Therapists in Hillsdale, San Mateo, CA

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Carolyn Garrison
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, AMFT
Verified Verified
Hillsdale, San Mateo, CA 94403  (Online Only)
Supporting children, teens, adults, & parents to overcome various adversities, heal to obtain healthy development & maturation, and ultimately reach full potential. Specialties are trauma, depression, anxiety, stress management, life transitions, women's issues, self-esteem/awareness, ADHD, secondary effects of learning differences/disabilities, multi ethnicities/cultures, and spirituality. Support is holistic and integrative, incorporating Brainspotting (BSP), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Humanistic/Existential Therapy, & Play/Expressive Art Therapy, while utilizing innate strengths. Helping you to heal, grow, and thrive.
Supporting children, teens, adults, & parents to overcome various adversities, heal to obtain healthy development & maturation, and ultimately reach full potential. Specialties are trauma, depression, anxiety, stress management, life transitions, women's issues, self-esteem/awareness, ADHD, secondary effects of learning differences/disabilities, multi ethnicities/cultures, and spirituality. Support is holistic and integrative, incorporating Brainspotting (BSP), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Humanistic/Existential Therapy, & Play/Expressive Art Therapy, while utilizing innate strengths. Helping you to heal, grow, and thrive.
(650) 445-4935 View (650) 445-4935
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S. L. McIntyre
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, ASDCS
Verified Verified
Hillsdale, San Mateo, CA 94403
Are you an emerging professional experiencing anxiety, relationship distress, or dissociation? Are you often hypervigilant, insecure or disconnected from your body? Do you feel you can't trust yourself? Are you aware of self-defeating behaviors, but can't seem to change them? You may have had a "late-in-life" diagnosis, realized your gender or even childhood weren’t what you thought they were. You may have had a recent breakup, job change, newborn or Saturn Return. Wherever you’re at, you want long-lasting change and a Right-Fit Therapist. Someone who is not only Neurodivergent-affirming, but who is Neurodivergent themself.
Are you an emerging professional experiencing anxiety, relationship distress, or dissociation? Are you often hypervigilant, insecure or disconnected from your body? Do you feel you can't trust yourself? Are you aware of self-defeating behaviors, but can't seem to change them? You may have had a "late-in-life" diagnosis, realized your gender or even childhood weren’t what you thought they were. You may have had a recent breakup, job change, newborn or Saturn Return. Wherever you’re at, you want long-lasting change and a Right-Fit Therapist. Someone who is not only Neurodivergent-affirming, but who is Neurodivergent themself.
(650) 267-2094 View (650) 267-2094
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Amanda Tan
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Hillsdale, San Mateo, CA 94403
Are you going through changes in your life situation right now? Are you confused about who you are or who you're becoming? I've been there! Moving to a different country, becoming a parent, starting a new career, or facing an illness can be overwhelming and make you question yourself. Work with me to rediscover your values and find the guiding compass to your life.
Are you going through changes in your life situation right now? Are you confused about who you are or who you're becoming? I've been there! Moving to a different country, becoming a parent, starting a new career, or facing an illness can be overwhelming and make you question yourself. Work with me to rediscover your values and find the guiding compass to your life.
(650) 870-2296 View (650) 870-2296
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Jenna Khoury
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Hillsdale, San Mateo, CA 94403
Welcome and looking forward to connecting! Along with adults, I work with kids, teens, and their parents. I also have a passion for working with couples and families. I take a family systems perspective with all of my clients in order to best understand the presenting problem. I have extensive training in hospital and community mental health settings, which emphasized cognitive behavioral and dialectical behavioral strategies. With this training and experience, I take an integrated approach with a specific focus on cognitive behavioral, dialectical behavioral therapy, while also intertwining a family systems perspective.
Welcome and looking forward to connecting! Along with adults, I work with kids, teens, and their parents. I also have a passion for working with couples and families. I take a family systems perspective with all of my clients in order to best understand the presenting problem. I have extensive training in hospital and community mental health settings, which emphasized cognitive behavioral and dialectical behavioral strategies. With this training and experience, I take an integrated approach with a specific focus on cognitive behavioral, dialectical behavioral therapy, while also intertwining a family systems perspective.
