Therapists in Walnut Creek, CA

Photo of Ruby Rosas Ruiz, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Walnut Creek, CA
Ruby Rosas Ruiz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94597  (Online Only)
My approach to therapy is that this is a path to recovery that involves the mind, body, and soul. Therapy is not a one-stop shop; it is hard work. I will help you master a variety of techniques. One of my goals as your therapist is to have you feel in charge of how you respond and how you conduct your life. I help you do this by learning to become aware of your inner experience and learning to befriend what is going on inside of yourself. I truly believe that therapy is a collaborative process where you need to feel 100% comfortable with your therapist.
My approach to therapy is that this is a path to recovery that involves the mind, body, and soul. Therapy is not a one-stop shop; it is hard work. I will help you master a variety of techniques. One of my goals as your therapist is to have you feel in charge of how you respond and how you conduct your life. I help you do this by learning to become aware of your inner experience and learning to befriend what is going on inside of yourself. I truly believe that therapy is a collaborative process where you need to feel 100% comfortable with your therapist.
(415) 917-1284 View (415) 917-1284
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Patricia E. Zurita Ona 'dr. Z.'
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Understanding "why or how" a problem has become a problem is not enough; "doing something about it" is what matters. If we work together, we'll come up with a treatment plan to tap into the drivers of your struggles and start making a shift. I encourage behavioral-change processes based on your personal values and what's keeping you stuck. If you're not ready to make a change, let's help you move from stuckness to readiness. I specialize in Exposure Response Prevention (ERP), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). www.eastbaybehaviortherapycenter.com
Understanding "why or how" a problem has become a problem is not enough; "doing something about it" is what matters. If we work together, we'll come up with a treatment plan to tap into the drivers of your struggles and start making a shift. I encourage behavioral-change processes based on your personal values and what's keeping you stuck. If you're not ready to make a change, let's help you move from stuckness to readiness. I specialize in Exposure Response Prevention (ERP), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). www.eastbaybehaviortherapycenter.com
(925) 478-4401 View (925) 478-4401
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Keri Turner
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
As I am aware that the process of searching for a therapist can be overwhelming, I would like to commend you for taking this first step. You will find that I provide a warm, respectful environment which will make it more comfortable for you to engage in the process of understanding yourself and your relationships more deeply and fully. I believe that each person is unique, and, together, with genuine curiosity and a safe atmosphere, we will uncover your individual needs.
As I am aware that the process of searching for a therapist can be overwhelming, I would like to commend you for taking this first step. You will find that I provide a warm, respectful environment which will make it more comfortable for you to engage in the process of understanding yourself and your relationships more deeply and fully. I believe that each person is unique, and, together, with genuine curiosity and a safe atmosphere, we will uncover your individual needs.
(925) 765-9036 View (925) 765-9036
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Kimberly Eddy
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
The unwavering passion and commitment I have to my work creates a safe, exploratory, space where your unique situation will feel heard and understood. The choice to begin therapy can be a difficult one and I will be there to support you fully through the process. I believe psychotherapy is a collaborative approach between client and therapist, a relationship in which significant growth and healing can take place. The therapeutic connection helps to provide understanding and to integrate all aspects of the undiscovered self. This newfound understanding helps create unlimited possibilities for growth and fulfillment.
The unwavering passion and commitment I have to my work creates a safe, exploratory, space where your unique situation will feel heard and understood. The choice to begin therapy can be a difficult one and I will be there to support you fully through the process. I believe psychotherapy is a collaborative approach between client and therapist, a relationship in which significant growth and healing can take place. The therapeutic connection helps to provide understanding and to integrate all aspects of the undiscovered self. This newfound understanding helps create unlimited possibilities for growth and fulfillment.
(925) 476-0610 View (925) 476-0610
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Janitzia Rodríguez
