Therapists in Lakeshore, San Francisco, CA

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Chay Tanchanco
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Lakeshore, San Francisco, CA 94132  (Online Only)
Do you feel anxious about your relationship or dating? Do you struggle with putting everyone else's needs ahead of your own? Are you afraid your partner will leave or cheat? I help women who are feeling anxious, stop feeling overwhelmed with emotion so their relationships don’t suffer, and they can feel like themselves again. I get it. Relationships can hard and confusing. We care and want so much it can make us doubt ourselves.
Do you feel anxious about your relationship or dating? Do you struggle with putting everyone else's needs ahead of your own? Are you afraid your partner will leave or cheat? I help women who are feeling anxious, stop feeling overwhelmed with emotion so their relationships don’t suffer, and they can feel like themselves again. I get it. Relationships can hard and confusing. We care and want so much it can make us doubt ourselves.
(415) 985-1073 View (415) 985-1073
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Jennifer Chou-Sachdeva
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Lakeshore, San Francisco, CA 94112  (Online Only)
If you are searching for deeper meaning and looking to achieve a life of fulfillment and joy, I can help! I assist individuals from all walks of life change old painful patterns of thinking and being to achieve wellness and health (in mind, body, and spirit) and successfully resolve/manage chronic health conditions so that they can thrive and live their best life possible.
If you are searching for deeper meaning and looking to achieve a life of fulfillment and joy, I can help! I assist individuals from all walks of life change old painful patterns of thinking and being to achieve wellness and health (in mind, body, and spirit) and successfully resolve/manage chronic health conditions so that they can thrive and live their best life possible.
(510) 822-8746 View (510) 822-8746
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Simran Bhatia
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Lakeshore, San Francisco, CA 94127  (Online Only)
I specialize in grief, depression, anxiety, personal growth, and relationship issues. My approach is collaborative, warm, and a little playful. I have completed trainings in CBT, Emotionally Focused Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. That said, the person always comes first and my immediate goal is to make sure you feel heard and understood by me.
I specialize in grief, depression, anxiety, personal growth, and relationship issues. My approach is collaborative, warm, and a little playful. I have completed trainings in CBT, Emotionally Focused Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. That said, the person always comes first and my immediate goal is to make sure you feel heard and understood by me.
(415) 965-0716 View (415) 965-0716
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Tracy Chu-Harris
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Lakeshore, San Francisco, CA 94132  (Online Only)
During our lifetime we may come across struggles that require us to reach out for support outside of our regular networks. These struggles increase stress, depression, anxiety, and negative emotions that make daily life difficult. We have roles in our professions, school, social circles, parenting (just to name a few!) that are impacted by our inability to manage our emotions. But what feels like the impossible, is not. With therapeutic support, we can overcome our situations and discover new hope for ourselves.
During our lifetime we may come across struggles that require us to reach out for support outside of our regular networks. These struggles increase stress, depression, anxiety, and negative emotions that make daily life difficult. We have roles in our professions, school, social circles, parenting (just to name a few!) that are impacted by our inability to manage our emotions. But what feels like the impossible, is not. With therapeutic support, we can overcome our situations and discover new hope for ourselves.
(415) 360-8277 View (415) 360-8277
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Erica L Spartos
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Lakeshore, San Francisco, CA 94132
I welcome individuals, families and adolescents to my private practice. A few of my specialties: Standard EMDR therapy protocols to resolve trauma and other related symptoms; Teaching coping & life skills to safely & effectively improve sleep and reduce stress, anxiety & depression; Helping adolescents and young people thrive by addressing low-self-esteem, relationship issues, ADHD and behavioral challenges; Supporting individuals and families through issues around substance use & co-occurring disorders; Providing a compassionate and supportive place for you to explore balance, self-awareness and life satisfaction.
