Therapists in Outer Richmond, San Francisco, CA

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Julie B Robbins
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Outer Richmond, San Francisco, CA 94121
After over 30 years of clinical practice I realize that getting involved in therapy takes great strength, endurance, and commitment. I am always willing to offer clients a safe environment with my own strength and commitment to do the work that needs to be done. My work with children has helped me work more effectively with adults and my work with adults have helped me work more effectively with the children.Please note that during the virus crisis I am conducting sessions both in person(with some requirements) and on a Hippa approved video therapy network.
After over 30 years of clinical practice I realize that getting involved in therapy takes great strength, endurance, and commitment. I am always willing to offer clients a safe environment with my own strength and commitment to do the work that needs to be done. My work with children has helped me work more effectively with adults and my work with adults have helped me work more effectively with the children.Please note that during the virus crisis I am conducting sessions both in person(with some requirements) and on a Hippa approved video therapy network.
(415) 802-0532 View (415) 802-0532
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Natasha Walter-Fisk
Marriage & Family Therapist, MACP, CA:LMFT, MN:LPCC, CO:LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Outer Richmond, San Francisco, CA 94122  (Online Only)
Hello! If you're looking for online therapy for anxiety, EMDR and / or IFS and you're in California, Minnesota, Colorado or an international location, you're in the right place. Anxiety often comes from inside, from thoughts, feelings or sensations that say, "I'm not good enough." Or "I'm not safe." Or from something that happened to you. We'll be real and go deep. Let's get at the roots of that anxiety and set you free. If you think "1st world problems," it's ok. We all deserve healing. Expat 3 times. Aware of cultural & generational differences. I work to be anti-racist, LGBTQIA2S+ ally / accomplice. Open minded. Sex positive.
Hello! If you're looking for online therapy for anxiety, EMDR and / or IFS and you're in California, Minnesota, Colorado or an international location, you're in the right place. Anxiety often comes from inside, from thoughts, feelings or sensations that say, "I'm not good enough." Or "I'm not safe." Or from something that happened to you. We'll be real and go deep. Let's get at the roots of that anxiety and set you free. If you think "1st world problems," it's ok. We all deserve healing. Expat 3 times. Aware of cultural & generational differences. I work to be anti-racist, LGBTQIA2S+ ally / accomplice. Open minded. Sex positive.
(415) 326-9914 View (415) 326-9914
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Harmony Mandela Martinez
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Outer Richmond, San Francisco, CA 94121
Now offering services for Teens, couples and individuals. Therapy is a process of growth and self-discovery. In our sessions we find old patterns that do not serve you and new growth that will offer new patterns to enjoy a more fulfilling life. I will use many methods with you exploring emotions, thoughts, body sensations and behavior. I work collaboratively with you to set goals and treatment that is personal to your needs and situation in a non-judgmental environment.
Now offering services for Teens, couples and individuals. Therapy is a process of growth and self-discovery. In our sessions we find old patterns that do not serve you and new growth that will offer new patterns to enjoy a more fulfilling life. I will use many methods with you exploring emotions, thoughts, body sensations and behavior. I work collaboratively with you to set goals and treatment that is personal to your needs and situation in a non-judgmental environment.
(628) 258-6948 View (628) 258-6948
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Kaia Anderson-Buckley
CCHT
Verified Verified
Outer Richmond, San Francisco, CA 94121
Anxiety is a universal and painful experience. Its causes are legion: abandonment, fear of failure (or success), transitions, traumas, aging and death. Supporting you in transforming your anxiety into positive growth will be our goal. Transpersonal hypnotherapy is invaluable in addressing grief, death and dying. In dealing with loss, we will create connections through hypnosis to address what remains incomplete. As my essential paradigm is empowerment, I serve as your guide, facilitating experiences in a grounded, safe way with your full participation. Hypnotherapy, free of the constraints of adult language patterns, offers a primary road to healing your deepest self.
Anxiety is a universal and painful experience. Its causes are legion: abandonment, fear of failure (or success), transitions, traumas, aging and death. Supporting you in transforming your anxiety into positive growth will be our goal. Transpersonal hypnotherapy is invaluable in addressing grief, death and dying. In dealing with loss, we will create connections through hypnosis to address what remains incomplete. As my essential paradigm is empowerment, I serve as your guide, facilitating experiences in a grounded, safe way with your full participation. Hypnotherapy, free of the constraints of adult language patterns, offers a primary road to healing your deepest self.
(628) 333-2287 View (628) 333-2287
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Maryliz van Nes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Outer Richmond, San Francisco, CA 94121  (Online Only)
As a relational therapist, my approach to psychotherapy orients around the idea that mutually satisfying relationships with others are essential for emotional well-being. This will play out in our session often through experiential work, where we can explore triggers in a safe and contained space, always from a space of curiosity rather than judgement.
As a relational therapist, my approach to psychotherapy orients around the idea that mutually satisfying relationships with others are essential for emotional well-being. This will play out in our session often through experiential work, where we can explore triggers in a safe and contained space, always from a space of curiosity rather than judgement.
(628) 214-2949 View (628) 214-2949
