Therapists in South San Jose, San Jose, CA

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Ataraxy
Psychologist, PhD, PsyD, LMFT, IC&RC, CADC-II
Verified
South San Jose, San Jose, CA 95128  (Online Only)
Feeling stuck and ruminating about what to do or how to cope? The struggle with mental health can be debilitating and suppressing it only makes it worse. Do you feel anxious all the time, crying, and on edge? Are you depressed, struggling with no motivation, and racing negative thoughts? Do you feel burned out, hopeless, and helpless? You find yourself dealing with emotional pains or intrusive thoughts, because of the traumatic experience, the addiction, or the struggle with families, relationships, work, and mental health problems. Let us work with you, we listen, empower, and transform.
Feeling stuck and ruminating about what to do or how to cope? The struggle with mental health can be debilitating and suppressing it only makes it worse. Do you feel anxious all the time, crying, and on edge? Are you depressed, struggling with no motivation, and racing negative thoughts? Do you feel burned out, hopeless, and helpless? You find yourself dealing with emotional pains or intrusive thoughts, because of the traumatic experience, the addiction, or the struggle with families, relationships, work, and mental health problems. Let us work with you, we listen, empower, and transform.
(408) 762-3289 View (408) 762-3289
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Jessica Diaz
Associate Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
South San Jose, San Jose, CA 95118
Welcome, my name is Jessica Diaz. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who has worked with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families with a diverse background of areas of need. My approach to therapy is compassionate, warm, and with a no-judgment stance. I have clinical experience working with young children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families, across a variety of settings including outpatient specialty clinics, crisis intervention, trauma-focused, structured outpatient programs, and non-profits.
Welcome, my name is Jessica Diaz. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who has worked with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families with a diverse background of areas of need. My approach to therapy is compassionate, warm, and with a no-judgment stance. I have clinical experience working with young children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families, across a variety of settings including outpatient specialty clinics, crisis intervention, trauma-focused, structured outpatient programs, and non-profits.
(408) 547-9754 View (408) 547-9754
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Megan Slater
Counselor, MA, LPCC, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
South San Jose, San Jose, CA 95123  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Online Only at this Time! Are you having trouble with relationships? Adult Family Relationships, friendship relationships, work relationships? Do you feel like you need to yell to be heard? Are you having trouble with friendships not respecting your boundary? Are you wanting more respectful relationships, wanting to communicate your needs in a healthy way? Are you finding yourself reacting to things more than is justified for the situation? Do you put others before you at the cost of yourself? Feeling depressed and anxious because you end up in the same relationships over and over again?
Online Only at this Time! Are you having trouble with relationships? Adult Family Relationships, friendship relationships, work relationships? Do you feel like you need to yell to be heard? Are you having trouble with friendships not respecting your boundary? Are you wanting more respectful relationships, wanting to communicate your needs in a healthy way? Are you finding yourself reacting to things more than is justified for the situation? Do you put others before you at the cost of yourself? Feeling depressed and anxious because you end up in the same relationships over and over again?
(669) 322-1502 View (669) 322-1502
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Monica Misuraca Burton
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
6 Endorsed
South San Jose, San Jose, CA 95123  (Online Only)
I am a California Indigenous (Ohlone) and third generation Mexican- and Sicilian-American Psychotherapist in the San Francisco Bay Area, currently providing therapeutic services online. I specialize in supporting teens and adults that are struggling with issues of anxiety and depression, low self-esteem, negative thinking, self criticism, difficulties with life transitions and postpartum issues.
I am a California Indigenous (Ohlone) and third generation Mexican- and Sicilian-American Psychotherapist in the San Francisco Bay Area, currently providing therapeutic services online. I specialize in supporting teens and adults that are struggling with issues of anxiety and depression, low self-esteem, negative thinking, self criticism, difficulties with life transitions and postpartum issues.
(408) 669-4733 View (408) 669-4733
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Cassie Richards
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
South San Jose, San Jose, CA 95154  (Online Only)
Do you feel pressure to “have it all together”? You might feel stuck personally or professionally but unsure how to make a move forward out of fear, self-doubt, or shame. With the stress of today's world, I help people take a closer look at what no longer serves them and how to build the life and relationships you want. I work with adults experiencing anxiety, depression, relationship issues, and more. I also have a passion for men’s mental health as I have found that men can struggle to find a place where they feel heard, understood, and validated without judgment; and I work to cultivate a safe and supportive space for all.
Do you feel pressure to “have it all together”? You might feel stuck personally or professionally but unsure how to make a move forward out of fear, self-doubt, or shame. With the stress of today's world, I help people take a closer look at what no longer serves them and how to build the life and relationships you want. I work with adults experiencing anxiety, depression, relationship issues, and more. I also have a passion for men’s mental health as I have found that men can struggle to find a place where they feel heard, understood, and validated without judgment; and I work to cultivate a safe and supportive space for all.
