Therapists in Woodacre, CA

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Alane Freund
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MA, LMFT, ICHS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Woodacre, CA 94973
Are You Highly Sensitive? You notice the subtleties in life, feel overwhelmed or anxious often, think deeply about the world, have strong empathy or an active inner life. You might have been born with high sensitivity trait. In equine-assisted psychotherapy, self-discovery, communication, and personal authenticity are modeled and taught by the horses. Family issues including parenting, couples, and youth, highly sensitive people (HSPs), and 12 step recovery. Team building and leadership training for groups. HSPs & Horses workshops. Alane Freund has created many programs and workshops for highly sensitive people and their families.
Are You Highly Sensitive? You notice the subtleties in life, feel overwhelmed or anxious often, think deeply about the world, have strong empathy or an active inner life. You might have been born with high sensitivity trait. In equine-assisted psychotherapy, self-discovery, communication, and personal authenticity are modeled and taught by the horses. Family issues including parenting, couples, and youth, highly sensitive people (HSPs), and 12 step recovery. Team building and leadership training for groups. HSPs & Horses workshops. Alane Freund has created many programs and workshops for highly sensitive people and their families.
(415) 463-4587 View (415) 463-4587
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Judith Tripp
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Woodacre, CA 94973
Thirty-four years of experience have taught me what works in therapy. I utilize techniques from psychodynamic, cognitive, somatic and transpersonal approaches. I have skill and experience working with people who are anxious or depressed. I have worked successfully with people who have experienced childhood sexual abuse and people who have had difficulty in relationships. I will meet you with respect and compassion and work with you to develop a strategy for healing your wounds, disappointments and existential dilemmas. Together we will work to reveal the best of you-freed from debilitating family patterns, constraining belief systems and dysfunctional habits
Thirty-four years of experience have taught me what works in therapy. I utilize techniques from psychodynamic, cognitive, somatic and transpersonal approaches. I have skill and experience working with people who are anxious or depressed. I have worked successfully with people who have experienced childhood sexual abuse and people who have had difficulty in relationships. I will meet you with respect and compassion and work with you to develop a strategy for healing your wounds, disappointments and existential dilemmas. Together we will work to reveal the best of you-freed from debilitating family patterns, constraining belief systems and dysfunctional habits
(650) 385-8345 View (650) 385-8345
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Buddhist Therapy Center
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Woodacre, CA 94973
Welcome to my Buddhist and Soul-Centered Psychotherapy practice. With an unshakeable belief in your ability to heal and thrive, and 20 years of helping clients through their darkest nights of soul - a sanctuary of trust, nurturing wisdom and deep healing is here for you. We will explore your inner world and the power of holistic and spiritual psychotherapies - mindfulness and body-based therapies that transform people's lives. I specialize in working with adults who need help with the sometimes devastating and often overwhelming symptoms that grief, loss, anxiety and crisis may bring. You deserve to have a village of support!
Welcome to my Buddhist and Soul-Centered Psychotherapy practice. With an unshakeable belief in your ability to heal and thrive, and 20 years of helping clients through their darkest nights of soul - a sanctuary of trust, nurturing wisdom and deep healing is here for you. We will explore your inner world and the power of holistic and spiritual psychotherapies - mindfulness and body-based therapies that transform people's lives. I specialize in working with adults who need help with the sometimes devastating and often overwhelming symptoms that grief, loss, anxiety and crisis may bring. You deserve to have a village of support!
(415) 483-9333 View (415) 483-9333
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Grace Fisher
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, SEP
Verified Verified
Woodacre, CA 94973  (Online Only)
Each of us has the innate wisdom to guide us towards well-being, yet sometimes, we need help accessing that inner voice. Whether you are seeking short-term, issue specific solutions to your relationship, family or work challenges, or wanting to delve more deeply into freeing yourself from patterns that keep you stuck, I offer a compassionate style, rich in understanding and humor. I have taught mindfulness to teens and adults at Spirit Rock since 2002. And in our work together, I can offer tools to help you learn how to pause and skillfully listen to the wisdom within.
Each of us has the innate wisdom to guide us towards well-being, yet sometimes, we need help accessing that inner voice. Whether you are seeking short-term, issue specific solutions to your relationship, family or work challenges, or wanting to delve more deeply into freeing yourself from patterns that keep you stuck, I offer a compassionate style, rich in understanding and humor. I have taught mindfulness to teens and adults at Spirit Rock since 2002. And in our work together, I can offer tools to help you learn how to pause and skillfully listen to the wisdom within.
(415) 691-2785 View (415) 691-2785

