Therapists in Pacific Heights, San Francisco, CA

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Jeremy Mintz
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Pacific Heights, San Francisco, CA 94115
I imagine you've found your way here because you're feeling stuck and needing a reason to hope that things will change. Others may not see that you're feeling this way, but you know you're in need of relief. If this sounds like what you're going through, I may be a good fit to help you.
I imagine you've found your way here because you're feeling stuck and needing a reason to hope that things will change. Others may not see that you're feeling this way, but you know you're in need of relief. If this sounds like what you're going through, I may be a good fit to help you.
(415) 964-2474 View (415) 964-2474
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Stéphanie Gay Moss
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Pacific Heights, San Francisco, CA 94115
My work with you begins with the recognition that it takes courage to seek help. You may have questions about why you feel the way you feel and why you do the things you do. I believe you are not defined by your symptoms. Whether you struggle with love, work, or relationships, whether you are in crisis or you have received a mental health diagnosis, I believe that your true desires, conflicts, and needs are meaningful and worth actively getting to know. From our first session together, I meet you where you are.
My work with you begins with the recognition that it takes courage to seek help. You may have questions about why you feel the way you feel and why you do the things you do. I believe you are not defined by your symptoms. Whether you struggle with love, work, or relationships, whether you are in crisis or you have received a mental health diagnosis, I believe that your true desires, conflicts, and needs are meaningful and worth actively getting to know. From our first session together, I meet you where you are.
(415) 527-5963 View (415) 527-5963
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The Conscious Partnership™
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified Verified
Pacific Heights, San Francisco, CA 94115  (Online Only)
I specialize in relationship issues, marital and premartial couples therapy, infidelity and anxiety. Chronic disconnection with your partner or close relationships or struggles in managing anxious feelings can really upset the peace in your world. When struggling and worried about your future, change can feel overwhelming and confusing. I can help you sort out how to better manage your relationships and mood. If you're longing to learn how to love or cope with anxiety, going inward with skilled guidance can really help. I'm here to support you to heal and change. Let's schedule a call and talk about what you need.
I specialize in relationship issues, marital and premartial couples therapy, infidelity and anxiety. Chronic disconnection with your partner or close relationships or struggles in managing anxious feelings can really upset the peace in your world. When struggling and worried about your future, change can feel overwhelming and confusing. I can help you sort out how to better manage your relationships and mood. If you're longing to learn how to love or cope with anxiety, going inward with skilled guidance can really help. I'm here to support you to heal and change. Let's schedule a call and talk about what you need.
(628) 888-1206 View (628) 888-1206
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Dr. Nathan Hale
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Pacific Heights, San Francisco, CA 94115  (Online Only)
Are you bothered by constant worry, fear, nervousness or anxiety? Feeling down, depressed, hopeless or like life is always going wrong? Having difficulty focusing or concentrating and feeling like you are always on the move? Is procrastinating or always putting things off until the last minute something you struggle with? These are all a part of being human, and there is nothing wrong with you. Let me help you better how to understand these thoughts, and feelings and drop the struggle against them. I can help you better understand how you can change behaviors and live a better life, even with these thoughts and feelings.
Are you bothered by constant worry, fear, nervousness or anxiety? Feeling down, depressed, hopeless or like life is always going wrong? Having difficulty focusing or concentrating and feeling like you are always on the move? Is procrastinating or always putting things off until the last minute something you struggle with? These are all a part of being human, and there is nothing wrong with you. Let me help you better how to understand these thoughts, and feelings and drop the struggle against them. I can help you better understand how you can change behaviors and live a better life, even with these thoughts and feelings.
(415) 858-1909 View (415) 858-1909
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Andrea Shelley
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Pacific Heights, San Francisco, CA 94109  (Online Only)
