Therapists in Nob Hill, San Francisco, CA

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Madison Messerli
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LMSW
Verified Verified
Nob Hill, San Francisco, CA 94109  (Online Only)
It’s 8 pm the night before your work project is due, and the pressure is on. Your boss assigned this three weeks ago, and you kept telling yourself you had more time. Now, there are less than 12 hours to hand it in, and you haven’t even begun. But, rather than finally starting, you look for anything else to do. “The oven could use a deep clean,” you decide to yourself. You watch the clock tick, and your stress builds until you have no choice but to start, but by then, it’s too late to do it right. So you hand in the work late again, rushed and full of errors. You hate letting yourself and others down but don’t know another way.
It’s 8 pm the night before your work project is due, and the pressure is on. Your boss assigned this three weeks ago, and you kept telling yourself you had more time. Now, there are less than 12 hours to hand it in, and you haven’t even begun. But, rather than finally starting, you look for anything else to do. “The oven could use a deep clean,” you decide to yourself. You watch the clock tick, and your stress builds until you have no choice but to start, but by then, it’s too late to do it right. So you hand in the work late again, rushed and full of errors. You hate letting yourself and others down but don’t know another way.
(415) 301-6908 View (415) 301-6908
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Silver Lake Psychology--San Francisco location
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Nob Hill, San Francisco, CA 94109  (Online Only)
Learn how to feel more connected to yourself, others and the world around you. Therapy provides all the elements of intimacy: honest communication, vulnerability and trust. Good therapy is challenging yet warm, providing both structure and empathy for your unique experience. We are a collective of therapists with a wide range of specialties. Our intake professionals will help connect you with the right therapist for your needs. We make appointments easy, offering evenings and weekends and flexibility for creative professionals who can't make the same time each week.
Learn how to feel more connected to yourself, others and the world around you. Therapy provides all the elements of intimacy: honest communication, vulnerability and trust. Good therapy is challenging yet warm, providing both structure and empathy for your unique experience. We are a collective of therapists with a wide range of specialties. Our intake professionals will help connect you with the right therapist for your needs. We make appointments easy, offering evenings and weekends and flexibility for creative professionals who can't make the same time each week.
(415) 727-4453 View (415) 727-4453
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Silver Lake Psychology--San Francisco location
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Nob Hill, San Francisco, CA 94109  (Online Only)
Learn how to feel more connected to yourself, others and the world around you. Therapy provides all the elements of intimacy: honest communication, vulnerability and trust. Good therapy is challenging yet warm, providing both structure and empathy for your unique experience. We are a collective of therapists with a wide range of specialties. Our intake professionals will help connect you with the right therapist for your needs. We make appointments easy, offering evenings and weekends and flexibility for creative professionals who can't make the same time each week.
Learn how to feel more connected to yourself, others and the world around you. Therapy provides all the elements of intimacy: honest communication, vulnerability and trust. Good therapy is challenging yet warm, providing both structure and empathy for your unique experience. We are a collective of therapists with a wide range of specialties. Our intake professionals will help connect you with the right therapist for your needs. We make appointments easy, offering evenings and weekends and flexibility for creative professionals who can't make the same time each week.
(415) 635-0586 View (415) 635-0586
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Jaxx Alutalica
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT, CST
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Nob Hill, San Francisco, CA 94109
As a sex therapist, I specialize in topics surrounding BDSM and kink, sex work, polyamory, gender identity and queer issues. Whether you're inspired to explore new aspects of your gender or sexual identity, seeking to reignite intimacy, rekindle passion, entertain untapped desires, or reconnect with your deep felt sense of self, all of you is welcome in my office. We often find ourselves longing to seek more congruence in our lives, to weave together all the pieces of ourselves to step into our wisdom and grow our self expression. Learning to deepen the intimacy with yourself and others is the first step along a lifelong journey.
