healing. It is powerful for you to be witnessed. I enjoy working with the marginalized experience of People of Color, LGBTQ folks, fellow healers, and people navigating a bi-cultural or multi-heritage experience. I work with individuals on issues related to anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, and relationships.
(341) 895-6209 View (341) 895-6209
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Veronica Elizabeth Encinas
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Haight-Ashbury, San Francisco, CA 94117
My passion and dedication to this work lies in that asking for help is not a sign of weakness. Everyone at some point in their life has had some frictions or challenges and need support to get through those times. I work experientially and relationally. Welcoming clients to tell their stories, histories, and important aspects of life.
My passion and dedication to this work lies in that asking for help is not a sign of weakness. Everyone at some point in their life has had some frictions or challenges and need support to get through those times. I work experientially and relationally. Welcoming clients to tell their stories, histories, and important aspects of life.
(415) 895-9752 View (415) 895-9752
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Dr. Ian Fetterolf
Psychologist, PsyD, MSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Haight-Ashbury, San Francisco, CA 94117  (Online Only)
I'm a licensed clinical psychologist with over ten years of experience providing individual and relational therapy. My ideal client is someone who is open-minded, receptive to challenge, and motivated towards enacting positive change in their life. Many of the individuals I support are referred through couples therapy and struggle with physical and emotional intimacy issues, attachment challenges, communication concerns, infidelity, individual and cultural identity differences, and establishing healthy boundaries. I collaborate closely with referring couples providers to help clients improve relationships with themselves and others.
I'm a licensed clinical psychologist with over ten years of experience providing individual and relational therapy. My ideal client is someone who is open-minded, receptive to challenge, and motivated towards enacting positive change in their life. Many of the individuals I support are referred through couples therapy and struggle with physical and emotional intimacy issues, attachment challenges, communication concerns, infidelity, individual and cultural identity differences, and establishing healthy boundaries. I collaborate closely with referring couples providers to help clients improve relationships with themselves and others.
(858) 463-6733 View (858) 463-6733
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Liza T. Jones
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PsyD, LMFT
Verified Verified
Haight-Ashbury, San Francisco, CA 94117
“Living Beautifully with Uncertainty” is a daily mantra I live by. As a veteran who has lived a life of service, our PATHs colliding is not by chance. Being no stranger to hard work or life struggles, I bring the whole body-mind healing process to every encounter. How can I assist? Are you ready to shift and change to be the best version of yourself? Are you tired of struggling with the same patterns and negative self-doubt? Well, welcome to your new supportive environment, I am here to motivate, support, and encourage your healing. I provide an inviting and supportive space to grow and reach one’s own true potential.
“Living Beautifully with Uncertainty” is a daily mantra I live by. As a veteran who has lived a life of service, our PATHs colliding is not by chance. Being no stranger to hard work or life struggles, I bring the whole body-mind healing process to every encounter. How can I assist? Are you ready to shift and change to be the best version of yourself? Are you tired of struggling with the same patterns and negative self-doubt? Well, welcome to your new supportive environment, I am here to motivate, support, and encourage your healing. I provide an inviting and supportive space to grow and reach one’s own true potential.
(628) 209-5472 View (628) 209-5472
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Loryn Hicks
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Haight-Ashbury, San Francisco, CA 94117  (Online Only)
I offer warmth and love created by a safe and welcoming environment. I have a passion for working with those who have been told they are “too much”. From working with teens and families to those struggling through trauma or grief, I am here. I work with intersectionality and identity, cultural explorations and difficulties, as well as difference and sensitivity. I have worked extensively with those with eating struggles. I have worked in restorative justice and enjoy working with the formerly incarcerated, Please ask me anything
I offer warmth and love created by a safe and welcoming environment. I have a passion for working with those who have been told they are “too much”. From working with teens and families to those struggling through trauma or grief, I am here. I work with intersectionality and identity, cultural explorations and difficulties, as well as difference and sensitivity. I have worked extensively with those with eating struggles. I have worked in restorative justice and enjoy working with the formerly incarcerated, Please ask me anything
