Therapists in South of Market (SoMa), San Francisco, CA

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Christina Frenzel Chronic Illness Specialist
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, APCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
South of Market (SoMa), San Francisco, CA 94158  (Online Only)
Many clients come to see me because they are experiencing relationship, family, or dating issues (self-esteem; complex trauma; narcissistic & emotional abuse), they are living with chronic illness (diabetes; autoimmune disorders; medical trauma), or they are strengthening their neurodivergent identity and coping skills (ADHD; Autism; AuDHD). Others are struggling with career issues, particularly if they are creative professionals or work in highly technical fields (creative blocks, imposter syndrome, confidence). Together we'll work to better understand and navigate the systems and patterns that may be keeping you stuck.
Many clients come to see me because they are experiencing relationship, family, or dating issues (self-esteem; complex trauma; narcissistic & emotional abuse), they are living with chronic illness (diabetes; autoimmune disorders; medical trauma), or they are strengthening their neurodivergent identity and coping skills (ADHD; Autism; AuDHD). Others are struggling with career issues, particularly if they are creative professionals or work in highly technical fields (creative blocks, imposter syndrome, confidence). Together we'll work to better understand and navigate the systems and patterns that may be keeping you stuck.
(650) 910-5548 View (650) 910-5548
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Natashia Gridiron
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
South of Market (SoMa), San Francisco, CA 94105  (Online Only)
I believe that no one person or situation is the same and because of that, I believe that flexibility can often help my clients gain the most benefit. As a therapist, I have had experience working with clients dealing with addiction, as well as a diverse range of ethnic groups, cultural backgrounds, and gender. I have helped clients dealing with anxiety, depression, grief issues, interpersonal issues, as well as many other issues. My goal is always to assist my client in gaining the awareness needed to make the changes that they feel will increase the quality of their lives.
I believe that no one person or situation is the same and because of that, I believe that flexibility can often help my clients gain the most benefit. As a therapist, I have had experience working with clients dealing with addiction, as well as a diverse range of ethnic groups, cultural backgrounds, and gender. I have helped clients dealing with anxiety, depression, grief issues, interpersonal issues, as well as many other issues. My goal is always to assist my client in gaining the awareness needed to make the changes that they feel will increase the quality of their lives.
(415) 868-4763 View (415) 868-4763
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Paul W. Thomas
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
South of Market (SoMa), San Francisco, CA 94105  (Online Only)
My style is personal, collaborative, and responsive to your needs. I start from the premise that you are the expert on yourself. You have the innate ability to uncover, identify, explore, and ultimately change unwanted or problematic thoughts or behaviors.
My style is personal, collaborative, and responsive to your needs. I start from the premise that you are the expert on yourself. You have the innate ability to uncover, identify, explore, and ultimately change unwanted or problematic thoughts or behaviors.
(415) 980-8373 View (415) 980-8373
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Anna O'Connor
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
South of Market (SoMa), San Francisco, CA 94105  (Online Only)
I enjoy helping individuals identify what matters most to them in life, set meaningful goals, and address obstacles in their path. My approach is strengths-oriented, and I seek first to know the many ways clients already work on their wellness. I partner with my clients to help them better manage the symptoms and situations that brought them to therapy. This is grounded in building a deeper understanding of one's thoughts, feelings, and core beliefs. My therapeutic style is collaborative, warm, genuine, and supportive. I love getting feedback - if something isn't working, let's make a change!
I enjoy helping individuals identify what matters most to them in life, set meaningful goals, and address obstacles in their path. My approach is strengths-oriented, and I seek first to know the many ways clients already work on their wellness. I partner with my clients to help them better manage the symptoms and situations that brought them to therapy. This is grounded in building a deeper understanding of one's thoughts, feelings, and core beliefs. My therapeutic style is collaborative, warm, genuine, and supportive. I love getting feedback - if something isn't working, let's make a change!
(415) 903-8824 View (415) 903-8824
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Karyn Mendoza
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
South of Market (SoMa), San Francisco, CA 94105  (Online Only)
I came to this work with a deep desire to support others on their journey toward healing and wholehearted living. My approach is a trauma informed lens that affirms client’s culture, gender identity, and strengths. I create safe, inclusive, and warm environments that are uplifting while giving space to address the challenges that are standing in the way of living your best life.
I came to this work with a deep desire to support others on their journey toward healing and wholehearted living. My approach is a trauma informed lens that affirms client’s culture, gender identity, and strengths. I create safe, inclusive, and warm environments that are uplifting while giving space to address the challenges that are standing in the way of living your best life.
(415) 687-5672 View (415) 687-5672
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Emmanuel Torres
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
South of Market (SoMa), San Francisco, CA 94105  (Online Only)
