Therapists in Santa Rosa, CA

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Marlene Wendel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Santa Rosa, CA 95404  (Online Only)
Hello there! I am Marlene Wendel, a telehealth-based LCSW working out of Santa Rosa, California. I'm here to help you heal through your challenges with anxiety, depression, grief and loss, and PTSD. Over these past 9 years of my career, I have been focusing more and more on helping my clients shed burdens from the past and gain a sense of mastery in their lives. I use modern and effective approaches like EMDR, IFS, ACT, CBT, mindfulness, and somatic tools which, in combination, really get at the source of our stuck-ness to find that there's a healthy, centered sense of self inside us that can meet the challenges of life.
Hello there! I am Marlene Wendel, a telehealth-based LCSW working out of Santa Rosa, California. I'm here to help you heal through your challenges with anxiety, depression, grief and loss, and PTSD. Over these past 9 years of my career, I have been focusing more and more on helping my clients shed burdens from the past and gain a sense of mastery in their lives. I use modern and effective approaches like EMDR, IFS, ACT, CBT, mindfulness, and somatic tools which, in combination, really get at the source of our stuck-ness to find that there's a healthy, centered sense of self inside us that can meet the challenges of life.
(619) 404-5454 View (619) 404-5454
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Angela Sitka
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Therapy for Men's Issues: You shut down, avoid, or pull away when uncomfortable things come up in your relationships. You don't want the drama. But you know something feels off and wonder, "What am I missing?" You'd like to understand yourself better, so you aren't so confused about developing and maintaining relationships and having emotional intimacy. You're tired of being labeled as insensitive, guarded or acting "hot and cold." At times, life feels empty, alone, and without purpose. You did the things you thought would make life happy and successful, but there is still a void in this area of your life.
Therapy for Men's Issues: You shut down, avoid, or pull away when uncomfortable things come up in your relationships. You don't want the drama. But you know something feels off and wonder, "What am I missing?" You'd like to understand yourself better, so you aren't so confused about developing and maintaining relationships and having emotional intimacy. You're tired of being labeled as insensitive, guarded or acting "hot and cold." At times, life feels empty, alone, and without purpose. You did the things you thought would make life happy and successful, but there is still a void in this area of your life.
(707) 605-1454 View (707) 605-1454
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Cheryl Nygard
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Are you often feeling overwhelmed, depressed, or anxious? Are you struggling with relationship issues, low self-esteem, trauma, PTSD, grief, or stress? Have you realized you are relying on food to change how you're feeling? If so, food has become your crutch and it's no different than using alcohol or drugs to numb, distract, and avoid dealing with the real underlying issue. And just like any other crutch, addiction or distraction, food will not solve the underlying problem. I am here to help you uncover the underlying issue, heal the hurt, restore balanced eating and create a sense of well-being.
Are you often feeling overwhelmed, depressed, or anxious? Are you struggling with relationship issues, low self-esteem, trauma, PTSD, grief, or stress? Have you realized you are relying on food to change how you're feeling? If so, food has become your crutch and it's no different than using alcohol or drugs to numb, distract, and avoid dealing with the real underlying issue. And just like any other crutch, addiction or distraction, food will not solve the underlying problem. I am here to help you uncover the underlying issue, heal the hurt, restore balanced eating and create a sense of well-being.
(707) 241-3411 View (707) 241-3411
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Jillian Beckham
MA, SEP
Not Verified Not Verified
2 Endorsed
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
I hold a deep and abiding belief in the inherent health and wellness in each of my clients and my work is to guide them to rediscover this core sense of aliveness, agency and resiliency. In addition to my clinical training in psychology, I am a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner and Mindfulness Educator. I have integrated traditional psychotherapy with cutting-edge, body-based modalities that address childhood developmental issues and Complex Trauma. I create a safe environment in which to renegotiate learned survival strategies that, while needed at one time, compromise our ability to connect with ourselves and others.
I hold a deep and abiding belief in the inherent health and wellness in each of my clients and my work is to guide them to rediscover this core sense of aliveness, agency and resiliency. In addition to my clinical training in psychology, I am a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner and Mindfulness Educator. I have integrated traditional psychotherapy with cutting-edge, body-based modalities that address childhood developmental issues and Complex Trauma. I create a safe environment in which to renegotiate learned survival strategies that, while needed at one time, compromise our ability to connect with ourselves and others.
