Open Path Oakland — Your path to affordable therapy

Therapy Within Reach

  • Find therapists for rates that range between $30 and $50 a session
  • In-office care from a vetted Mental Health Professional
  • Your lifetime membership will allow you to see anyone in our network for the rates listed above, at any point in time. This is our guarantee.
  • Open Path is a recognized nonprofit leader in helping people access affordable, high quality psychotherapy services
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What Is Open Path?

We are a group of therapists that believe in widening the opportunities individuals, couples, and families have to access affordable therapy in the Oakland area. We ask prospective clients to pay a one-time, lifetime membership fee of $49 to become members of Open Path in Oakland.

Open Path Members Receive:

In office, private practice therapy for $30 to $50 a session.
The potential savings.

Over time our clients save hundreds or thousands of dollars from current market rates for private psychotherapy. In fact, it takes just two sessions to recover one's membership fee and start saving. This is both affordable healthcare and smart healthcare.

A lifetime membership.

This means that if you want to see a different therapist in our network, Open Path's per-session prices will always be available to you. Even many years down the road! (as long as you still are in need of discounted, low-fee psychotherapy, of course).

Peace of mind.

You'll be working with one of our experienced, vetted, licensed (or pre-licensed) professionals in their private office. We take your mental health seriously and we do everything we can to ensure you will be working with a therapist you can trust.


(All testimonials are voluntarily submitted)
I'm so grateful for Open Path. I am uninsured and really needed help. I wanted to see a therapist that I could choose myself, and Open Path made that possible. This is a great service.
T.R.Open Path client
I've struggled with anxiety for many years. Finding the right therapist is never easy and usually the ones I want to see are out of my price range. With Open Path I was able to pick a therapist I felt confident about, and my experience so far with her has been great.
B.C.Open Path client
I'm so happy that Open Path exists. Thank you and thanks to all of the therapists that are helping to make this inspiring group possible.
J.E.Open Path client
I couldn't find anyone I wanted to work with who would take my insurance. Because of Open Path for the price of my co-pay my girlfriend and I can go to couples counseling.
D.S.Open Path client
I searched high and low for an affordable therapist that could work with my 9 year old daughter. My daughter's [Open Path] therapist is professional, smart, and really good at what she does. And I can afford her rates. I can't tell you what a relief it is to find you.
H.F.Open Path client

Featured Therapists:

Margaret Stretch (Center for Psychotherapy, Spirituality & Creativity)
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern - Pre-licensed
Oakland, CA
My passion revolves around helping others to unleash their potential and resiliency within themselves and in their communities. The space we create together centers around you and your needs. Together we can collaborate to figure out what those needs...
George Vassiliades
Marriage & Family Therapist - MS
Oakland, CA
People seek therapy for many reasons. Often it starts with a simple desire to feel better. People look for more from themselves, their relationships, and their lives. Sometimes people struggle to accept and deal with changes or circumstances they ...
Courtland McPherson (Little Red Telescope)
Clinical Social Worker/Therapist - LCSW 73960
Alameda, CA
Welcome! I am happy to see you made it to my page...let's get started. We all have lenses through which we view our lives. At Little Red Telescope I help people view their lives in a new way. I offer a range of psychotherapeutic services designed to ...
Nancy Friedman
Marriage & Family Therapist - Master of Arts in Professional Counseling
Oakland, CA
I've been working to better the lives of individuals and couples through psychological counseling since graduating with a Masters Degree in Counseling in 1976, and I received my Marriage and Family Therapy license in 1978. I've lived in Oakland for o...
Laura Ostrow
Marriage & Family Therapist
Alameda, CA
If you are at a crossroads in your life, or facing the same problem over and over again, therapy is a good place to take the time to address who you are and what you truly need to move forward in your life to get what you want. I enjoy working with t...