Therapists in Baywood Park, San Mateo, CA

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Annette Angulo Psychotherapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Baywood Park, San Mateo, CA 94402  (Online Only)
Choosing the right therapist is very important. The decision to start therapy is a courageous first step towards your journey of understanding and healing. I aim to provide support to anyone that chooses to take that journey in an empathic, reflective and non-judgmental approach. I have worked with people struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD, and life's transitions. I am also bilingual and have many years of experience providing services in Spanish. I mostly have experience in existential-humanistic psychology, psychodynamic, relational/attachment based psychotherapy and somatic psychotherapy.
Choosing the right therapist is very important. The decision to start therapy is a courageous first step towards your journey of understanding and healing. I aim to provide support to anyone that chooses to take that journey in an empathic, reflective and non-judgmental approach. I have worked with people struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD, and life's transitions. I am also bilingual and have many years of experience providing services in Spanish. I mostly have experience in existential-humanistic psychology, psychodynamic, relational/attachment based psychotherapy and somatic psychotherapy.
(650) 667-7656 View (650) 667-7656
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Rachel Shalev
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
Baywood Park, San Mateo, CA 94402
My practice provide a safe, comfortable environment, based on principles of acceptance, non-judgment, and compassion. I'm addressing a wide range of issues, such as depression, anxiety, self-image, eating disorders, complex trauma, grief and loss, and issues relating to adjusting to a new country. As an Expressive-Arts therapist, I offer my clients the option to use their creativity, their body, and music, as avenues to explore their feelings and express themselves.
My practice provide a safe, comfortable environment, based on principles of acceptance, non-judgment, and compassion. I'm addressing a wide range of issues, such as depression, anxiety, self-image, eating disorders, complex trauma, grief and loss, and issues relating to adjusting to a new country. As an Expressive-Arts therapist, I offer my clients the option to use their creativity, their body, and music, as avenues to explore their feelings and express themselves.
(650) 334-0401 View (650) 334-0401
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Anette Voges, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Baywood Park, San Mateo, CA 94402  (Online Only)
Feeling overwhelmed and stressed? Going through a difficult transitional period? From time to time we all face challenges in our lives. My goal is to help and support you through tough times in a warm and non-judgmental manner. We work together to find solutions, identify your strengths and focus on what is important to you.
Feeling overwhelmed and stressed? Going through a difficult transitional period? From time to time we all face challenges in our lives. My goal is to help and support you through tough times in a warm and non-judgmental manner. We work together to find solutions, identify your strengths and focus on what is important to you.
(650) 262-5655 View (650) 262-5655
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Rebekah Kao
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, LPCC
Verified Verified
Baywood Park, San Mateo, CA 94402
Are you struggling in a relationship? Do you feel stuck, alone or misunderstood? Change is possible! I believe that inherent in each of us, there is internal strength, wisdom and the capacity for growth. Through a safe and trusting therapeutic relationship, I’m here to help you heal, learn and connect. My approach is warm, non-judgmental and collaborative. I work in a holistic way that combines empathy and exploration to help you feel heard and foster self-awareness with more direct approaches to help you recognize unhealthy patterns, alleviate symptoms, and make lasting changes.
Are you struggling in a relationship? Do you feel stuck, alone or misunderstood? Change is possible! I believe that inherent in each of us, there is internal strength, wisdom and the capacity for growth. Through a safe and trusting therapeutic relationship, I’m here to help you heal, learn and connect. My approach is warm, non-judgmental and collaborative. I work in a holistic way that combines empathy and exploration to help you feel heard and foster self-awareness with more direct approaches to help you recognize unhealthy patterns, alleviate symptoms, and make lasting changes.
(650) 376-8417 View (650) 376-8417
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Kim Yano
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Baywood Park, San Mateo, CA 94402
Kim Yano is a Licensed Psychologist with over 10 years of experience specializing in treating depression, anxiety, trauma and significant phase of life transitions. Kim treats patients between the ages of 16 and 85 utilizing Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Person Centered, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) in her approach with clients. Kim has extensive experience counseling teens, adults, seniors and groups in both clinical and outpatient settings. In her clinical work, Kim utilizes traditional talk therapy as well as art, music and mindfulness techniques.
Kim Yano is a Licensed Psychologist with over 10 years of experience specializing in treating depression, anxiety, trauma and significant phase of life transitions. Kim treats patients between the ages of 16 and 85 utilizing Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Person Centered, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) in her approach with clients. Kim has extensive experience counseling teens, adults, seniors and groups in both clinical and outpatient settings. In her clinical work, Kim utilizes traditional talk therapy as well as art, music and mindfulness techniques.