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Dr. Runa Korde
Psychologist, PhD, MS, MA
Verified Verified
Outer Richmond, San Francisco, CA 94121  (Online Only)
At Human, my focus is to create a space where my clients feel safe and welcome with all their strengths and weakness and all their experiences - a space where they can just 'be'. Life brings us all kinds of experiences and some of those can be hard to cope with as is. My goal is to help you find the strength you already have within to learn and grow from these experiences as you continue to process them.
At Human, my focus is to create a space where my clients feel safe and welcome with all their strengths and weakness and all their experiences - a space where they can just 'be'. Life brings us all kinds of experiences and some of those can be hard to cope with as is. My goal is to help you find the strength you already have within to learn and grow from these experiences as you continue to process them.
(628) 265-4054 View (628) 265-4054
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Lia Akhilanda
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Outer Richmond, San Francisco, CA 94121  (Online Only)
I see therapy as emotional digestion: pausing life to say what needs to be said, to listen to what needs to stay, and to release what is no longer needed. Therapy, for me, is not just a professional service; it's a commitment to being present, consistent and reliable for my clients. Let's work together to deepen your self-awareness through psychotherapeutic methods, as well as what you uniquely may be interested in considering through contemplative and somatic practices. I'm down-to-earth and want to understand what’s really important to you.
I see therapy as emotional digestion: pausing life to say what needs to be said, to listen to what needs to stay, and to release what is no longer needed. Therapy, for me, is not just a professional service; it's a commitment to being present, consistent and reliable for my clients. Let's work together to deepen your self-awareness through psychotherapeutic methods, as well as what you uniquely may be interested in considering through contemplative and somatic practices. I'm down-to-earth and want to understand what’s really important to you.
(628) 345-4190 View (628) 345-4190
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Candace Kavanagh
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Outer Richmond, San Francisco, CA 94121
I love working with teens, families, couples and adults from 18 to 25. I specialize working LGBTQIA+ persons exploring identity and connection to their community. I have experience working with anxiety, depression, difficulty with motivation and doom scrolling.
I love working with teens, families, couples and adults from 18 to 25. I specialize working LGBTQIA+ persons exploring identity and connection to their community. I have experience working with anxiety, depression, difficulty with motivation and doom scrolling.
(415) 234-5098 View (415) 234-5098
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Saunders Moore
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Outer Richmond, San Francisco, CA 94117  (Online Only)
You are so sick of feeling shame or worry about what others think. What you want is to feel more present and empowered in your life. Despite being career-driven, successful, and independent life is hard. Right now you may be experiencing insecurity, perfectionism, and self-doubt. You’re tired of going through the motions in life and want to connect with your truth and vitality. You need some guidance and aren’t sure where to start. You want to feel more authentic in your life, manage stress, and have better relationships.
You are so sick of feeling shame or worry about what others think. What you want is to feel more present and empowered in your life. Despite being career-driven, successful, and independent life is hard. Right now you may be experiencing insecurity, perfectionism, and self-doubt. You’re tired of going through the motions in life and want to connect with your truth and vitality. You need some guidance and aren’t sure where to start. You want to feel more authentic in your life, manage stress, and have better relationships.
(510) 937-3843 View (510) 937-3843
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Aviva Euripides
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, lacana
Verified Verified
Outer Richmond, San Francisco, CA 94121  (Online Only)
I am an experienced clinician and gauge our work by the progress you are making towards your treatment goals. I have extensive experience as a clinical consultant and provide consultation for clinicians. I have supervised clinicians in treatment settings ranging from the counselor's office to acute mental health facilities. I have a professional background in the arts and work with self defined meaning, identity and creative processes. My work specifically is in Lacanalysis and I am in ongoing formation as such with Jacques Siboni at Lutecium Paris, www.lutecium.org.
I am an experienced clinician and gauge our work by the progress you are making towards your treatment goals. I have extensive experience as a clinical consultant and provide consultation for clinicians. I have supervised clinicians in treatment settings ranging from the counselor's office to acute mental health facilities. I have a professional background in the arts and work with self defined meaning, identity and creative processes. My work specifically is in Lacanalysis and I am in ongoing formation as such with Jacques Siboni at Lutecium Paris, www.lutecium.org.
(415) 301-5219 View (415) 301-5219
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Abby Per Lee
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
Outer Richmond, San Francisco, CA 94121  (Online Only)
I provide a non-judgmental, warm, and supportive space for you to openly explore the discrepancy between the life you are currently leading and the one you want for yourself. Whether your goal is abstinence or moderation I will work with you to gain insight and develop skills that allow you to feel more in control of your life. And ultimately to create the life you want for yourself.
I provide a non-judgmental, warm, and supportive space for you to openly explore the discrepancy between the life you are currently leading and the one you want for yourself. Whether your goal is abstinence or moderation I will work with you to gain insight and develop skills that allow you to feel more in control of your life. And ultimately to create the life you want for yourself.
