Therapists in Walnut Creek, CA

Photo of Galina Litvin, Marriage & Family Therapist in Walnut Creek, CA
Galina Litvin
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
As a mental health therapist I work from a client centered focus. I support and guide you in managing your mental health concerns. You maybe experiencing symptoms such as depression, anxiety, trauma, stress, or relationship issues. If you have a desire to understand and address the root causes of your life challenges, and you are willing to engage in the therapeutic process to make positive changes in your life then I'd love to work with you. I use a non-judgmental, empathetic therapeutic approach. I work to provide a safe and supportive environment to explore your thoughts and feelings, which in turn helps you grow as human being.
As a mental health therapist I work from a client centered focus. I support and guide you in managing your mental health concerns. You maybe experiencing symptoms such as depression, anxiety, trauma, stress, or relationship issues. If you have a desire to understand and address the root causes of your life challenges, and you are willing to engage in the therapeutic process to make positive changes in your life then I'd love to work with you. I use a non-judgmental, empathetic therapeutic approach. I work to provide a safe and supportive environment to explore your thoughts and feelings, which in turn helps you grow as human being.
(925) 361-3853 View (925) 361-3853
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JerriAnn Grant
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Waitlist for new clients
I offer therapy for individuals, children, adolescents, and families. I work with my clients from an attachment based framework. Underlying my approach in working with clients is the understanding that what really gives us resilience and emotional health is the experience of being securely connected with other people and particularly those who are closest to us.
I offer therapy for individuals, children, adolescents, and families. I work with my clients from an attachment based framework. Underlying my approach in working with clients is the understanding that what really gives us resilience and emotional health is the experience of being securely connected with other people and particularly those who are closest to us.
(925) 392-4437 View (925) 392-4437
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Brooke Hall, MFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
These current times are absolutely challenging & I hope you are finding your way to support from a variety of places! Therapy can be a place to feel safe, connected, supported, & cared for. A place to find relief, time out, & a place to sort things out. I address issues ranging from low self-esteem to grief, transitions, depression, anxiety, work balance, overwhelm and more.. There are breakthrough psychological approaches that can help you achieve much faster & deeper results than you might have known including EMDR, EFT, heartmath, & DNMS. In many cases, these can offer dramatic & lasting changes! I hope you will reach out -
These current times are absolutely challenging & I hope you are finding your way to support from a variety of places! Therapy can be a place to feel safe, connected, supported, & cared for. A place to find relief, time out, & a place to sort things out. I address issues ranging from low self-esteem to grief, transitions, depression, anxiety, work balance, overwhelm and more.. There are breakthrough psychological approaches that can help you achieve much faster & deeper results than you might have known including EMDR, EFT, heartmath, & DNMS. In many cases, these can offer dramatic & lasting changes! I hope you will reach out -
(925) 402-1831 View (925) 402-1831
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Nicole Hermann-Metzger
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
My approach to therapy is client-centered, meeting each person I work with where they are at using diverse interventions including mindfulness and somatic experiencing techniques. I am a Bay Area native raised in a multicultural household with over 20 years of experience working in a variety of settings throughout Contra Costa and Alameda Counties. I specialize in working with people struggling with: anxiety, ADHD, mood disorders, chronic stress, adjusting to life changes, trauma exposure/PTSD, gender and sexual orientation identity issues, and multicultural stress.
My approach to therapy is client-centered, meeting each person I work with where they are at using diverse interventions including mindfulness and somatic experiencing techniques. I am a Bay Area native raised in a multicultural household with over 20 years of experience working in a variety of settings throughout Contra Costa and Alameda Counties. I specialize in working with people struggling with: anxiety, ADHD, mood disorders, chronic stress, adjusting to life changes, trauma exposure/PTSD, gender and sexual orientation identity issues, and multicultural stress.
(925) 633-6717 View (925) 633-6717
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Rhonda Barovsky
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PsyD
Verified Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
People come to therapy because they want to feel better. If you are experiencing depression, anxiety, OCD, or relationship problems, if you have experienced rape, childhood abuse, domestic violence, please call me. I also work with people who have experienced the death of a loved one, including their child. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, TEAM-CBT model developed by David Burns, MD, including powerful and effective techniques designed to move you from despair to joy. I also use EMDR, Hypnosis and Ketamine Assisted Therapy. "She was helpful, and understanding. I couldn't have gotten to where I am right now without her." KT
People come to therapy because they want to feel better. If you are experiencing depression, anxiety, OCD, or relationship problems, if you have experienced rape, childhood abuse, domestic violence, please call me. I also work with people who have experienced the death of a loved one, including their child. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, TEAM-CBT model developed by David Burns, MD, including powerful and effective techniques designed to move you from despair to joy. I also use EMDR, Hypnosis and Ketamine Assisted Therapy. "She was helpful, and understanding. I couldn't have gotten to where I am right now without her." KT
(925) 304-6116 View (925) 304-6116
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Lee Embrey
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
I work with individuals and couples who are going through life transitions. I am an interactive therapist, honest and direct. I help people develop their emotional readiness to continue on their life journey. Psychotherapy is about change and development. I have an empathetic approach that helps release feelings, and develop thoughtful understanding.