(650) 800-5745 View (650) 800-5745
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Christiana Hargrave
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Baywood Park, San Mateo, CA 94402
Since my high school days, I have been interested in the field of psychology and the improvement of mental health. I pursued these interests at Holy Names University, where I received a dual Master of Arts In Counseling and Forensic Psychology. I have practiced for many years in nonprofit and forensic settings, having worked with victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse and sexual offenders, as well as school counseling with adolescents. In my sessions I like to create a comfortable, friendly, and supportive atmosphere.
Since my high school days, I have been interested in the field of psychology and the improvement of mental health. I pursued these interests at Holy Names University, where I received a dual Master of Arts In Counseling and Forensic Psychology. I have practiced for many years in nonprofit and forensic settings, having worked with victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse and sexual offenders, as well as school counseling with adolescents. In my sessions I like to create a comfortable, friendly, and supportive atmosphere.
(650) 275-6029 View (650) 275-6029
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April Moyer
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Baywood Park, San Mateo, CA 94402
Dr. April Moyer is a Psychologist in California who has been practicing since 2020. She has a PhD in Clinical Psychology from Clark University, a Master of Arts degree in Developmental Psychology from San Francisco State University, and a Bachelor of Science degree from Iowa State University. Dr. Moyer’s approach emphasizes building rapport from the start. She recognizes that reaching out for help takes courage and tailors sessions to meet the unique needs of clients and families. Dr. Moyer has been fortunate to have experience and training working with children, adolescents, and adults in community-based clinics.
Dr. April Moyer is a Psychologist in California who has been practicing since 2020. She has a PhD in Clinical Psychology from Clark University, a Master of Arts degree in Developmental Psychology from San Francisco State University, and a Bachelor of Science degree from Iowa State University. Dr. Moyer’s approach emphasizes building rapport from the start. She recognizes that reaching out for help takes courage and tailors sessions to meet the unique needs of clients and families. Dr. Moyer has been fortunate to have experience and training working with children, adolescents, and adults in community-based clinics.
(650) 275-6775 View (650) 275-6775
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Alisandra Salgado
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Baywood Park, San Mateo, CA 94402
Hi, my name is Alisandra Salgado, and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California. I have experience providing counseling services for over 7 years in a community-based outpatient setting. I have served clients of all ages with a wide range of behavioral and mental health concerns. Some of the counseling modalities I use with my clients are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Behavior Therapy, Solution-Focused, and Client-Centered Therapy.
Hi, my name is Alisandra Salgado, and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California. I have experience providing counseling services for over 7 years in a community-based outpatient setting. I have served clients of all ages with a wide range of behavioral and mental health concerns. Some of the counseling modalities I use with my clients are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Behavior Therapy, Solution-Focused, and Client-Centered Therapy.
(661) 451-5701 View (661) 451-5701
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Wendy Ehrlich
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Baywood Park, San Mateo, CA 94402
I will provide a safe, non-judgmental, and empowering therapeutic space where we can work together to address life's challenges. I know it is not always easy to ask for help and I commend you for reaching out. If you are struggling to adjust to changes in your life, are anxious, feeling down or depressed, adapting to a medical concern, dealing with trauma, working on grief or loss, or are struggling with substance use, I can help. In your therapy sessions we will collaborate on your growth, healing, coping skills, and self-care.
I will provide a safe, non-judgmental, and empowering therapeutic space where we can work together to address life's challenges. I know it is not always easy to ask for help and I commend you for reaching out. If you are struggling to adjust to changes in your life, are anxious, feeling down or depressed, adapting to a medical concern, dealing with trauma, working on grief or loss, or are struggling with substance use, I can help. In your therapy sessions we will collaborate on your growth, healing, coping skills, and self-care.
(650) 456-1545 View (650) 456-1545
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Ana Maria Huibers
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Baywood Park, San Mateo, CA 94402
Welcome, I'm glad you are here. It is not easy to seek therapy for yourself or your child. I am here to provide support and guidance with the challenges you are facing at this time. I have over 20 years experience working with children, teens and parents who are struggling with challenges including depression, anxiety, trauma, sexual and physical abuse. I offer parent coaching to help parents improve their relationships with their children. I also provide therapy with Latinx people including first generation and bicultural individuals who need support in navigating multiple social and cultural identities.