(628) 345-4618 View (628) 345-4618
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Angela Horng
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Outer Richmond, San Francisco, CA 94121  (Online Only)
I specialize in processing intergenerational trauma, untangling the complex nuances of cultural and generational differences in parent-child relationships. I am passionate about working with clients feeling motivated to develop more insight into their patterns of emotion, behavior, and relationships in order to progress towards healthier and more fulfilling patterns. I love working with adults, especially young adults, on resolving depression, anxiety, early childhood trauma, and relationship difficulties. Visit my website (www.drangelahorng.com) to learn more!
I specialize in processing intergenerational trauma, untangling the complex nuances of cultural and generational differences in parent-child relationships. I am passionate about working with clients feeling motivated to develop more insight into their patterns of emotion, behavior, and relationships in order to progress towards healthier and more fulfilling patterns. I love working with adults, especially young adults, on resolving depression, anxiety, early childhood trauma, and relationship difficulties. Visit my website (www.drangelahorng.com) to learn more!
(650) 881-2711 View (650) 881-2711
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Megan Kossar
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MS, LCSW
Verified Verified
Outer Richmond, San Francisco, CA 94121
As a skilled psychotherapist, I understand the challenges and concerns that can arise when seeking therapy. That's why I accept insurance to make the process more accessible and affordable for those in need. Whether you're new to therapy or have sought help in the past, my goal is to empower you with the tools and insights necessary to manage life's difficulties and achieve healthy, meaningful relationships. With over 26 years of experience, I have worked extensively with clients facing chronic and terminal illnesses, as well as their support systems, helping to alleviate stress and promote positive coping strategies.
As a skilled psychotherapist, I understand the challenges and concerns that can arise when seeking therapy. That's why I accept insurance to make the process more accessible and affordable for those in need. Whether you're new to therapy or have sought help in the past, my goal is to empower you with the tools and insights necessary to manage life's difficulties and achieve healthy, meaningful relationships. With over 26 years of experience, I have worked extensively with clients facing chronic and terminal illnesses, as well as their support systems, helping to alleviate stress and promote positive coping strategies.
(628) 266-4342 View (628) 266-4342
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Amber Miller
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Outer Richmond, San Francisco, CA 94121  (Online Only)
I am a licensed psychologist specializing in working with children, teens, young adults, parents, and families who struggle with a wide range of mental health concerns. I am committed to using evidence-based treatments and personalizing them to fit your particular needs. I primarily use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to guide my treatment approach, but also use Family Based Therapy for EDs (FBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), and other evidence-based treatments.
I am a licensed psychologist specializing in working with children, teens, young adults, parents, and families who struggle with a wide range of mental health concerns. I am committed to using evidence-based treatments and personalizing them to fit your particular needs. I primarily use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to guide my treatment approach, but also use Family Based Therapy for EDs (FBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), and other evidence-based treatments.
(415) 649-4443 View (415) 649-4443
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Dr. Anna Craig
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Outer Richmond, San Francisco, CA 94121  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I specialize in treating Eating Disorders, Trauma, Couples and Relationships, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). I offer abbreviated ADHD assessments as well as ADHD coaching. In addition to my areas of expertise, I have extensive experience treating depressive and anxiety disorders, as well as focusing on personal growth and identity development. As an eating disorder therapist, I support Intuitive Eating (IE) principles and value a Health At Every Size (HAES) approach. In my work with individuals with ADHD, I offer both therapy and academic/career coaching interventions.
I specialize in treating Eating Disorders, Trauma, Couples and Relationships, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). I offer abbreviated ADHD assessments as well as ADHD coaching. In addition to my areas of expertise, I have extensive experience treating depressive and anxiety disorders, as well as focusing on personal growth and identity development. As an eating disorder therapist, I support Intuitive Eating (IE) principles and value a Health At Every Size (HAES) approach. In my work with individuals with ADHD, I offer both therapy and academic/career coaching interventions.
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Matthew Engel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CHT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Outer Richmond, San Francisco, CA 94121  (Online Only)
I work with people from many walks of life. Regardless of culture, economics, gender identity, sexual orientation or vocation, one of the common threads is a quest for greater meaning, depth, authenticity & inner peace. I draw upon 25 years of professional experience blending insights and supportive tools from psychology, professional development, social justice and non-denominational spirituality. Whether you're newer to this process or a "seasoned client," I work best with people who are committed to inner growth. I provide psychotherapy as well as life and business coaching.