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596  (Online Only)
You're trying to better your life, but others in your life just aren't. Maybe someone you love struggles with addiction and being around them can get tense and uncomfortable? Can't they see that there is more to life than senseless drama, dysfunctional relationships or addiction?" We don't have control over other people, but we do have control over what we allow & don't allow in our lives. You're ready for change, willing to put in the work & I'm here for it all.
You're trying to better your life, but others in your life just aren't. Maybe someone you love struggles with addiction and being around them can get tense and uncomfortable? Can't they see that there is more to life than senseless drama, dysfunctional relationships or addiction?" We don't have control over other people, but we do have control over what we allow & don't allow in our lives. You're ready for change, willing to put in the work & I'm here for it all.
(925) 293-9281 View (925) 293-9281
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Anne D Case
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596  (Online Only)
In everyone's lives there are times of difficulty, life transitions, unwanted change, loss, and fears. Talking to someone who can assist you in sorting out your thoughts and feelings about these challenges can be very helpful. If you are feeling trapped in unhealthy patterns that are keeping you stuck or making you feel badly about yourself, I can help you identify them and how to change them to feel more empowered and fulfilled. If you are experiencing stress, we can work together to identify and address its causes and develop multiple tools to manage and decrease it.
In everyone's lives there are times of difficulty, life transitions, unwanted change, loss, and fears. Talking to someone who can assist you in sorting out your thoughts and feelings about these challenges can be very helpful. If you are feeling trapped in unhealthy patterns that are keeping you stuck or making you feel badly about yourself, I can help you identify them and how to change them to feel more empowered and fulfilled. If you are experiencing stress, we can work together to identify and address its causes and develop multiple tools to manage and decrease it.
(925) 400-6263 View (925) 400-6263
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Rochelle Trejo
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
My approach to therapy begins with the understanding of each person's unique story. With understanding your goals, I will collaborate with you to create the life you want while providing support, insight, encouragment, and the tools you need to get started. I strive to provide an atmosphere where you feel safe to come as your most authentic self in order to address life's challenges.
My approach to therapy begins with the understanding of each person's unique story. With understanding your goals, I will collaborate with you to create the life you want while providing support, insight, encouragment, and the tools you need to get started. I strive to provide an atmosphere where you feel safe to come as your most authentic self in order to address life's challenges.
(925) 968-4921 View (925) 968-4921
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Joan Bechtel
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
How do we break the spell of trauma? Shame, internalized gaslighting, trust issues, addictions and all the rest. How do we break free? The funny answer is not by fighting them as enemies. But by befriending them. Once we befriend them, they lose their power over us. But how do we befriend an enemy that lives in our Unconscious? Dreams, art, play, and imagination are all natives of this realm. so they are perfect guides through our underworld of rich personal symbolism to befriend shadow elements and integrate repressed capacities, replenishing vitality. Fun breaks the spell.
How do we break the spell of trauma? Shame, internalized gaslighting, trust issues, addictions and all the rest. How do we break free? The funny answer is not by fighting them as enemies. But by befriending them. Once we befriend them, they lose their power over us. But how do we befriend an enemy that lives in our Unconscious? Dreams, art, play, and imagination are all natives of this realm. so they are perfect guides through our underworld of rich personal symbolism to befriend shadow elements and integrate repressed capacities, replenishing vitality. Fun breaks the spell.
(925) 705-4006 View (925) 705-4006
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Tali Korati Biale
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
I love working with teens, families, and couples, especially those navigating the challenges of parenthood and the identity shifts that change brings. I am passionate about supporting moms through the challenges of pregnancy and postpartum and working with anyone who is navigating depression, anxiety, grief and loss, life transitions, and relationship concerns.
