Therapists in Stonestown, San Francisco, CA

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Alex Gallegos
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Stonestown, San Francisco, CA 94132
Hello, my name is Alex Gallegos and I'm a licensed marriage and family therapist (Lic. 101393) in California. I have been providing treatment for 14 years in mental health. I have provided therapy for adults, children, families, couples, and support groups. Some of the areas related to mental health that I have addressed are depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and loss, domestic violence, and parenting problems, and I work with fathers struggling to parent their children as a result of historical trauma.
Hello, my name is Alex Gallegos and I'm a licensed marriage and family therapist (Lic. 101393) in California. I have been providing treatment for 14 years in mental health. I have provided therapy for adults, children, families, couples, and support groups. Some of the areas related to mental health that I have addressed are depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and loss, domestic violence, and parenting problems, and I work with fathers struggling to parent their children as a result of historical trauma.
(415) 849-7926 View (415) 849-7926
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Tracy Chu-Harris
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Stonestown, San Francisco, CA 94132  (Online Only)
During our lifetime we may come across struggles that require us to reach out for support outside of our regular networks. These struggles increase stress, depression, anxiety, and negative emotions that make daily life difficult. We have roles in our professions, school, social circles, parenting (just to name a few!) that are impacted by our inability to manage our emotions. But what feels like the impossible, is not. With therapeutic support, we can overcome our situations and discover new hope for ourselves.
During our lifetime we may come across struggles that require us to reach out for support outside of our regular networks. These struggles increase stress, depression, anxiety, and negative emotions that make daily life difficult. We have roles in our professions, school, social circles, parenting (just to name a few!) that are impacted by our inability to manage our emotions. But what feels like the impossible, is not. With therapeutic support, we can overcome our situations and discover new hope for ourselves.
(415) 360-8277 View (415) 360-8277
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Tania Zargari
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Stonestown, San Francisco, CA 94132
Hello! My name is Tania Zargari, LCSW. In my practice, I like to offer a safe, warm, and judgement-free environment for my clients to feel comfortable to open up and be vulnerable. In the first few sessions of treatment, I like to identify the presenting issues and goals for therapy to make therapy organized and beneficial for my clients. My areas of expertise include Depression, Anxiety, Grief, Relationship issues, Borderline Personality Disorder, life transitions and etc. In treatment, I like to use Mindfulness, DBT, CBT, and Solution Focused therapy. I hope to make this a transformative and life-changing experience for you!
Hello! My name is Tania Zargari, LCSW. In my practice, I like to offer a safe, warm, and judgement-free environment for my clients to feel comfortable to open up and be vulnerable. In the first few sessions of treatment, I like to identify the presenting issues and goals for therapy to make therapy organized and beneficial for my clients. My areas of expertise include Depression, Anxiety, Grief, Relationship issues, Borderline Personality Disorder, life transitions and etc. In treatment, I like to use Mindfulness, DBT, CBT, and Solution Focused therapy. I hope to make this a transformative and life-changing experience for you!
(619) 853-2447 View (619) 853-2447
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Shannon Frank-Richter
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LPCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Stonestown, San Francisco, CA 94132  (Online Only)
Do you struggle with feeling misunderstood or like an outlier among others? I'm a dually licensed California therapist who treats individuals, couples, and families, especially those with autism, unprocessed past trauma, or relational stress. My expansive experience enhances the empathy, relatability, dignity, skill, and understanding desired in a therapist. It's important that you feel that your therapist is a good fit for you, so if you're seeking a seasoned therapist in these relatable life conditions, please connect with me for a free consultation. I provide convenient telehealth via a HIPAA compliant video conferencing format.
Do you struggle with feeling misunderstood or like an outlier among others? I'm a dually licensed California therapist who treats individuals, couples, and families, especially those with autism, unprocessed past trauma, or relational stress. My expansive experience enhances the empathy, relatability, dignity, skill, and understanding desired in a therapist. It's important that you feel that your therapist is a good fit for you, so if you're seeking a seasoned therapist in these relatable life conditions, please connect with me for a free consultation. I provide convenient telehealth via a HIPAA compliant video conferencing format.
(408) 617-8994 View (408) 617-8994
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Deneen Maria Asuncion
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Stonestown, San Francisco, CA 94132
Hello, and welcome to a clear path to healing. It is my pleasure to encourage the following positive coping skills: physical activity, good sleep habits, avoidance of alcohol and recreational drugs, healthy eating habits, time out from the identified stressor(s), laughter, positive thinking, positive self-talk, good social skills, stress management and relaxation techniques, artistic expression, self-compassion, listening or playing music, reframing, and mindful/wise behavior. Primarily I assist my patients in developing a sense of wellness in the here and now. In my care, you will be able to bounce back from any hardship in life.