As a sex therapist, I specialize in topics surrounding BDSM and kink, sex work, polyamory, gender identity and queer issues. Whether you're inspired to explore new aspects of your gender or sexual identity, seeking to reignite intimacy, rekindle passion, entertain untapped desires, or reconnect with your deep felt sense of self, all of you is welcome in my office. We often find ourselves longing to seek more congruence in our lives, to weave together all the pieces of ourselves to step into our wisdom and grow our self expression. Learning to deepen the intimacy with yourself and others is the first step along a lifelong journey.
(415) 360-6832 View (415) 360-6832
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Anushka R Patel
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Nob Hill, San Francisco, CA 94108  (Online Only)
Hey there. I am a clinical psychologist and I am based at Harvard for my post-dpctoral research. I have worked with women, veterans, children, LGBTQAI+ people for assessment and therapy. I am trained in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and many other evidence-based treatments. I can help you set goals, explore deeper issues, make real-life changes, and start to feel better in fewer sessions than long-term therapy models. Email me to set up a free call to learn more!
Hey there. I am a clinical psychologist and I am based at Harvard for my post-dpctoral research. I have worked with women, veterans, children, LGBTQAI+ people for assessment and therapy. I am trained in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and many other evidence-based treatments. I can help you set goals, explore deeper issues, make real-life changes, and start to feel better in fewer sessions than long-term therapy models. Email me to set up a free call to learn more!
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Manoj Kumar Sharma
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Nob Hill, San Francisco, CA 94109
Hi there, I'm Manoj Kumar! I am a licensed marriage and family therapist who works with adults and young adults on a range of issues including anxiety, depression, cultural stress, relationship issues, trauma, and PTSD. I employ techniques from CBT, DBT, Mindfulness, Psychodynamic therapy, Existential therapy, and Solution-focused therapy modalities. I help my clients overcome their stress and anxiety so they can be more productive and enjoy their life. I believe that evidence-based therapeutic practices are very useful in dealing with symptoms of mental illnesses which cause stress and discomfort.
Hi there, I'm Manoj Kumar! I am a licensed marriage and family therapist who works with adults and young adults on a range of issues including anxiety, depression, cultural stress, relationship issues, trauma, and PTSD. I employ techniques from CBT, DBT, Mindfulness, Psychodynamic therapy, Existential therapy, and Solution-focused therapy modalities. I help my clients overcome their stress and anxiety so they can be more productive and enjoy their life. I believe that evidence-based therapeutic practices are very useful in dealing with symptoms of mental illnesses which cause stress and discomfort.
(415) 965-5398 View (415) 965-5398
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Serena Wong
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Nob Hill, San Francisco, CA 94109  (Online Only)
By creating a safe, non-judgmental, and exploratory space, healing and shifts can occur. I can support you to deepen your self-awareness, transform unhelpful beliefs and patterns, improve your relationships, and learn healthy ways to manage the challenges of your daily life. I provide an empathic, humorous, supportive, and relational approach to my work. I am compassionately direct when needed. We will work together to ensure you are experiencing growth and healing. Together we will discover solutions and take steps to meet your goals.
By creating a safe, non-judgmental, and exploratory space, healing and shifts can occur. I can support you to deepen your self-awareness, transform unhelpful beliefs and patterns, improve your relationships, and learn healthy ways to manage the challenges of your daily life. I provide an empathic, humorous, supportive, and relational approach to my work. I am compassionately direct when needed. We will work together to ensure you are experiencing growth and healing. Together we will discover solutions and take steps to meet your goals.
(415) 662-0820 View (415) 662-0820
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Rochelle Frehling
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Nob Hill, San Francisco, CA 94108
Therapy can be a useful tool to help you more effectively regulate your emotions and help you have healthier relationships. Through the therapeutic relationship you can learn skills to become more resistant to stress, build up your self resiliency and learn about how to rework self defeating patterns. I want to help you find your growth edge, support you in learning how to better yourself, help you to make better choices and help stop perpetuating unhealthy cycles. Sometimes, because of things we have gone through in our past we learn protective strategies that end up keeping you stuck.