(650) 718-4590 View (650) 718-4590
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Rami Mogannam
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Hillsdale, San Mateo, CA 94403
I specialize in psychological assessments and psychotherapy for adolescents and adults. Assessments are often conducted to assess for ADHD, autism, learning disorders, cognitive problems, and psychiatric disorders. I use an evidence based approach to assessment and provides treatment recommendations that make the evaluation meaningful to each individual. I also have extensive experience working with individuals struggling with substance use and mental health problems. I explore underlying reasons for the development of these psychiatric problems and provide treatment that focuses both on reducing use and living a life worth living.
I specialize in psychological assessments and psychotherapy for adolescents and adults. Assessments are often conducted to assess for ADHD, autism, learning disorders, cognitive problems, and psychiatric disorders. I use an evidence based approach to assessment and provides treatment recommendations that make the evaluation meaningful to each individual. I also have extensive experience working with individuals struggling with substance use and mental health problems. I explore underlying reasons for the development of these psychiatric problems and provide treatment that focuses both on reducing use and living a life worth living.
(650) 437-1506 View (650) 437-1506
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Meredith Denton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MPH, RYT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Hillsdale, San Mateo, CA 94403
Welcome, glad you are here. At times, we forget parts of ourselves and lose sight of our inner compass. Therapy is one way of remembering and coming back to our wholeness. I offer a space of healing presence, authenticity, and deep listening, integrating somatic and nature-based practices. Through our work together, you will foster the skills and practices that best supports your healing and growth and is most transformative, nurturing, compassionate, and wise for you. I am passionate about and skilled in supporting women, adolescents, helping professionals, in addition to the global majority and underserved communities.
Welcome, glad you are here. At times, we forget parts of ourselves and lose sight of our inner compass. Therapy is one way of remembering and coming back to our wholeness. I offer a space of healing presence, authenticity, and deep listening, integrating somatic and nature-based practices. Through our work together, you will foster the skills and practices that best supports your healing and growth and is most transformative, nurturing, compassionate, and wise for you. I am passionate about and skilled in supporting women, adolescents, helping professionals, in addition to the global majority and underserved communities.
(650) 753-6551 View (650) 753-6551
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Jessica Cummins
Psychologist, PhD, LEP
Verified Verified
Hillsdale, San Mateo, CA 94403
I primarily work with students in preschool through graduate school who are experiencing learning difficulties, social challenges, intense frustration and/or low motivation. Challenges with planning and organization, memory, emotional regulation, social skills, visual/auditory processing, and/or attention are just some of the many possible hindrances to school achievement. Through the administration of comprehensive psycho-educational assessments, I diagnose cognitive, behavioral, and social/emotional disabilities in students and identify strengths that can be bolstered. I can help make sense of a student's unique learning profile.
I primarily work with students in preschool through graduate school who are experiencing learning difficulties, social challenges, intense frustration and/or low motivation. Challenges with planning and organization, memory, emotional regulation, social skills, visual/auditory processing, and/or attention are just some of the many possible hindrances to school achievement. Through the administration of comprehensive psycho-educational assessments, I diagnose cognitive, behavioral, and social/emotional disabilities in students and identify strengths that can be bolstered. I can help make sense of a student's unique learning profile.
(650) 667-7526 View (650) 667-7526
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Rachel (Kyung Jin) Lee
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Hillsdale, San Mateo, CA 94403
As a caring and dedicated therapist, I’m here to provide a supportive space for you to navigate the challenges you’re facing. Whether you’re grappling with relationship difficulties, trauma, anxiety, depression, or any other issues, know that you’re not alone in this journey. In our sessions, I prioritize your unique experiences and needs, ensuring that our therapy is centered around you as an individual. Drawing from my diverse background as an immigrant and an engineer in the corporate world, I bring a unique perspective to our conversations, allowing me to better understand the complexities of the challenges you’re encountering.
