Therapists in San Leandro, CA

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Stacy N Knight
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
San Leandro, CA 94578
Dr Stacy N Knight is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in pediatric psychological assessments. She has extensive training in autism spectrum disorder (ASD), dysregulation disorders, developmental delays, and learning disabilities. Dr Knight presented on Autism Spectrum Disorder in the Black American Community at the United Nations General Assembly 68th Session for Millennium Development Goals and the other Internationally Agreed Development Goals for the Persons with Disabilities, in accordance with Resolution 66/124 (A/RES/66124).
Dr Stacy N Knight is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in pediatric psychological assessments. She has extensive training in autism spectrum disorder (ASD), dysregulation disorders, developmental delays, and learning disabilities. Dr Knight presented on Autism Spectrum Disorder in the Black American Community at the United Nations General Assembly 68th Session for Millennium Development Goals and the other Internationally Agreed Development Goals for the Persons with Disabilities, in accordance with Resolution 66/124 (A/RES/66124).
(510) 405-5396 View (510) 405-5396
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Dinaba Dubon
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Leandro, CA 94578
Hi, welcome. I am so glad you are here exploring and seeking support. My name is Dinaba, and I hope reading this will help you move forward in the process. We all can benefit from someone who can listen, motivate and challenge us without judgment. We were made for connection, so needing support through life’s challenges and changes is natural. Whether you are facing a change in life, feeling stuck in a funk, or simply unable to communicate your feelings and needs- I want you to know you don’t have to face these challenges alone.
Hi, welcome. I am so glad you are here exploring and seeking support. My name is Dinaba, and I hope reading this will help you move forward in the process. We all can benefit from someone who can listen, motivate and challenge us without judgment. We were made for connection, so needing support through life’s challenges and changes is natural. Whether you are facing a change in life, feeling stuck in a funk, or simply unable to communicate your feelings and needs- I want you to know you don’t have to face these challenges alone.
(510) 726-4712 View (510) 726-4712
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Monica M Brown
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
San Leandro, CA 94577
I am a licensed psychotherapist working with individuals, families, couples, adolescents, children, and groups using EMDR, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy,Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and humanistic modalities.I embrace cultural diversity and am experienced with treating a broad spectrum of clinical issues such as trauma/PTSD, anxiety, depression,addictions,grief and loss, marital, relationship,life issues, and stress management among others.I work with all ages, starting from age 3 on up.
I am a licensed psychotherapist working with individuals, families, couples, adolescents, children, and groups using EMDR, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy,Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and humanistic modalities.I embrace cultural diversity and am experienced with treating a broad spectrum of clinical issues such as trauma/PTSD, anxiety, depression,addictions,grief and loss, marital, relationship,life issues, and stress management among others.I work with all ages, starting from age 3 on up.
(510) 985-4539 View (510) 985-4539
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Health and Wellness Psychology
Psychologist, PsyD, LMFT, LCSW, AMFT, ACSW
Verified Verified
San Leandro, CA 94577
No longer alone. We are here with you. In life, we experience different events, such as the recent pandemic, financial stress, overwhelming anxiety and pressure, the loss of a loved one, the unexpected divorce, a difficult birth, etc. and adjust the best we can, using our strengths and supports. We mostly do well. However, sometimes our coping strategies are insufficient to achieve our long term goals and heal our emotional and/or relationship wounds. You turn to others for support and guidance, such as family, friends, religious and ethnic community, and sometimes, you want to go deeper within yourself to seek out the answers.
No longer alone. We are here with you. In life, we experience different events, such as the recent pandemic, financial stress, overwhelming anxiety and pressure, the loss of a loved one, the unexpected divorce, a difficult birth, etc. and adjust the best we can, using our strengths and supports. We mostly do well. However, sometimes our coping strategies are insufficient to achieve our long term goals and heal our emotional and/or relationship wounds. You turn to others for support and guidance, such as family, friends, religious and ethnic community, and sometimes, you want to go deeper within yourself to seek out the answers.