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Nina Anderson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Rafael, CA 94901
Adoption Collective is committed to providing ethical and competent specialized services for all members of the adoption constellation. Nina Anderson, LCSW offers Counseling, Education, and Consultation Services in the area of Adoption and Family Formation. As the founder of Adoption Collective, Nina recognized the need for personalized support for those involved in the adoption process. Nina provides counseling to pre-adoptive and adoptive parents, expectant/birth parents, and adoptees, and supports Post Adoption Contact Relationships.
Adoption Collective is committed to providing ethical and competent specialized services for all members of the adoption constellation. Nina Anderson, LCSW offers Counseling, Education, and Consultation Services in the area of Adoption and Family Formation. As the founder of Adoption Collective, Nina recognized the need for personalized support for those involved in the adoption process. Nina provides counseling to pre-adoptive and adoptive parents, expectant/birth parents, and adoptees, and supports Post Adoption Contact Relationships.
(415) 993-6226 View (415) 993-6226
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Monique Pierre-Louis
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
San Rafael, CA 94901  (Online Only)
I am a licensed psychologist in the state of California with over seven years of clinical experience. I've worked with adults, older adults, college students, and engineers. My experience in multiple mental health settings, from community mental health, urban hospital centers, medical offices, and a federal government agency have helped me to gain the knowledge and skills to work with people from diverse backgrounds and needs.
I am a licensed psychologist in the state of California with over seven years of clinical experience. I've worked with adults, older adults, college students, and engineers. My experience in multiple mental health settings, from community mental health, urban hospital centers, medical offices, and a federal government agency have helped me to gain the knowledge and skills to work with people from diverse backgrounds and needs.
(619) 815-7581 View (619) 815-7581
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Payge Casady-Christensen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Rafael, CA 94903
I have many years of experience working with all age groups, people with disabilities, neurodivergent minds, people with autism, LGBTQ+, anxiety, depression, adjustment challenges, grief and loss, aging, dissociation, and loneliness. I highly value supporting people in creating an understanding of the barriers they face both internally and externally that keep them from moving toward the life they want to live and, together, creating a plan to slowly work toward better days.
I have many years of experience working with all age groups, people with disabilities, neurodivergent minds, people with autism, LGBTQ+, anxiety, depression, adjustment challenges, grief and loss, aging, dissociation, and loneliness. I highly value supporting people in creating an understanding of the barriers they face both internally and externally that keep them from moving toward the life they want to live and, together, creating a plan to slowly work toward better days.
(818) 639-4911 View (818) 639-4911
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Open Space Therapy Solutions
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Rafael, CA 94903  (Online Only)
You might find yourself interrupted by reminders and feel like you're reliving the past. Like you’re always on edge. Your nerves are constantly frazzled, leaving you exhausted by the end of the day. It's tough to relax or unwind when you’re always anticipating the next trigger. Your relationships are feeling it too. Maybe this leads to interactions you aren’t proud of, like snapping at your kids or your partner. This constant state of tension can leave you feeling drained and overwhelmed. You’re looking for a glimmer of hope. Your experiences have shaped you, but they don't have to dictate your future. I'm here to help.
You might find yourself interrupted by reminders and feel like you're reliving the past. Like you’re always on edge. Your nerves are constantly frazzled, leaving you exhausted by the end of the day. It's tough to relax or unwind when you’re always anticipating the next trigger. Your relationships are feeling it too. Maybe this leads to interactions you aren’t proud of, like snapping at your kids or your partner. This constant state of tension can leave you feeling drained and overwhelmed. You’re looking for a glimmer of hope. Your experiences have shaped you, but they don't have to dictate your future. I'm here to help.
(415) 301-7558 View (415) 301-7558
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Ron DeStefano
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Mill Valley, CA 94941
Not accepting new clients
I love my work! For fifty years I've been astonished, and feel like a "therapeutic mid-wife," collaborating and witnessing people give birth to new ways of growing to become more of who they really are, with less pain and more happiness. Although I work with any issue, I am particularly effective with the most difficult therapy to do well, Couples Therapy. And I like to work deeply and quickly to get transformation. Over the years, I have trained therapists at UCSF and various Doctoral programs, and half of my practice includes therapy with therapists themselves. I enjoy integrating with 12 Step Recovery when appropriate.
I love my work! For fifty years I've been astonished, and feel like a "therapeutic mid-wife," collaborating and witnessing people give birth to new ways of growing to become more of who they really are, with less pain and more happiness. Although I work with any issue, I am particularly effective with the most difficult therapy to do well, Couples Therapy. And I like to work deeply and quickly to get transformation. Over the years, I have trained therapists at UCSF and various Doctoral programs, and half of my practice includes therapy with therapists themselves. I enjoy integrating with 12 Step Recovery when appropriate.
(415) 639-9940 x415383 View (415) 639-9940 x415383
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Karyn (Kiki) Pascoe
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
Corte Madera, CA 94925