(707) 238-5959 View (707) 238-5959
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Elisa Villafana
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Santa Rosa, CA 95401  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with anxiety or depression? Maybe you are feeling overwhelmed with work or life transitions and need support to manage the stress? Are you struggling with internal pain, grief and sadness due to a chronic illness or loss of a loved one? My goal is to create an environment that is supportive, safe, promotes self-growth and healing. I use certain therapeutic approaches to help meet your needs and goals for therapy. I also provide Advance Care Planning services and help to facilitate difficult conversations for patients and their family/caregiver.
Are you struggling with anxiety or depression? Maybe you are feeling overwhelmed with work or life transitions and need support to manage the stress? Are you struggling with internal pain, grief and sadness due to a chronic illness or loss of a loved one? My goal is to create an environment that is supportive, safe, promotes self-growth and healing. I use certain therapeutic approaches to help meet your needs and goals for therapy. I also provide Advance Care Planning services and help to facilitate difficult conversations for patients and their family/caregiver.
(707) 289-8495 View (707) 289-8495
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Lori Salinas
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
My specialty is Domestic Violence -child abuse/sexual assault. I have been working with VOC from the DA's office for over 10 years providing services to both men and women/children in crises situations. I work with CCC Superior Court, Family and Criminal to help individuals seek visitations with their children after an arrest or involvement with CFS. I also perform as a 730 expert. I provide couples therapy, reunification therapy. I see teens who are having trouble in school and at home. I work with whole families to teach communication tools and implement behavior modification tools. I am a systems therapist.
My specialty is Domestic Violence -child abuse/sexual assault. I have been working with VOC from the DA's office for over 10 years providing services to both men and women/children in crises situations. I work with CCC Superior Court, Family and Criminal to help individuals seek visitations with their children after an arrest or involvement with CFS. I also perform as a 730 expert. I provide couples therapy, reunification therapy. I see teens who are having trouble in school and at home. I work with whole families to teach communication tools and implement behavior modification tools. I am a systems therapist.
(925) 270-0558 View (925) 270-0558
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Natalie Rogers
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
******Currently not accepting new clients******* Are you frustrated with your relationship with your adolescent? Is your adolescent frustrated with you? Parenting is difficult as is being a developing child. You are not alone in these experiences. Family life is often difficult, especially when cell phones, friends, social media, and video games are competing for your adolescent’s attention. The demands of school, sports, mood swings, and chores also contribute to this stress.
******Currently not accepting new clients******* Are you frustrated with your relationship with your adolescent? Is your adolescent frustrated with you? Parenting is difficult as is being a developing child. You are not alone in these experiences. Family life is often difficult, especially when cell phones, friends, social media, and video games are competing for your adolescent’s attention. The demands of school, sports, mood swings, and chores also contribute to this stress.
(707) 777-6050 View (707) 777-6050
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Patricia Hartnett
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Santa Rosa, CA 95405
Waitlist for new clients
Stress, anxiety and depression are common human responses to difficult life events. Current research supports that therapy can help individuals better understand and move through these experiences. In my view there is great potential for healing at any stage in life. I acknowledge that a desire for depth and wholeness is universal - as is the need for meaning. I work mostly with adults, seniors, and family members experiencing adjustment to life changes; including work issues, adult children's struggles, retirement, and loss and grief.
Stress, anxiety and depression are common human responses to difficult life events. Current research supports that therapy can help individuals better understand and move through these experiences. In my view there is great potential for healing at any stage in life. I acknowledge that a desire for depth and wholeness is universal - as is the need for meaning. I work mostly with adults, seniors, and family members experiencing adjustment to life changes; including work issues, adult children's struggles, retirement, and loss and grief.