(341) 222-3866 View (341) 222-3866
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Kameka Barnes
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
San Leandro, CA 94578  (Online Only)
Kameka views life as a constant learning and growth process and is encouraged by author Maya Angelou’s quote, “We delight in the beauty of the butterfly but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.” Kameka has a great appreciation for the growth process and is passionate about helping others achieve their personal and spiritual goals. Kameka supports individuals to develop an understanding of barriers to achieving their goals, while also empowering them to create actionable changes in their life. She believes in providing genuineness, compassion, and maintaining unconditional positive regard with clients.
Kameka views life as a constant learning and growth process and is encouraged by author Maya Angelou’s quote, “We delight in the beauty of the butterfly but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.” Kameka has a great appreciation for the growth process and is passionate about helping others achieve their personal and spiritual goals. Kameka supports individuals to develop an understanding of barriers to achieving their goals, while also empowering them to create actionable changes in their life. She believes in providing genuineness, compassion, and maintaining unconditional positive regard with clients.
(240) 690-5755 View (240) 690-5755
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Jason D Ranieri
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Leandro, CA 94577
Looking at all these photos and profiles can be overwhelming especially when you are anxious, depressed, or arguing with your partner constantly. Here's a simple solution: Call me. Over the years couples have told me things like: “I get blamed for everything,” “I’m always on the lookout for the next sneak attack,” and “The passion has died.” I help couples work to improve their relationships. I have developed a program where you learn how to be confident in your relationship, reduce daily stress, feel like you can count on one another, and get your sex life back. A phone call could be your first step toward feeling better.
Looking at all these photos and profiles can be overwhelming especially when you are anxious, depressed, or arguing with your partner constantly. Here's a simple solution: Call me. Over the years couples have told me things like: “I get blamed for everything,” “I’m always on the lookout for the next sneak attack,” and “The passion has died.” I help couples work to improve their relationships. I have developed a program where you learn how to be confident in your relationship, reduce daily stress, feel like you can count on one another, and get your sex life back. A phone call could be your first step toward feeling better.
(510) 422-0608 View (510) 422-0608
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Anna Livak Hale
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PMH-C
Verified Verified
San Leandro, CA 94577  (Online Only)
I view therapy as a collaborative effort with my clients- you bring a desire to work on yourself, with all your strengths as well as challenges; I bring a warm, respectful, and clinically experienced therapy style that recognizes your inherent worth and capacity. We will work together to explore, understand, and support your healing journey using a variety of tools, collaborating to meet your needs. I welcome LGBTQIA+ folks, I am Kink positive, and believe in cultural humility and health at every size. I use a holistic approach that honors my client's innate healing wisdom- from mind, body, and spirit.
I view therapy as a collaborative effort with my clients- you bring a desire to work on yourself, with all your strengths as well as challenges; I bring a warm, respectful, and clinically experienced therapy style that recognizes your inherent worth and capacity. We will work together to explore, understand, and support your healing journey using a variety of tools, collaborating to meet your needs. I welcome LGBTQIA+ folks, I am Kink positive, and believe in cultural humility and health at every size. I use a holistic approach that honors my client's innate healing wisdom- from mind, body, and spirit.
(341) 999-3875 View (341) 999-3875
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Danice J. Friend
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
San Leandro, CA 94577  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Finding a therapist can be daunting, especially when you are not feeling your best. I am here to assist you on your journey to feeling more like yourself. I have been a licensed psychologist in private practice since 2003. Prior to becoming a psychologist I was an L.V.N. for ten years at Peralta hospital. Primary symptoms treated are anxiety and depression as these symptoms may interfere, with daily activities depending upon the severity (mild, moderate, severe). In addition, life's challenges, such as relationship discord with family, friends, or coworkers, feeling overwhelmed, trauma childhood/adult. Feeling better is the goal.