I work with individuals and couples who are going through life transitions. I am an interactive therapist, honest and direct. I help people develop their emotional readiness to continue on their life journey. Psychotherapy is about change and development. I have an empathetic approach that helps release feelings, and develop thoughtful understanding.
(925) 478-5235 View (925) 478-5235
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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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Shelby DeBord
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Walnut Creek, CA 94596  (Online Only)
Trauma may constantly have you second guess your own judgement or being able to feel confident using your voice. Trauma can make you feel as though you want to hide from your life and that doing simple things every day is like trying to carry around a 1000 pound weight. Trauma may also be impacting your relationships through self sabotage. If you are stuck in repeated cycles in your own mind, lack confidence, feel like no one understands you or have been manipulated-you are safe here. You deserve to feel empowered, loved & respected. Together we can work to redevelop the relationship you have with yourself and your life.
Trauma may constantly have you second guess your own judgement or being able to feel confident using your voice. Trauma can make you feel as though you want to hide from your life and that doing simple things every day is like trying to carry around a 1000 pound weight. Trauma may also be impacting your relationships through self sabotage. If you are stuck in repeated cycles in your own mind, lack confidence, feel like no one understands you or have been manipulated-you are safe here. You deserve to feel empowered, loved & respected. Together we can work to redevelop the relationship you have with yourself and your life.
(442) 239-4715 View (442) 239-4715
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Elisa (Lisie) Rosenberg Clark
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
I'm a direct and empathic therapist. I practice from a neurodiversity affirming, LGBTQ+ celebrating, trauma-informed and intersectional lens to help others feel validated in their unique experiences of the world while also providing them the tools to navigate modern society and relationships with an increased sense of self-compassion and empowerment and decreased sense of shame. I specialize in helping adult women navigate challenges with self esteem and neurodivergence and couples/families of all iterations. I have a collaborative, solution-focused, intuitive therapy style and prioritize building a deep bond with each client.
I'm a direct and empathic therapist. I practice from a neurodiversity affirming, LGBTQ+ celebrating, trauma-informed and intersectional lens to help others feel validated in their unique experiences of the world while also providing them the tools to navigate modern society and relationships with an increased sense of self-compassion and empowerment and decreased sense of shame. I specialize in helping adult women navigate challenges with self esteem and neurodivergence and couples/families of all iterations. I have a collaborative, solution-focused, intuitive therapy style and prioritize building a deep bond with each client.
(510) 588-5928 View (510) 588-5928
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Kayla Ribeiro
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596  (Online Only)
Life is full challenges, why navigate these alone? I have helped many individuals and families by using a collaborative and holistic approach to therapy in order to create an environment that feels safe, nurturing and supportive. As your therapist, we will work together to identity patterns and behaviors that no longer serve a purpose in your life and replace them with new ways of coping. I practice from a strengths-based, solution focused approach in order to empower you to make the changes necessary to feel more fulfilled and at peace with your life.
Life is full challenges, why navigate these alone? I have helped many individuals and families by using a collaborative and holistic approach to therapy in order to create an environment that feels safe, nurturing and supportive. As your therapist, we will work together to identity patterns and behaviors that no longer serve a purpose in your life and replace them with new ways of coping. I practice from a strengths-based, solution focused approach in order to empower you to make the changes necessary to feel more fulfilled and at peace with your life.
(925) 202-0804 View (925) 202-0804
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Jordan Werner
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Making the decision to embark on a therapeutic journey is a difficult and courageous, yet rewarding decision. It's my goal to meet you where you’re at and create an empathetic, safe, and nonjudgmental space for you to discover more about yourself and make sense of the world around you. I use a compassionate, sincere, and culturally competent approach with my clients. By engaging in meaningful discussions and self-examination, I will assist you in identifying recurring behaviors and thought patterns, gain a deeper awareness of yourself, and enhance your ability to handle difficult situations that arise in life.
