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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Joan Gold
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Leandro, CA 94577
I help women become more present and powerful in their lives. In a safe, collaborative setting, I help individuals from all walks of life free themselves from the pain of the past, make better choices in the present, identify and realize their dreams. I also provide psychedelic integration to make the most of insights and experiences gained from expanded states of consciousness.
I help women become more present and powerful in their lives. In a safe, collaborative setting, I help individuals from all walks of life free themselves from the pain of the past, make better choices in the present, identify and realize their dreams. I also provide psychedelic integration to make the most of insights and experiences gained from expanded states of consciousness.
(510) 573-7586 View (510) 573-7586
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Elizabeth Haughey
Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
San Leandro, CA 94578
My name is Eliza Haughey, LPCC. I see the therapeutic alliance as the most important part of therapy. People need to feel safe, seen, and heard. A therapist should be a confidant and empower clients to feel comfortable sharing the experiences they are going through, from the profound to the mundane. I work with depression, anxiety, life changes and adjustment issues, addiction, eating disorders, and trauma.
My name is Eliza Haughey, LPCC. I see the therapeutic alliance as the most important part of therapy. People need to feel safe, seen, and heard. A therapist should be a confidant and empower clients to feel comfortable sharing the experiences they are going through, from the profound to the mundane. I work with depression, anxiety, life changes and adjustment issues, addiction, eating disorders, and trauma.
(510) 640-8821 View (510) 640-8821
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Roz Wright
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
San Leandro, CA 94577
BAPTA is the only practice in the Bay Area dedicated exclusively to providing psychological and neuropsychological assessment. We offer a free initial consultation. BAPTA's psychologists work with a wide variety of clients, including children, adults and elders. Through the administration of state of the art psychological and neuropsychological tests we are able to evaluate for learning disabilities, information processing disorders, developmental disorders (such as Autism and Aspergers) and other types of cognitive dysfunction. Because psychodiagnostic testing is able to provide accurate diagnostics, it can assist treatment providers by offering recommendations for intervention that have a high likelihood of success.
BAPTA is the only practice in the Bay Area dedicated exclusively to providing psychological and neuropsychological assessment. We offer a free initial consultation. BAPTA's psychologists work with a wide variety of clients, including children, adults and elders. Through the administration of state of the art psychological and neuropsychological tests we are able to evaluate for learning disabilities, information processing disorders, developmental disorders (such as Autism and Aspergers) and other types of cognitive dysfunction. Because psychodiagnostic testing is able to provide accurate diagnostics, it can assist treatment providers by offering recommendations for intervention that have a high likelihood of success.
(415) 689-8802 View (415) 689-8802
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Stacey Peyer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Leandro, CA 94577
My name is Stacey Peyer and I have been a licensed Clinical Social Worker since 1989. I primarily work with adults. I am also a Certified Pet Loss Specialist. I work with adults who are dealing with relationship issues, life transitions, depression, anxiety, infertility, LGBTQ concerns, and Pet loss, including anticipatory grief and end of life decisions. I have a great deal of experience supporting social work students (and those studying related fields) in their career journeys.
My name is Stacey Peyer and I have been a licensed Clinical Social Worker since 1989. I primarily work with adults. I am also a Certified Pet Loss Specialist. I work with adults who are dealing with relationship issues, life transitions, depression, anxiety, infertility, LGBTQ concerns, and Pet loss, including anticipatory grief and end of life decisions. I have a great deal of experience supporting social work students (and those studying related fields) in their career journeys.
(341) 999-4417 View (341) 999-4417
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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
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Jones Psychological Services
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Leandro, CA 94577
Our team of clinician's approach is to provide a safe and supportive environment for clients when they are facing emotionally traumatic events in their lives such as depression, anxiety, domestic violence , sexual abuse or substance use disorders. We take a proactive approach to our client's emotional healing by drawing on their individual strengths and guiding them to become collaborators of their own healing. We focus on supporting client to make healthy decisions that can help them feel empowered despite the impact of the events they have experienced.
Our team of clinician's approach is to provide a safe and supportive environment for clients when they are facing emotionally traumatic events in their lives such as depression, anxiety, domestic violence , sexual abuse or substance use disorders. We take a proactive approach to our client's emotional healing by drawing on their individual strengths and guiding them to become collaborators of their own healing. We focus on supporting client to make healthy decisions that can help them feel empowered despite the impact of the events they have experienced.
(510) 683-5824 View (510) 683-5824
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Bianca Jarvis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Leandro, CA 94577  (Online Only)