Hello, and welcome to a clear path to healing. It is my pleasure to encourage the following positive coping skills: physical activity, good sleep habits, avoidance of alcohol and recreational drugs, healthy eating habits, time out from the identified stressor(s), laughter, positive thinking, positive self-talk, good social skills, stress management and relaxation techniques, artistic expression, self-compassion, listening or playing music, reframing, and mindful/wise behavior. Primarily I assist my patients in developing a sense of wellness in the here and now. In my care, you will be able to bounce back from any hardship in life.
(805) 253-1323 View (805) 253-1323
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Donna Dover
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Stonestown, San Francisco, CA 94132
Hi there, I'm Donna! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Licensed Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor in the State of California. I have served in the military, identify as Lesbian, and have worked in the Counseling field since 1995. My specialties are trauma, addictions, life transitions, grief, depression, anxiety, stress, and relationship challenges. My approach is Eclectic, pulling from several modalities to include Solution-focused, Strength-based, Trauma-informed, Cognitive; Dialectical; Behavioral, and Motivational skills and techniques. I love working with people to help them learn and grow as others have helped me.
Hi there, I'm Donna! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Licensed Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor in the State of California. I have served in the military, identify as Lesbian, and have worked in the Counseling field since 1995. My specialties are trauma, addictions, life transitions, grief, depression, anxiety, stress, and relationship challenges. My approach is Eclectic, pulling from several modalities to include Solution-focused, Strength-based, Trauma-informed, Cognitive; Dialectical; Behavioral, and Motivational skills and techniques. I love working with people to help them learn and grow as others have helped me.
(323) 205-7088 View (323) 205-7088
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Nikki Chinen
Pre-Licensed Professional, ACSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Stonestown, San Francisco, CA 94132
Ready to prioritize your mental health and well-being? Let's do this! As a therapist (and a human being), I get that life can be overwhelming. Whether it's battling anxiety, depression, surviving tough times, or just trying to figure out what the heck you're doing in life—I'm here to support you. I work with clients who have a desire to be their authentic self, navigating life transitions, struggle with setting healthy boundaries, or may be feeling like something is “missing” in their life. My clients share that I have been a positive support in helping them work through their challenges, in addition to creating a life they desire.
Ready to prioritize your mental health and well-being? Let's do this! As a therapist (and a human being), I get that life can be overwhelming. Whether it's battling anxiety, depression, surviving tough times, or just trying to figure out what the heck you're doing in life—I'm here to support you. I work with clients who have a desire to be their authentic self, navigating life transitions, struggle with setting healthy boundaries, or may be feeling like something is “missing” in their life. My clients share that I have been a positive support in helping them work through their challenges, in addition to creating a life they desire.
(818) 446-1946 View (818) 446-1946
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Rachel Krellenstein
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Stonestown, San Francisco, CA 94132  (Online Only)
I believe therapy can help you feel more connected to yourself and those around you. In my experience, the best predictor of success in therapy is the relationship built between the client and the therapist. I create an environment where you'll feel supported, understood and safe in our work together.
I believe therapy can help you feel more connected to yourself and those around you. In my experience, the best predictor of success in therapy is the relationship built between the client and the therapist. I create an environment where you'll feel supported, understood and safe in our work together.
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Yasmin K Decuire
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, MA
Verified
Stonestown, San Francisco, CA 94132
It takes courage to admit that you can no longer face life's challenges alone. It is also the most important step towards change. My style is warm, interactive and intuitive. I integrate various therapeutic methodologies, which enables me to creatively meet your distinctive, personal needs. In addition to talk therapy I offer Expressive Arts and Guided Imagery to help us connect with and process negative, painful, and fearful emotions.
It takes courage to admit that you can no longer face life's challenges alone. It is also the most important step towards change. My style is warm, interactive and intuitive. I integrate various therapeutic methodologies, which enables me to creatively meet your distinctive, personal needs. In addition to talk therapy I offer Expressive Arts and Guided Imagery to help us connect with and process negative, painful, and fearful emotions.
(415) 423-3935 View (415) 423-3935
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Antonia Servat
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Stonestown, San Francisco, CA 94132
Welcome, I'm honored that you are viewing this page and discovering whether I might be a good fit for you. I have worked extensively with children, families, adults, and couples and am experienced in the areas of anxiety, depression, behavioral issues, attachment, matters related to self-esteem, relationship challenges, and life transition issues. I provide Individual, Couples & Family Therapy services and have worked with clients aged 4 and up since 2010. My approach is Strength-based, viewing my clients as the experts in their own lives. I utilize CBT techniques for skill building and Play Therapy techniques with children.
Welcome, I'm honored that you are viewing this page and discovering whether I might be a good fit for you. I have worked extensively with children, families, adults, and couples and am experienced in the areas of anxiety, depression, behavioral issues, attachment, matters related to self-esteem, relationship challenges, and life transition issues. I provide Individual, Couples & Family Therapy services and have worked with clients aged 4 and up since 2010. My approach is Strength-based, viewing my clients as the experts in their own lives. I utilize CBT techniques for skill building and Play Therapy techniques with children.