Making the decision to embark on a therapeutic journey is a difficult and courageous, yet rewarding decision. It's my goal to meet you where you’re at and create an empathetic, safe, and nonjudgmental space for you to discover more about yourself and make sense of the world around you. I use a compassionate, sincere, and culturally competent approach with my clients. By engaging in meaningful discussions and self-examination, I will assist you in identifying recurring behaviors and thought patterns, gain a deeper awareness of yourself, and enhance your ability to handle difficult situations that arise in life.
(310) 564-5845 View (310) 564-5845
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Ashley Elefant Baratz
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
I am a licensed Clinical Psychologist specializing in assessment and therapy for neurodivergent individuals throughout the lifespan, with a specific focus on working with ADHDers and Autistic individuals. Through strengths-based assessment and therapy services, my goal is to provide comprehensive resources and tailored skills to help neurodivergent individuals get their needs met and thrive in a world that oftentimes feels as if it is working against them. As an ADHDer myself who has spent my career seeking ongoing training on ADHD and Autism, I bring many years of personal and professional experience to the clients that I serve.
I am a licensed Clinical Psychologist specializing in assessment and therapy for neurodivergent individuals throughout the lifespan, with a specific focus on working with ADHDers and Autistic individuals. Through strengths-based assessment and therapy services, my goal is to provide comprehensive resources and tailored skills to help neurodivergent individuals get their needs met and thrive in a world that oftentimes feels as if it is working against them. As an ADHDer myself who has spent my career seeking ongoing training on ADHD and Autism, I bring many years of personal and professional experience to the clients that I serve.
(925) 258-2458 View (925) 258-2458
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Amanda Macor
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Not accepting new clients
Welcome! I’m Amanda, a neuro-affirming licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Walnut Creek, CA. I have nearly a decade of experience supporting ADHD individuals across the lifespan. As ADHD Certified Clinical Service Provider (ADHD-CCSP), I offer comprehensive support to parents and clients, helping them gain a deeper understanding of the neurodiverse brain and providing practical tools to foster more joy in their lives. People come to me when they feel they have exhausted all of their resources, feeling burnt out and discouraged. They want to improve their self-confidence, strengthen relationships, and cultivate joy.
Welcome! I’m Amanda, a neuro-affirming licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Walnut Creek, CA. I have nearly a decade of experience supporting ADHD individuals across the lifespan. As ADHD Certified Clinical Service Provider (ADHD-CCSP), I offer comprehensive support to parents and clients, helping them gain a deeper understanding of the neurodiverse brain and providing practical tools to foster more joy in their lives. People come to me when they feel they have exhausted all of their resources, feeling burnt out and discouraged. They want to improve their self-confidence, strengthen relationships, and cultivate joy.
(510) 330-0767 View (510) 330-0767
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Sara Donohue
Associate Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, AMFT, PPS
Verified Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94595
Accepting evening clients! I'm here to help foster your journey of self-awareness, healing, and growth so you can live the life that's most fulfilling for you. I offer a warm, person-centered, and solution-focused approach coupled with a comprehensive trauma lens to treat acute and chronic mental health symptoms, such as anxiety, depression, and bi-polar mood disturbances, and relational issues, such as grief/loss, parenting issues, and other relational dynamics. With a strong background in School Psychology working at the elementary and high school levels, I can facilitate people in their journeys towards health and wellness.
Accepting evening clients! I'm here to help foster your journey of self-awareness, healing, and growth so you can live the life that's most fulfilling for you. I offer a warm, person-centered, and solution-focused approach coupled with a comprehensive trauma lens to treat acute and chronic mental health symptoms, such as anxiety, depression, and bi-polar mood disturbances, and relational issues, such as grief/loss, parenting issues, and other relational dynamics. With a strong background in School Psychology working at the elementary and high school levels, I can facilitate people in their journeys towards health and wellness.
(510) 621-6105 View (510) 621-6105
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Jane Vanderwerf
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Welcome to my profile page. I am a supportive, authentic, and direct therapist who prioritizes my clients' emotional safety and sense of connectedness. My background is in social work, so I take a holistic perspective and collaborate with each client on the best way we can work together to help them reach their goals.
Welcome to my profile page. I am a supportive, authentic, and direct therapist who prioritizes my clients' emotional safety and sense of connectedness. My background is in social work, so I take a holistic perspective and collaborate with each client on the best way we can work together to help them reach their goals.