(707) 526-7720 x319 View (707) 526-7720 x319
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Megan Maetreyii Nolan
Psychologist, PhD, ERYT500, Acharya
Verified Verified
Santa Rosa, CA 95404  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Do you have a yearning to live in truth and love? To be able to connect with what is really important in your life and find lasting happiness? It is my intention to assist you to explore your inner landscape and discover your own wisdom and guidance, to find your life direction and joy, thus healing the wounds of your heart, opening to peace, love and harmony in your souls journey. Whether you are struggling with life choices, losses and grief, sorrow or anxiety or other difficulties, if you believe in the power of your spirit to heal and support you and want to find a deep base for your healing, then this approach may assist you.
Do you have a yearning to live in truth and love? To be able to connect with what is really important in your life and find lasting happiness? It is my intention to assist you to explore your inner landscape and discover your own wisdom and guidance, to find your life direction and joy, thus healing the wounds of your heart, opening to peace, love and harmony in your souls journey. Whether you are struggling with life choices, losses and grief, sorrow or anxiety or other difficulties, if you believe in the power of your spirit to heal and support you and want to find a deep base for your healing, then this approach may assist you.
(707) 691-3957 View (707) 691-3957
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Marie F Piazza
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
Santa Rosa, CA 95405
Is it easier for you to give than to receive? Are you a nurse, therapist, teacher, or in another "helping profession"? Are you tired of struggling with the daily life grind, while longing for a rich and vibrant life? Do you wonder why you often feel so depleted, while others are enjoying life? Are you in a relationship but are struggling with the same issues and can't find your way to a better way of relating? You are not alone! You deserve to be happy and fulfilled. You can heal and learn new ways of living! I hold the space in which a full and rewarding life is possible for you, even if you cannot yet imagine it for yourself.
Is it easier for you to give than to receive? Are you a nurse, therapist, teacher, or in another "helping profession"? Are you tired of struggling with the daily life grind, while longing for a rich and vibrant life? Do you wonder why you often feel so depleted, while others are enjoying life? Are you in a relationship but are struggling with the same issues and can't find your way to a better way of relating? You are not alone! You deserve to be happy and fulfilled. You can heal and learn new ways of living! I hold the space in which a full and rewarding life is possible for you, even if you cannot yet imagine it for yourself.
(707) 570-3940 View (707) 570-3940
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Gail Gonick-Hallows
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
I accept you as you are, and believe in your ability to heal and to grow. You may be feeling overwhelmed or stuck, needing help to make new personal changes in your life. I offer nonjudgmental support as I assist you to deepen in self awareness and in building coping skills while facing challenges, personal identity issues, dysfunctional relationship patterns, and stage-of-life transitions.
I accept you as you are, and believe in your ability to heal and to grow. You may be feeling overwhelmed or stuck, needing help to make new personal changes in your life. I offer nonjudgmental support as I assist you to deepen in self awareness and in building coping skills while facing challenges, personal identity issues, dysfunctional relationship patterns, and stage-of-life transitions.
(707) 921-1937 View (707) 921-1937
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Cassie Campbell
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Hi, my name is Cassie M. Campbell, and I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor/Marriage and Family Therapist. As a licensed clinical therapist, I bring a wealth of expertise and experience to therapy. My approach to therapy is rooted in a client-centered, evidence-based, and compassionate framework. I believe in the transformative power of therapy to help individuals overcome life's challenges and improve their mental and emotional well-being. I typically work with a diverse range of clients, including individuals, couples, and families.
Hi, my name is Cassie M. Campbell, and I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor/Marriage and Family Therapist. As a licensed clinical therapist, I bring a wealth of expertise and experience to therapy. My approach to therapy is rooted in a client-centered, evidence-based, and compassionate framework. I believe in the transformative power of therapy to help individuals overcome life's challenges and improve their mental and emotional well-being. I typically work with a diverse range of clients, including individuals, couples, and families.
(707) 702-0549 View (707) 702-0549
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Adrian Tiller