As a caring and dedicated therapist, I’m here to provide a supportive space for you to navigate the challenges you’re facing. Whether you’re grappling with relationship difficulties, trauma, anxiety, depression, or any other issues, know that you’re not alone in this journey. In our sessions, I prioritize your unique experiences and needs, ensuring that our therapy is centered around you as an individual. Drawing from my diverse background as an immigrant and an engineer in the corporate world, I bring a unique perspective to our conversations, allowing me to better understand the complexities of the challenges you’re encountering.
(650) 684-1326 View (650) 684-1326
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S. L. McIntyre
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hillsdale, San Mateo, CA 94403
Are you an emerging professional experiencing anxiety, relationship distress, or dissociation? Are you often hypervigilant, insecure or disconnected from your body? Do you feel you can't trust yourself? Are you aware of self-defeating behaviors, but can't seem to change them? You may have had a "late-in-life" diagnosis, realized your gender or even childhood weren’t what you thought they were. You may have had a recent breakup, job change, newborn or Saturn Return. Wherever you’re at, you want long-lasting change and a Right-Fit Therapist. Someone who is not only Neurodivergent-affirming, but who is Neurodivergent themself.
Are you an emerging professional experiencing anxiety, relationship distress, or dissociation? Are you often hypervigilant, insecure or disconnected from your body? Do you feel you can't trust yourself? Are you aware of self-defeating behaviors, but can't seem to change them? You may have had a "late-in-life" diagnosis, realized your gender or even childhood weren’t what you thought they were. You may have had a recent breakup, job change, newborn or Saturn Return. Wherever you’re at, you want long-lasting change and a Right-Fit Therapist. Someone who is not only Neurodivergent-affirming, but who is Neurodivergent themself.
(628) 345-8907 View (628) 345-8907
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Stephanie J Wong
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Hillsdale, San Mateo, CA 94403  (Online Only)
Hi I'm Dr. Stephanie J. Wong! I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, host of the award-winning, Color of Success Podcast (colorofsuccesspodcast.com), and an Asian American therapist who was recently quoted as a mental health expert in Forbes, Us News & World Report, and Shondaland. Specialties include mood, cultural, relationship, and career/leadership concerns, and working with veterans and ethnic minority clients.
Hi I'm Dr. Stephanie J. Wong! I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, host of the award-winning, Color of Success Podcast (colorofsuccesspodcast.com), and an Asian American therapist who was recently quoted as a mental health expert in Forbes, Us News & World Report, and Shondaland. Specialties include mood, cultural, relationship, and career/leadership concerns, and working with veterans and ethnic minority clients.
(650) 830-0511 View (650) 830-0511
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Sonia Sztejnklaper Bell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, ACSW
Verified Verified
Hillsdale, San Mateo, CA 94403
As a therapist with over 30 years of experience, including as a director of clinical services at a non-profit agency, I've worked with individuals of all ages, couples and families. I offer a wide range of therapy services, specializing in helping my clients deal with emotional and behavioral issues, including anxiety and depression. I also have extensive experience working with those undergoing personal transitions, family, marital and relationship issues, coping with medical challenges including loss and grief.
As a therapist with over 30 years of experience, including as a director of clinical services at a non-profit agency, I've worked with individuals of all ages, couples and families. I offer a wide range of therapy services, specializing in helping my clients deal with emotional and behavioral issues, including anxiety and depression. I also have extensive experience working with those undergoing personal transitions, family, marital and relationship issues, coping with medical challenges including loss and grief.
(415) 578-9229 View (415) 578-9229
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Laura Brash
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Hillsdale, San Mateo, CA 94403  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Whether you're looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation, seeking to resolve painful issues from the past, or wanting to live life more fully and happily, I will work collaboratively with you to remove obstacles to change and growth. I will help you develop more awareness of your thoughts and feelings, so that you can learn from them and manage them, rather than be driven by them. I strive to provide a sanctuary where you can take a deep breath, express yourself freely without fear of judgment, generate new alternatives, and recover the strength to live life fully.