My practice welcomes individuals, couples, teens and families from all backgrounds, cultures, and life stages. Whether you're grappling with anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, professional stress, chronic illness, or the complexities of neurodiversity, I provide a safe and supportive space for exploration, curiosity and growth. I have a particular affinity for working with creative minds, highly sensitive souls, and those who dance to the beat of their own drum.
My practice welcomes individuals, couples, teens and families from all backgrounds, cultures, and life stages. Whether you're grappling with anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, professional stress, chronic illness, or the complexities of neurodiversity, I provide a safe and supportive space for exploration, curiosity and growth. I have a particular affinity for working with creative minds, highly sensitive souls, and those who dance to the beat of their own drum.
(415) 991-0126 View (415) 991-0126
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Michelle Fontaine
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
Mill Valley, CA 94941  (Online Only)
Therapy is most successful when the work is done carefully and thoughtfully through a process of unfolding and bringing into light those parts of ourselves which have been hidden or misunderstood. It's a collaboration that includes tapping into your own wisdom while also considering new perspectives. We do this work with the utmost compassion and consideration for what is needed in each moment to produce the best possible long term outcome. There will be many new insights which lead to more satisfaction and a deeper understanding. It's my privilege to work with you as we take these steps together toward a higher quality of life.
Therapy is most successful when the work is done carefully and thoughtfully through a process of unfolding and bringing into light those parts of ourselves which have been hidden or misunderstood. It's a collaboration that includes tapping into your own wisdom while also considering new perspectives. We do this work with the utmost compassion and consideration for what is needed in each moment to produce the best possible long term outcome. There will be many new insights which lead to more satisfaction and a deeper understanding. It's my privilege to work with you as we take these steps together toward a higher quality of life.
(415) 798-9515 View (415) 798-9515
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Zack O Oelerich
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Mill Valley, CA 94941
My philosophy builds on unique strengths and sensitivities of each individual. Taking a supportive coaching role and utilizing a psychotherapeutic framework, I help clients develop and successfully execute their goals while developing a better understanding of social nuance in relationships and in the complex group dynamics of their home and work environments. My psychotherapy practice supports neurodivergent adults integrating their gifts amidst the challenges of great sensitivity and intelligence and is uniquely suited for midlife adults approaching transitions, relationship or career changes, birth, death and divorce.
My philosophy builds on unique strengths and sensitivities of each individual. Taking a supportive coaching role and utilizing a psychotherapeutic framework, I help clients develop and successfully execute their goals while developing a better understanding of social nuance in relationships and in the complex group dynamics of their home and work environments. My psychotherapy practice supports neurodivergent adults integrating their gifts amidst the challenges of great sensitivity and intelligence and is uniquely suited for midlife adults approaching transitions, relationship or career changes, birth, death and divorce.
(925) 892-3090 View (925) 892-3090
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Gretchen Kishbaugh
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
San Rafael, CA 94901
I work with children, adolescents, and adults, providing individual, couples, and family therapy, play therapy, and parenting consultation. If you're looking for a safe and supportive place in which to explore your concerns, I offer careful listening and collaborative engagement in the service of working toward your goals. People seek psychotherapy for many reasons. Some want help with specific problems such as depression, relationship conflict, or concern about a child. Others feel stuck in problematic patterns that cause emotional distress, interfere with their ability to connect with others, or hinder their ability to find fulfillment in life.
I work with children, adolescents, and adults, providing individual, couples, and family therapy, play therapy, and parenting consultation. If you're looking for a safe and supportive place in which to explore your concerns, I offer careful listening and collaborative engagement in the service of working toward your goals. People seek psychotherapy for many reasons. Some want help with specific problems such as depression, relationship conflict, or concern about a child. Others feel stuck in problematic patterns that cause emotional distress, interfere with their ability to connect with others, or hinder their ability to find fulfillment in life.
(707) 518-6142 View (707) 518-6142
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Emily Wong
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Greenbrae, CA 94904  (Online Only)
I believe that therapy is a collaborative process. I take a compassionate approach to helping people identify their strengths, but I also keep it real and authentically reflect what I am seeing.
I believe that therapy is a collaborative process. I take a compassionate approach to helping people identify their strengths, but I also keep it real and authentically reflect what I am seeing.
(415) 301-4337 View (415) 301-4337
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Kat Schoolland
Marriage & Family Therapist, CA10337, ORT2523
Verified Verified
Mill Valley, CA 94941
Child Anxiety, Phobias, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder can show up in big ways and leave families spiraling. Being a parent of two myself I get that we can’t always prevent our kids from struggling, but we can give them the skills to thrive in the face of life's challenges. With skill building through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Exposure Response Prevention (ERP), I help kids and parents develop a toolbox of evidenced based strategies to face their fears and courageously take back their lives from anxiety and OCD.