Finding a therapist can be daunting, especially when you are not feeling your best. I am here to assist you on your journey to feeling more like yourself. I have been a licensed psychologist in private practice since 2003. Prior to becoming a psychologist I was an L.V.N. for ten years at Peralta hospital. Primary symptoms treated are anxiety and depression as these symptoms may interfere, with daily activities depending upon the severity (mild, moderate, severe). In addition, life's challenges, such as relationship discord with family, friends, or coworkers, feeling overwhelmed, trauma childhood/adult. Feeling better is the goal.
(341) 999-2675 View (341) 999-2675
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Anne DeJesus
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Leandro, CA 94577  (Online Only)
"Everyone needs support". As a Licensed Marriage and Family therapist, I have worked with plenty of individuals, couples, and families who seek support in managing their current stressors. I believe in a strength-based approach and focus on helping others understand that they have the capability to be successful in their goals. My goal as a therapist is to provide a safe space for individuals, couples and families to talk about their most vulnerable moments and work through growth and acceptance in their experiences.
"Everyone needs support". As a Licensed Marriage and Family therapist, I have worked with plenty of individuals, couples, and families who seek support in managing their current stressors. I believe in a strength-based approach and focus on helping others understand that they have the capability to be successful in their goals. My goal as a therapist is to provide a safe space for individuals, couples and families to talk about their most vulnerable moments and work through growth and acceptance in their experiences.
(510) 397-9448 View (510) 397-9448
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Mosi Mays-Mirembe
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
San Leandro, CA 94578
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist working in the San Francisco Bay Area. I have broad professional experience as a mediator, conflict management consultant, educator, and trainer. I bring the skills I've acquired in these roles to my therapy work. We humans are adaptive beings. When we adopt behaviors and mindsets that do not serve us, we may feel stuck, fearful, or intensely unhappy. Thankfully, we can modify our thinking and behaviors to promote a life of growth, happiness and healthy relationships. I provide skilled support to help repair troubled relationships and re-route unproductive thinking and behavior patterns.
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist working in the San Francisco Bay Area. I have broad professional experience as a mediator, conflict management consultant, educator, and trainer. I bring the skills I've acquired in these roles to my therapy work. We humans are adaptive beings. When we adopt behaviors and mindsets that do not serve us, we may feel stuck, fearful, or intensely unhappy. Thankfully, we can modify our thinking and behaviors to promote a life of growth, happiness and healthy relationships. I provide skilled support to help repair troubled relationships and re-route unproductive thinking and behavior patterns.
(510) 662-1164 View (510) 662-1164
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Mary Hayes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Leandro, CA 94577  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Army Veteran.  I have worked in a hospital inpatient setting, inpatient residential treatment centers, as an embedded asset in a Marine Corps unit, and in forensic mental health, as well as a variety of Veterans & academic spaces all throughout my academic career.  During my time in the military and in my professional experiences I have seen first hand the  effects of people struggling with mental health conditions.  I utilize an eclectic, holistic approach to partner with you and understand your lived experiences.  My aspiration is to help you to live a more fulfilling life.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Army Veteran.  I have worked in a hospital inpatient setting, inpatient residential treatment centers, as an embedded asset in a Marine Corps unit, and in forensic mental health, as well as a variety of Veterans & academic spaces all throughout my academic career.  During my time in the military and in my professional experiences I have seen first hand the  effects of people struggling with mental health conditions.  I utilize an eclectic, holistic approach to partner with you and understand your lived experiences.  My aspiration is to help you to live a more fulfilling life.
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Michael S Gelbart
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ACSW
Verified Verified
San Leandro, CA 94577
We’re living in a highly stressful society striving to balance our personal lives, relationships, family needs and work livelihoods to care for who and what is most important to us. Past trauma can interfere with our daily functioning and create isolation and mental unwellness. We all need support and guidance: good psychotherapy and relationship counseling can be a great benefit! I assess comprehensively, work pragmatically and use a well-developed tool kit! Together we work to help you balance emotions, shift unhelpful beliefs, resolve trauma, deepen forgiveness and forge new pathways to wellness and relationship health!
