Therapists in East Foothills, San Jose, CA

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Bethe Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
East Foothills, San Jose, CA 95127  (Online Only)
Welcome! My name is Elizabeth Himsl-Elliott, most people call me Beth. I’m a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I love working with people who are going through life changes and/or when they want support in understanding and integrating experiences from the past. Even positive changes can be challenging to understand and integrate. I want you to know that all parts of you are welcome, even difficult or shameful parts. I approach our time together with a gentle curiosity and compassion, to support you in accepting all parts of you. All backgrounds and orientations are welcome. I look forward to working with you.
Welcome! My name is Elizabeth Himsl-Elliott, most people call me Beth. I’m a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I love working with people who are going through life changes and/or when they want support in understanding and integrating experiences from the past. Even positive changes can be challenging to understand and integrate. I want you to know that all parts of you are welcome, even difficult or shameful parts. I approach our time together with a gentle curiosity and compassion, to support you in accepting all parts of you. All backgrounds and orientations are welcome. I look forward to working with you.
(408) 617-9073 View (408) 617-9073
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Dr. Elizabeth G P Gossett
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
East Foothills, San Jose, CA 95127  (Online Only)
I meet people where they are in their life journey. Work and play need to be in balance to make life rewarding. My favorite people to work with are looking to make life more rewarding. I have a practical approach to getting past life's hurdles to what makes one happy. Life transitions can be difficult to navigate, so having guidance for the journey makes it easier. Finding motivators for my clients is my biggest goal, and results in people who are more fulfilled with all aspects of their lives. I use evidence-based treatment (EMDR, CBT, RNR) to move through a precise treatment plan so every client knows where they are going.
I meet people where they are in their life journey. Work and play need to be in balance to make life rewarding. My favorite people to work with are looking to make life more rewarding. I have a practical approach to getting past life's hurdles to what makes one happy. Life transitions can be difficult to navigate, so having guidance for the journey makes it easier. Finding motivators for my clients is my biggest goal, and results in people who are more fulfilled with all aspects of their lives. I use evidence-based treatment (EMDR, CBT, RNR) to move through a precise treatment plan so every client knows where they are going.
(805) 341-4376 View (805) 341-4376
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Debbie Denise Hanson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
East Foothills, San Jose, CA 95127
I believe all people have innate abilities and strengths that can help us lead meaningful and satisfying lives. Engaging in therapy allows us the possibility of gaining insight and clarification about ourselves and our relationships. In a warm and supportive environment, my goal is to help you connect with your authentic self, find solutions to on-going issues, work through emotional difficulties, cultivate resilience, and most importantly, to create the life you want to live.
I believe all people have innate abilities and strengths that can help us lead meaningful and satisfying lives. Engaging in therapy allows us the possibility of gaining insight and clarification about ourselves and our relationships. In a warm and supportive environment, my goal is to help you connect with your authentic self, find solutions to on-going issues, work through emotional difficulties, cultivate resilience, and most importantly, to create the life you want to live.
(408) 837-4598 View (408) 837-4598
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Krista Andreana Yapp-Cooper
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, RYT
Verified
3 Endorsed
East Foothills, San Jose, CA 95127  (Online Only)
Currenly seeing telehealth clients only. I am passionate about individuals and couples who are searching to find their true and whole, authentic self. Through Mindfulness-Based Approaches, Experiential Practices, Yoga Therapy and other Holistic modalities; I empower individuals and couples to live their true authentic self from the inside out and outside in. Various Specialties Include: Anxiety, Depression, Relationship Changes/Challenges, Identity Issues, Life Transitions, Low Self-Esteem, Loss of Self, Shame, Vulnerability, Communication and Connection Issues, Trust Issues, Deepening Relationships,and Perinatal Mental Health.
Currenly seeing telehealth clients only. I am passionate about individuals and couples who are searching to find their true and whole, authentic self. Through Mindfulness-Based Approaches, Experiential Practices, Yoga Therapy and other Holistic modalities; I empower individuals and couples to live their true authentic self from the inside out and outside in. Various Specialties Include: Anxiety, Depression, Relationship Changes/Challenges, Identity Issues, Life Transitions, Low Self-Esteem, Loss of Self, Shame, Vulnerability, Communication and Connection Issues, Trust Issues, Deepening Relationships,and Perinatal Mental Health.