“Your present circumstances don’t determine where you go; they merely determine where you start.” - Dr. Lauren Fogel Mersy. If you are feeling ready to start, welcome to my practice. I am committed to creating a therapeutic environment where you are met with compassion and competency in order to feel safe to share about the issues, difficulties, and fears impacting your life. I am also honored to welcome you back to therapy if previous experiences with therapy and/or therapist(s) have felt harmful or unsafe.
“Your present circumstances don’t determine where you go; they merely determine where you start.” - Dr. Lauren Fogel Mersy. If you are feeling ready to start, welcome to my practice. I am committed to creating a therapeutic environment where you are met with compassion and competency in order to feel safe to share about the issues, difficulties, and fears impacting your life. I am also honored to welcome you back to therapy if previous experiences with therapy and/or therapist(s) have felt harmful or unsafe.
(510) 214-2470 View (510) 214-2470
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Mieke Bryant
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
San Leandro, CA 94578  (Online Only)
If you've every felt like you were in a "space of stuck" you are not alone. Many individuals struggle to pinpoint the barriers to living an enhanced life that optimizes their potential. Trauma, and historical experiences can contribute to this state of suspension. You have the opportunity and capability to change direction, no matter how long you've felt like you were in a never ending cycle. It is not too late and you are not alone. The addition of my therapeutic services, support, and effective coping skills can be the catalyst for positive momentum. NOW is the time to get the results you crave.
If you've every felt like you were in a "space of stuck" you are not alone. Many individuals struggle to pinpoint the barriers to living an enhanced life that optimizes their potential. Trauma, and historical experiences can contribute to this state of suspension. You have the opportunity and capability to change direction, no matter how long you've felt like you were in a never ending cycle. It is not too late and you are not alone. The addition of my therapeutic services, support, and effective coping skills can be the catalyst for positive momentum. NOW is the time to get the results you crave.
(510) 544-8974 View (510) 544-8974
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Michael S Gelbart
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ACSW
Verified Verified
San Leandro, CA 94577
Waitlist for new clients
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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Vaughn L Baker
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Leandro, CA 94577
I am a thought leader and teacher and I share the knowledge I have acquired through formal education and life experience. I view therapy as a spiritual path to expand, grow, and evolve as a human being. I will guide you to an awareness and understanding of your thoughts and underlying beliefs which contribute to your actions and decision making. I use a holistic approach that is warm and supportive for Individuals, couples, families and other forms of relationships. Together we'll establish an environment for you to develop the strengths and strategies which will guide you to goal achievement.
I am a thought leader and teacher and I share the knowledge I have acquired through formal education and life experience. I view therapy as a spiritual path to expand, grow, and evolve as a human being. I will guide you to an awareness and understanding of your thoughts and underlying beliefs which contribute to your actions and decision making. I use a holistic approach that is warm and supportive for Individuals, couples, families and other forms of relationships. Together we'll establish an environment for you to develop the strengths and strategies which will guide you to goal achievement.
(510) 573-7314 View (510) 573-7314
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DAKARI Wikkeling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Leandro, CA 94577
I grew up in San Francisco, Ca and after high school attended City College of SF, and then SF State University. I graduated with a BA in Psychology and went on to obtain a Masters Degree in Social Work from University of Pennsylvania. Following my graduation in 1987 I went on to obtain a certificate in couples and sex therapy from the Penn Council for Relationships. I have over 30 years of experience counseling couples, families and individuals from all over the world addressing depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and racial trauma issues.
I grew up in San Francisco, Ca and after high school attended City College of SF, and then SF State University. I graduated with a BA in Psychology and went on to obtain a Masters Degree in Social Work from University of Pennsylvania. Following my graduation in 1987 I went on to obtain a certificate in couples and sex therapy from the Penn Council for Relationships. I have over 30 years of experience counseling couples, families and individuals from all over the world addressing depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and racial trauma issues.
(341) 999-7278 View (341) 999-7278
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Britny Kerwin
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
San Leandro, CA 94577
Welcome! My name is Britny Kerwin, and I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with a passion for empowering others to reach their goals. I have worked with all different types of clients and populations. I have experience working with depression, anxiety, stress, trauma, bullying, and family conflict to name a few. I often utilize a person-centered approach, as I am a strong believer that you are the expert of yourself and your life. I may implement tools from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy to support your progress and long-term success.
Welcome! My name is Britny Kerwin, and I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with a passion for empowering others to reach their goals. I have worked with all different types of clients and populations. I have experience working with depression, anxiety, stress, trauma, bullying, and family conflict to name a few. I often utilize a person-centered approach, as I am a strong believer that you are the expert of yourself and your life. I may implement tools from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy to support your progress and long-term success.