(408) 214-6354 View (408) 214-6354
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Carrie M Talesfore
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
South San Jose, San Jose, CA 95136  (Online Only)
Dr. Carrie Talesfore works with children to young adults with a variety of concerns including anxiety, depression, eating disorders, and other social, emotional, and behavioral difficulties.
Dr. Carrie Talesfore works with children to young adults with a variety of concerns including anxiety, depression, eating disorders, and other social, emotional, and behavioral difficulties.
(408) 351-3237 View (408) 351-3237
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Amanda Buckman
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, BS, MS, PhD IP
Verified
1 Endorsed
South San Jose, San Jose, CA 95139
Hello, and welcome. I have enjoyed working with individuals and families located in the San Jose Bay Area since 2019, in the area of neurodiversity, blended families, and coparenting. As well as individuals experiencing impulsivity, anxiety, boundary setting, and pleasure-seeking behaviors. I use a strength-based approach and tailor this approach to the specific needs and goals of my clients, and I realize that no one approach is an answer for everyone. Additionally, I have experience as a first responder and can understand the challenges involved in these professions.
Hello, and welcome. I have enjoyed working with individuals and families located in the San Jose Bay Area since 2019, in the area of neurodiversity, blended families, and coparenting. As well as individuals experiencing impulsivity, anxiety, boundary setting, and pleasure-seeking behaviors. I use a strength-based approach and tailor this approach to the specific needs and goals of my clients, and I realize that no one approach is an answer for everyone. Additionally, I have experience as a first responder and can understand the challenges involved in these professions.
(669) 203-2815 View (669) 203-2815
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Meggie Zanger
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, LPCC, PMH-C
Verified
South San Jose, San Jose, CA 95153
You may have found that due to some recent life circumstance, you are feeling stressed, anxious, lonely, overwhelmed, or even ashamed. These are natural, human emotions, which can arise from a host of reasons including fertility challenges, reproductive loss, adjusting to parenthood, work-related stress, starting college, or relationship issues. It can feel isolating, and you deserve to be seen and understood. The good news is you don’t have to go through it alone, and you were never meant to.
You may have found that due to some recent life circumstance, you are feeling stressed, anxious, lonely, overwhelmed, or even ashamed. These are natural, human emotions, which can arise from a host of reasons including fertility challenges, reproductive loss, adjusting to parenthood, work-related stress, starting college, or relationship issues. It can feel isolating, and you deserve to be seen and understood. The good news is you don’t have to go through it alone, and you were never meant to.
(831) 249-9898 View (831) 249-9898
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Perla Campos-Ruiz
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
South San Jose, San Jose, CA 95123
My name is Perla Campos Ruiz, LMFT and I have been providing therapeutic services to individuals of ages 4 and older since 2017. I have been providing individual therapy to victims of crime, domestic violence and with open cases with the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS). I have been working with clients who have experienced anxiety and depression for the past 6 years in the hospital setting and outpatient setting. In addition, I have worked with clients who have been victims of crime and have been going through child custody and/or have cases with child protective services.
My name is Perla Campos Ruiz, LMFT and I have been providing therapeutic services to individuals of ages 4 and older since 2017. I have been providing individual therapy to victims of crime, domestic violence and with open cases with the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS). I have been working with clients who have experienced anxiety and depression for the past 6 years in the hospital setting and outpatient setting. In addition, I have worked with clients who have been victims of crime and have been going through child custody and/or have cases with child protective services.
(669) 348-3479 View (669) 348-3479
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Tanya Frausto
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
South San Jose, San Jose, CA 95125
Hello, my name is Tanya Frausto. I proudly identify as a bilingual, first-generation Latina college graduate, daughter of immigrants, who comes from a low-income background. I earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of San Diego, a master’s degree in social work from San Diego State University, and am licensed in the state of California. I have 13 years in the helping profession serving clients in all stages of life from school-aged children to the elderly. For the past eight years, I have served veterans in a skilled nursing facility, supporting them through end-of-life issues, adjustment, depression, anxiety, and grief.
Hello, my name is Tanya Frausto. I proudly identify as a bilingual, first-generation Latina college graduate, daughter of immigrants, who comes from a low-income background. I earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of San Diego, a master’s degree in social work from San Diego State University, and am licensed in the state of California. I have 13 years in the helping profession serving clients in all stages of life from school-aged children to the elderly. For the past eight years, I have served veterans in a skilled nursing facility, supporting them through end-of-life issues, adjustment, depression, anxiety, and grief.
(408) 668-0825 View (408) 668-0825
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Carrie Grabaskas
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, CEDS
Verified
South San Jose, San Jose, CA 95136
