Therapists in San Rafael, CA

Photo of Elizabeth Horevitz, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in San Rafael, CA
Elizabeth Horevitz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Rafael, CA 94901  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Are you feeling emotionally exhausted by your work as a healthcare or helping professional? Has the work you once felt called to do become a source of strain and stress in your life and relationships? You are not alone. You can't pour from an empty cup. Let's refill it.
Are you feeling emotionally exhausted by your work as a healthcare or helping professional? Has the work you once felt called to do become a source of strain and stress in your life and relationships? You are not alone. You can't pour from an empty cup. Let's refill it.
(415) 233-9132 View (415) 233-9132
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Lisa Hauck-Loy
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Rafael, CA 94901
I see adult individuals who would like to: feel empowered, self-compassionate and self-expressive, to know their heart's desires, and to overcome self-defeating thoughts, behaviors and anxiety. I see straight and queer couples who want to: learn new ways of relating to co-create secure and fulfilling attachment, to learn how to make effective repairs with each other, and to learn how to manage oneself and one's partner in the best way.
I see adult individuals who would like to: feel empowered, self-compassionate and self-expressive, to know their heart's desires, and to overcome self-defeating thoughts, behaviors and anxiety. I see straight and queer couples who want to: learn new ways of relating to co-create secure and fulfilling attachment, to learn how to make effective repairs with each other, and to learn how to manage oneself and one's partner in the best way.
(415) 813-2649 View (415) 813-2649
Photo of Victoria Bloom, Psychologist in San Rafael, CA
Victoria Bloom
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
San Rafael, CA 94903  (Online Only)
Suffering and distress have probably brought you to this page seeking relief and greater well-being. I bring my knowledge, understanding, experience, and compassionate presence to the table in my role as your guide toward healing and greater well-being. Through deep listening with the aim of truly seeing you, we will forge a path together designed to work in the best way for you to heal, grow, and move forward. The aim is to develop insight, forge new skills, attitudes, and actions to create a life of greater well-being and satifaction.
Suffering and distress have probably brought you to this page seeking relief and greater well-being. I bring my knowledge, understanding, experience, and compassionate presence to the table in my role as your guide toward healing and greater well-being. Through deep listening with the aim of truly seeing you, we will forge a path together designed to work in the best way for you to heal, grow, and move forward. The aim is to develop insight, forge new skills, attitudes, and actions to create a life of greater well-being and satifaction.
(628) 345-4617 View (628) 345-4617
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Bonnie Kaufman
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCC, MSEd, MHC
Verified Verified
San Rafael, CA 94903
Finding the right therapist can be overwhelming. It takes a lot of strength to begin the process of therapy and I applaud you for taking the first step. Entering into a therapeutic relationship is all about building trust. I provide a relaxed, non-judgmental, and compassionate atmosphere in which you can safely explore your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. I truly want to get to know who you are and how we can work together to reach your goals, work on changing behaviors that are no longer suiting your needs, and modify unhealthy thinking styles.
Finding the right therapist can be overwhelming. It takes a lot of strength to begin the process of therapy and I applaud you for taking the first step. Entering into a therapeutic relationship is all about building trust. I provide a relaxed, non-judgmental, and compassionate atmosphere in which you can safely explore your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. I truly want to get to know who you are and how we can work together to reach your goals, work on changing behaviors that are no longer suiting your needs, and modify unhealthy thinking styles.
(628) 229-3527 View (628) 229-3527
Tracey Herman Broome
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Rafael, CA 94901
As a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 15 years of clinical experience, I provide psychotherapy for children, teens, adults, and families in Marin and San Francisco. My professional focus is helping my clients find the right theapeutic tools so that they can move beyond destructive thinking and feeling patterns, have new insight and healing regarding past traumas, and face their life challenges with confidence.
As a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 15 years of clinical experience, I provide psychotherapy for children, teens, adults, and families in Marin and San Francisco. My professional focus is helping my clients find the right theapeutic tools so that they can move beyond destructive thinking and feeling patterns, have new insight and healing regarding past traumas, and face their life challenges with confidence.