Whether you're looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation, seeking to resolve painful issues from the past, or wanting to live life more fully and happily, I will work collaboratively with you to remove obstacles to change and growth. I will help you develop more awareness of your thoughts and feelings, so that you can learn from them and manage them, rather than be driven by them. I strive to provide a sanctuary where you can take a deep breath, express yourself freely without fear of judgment, generate new alternatives, and recover the strength to live life fully.
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Deborah A Simmons
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFT
Verified Verified
Hillsdale, San Mateo, CA 94403
So often I hear from clients that they have been in therapy before, and it hasn't worked, or they are on medication, and it still is not working. Does this sound like you? My guess is that therapy hasn't worked because the approach is not specifically catered to meet your own unique needs and doesn't really look at the "whole person" but attempts to make a diagnosis and treats that diagnosis with a prescribed treatment plan. That is not you, though. You are unique and your treatment plan needs to meet your needs.
So often I hear from clients that they have been in therapy before, and it hasn't worked, or they are on medication, and it still is not working. Does this sound like you? My guess is that therapy hasn't worked because the approach is not specifically catered to meet your own unique needs and doesn't really look at the "whole person" but attempts to make a diagnosis and treats that diagnosis with a prescribed treatment plan. That is not you, though. You are unique and your treatment plan needs to meet your needs.
(650) 720-5937 View (650) 720-5937
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Caroline Morton
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, ATR-BC
Verified Verified
Hillsdale, San Mateo, CA 94403
Therapy is a personal process and finding the right fit with the right therapist makes all the difference. In a non-judgmental, supportive and safe environment, I invite my clients to take risks and explore their challenges wholeheartedly to help understand their issues, gain awareness, overcome their obstacles, and ultimately obtain the tools to lead an empowered life. I offer one free 30-minute phone consultation. Call (650)455-2547 to determine if we are the right fit. To find out more about my professional background, visit my website at www.cmortonmft.com.
Therapy is a personal process and finding the right fit with the right therapist makes all the difference. In a non-judgmental, supportive and safe environment, I invite my clients to take risks and explore their challenges wholeheartedly to help understand their issues, gain awareness, overcome their obstacles, and ultimately obtain the tools to lead an empowered life. I offer one free 30-minute phone consultation. Call (650)455-2547 to determine if we are the right fit. To find out more about my professional background, visit my website at www.cmortonmft.com.
(650) 209-7798 View (650) 209-7798
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Jennifer Giacomini
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
Hillsdale, San Mateo, CA 94403
Therapy shouldn't have to be complicated or intimidating. What is most crucial-perhaps even more important than credentials or education-is that you feel comfortable with your therapist. I'm a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and have over 20 years experience working with individuals, couples, and adolescents.
Therapy shouldn't have to be complicated or intimidating. What is most crucial-perhaps even more important than credentials or education-is that you feel comfortable with your therapist. I'm a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and have over 20 years experience working with individuals, couples, and adolescents.
(650) 209-7929 View (650) 209-7929
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Cecilia A Nepomuceno
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Hillsdale, San Mateo, CA 94403  (Online Only)
"The deep learning that results in transformation must include the healing of hearts and souls. When spirit is thirsty, it is love, compassion, and truth that quench and satisfy." ~ audrey lorde ~ When we can be compassionate to our growth areas and be grounded in owning our talents and gifts, it may be easier to navigate our challenges and be open to opportunities. When we experience challenges we may need support to work through them. We can use these challenges as opportunities to renew and transform ourselves to have a better relationship with ourselves and others.
"The deep learning that results in transformation must include the healing of hearts and souls. When spirit is thirsty, it is love, compassion, and truth that quench and satisfy." ~ audrey lorde ~ When we can be compassionate to our growth areas and be grounded in owning our talents and gifts, it may be easier to navigate our challenges and be open to opportunities. When we experience challenges we may need support to work through them. We can use these challenges as opportunities to renew and transform ourselves to have a better relationship with ourselves and others.
(650) 265-4541 View (650) 265-4541