Dr. Andrea Shelley is a licensed clinical psychologist and marriage and family therapist with over 20 years of experience working in a wide range of settings. She specializes in treating anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, substance abuse, as well as dual diagnosis of mental health diagnoses with substance use disorder. Dr. Shelley utilizes an evidence-based, collaborative, interactive, culturally aware, and empathetic approach and focuses on the impact of the individual diagnosis and treatment on loved ones, family, relationships, and work.
Dr. Andrea Shelley is a licensed clinical psychologist and marriage and family therapist with over 20 years of experience working in a wide range of settings. She specializes in treating anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, substance abuse, as well as dual diagnosis of mental health diagnoses with substance use disorder. Dr. Shelley utilizes an evidence-based, collaborative, interactive, culturally aware, and empathetic approach and focuses on the impact of the individual diagnosis and treatment on loved ones, family, relationships, and work.
(628) 250-3670 View (628) 250-3670
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Mara Romanak
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pacific Heights, San Francisco, CA 94115  (Online Only)
I particularly enjoy working with young adults who are going through a difficult time navigating the transition from early to mature adulthood, perhaps wrestling with issues around relationships, work, family, self-identity and performance; struggling with chronic feelings of anxiety, depression, or low self-esteem; or feeling they don't have the tools they need to manage life. I have over 25 years of experience working with both women and men; all are welcome.
I particularly enjoy working with young adults who are going through a difficult time navigating the transition from early to mature adulthood, perhaps wrestling with issues around relationships, work, family, self-identity and performance; struggling with chronic feelings of anxiety, depression, or low self-esteem; or feeling they don't have the tools they need to manage life. I have over 25 years of experience working with both women and men; all are welcome.
(415) 408-7963 View (415) 408-7963
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Joslyn Baxter
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Pacific Heights, San Francisco, CA 94115
When we are able to maintain stability, we trust ourself and others. However it can be difficult to feel this, as we carry barriers that stand in the way. A lack of safety, overwhelm, and lasting effects of a painful past often leave us feeling misunderstood, fearful, unsure, and in pain. But, it is possible to discover the reasons behind such feelings, and how past and present day experiences are complicating life, causing confusion and pain, and holding us back. Together we will explore, gain understanding, and develop trust.
When we are able to maintain stability, we trust ourself and others. However it can be difficult to feel this, as we carry barriers that stand in the way. A lack of safety, overwhelm, and lasting effects of a painful past often leave us feeling misunderstood, fearful, unsure, and in pain. But, it is possible to discover the reasons behind such feelings, and how past and present day experiences are complicating life, causing confusion and pain, and holding us back. Together we will explore, gain understanding, and develop trust.
(415) 625-9801 View (415) 625-9801
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Britney Blair
Psychologist, PsyD, CBSM
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pacific Heights, San Francisco, CA 94109
I work with individuals and couples looking to benefit from brief, problem-focused treatments that work. I provide treatment for individuals and/or couples coping with a wide range of concerns including trouble sleeping, anxiety, depression, couples conflict and concerns with sexual health. I am passionate about helping my patients optimize their physical, mental and emotional health and take a collaborative and practical approach. I am committed to making sure we are a good fit, so please feel free to call me for a complimentary phone consultation.
I work with individuals and couples looking to benefit from brief, problem-focused treatments that work. I provide treatment for individuals and/or couples coping with a wide range of concerns including trouble sleeping, anxiety, depression, couples conflict and concerns with sexual health. I am passionate about helping my patients optimize their physical, mental and emotional health and take a collaborative and practical approach. I am committed to making sure we are a good fit, so please feel free to call me for a complimentary phone consultation.
(628) 888-6122 x102 View (628) 888-6122 x102
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Michael Korson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Pacific Heights, San Francisco, CA 94115
My clients come to therapy because there is something that prevents them from feeling satisfied and achieving their potential. It may be depression or anxiety. It may be some addiction (to alcohol or drugs, food, sex or internet). It may be that their relationships are stuck or they lack satisfying relationships. It may be that they are searching for a better sense of who they truly are. While my focus is to find the right approach for each client to bring about the changes they seek, with all clients I strive to create a safe and supportive relationship.