I love working with teens, families, and couples, especially those navigating the challenges of parenthood and the identity shifts that change brings. I am passionate about supporting moms through the challenges of pregnancy and postpartum and working with anyone who is navigating depression, anxiety, grief and loss, life transitions, and relationship concerns.
(925) 966-3457 View (925) 966-3457
Photo of Victoria K Miller, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Walnut Creek, CA
Victoria K Miller
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Walnut Creek, CA 94598  (Online Only)
Anxiety, depression, past traumas, "people pleasing" stands in the way of self confidence and healthy relationships. Negative self talk spirals and can seem to take on a life of it's own. A cycle of anxiety and depression is hard to battle alone. With my help you will learn skills to combat anxiety and depression, to stop the negative self talk, and to work through past traumas. Along the way you will gain confidence, build healthy relationships, and live a more fulfilling life.
Anxiety, depression, past traumas, "people pleasing" stands in the way of self confidence and healthy relationships. Negative self talk spirals and can seem to take on a life of it's own. A cycle of anxiety and depression is hard to battle alone. With my help you will learn skills to combat anxiety and depression, to stop the negative self talk, and to work through past traumas. Along the way you will gain confidence, build healthy relationships, and live a more fulfilling life.
(925) 326-6718 View (925) 326-6718
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Margaret A. Struchen
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
My practice, the Center for Rehabilitation Psychology and Neuropsychology, PC, focuses on providing clients with the skills needed to reach their personal goals. With over 20 years of practice, across multiple settings, I have worked to address the needs of adults and adolescents with neurological disorders, disability, and chronic medical conditions. Prior to entering private practice, I served as Director of Rehabilitation Psychology/Neuropsychology at TIRR Memorial Hermann in Houston, and I have engaged in extensive clinical research centered on evaluating outcomes and interventions for those affected by acquired brain injury.
My practice, the Center for Rehabilitation Psychology and Neuropsychology, PC, focuses on providing clients with the skills needed to reach their personal goals. With over 20 years of practice, across multiple settings, I have worked to address the needs of adults and adolescents with neurological disorders, disability, and chronic medical conditions. Prior to entering private practice, I served as Director of Rehabilitation Psychology/Neuropsychology at TIRR Memorial Hermann in Houston, and I have engaged in extensive clinical research centered on evaluating outcomes and interventions for those affected by acquired brain injury.
(925) 319-6628 View (925) 319-6628
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Norma Garcia
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94597  (Online Only)
Hello, I am glad that you are taking this next step in your transformative healing journey. I am a bilingual licensed therapist passionate about creating a brave, empowering, and culturally inviting space for you to process your utmost difficult past and current emotions and lived experiences. Whether you are struggling with depression, anxiety, childhood or generational trauma, grief, loss, life transitions, burnout, imposter syndrome, or have a desire for personal growth, I am here to guide and support you in improving your overall well-being.
Hello, I am glad that you are taking this next step in your transformative healing journey. I am a bilingual licensed therapist passionate about creating a brave, empowering, and culturally inviting space for you to process your utmost difficult past and current emotions and lived experiences. Whether you are struggling with depression, anxiety, childhood or generational trauma, grief, loss, life transitions, burnout, imposter syndrome, or have a desire for personal growth, I am here to guide and support you in improving your overall well-being.
(925) 369-1724 View (925) 369-1724
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Anny Papatheodorou
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MSc
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Waitlist for new clients
Consider this for a moment: how many times per day do you hear yourself say, "a part of me thinks/feels this, but another part of me thinks/feels that"? Indeed, we all consist of "parts" - aspects of ourselves that formed in response to life experiences, beliefs, and felt emotions. But here's the twist: the parts we resist and exile in ourselves have a way of resurfacing and often manifest as undesirable behaviors with unwanted outcomes. In other words, these parts react automatically to situations and often get us in trouble. For this reason, we stay stuck, and parts of ourselves remain unfulfilled and unattended.