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Terry P. Rittgers
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT
Verified Verified
Hillsdale, San Mateo, CA 94403
Greetings...I have been a licensed therapist since 1987 and specialize in working with men, women and couples. I have been facilitating men's groups since the early 90's in my Redwood City office. My work is grounded in my deep understanding of the human experience and how we want to better understand ourselves and each other. Many of us lack some of the skills to accomplish this. I see myself as an experienced, wise and compassionate guide helping others navigate and master emotional challenges. Let me join you for a time on your life's journey.
Greetings...I have been a licensed therapist since 1987 and specialize in working with men, women and couples. I have been facilitating men's groups since the early 90's in my Redwood City office. My work is grounded in my deep understanding of the human experience and how we want to better understand ourselves and each other. Many of us lack some of the skills to accomplish this. I see myself as an experienced, wise and compassionate guide helping others navigate and master emotional challenges. Let me join you for a time on your life's journey.
(650) 924-9382 View (650) 924-9382
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Grace Fung
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hillsdale, San Mateo, CA 94403
I work with children and teens struggling with problems around school, mood and behavior while providing developmental guidance and effective parenting skills for parents. I work extensively with adults struggling with relationship and mood problems. Through providing a safe and relaxed environment, I guide them through a process of self-examination of their own patterns of thoughts, feelings, and relationship styles that kept them from getting what they want.
I work with children and teens struggling with problems around school, mood and behavior while providing developmental guidance and effective parenting skills for parents. I work extensively with adults struggling with relationship and mood problems. Through providing a safe and relaxed environment, I guide them through a process of self-examination of their own patterns of thoughts, feelings, and relationship styles that kept them from getting what they want.
(415) 802-0168 View (415) 802-0168
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Dr. Ranjan Patel
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, MFT, CPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hillsdale, San Mateo, CA 94403  (Online Only)
Psychotherapy is a sacred process where you trust the therapist and make a pact to enter a private world of pain. You're visiting this site and seeking help: I admire that you're acknowledging your needs-this reflects your strength and commitment to yourself. Rather than avoiding, you're confronting stuff--it takes extraordinary courage. We are born resilient, and though we might feel deflated, life cannot knock this resilience out of us. With your resourcefulness, you're looking for a therapist . . . you're reading this sentence, and you're taking the first step . . . congratulations!
Psychotherapy is a sacred process where you trust the therapist and make a pact to enter a private world of pain. You're visiting this site and seeking help: I admire that you're acknowledging your needs-this reflects your strength and commitment to yourself. Rather than avoiding, you're confronting stuff--it takes extraordinary courage. We are born resilient, and though we might feel deflated, life cannot knock this resilience out of us. With your resourcefulness, you're looking for a therapist . . . you're reading this sentence, and you're taking the first step . . . congratulations!
(650) 918-4643 View (650) 918-4643
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Colleen D. Cunningham
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Hillsdale, San Mateo, CA 94403
I appreciate working with people who for whatever reason feel change tugging on them. Sometimes this "tug" may manifest as a crisis in one's life. I believe that some of the most profound changes are initiated through what are experienced as a crisis.
I appreciate working with people who for whatever reason feel change tugging on them. Sometimes this "tug" may manifest as a crisis in one's life. I believe that some of the most profound changes are initiated through what are experienced as a crisis.
(650) 542-7093 View (650) 542-7093

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Hillsdale, San Mateo, CA

60+

Average cost per session

$190

Therapists in Hillsdale, San Mateo, CA who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
85% Depression
84% Self Esteem
72% Relationship Issues
72% Coping Skills
69% Trauma and PTSD
69% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

79% Aetna
66% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
62% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Hillsdale, San Mateo, CA see their clients

68% In Person and Online
32% Online Only

Gender breakdown

85% Female
12% Male
3% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Hillsdale, 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.