Welcome, I'm glad you are here. It is not easy to seek therapy for yourself or your child. I am here to provide support and guidance with the challenges you are facing at this time. I have over 20 years experience working with children, teens and parents who are struggling with challenges including depression, anxiety, trauma, sexual and physical abuse. I offer parent coaching to help parents improve their relationships with their children. I also provide therapy with Latinx people including first generation and bicultural individuals who need support in navigating multiple social and cultural identities.
(650) 379-0109 View (650) 379-0109
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Robin Levick
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Baywood Park, San Mateo, CA 94402
In my therapy practice, I focus on empowerment: the ability to move freely, think creatively, and speak truth courageously. If you feel disaffected and disillusioned by the pervasive injustice and exploitation in the world, you are not alone. I welcome your anger, your bitterness, your despair, and your grief. There is every temptation to numb, collapse, rage, and rationalize given the state of things, but I will support you as you move away from these habitual responses and seek meaning, purpose, connection, and joy.
In my therapy practice, I focus on empowerment: the ability to move freely, think creatively, and speak truth courageously. If you feel disaffected and disillusioned by the pervasive injustice and exploitation in the world, you are not alone. I welcome your anger, your bitterness, your despair, and your grief. There is every temptation to numb, collapse, rage, and rationalize given the state of things, but I will support you as you move away from these habitual responses and seek meaning, purpose, connection, and joy.
(510) 822-7904 View (510) 822-7904
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Alejandra Gamez-Villanueva
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Baywood Park, San Mateo, CA 94402
Not accepting new clients
Welcome! You may be facing a hardship and are ready to participate in psychotherapy. Seeking out therapy can be difficult for many people, so being connected with the right therapist is essential for growth and positive change to happen. I help individuals feel comfortable, and provide a safe space where you can be you, and share whatever may be on your mind. I support children, teens and adults who are struggling with many life challenges including attachment issues, trauma, partner relational violence, transitional issues, immigration issues, gender identity, school difficulties, parenting challenges, and self-esteem.
Welcome! You may be facing a hardship and are ready to participate in psychotherapy. Seeking out therapy can be difficult for many people, so being connected with the right therapist is essential for growth and positive change to happen. I help individuals feel comfortable, and provide a safe space where you can be you, and share whatever may be on your mind. I support children, teens and adults who are struggling with many life challenges including attachment issues, trauma, partner relational violence, transitional issues, immigration issues, gender identity, school difficulties, parenting challenges, and self-esteem.
(650) 204-8406 View (650) 204-8406
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Lisa A Montalvo
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CEAP, SAP
Verified Verified
Baywood Park, San Mateo, CA 94402
I have been a licensed therapist in the Bay Area for over 30 years. I provide a space that is welcoming, safe and comfortable. My style is non-judgemental, empathic and introspective. My goal is to help you learn about yourself and how to relate to others so that you can make positive changes that are lasting. I incorporate various treatment modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Short Term Solution Focused Therapy and Client Centered Therapy and Mindfulness based techniques. Therapeutic strategies are tailored to the individuals needs. I work with individuals, couples and adults.
I have been a licensed therapist in the Bay Area for over 30 years. I provide a space that is welcoming, safe and comfortable. My style is non-judgemental, empathic and introspective. My goal is to help you learn about yourself and how to relate to others so that you can make positive changes that are lasting. I incorporate various treatment modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Short Term Solution Focused Therapy and Client Centered Therapy and Mindfulness based techniques. Therapeutic strategies are tailored to the individuals needs. I work with individuals, couples and adults.
(650) 482-8311 View (650) 482-8311
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Patrick Murphy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Baywood Park, San Mateo, CA 94402
Feeling stuck? Overwhelmed? Experiencing worry, anxiety or depression? Struggling with Imposture syndrome, perfectionism or procrastination at work or in your personal life? I know seeking therapy can be frustrating and anxiety provoking. Therapy can help you to get unstuck and gain clarity, confidence, reduce anxiety, feel happier, develop deeper connections with friends and family, gain perspective about life's problems and disappointments, heal past wounds, establish a healthy feeling of hope and "be yourself" again.
