Therapists in Santa Rosa, CA

Photo of Mary McCammon, Marriage & Family Therapist in Santa Rosa, CA
Mary McCammon
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Grief, sadness, worry, and loneliness, have any of these taken root in your life? Possibly, you arrived here grieving the death of a loved one. Maybe, you have recently undergone a change that has you questioning your life’s purpose and meaning. Perhaps, you have experienced: loss of safety, loss of trust, loss of personal power or loss of connection. Is there something here that speaks to you about your life right now? If you are reading this, you have already taken that first positive step.
Grief, sadness, worry, and loneliness, have any of these taken root in your life? Possibly, you arrived here grieving the death of a loved one. Maybe, you have recently undergone a change that has you questioning your life’s purpose and meaning. Perhaps, you have experienced: loss of safety, loss of trust, loss of personal power or loss of connection. Is there something here that speaks to you about your life right now? If you are reading this, you have already taken that first positive step.
(707) 216-0479 View (707) 216-0479
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Kristy Hellum
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
Santa Rosa, CA 95404  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
My clients tend to be creative and sensitive souls, ready to transform unhealthy relationships & patterns and embrace more joy. I work well with those who have a spiritual practice to lean on while integrating psychological insights for lasting change and healing. Among other things, I specialize in couple's communication skill building, healthy sexuality & healing from relationship trauma/intimate betrayal. Let's explore the roots of suffering/stuckness and open new paths to wholeness. Everyone has an innate capacity to grow & change in profound ways. I would be honored to help you feel more peace, love and joy. LGBTQ ally.
My clients tend to be creative and sensitive souls, ready to transform unhealthy relationships & patterns and embrace more joy. I work well with those who have a spiritual practice to lean on while integrating psychological insights for lasting change and healing. Among other things, I specialize in couple's communication skill building, healthy sexuality & healing from relationship trauma/intimate betrayal. Let's explore the roots of suffering/stuckness and open new paths to wholeness. Everyone has an innate capacity to grow & change in profound ways. I would be honored to help you feel more peace, love and joy. LGBTQ ally.
(707) 513-4226 View (707) 513-4226
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New Moon Counseling
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Santa Rosa, CA 95404  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Halito! Specializing in Personal & Professional Growth & Development: Are you ready to shed your old skin and live the life you were meant for? Does your grieving seem unending? Do you desire a deeper connection with your life's purpose? Are you not advancing professionally? Do you continue to have the same conflicts with your partner, but nothing seems to change? Does fear keep you running in the same joyless circles? If so, it would be an honor to accompany you on your journey. For individuals and couples, I am only able to offer video sessions at this time.
Halito! Specializing in Personal & Professional Growth & Development: Are you ready to shed your old skin and live the life you were meant for? Does your grieving seem unending? Do you desire a deeper connection with your life's purpose? Are you not advancing professionally? Do you continue to have the same conflicts with your partner, but nothing seems to change? Does fear keep you running in the same joyless circles? If so, it would be an honor to accompany you on your journey. For individuals and couples, I am only able to offer video sessions at this time.
(707) 387-0138 View (707) 387-0138
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Melissa Moe
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Santa Rosa, CA 95409
I am an LCSW in Santa Rosa California, seeing clients in person but I am open to Telehealth. I treat families, adolescents, teens, and young adults facing anxiety, stress, life transitions, self-esteem issues, grief/loss, and family conflict
I am an LCSW in Santa Rosa California, seeing clients in person but I am open to Telehealth. I treat families, adolescents, teens, and young adults facing anxiety, stress, life transitions, self-esteem issues, grief/loss, and family conflict
(707) 418-3496 View (707) 418-3496
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Karen Haas
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
I work with both individuals and couples,Together we collaborate in helping you become more present with yourself as you grow your mind, body, spirit awareness. With greater awareness you have more capacity to strengthen your inner resources, to minimize or eliminate your emotional pain, to deepen your connection with others, and to live the life you want for yourself. For 35 years I have helped many traverse their paths toward wholeness and well-being.
I work with both individuals and couples,Together we collaborate in helping you become more present with yourself as you grow your mind, body, spirit awareness. With greater awareness you have more capacity to strengthen your inner resources, to minimize or eliminate your emotional pain, to deepen your connection with others, and to live the life you want for yourself. For 35 years I have helped many traverse their paths toward wholeness and well-being.
(707) 929-4757 View (707) 929-4757
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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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Chad McCain
