How to Find a Therapist with Alma — Alma

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How It Works

Browse our directory

Therapists at Alma are specialized to help with all types of concerns like anxiety, trauma, relationships, addiction, and more. Read someone’s profile to get a better understanding of their training, experience, and approach to care.

Browse the directory by availability, specialty, insurance

Book a consultation

Consultations give you the opportunity to meet with a therapist before you start seeing each other for ongoing care. At Alma, most therapists offer a free 15-minute introductory call.

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Decide on the right fit for you

You may not find the right therapist on your first try — that’s ok! We encourage you to schedule multiple consultations to weigh your options. Meeting different therapists will only help you make the best decision

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We’ve helped thousands of people find the right therapist

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What are you hoping to work on in therapy?

Let us connect you with therapists who understand your needs and are uniquely qualified to help.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have more questions about how Alma works, you can always reach out to us!

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What type of care can I get through Alma?

Alma connects you with clinicians who provide therapy for individuals, couples, families, children and adolescents, and medication management.

What is a consultation?

A consultation is not a first appointment — it’s a short conversation to help you determine if a therapist is a good fit for ongoing care.

No two therapists approach consultations exactly the same way, but you can expect it to feel like a brief, two-sided interview. They will want to learn a bit more about your concerns and background, and you’ll get the chance to ask questions about their experiences and approach to care.

You may not click with the first therapist you meet, and that’s okay! Note what you did or didn’t like and use that information to inform your future searches.

How will I know if a therapist is a good fit?

Therapy is about exploring behaviors, emotions, and thought patterns to help you better understand yourself and make changes that will serve your life and goals. Some therapists take an unstructured approach, allowing you to explore whatever is on your mind and gain insights over time (i.e., psychodynamic therapy). Other therapists use a goal-oriented method (i.e., cognitive behavioral therapy), which may include homework between sessions. And some use a combination of both!

Based on how you’re most comfortable learning and communicating, one approach may be better suited to your needs than another. Consultations will help you determine what’s best.

Can I use my insurance to pay for therapy?

Yes! And most therapists at Alma accept insurance. Visit the Alma directory and select your insurance from the drop-down menu to see available therapists who offer in-network care.

How do I know if mental health care is covered by my insurance?

If you are insured through Aetna, Cigna, Optum, Oscar, Oxford, or UnitedHealthcare, you can use our free cost estimator tool to check your mental health care coverage. We’ll share your payment responsibility and information about your deductible (the amount you’ll need to pay out of pocket before your insurance kicks in).

If you're insured by a different insurance company, you can still browse the directory to see in-network therapists.

Learn more about calculating the cost of therapy →

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