Child Anxiety, Phobias, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder can show up in big ways and leave families spiraling. Being a parent of two myself I get that we can’t always prevent our kids from struggling, but we can give them the skills to thrive in the face of life's challenges. With skill building through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Exposure Response Prevention (ERP), I help kids and parents develop a toolbox of evidenced based strategies to face their fears and courageously take back their lives from anxiety and OCD.
(415) 493-9229 View (415) 493-9229
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Ashley Gallagher
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
San Rafael, CA 94903
Welcome. Are you looking for support navigating a relationship? Do you find yourself repeating the same patterns around dating, intimacy and sex? Is there a nagging sense of doubt or dissatisfaction in the people or path you have chosen? Does the feeling of being "stuck" block you from who or what you want to be? Does your self-esteem feel compromised by societal standards of beauty and achievement? I get it. I'm here for it. I help women overcome limiting beliefs, implement boundary setting and assertiveness, decrease stress and increase satisfaction in relationships and work, and develop healthy and sustainable coping skills.
Welcome. Are you looking for support navigating a relationship? Do you find yourself repeating the same patterns around dating, intimacy and sex? Is there a nagging sense of doubt or dissatisfaction in the people or path you have chosen? Does the feeling of being "stuck" block you from who or what you want to be? Does your self-esteem feel compromised by societal standards of beauty and achievement? I get it. I'm here for it. I help women overcome limiting beliefs, implement boundary setting and assertiveness, decrease stress and increase satisfaction in relationships and work, and develop healthy and sustainable coping skills.
(415) 301-7360 View (415) 301-7360
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Daria Foehr Sievers
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fairfax, CA 94930  (Online Only)
I practice strengths based, solution focused therapy & specialize in Complex Trauma, Loss & Grief. My approach: Hope Centered, Values-Based, aimed at building resilience & nurturing Post Traumatic Growth. My goal: help you enjoy a productive, joyful life balance.
I practice strengths based, solution focused therapy & specialize in Complex Trauma, Loss & Grief. My approach: Hope Centered, Values-Based, aimed at building resilience & nurturing Post Traumatic Growth. My goal: help you enjoy a productive, joyful life balance.
(415) 888-9419 View (415) 888-9419
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Tanya Hunt
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Rafael, CA 94903  (Online Only)
I aspire to provide treatment with an emphasis on health and well-being, stress reduction, and diversity from a whole-person health perspective (physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual). I provide treatment using evidenced-based therapies using a holistic approach. As a clinician, it is important to be aware of all aspects of culture that may pertain to an individual and gain the tools and strategies to most effectively assist a person. I believe it's important to emphasize collaborative shared decision-making that creates an environment for a client-centered strength-based approach.
I aspire to provide treatment with an emphasis on health and well-being, stress reduction, and diversity from a whole-person health perspective (physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual). I provide treatment using evidenced-based therapies using a holistic approach. As a clinician, it is important to be aware of all aspects of culture that may pertain to an individual and gain the tools and strategies to most effectively assist a person. I believe it's important to emphasize collaborative shared decision-making that creates an environment for a client-centered strength-based approach.
(415) 430-9374 View (415) 430-9374
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Adrian Randal
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMFT, LEP, MA, MS, PPSC
Verified Verified
San Rafael, CA 94901
I am a marriage/family counselor licensed in California with over 15 years of experience working as a therapist and educational psychologist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, and parenting problems.
I am a marriage/family counselor licensed in California with over 15 years of experience working as a therapist and educational psychologist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, and parenting problems.
(925) 260-3599 View (925) 260-3599
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Kathleen Ries
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MS, MPH, RD
Verified Verified
San Rafael, CA 94901  (Online Only)
"​Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I’ll try again tomorrow.” Mary Anne Radmacher My ideal client is having issues with past traumas, life transitions and troubles. They want to see their life get easier and more joyful. We can figure out therapeutically what's needed and negotiate the number of sessions. With my own life and professional experiences, I bring a wealth of treatment options and resources. I offer a free initial phone (call 15-20 minutes) to help you determine if I'm the therapist for your needs at this time. Sessions are virtual due to COVID-19.
"​Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I’ll try again tomorrow.” Mary Anne Radmacher My ideal client is having issues with past traumas, life transitions and troubles. They want to see their life get easier and more joyful. We can figure out therapeutically what's needed and negotiate the number of sessions. With my own life and professional experiences, I bring a wealth of treatment options and resources. I offer a free initial phone (call 15-20 minutes) to help you determine if I'm the therapist for your needs at this time. Sessions are virtual due to COVID-19.
(628) 227-6489 View (628) 227-6489

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Number of Therapists in Woodacre, CA

< 10

Therapists in Woodacre, CA who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Anxiety
100% Grief
100% Spirituality
75% Depression
75% Child
75% Parenting

Average years in practice

27 Years

Gender breakdown

100% Female

How Therapists in Woodacre, CA see their clients

75% In Person and Online
25% Online Only
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Woodacre?

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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.