(408) 692-9599 View (408) 692-9599
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Meghan Fraley
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
2 Endorsed
East Foothills, San Jose, CA 95127
I want to acknowledge the courage it takes to seek out a therapist. As social beings, we all need support and at certain times we need it more than ever. Speaking to someone you can open up to and trust, knowing you will not be judged, can really make a difference in navigating emotional turmoil, relationships, stress, anxiety, processing trauma, and making our way through major life transitions. At times we may struggle with larger life questions such as, "Who am I?" and "What is my purpose in life?" I am here to help.
I want to acknowledge the courage it takes to seek out a therapist. As social beings, we all need support and at certain times we need it more than ever. Speaking to someone you can open up to and trust, knowing you will not be judged, can really make a difference in navigating emotional turmoil, relationships, stress, anxiety, processing trauma, and making our way through major life transitions. At times we may struggle with larger life questions such as, "Who am I?" and "What is my purpose in life?" I am here to help.
(650) 282-3391 View (650) 282-3391
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Chris M Packham: Licensed
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MSW, LAADC, M-RAS, CCDS, CADTP
Verified
1 Endorsed
East Foothills, San Jose, CA 95127
Embrace liberation from the grip of substance abuse and shed the burden of shame that accompanies Together, we can address your individual needs and set goals. Acquiring tools and strategies to prevent relapses in behavior or addiction. Individuals will learn step-by-step how to navigate through difficult times without shame, thus stopping the healing process. I will help guide you to repairing and rebuilding strained relationships with family, friends, and partners damaged by the consequences of By gaining a set of coping mechanisms to take back your life, my counseling style uses philosophies that promote resilience and growth.
Embrace liberation from the grip of substance abuse and shed the burden of shame that accompanies Together, we can address your individual needs and set goals. Acquiring tools and strategies to prevent relapses in behavior or addiction. Individuals will learn step-by-step how to navigate through difficult times without shame, thus stopping the healing process. I will help guide you to repairing and rebuilding strained relationships with family, friends, and partners damaged by the consequences of By gaining a set of coping mechanisms to take back your life, my counseling style uses philosophies that promote resilience and growth.
(408) 763-4968 View (408) 763-4968
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Gia Maramba
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
East Foothills, San Jose, CA 95127  (Online Only)
Even in moments when what we were born with (i.e., nature), how we were raised (i.e., nurture), or our capacity to act in our best interests (i.e., abilities) may seem to come up short in dealing with life's challenges, each of us can compassionately challenge ourselves to get to where we want to be. A psychotherapist can be a partner in the journey to understanding and accepting what needs to be done, and taking the necessary steps for change to happen.
Even in moments when what we were born with (i.e., nature), how we were raised (i.e., nurture), or our capacity to act in our best interests (i.e., abilities) may seem to come up short in dealing with life's challenges, each of us can compassionately challenge ourselves to get to where we want to be. A psychotherapist can be a partner in the journey to understanding and accepting what needs to be done, and taking the necessary steps for change to happen.
(650) 231-4631 View (650) 231-4631
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Tameka Medley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CHHC
Verified
East Foothills, San Jose, CA 95127
Not accepting new clients
NOT CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS. My purpose as a therapist is to support those seeking wellness, healing and transformation in their life. Understanding that each individual has unique needs and experiences, I will collaborate with each person to determine which treatment approach will best support them toward their goals. I utilize an integrated approach that includes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, EMDR, EFT and Motivational Interviewing.
NOT CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS. My purpose as a therapist is to support those seeking wellness, healing and transformation in their life. Understanding that each individual has unique needs and experiences, I will collaborate with each person to determine which treatment approach will best support them toward their goals. I utilize an integrated approach that includes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, EMDR, EFT and Motivational Interviewing.
(855) 289-7151 View (855) 289-7151
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Karisman Roberts-Douglass