(415) 483-4819 View (415) 483-4819
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Jan S. Cehn, LCSW,BCD
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BCD
Verified
Stonestown, San Francisco, CA 94132
I am an experienced therapist who has been working with teens, individuals, couples and families for over 30 years. I see therapy as a partnership: you enter this process with your particular issues and uniqueness and together, through building trust, being curious and using specialized techniques, you progress. My approach is based on my client's personal history and their needs and, in general, I am quite interactive. I provide short-term as well as long-term treatment.
I am an experienced therapist who has been working with teens, individuals, couples and families for over 30 years. I see therapy as a partnership: you enter this process with your particular issues and uniqueness and together, through building trust, being curious and using specialized techniques, you progress. My approach is based on my client's personal history and their needs and, in general, I am quite interactive. I provide short-term as well as long-term treatment.
(415) 889-8965 View (415) 889-8965
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Maryellen Jirak
Counselor, MAED
1 Endorsed
Stonestown, San Francisco, CA 94132
Powerful Change and Success Is Possible! If you're feeling overwhelmed, discouraged, frustrated and without hope that your child will ever learn and behave I can help. In a few short months your child can become more empowered in all areas of their life and more self accepting of their gifts in order to take challenges and turn them into assets. I will share with you proven techniques so you can achieve amazing high-impact results in your child's behavior, socialization skills, and school performance using the fewest steps in the shortest amount of time.
Powerful Change and Success Is Possible! If you're feeling overwhelmed, discouraged, frustrated and without hope that your child will ever learn and behave I can help. In a few short months your child can become more empowered in all areas of their life and more self accepting of their gifts in order to take challenges and turn them into assets. I will share with you proven techniques so you can achieve amazing high-impact results in your child's behavior, socialization skills, and school performance using the fewest steps in the shortest amount of time.
(415) 813-3554 View (415) 813-3554
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M. Gabriela Bandeira
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Stonestown, San Francisco, CA 94132
I facilitate client's healing and growth by creating a real partnership and a safe environment as well as by being authentic, supportive, compassionate and empathic within a nonjudgmental atmosphere. I feel honored to do this work and privileged to help individuals on their journey.
I facilitate client's healing and growth by creating a real partnership and a safe environment as well as by being authentic, supportive, compassionate and empathic within a nonjudgmental atmosphere. I feel honored to do this work and privileged to help individuals on their journey.
(415) 265-1373 View (415) 265-1373
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Dr. Elizabeth Schenk, Consultation
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PsyD, LCSW
Verified
Stonestown, San Francisco, CA 94132  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Unresolved childhood issues provide recurring challenges in adulthood and may show up in the form of sadness, worry, relationship problems, substance abuse or poor self-esteem. For adults abused as children, complex trauma may leave one with panic, obsessive thoughts, self-harming behaviors, or mood disorders. Sometimes individuals are given many diagnoses and medications and end up in therapies that do not resolve their underlying issue. Dissociative processes go unrecognized in many therapies, resulting in treatment that may not resolve the underlying problem, leaving one symptomatic. In my professional experience most individuals change and grow through a successful therapeutic encounter.
Unresolved childhood issues provide recurring challenges in adulthood and may show up in the form of sadness, worry, relationship problems, substance abuse or poor self-esteem. For adults abused as children, complex trauma may leave one with panic, obsessive thoughts, self-harming behaviors, or mood disorders. Sometimes individuals are given many diagnoses and medications and end up in therapies that do not resolve their underlying issue. Dissociative processes go unrecognized in many therapies, resulting in treatment that may not resolve the underlying problem, leaving one symptomatic. In my professional experience most individuals change and grow through a successful therapeutic encounter.
(925) 290-7886 View (925) 290-7886
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David Barry
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA
Verified
5 Endorsed
Stonestown, San Francisco, CA 94132  (Online Only)
What would you do if you were given the chance to live life to the fullest? How would your days be different if you were not overwhelmed by stress and worry? Do you wonder if your relationships should somehow feel better? If you are frustrated with the way things are and you're looking for a change you are taking the right steps. You know that life could be better. You long to see your dreams realized. Relationships mended. Your goals achieved. You want to find more meaning in your life. Have deeper connections. And live according to what you know to be valuable and true.
What would you do if you were given the chance to live life to the fullest? How would your days be different if you were not overwhelmed by stress and worry? Do you wonder if your relationships should somehow feel better? If you are frustrated with the way things are and you're looking for a change you are taking the right steps. You know that life could be better. You long to see your dreams realized. Relationships mended. Your goals achieved. You want to find more meaning in your life. Have deeper connections. And live according to what you know to be valuable and true.
(650) 567-4415 View (650) 567-4415
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Pamela Morgan Blum
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BCD
Verified
Stonestown, San Francisco, CA 94132