My clients come to therapy because there is something that prevents them from feeling satisfied and achieving their potential. It may be depression or anxiety. It may be some addiction (to alcohol or drugs, food, sex or internet). It may be that their relationships are stuck or they lack satisfying relationships. It may be that they are searching for a better sense of who they truly are. While my focus is to find the right approach for each client to bring about the changes they seek, with all clients I strive to create a safe and supportive relationship.
(650) 924-9597 View (650) 924-9597
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Emily Ryan: Emdr And Trauma Intensives
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Pacific Heights, San Francisco, CA 94115
I am committed to you and to transformation in your life. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who provides specialized treatment in the areas of PTSD, anxiety, cancer care, depression and addiction. I have been providing therapy and counseling services to individuals, groups and families since 1999. Together we will focus on real solutions to problems and accessing your personal strengths. My background in mindfulness, IFS, EMDR and CBT based practices provides a framework for healing that is focused on both the internal strengths and resources of the individual, and the dynamic interplay between the person and their environment.
I am committed to you and to transformation in your life. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who provides specialized treatment in the areas of PTSD, anxiety, cancer care, depression and addiction. I have been providing therapy and counseling services to individuals, groups and families since 1999. Together we will focus on real solutions to problems and accessing your personal strengths. My background in mindfulness, IFS, EMDR and CBT based practices provides a framework for healing that is focused on both the internal strengths and resources of the individual, and the dynamic interplay between the person and their environment.
(415) 787-4246 View (415) 787-4246
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Derron Santin
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, MS, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pacific Heights, San Francisco, CA 94115
Each of us is at our own unique place in the healing process: facing old and new challenges, wondering whether to stay with what we've been trying, or feeling ready to start something new. Our time in this life is brief; we cannot afford to keep making the same mistakes and hope to live an inspired life. Let me help you identify the next step on your journey to wholeness. The best place to start is right where you are; the time to start is now.
Each of us is at our own unique place in the healing process: facing old and new challenges, wondering whether to stay with what we've been trying, or feeling ready to start something new. Our time in this life is brief; we cannot afford to keep making the same mistakes and hope to live an inspired life. Let me help you identify the next step on your journey to wholeness. The best place to start is right where you are; the time to start is now.
(628) 244-8792 View (628) 244-8792
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Kym E Sites
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
Pacific Heights, San Francisco, CA 94115
I have over 25 years of providing individual therapy to adults, children and adolescents. I also work with couples. My clinical experience and training will be the guide in working collaboratively with you to make sense of how you might be avoiding feelings with counterproductive activities or are overwhelmed by emotions and thoughts that prevent you from living a more satisfying life. My specialty areas include: issues related to separation and divorce, child therapy and interventions for early childhood issues. I am interested in understanding the impact of intergenerational trauma. I have experience working with symptoms from trauma.
I have over 25 years of providing individual therapy to adults, children and adolescents. I also work with couples. My clinical experience and training will be the guide in working collaboratively with you to make sense of how you might be avoiding feelings with counterproductive activities or are overwhelmed by emotions and thoughts that prevent you from living a more satisfying life. My specialty areas include: issues related to separation and divorce, child therapy and interventions for early childhood issues. I am interested in understanding the impact of intergenerational trauma. I have experience working with symptoms from trauma.
(415) 263-9113 View (415) 263-9113
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Lisa Quach
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Pacific Heights, San Francisco, CA 94115  (Online Only)
Welcome to a transformative journey towards healing & self-discovery. I am Lisa, a psychotherapist licensed in CA & NY. My therapeutic toolkit includes CBT, DBT, Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). With a profound commitment to supporting individuals & relationships on their path to mental well-being, I bring forth an integrative, culturally attuned, & compassionate approach. Tailoring evidence-based techniques to suit your unique needs, we collaboratively establish a nurturing therapeutic alliance that fosters healing & personal growth.