I welcome individuals, families and adolescents to my private practice. A few of my specialties: Standard EMDR therapy protocols to resolve trauma and other related symptoms; Teaching coping & life skills to safely & effectively improve sleep and reduce stress, anxiety & depression; Helping adolescents and young people thrive by addressing low-self-esteem, relationship issues, ADHD and behavioral challenges; Supporting individuals and families through issues around substance use & co-occurring disorders; Providing a compassionate and supportive place for you to explore balance, self-awareness and life satisfaction.
(628) 600-2894 View (628) 600-2894
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Kavoos Ghane Bassiri
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LPCC-S, IMFT, CGP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Lakeshore, San Francisco, CA 94132  (Online Only)
It takes courage to ask for help, and therapy is not always an easy process, but it's something important & rewarding that you can do for yourself and those you care about. I offer individual and couples therapy as well as leadership consultation.
It takes courage to ask for help, and therapy is not always an easy process, but it's something important & rewarding that you can do for yourself and those you care about. I offer individual and couples therapy as well as leadership consultation.
(614) 412-1582 View (614) 412-1582
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Dr. Diana L Wong
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Lakeshore, San Francisco, CA 94132
Waitlist for new clients
As a bicultural & multilingual licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in California & Ohio, I provide individual (celebrity & adult), children, & couples therapy in private practice & in outpatient settings. I received my Doctorate of Psychology in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology/Alliant International University. I have completed an APA-accredited doctoral internship at UCSF, Child & Adolescent Services Multicultural Training Program at San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center. I have a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology with a concentration in marriage & family therapy from USF.
As a bicultural & multilingual licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in California & Ohio, I provide individual (celebrity & adult), children, & couples therapy in private practice & in outpatient settings. I received my Doctorate of Psychology in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology/Alliant International University. I have completed an APA-accredited doctoral internship at UCSF, Child & Adolescent Services Multicultural Training Program at San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center. I have a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology with a concentration in marriage & family therapy from USF.
(415) 942-9287 View (415) 942-9287
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Alex Gallegos
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Lakeshore, San Francisco, CA 94132
Hello, my name is Alex Gallegos and I'm a licensed marriage and family therapist (Lic. 101393) in California. I have been providing treatment for 14 years in mental health. I have provided therapy for adults, children, families, couples, and support groups. Some of the areas related to mental health that I have addressed are depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and loss, domestic violence, and parenting problems, and I work with fathers struggling to parent their children as a result of historical trauma.
Hello, my name is Alex Gallegos and I'm a licensed marriage and family therapist (Lic. 101393) in California. I have been providing treatment for 14 years in mental health. I have provided therapy for adults, children, families, couples, and support groups. Some of the areas related to mental health that I have addressed are depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and loss, domestic violence, and parenting problems, and I work with fathers struggling to parent their children as a result of historical trauma.
(415) 849-7926 View (415) 849-7926
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Abigail K
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Lakeshore, San Francisco, CA 94132  (Online Only)
We help over-achieving, perfectionist women get rid of anxiety, find inner peace and true confidence. Are you finally at a place in your life where you're no longer in survival mode? You’ve hit your career milestones? You’re checking off the bucket list items? Your friends and family think you’re doing so well… but there's still something missing? I get it. You might experience low levels of chronic depression and anxiety masked as perfectionism, people-pleasing, or work-a-holic like tendencies.
We help over-achieving, perfectionist women get rid of anxiety, find inner peace and true confidence. Are you finally at a place in your life where you're no longer in survival mode? You’ve hit your career milestones? You’re checking off the bucket list items? Your friends and family think you’re doing so well… but there's still something missing? I get it. You might experience low levels of chronic depression and anxiety masked as perfectionism, people-pleasing, or work-a-holic like tendencies.
(415) 687-4262 View (415) 687-4262
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Abigail Kira