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
5 Endorsed
East Foothills, San Jose, CA 95127
I am a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in work with individuals and couples. I have a small private practice and I am a faculty counselor, consultant, and educator at San José State University. I believe each person has a unique and important story to tell. As a psychologist, I work to create a trusting environment in which to tell that story and through the process, help my clients discover solutions to problems, acceptance of the past, and hope for the future.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in work with individuals and couples. I have a small private practice and I am a faculty counselor, consultant, and educator at San José State University. I believe each person has a unique and important story to tell. As a psychologist, I work to create a trusting environment in which to tell that story and through the process, help my clients discover solutions to problems, acceptance of the past, and hope for the future.
(408) 916-4016 View (408) 916-4016
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Ann Margaret Stillingfleet
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
East Foothills, San Jose, CA 95127
I choose to see life's challenges as invitations to know ourselves more honestly, and to accept ourselves as we are. I believe that when individuals are self-aware they experience life as more meaningful and challenges as less distressing. I help individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, life transitions and relationship issues, to embrace their wholeness and strengthen inner resources not yet recognized. From this place of knowing and alternate or adjusted perspective, individuals develop compassion for self and other, gain confidence in relationships, and feel more assured in their ability to address the challenges life presents.
I choose to see life's challenges as invitations to know ourselves more honestly, and to accept ourselves as we are. I believe that when individuals are self-aware they experience life as more meaningful and challenges as less distressing. I help individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, life transitions and relationship issues, to embrace their wholeness and strengthen inner resources not yet recognized. From this place of knowing and alternate or adjusted perspective, individuals develop compassion for self and other, gain confidence in relationships, and feel more assured in their ability to address the challenges life presents.
(408) 752-5875 View (408) 752-5875
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Ruth Nevo
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
East Foothills, San Jose, CA 95127
Therapy is a wonderful opportunity for personal growth. It is also helpful in overcoming common symptoms such as anxiety and depression, for improving relationships and for changing behaviors that may hinder quality of life. It is common to experience hesitation or ambivalence when starting therapy, much like many other new beginnings. I encourage you to try. People frequently report feeling better just by taking the first step of calling and making a first appointment. I view therapy as a collaborative process in which, together, we will explore, understand and conquer the obstacles you have encountered in your journey.
Therapy is a wonderful opportunity for personal growth. It is also helpful in overcoming common symptoms such as anxiety and depression, for improving relationships and for changing behaviors that may hinder quality of life. It is common to experience hesitation or ambivalence when starting therapy, much like many other new beginnings. I encourage you to try. People frequently report feeling better just by taking the first step of calling and making a first appointment. I view therapy as a collaborative process in which, together, we will explore, understand and conquer the obstacles you have encountered in your journey.
(408) 868-5742 View (408) 868-5742
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Andrew Aguilar Maldonado
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
East Foothills, San Jose, CA 95127
Whether you're here for yourself, a family member, or a friend... welcome! If you'd like to skip reading and give me a call or email, I will be happy to answer any questions or address any concerns you may have. If you'd like to read more about the foundation in which I work please continue. For many of us life can be complicated, and at all ages in our lives we are faced with tough times that we have to overcome. We all follow a unique path to find solutions for our difficulties. Sometimes, along that path, we find that we need support, to help us reach the level of functioning and happiness that we desire.
Whether you're here for yourself, a family member, or a friend... welcome! If you'd like to skip reading and give me a call or email, I will be happy to answer any questions or address any concerns you may have. If you'd like to read more about the foundation in which I work please continue. For many of us life can be complicated, and at all ages in our lives we are faced with tough times that we have to overcome. We all follow a unique path to find solutions for our difficulties. Sometimes, along that path, we find that we need support, to help us reach the level of functioning and happiness that we desire.