(415) 488-8278 View (415) 488-8278
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Linea E Larsen
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Rafael, CA 94901  (Online Only)
When you are ready to embark on your healing path, I will meet you with compassion, fair witness, and the skilled guidance of 20 years as a psychotherapist. Together, we will follow the path of the present moment, journeying to your true Self. The blocks to our own potentials developed for good reason from damaging events in our lives. They have served as protections but have also kept us encaged. Our soul, our spirit, longs toward a fuller Self.
When you are ready to embark on your healing path, I will meet you with compassion, fair witness, and the skilled guidance of 20 years as a psychotherapist. Together, we will follow the path of the present moment, journeying to your true Self. The blocks to our own potentials developed for good reason from damaging events in our lives. They have served as protections but have also kept us encaged. Our soul, our spirit, longs toward a fuller Self.
(510) 953-5631 View (510) 953-5631
Photo of Helen Schoenhals Hart, Licensed Psychoanalyst in San Rafael, CA
Helen Schoenhals Hart
Licensed Psychoanalyst
Verified Verified
San Rafael, CA 94903
Perhaps you have some symptom that's bothering you: writer's cramp, an embarrassing blushing problem, relationship or sexual difficulties, an eating disorder, a problem with anger, or perhaps you have debilitating anxiety attacks. Or you simply are unhappy, depressed and dissatisfied with your life, even though you are relatively successful. The list of possible symptoms is endless. As a psychoanalyst, I can assist you on the classic and still the most adventurous road to relief: the search for self-understanding. Also, should you need it, I offer short-term counseling and couples therapy.
Perhaps you have some symptom that's bothering you: writer's cramp, an embarrassing blushing problem, relationship or sexual difficulties, an eating disorder, a problem with anger, or perhaps you have debilitating anxiety attacks. Or you simply are unhappy, depressed and dissatisfied with your life, even though you are relatively successful. The list of possible symptoms is endless. As a psychoanalyst, I can assist you on the classic and still the most adventurous road to relief: the search for self-understanding. Also, should you need it, I offer short-term counseling and couples therapy.
(415) 689-9225 View (415) 689-9225
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Nicholas Coleman Plastiras
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LPCC
Verified Verified
San Rafael, CA 94903
Navigating life can be difficult. Perhaps you find yourself stuck in problematic relational patterns, struggling to find a different way. Maybe you criticize and put limitations on yourself. Perhaps you have endless empathy for everyone but yourself. Maybe you’ve turned to alcohol or substances to avoid the pain. Maybe you don’t feel much of anything at all. Perhaps you are simply in a rut and you don’t know how to get yourself out of it. The good news is, by simply looking for help you are on your way to regaining confidence, agency, and a fuller, more authentic sense of self. A self that CAN navigate the difficulties of life.
Navigating life can be difficult. Perhaps you find yourself stuck in problematic relational patterns, struggling to find a different way. Maybe you criticize and put limitations on yourself. Perhaps you have endless empathy for everyone but yourself. Maybe you’ve turned to alcohol or substances to avoid the pain. Maybe you don’t feel much of anything at all. Perhaps you are simply in a rut and you don’t know how to get yourself out of it. The good news is, by simply looking for help you are on your way to regaining confidence, agency, and a fuller, more authentic sense of self. A self that CAN navigate the difficulties of life.
(415) 634-3407 View (415) 634-3407
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Premsiri Linda Joy Lewin
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, SEP
Verified Verified
San Rafael, CA 94901  (Online Only)
Are you feeling alone, struggling with limiting core beliefs, wounding or trauma? I can help! As a seasoned, skilled and caring practitioner I help unpack psychological issues, emotional needs, spiritual unfolding, early childhood neglect and issues of death and dying? In an atmosphere of safety and compassion we can address your life transition, relationship pain and suffering, compromised health, grieving, loss of purpose or spiritual confusion? I'm here to listen, navigate, transform and rewire the agony, hurt and aloneness that's running your life. It's possible to open your heart, trust and find your inner voice & purpose now!
Are you feeling alone, struggling with limiting core beliefs, wounding or trauma? I can help! As a seasoned, skilled and caring practitioner I help unpack psychological issues, emotional needs, spiritual unfolding, early childhood neglect and issues of death and dying? In an atmosphere of safety and compassion we can address your life transition, relationship pain and suffering, compromised health, grieving, loss of purpose or spiritual confusion? I'm here to listen, navigate, transform and rewire the agony, hurt and aloneness that's running your life. It's possible to open your heart, trust and find your inner voice & purpose now!