Consider this for a moment: how many times per day do you hear yourself say, "a part of me thinks/feels this, but another part of me thinks/feels that"? Indeed, we all consist of "parts" - aspects of ourselves that formed in response to life experiences, beliefs, and felt emotions. But here's the twist: the parts we resist and exile in ourselves have a way of resurfacing and often manifest as undesirable behaviors with unwanted outcomes. In other words, these parts react automatically to situations and often get us in trouble. For this reason, we stay stuck, and parts of ourselves remain unfulfilled and unattended.
(925) 270-6168 View (925) 270-6168
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Sana Therapy Collective
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
At Sana, we understand what it's like to go through pain, trauma, or depression. Isolation, impulsivity, or hopelessness become the only friends you know. You might have feelings of emptiness or conflict that make little sense. Trauma has been the backdrop of your life for as long as you can remember, and you're tired. Your goal is to recover, to find contentment, or just move through the world with a bit more ease. You have personal dreams and desires and would love to one day reach them.
At Sana, we understand what it's like to go through pain, trauma, or depression. Isolation, impulsivity, or hopelessness become the only friends you know. You might have feelings of emptiness or conflict that make little sense. Trauma has been the backdrop of your life for as long as you can remember, and you're tired. Your goal is to recover, to find contentment, or just move through the world with a bit more ease. You have personal dreams and desires and would love to one day reach them.
(925) 744-5997 View (925) 744-5997
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Thomas Darksmith
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
My name is Thomas Darksmith and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT). I am based in the Bay Area and serve clients throughout the state of California via telehealth. I work with individuals, couples, and families, using a humanistic and psychodynamic approach. The foundation of my work is a strong therapeutic relationship, based on trust and acceptance. I integrate several modalities (including CBT, motivational interviewing, and narrative therapy) to help my clients gain perspective and make informed decisions that will ultimately reduce their suffering.
My name is Thomas Darksmith and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT). I am based in the Bay Area and serve clients throughout the state of California via telehealth. I work with individuals, couples, and families, using a humanistic and psychodynamic approach. The foundation of my work is a strong therapeutic relationship, based on trust and acceptance. I integrate several modalities (including CBT, motivational interviewing, and narrative therapy) to help my clients gain perspective and make informed decisions that will ultimately reduce their suffering.
(925) 489-0219 View (925) 489-0219
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Cynthia Pastor
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
I help adults and couples with relationship and codependency issues, grief and loss, depression, anxiety and addictive patterns with self and others. I help you to create a relationship with yourself and others based on respect, caring and trust. This helps build the feeling of safety that lies at the core of any successful therapy. My goal is to support you in finding and strengthening your own inner voice. When we learn to free ourselves from old, stuck patterns of relating (in mind and body), we often feel a lightness of being that allows us to experience more joy in our everyday lives.
I help adults and couples with relationship and codependency issues, grief and loss, depression, anxiety and addictive patterns with self and others. I help you to create a relationship with yourself and others based on respect, caring and trust. This helps build the feeling of safety that lies at the core of any successful therapy. My goal is to support you in finding and strengthening your own inner voice. When we learn to free ourselves from old, stuck patterns of relating (in mind and body), we often feel a lightness of being that allows us to experience more joy in our everyday lives.
(925) 275-5874 View (925) 275-5874
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Natalie Webster
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Not accepting new clients
Are you feeling stuck? Do you feel like instead of a spiral you are travelling in an endless circle of sadness, fear, arguments, grief, or simply confusion? Sometimes life get's hard and sometimes we get stuck. Therapy is here to help in these moments-- through gentle exploration of your thoughts, feelings, and actions we can work to uncover the places where you are feeling trapped in order to help you create new thoughts, healthier feelings, and actions more in alignment with the person you want to be: whether it be happier, more peaceful, more successful, more calm.