Marriage & Family Therapist, Chad McCain, LMFT
Verified Verified
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
You have been experiencing emotionally out-of-balance, blocked, stuck, or "off," or when you look at your future, you can't really see a way forward that interests you. You may relate to the idea of "being in limbo." Or else, you have experienced a loss so great it has seized your mental and emotional life and you feel there is no "space" to continue to carry out your daily responsibilities. Or else you are aware of an addictive or compulsive process, and to surmount this issue feels nearly impossible, so much that you don't even want to admit it is there.
You have been experiencing emotionally out-of-balance, blocked, stuck, or "off," or when you look at your future, you can't really see a way forward that interests you. You may relate to the idea of "being in limbo." Or else, you have experienced a loss so great it has seized your mental and emotional life and you feel there is no "space" to continue to carry out your daily responsibilities. Or else you are aware of an addictive or compulsive process, and to surmount this issue feels nearly impossible, so much that you don't even want to admit it is there.
(707) 940-7459 View (707) 940-7459
Photo of Kate Blake, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Santa Rosa, CA
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
Photo of Patty Bechtold, Counselor in Santa Rosa, CA
Patty Bechtold
Counselor, MS, LPCC, BCC
Verified Verified
Santa Rosa, CA 95405
Are you a woman who feels like something's missing in your life, or in you? Do you tend to put your needs last or minimize your problems? Maybe you're hard on yourself too. And you've been pulled off balance by: stress, anxiety, self-doubt, depression, grief, life transition, relationship struggles, or career/life dissatisfaction. I counsel and coach women just like you through challenging and confusing life passages and difficult times. I'll help you reclaim the wise, empowered woman within and also encourage you to see yourself as worthy and good enough. The result: self-compassion, self-belief, deeper connections, more aliveness.
Are you a woman who feels like something's missing in your life, or in you? Do you tend to put your needs last or minimize your problems? Maybe you're hard on yourself too. And you've been pulled off balance by: stress, anxiety, self-doubt, depression, grief, life transition, relationship struggles, or career/life dissatisfaction. I counsel and coach women just like you through challenging and confusing life passages and difficult times. I'll help you reclaim the wise, empowered woman within and also encourage you to see yourself as worthy and good enough. The result: self-compassion, self-belief, deeper connections, more aliveness.
(707) 205-3079 View (707) 205-3079
Photo of Judith Peletz, Marriage & Family Therapist in Santa Rosa, CA
Judith Peletz
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA, MEd
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Santa Rosa, CA 95405
Not accepting new clients
Do you wish you liked yourself better? Is it uncomfortable standing in your own shoes? Are you your own worst enemy? So often we carry around negative messages about ourselves that may not even be true. Nonetheless, they affect our lives on a daily basis. They may prevent us from entering healthy relationships. They may keep us from trying something new. They may hold us back in our career, or they may leave us feeling hopelessly anxious or depressed.
Do you wish you liked yourself better? Is it uncomfortable standing in your own shoes? Are you your own worst enemy? So often we carry around negative messages about ourselves that may not even be true. Nonetheless, they affect our lives on a daily basis. They may prevent us from entering healthy relationships. They may keep us from trying something new. They may hold us back in our career, or they may leave us feeling hopelessly anxious or depressed.
(707) 737-4828 x315 View (707) 737-4828 x315
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Rene DValery Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Santa Rosa, CA 95401  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
In the current times, with some much going on and so much to think about, we might need to unload and process. I would like to make myself available to individuals who are facing an overwhelm of emotions, thoughts, of feelings, with the hope of helping them find resources to cope and succeed. I like to work with individuals who recognize that their lives could be better if something were different. My approach allows for time-limited therapy. On session 1, I discuss with my clients the length of time that they might have available to offer to the therapeutic process, short and long term goals that they would like to achieve.
In the current times, with some much going on and so much to think about, we might need to unload and process. I would like to make myself available to individuals who are facing an overwhelm of emotions, thoughts, of feelings, with the hope of helping them find resources to cope and succeed. I like to work with individuals who recognize that their lives could be better if something were different. My approach allows for time-limited therapy. On session 1, I discuss with my clients the length of time that they might have available to offer to the therapeutic process, short and long term goals that they would like to achieve.
(510) 606-9971 View (510) 606-9971
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Dr. Sita-Marie Pillay
Psychologist, PsyD, MA
Verified Verified
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Waitlist for new clients