(415) 967-5204 View (415) 967-5204
Photo of Jessica Potter, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Rafael, CA
Jessica Potter
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Rafael, CA 94901
I am versatile in my clinical experience with clients of different ages and cultures. I have particular training in working with individuals struggling with trauma and the many symptoms related to trauma. I also have many years of experience working with those who struggle with addictions. I enjoy providing support groups for adults and teenagers. I have worked in schools, outpatient clinics, and private practice. I also have experience in suicide prevention work with teenagers and young adults.
I am versatile in my clinical experience with clients of different ages and cultures. I have particular training in working with individuals struggling with trauma and the many symptoms related to trauma. I also have many years of experience working with those who struggle with addictions. I enjoy providing support groups for adults and teenagers. I have worked in schools, outpatient clinics, and private practice. I also have experience in suicide prevention work with teenagers and young adults.
(415) 689-1017 View (415) 689-1017
Photo of Karen Shay, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Rafael, CA
Karen Shay
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
San Rafael, CA 94901
My style is collaborative, engaged and supportive. I will work with you to overcome depression, anxiety, substance abuse or relationship issues that are holding you back from leading a more fulfilling life. In individual work we will explore your past experiences and family of origin that may have brought you to hold on to many negative unconscious beliefs and behaviors that are leaving you unhappy or unsuccessful in both your work and intimate relationships. In couples work we will work to dismantle destructive communication patterns, learn new ways of reaching toward your partner and increase levels of true intimacy.
My style is collaborative, engaged and supportive. I will work with you to overcome depression, anxiety, substance abuse or relationship issues that are holding you back from leading a more fulfilling life. In individual work we will explore your past experiences and family of origin that may have brought you to hold on to many negative unconscious beliefs and behaviors that are leaving you unhappy or unsuccessful in both your work and intimate relationships. In couples work we will work to dismantle destructive communication patterns, learn new ways of reaching toward your partner and increase levels of true intimacy.
(415) 259-9669 View (415) 259-9669
Photo of Linda Dolan, Psychologist in San Rafael, CA
Linda Dolan
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
San Rafael, CA 94901
In my experience, what brings people to psychotherapy is a personal struggle, perhaps a sense of feeling stuck or that something is missing, though what specifically is missing is not known. I work with feelings of frustration or disappointment expressed as anxiety or fear, to explore and understand the origin of feelings that keep us from achieving personal goals. I am experienced with life transitions, such as a change in career, becoming a parent, diagnosis of a chronic illness or considerations for retirement. Bringing these challenges into therapy can be illuminating and productive and help us move out of anxiety.
In my experience, what brings people to psychotherapy is a personal struggle, perhaps a sense of feeling stuck or that something is missing, though what specifically is missing is not known. I work with feelings of frustration or disappointment expressed as anxiety or fear, to explore and understand the origin of feelings that keep us from achieving personal goals. I am experienced with life transitions, such as a change in career, becoming a parent, diagnosis of a chronic illness or considerations for retirement. Bringing these challenges into therapy can be illuminating and productive and help us move out of anxiety.
(415) 202-6923 View (415) 202-6923
Photo of Melanie Summerhayes Neuropsychologist, Psychologist in San Rafael, CA
Melanie Summerhayes Neuropsychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
San Rafael, CA 94901
I provide clinical neuropsychological evaluations for a wide range of known or suspected cognitive disorders across the lifespan. I also provide psychotherapy to those suffering from life stressors related to medical conditions, losing a loved one, trauma, grief, and depression. Life is full of challenges and can leave you wondering where to go next. This can lead to all sorts of pain, frustration, sadness, anger, and resentment. The good news is that you do not have to struggle alone. I practice cognitive behavioral therapy, insight oriented and solution focused therapy, and teach DBT coping skills.