(415) 831-7691 View (415) 831-7691
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Carson Oberst
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Haight-Ashbury, San Francisco, CA 94114  (Online Only)
Life is a continual process of establishing and reestablishing various identities for ourselves, and sometimes that gets messy or confusing. Sometimes the ways we think and behave become incongruent with what we want and value. Sometimes we have a hard time knowing what we want and value. Sometimes external events or unforeseen challenges disrupt what we envisioned for ourselves and the future. It can feel tricky to navigate issues of identity development, change, grief, loss, anxiety, decision-making, relationship stress, disillusionment, and life transitions alone. But that's what therapy is for.
Life is a continual process of establishing and reestablishing various identities for ourselves, and sometimes that gets messy or confusing. Sometimes the ways we think and behave become incongruent with what we want and value. Sometimes we have a hard time knowing what we want and value. Sometimes external events or unforeseen challenges disrupt what we envisioned for ourselves and the future. It can feel tricky to navigate issues of identity development, change, grief, loss, anxiety, decision-making, relationship stress, disillusionment, and life transitions alone. But that's what therapy is for.
(415) 915-2208 View (415) 915-2208
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Michelle Montagno
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Haight-Ashbury, San Francisco, CA 94117  (Online Only)
Adulting is hard. Most of us were not taught the skills to navigate daily life—let alone big life decisions—in a sociopolitical context like the one we are facing. The challenging context in which we live impacts all areas of our lives: our work, our relationships, and our feelings about the future. What are the areas with which you are struggling? Life transitions? Relationships in your personal and/or professional life? Grief/existential issues? You are not alone with these concerns and you don’t have to be alone in trying to figure out how to navigate life as we know it in 2024.
Adulting is hard. Most of us were not taught the skills to navigate daily life—let alone big life decisions—in a sociopolitical context like the one we are facing. The challenging context in which we live impacts all areas of our lives: our work, our relationships, and our feelings about the future. What are the areas with which you are struggling? Life transitions? Relationships in your personal and/or professional life? Grief/existential issues? You are not alone with these concerns and you don’t have to be alone in trying to figure out how to navigate life as we know it in 2024.
(415) 909-5585 View (415) 909-5585
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Dvora Honigstein
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFC
Verified Verified
Haight-Ashbury, San Francisco, CA 94117
I have been a psychotherapist for 30+ years. My preference is to work with people who want to go beyond immediate problem solving to an understanding of the underlying causes of their difficulties. I am aware of how challenging it can be to choose a therapist. My work style is to listen deeply and be collaborative. I am interactive and direct and use the therapy relationship to understand dynamics that may not be visible to my client. I have a strong belief in our potential to grow and change especially with increased awareness within a therapy relationship.
I have been a psychotherapist for 30+ years. My preference is to work with people who want to go beyond immediate problem solving to an understanding of the underlying causes of their difficulties. I am aware of how challenging it can be to choose a therapist. My work style is to listen deeply and be collaborative. I am interactive and direct and use the therapy relationship to understand dynamics that may not be visible to my client. I have a strong belief in our potential to grow and change especially with increased awareness within a therapy relationship.
(415) 299-8064 View (415) 299-8064
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Taylor Eva Simon
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, APCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Haight-Ashbury, San Francisco, CA 94118  (Online Only)
I work with individuals who have been harmed by toxic family dynamics and are seeking their authentic self. I want to acknowledge that beginning your journey may be an intimidating prospect. Maybe you don't know what your needs are, don't feel permission to be yourself, or feel worthy of your boundaries. Perhaps you leave family interactions with conflicting feelings of guilt, anger and shame and feel powerless to change things. I'm here to support you as you re-align with your authenticity and self-expression, processing and shedding the stories of who you are that are told by people in your life that have never truly seen you.