I love doing therapy and have been in private practice over 30 years around the Bay Area. I work mostly with adolescents, adults, couples and families. Helping people take the reins of their lives, speak up, and break out of limiting frameworks is tremendously fulfilling. I tell clients, "my job is to work myself out of a job" by teaching them necessary tools that will serve them after graduating from therapy.
I love doing therapy and have been in private practice over 30 years around the Bay Area. I work mostly with adolescents, adults, couples and families. Helping people take the reins of their lives, speak up, and break out of limiting frameworks is tremendously fulfilling. I tell clients, "my job is to work myself out of a job" by teaching them necessary tools that will serve them after graduating from therapy.
(650) 516-7779 View (650) 516-7779
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Silver Lake Psychology--San Francisco location
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Stonestown, San Francisco, CA 94132  (Online Only)
Learn how to feel more connected to yourself, others and the world around you. Therapy provides all the elements of intimacy: honest communication, vulnerability and trust. Good therapy is challenging yet warm, providing both structure and empathy for your unique experience. We are a collective of therapists with a wide range of specialties. Our intake professionals will help connect you with the right therapist for your needs. We make appointments easy, offering evenings and weekends and flexibility for creative professionals who can't make the same time each week.
Learn how to feel more connected to yourself, others and the world around you. Therapy provides all the elements of intimacy: honest communication, vulnerability and trust. Good therapy is challenging yet warm, providing both structure and empathy for your unique experience. We are a collective of therapists with a wide range of specialties. Our intake professionals will help connect you with the right therapist for your needs. We make appointments easy, offering evenings and weekends and flexibility for creative professionals who can't make the same time each week.
(415) 855-2722 View (415) 855-2722
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Josefa Molina
Psychologist, LCP
Verified
Stonestown, San Francisco, CA 94132
Practicing from a feminist, multicultural perspective, I bring my own experience as a Chicana lesbian to my work. My career has been dedicated to working in under-served communities, including communities of color and in LGBT communities in the Bay Area in public mental health settings. Psychotherapy is a service to and the healing of the human spirit or soul. How that is accomplished is by careful consideration of each individual's story and relationship to one's inner life, to others, and to the world around.
Practicing from a feminist, multicultural perspective, I bring my own experience as a Chicana lesbian to my work. My career has been dedicated to working in under-served communities, including communities of color and in LGBT communities in the Bay Area in public mental health settings. Psychotherapy is a service to and the healing of the human spirit or soul. How that is accomplished is by careful consideration of each individual's story and relationship to one's inner life, to others, and to the world around.
(657) 530-6364 View (657) 530-6364
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Meghan Giles
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Stonestown, San Francisco, CA 94132
Hello my name is Meghan Giles, I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. I am passionate about working collaboratively with individuals to help empower them to create lasting change. I have worked with adults, teens, and children that are experiencing stress, anxiety, depression, and communication difficulties. For the past 6 years I have treated children from 5-12 years of age in the school setting and virtually during COVID. Additionally I have treated adolescents struggling with stress, anxiety, and depression.
Hello my name is Meghan Giles, I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. I am passionate about working collaboratively with individuals to help empower them to create lasting change. I have worked with adults, teens, and children that are experiencing stress, anxiety, depression, and communication difficulties. For the past 6 years I have treated children from 5-12 years of age in the school setting and virtually during COVID. Additionally I have treated adolescents struggling with stress, anxiety, and depression.
(424) 855-1028 View (424) 855-1028
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Kimberly Chijiiwa
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Stonestown, San Francisco, CA 94132  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I became a therapist after years of working in the performing arts in New York City. My work continues to be influenced by my trainings in dance and somatic modalities from that time. I describe my therapy style as warm, direct, and open, all housed within a creative sensibility. Folks I work with hold a variety of intersecting identities and bring a wide variety of concerns, stressors, and challenges into session. I work with anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship challenges, parenting concerns and more.
I became a therapist after years of working in the performing arts in New York City. My work continues to be influenced by my trainings in dance and somatic modalities from that time. I describe my therapy style as warm, direct, and open, all housed within a creative sensibility. Folks I work with hold a variety of intersecting identities and bring a wide variety of concerns, stressors, and challenges into session. I work with anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship challenges, parenting concerns and more.
(530) 684-1276 View (530) 684-1276

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Stonestown, San Francisco, CA

40+

Average cost per session

$181

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

85% Depression
85% Anxiety
73% Coping Skills
71% Self Esteem
69% Life Transitions
67% Relationship Issues
67% Stress

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

84% Aetna
75% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
72% Optum

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

63% In Person and Online
37% Online Only

Gender breakdown

90% Female
10% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Stonestown, 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.