Therapy can be a useful tool to help you more effectively regulate your emotions and help you have healthier relationships. Through the therapeutic relationship you can learn skills to become more resistant to stress, build up your self resiliency and learn about how to rework self defeating patterns. I want to help you find your growth edge, support you in learning how to better yourself, help you to make better choices and help stop perpetuating unhealthy cycles. Sometimes, because of things we have gone through in our past we learn protective strategies that end up keeping you stuck.
(805) 265-4546 View (805) 265-4546
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Silver Lake Psychology--San Francisco location
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Nob Hill, San Francisco, CA 94109  (Online Only)
Learn how to feel more connected to yourself, others and the world around you. Therapy provides all the elements of intimacy: honest communication, vulnerability and trust. Good therapy is challenging yet warm, providing both structure and empathy for your unique experience. We are a collective of therapists with a wide range of specialties. Our intake professionals will help connect you with the right therapist for your needs. We make appointments easy, offering evenings and weekends and flexibility for creative professionals who can't make the same time each week.
Learn how to feel more connected to yourself, others and the world around you. Therapy provides all the elements of intimacy: honest communication, vulnerability and trust. Good therapy is challenging yet warm, providing both structure and empathy for your unique experience. We are a collective of therapists with a wide range of specialties. Our intake professionals will help connect you with the right therapist for your needs. We make appointments easy, offering evenings and weekends and flexibility for creative professionals who can't make the same time each week.
(415) 268-8735 View (415) 268-8735
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Kathleen Louise Someah
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Nob Hill, San Francisco, CA 94108
I am especially passionate about treating eating disorders. I see clients of varying age groups with a particular focus on adolescents, transitional age youth and young adults. Changing one's behaviors and psychological states is a process and I aim to meet clients where they are at in terms of their readiness for change. In addition to specific graduate training and many years working at Stanford Health's inpatient eating disorder unit, I also have lived experience dealing with disordered eating, and find that my own recovery journey benefits clients and serves as a reminder that recovery is attainable.
I am especially passionate about treating eating disorders. I see clients of varying age groups with a particular focus on adolescents, transitional age youth and young adults. Changing one's behaviors and psychological states is a process and I aim to meet clients where they are at in terms of their readiness for change. In addition to specific graduate training and many years working at Stanford Health's inpatient eating disorder unit, I also have lived experience dealing with disordered eating, and find that my own recovery journey benefits clients and serves as a reminder that recovery is attainable.
(628) 200-4079 View (628) 200-4079
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Kathryn A R James
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
Nob Hill, San Francisco, CA 94109
Do you want to create a more balanced and meaningful life? Are your obstacles or patterns preventing you from achieving your goals and full potential in relationships & career? Are you trapped in the chains of depression, anxiety, or addiction? I work to help you attain your goals and aspirations in a stoic, no nonsense, proactive, and empathic manner with cognitive behavioral techniques. I have a general practice & specialize in relationships, life transitions such as motherhood/fatherhood, depression/anxiety, addiction/substance abuse, & grief.
Do you want to create a more balanced and meaningful life? Are your obstacles or patterns preventing you from achieving your goals and full potential in relationships & career? Are you trapped in the chains of depression, anxiety, or addiction? I work to help you attain your goals and aspirations in a stoic, no nonsense, proactive, and empathic manner with cognitive behavioral techniques. I have a general practice & specialize in relationships, life transitions such as motherhood/fatherhood, depression/anxiety, addiction/substance abuse, & grief.
(415) 367-0977 View (415) 367-0977
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Kayla Haberern
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, LPCC, R-DMT
Verified Verified
Nob Hill, San Francisco, CA 94109
Welcome to Feet in the Sand Holistic Therapy! Whether you are seeking therapy for yourself, a child, or your family, this can be a very difficult process, so I honor your wisdom and your steps in your healing journey. With many years of experience, I specialize in working with infants and children, families, and pregnant and postpartum women. I deeply care about you as a client and my heart is truly in this work.