I’ve had the privilege of working in this field for the past 5.5 years and have found it very rewarding. My therapeutic style is tailored to the individual and their strengths while using the following approaches: strength based, solution focus, mindfulness and cognitive behavioral therapy. I truly believe with the right coaching, exploring, processing and guidance, we are able to overcome many of our life stressors.
I’ve had the privilege of working in this field for the past 5.5 years and have found it very rewarding. My therapeutic style is tailored to the individual and their strengths while using the following approaches: strength based, solution focus, mindfulness and cognitive behavioral therapy. I truly believe with the right coaching, exploring, processing and guidance, we are able to overcome many of our life stressors.
(415) 663-2987 View (415) 663-2987
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Elizabeth Barragan
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
South of Market (SoMa), San Francisco, CA 94105  (Online Only)
As a therapist, I am dedicated to assisting you in this process by providing the safety to look inward without judgment or expectation but with a sense of curiosity, understanding, and self-compassion. My approach is to join you on your journey and support you in accessing your inner strength, building purpose, hope, and the quality of your life that you deserve. Whatever it is you seek on this journey my hope is to support you in working through the difficulties and support you in reaching your highest potential and building your optimal sense of self.
As a therapist, I am dedicated to assisting you in this process by providing the safety to look inward without judgment or expectation but with a sense of curiosity, understanding, and self-compassion. My approach is to join you on your journey and support you in accessing your inner strength, building purpose, hope, and the quality of your life that you deserve. Whatever it is you seek on this journey my hope is to support you in working through the difficulties and support you in reaching your highest potential and building your optimal sense of self.
(415) 687-4439 View (415) 687-4439
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Dr. Tim Lewis
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
South of Market (SoMa), San Francisco, CA 94107  (Online Only)
As a psychologist, writer, and trauma survivor, it's my passion and privilege to help others overcome life-changing tragedies. I'm dedicated to helping people make sense of the painful experiences that have shaped their lives. Over decades of education and personal exploration, I've had the good fortune to put together some of the essential pieces in life's puzzle. My new book, "Daddy" —which the The San Francisco Chronicle calls "“a thoughtful and expansive biography of PTSD” and “a compelling narrative of familial history"— draws from these experiences to explore violence, identity, and personal and collective trauma in America.
As a psychologist, writer, and trauma survivor, it's my passion and privilege to help others overcome life-changing tragedies. I'm dedicated to helping people make sense of the painful experiences that have shaped their lives. Over decades of education and personal exploration, I've had the good fortune to put together some of the essential pieces in life's puzzle. My new book, "Daddy" —which the The San Francisco Chronicle calls "“a thoughtful and expansive biography of PTSD” and “a compelling narrative of familial history"— draws from these experiences to explore violence, identity, and personal and collective trauma in America.
(415) 968-2122 View (415) 968-2122
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Lydia R Adkins
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
South of Market (SoMa), San Francisco, CA 94107
Children and families today are facing unprecedented stressors and complexities that can lead to conflict, anxiety and depression. However, timely responsive intervention can build resilience; enhance family wellbeing; and support healthy development. I work with children from birth through adolescence both individually or within their caregiving relationships to recognize inherent strengths and to develop new skills needed to cope with challenges when they arise . I also provide family therapy, parent consultation and support, and consultation to schools.
Children and families today are facing unprecedented stressors and complexities that can lead to conflict, anxiety and depression. However, timely responsive intervention can build resilience; enhance family wellbeing; and support healthy development. I work with children from birth through adolescence both individually or within their caregiving relationships to recognize inherent strengths and to develop new skills needed to cope with challenges when they arise . I also provide family therapy, parent consultation and support, and consultation to schools.
(415) 449-2813 View (415) 449-2813
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Emily Palmer-Rice
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
South of Market (SoMa), San Francisco, CA 94105  (Online Only)
People often come to therapy after something has become too challenging to address on their own. Recognizing this need for a change in your life is significant and scary, but it marks the initial step toward healing and thriving. This thriving is more than symptom alleviation—it goes beyond quick fixes, surpasses mere functionality. Thriving entails experiencing a sense of wholeness, finding satisfaction in your life, and cultivating your relationships. Exploring the healing process holds the potential for a transformative impact on your life.
People often come to therapy after something has become too challenging to address on their own. Recognizing this need for a change in your life is significant and scary, but it marks the initial step toward healing and thriving. This thriving is more than symptom alleviation—it goes beyond quick fixes, surpasses mere functionality. Thriving entails experiencing a sense of wholeness, finding satisfaction in your life, and cultivating your relationships. Exploring the healing process holds the potential for a transformative impact on your life.
(415) 598-5658 View (415) 598-5658
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Ivette Huerta
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
South of Market (SoMa), San Francisco, CA 94105  (Online Only)