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
Santa Rosa, CA 95409
Whether borderline, narcissistic or simply toxic, wounded and self-centered parents create wounded children. And these children grow up without the basics of warmth and kindness, acceptance and encouragement. In order to survive, we adapt to the needs of our demanding parents. That might mean we learn to parent our parent. Or we develop antennae and quickly respond to their changing moods and needs, simultaneously ignoring our own. We hope if we do and say the right thing long enough, then one day they will be strong enough to finally take care of us. But that day may never come.
Whether borderline, narcissistic or simply toxic, wounded and self-centered parents create wounded children. And these children grow up without the basics of warmth and kindness, acceptance and encouragement. In order to survive, we adapt to the needs of our demanding parents. That might mean we learn to parent our parent. Or we develop antennae and quickly respond to their changing moods and needs, simultaneously ignoring our own. We hope if we do and say the right thing long enough, then one day they will be strong enough to finally take care of us. But that day may never come.
(415) 799-9858 View (415) 799-9858
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Rolanda R Bradshaw
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
My mission is to empower my clients to reclaim their voices. Drawing from my own experiences of feeling unseen and unheard, I recognize the profound pain it can inflict. This personal insight shapes my role as a therapist, where I aim to serve as a facilitator and partner in your journey of transformation.
My mission is to empower my clients to reclaim their voices. Drawing from my own experiences of feeling unseen and unheard, I recognize the profound pain it can inflict. This personal insight shapes my role as a therapist, where I aim to serve as a facilitator and partner in your journey of transformation.
(707) 691-0754 View (707) 691-0754
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Kristine Straub Drawsky
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Santa Rosa, CA 95405
Relationship is regulation dependent. Do you suffer from chronic dysregulation? Do you need support with healthy, connected relationship? I can help you find the peace that you long for. I can assist you in giving and receiving the love that gets pushed away, due to dysregulation and pain. I am adopted. I am an adoptive parent, as well as a step parent. I both live and work with intensive treatment special needs children and families. Childhood developmental complex trauma hits hard; relationships need regulated individuals to be safe and enjoyable. Learning to calm down, be mindful, and enjoy life takes practice and skill.
Relationship is regulation dependent. Do you suffer from chronic dysregulation? Do you need support with healthy, connected relationship? I can help you find the peace that you long for. I can assist you in giving and receiving the love that gets pushed away, due to dysregulation and pain. I am adopted. I am an adoptive parent, as well as a step parent. I both live and work with intensive treatment special needs children and families. Childhood developmental complex trauma hits hard; relationships need regulated individuals to be safe and enjoyable. Learning to calm down, be mindful, and enjoy life takes practice and skill.
(707) 210-1802 View (707) 210-1802
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Patricia Mills
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, SAP
Verified Verified
Santa Rosa, CA 95403  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Welcome to my therapy practice. This is where growth and personal healing can really happen. I’m a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist committed to helping individuals learn how to build healthier relationships and achieve their life goals. I believe developing a trusting relationship is essential to create change. I specialize in helping my clients not just get relief from painful emotional struggles—such as anxiety and depression—but also create lasting change in their most significant relationships.
Welcome to my therapy practice. This is where growth and personal healing can really happen. I’m a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist committed to helping individuals learn how to build healthier relationships and achieve their life goals. I believe developing a trusting relationship is essential to create change. I specialize in helping my clients not just get relief from painful emotional struggles—such as anxiety and depression—but also create lasting change in their most significant relationships.
(707) 926-4038 View (707) 926-4038
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Kate Blake
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
I specialize in working with clients who are experiencing the ongoing impacts of past trauma and are ready to heal and move forward. I have over 10 years of experience working with complex trauma (C-PTSD). I am certified in EMDR (Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and also draw from Internal Family Systems Therapy. I believe both of these approaches are powerful tools to heal past trauma. I am also trained in Trauma-Focused CBT and DBT. As a trauma-informed therapist, I believe it is important to work at a pace that feels safe to you. I will offer support, guidance, and empathy throughout the process.