Feeling stuck? Overwhelmed? Experiencing worry, anxiety or depression? Struggling with Imposture syndrome, perfectionism or procrastination at work or in your personal life? I know seeking therapy can be frustrating and anxiety provoking. Therapy can help you to get unstuck and gain clarity, confidence, reduce anxiety, feel happier, develop deeper connections with friends and family, gain perspective about life's problems and disappointments, heal past wounds, establish a healthy feeling of hope and "be yourself" again.
(650) 374-0332 View (650) 374-0332
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Bernadette Shu
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Baywood Park, San Mateo, CA 94402
Therapy is your opportunity to receive support, validation, guidance and healing. We will work together to address your concerns in a safe, accepting and non-judgmental environment. I focus on helping women at various stages of life who are going through traumatic experiences, stressful life transitions, grief & loss and anxiety & depression. I'm also trained to help perinatal/ postpartum women and mothers. In addition to my clinical training, I bring 20 years of Corporate sector experience to this field.
Therapy is your opportunity to receive support, validation, guidance and healing. We will work together to address your concerns in a safe, accepting and non-judgmental environment. I focus on helping women at various stages of life who are going through traumatic experiences, stressful life transitions, grief & loss and anxiety & depression. I'm also trained to help perinatal/ postpartum women and mothers. In addition to my clinical training, I bring 20 years of Corporate sector experience to this field.
(650) 549-9842 View (650) 549-9842
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Jacqueline Eaton
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Baywood Park, San Mateo, CA 94402  (Online Only)
Has your teen felt lost or hopeless? Does your child suffer from excessive worry that interferes with social and academic life? Children and teens are particularly susceptible to the pressure handed out by society and often need help developing the tools to cope with intense symptoms of anxiety and depression. Working as a team, I will help you, your child, and any other providers create and plan ways to achieve goals of decreasing symptoms such as intense worry, insomnia, mood swings, panic attacks, school problems, and suicidal thoughts. I also run two teen groups focused on symptom management and building self confidence.
Has your teen felt lost or hopeless? Does your child suffer from excessive worry that interferes with social and academic life? Children and teens are particularly susceptible to the pressure handed out by society and often need help developing the tools to cope with intense symptoms of anxiety and depression. Working as a team, I will help you, your child, and any other providers create and plan ways to achieve goals of decreasing symptoms such as intense worry, insomnia, mood swings, panic attacks, school problems, and suicidal thoughts. I also run two teen groups focused on symptom management and building self confidence.
(650) 549-9197 View (650) 549-9197
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C.A.R.E. Clinic
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Baywood Park, San Mateo, CA 94402
C.A.R.E. Clinic (Children’s Advancement and Results through Evaluation) specializes in psychological and neuropsychological testing with children, adolescents, and young adults. We are passionate about conducting evaluations that guide families towards a greater understanding of their child, with precise and practical reports that provide a roadmap for effective solutions. Common areas we assess for include ADHD, learning disabilities, giftedness, neurocognitive differences, developmental delays/autism, mood disorders and emotional or behavioral challenges. We also conduct pre-adoption psychological evaluations.
C.A.R.E. Clinic (Children’s Advancement and Results through Evaluation) specializes in psychological and neuropsychological testing with children, adolescents, and young adults. We are passionate about conducting evaluations that guide families towards a greater understanding of their child, with precise and practical reports that provide a roadmap for effective solutions. Common areas we assess for include ADHD, learning disabilities, giftedness, neurocognitive differences, developmental delays/autism, mood disorders and emotional or behavioral challenges. We also conduct pre-adoption psychological evaluations.
(650) 532-9752 View (650) 532-9752
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Laurie Ruth Weiss
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Baywood Park, San Mateo, CA 94402
As a child, adult, and couple's psychologist, my goal is to provide treatment with care and integrity. Children come in for school problems, behavioral problems or mood disturbances including anxiety. I provide support and coaching for parents along side the therapy for their children. Adults come to see me for desire to live with less pain, more peace. Couples engage in work to improve communication or manage a stress that is effecting the relationship. The therapeutic relationship is a powerful medium for change. Regardless of the reason for starting therapy, most people get tremendous relief.
As a child, adult, and couple's psychologist, my goal is to provide treatment with care and integrity. Children come in for school problems, behavioral problems or mood disturbances including anxiety. I provide support and coaching for parents along side the therapy for their children. Adults come to see me for desire to live with less pain, more peace. Couples engage in work to improve communication or manage a stress that is effecting the relationship. The therapeutic relationship is a powerful medium for change. Regardless of the reason for starting therapy, most people get tremendous relief.
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Online Therapists