Welcome to a transformative journey towards healing & self-discovery. I am Lisa, a psychotherapist licensed in CA & NY. My therapeutic toolkit includes CBT, DBT, Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). With a profound commitment to supporting individuals & relationships on their path to mental well-being, I bring forth an integrative, culturally attuned, & compassionate approach. Tailoring evidence-based techniques to suit your unique needs, we collaboratively establish a nurturing therapeutic alliance that fosters healing & personal growth.
(415) 779-7963 View (415) 779-7963
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Jane Walter
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, RPT
Verified Verified
Pacific Heights, San Francisco, CA 94115
Let's face it, talking about sex can be uncomfortable but sexual concerns are actually common. As a compassionate, competent sex therapist, I can help you with: Problems with sexual desire, Wanting to experience orgasm, Erectile dysfunction or premature ejaculation, Painful intercourse, Sexual behaviors that are troubling to you, Rekindling sex after pregnancy/childbirth, Overcoming relationship and sexual problems associated with infertility and its treatment, Processing trauma and thriving after negative sexual experiences, Working through affairs, Sexual desire discrepancy concerns, Support in polyamorous relationships
Let's face it, talking about sex can be uncomfortable but sexual concerns are actually common. As a compassionate, competent sex therapist, I can help you with: Problems with sexual desire, Wanting to experience orgasm, Erectile dysfunction or premature ejaculation, Painful intercourse, Sexual behaviors that are troubling to you, Rekindling sex after pregnancy/childbirth, Overcoming relationship and sexual problems associated with infertility and its treatment, Processing trauma and thriving after negative sexual experiences, Working through affairs, Sexual desire discrepancy concerns, Support in polyamorous relationships
(415) 813-5197 View (415) 813-5197
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Julia Papale
Pre-Licensed Professional, APC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pacific Heights, San Francisco, CA 94115
If you are frustrated with what feels like harmful patterns, or a sense of emptiness and aloneness, you've come to the right place. I want to help you uncover the old wounds preventing you from going after the life you want. Together we can explore who you are as the most authentic version of yourself and discover what a life filled with connection, meaning, and purpose looks like to you. I believe pain has a purpose, and that post-traumatic growth is more than possible. I have particular experience working with relational trauma, codependency, anxiety, sense of self and self-esteem, and eating disorders.
If you are frustrated with what feels like harmful patterns, or a sense of emptiness and aloneness, you've come to the right place. I want to help you uncover the old wounds preventing you from going after the life you want. Together we can explore who you are as the most authentic version of yourself and discover what a life filled with connection, meaning, and purpose looks like to you. I believe pain has a purpose, and that post-traumatic growth is more than possible. I have particular experience working with relational trauma, codependency, anxiety, sense of self and self-esteem, and eating disorders.
(415) 943-4851 View (415) 943-4851
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Arthur Brendze
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Pacific Heights, San Francisco, CA 94110  (Online Only)
I am a licensed psychotherapist with over 30 years of experience in Psychotherapy, Relationship/Marriage Counseling and Organizational Development and Transformation. Before becoming a licensed psychotherapist, I was a wooden boatbuilder, USCG Licensed Captain, businessman and educator. I still am. Over the years, a diverse spectrum of individuals, couples and groups have arrived in my practice with an equally diverse spectrum of challenges …some common …some not so common. We have worked on them together, usually with satisfying success for all concerned.
I am a licensed psychotherapist with over 30 years of experience in Psychotherapy, Relationship/Marriage Counseling and Organizational Development and Transformation. Before becoming a licensed psychotherapist, I was a wooden boatbuilder, USCG Licensed Captain, businessman and educator. I still am. Over the years, a diverse spectrum of individuals, couples and groups have arrived in my practice with an equally diverse spectrum of challenges …some common …some not so common. We have worked on them together, usually with satisfying success for all concerned.
(904) 474-3973 View (904) 474-3973
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Sharon Christopher
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pacific Heights, San Francisco, CA 94115
Do you and your partner find yourselves having the same argument over and over again without making progress in finding solutions? Do you miss your partner feeling like your best friend? If conflict and communication problems are damaging your relationship, it might be best to seek couple therapy. I recognize the courage it takes to reach out for support and I provide a judgment-free space for couples who want to improve their relationship.