Welcome to Feet in the Sand Holistic Therapy! Whether you are seeking therapy for yourself, a child, or your family, this can be a very difficult process, so I honor your wisdom and your steps in your healing journey. With many years of experience, I specialize in working with infants and children, families, and pregnant and postpartum women. I deeply care about you as a client and my heart is truly in this work.
(628) 257-8438 View (628) 257-8438
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Lynn G Allen
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Nob Hill, San Francisco, CA 94109
Not accepting new clients
*Not currently taking new clients* I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist providing services via telehealth to clients in California. I recently relocated to California from Florida, where I have extensive experience working with adults and older adolescents who present with a wide variety of issues and concerns. Central to my practice is helping my clients to actively learn skills to feel more grounded, present, relaxed and engaged in their daily lives and relationships. At all times I am guided by evidence-based practice and what available research has shown to be effective for a given issue.
*Not currently taking new clients* I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist providing services via telehealth to clients in California. I recently relocated to California from Florida, where I have extensive experience working with adults and older adolescents who present with a wide variety of issues and concerns. Central to my practice is helping my clients to actively learn skills to feel more grounded, present, relaxed and engaged in their daily lives and relationships. At all times I am guided by evidence-based practice and what available research has shown to be effective for a given issue.
(415) 630-5810 View (415) 630-5810
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Laura Picard
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, 135100
Verified Verified
Nob Hill, San Francisco, CA 94109
Warm, open, and compassionate, I'd love to be your guide to holistic healing and transformation. With expertise in anxiety, trauma, and borderline personality disorder, I guide from a three prong approach considering the past, present and future. Rooted in a warm, eclectic approach, I'll help teach you evidence-based tools to reframe thoughts and regulate emotions, as well as explore root causes for symptom management including getting to know the different "parts" that make up each unique person. Let's empower you to achieve resilience and personal growth, leading to a more fulfilling future:)
Warm, open, and compassionate, I'd love to be your guide to holistic healing and transformation. With expertise in anxiety, trauma, and borderline personality disorder, I guide from a three prong approach considering the past, present and future. Rooted in a warm, eclectic approach, I'll help teach you evidence-based tools to reframe thoughts and regulate emotions, as well as explore root causes for symptom management including getting to know the different "parts" that make up each unique person. Let's empower you to achieve resilience and personal growth, leading to a more fulfilling future:)
(415) 877-9215 View (415) 877-9215
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Silver Lake Psychology--San Francisco location
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Nob Hill, San Francisco, CA 94109  (Online Only)
Learn how to feel more connected to yourself, others and the world around you. Therapy provides all the elements of intimacy: honest communication, vulnerability and trust. Good therapy is challenging yet warm, providing both structure and empathy for your unique experience. We are a collective of therapists with a wide range of specialties. Our intake professionals will help connect you with the right therapist for your needs. We make appointments easy, offering evenings and weekends and flexibility for creative professionals who can't make the same time each week.
Learn how to feel more connected to yourself, others and the world around you. Therapy provides all the elements of intimacy: honest communication, vulnerability and trust. Good therapy is challenging yet warm, providing both structure and empathy for your unique experience. We are a collective of therapists with a wide range of specialties. Our intake professionals will help connect you with the right therapist for your needs. We make appointments easy, offering evenings and weekends and flexibility for creative professionals who can't make the same time each week.
(415) 818-0594 View (415) 818-0594
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Colleen Becket-Davenport
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Nob Hill, San Francisco, CA 94109  (Online Only)