(341) 999-4316 View (341) 999-4316
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Colette Katuala
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Leandro, CA 94577  (Online Only)
My ideal client in on their path of self discovery and utilize my perspective along the way. I am best suited to treat clients that are motivated to change their current circumstance and can appreciate a strength based approach to finding solutions. Life is complex and, at times, overwhelming. Many times, people need clinical support to get through a difficult situation. Depression, anxiety, stress and substance abuse as it relates to professional and personal functioning are all areas that are supported in my practice. Connecting with my clients and their values is a position I hold dearly in my work.
My ideal client in on their path of self discovery and utilize my perspective along the way. I am best suited to treat clients that are motivated to change their current circumstance and can appreciate a strength based approach to finding solutions. Life is complex and, at times, overwhelming. Many times, people need clinical support to get through a difficult situation. Depression, anxiety, stress and substance abuse as it relates to professional and personal functioning are all areas that are supported in my practice. Connecting with my clients and their values is a position I hold dearly in my work.
(341) 222-3963 View (341) 222-3963
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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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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 Curtis
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Leandro, CA 94577
Brenda Curtis, LMFT and EMDR certified. I approach the individual as a whole and the client knows themselves best. I am compassionate, easy to talk to, and have a great sense of humor. My practice consists of individuals from all walks of life, ethnicities, and cultures. I often focus on first responders/law enforcement/RNs and those who have had traumas in their lives. I work with a wide variety of individuals those with PTSD/trauma-related injuries, law enforcement/Frist Responders, doctors, nurses, addiction (12-step recovery), anxiety, and depression.
Brenda Curtis, LMFT and EMDR certified. I approach the individual as a whole and the client knows themselves best. I am compassionate, easy to talk to, and have a great sense of humor. My practice consists of individuals from all walks of life, ethnicities, and cultures. I often focus on first responders/law enforcement/RNs and those who have had traumas in their lives. I work with a wide variety of individuals those with PTSD/trauma-related injuries, law enforcement/Frist Responders, doctors, nurses, addiction (12-step recovery), anxiety, and depression.
(341) 895-5493 View (341) 895-5493
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Celina Hernandez Ramirez Bilingual Spanish
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Leandro, CA 94577  (Online Only)
Are you confused, stuck, or unable to function and be the best version of yourself? Do you feel inadequate as a parent, a partner or unable to build meaningful interpersonal relationships? Do you want to move forward and leave behind a past that no longer serves you? If you need to regain confidence at work, within your family, student life and/or professional life, I am here to help. I am licensed in California and have worked with families and individuals for more than 20 years. Together we can tap into your inherent tools and help you thrive and recover or build a sense of power and belonging. Call today!
Are you confused, stuck, or unable to function and be the best version of yourself? Do you feel inadequate as a parent, a partner or unable to build meaningful interpersonal relationships? Do you want to move forward and leave behind a past that no longer serves you? If you need to regain confidence at work, within your family, student life and/or professional life, I am here to help. I am licensed in California and have worked with families and individuals for more than 20 years. Together we can tap into your inherent tools and help you thrive and recover or build a sense of power and belonging. Call today!
(341) 217-4600 View (341) 217-4600
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Leslie E Kays
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA
Verified Verified
San Leandro, CA 94577
Do you feel weary of the constant parade of "failed" relationships that show up in your life? Would you like to discover the secret to attracting and keeping a healthy committed relationship? If you answered "yes" to these questions, you have come to the right place. I have 25 years of experience in helping people just like you to understand how the patterns of unhealthy relationships are laid down very early in life. Relationships are like a "dance" in which each partner performs their "steps". Becoming aware of your "steps" means you can change them, and reap amazing rewards.
Do you feel weary of the constant parade of "failed" relationships that show up in your life? Would you like to discover the secret to attracting and keeping a healthy committed relationship? If you answered "yes" to these questions, you have come to the right place. I have 25 years of experience in helping people just like you to understand how the patterns of unhealthy relationships are laid down very early in life. Relationships are like a "dance" in which each partner performs their "steps". Becoming aware of your "steps" means you can change them, and reap amazing rewards.
(510) 287-9206 View (510) 287-9206
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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

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
86% Depression
72% Relationship Issues
72% Trauma and PTSD
71% Self Esteem
69% Coping Skills
63% Stress

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

73% Aetna
67% Cigna and Evernorth
67% Optum

How Therapists in San Leandro, CA see their clients

73% In Person and Online
27% 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.