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, 119629
Verified
1 Endorsed
Lakeshore, San Francisco, CA 94132  (Online Only)
I'm a therapist and I help high-achieving women like you connect more deeply to their Values and Authentic Self. You might describe your life as being fine, and it truly is. You have a good job, relationships, et cetera... but something is still missing. You know who you are and notice you're more steady inside. Despite these shifts, you know things could be better. You're ready to expand, refine your purpose, and fill that last missing piece. You might also be looking for your next-level community of friends, mentors, etc. to help usher you there. If this sounds like you, I can help.
I'm a therapist and I help high-achieving women like you connect more deeply to their Values and Authentic Self. You might describe your life as being fine, and it truly is. You have a good job, relationships, et cetera... but something is still missing. You know who you are and notice you're more steady inside. Despite these shifts, you know things could be better. You're ready to expand, refine your purpose, and fill that last missing piece. You might also be looking for your next-level community of friends, mentors, etc. to help usher you there. If this sounds like you, I can help.
(628) 313-5878 View (628) 313-5878
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Shannon Frank-Richter
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LPCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Lakeshore, San Francisco, CA 94132  (Online Only)
Do you struggle with feeling misunderstood or like an outlier among others? I'm a dually licensed California therapist who treats individuals, couples, and families, especially those with autism, unprocessed past trauma, or relational stress. My expansive experience enhances the empathy, relatability, dignity, skill, and understanding desired in a therapist. It's important that you feel that your therapist is a good fit for you, so if you're seeking a seasoned therapist in these relatable life conditions, please connect with me for a free consultation. I provide convenient telehealth via a HIPAA compliant video conferencing format.
Do you struggle with feeling misunderstood or like an outlier among others? I'm a dually licensed California therapist who treats individuals, couples, and families, especially those with autism, unprocessed past trauma, or relational stress. My expansive experience enhances the empathy, relatability, dignity, skill, and understanding desired in a therapist. It's important that you feel that your therapist is a good fit for you, so if you're seeking a seasoned therapist in these relatable life conditions, please connect with me for a free consultation. I provide convenient telehealth via a HIPAA compliant video conferencing format.
(408) 617-8994 View (408) 617-8994
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Maryam Ashraf
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, EMDR
Verified
Lakeshore, San Francisco, CA 94132
Do you find yourself struggling with anxiety, depression, grief, self-esteem, identity, and difficult life transitions? Do you find yourself feeling stuck and can’t seem to focus or move forward? There are many ways to get unstuck, and this is the work I love to do to help you heal, grow and live a more fulfilling life. I use an integrative approach including attachment-based work, DBT, CBT, IFS, and mindfulness, bringing in each as needed. Above all, I strive to hold space and empathy for your life experience.
Do you find yourself struggling with anxiety, depression, grief, self-esteem, identity, and difficult life transitions? Do you find yourself feeling stuck and can’t seem to focus or move forward? There are many ways to get unstuck, and this is the work I love to do to help you heal, grow and live a more fulfilling life. I use an integrative approach including attachment-based work, DBT, CBT, IFS, and mindfulness, bringing in each as needed. Above all, I strive to hold space and empathy for your life experience.
(415) 236-5618 View (415) 236-5618
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Nikki Chinen
Pre-Licensed Professional, ACSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Lakeshore, San Francisco, CA 94132
Ready to prioritize your mental health and well-being? Let's do this! As a therapist (and a human being), I get that life can be overwhelming. Whether it's battling anxiety, depression, surviving tough times, or just trying to figure out what the heck you're doing in life—I'm here to support you. I work with clients who have a desire to be their authentic self, navigating life transitions, struggle with setting healthy boundaries, or may be feeling like something is “missing” in their life. My clients share that I have been a positive support in helping them work through their challenges, in addition to creating a life they desire.