Are you feeling stuck? Do you feel like instead of a spiral you are travelling in an endless circle of sadness, fear, arguments, grief, or simply confusion? Sometimes life get's hard and sometimes we get stuck. Therapy is here to help in these moments-- through gentle exploration of your thoughts, feelings, and actions we can work to uncover the places where you are feeling trapped in order to help you create new thoughts, healthier feelings, and actions more in alignment with the person you want to be: whether it be happier, more peaceful, more successful, more calm.
(925) 690-2114 View (925) 690-2114
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Carolyn Feyder Hokanson
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Psychotherapy is an exciting, personal growth experience. I use a combination of psychodynamic therapy, behavioral and cognitive behavioral therapy and desensitization for fears and phobias. I work with each individual to develop a unique therapeutic plan. I have helped many people manage their anxiety, phobias and depression in a safe environment. Insight, behavior change, and cognitive reframing help to replace the negative, self sabotaging behaviors. Psychotherapy helps one to develop a more fulfilling life. I am EMDR trained; Pay for Service only due to skill level, session length exceeding Insurance Requirements.
Psychotherapy is an exciting, personal growth experience. I use a combination of psychodynamic therapy, behavioral and cognitive behavioral therapy and desensitization for fears and phobias. I work with each individual to develop a unique therapeutic plan. I have helped many people manage their anxiety, phobias and depression in a safe environment. Insight, behavior change, and cognitive reframing help to replace the negative, self sabotaging behaviors. Psychotherapy helps one to develop a more fulfilling life. I am EMDR trained; Pay for Service only due to skill level, session length exceeding Insurance Requirements.
(925) 269-7944 View (925) 269-7944
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Jenna M. Narez Hoffman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Jenna uses a person-centered approach to help clients process the events and behavior that have led them to feeling dissatisfied. She works with clients that are trying to manage a difficult life transition or perhaps are looking to break the cycle of an unfulfilling merry-go-round. Jenna focuses on developing insight, mindfulness and cognitive techniques to support clients in resolving trauma and healing. She believes that in safe and supportive environment, clients are empowered to address difficulties and achieve a better quality of life.
Jenna uses a person-centered approach to help clients process the events and behavior that have led them to feeling dissatisfied. She works with clients that are trying to manage a difficult life transition or perhaps are looking to break the cycle of an unfulfilling merry-go-round. Jenna focuses on developing insight, mindfulness and cognitive techniques to support clients in resolving trauma and healing. She believes that in safe and supportive environment, clients are empowered to address difficulties and achieve a better quality of life.
(925) 261-7705 View (925) 261-7705
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Villa Therapies, LLC
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Walnut Creek, CA 94595  (Online Only)
Life is meant to be enjoyed. Of course there are peaks and valley's in life but it is a marathon not a sprint. Mental health is essential in maneuvering the trek and making decisions. When our mental health is off or we are out of alignment, then it may be time for a tune-up. Psychotherapy is meant to provide the client with the tools to get back up and walk through the muck to get to the valley's again. As a therapist, I value my clients' growth and evolvement for their specific journey. I am here to help you find that alignment for yourself and get back on track for your purpose on this earth! Joy and happiness are awaiting.
Life is meant to be enjoyed. Of course there are peaks and valley's in life but it is a marathon not a sprint. Mental health is essential in maneuvering the trek and making decisions. When our mental health is off or we are out of alignment, then it may be time for a tune-up. Psychotherapy is meant to provide the client with the tools to get back up and walk through the muck to get to the valley's again. As a therapist, I value my clients' growth and evolvement for their specific journey. I am here to help you find that alignment for yourself and get back on track for your purpose on this earth! Joy and happiness are awaiting.
(925) 275-5879 View (925) 275-5879

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Number of Therapists in Walnut Creek, CA

800+

Average cost per session

$180

Therapists in Walnut Creek, CA who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
88% Depression
80% Relationship Issues
71% Self Esteem
67% Trauma and PTSD
66% Stress
65% Grief

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

61% Aetna
50% Cigna and Evernorth
39% Anthem | Elevance

How Therapists in Walnut Creek, CA see their clients

67% In Person and Online
33% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
19% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Walnut Creek?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.