(562) 374-7080 View (562) 374-7080
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Katherine Fischer
Psychologist, MS, PsyD
Verified
East Foothills, San Jose, CA 95127  (Online Only)
I provide psychoeducational assessments for students who are having difficulty in school. Currently I am only providing assessments through an online platform. Striving to help these students understand their strengths and weaknesses, as well as gaining skills to help school become easier is my number one goal. Often my clients have teachers or parents who believe that the student might have a psychological, attention, or learning difference, which is preventing them from learning to the best of their abilities.
I provide psychoeducational assessments for students who are having difficulty in school. Currently I am only providing assessments through an online platform. Striving to help these students understand their strengths and weaknesses, as well as gaining skills to help school become easier is my number one goal. Often my clients have teachers or parents who believe that the student might have a psychological, attention, or learning difference, which is preventing them from learning to the best of their abilities.
(650) 409-2599 View (650) 409-2599
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Cherise Stewart
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
East Foothills, San Jose, CA 95127  (Online Only)
I welcome individuals and teens. I have experience with anxiety, relationships, low motivation, goal setting, and depression. I am happy to partner with you with working through issues with relationships, career, and to collaborate on finding ways to support you living your best life. I am a firm believer that we all have the strength and capability within ourselves to accomplish our goals; therapy is a way for people to discover and be encouraged in these abilities. If you would like to schedule an appointment, please send me an email!
I welcome individuals and teens. I have experience with anxiety, relationships, low motivation, goal setting, and depression. I am happy to partner with you with working through issues with relationships, career, and to collaborate on finding ways to support you living your best life. I am a firm believer that we all have the strength and capability within ourselves to accomplish our goals; therapy is a way for people to discover and be encouraged in these abilities. If you would like to schedule an appointment, please send me an email!
(408) 560-4596 View (408) 560-4596
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Alex Frank
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
East Foothills, San Jose, CA 95127
During challenging times, much that we’ve taken for granted - health, finance, career, dating, dreams - may suddenly feel elusive, precarious even. I'll help you identify, then challenge any "thinking" obstacles, to guide you past what holds you back. I will collaborate with you towards acceptance or management of any real challenges you face, and help you to expand your tools. I am trained in Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) and Interpersonal Therapies (IPT) therapies, but also draw from traditional psychodynamic theory (i.e. attachment and early family dynamics) and mindfulness to gently guide you toward your desired change.
During challenging times, much that we’ve taken for granted - health, finance, career, dating, dreams - may suddenly feel elusive, precarious even. I'll help you identify, then challenge any "thinking" obstacles, to guide you past what holds you back. I will collaborate with you towards acceptance or management of any real challenges you face, and help you to expand your tools. I am trained in Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) and Interpersonal Therapies (IPT) therapies, but also draw from traditional psychodynamic theory (i.e. attachment and early family dynamics) and mindfulness to gently guide you toward your desired change.
(424) 304-1009 View (424) 304-1009
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Shauna Goodenough
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
East Foothills, San Jose, CA 95127
Hi, my name is Shauna Goodenough and I'm a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I enjoy working with a variety of ages, with a focus on teens and young adults. My style is warm and supportive. I value client education and skill building to effect change.
Hi, my name is Shauna Goodenough and I'm a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I enjoy working with a variety of ages, with a focus on teens and young adults. My style is warm and supportive. I value client education and skill building to effect change.
(323) 831-8658 View (323) 831-8658
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Jessica Sparks
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
East Foothills, San Jose, CA 95127  (Online Only)
Therapy is about personal growth. In therapy, our goal in working together is for you to feel like you can express yourself without overthinking or hesitation. Judgment does NOT live here – Ever! I find laughter bonding and sometimes use humor to break the ice or drive home a point. Feel free to bring your best ‘dad joke’ to the session! I love hearing new ones. You will unload what you’ve been carrying around all this time and feel lighter when you leave the session.