Ready to prioritize your mental health and well-being? Let's do this! As a therapist (and a human being), I get that life can be overwhelming. Whether it's battling anxiety, depression, surviving tough times, or just trying to figure out what the heck you're doing in life—I'm here to support you. I work with clients who have a desire to be their authentic self, navigating life transitions, struggle with setting healthy boundaries, or may be feeling like something is “missing” in their life. My clients share that I have been a positive support in helping them work through their challenges, in addition to creating a life they desire.
(818) 446-1946 View (818) 446-1946
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Alexa Enyart
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
Lakeshore, San Francisco, CA 94132
Do you feel as though your anxiety and depression are unmanageable? How about feelings of sadness, hopelessness, or helplessness like you’ve hit rock bottom and are struggling to find hope for tomorrow? Once we start to unravel the details of our past and trauma we give ourselves the ability to process feelings that we have long suppressed. I aim to collaborate with you and provide tools to decrease the challenging feelings you are currently facing and achieve a more integrated and balanced sense of self, leading to emotional healing and personal growth.
Do you feel as though your anxiety and depression are unmanageable? How about feelings of sadness, hopelessness, or helplessness like you’ve hit rock bottom and are struggling to find hope for tomorrow? Once we start to unravel the details of our past and trauma we give ourselves the ability to process feelings that we have long suppressed. I aim to collaborate with you and provide tools to decrease the challenging feelings you are currently facing and achieve a more integrated and balanced sense of self, leading to emotional healing and personal growth.
(415) 915-0988 View (415) 915-0988
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Dorise Hebenstreit
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, EMDR
Verified
Lakeshore, San Francisco, CA 94132
My focus is to help individuals and families heal from anxiety, depression, trauma, and relationship/family issues. As the therapeutic area of concern is introduced, we can begin to work together in developing empowerment of self as we set up together healthy and achievable goals. I aim to establish include compassion, good communication and trust. In our relationship then I will work alongside you to develop your own coping tools. My approach is a person-centered (positive type) direction to further your strengths and resilience which is tailored towards your specific goals and needs.
My focus is to help individuals and families heal from anxiety, depression, trauma, and relationship/family issues. As the therapeutic area of concern is introduced, we can begin to work together in developing empowerment of self as we set up together healthy and achievable goals. I aim to establish include compassion, good communication and trust. In our relationship then I will work alongside you to develop your own coping tools. My approach is a person-centered (positive type) direction to further your strengths and resilience which is tailored towards your specific goals and needs.
(415) 877-9581 View (415) 877-9581
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Kristin L Dempsey
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT, LPCC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Lakeshore, San Francisco, CA 94132
I work with individuals, families and groups with challenging behaviors - addictions, trauma care, co-occurring mental health and substance use concerns, including psychosis. I work to promote person-driven care, always working to help empower and focus the people I work with toward desired and meaningful change. I enjoy working with adolescents and children, as well as adults. In addition to the above issues, I also have experience working with depression, anxiety, eating disorders, pregnancy counseling and issues which emgerge from life transitions. I also provide EMDR.
I work with individuals, families and groups with challenging behaviors - addictions, trauma care, co-occurring mental health and substance use concerns, including psychosis. I work to promote person-driven care, always working to help empower and focus the people I work with toward desired and meaningful change. I enjoy working with adolescents and children, as well as adults. In addition to the above issues, I also have experience working with depression, anxiety, eating disorders, pregnancy counseling and issues which emgerge from life transitions. I also provide EMDR.
(650) 727-9505 View (650) 727-9505
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Kelly Albrecht
Pre-Licensed Professional, ASW
Verified
Lakeshore, San Francisco, CA 94132
Are you struggling to process depression, anxiety, relationship/family issues, and trauma? These emotional ruptures can cause major disruptions in our lives. The work to process these types of life events is multifaceted, and I can help you identify your feelings and potential relational patterns, build tolerance and acceptance around challenging ones, and set meaningful goals. In order to do so, I utilize various therapeutic approaches consisting of ACT, CBT, and Problem Solving Therapy and somatic interventions.