I consider myself a nerdy-geeky person who incorporates storytelling techniques in my therapy sessions. If you're seeking relief from your symptoms, a safe space to work through personal issues, or simply a place to vent, I can be of assistance. My ideal client is someone who understands that therapy requires active participation and engagement, rather than a passive experience. They also appreciate the power of humor in building authenticity. While I wish I could solve everything, we need to work together to bring about the desired changes. I meet you where you are and support you in your personal journey.
I consider myself a nerdy-geeky person who incorporates storytelling techniques in my therapy sessions. If you're seeking relief from your symptoms, a safe space to work through personal issues, or simply a place to vent, I can be of assistance. My ideal client is someone who understands that therapy requires active participation and engagement, rather than a passive experience. They also appreciate the power of humor in building authenticity. While I wish I could solve everything, we need to work together to bring about the desired changes. I meet you where you are and support you in your personal journey.
(707) 878-5711 View (707) 878-5711
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Louise Oren Packard
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Are you sad, overwhelmed, and in pain? Anxious or depressed? Are you struggling to get through the day? Perhaps you have tried to get help, but felt that it went nowhere and did nothing for you. You deserve to get help that truly changes your life. I believe that it is only through warmth, caring, and deep and compassionate understanding that we are healed. I very much look forward to working with you so that you might optimize your life, improve your health, happiness, and relationships, and feel like the person you have always hoped you could be.
Are you sad, overwhelmed, and in pain? Anxious or depressed? Are you struggling to get through the day? Perhaps you have tried to get help, but felt that it went nowhere and did nothing for you. You deserve to get help that truly changes your life. I believe that it is only through warmth, caring, and deep and compassionate understanding that we are healed. I very much look forward to working with you so that you might optimize your life, improve your health, happiness, and relationships, and feel like the person you have always hoped you could be.
(707) 986-8969 View (707) 986-8969
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Ann Parsons
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Santa Rosa, CA 95405
Are you ready to change your life and not sure how to start? Would you like to learn how to break patterns that leave you feeling anxious, angry, or depressed? I welcome the opportunity to guide you through an understanding of triggers and patterns that keep you from fully connecting with yourself and others. I encourage individuals to tap into their inherent wisdom instead of their self-critic to find the compassion and strength to make changes. I use a variety of therapeutic approaches to help people heal, gain greater self-awareness, and learn practical tools for improving their lives.
Are you ready to change your life and not sure how to start? Would you like to learn how to break patterns that leave you feeling anxious, angry, or depressed? I welcome the opportunity to guide you through an understanding of triggers and patterns that keep you from fully connecting with yourself and others. I encourage individuals to tap into their inherent wisdom instead of their self-critic to find the compassion and strength to make changes. I use a variety of therapeutic approaches to help people heal, gain greater self-awareness, and learn practical tools for improving their lives.
(707) 998-5945 View (707) 998-5945
Photo of Marcia J. Gomez LCSW, Certified Gottman Therapist, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Santa Rosa, CA
Marcia J. Gomez LCSW, Certified Gottman Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Not accepting new clients
I work exclusively with couples and families. I am a Senior Certified Gottman Couples Therapist and a consultant for professionals that are learning how to use the Gottman method. I offer couples a complete assessment of their relationship and research-based tools to change the way the couple moves through time together. Currently, I am only working with couples doing intensive treatment; it consists in a 4-hour assessment the first day and two days of treatment of 6 to 8 hours each. If the couple lives in the area, we can work on sections of 4 hours per day as needed.
I work exclusively with couples and families. I am a Senior Certified Gottman Couples Therapist and a consultant for professionals that are learning how to use the Gottman method. I offer couples a complete assessment of their relationship and research-based tools to change the way the couple moves through time together. Currently, I am only working with couples doing intensive treatment; it consists in a 4-hour assessment the first day and two days of treatment of 6 to 8 hours each. If the couple lives in the area, we can work on sections of 4 hours per day as needed.
(707) 383-4103 View (707) 383-4103
Photo of Lezlie Scaliatine, Psychologist in Santa Rosa, CA
Lezlie Scaliatine
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Santa Rosa, CA 95404  (Online Only)
Hello, you are here because something in your life does not feel right, there is something in the way, blocking you from living the life you want. Let's work together to help you feel connected and whole. You are someone looking to improve your relationships and heal from the past. Through a supportive connection in therapy you will tune into your inner experience, leading to lasting growth and change. I believe the therapeutic relationship is valuable and an integral part of successful therapy. My areas of interest are relationships, life transitions, anxiety, grief & loss, trauma, prenatal/postpartum support & personal growth.