We’re living in a highly stressful society striving to balance our personal lives, relationships, family needs and work livelihoods to care for who and what is most important to us. Past trauma can interfere with our daily functioning and create isolation and mental unwellness. We all need support and guidance: good psychotherapy and relationship counseling can be a great benefit! I assess comprehensively, work pragmatically and use a well-developed tool kit! Together we work to help you balance emotions, shift unhelpful beliefs, resolve trauma, deepen forgiveness and forge new pathways to wellness and relationship health!
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Dr. Beatriz Bello
Psychologist, PhD, MA
Verified Verified
San Leandro, CA 94578  (Online Only)
I believe that people are resilient with many talents and special attributes that can many times get ignored, silenced, rejected or neglected. Experiences of rejection, neglect, or discrimination may lead us to deny our true selves or feel fearful to be our authentic selves. When we do not get to be our true selves, we may find that we are moving away from the things that bring us joy and peace. In my practice, I strive to foster a compassionate, non-judgmental space to support you in doing the courageous work of shedding unhelpful patterns, narratives and/or traumas that may be preventing you from living authentically.
I believe that people are resilient with many talents and special attributes that can many times get ignored, silenced, rejected or neglected. Experiences of rejection, neglect, or discrimination may lead us to deny our true selves or feel fearful to be our authentic selves. When we do not get to be our true selves, we may find that we are moving away from the things that bring us joy and peace. In my practice, I strive to foster a compassionate, non-judgmental space to support you in doing the courageous work of shedding unhelpful patterns, narratives and/or traumas that may be preventing you from living authentically.
(510) 214-4022 View (510) 214-4022
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Kali Rowson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Leandro, CA 94577  (Online Only)
As a strength-based, trauma informed psychotherapist, the goal is for us to work collaboratively to help you gain insight into your feelings and behaviors while improving the areas in your life you feel need support. A central focus will be to develop your communication skills in order to make gains in your relationships. My interventions are geared to empathically take you towards your personal goals safely and consistently.
As a strength-based, trauma informed psychotherapist, the goal is for us to work collaboratively to help you gain insight into your feelings and behaviors while improving the areas in your life you feel need support. A central focus will be to develop your communication skills in order to make gains in your relationships. My interventions are geared to empathically take you towards your personal goals safely and consistently.
(424) 317-7456 View (424) 317-7456
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Daphne Priddy
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
San Leandro, CA 94577
Hello! My name is Daphne Priddy and I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, and Associate Marriage and Family Therapist. In my practice, I will meet you where you are with a warm and empathic approach. My primary approach to therapy is evidence based practices such as CBT/DBT. Additional modalities that may be used are dependent on the client needs such as Solution Focused, Narrative, Humanistic, Gestalt, or Integrated approach.
Hello! My name is Daphne Priddy and I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, and Associate Marriage and Family Therapist. In my practice, I will meet you where you are with a warm and empathic approach. My primary approach to therapy is evidence based practices such as CBT/DBT. Additional modalities that may be used are dependent on the client needs such as Solution Focused, Narrative, Humanistic, Gestalt, or Integrated approach.
(341) 895-7910 View (341) 895-7910
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Brenda Cervantes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Leandro, CA 94578
My name is Brenda Cervantes, LCSW. Welcome to my practice! Therapy can be a frightening, overwhelming process, yet one of the most rewarding and life-changing experiences of your life. It allows you to be You, feel safe, and gain the insight and mindfulness you need to be in control of yourself. Through your weaknesses and strengths, you will learn to embrace each and every experience. You will gain the knowledge to make the changes You need. You will find the power within you to bring fulfillment to your life journey.