I have been working with the adults, parents, and families for over 20 years. I want to provide helping hands through your journey with the goal of you finding your self-worth and self-awareness. Life causes anxiety and frustrations, but with my guidance you will develop and strengthen yourself into a healthy individual. Through practical individual therapy, a change in your relationship will unfold before your eyes. I believe in creating a safe space for a client and taking time for self-care. I have worked with adults and families who've struggled with depression, anxiety, and trauma.
I have been working with the adults, parents, and families for over 20 years. I want to provide helping hands through your journey with the goal of you finding your self-worth and self-awareness. Life causes anxiety and frustrations, but with my guidance you will develop and strengthen yourself into a healthy individual. Through practical individual therapy, a change in your relationship will unfold before your eyes. I believe in creating a safe space for a client and taking time for self-care. I have worked with adults and families who've struggled with depression, anxiety, and trauma.
(415) 729-2474 View (415) 729-2474
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Mary LaGue
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
South of Market (SoMa), San Francisco, CA 94105  (Online Only)
Throughout my 20 years of experience as a psychologist, I have helped people cope with anxiety, depression, and the stresses of life changes such as divorce, medical issues, menopause, retirement, grief, and much more. My mission is to partner with my patients to develop coping strategies, improve self-awareness, and help them enhance their relationships with others. I guide my clients through the use of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, mindfulness, and Object Relations. I am here to support your healing and personal growth.
Throughout my 20 years of experience as a psychologist, I have helped people cope with anxiety, depression, and the stresses of life changes such as divorce, medical issues, menopause, retirement, grief, and much more. My mission is to partner with my patients to develop coping strategies, improve self-awareness, and help them enhance their relationships with others. I guide my clients through the use of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, mindfulness, and Object Relations. I am here to support your healing and personal growth.
(619) 651-9495 View (619) 651-9495
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Kyle Hinson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
South of Market (SoMa), San Francisco, CA 94105  (Online Only)
I use a client centered approach where the client works with me in deciding the direction of treatment. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with extensive skills and experience working with clients from age 4 to 70 with various issues such as anxiety, depression, and trauma. I quickly assist my clients in learning appropriate coping skills to assist with any intense feelings they are experiencing at the start of treatment. We then begin meeting weekly to explore those feelings as we work toward the goals established during the assessment process.
I use a client centered approach where the client works with me in deciding the direction of treatment. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with extensive skills and experience working with clients from age 4 to 70 with various issues such as anxiety, depression, and trauma. I quickly assist my clients in learning appropriate coping skills to assist with any intense feelings they are experiencing at the start of treatment. We then begin meeting weekly to explore those feelings as we work toward the goals established during the assessment process.
(415) 966-2306 View (415) 966-2306
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Scott D Altamirano
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified Verified
South of Market (SoMa), San Francisco, CA 94103  (Online Only)
To me, a large part of therapy is about grieving, acceptance, and peace within ourselves and others; I am particularly good at helping people get in touch with their feelings. I tend to work with the heavier side of therapy, that include drug/ alcohol /cannabis addiction, domestic violence, narcissism, borderline, sex/porn addiction, sex offense, sexual shame, couples working through sobriety-recovery dynamics, infidelity, poly relationships, court, and anger management. I tend to work really well with those who enjoy dark humor, who are avoidant by nature, and those who are seeking redemption from guilt/shame.
To me, a large part of therapy is about grieving, acceptance, and peace within ourselves and others; I am particularly good at helping people get in touch with their feelings. I tend to work with the heavier side of therapy, that include drug/ alcohol /cannabis addiction, domestic violence, narcissism, borderline, sex/porn addiction, sex offense, sexual shame, couples working through sobriety-recovery dynamics, infidelity, poly relationships, court, and anger management. I tend to work really well with those who enjoy dark humor, who are avoidant by nature, and those who are seeking redemption from guilt/shame.
(972) 945-7714 View (972) 945-7714
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The Conscious Partnership™
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified Verified
South of Market (SoMa), San Francisco, CA 94107  (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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Elisabet Revilla
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
South of Market (SoMa), San Francisco, CA 94103  (Online Only)
Are you experiencing difficulties in your relationships? Are you struggling with hopelessness and worries interfering with your daily life? Are you feeling "stuck," impacting your ability to move forward in life? Is stress taking a toll on your physical and emotional health? Have you experienced harmful relationships and are seeking a safe, supportive space to heal and reclaim your life? You don't have to face these challenges alone. Let's work together to tackle those challenges, achieve your personal goals, and move from surviving to thriving! Please call/email me to schedule a 15-minute consultation! Ofrezco sesiones en Español.