I work with individuals who have been harmed by toxic family dynamics and are seeking their authentic self. I want to acknowledge that beginning your journey may be an intimidating prospect. Maybe you don't know what your needs are, don't feel permission to be yourself, or feel worthy of your boundaries. Perhaps you leave family interactions with conflicting feelings of guilt, anger and shame and feel powerless to change things. I'm here to support you as you re-align with your authenticity and self-expression, processing and shedding the stories of who you are that are told by people in your life that have never truly seen you.
(415) 938-5543 View (415) 938-5543
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Ami E. Hartley
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CAS, ATR-BC
Verified Verified
Haight-Ashbury, San Francisco, CA 94117
People come to therapy when they feel ready. Often they have gained some insight and are consciously seeking a happier, more balanced life. Many people are aware of a need for healing narcissistic abuse from family, partners or in the work environment. The motivation it takes to make that first phone call is a major step towards positive change. My style is interpersonal, supportive, open and communicative. Most people appreciate guidance, direction and practical feedback. I encourage exploration of unconscious repetitive patterns in relationships and making changes wherever possible.
People come to therapy when they feel ready. Often they have gained some insight and are consciously seeking a happier, more balanced life. Many people are aware of a need for healing narcissistic abuse from family, partners or in the work environment. The motivation it takes to make that first phone call is a major step towards positive change. My style is interpersonal, supportive, open and communicative. Most people appreciate guidance, direction and practical feedback. I encourage exploration of unconscious repetitive patterns in relationships and making changes wherever possible.
(415) 319-9740 View (415) 319-9740
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Stephanie Owen
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Haight-Ashbury, San Francisco, CA 94117  (Online Only)
Currently accepting new clients. Are you feeling anxious, lost, find yourself overthinking past or future events? Are you struggling with self-love, dating, or a recent loss? Have you tried to suppress the worries and thoughts, but still find yourself looping on the same ones? If so, you've come to a place where together we can explore ways to gain clarity, insight and healing.
Currently accepting new clients. Are you feeling anxious, lost, find yourself overthinking past or future events? Are you struggling with self-love, dating, or a recent loss? Have you tried to suppress the worries and thoughts, but still find yourself looping on the same ones? If so, you've come to a place where together we can explore ways to gain clarity, insight and healing.
(415) 649-4129 View (415) 649-4129
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Janice Nolan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Haight-Ashbury, San Francisco, CA 94117
I use a Strength-Based approach to help clients work towards mutually set goals. I use elements of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to help individuals understand how thoughts impact feelings and behaviors. I work toward the empowerment of each individual and value each person's set of needs in order to help them find their own truths and answers.
I use a Strength-Based approach to help clients work towards mutually set goals. I use elements of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to help individuals understand how thoughts impact feelings and behaviors. I work toward the empowerment of each individual and value each person's set of needs in order to help them find their own truths and answers.
(415) 430-9504 View (415) 430-9504
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Nathalie Paven
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Haight-Ashbury, San Francisco, CA 94117  (Online Only)
It's not always easy to be a person. My job as a therapist is helping you figure out what works for you. I'm particularly good with clients who feel they don't fit the mold of societal expectations. I enjoy working with people who may be cautious about psychotherapy. My areas of expertise include relationship issues; depression and anxiety; chronic illness and disability; the impact of illness on couples and families.
It's not always easy to be a person. My job as a therapist is helping you figure out what works for you. I'm particularly good with clients who feel they don't fit the mold of societal expectations. I enjoy working with people who may be cautious about psychotherapy. My areas of expertise include relationship issues; depression and anxiety; chronic illness and disability; the impact of illness on couples and families.
(415) 688-2069 View (415) 688-2069

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Number of Therapists in Haight-Ashbury, San Francisco, CA

200+

Average cost per session

$200

Therapists in Haight-Ashbury, San Francisco, CA who prioritize treating:

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

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

67% Aetna
55% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
52% Optum

How Therapists in Haight-Ashbury, San Francisco, CA see their clients

68% In Person and Online
32% Online Only

Gender breakdown

71% Female
26% Male
3% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Haight-Ashbury, 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.