Are you struggling to process depression, anxiety, relationship/family issues, and trauma? These emotional ruptures can cause major disruptions in our lives. The work to process these types of life events is multifaceted, and I can help you identify your feelings and potential relational patterns, build tolerance and acceptance around challenging ones, and set meaningful goals. In order to do so, I utilize various therapeutic approaches consisting of ACT, CBT, and Problem Solving Therapy and somatic interventions.
(415) 275-6276 View (415) 275-6276
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Tania Zargari
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Lakeshore, San Francisco, CA 94132
Hello! My name is Tania Zargari, LCSW. In my practice, I like to offer a safe, warm, and judgement-free environment for my clients to feel comfortable to open up and be vulnerable. In the first few sessions of treatment, I like to identify the presenting issues and goals for therapy to make therapy organized and beneficial for my clients. My areas of expertise include Depression, Anxiety, Grief, Relationship issues, Borderline Personality Disorder, life transitions and etc. In treatment, I like to use Mindfulness, DBT, CBT, and Solution Focused therapy. I hope to make this a transformative and life-changing experience for you!
Hello! My name is Tania Zargari, LCSW. In my practice, I like to offer a safe, warm, and judgement-free environment for my clients to feel comfortable to open up and be vulnerable. In the first few sessions of treatment, I like to identify the presenting issues and goals for therapy to make therapy organized and beneficial for my clients. My areas of expertise include Depression, Anxiety, Grief, Relationship issues, Borderline Personality Disorder, life transitions and etc. In treatment, I like to use Mindfulness, DBT, CBT, and Solution Focused therapy. I hope to make this a transformative and life-changing experience for you!
(619) 853-2447 View (619) 853-2447
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Justine Gordon
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, EMDR
Verified
Lakeshore, San Francisco, CA 94132
Navigating life's challenges is never easy, but reaching out for help is a brave first step to living a more genuine and fulfilling life. I have expertise in working with individuals struggling with childhood trauma and trauma-related symptoms such as grief, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, and relational conflict. I believe every client is unique and deserves to be listened to and understood in an empathetic way. I am passionate about creating a safe, kind, collaborative and judgment-free space where clients can attain new insights, experience new feelings, and find a renewed sense of physical and mental well-being.
Navigating life's challenges is never easy, but reaching out for help is a brave first step to living a more genuine and fulfilling life. I have expertise in working with individuals struggling with childhood trauma and trauma-related symptoms such as grief, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, and relational conflict. I believe every client is unique and deserves to be listened to and understood in an empathetic way. I am passionate about creating a safe, kind, collaborative and judgment-free space where clients can attain new insights, experience new feelings, and find a renewed sense of physical and mental well-being.
(213) 761-4246 View (213) 761-4246
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Laurel Salmon
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
Lakeshore, San Francisco, CA 94132
Experiencing anxiety, depression, and trauma can be hard to navigate on one’s own. Through the use of integrative modalities, my goal is to help you find your way so that you can manage symptoms, feel your best, discover who you truly are, and move forward in the direction of your dreams whereby your past no longer holds you back. Using warmth and compassion, I also aim to provide trauma-informed care to discuss your struggles without judgment and safely process unresolved trauma and feelings.
Experiencing anxiety, depression, and trauma can be hard to navigate on one’s own. Through the use of integrative modalities, my goal is to help you find your way so that you can manage symptoms, feel your best, discover who you truly are, and move forward in the direction of your dreams whereby your past no longer holds you back. Using warmth and compassion, I also aim to provide trauma-informed care to discuss your struggles without judgment and safely process unresolved trauma and feelings.
(415) 329-7591 View (415) 329-7591

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Number of Therapists in Lakeshore, San Francisco, CA

80+

Average cost per session

$180

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

91% Anxiety
86% Depression
74% Relationship Issues
74% Trauma and PTSD
74% Self Esteem
69% Grief
68% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

76% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
76% UMR
74% Optum

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

68% In Person and Online
32% Online Only

Gender breakdown

89% Female
11% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Lakeshore, 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.