I’m a Licensed Professional Counselor (VA) and a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (CA), but you might also call me a confidant or a wellness coach. With 12+ years of counseling experience, I’ve had the privilege to work in various levels of care such as inpatient, residential, crisis counseling, community-based services, outpatient counseling & more. I am a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist with the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals and trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).
I’m a Licensed Professional Counselor (VA) and a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (CA), but you might also call me a confidant or a wellness coach. With 12+ years of counseling experience, I’ve had the privilege to work in various levels of care such as inpatient, residential, crisis counseling, community-based services, outpatient counseling & more. I am a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist with the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals and trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).
(831) 387-7965 View (831) 387-7965
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Lindsay D. Guichard
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
South San Jose, San Jose, CA 95123
You feel caged up with no where to go. You desire a day or night off, but if you ever get it you don't know what to do with yourself. You are feeling restless. Your life feels like it is passing you by day in and day out. You have plans and dreams, but the reality of life is making them more and more unreachable. Many days you walk around feeling cloudy and find it hard to make any traction. Helplessness has set in and there does not seem to be any answers to feeling better other than temporary fixes that are proving to be a problem for others around you. Dissatisfaction and disappointment and lack of purpose show up daily.
You feel caged up with no where to go. You desire a day or night off, but if you ever get it you don't know what to do with yourself. You are feeling restless. Your life feels like it is passing you by day in and day out. You have plans and dreams, but the reality of life is making them more and more unreachable. Many days you walk around feeling cloudy and find it hard to make any traction. Helplessness has set in and there does not seem to be any answers to feeling better other than temporary fixes that are proving to be a problem for others around you. Dissatisfaction and disappointment and lack of purpose show up daily.
(562) 386-0521 View (562) 386-0521
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Nydia M Medina
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
South San Jose, San Jose, CA 95120
As a therapist with over 22 years of experience, my style is an interactive one that focuses on providing support, understanding, and constructive feedback to my clients. My goal is to help my clients deal with the challenges and obstacles they encounter in their lives in a more positive and effective manner. I offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each individual. I help my clients explore and understand their issues, build on their strengths, and learn new, more effective coping skills. I really enjoy working with individuals and helping them achieve their goals. I am also fully bilingual/bicultural in Spanish.
As a therapist with over 22 years of experience, my style is an interactive one that focuses on providing support, understanding, and constructive feedback to my clients. My goal is to help my clients deal with the challenges and obstacles they encounter in their lives in a more positive and effective manner. I offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each individual. I help my clients explore and understand their issues, build on their strengths, and learn new, more effective coping skills. I really enjoy working with individuals and helping them achieve their goals. I am also fully bilingual/bicultural in Spanish.
(408) 703-5711 View (408) 703-5711
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Anahita Mazdiyassni
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
South San Jose, San Jose, CA 95120
If you feel overwhelmed, lost, lonely, depressed or anxious, you are not alone. In our world today, many people experience these feelings. I have dedicated the past 12 years of my life working with and helping individuals, couples, families, children and older adults facing different challenges in their lives, such as grief, relationship issues and mental illnesses. I use therapeutic approaches & techniques such as, family system, cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), attachment-based therapy and mindfulness. In addition, I have trainings in Emotion-focused therapy (EFT & EFIT) a useful therapeutic approach for couples and individuals.
If you feel overwhelmed, lost, lonely, depressed or anxious, you are not alone. In our world today, many people experience these feelings. I have dedicated the past 12 years of my life working with and helping individuals, couples, families, children and older adults facing different challenges in their lives, such as grief, relationship issues and mental illnesses. I use therapeutic approaches & techniques such as, family system, cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), attachment-based therapy and mindfulness. In addition, I have trainings in Emotion-focused therapy (EFT & EFIT) a useful therapeutic approach for couples and individuals.
(562) 386-0870 View (562) 386-0870
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Veronica Regalado
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
South San Jose, San Jose, CA 95125
Are you looking to begin a journey of self-exploration? Welcome, you have come to the right place. I commend you for taking an important step in creating the life that you deserve.It is not always easy to acknowledge the need for help, and I am thankful you have taken that step. I have over 6 years of experience in the field. I have worked successfully with clients experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma, self-harm, interpersonal conflict, self-esteem struggles, and life transitions. I provide a compassionate and safe environment for you to share your life story,and begin to understand your thought process, emotions, and responses.