I am a licensed clinical psychologist located in San Francisco, CA. My practice serves adults living anywhere in California or New York. I specialize in the treatment of trauma/PTSD, depression, and problems with relationships and adjustment during life transitions. I am currently accepting new patients for remote, weekday evening sessions.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist located in San Francisco, CA. My practice serves adults living anywhere in California or New York. I specialize in the treatment of trauma/PTSD, depression, and problems with relationships and adjustment during life transitions. I am currently accepting new patients for remote, weekday evening sessions.
(833) 245-7136 View (833) 245-7136
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M J Barrett
MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Nob Hill, San Francisco, CA 94109  (Online Only)
For the past 12 years I have helped people through relationship issues, anxiety, depression, parenting issues, life transitions, to name a few. Reaching out is the BEST first step you can take for yourself, you are not alone - Life throws curve balls and they can be hard to dodge.
For the past 12 years I have helped people through relationship issues, anxiety, depression, parenting issues, life transitions, to name a few. Reaching out is the BEST first step you can take for yourself, you are not alone - Life throws curve balls and they can be hard to dodge.
(628) 265-3400 View (628) 265-3400
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Victoria Zurkan
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Nob Hill, San Francisco, CA 94109  (Online Only)
I've been licensed since 2006. Much like a process of sharing, therapist and client together learn to pay close attention to aspects of yourself that you may be unable to touch on your own. I look for patterns in either behavior or thoughts. Also, while examining past family dynamics and reaching unconscious behavior, I link that information to how it affects our current lives. My background includes extensive addiction work in inpatient, outpatient and detox units. Currently I am doing telemedicine with couples, individuals and I run CBT and DBT addiction groups.
I've been licensed since 2006. Much like a process of sharing, therapist and client together learn to pay close attention to aspects of yourself that you may be unable to touch on your own. I look for patterns in either behavior or thoughts. Also, while examining past family dynamics and reaching unconscious behavior, I link that information to how it affects our current lives. My background includes extensive addiction work in inpatient, outpatient and detox units. Currently I am doing telemedicine with couples, individuals and I run CBT and DBT addiction groups.
(628) 214-2234 View (628) 214-2234
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Jennifer Boone
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, MBA, CHT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Nob Hill, San Francisco, CA 94109  (Online Only)
My work with individuals, couples and families includes relational issues, self-esteem, anxiety, grief, childhood and chronic trauma, life transitions, divorce, parenting, coping with personality disorders, dysfunctional family recovery, spirituality, the expatriate or immigrant experience, women’s issues, and uncovering deep-seated beliefs and patterns.
My work with individuals, couples and families includes relational issues, self-esteem, anxiety, grief, childhood and chronic trauma, life transitions, divorce, parenting, coping with personality disorders, dysfunctional family recovery, spirituality, the expatriate or immigrant experience, women’s issues, and uncovering deep-seated beliefs and patterns.
(415) 949-6072 View (415) 949-6072
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Juliet Baxter
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Nob Hill, San Francisco, CA 94109  (Online Only)
Do you struggle with anxiety and people pleasing tendencies that affect your ability to function and your relationships? Do you feel paralyzed by the fear of doing the "wrong" thing. Do you wonder if navigating decisions could be easier? Now more than ever, people are feeling anxious and overwhelmed by having to manage their careers, relationships, and general life obstacles.
Do you struggle with anxiety and people pleasing tendencies that affect your ability to function and your relationships? Do you feel paralyzed by the fear of doing the "wrong" thing. Do you wonder if navigating decisions could be easier? Now more than ever, people are feeling anxious and overwhelmed by having to manage their careers, relationships, and general life obstacles.
(628) 237-4464 View (628) 237-4464

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Number of Therapists in Nob Hill, San Francisco, CA

200+

Average cost per session

$195

Therapists in Nob Hill, San Francisco, CA who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
88% Depression
86% Relationship Issues
80% Self Esteem
71% Trauma and PTSD
70% Stress
68% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

68% Aetna
59% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
54% Optum

How Therapists in Nob Hill, San Francisco, CA see their clients

60% In Person and Online
40% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
20% Male
2% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Nob Hill, 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.