Online Therapy in San Francisco and California

Online therapy makes it easier to get the help you need, wherever you are.

Online therapy has helped many people feel connected and comfortable. This doesn’t happen because there are fewer obstacles to overcome when receiving treatment online but because you are empowered with endless convenience. After all, it would be virtually impossible to manage everyday responsibilities while making weekly trips back and forth to see a therapist in person. Online appointments give you freedom of movement while maintaining the intimacy necessary for therapeutic conversation between therapist and client. Clients needn’t travel long distances or cut out hours of their day to care for themselves mentally – instead, they have access to whatever schedule best suits them without having things change too much during treatment. Our specialists understand that this could seem daunting at first glance, so we made sure nothing was standing in your way except one click away from seeing how great online therapy can be for you!

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We understand you may have some questions about online therapy.

Online therapy can be a very safe, effective, and appropriate type of mental health treatment for certain types of clients, depending on what is going on in your life and what you are hoping to accomplish during therapy. We utilize an electronic health information system and online portal that is encrypted and designed to be very secure to protect your health information and your privacy.

If you are experiencing active suicidal ideation or are looking for inpatient or residential treatment, online therapy may not be the most appropriate type of therapy for you at this time. If you are uncertain what tyope of therapy you need, feel free to contact us for additional information.

No, not everyone will be eligible or apporpriate for online therapy. Furthermore, each state licenses its own providers and sets the regulations for online therapy. If you are being seen by Emily Rubens, LMFT who is licensed in California, you must be physically located in the state of California at the time of your appointment. If you are being seen by Dr. Melanie Chinchilla, you must be physically located in California, New York, or Illinois at the time of your online therapy appointment.

If you are a client of any Approach Therapy clinician and you will be traveling out of the state,please notify your therapist at least two weeks in advance so you and your therapist can plan accordingly.

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