Are you looking to begin a journey of self-exploration? Welcome, you have come to the right place. I commend you for taking an important step in creating the life that you deserve.It is not always easy to acknowledge the need for help, and I am thankful you have taken that step. I have over 6 years of experience in the field. I have worked successfully with clients experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma, self-harm, interpersonal conflict, self-esteem struggles, and life transitions. I provide a compassionate and safe environment for you to share your life story,and begin to understand your thought process, emotions, and responses.
(408) 676-2231 View (408) 676-2231
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Annie Lin
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
South San Jose, San Jose, CA 95120  (Online Only)
Do you feel anxious, depressed, stressed, or fearful? Do you feel dissatisfied with your career?Do you feel unhappy in your relationships? Have you experienced a traumatic event in the past and are feeling the effects of it? Do you feel like you are in a rut, unable to break free from certain patterns in your life?
Do you feel anxious, depressed, stressed, or fearful? Do you feel dissatisfied with your career?Do you feel unhappy in your relationships? Have you experienced a traumatic event in the past and are feeling the effects of it? Do you feel like you are in a rut, unable to break free from certain patterns in your life?
(669) 266-2625 View (669) 266-2625
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Lauren Consul - Sex And Relationship Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, JD
Verified
9 Endorsed
South San Jose, San Jose, CA 95120  (Online Only)
Are you craving intimacy and connection in your relationship? Are you yearning to feel desired and inspired sexually? You deserve a relationship where you feel seen, heard, and important. You deserve a sex life that is satisfying and fulfilling. Relationships are complex. Sex can feel complicated. We bring in issues from our childhood, past traumas, and personal narratives. It’s a lot to sort through. It makes many people and relationships stuck because they don’t know what to do. But you don’t have to stay stuck. With consistent work and expert guidance, you can have the sex and relationships you want and deserve.
Are you craving intimacy and connection in your relationship? Are you yearning to feel desired and inspired sexually? You deserve a relationship where you feel seen, heard, and important. You deserve a sex life that is satisfying and fulfilling. Relationships are complex. Sex can feel complicated. We bring in issues from our childhood, past traumas, and personal narratives. It’s a lot to sort through. It makes many people and relationships stuck because they don’t know what to do. But you don’t have to stay stuck. With consistent work and expert guidance, you can have the sex and relationships you want and deserve.
(562) 526-1532 View (562) 526-1532
Sabrina Ayoub
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
South San Jose, San Jose, CA 95123
Hey, I'm Sabrina Ayoub, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and I'm here to support you on your path to well-being. Life can throw challenges your way, from anxiety to depression and intricate relationships. I bring a mix of psychodynamic theory for depth and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for practical solutions. Let's work together to break through patterns and set the stage for your healing and growth.
Hey, I'm Sabrina Ayoub, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and I'm here to support you on your path to well-being. Life can throw challenges your way, from anxiety to depression and intricate relationships. I bring a mix of psychodynamic theory for depth and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for practical solutions. Let's work together to break through patterns and set the stage for your healing and growth.
(669) 215-4125 View (669) 215-4125
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Alexandra Ludovina Krass
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
South San Jose, San Jose, CA 95138  (Online Only)
I feel privileged to offer a safe and welcoming environment to clients where they can gain a better understanding of themselves, receive support to alleviate their distress, and enhance their overall well-being. My focus is on working closely with individuals who have undergone trauma and living with symptoms of PTSD. Additionally, I find it rewarding to assist and champion those who are striving to break free from codependency, addiction, depression, and anxiety.
I feel privileged to offer a safe and welcoming environment to clients where they can gain a better understanding of themselves, receive support to alleviate their distress, and enhance their overall well-being. My focus is on working closely with individuals who have undergone trauma and living with symptoms of PTSD. Additionally, I find it rewarding to assist and champion those who are striving to break free from codependency, addiction, depression, and anxiety.
(650) 249-7832 View (650) 249-7832
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Rebecca Lehman
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, PMH-C
Verified
South San Jose, San Jose, CA 95118
I work with adults experiencing anxiety and depression and specialize in working with parents. This includes pregnancy, postpartum, and managing the demands of on-going parenting. I am a Certified Perinatal Mental Health Provider through Postpartum Support International and feel honored to support parents through such significant life changes.
I work with adults experiencing anxiety and depression and specialize in working with parents. This includes pregnancy, postpartum, and managing the demands of on-going parenting. I am a Certified Perinatal Mental Health Provider through Postpartum Support International and feel honored to support parents through such significant life changes.
(408) 351-1660 x302 View (408) 351-1660 x302

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Number of Therapists in South San Jose, San Jose, CA

300+

Average cost per session

$185

Therapists in South San Jose, San Jose, CA who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
85% Depression
74% Self Esteem
73% Relationship Issues
72% Coping Skills
67% Stress
59% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

84% Aetna
80% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
78% Optum

How Therapists in South San Jose, San Jose, CA see their clients

75% In Person and Online
25% Online Only

Gender breakdown

85% Female
14% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in South San Jose, 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.