Are you experiencing difficulties in your relationships? Are you struggling with hopelessness and worries interfering with your daily life? Are you feeling "stuck," impacting your ability to move forward in life? Is stress taking a toll on your physical and emotional health? Have you experienced harmful relationships and are seeking a safe, supportive space to heal and reclaim your life? You don't have to face these challenges alone. Let's work together to tackle those challenges, achieve your personal goals, and move from surviving to thriving! Please call/email me to schedule a 15-minute consultation! Ofrezco sesiones en Español.
(209) 336-8989 View (209) 336-8989
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Jaclyn Grad
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
South of Market (SoMa), San Francisco, CA 94105  (Online Only)
I have over a decade of experience in the field of clinical psychology. My main priority is helping clients to live a well-balanced and satisfying life. I have particular expertise in helping clients who are experiencing high stress, anxiety, OCD, grief, depression, or trauma. I also incorporate work on lifestyle components impacting mood such as sleep, weight management, nutrition, exercise, health concerns, and meditation.
I have over a decade of experience in the field of clinical psychology. My main priority is helping clients to live a well-balanced and satisfying life. I have particular expertise in helping clients who are experiencing high stress, anxiety, OCD, grief, depression, or trauma. I also incorporate work on lifestyle components impacting mood such as sleep, weight management, nutrition, exercise, health concerns, and meditation.
(415) 358-7556 View (415) 358-7556
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Emily Adili
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
South of Market (SoMa), San Francisco, CA 94105  (Online Only)
My therapeutic style is warm, collaborative, and empowering. My goal is to create a safe space for you to process your emotions. I am a Strengths-Based individual and family therapist who works with clients who may be struggling with anxiety, substance use, relationship dynamics, or major life transitions. As a therapist, I utilize a variety of different therapeutic interventions to customize treatment to meet my clients' needs. I love empowering my clients to leave therapy feeling proud of the work they have done, and confident and capable in their next stage of life.
My therapeutic style is warm, collaborative, and empowering. My goal is to create a safe space for you to process your emotions. I am a Strengths-Based individual and family therapist who works with clients who may be struggling with anxiety, substance use, relationship dynamics, or major life transitions. As a therapist, I utilize a variety of different therapeutic interventions to customize treatment to meet my clients' needs. I love empowering my clients to leave therapy feeling proud of the work they have done, and confident and capable in their next stage of life.
(415) 797-0327 View (415) 797-0327
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Sarah Cox
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
South of Market (SoMa), San Francisco, CA 94105
Therapy is a unique opportunity to learn more about ourselves and discover how we can step forward in life, relationships and work with more passion and purpose. I work with you to cultivate the insight, strength and agency that help you to work through challenges, move through difficult transitions and find more purpose and fulfillment in your life. My style is warm, direct and highly attuned to the interrelation between the mind, emotions and body.
Therapy is a unique opportunity to learn more about ourselves and discover how we can step forward in life, relationships and work with more passion and purpose. I work with you to cultivate the insight, strength and agency that help you to work through challenges, move through difficult transitions and find more purpose and fulfillment in your life. My style is warm, direct and highly attuned to the interrelation between the mind, emotions and body.
(628) 227-5954 View (628) 227-5954
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Aida Colocho
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
South of Market (SoMa), San Francisco, CA 94105  (Online Only)
I have extensive experience addressing trauma in women who have been victims of domestic violence. My approach is mostly Psychodynamic with Cognitive Restructuring to help these victims process their past trauma and gain insight into establishing healthy boundaries. This approach has helped many clients gain self-confidence and self-empowerment to continue in life not as a victim but as a survivor of trauma. Clients have been able to learn skills that help them better manage their symptoms and gain a sense of control and self in their lives moving forward.
I have extensive experience addressing trauma in women who have been victims of domestic violence. My approach is mostly Psychodynamic with Cognitive Restructuring to help these victims process their past trauma and gain insight into establishing healthy boundaries. This approach has helped many clients gain self-confidence and self-empowerment to continue in life not as a victim but as a survivor of trauma. Clients have been able to learn skills that help them better manage their symptoms and gain a sense of control and self in their lives moving forward.
(415) 329-3752 View (415) 329-3752
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Number of Therapists in South of Market (SoMa), San Francisco, CA

1,000+

Average cost per session

$193

Therapists in South of Market (SoMa), San Francisco, CA who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
89% Depression
75% Relationship Issues
68% Stress
67% Trauma and PTSD
67% Life Transitions
66% Self Esteem

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

78% Aetna
57% Cigna and Evernorth
45% Anthem | Elevance

How Therapists in South of Market (SoMa), San Francisco, CA see their clients

57% Online Only
43% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

75% Female
23% Male
2% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in South of Market (SoMa), San Francisco?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.