Hello, you are here because something in your life does not feel right, there is something in the way, blocking you from living the life you want. Let's work together to help you feel connected and whole. You are someone looking to improve your relationships and heal from the past. Through a supportive connection in therapy you will tune into your inner experience, leading to lasting growth and change. I believe the therapeutic relationship is valuable and an integral part of successful therapy. My areas of interest are relationships, life transitions, anxiety, grief & loss, trauma, prenatal/postpartum support & personal growth.
(707) 241-9478 View (707) 241-9478
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Richard H Von Feldt
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Dr. Von Feldt is a San Francisco Bay Area, licensed psychologist who specializes in addiction and prevention as well as dual diagnosis issues. In his practice Dr. Von Feldt works with adults, and families. Dr. Von Feldt offers a variety of empirically validated treatments to help his clients succeed. Through his friendly attitude, warm character and good sense of humor, Dr. Von Feldt fosters a sense of ease that helps clients focus on the changes they want to make.
Dr. Von Feldt is a San Francisco Bay Area, licensed psychologist who specializes in addiction and prevention as well as dual diagnosis issues. In his practice Dr. Von Feldt works with adults, and families. Dr. Von Feldt offers a variety of empirically validated treatments to help his clients succeed. Through his friendly attitude, warm character and good sense of humor, Dr. Von Feldt fosters a sense of ease that helps clients focus on the changes they want to make.
(707) 764-6070 View (707) 764-6070
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Thomas Pope
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
At times in life we experience suffering and struggle. Therapists can help navigate the complexities of life, our patterns, struggles, and pains. I can help clients find balance and relief as well as a sense of hope and purpose in life. For thirty-five years I've helped many find their curious and awake mind, and the wisdom of the body experience. The process of unraveling struggle, reprocessing trauma, learning skills, and awakening is a beautiful life-affirming one. I use ancient traditions such as mindfulness, and current findings to help my clients find their vitality, awareness, and well-being.
At times in life we experience suffering and struggle. Therapists can help navigate the complexities of life, our patterns, struggles, and pains. I can help clients find balance and relief as well as a sense of hope and purpose in life. For thirty-five years I've helped many find their curious and awake mind, and the wisdom of the body experience. The process of unraveling struggle, reprocessing trauma, learning skills, and awakening is a beautiful life-affirming one. I use ancient traditions such as mindfulness, and current findings to help my clients find their vitality, awareness, and well-being.
(707) 385-8319 View (707) 385-8319
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Courtney Breed
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
29 Endorsed
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
We all have times where we could use some extra support. I offer a warm, engaged presence to help foster healing and growth. I believe we all have the capacity to heal but that we sometimes need a partner or guide to help us look deeply at the parts of our lives that need attention. I feel honored to be able to provide compassionate psychotherapy to individuals wanting to gain insight into old patterns, heal from past trauma and make needed changes in their lives.
We all have times where we could use some extra support. I offer a warm, engaged presence to help foster healing and growth. I believe we all have the capacity to heal but that we sometimes need a partner or guide to help us look deeply at the parts of our lives that need attention. I feel honored to be able to provide compassionate psychotherapy to individuals wanting to gain insight into old patterns, heal from past trauma and make needed changes in their lives.
(707) 782-4061 View (707) 782-4061
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Juan Maillo
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Santa Rosa, CA 95404  (Online Only)
Are you tired of fighting the same battles in your head? Feeling overwhelmed by the pressures of adulting? Does social anxiety keep you on the sidelines? Unlike traditional therapy focused on "fixing" you, I guide clients on a journey of self-discovery and acceptance. We'll explore your inner world with compassionate curiosity, helping you understand and befriend your emotions, not silence them. This approach unlocks lasting changes that go beyond temporary symptom relief.
Are you tired of fighting the same battles in your head? Feeling overwhelmed by the pressures of adulting? Does social anxiety keep you on the sidelines? Unlike traditional therapy focused on "fixing" you, I guide clients on a journey of self-discovery and acceptance. We'll explore your inner world with compassionate curiosity, helping you understand and befriend your emotions, not silence them. This approach unlocks lasting changes that go beyond temporary symptom relief.
(707) 394-9503 View (707) 394-9503

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Santa Rosa, CA

600+

Average cost per session

$160

Therapists in Santa Rosa, CA who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
87% Depression
82% Relationship Issues
77% Self Esteem
70% Trauma and PTSD
67% Grief
67% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

52% Aetna
52% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
50% 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?

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.