(925) 477-2602 View (925) 477-2602
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Channin Graham
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Walnut Creek, CA 94596  (Online Only)
It’s hard to be human. There are no manuals on how to deal with our thoughts and emotions. Sitting with vulnerability can be scary and uncomfortable. As a Client-Centered clinician I plan to meet you in the here and now and help get you to where you want to be in a holistically happy and healthy manner. Your decision to seek therapy may feel like one of the hardest things you have done, but it can also be one of the most profound. Therapy is a collaborative experience where I genuinely believe that my clients are the experts on their lives and personal experiences.
It’s hard to be human. There are no manuals on how to deal with our thoughts and emotions. Sitting with vulnerability can be scary and uncomfortable. As a Client-Centered clinician I plan to meet you in the here and now and help get you to where you want to be in a holistically happy and healthy manner. Your decision to seek therapy may feel like one of the hardest things you have done, but it can also be one of the most profound. Therapy is a collaborative experience where I genuinely believe that my clients are the experts on their lives and personal experiences.
(925) 744-6711 View (925) 744-6711
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Darlene Da Silva
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94597  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Hi! My name is Darlene Da Silva and I'm a bilingual, bi-cultural Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Since 2012, I have gained experience working with individuals in various mental health settings including non-profits, community-based settings, law enforcement, schools, and county mental health. I truly believe that the foundation of success in therapy begins with the therapeutic relationship, and will make every effort to provide the safe space needed to do the challenging, beneficial work that comes with therapy.
Hi! My name is Darlene Da Silva and I'm a bilingual, bi-cultural Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Since 2012, I have gained experience working with individuals in various mental health settings including non-profits, community-based settings, law enforcement, schools, and county mental health. I truly believe that the foundation of success in therapy begins with the therapeutic relationship, and will make every effort to provide the safe space needed to do the challenging, beneficial work that comes with therapy.
(415) 917-4451 View (415) 917-4451
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Allan H Solomon
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94596  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I have over 35 years experience as a clinical psychologist. I work primarily with individual adults but also have considerable experience working with children and adolescents. My focus is forming a trusting relationship in which together we work to improve your own sense of well being as well as connection to others. Above all I view our work as collaborative and mutually respectful. Clients have described me as highly empathetic, while helping them to achieve real life goals. I work with depression, anxiety, trauma, intimacy, health, and habit disorders including addictions.
I have over 35 years experience as a clinical psychologist. I work primarily with individual adults but also have considerable experience working with children and adolescents. My focus is forming a trusting relationship in which together we work to improve your own sense of well being as well as connection to others. Above all I view our work as collaborative and mutually respectful. Clients have described me as highly empathetic, while helping them to achieve real life goals. I work with depression, anxiety, trauma, intimacy, health, and habit disorders including addictions.
(925) 241-4097 View (925) 241-4097
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Greg Becker
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Walnut Creek, CA 94598  (Online Only)
Hello, My name is Greg M Becker, LMFT, located in California. My passion is to be a facilitator of healing for all those with whom I work. Collaborating with my clients and establishing rapport creates opportunities for quick, positive progress. My solutions-based approach along with my customized treatment plans keep clients moving toward their identified goals.
Hello, My name is Greg M Becker, LMFT, located in California. My passion is to be a facilitator of healing for all those with whom I work. Collaborating with my clients and establishing rapport creates opportunities for quick, positive progress. My solutions-based approach along with my customized treatment plans keep clients moving toward their identified goals.
(925) 267-6920 View (925) 267-6920
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Jessica Hunt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
You're here because you've lost yourself. You're wrestling with anxiety, anger, and disconnection. Constantly juggling the expectations of others, perfectionism, and imposter syndrome, all while trying to discover who you are, now, in this stage of your life. You're yearning for meaningful connection and communication. You're seeking peace, clarity, and strategies to cope with the immense pressure you're experiencing. You're a parent, a partner, an employee, a friend, and you're not sure if you're doing any of it "right." Welcome, you've come to the right place.
You're here because you've lost yourself. You're wrestling with anxiety, anger, and disconnection. Constantly juggling the expectations of others, perfectionism, and imposter syndrome, all while trying to discover who you are, now, in this stage of your life. You're yearning for meaningful connection and communication. You're seeking peace, clarity, and strategies to cope with the immense pressure you're experiencing. You're a parent, a partner, an employee, a friend, and you're not sure if you're doing any of it "right." Welcome, you've come to the right place.
(925) 489-0832 View (925) 489-0832

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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
38% Other

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?

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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.