Do you and your partner find yourselves having the same argument over and over again without making progress in finding solutions? Do you miss your partner feeling like your best friend? If conflict and communication problems are damaging your relationship, it might be best to seek couple therapy. I recognize the courage it takes to reach out for support and I provide a judgment-free space for couples who want to improve their relationship.
(628) 200-4132 View (628) 200-4132
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Rebecca Peng
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Pacific Heights, San Francisco, CA 94115
Waitlist for new clients
As an Asian female therapist, I deeply understand the challenges and opportunities that come with a bi-cultural upbringing. Every individual possesses the innate desire to grow as well as the capacity to heal from traumas and painful life events. I am here to guide you through difficult life transitions and improve your relationships. I will help you approach life with fresh perspectives and more effective strategies. I have more than a decade of therapy experience with clients of all ages struggling with issues such as depression and anxiety, trauma, addiction, grief and loss, and unhealthy relationships.
As an Asian female therapist, I deeply understand the challenges and opportunities that come with a bi-cultural upbringing. Every individual possesses the innate desire to grow as well as the capacity to heal from traumas and painful life events. I am here to guide you through difficult life transitions and improve your relationships. I will help you approach life with fresh perspectives and more effective strategies. I have more than a decade of therapy experience with clients of all ages struggling with issues such as depression and anxiety, trauma, addiction, grief and loss, and unhealthy relationships.
(415) 413-0418 View (415) 413-0418
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Lena Nicodemus
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Pacific Heights, San Francisco, CA 94115  (Online Only)
Do you feel trapped by your anxious rumination, obsessive-compulsive patterns, and people-pleasing behaviors? Have you seen therapists in the past who you feel like listened and validated you but didn't help you figure out what to actually do about your anxiety? Maybe you feel like your previous trauma makes it hard for you to feel like you can connect with loved ones in relationship now? I help highly motivated clients like you learn how to manage your anxiety and get your needs met in your relationships. There is hope for you to live a life that feels worth living.
Do you feel trapped by your anxious rumination, obsessive-compulsive patterns, and people-pleasing behaviors? Have you seen therapists in the past who you feel like listened and validated you but didn't help you figure out what to actually do about your anxiety? Maybe you feel like your previous trauma makes it hard for you to feel like you can connect with loved ones in relationship now? I help highly motivated clients like you learn how to manage your anxiety and get your needs met in your relationships. There is hope for you to live a life that feels worth living.
(415) 991-6762 View (415) 991-6762
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Rebecca Poplawski
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Pacific Heights, San Francisco, CA 94109
Dr. Rebecca Poplawski is a licensed clinical psychologist with an interest in trauma, couples therapy, and mood disorders. She has worked in a variety of clinical settings throughout California and has experience working with a wide range of presenting concerns, including depression, anxiety, PTSD, and borderline personality disorder. Dr. Poplawski works from several modalities including cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, and emotion-focused therapy.
Dr. Rebecca Poplawski is a licensed clinical psychologist with an interest in trauma, couples therapy, and mood disorders. She has worked in a variety of clinical settings throughout California and has experience working with a wide range of presenting concerns, including depression, anxiety, PTSD, and borderline personality disorder. Dr. Poplawski works from several modalities including cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, and emotion-focused therapy.
(415) 903-7331 View (415) 903-7331

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Number of Therapists in Pacific Heights, San Francisco, CA

300+

Average cost per session

$200

Therapists in Pacific Heights, San Francisco, CA who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
93% Depression
90% Relationship Issues
81% Self Esteem
75% Trauma and PTSD
69% Grief
66% Stress

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

55% Aetna
38% Cigna and Evernorth
35% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Pacific Heights, San Francisco, CA see their clients

60% In Person and Online
40% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
21% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Pacific Heights, 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.