I work with people from many walks of life. Regardless of culture, economics, gender identity, sexual orientation or vocation, one of the common threads is a quest for greater meaning, depth, authenticity & inner peace. I draw upon 25 years of professional experience blending insights and supportive tools from psychology, professional development, social justice and non-denominational spirituality. Whether you're newer to this process or a "seasoned client," I work best with people who are committed to inner growth. I provide psychotherapy as well as life and business coaching.
(628) 666-0266 View (628) 666-0266
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Diem M. Nguyen, Psy.D.
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Outer Richmond, San Francisco, CA 94121  (Online Only)
People thrive when they feel a sense of purpose and connection to themselves and others. Most people come to see me when something is missing from their lives, be it purpose, connection, or both. Depression and/or anxiety may be at work. Anger or grief could consume more of their time and focus. Others feel stagnant, confused, expressing a lack of motivation and self-worth. Finding a safe place to explore your current struggles is possible in therapy. To achieve the meaningful changes you desire, seeking professional help is an effective option.
People thrive when they feel a sense of purpose and connection to themselves and others. Most people come to see me when something is missing from their lives, be it purpose, connection, or both. Depression and/or anxiety may be at work. Anger or grief could consume more of their time and focus. Others feel stagnant, confused, expressing a lack of motivation and self-worth. Finding a safe place to explore your current struggles is possible in therapy. To achieve the meaningful changes you desire, seeking professional help is an effective option.
(323) 379-0827 View (323) 379-0827
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Mountain Bloom Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Outer Richmond, San Francisco, CA 94121  (Online Only)
I work with motivated people who have perhaps come to realize that they are stuck in fight or flight, always feel “on”, stressed, or frozen in their lives. People seek me out to work on anxiety, depression, and complex traumatic issues like abuse, neglect, and suicidality. Many clients simply seek balance in their lives and to feel connected to themselves and others again. I also work with those in/or seeking recovery or harm reduction from substance use and/or behavioral addictions. While I am not a substance use counselor, I can work as a part of your recovery team to help strengthen your recovery and reduce relapses.
I work with motivated people who have perhaps come to realize that they are stuck in fight or flight, always feel “on”, stressed, or frozen in their lives. People seek me out to work on anxiety, depression, and complex traumatic issues like abuse, neglect, and suicidality. Many clients simply seek balance in their lives and to feel connected to themselves and others again. I also work with those in/or seeking recovery or harm reduction from substance use and/or behavioral addictions. While I am not a substance use counselor, I can work as a part of your recovery team to help strengthen your recovery and reduce relapses.
(628) 250-3679 View (628) 250-3679
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Alanna Simmons
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Outer Richmond, San Francisco, CA 94121
Hi there! My name is Alanna Simmons, and I am a licensed clinical social worker. My goal is to provide support and help you understand how trauma can affect various aspects of your life. In a therapeutic setting, I follow my client's lead, whether they want to discuss trauma, anxiety, depression, or relationship barriers. My approach to therapy is based on a variety of modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Strength-based Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, and Solution Focused treatments.
Hi there! My name is Alanna Simmons, and I am a licensed clinical social worker. My goal is to provide support and help you understand how trauma can affect various aspects of your life. In a therapeutic setting, I follow my client's lead, whether they want to discuss trauma, anxiety, depression, or relationship barriers. My approach to therapy is based on a variety of modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Strength-based Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, and Solution Focused treatments.
(628) 243-4689 View (628) 243-4689
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Dr. Katina Kay Kostoulas, Ph.D.
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Outer Richmond, San Francisco, CA 94121
Not accepting new clients
I am a licensed clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst. I work best with children and adolescents and their parents in a play therapy venue for yourger children and use art, drama, video games, with adolescents. I also do parent education. With Adults seeking a full psychoanalysis, I work 4 to 5 days using the couch. For adults wishing indiviual treatment. I work one on one face to face one to three times a week depending on need. Dream interpretation, working with transference/countertransference and relational issues.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst. I work best with children and adolescents and their parents in a play therapy venue for yourger children and use art, drama, video games, with adolescents. I also do parent education. With Adults seeking a full psychoanalysis, I work 4 to 5 days using the couch. For adults wishing indiviual treatment. I work one on one face to face one to three times a week depending on need. Dream interpretation, working with transference/countertransference and relational issues.
(628) 228-6219 View (628) 228-6219

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Number of Therapists in Outer Richmond, San Francisco, CA

90+

Average cost per session

$200

Therapists in Outer Richmond, San Francisco, CA who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
84% Depression
75% Relationship Issues
70% Self Esteem
67% Grief
67% Trauma and PTSD
65% Stress

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

86% Aetna
78% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
73% Oxford

How Therapists in Outer Richmond, San Francisco, CA see their clients

56% In Person and Online
44% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
17% Male
2% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Outer Richmond, 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.