I specialize in working with clients who are experiencing the ongoing impacts of past trauma and are ready to heal and move forward. I have over 10 years of experience working with complex trauma (C-PTSD). I am certified in EMDR (Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and also draw from Internal Family Systems Therapy. I believe both of these approaches are powerful tools to heal past trauma. I am also trained in Trauma-Focused CBT and DBT. As a trauma-informed therapist, I believe it is important to work at a pace that feels safe to you. I will offer support, guidance, and empathy throughout the process.
(415) 798-9871 View (415) 798-9871
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Dory Herman
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
At times it can be difficult to know what’s wrong. At others, you might know exactly what’s wrong, and not be sure what to do about it. I care about helping individuals explore the known and unknown, to find new direction and lasting change. I work in a collaborative way so we can address your needs from the safety of a supportive, trusting relationship. I believe trust is built on expressing empathy, being non-judgmental, authentic, skillfully assertive and honest.
At times it can be difficult to know what’s wrong. At others, you might know exactly what’s wrong, and not be sure what to do about it. I care about helping individuals explore the known and unknown, to find new direction and lasting change. I work in a collaborative way so we can address your needs from the safety of a supportive, trusting relationship. I believe trust is built on expressing empathy, being non-judgmental, authentic, skillfully assertive and honest.
(707) 760-7758 View (707) 760-7758
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Sid Aaronson
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFT
Verified Verified
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Are you having problems in your relationship? Whether it's poor communication, increasing arguments, the loss of love and passion, or an affair, I can help. I specialize in working with couples. With over 40 years experience, I have extensive training and expertise in helping couples and individuals create healthy, loving relationships. You'll learn skills to communicate effectively, work through conflicts constructively, heal hurt and resentment, and restore your love and passion for each other.
Are you having problems in your relationship? Whether it's poor communication, increasing arguments, the loss of love and passion, or an affair, I can help. I specialize in working with couples. With over 40 years experience, I have extensive training and expertise in helping couples and individuals create healthy, loving relationships. You'll learn skills to communicate effectively, work through conflicts constructively, heal hurt and resentment, and restore your love and passion for each other.
(707) 879-8973 View (707) 879-8973
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Michael Henry
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Navigating life is often challenging for teens & young adults. It is easy to feel lost and overwhelmed by the demands and expectations that are placed on them. However, with the right support this can be an incredibly interesting and exciting time in their lives! I have helped many youth and families find their way and even thrive during this period. Many teens struggle with depression, anxiety, substance abuse, anger-management, family conflict, and traumatic experiences. I focus on improving emotional well-being, enhancing communication with peers and family, and making good decisions regarding relationships and personal safety.
Navigating life is often challenging for teens & young adults. It is easy to feel lost and overwhelmed by the demands and expectations that are placed on them. However, with the right support this can be an incredibly interesting and exciting time in their lives! I have helped many youth and families find their way and even thrive during this period. Many teens struggle with depression, anxiety, substance abuse, anger-management, family conflict, and traumatic experiences. I focus on improving emotional well-being, enhancing communication with peers and family, and making good decisions regarding relationships and personal safety.
(707) 340-2851 View (707) 340-2851

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Santa Rosa, CA

700+

Average cost per session

$160

Therapists in Santa Rosa, CA who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
87% Depression
82% Relationship Issues
76% Self Esteem
70% Trauma and PTSD
68% Coping Skills
67% Grief

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

53% Aetna
53% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
51% Optum

How Therapists in Santa Rosa, CA see their clients

76% In Person and Online
24% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
21% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Santa Rosa?

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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.