I provide clinical neuropsychological evaluations for a wide range of known or suspected cognitive disorders across the lifespan. I also provide psychotherapy to those suffering from life stressors related to medical conditions, losing a loved one, trauma, grief, and depression. Life is full of challenges and can leave you wondering where to go next. This can lead to all sorts of pain, frustration, sadness, anger, and resentment. The good news is that you do not have to struggle alone. I practice cognitive behavioral therapy, insight oriented and solution focused therapy, and teach DBT coping skills.
(415) 766-9499 View (415) 766-9499
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Debra Hadden
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
San Rafael, CA 94901
I am a California-licensed psychologist with a doctorate in Clinical Psychology. I have extensive experience treating stress, depression, anxiety, chronic pain, fibromyalgia, trauma, and somatic illness, and is an expert on bio-psycho-social functioning. I work with individuals and families struggling with chronic mental and physical conditions that challenge health, well-being, work-life balance, and daily functioning. I am adept at working within multiple cultures with great sensitivity.
I am a California-licensed psychologist with a doctorate in Clinical Psychology. I have extensive experience treating stress, depression, anxiety, chronic pain, fibromyalgia, trauma, and somatic illness, and is an expert on bio-psycho-social functioning. I work with individuals and families struggling with chronic mental and physical conditions that challenge health, well-being, work-life balance, and daily functioning. I am adept at working within multiple cultures with great sensitivity.
(415) 429-7761 View (415) 429-7761
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Graham Coffey
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
San Rafael, CA 94901
Inevitably there are times when you will struggle with difficult emotions, be stretched thin by the responsibilities of life, or be unsure about how to meet the challenges of being in relationship. During these times, therapy can help you slow down, process your feelings, develop a more compassionate relationship to yourself, and teach you the tools to connect with your resilience and strength. If you are a parent, you might be in a place where you're overwhelmed by your child's emotions or difficulties at school or with peers. Therapy can help your child find balance and a healthier way of relating.
Inevitably there are times when you will struggle with difficult emotions, be stretched thin by the responsibilities of life, or be unsure about how to meet the challenges of being in relationship. During these times, therapy can help you slow down, process your feelings, develop a more compassionate relationship to yourself, and teach you the tools to connect with your resilience and strength. If you are a parent, you might be in a place where you're overwhelmed by your child's emotions or difficulties at school or with peers. Therapy can help your child find balance and a healthier way of relating.
(415) 237-1078 View (415) 237-1078
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David J Kest
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
San Rafael, CA 94901
Waitlist for new clients
I offer an "Integrated Approach to Psychotherapy" for adults, couples and families. We may first seek to reduce negative symptoms and increase stability in our life, but eventually I support and challenge my clients to graduate from "surviving to truly "thriving" in all major aspects of their life. Relationships have shaped and influenced who we are and many clients appreciate help with essential relationship skills. I am one of the few therapists in Marin and SF actually certified as an Imago Relationship Therapist and have had the honor to assist the cofounders many times with their weekend workshops. on the West Coast.
I offer an "Integrated Approach to Psychotherapy" for adults, couples and families. We may first seek to reduce negative symptoms and increase stability in our life, but eventually I support and challenge my clients to graduate from "surviving to truly "thriving" in all major aspects of their life. Relationships have shaped and influenced who we are and many clients appreciate help with essential relationship skills. I am one of the few therapists in Marin and SF actually certified as an Imago Relationship Therapist and have had the honor to assist the cofounders many times with their weekend workshops. on the West Coast.
(650) 924-9677 View (650) 924-9677
Photo of Jenny Bates, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in San Rafael, CA
Jenny Bates
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Rafael, CA 94901
Many of us have been affected by mental health and/or substance abuse at some time in our lives. My practice was created so that individuals, couples and families could get support from someone who is experienced in the recovery process and has a true passion to help others and help people to find the best solutions to their own recovery. My specialty areas include those who are living with anxiety, depression, trauma and supporting those going through life changes (job, relationships etc.) Addiction and Co-Dependency is also a specialty area. I am an LGBTQ+ affirming therapist and welcome you to come as you are.