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Blanca Pena
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Mateo, CA 94403
Blanca Pena, LMFT 138765, is an integrative therapist who aims to match evidence-based treatments with each client's particular concern(s), and to discover and understand the individual's personality traits, preferences, needs, spiritual beliefs, openness, and motivation level. Specialize in Trauma, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy Mindfulness, Humanistic Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, and Crisis Management. I approach goal setting by meeting my clients where they are at and working together to find treatment goals based on their challenges.
Blanca Pena, LMFT 138765, is an integrative therapist who aims to match evidence-based treatments with each client's particular concern(s), and to discover and understand the individual's personality traits, preferences, needs, spiritual beliefs, openness, and motivation level. Specialize in Trauma, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy Mindfulness, Humanistic Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, and Crisis Management. I approach goal setting by meeting my clients where they are at and working together to find treatment goals based on their challenges.
(650) 644-4808 View (650) 644-4808
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Trisha Stewart
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Mateo, CA 94402  (Online Only)
Is life becoming unmanageable? Looking for real answers? Seeking the best group of clinicians who accept your insurance? Welcome to WellPsyche Medical Group! WellPsyche providers are experts in Wellness and Mental Health. Our providers take a Thoughtful, Practical, and Caring approach to therapy and can help you balance your life. WellPsyche is also a leader in Telemedicine. Now you can visit with your provider from the privacy and convenience of your home or work.
Is life becoming unmanageable? Looking for real answers? Seeking the best group of clinicians who accept your insurance? Welcome to WellPsyche Medical Group! WellPsyche providers are experts in Wellness and Mental Health. Our providers take a Thoughtful, Practical, and Caring approach to therapy and can help you balance your life. WellPsyche is also a leader in Telemedicine. Now you can visit with your provider from the privacy and convenience of your home or work.
(650) 648-6041 View (650) 648-6041

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Baywood Park, San Mateo, CA

10+

Average cost per session

$200

Therapists in Baywood Park, San Mateo, CA who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
94% Depression
78% Trauma and PTSD
72% Stress
67% Parenting
67% Coping Skills
67% Self Esteem

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

80% Other
70% Aetna
70% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Baywood Park, San Mateo, CA see their clients

84% In Person and Online
16% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
11% Male
5% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Baywood Park, San Mateo?

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.