Therapy is about personal growth. In therapy, our goal in working together is for you to feel like you can express yourself without overthinking or hesitation. Judgment does NOT live here – Ever! I find laughter bonding and sometimes use humor to break the ice or drive home a point. Feel free to bring your best ‘dad joke’ to the session! I love hearing new ones. You will unload what you’ve been carrying around all this time and feel lighter when you leave the session.
(408) 638-6545 View (408) 638-6545
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Carolyn Josephine Sidhu
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
East Foothills, San Jose, CA 95127
I was born and raised in North Carolina and have lived in California for over 20 years. I am a single mother of 2 daughters and have first-hand experience navigating through a divorce and parenthood. My passions include being a mother, spending time with family and friends, playing beach volleyball, and traveling to new places. I consider myself a kind person who is honest, open-minded, emphatic, and always ready for an adventure. I have been a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) for over 12 years and began my career as a Recreation Therapist working in a psychiatric inpatient unit for adults with mental health issues.
I was born and raised in North Carolina and have lived in California for over 20 years. I am a single mother of 2 daughters and have first-hand experience navigating through a divorce and parenthood. My passions include being a mother, spending time with family and friends, playing beach volleyball, and traveling to new places. I consider myself a kind person who is honest, open-minded, emphatic, and always ready for an adventure. I have been a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) for over 12 years and began my career as a Recreation Therapist working in a psychiatric inpatient unit for adults with mental health issues.
(415) 687-2429 View (415) 687-2429
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Daniel O'Donnell
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, AMFT
Verified
East Foothills, San Jose, CA 95127
Hi, I'm glad you're here! I am passionate about therapy being a positive experience. I believe healing is rooted in connection - with oneself and others. My approach to therapy focuses on connection, attachment, and emotion to help empower individuals and teens to embrace their authentic selves and find peace and joy. My focus with couples is to foster meaningful connection, trust, intimacy, and understanding. Maybe you are finding yourself anxious, angry, or depressed. Maybe you are going through adjustments or loss. Maybe it is difficult to pinpoint what feels off. You are already doing the work by being here today.
Hi, I'm glad you're here! I am passionate about therapy being a positive experience. I believe healing is rooted in connection - with oneself and others. My approach to therapy focuses on connection, attachment, and emotion to help empower individuals and teens to embrace their authentic selves and find peace and joy. My focus with couples is to foster meaningful connection, trust, intimacy, and understanding. Maybe you are finding yourself anxious, angry, or depressed. Maybe you are going through adjustments or loss. Maybe it is difficult to pinpoint what feels off. You are already doing the work by being here today.
(530) 332-8072 View (530) 332-8072
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Roberto Dominguez
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
East Foothills, San Jose, CA 95127
My name is Roberto Dominguez, and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I am committed to helping my clients develop a deeper understanding of their pressing issues, conflicts, and challenges to create a better quality of life. I treat Adult clients who are experiencing the following issues: depression, anxiety, grief, self-esteem, coping skills, stress, and life transitions. I work creatively and collaboratively with my clients and help them gain insight into their thoughts and behaviors to help improve their personal life outcomes.
My name is Roberto Dominguez, and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I am committed to helping my clients develop a deeper understanding of their pressing issues, conflicts, and challenges to create a better quality of life. I treat Adult clients who are experiencing the following issues: depression, anxiety, grief, self-esteem, coping skills, stress, and life transitions. I work creatively and collaboratively with my clients and help them gain insight into their thoughts and behaviors to help improve their personal life outcomes.
(949) 649-7571 View (949) 649-7571

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in East Foothills, San Jose, CA

30+

Average cost per session

$185

Therapists in East Foothills, San Jose, CA who prioritize treating:

97% Anxiety
87% Depression
81% Coping Skills
77% Self Esteem
71% Relationship Issues
68% Stress
65% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

68% Aetna
68% MHN | Health Net
58% MHNet Behavioral Health

How Therapists in East Foothills, San Jose, CA see their clients

75% In Person and Online
25% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
19% Male
3% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in East Foothills, San Jose?

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.