My name is Brenda Cervantes, LCSW. Welcome to my practice! Therapy can be a frightening, overwhelming process, yet one of the most rewarding and life-changing experiences of your life. It allows you to be You, feel safe, and gain the insight and mindfulness you need to be in control of yourself. Through your weaknesses and strengths, you will learn to embrace each and every experience. You will gain the knowledge to make the changes You need. You will find the power within you to bring fulfillment to your life journey.
(510) 822-8496 View (510) 822-8496
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Crystal Sarbuland
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Leandro, CA 94577
Hi! My name is Crystal Sarbuland. I am a licensed Marriage and Family therapist who is experienced in multi/dual cultural challenges, life transitions, faith counseling, anxiety and relationship difficulties. I help you explore your thinking patterns in order to identify, challenge and reframe them in order to improve and/or challenge your view of yourself, the world around you and others. I often use a multi-modal approach in order to use every tool available that has the potential to benefit my clients.
Hi! My name is Crystal Sarbuland. I am a licensed Marriage and Family therapist who is experienced in multi/dual cultural challenges, life transitions, faith counseling, anxiety and relationship difficulties. I help you explore your thinking patterns in order to identify, challenge and reframe them in order to improve and/or challenge your view of yourself, the world around you and others. I often use a multi-modal approach in order to use every tool available that has the potential to benefit my clients.
(341) 895-5895 View (341) 895-5895
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Nurturing Mind, Body & Spirit, Soc Work, Prof Corp
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Leandro, CA 94578
Nurturing Mind, Body & Spirit is committed to helping clients create an authentic relationship where clients can cultivate their mental well-being, nurture inner peace, and unlock their full potential. We provide a supportive safe space that empowers individuals, couples, and families to embark on a transformative journey of personal growth and healing.
Nurturing Mind, Body & Spirit is committed to helping clients create an authentic relationship where clients can cultivate their mental well-being, nurture inner peace, and unlock their full potential. We provide a supportive safe space that empowers individuals, couples, and families to embark on a transformative journey of personal growth and healing.
(510) 737-5529 View (510) 737-5529
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Valerie Doyle
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Leandro, CA 94578
Not accepting new clients
It takes courage and strength to embrace healing, to create change, to experience deeper intimacy and to grow personally and spiritually. I believe that people are uniquely equipped in what they need to create both the life and relationships they want. In collaboration with you, we will work together to resolve any roadblocks and develop the tools to create both the life and relationships you desire. A quality that defines my practice is the ability to help people feel accepted and able to open up to share and explore what is on their heart and mind.
It takes courage and strength to embrace healing, to create change, to experience deeper intimacy and to grow personally and spiritually. I believe that people are uniquely equipped in what they need to create both the life and relationships they want. In collaboration with you, we will work together to resolve any roadblocks and develop the tools to create both the life and relationships you desire. A quality that defines my practice is the ability to help people feel accepted and able to open up to share and explore what is on their heart and mind.
(510) 756-3494 View (510) 756-3494
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Lynnel Wells
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Leandro, CA 94577  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I believe you're the expert. You know where you’ve been and what you ultimately need, and you may just need a little support finding your way. My job is to help you find those undiscovered parts of yourself, and support you to move toward a more fulfilling and joyful life.
I believe you're the expert. You know where you’ve been and what you ultimately need, and you may just need a little support finding your way. My job is to help you find those undiscovered parts of yourself, and support you to move toward a more fulfilling and joyful life.
(510) 901-3354 View (510) 901-3354

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in San Leandro, CA

100+

Average cost per session

$175

Therapists in San Leandro, CA who prioritize treating:

90% Anxiety
88% Depression
72% Relationship Issues
72% Trauma and PTSD
71% Self Esteem
69% Coping Skills
63% Family Conflict

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

70% Aetna
66% Optum
64% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in San Leandro, CA see their clients

74% In Person and Online
26% Online Only

Gender breakdown

87% Female
13% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in San Leandro?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.