Many of us have been affected by mental health and/or substance abuse at some time in our lives. My practice was created so that individuals, couples and families could get support from someone who is experienced in the recovery process and has a true passion to help others and help people to find the best solutions to their own recovery. My specialty areas include those who are living with anxiety, depression, trauma and supporting those going through life changes (job, relationships etc.) Addiction and Co-Dependency is also a specialty area. I am an LGBTQ+ affirming therapist and welcome you to come as you are.
(415) 534-3954 View (415) 534-3954
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Raya Smail
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
San Rafael, CA 94901
If you have made your way to this page, you are probably struggling with a "relationship problem"--either with someone else, or with yourself. This is likely causing you significant emotional pain. Your predicament may have been triggered by a recent event, such as loss or trauma, or may have lingered and festered for years. Your symptoms may vary--you may experience persistent discontent, loneliness, emptiness...; have difficulty finding or sustaining a relationship, or have a spouse who wants you to get "fixed".You may be battling addiction or a destructive behavior that is thwarting your life, but impossible to give up, despite endless attempts.
If you have made your way to this page, you are probably struggling with a "relationship problem"--either with someone else, or with yourself. This is likely causing you significant emotional pain. Your predicament may have been triggered by a recent event, such as loss or trauma, or may have lingered and festered for years. Your symptoms may vary--you may experience persistent discontent, loneliness, emptiness...; have difficulty finding or sustaining a relationship, or have a spouse who wants you to get "fixed".You may be battling addiction or a destructive behavior that is thwarting your life, but impossible to give up, despite endless attempts.
(415) 766-0949 View (415) 766-0949
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Katharine Hatch
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
San Rafael, CA 94901
I am a psychologist with a general therapy practice for adults, as well as a specialty in women's reproductive health (e.g., depression/anxiety in pregnancy and postpartum, perinatal loss, infertility and family building). In addition to treating depression and anxiety, I help people navigate issues regarding stress management, grief and loss, relationships, self-esteem, sexual orientation/identity, eating/body image, parenting, and transitions ( e.g., to college, to parenthood). In addition to providing individual therapy, I facilitate "Pathways: A Support Group for Postpartum Moms" through MarinHealth (Marin General Hospital).
I am a psychologist with a general therapy practice for adults, as well as a specialty in women's reproductive health (e.g., depression/anxiety in pregnancy and postpartum, perinatal loss, infertility and family building). In addition to treating depression and anxiety, I help people navigate issues regarding stress management, grief and loss, relationships, self-esteem, sexual orientation/identity, eating/body image, parenting, and transitions ( e.g., to college, to parenthood). In addition to providing individual therapy, I facilitate "Pathways: A Support Group for Postpartum Moms" through MarinHealth (Marin General Hospital).
(415) 419-3539 View (415) 419-3539
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Katelyn Vandever
Pre-Licensed Professional, ASW
Verified Verified
San Rafael, CA 94901
In my practice, I walk alongside individuals as we explore their past, future aspirations, fears, and present situations, helping them ground themselves in their core values and inner needs. Using different modalities, I nurture self-awareness and holistic wellness, recognizing the mind-body-spirit connection. Together in a safe space, we uncover truths, fostering resilience and authenticity for a more balanced, fulfilling life. And to add some extra sparkle, I sprinkle in themes from positive psychology, bringing joy, light, and humor into our sessions.
In my practice, I walk alongside individuals as we explore their past, future aspirations, fears, and present situations, helping them ground themselves in their core values and inner needs. Using different modalities, I nurture self-awareness and holistic wellness, recognizing the mind-body-spirit connection. Together in a safe space, we uncover truths, fostering resilience and authenticity for a more balanced, fulfilling life. And to add some extra sparkle, I sprinkle in themes from positive psychology, bringing joy, light, and humor into our sessions.
(415) 466-8455 View (415) 466-8455

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in San Rafael, CA

600+

Average cost per session

$200

Therapists in San Rafael, CA who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
84% Depression
81% Relationship Issues
69% Self Esteem
66% Trauma and PTSD
65% Grief
63% Stress

Average years in practice

16 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

56% Aetna
47% Cigna and Evernorth
46% Anthem | Elevance

How Therapists in San Rafael, CA see their clients

70% In Person and Online
30% Online Only

Gender breakdown

77% Female
22% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in San Rafael?

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.