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Yoseline Bogna
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90002
My name is Yoseline Bogna, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. My preferred name is Yosie, and I use a collaborative client-centered approach to therapy, integrating skill building, mindfulness, and providing empathetic support. Client-centered, solution-focused, mindfulness, motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral, and trauma-focused therapy. I like to cultivate a safe space for open and honest discussion; I encourage feedback both from the client and the therapist. My preference is to have a clear, structured approach to sessions, with flexibility and understanding that each individual client has different needs.
My name is Yoseline Bogna, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. My preferred name is Yosie, and I use a collaborative client-centered approach to therapy, integrating skill building, mindfulness, and providing empathetic support. Client-centered, solution-focused, mindfulness, motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral, and trauma-focused therapy. I like to cultivate a safe space for open and honest discussion; I encourage feedback both from the client and the therapist. My preference is to have a clear, structured approach to sessions, with flexibility and understanding that each individual client has different needs.
(213) 642-2129 View (213) 642-2129
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Ashley Merriman
Pre-Licensed Professional, ASW
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90002
As an inclusive and affirming clinician, I partner with clients to identify strengths and address barriers to achieving their goals and develop a path towards healing and overall wellness. I work with individuals and couples of every gender expression and sexual orientation who are dealing with trauma, depression, anxiety, and stress. I am passionate about social justice and incorporate an anti-oppression and PIC abolitionist lens into my work, particularly in supporting Black, Indigenous, & people of color and LGBTQIA+ folks with issues of identity, racial trauma, difficult life transitions, parenting, and interpersonal struggles.
As an inclusive and affirming clinician, I partner with clients to identify strengths and address barriers to achieving their goals and develop a path towards healing and overall wellness. I work with individuals and couples of every gender expression and sexual orientation who are dealing with trauma, depression, anxiety, and stress. I am passionate about social justice and incorporate an anti-oppression and PIC abolitionist lens into my work, particularly in supporting Black, Indigenous, & people of color and LGBTQIA+ folks with issues of identity, racial trauma, difficult life transitions, parenting, and interpersonal struggles.
(213) 296-0260 View (213) 296-0260
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Abigail Vickery
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90002
Hello! I am Abigail Vickery, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and a Credentialed School Counselor. I am a John Maxwell Certified Coach as well. I am trained in Clifton Strengths and DISC. I specialize in working with children of all ages, women, parenting issues, and couples (both pre-marital and marital). I have over two decades of experience in the mental health field in various settings and with the following focus areas: depression, anxiety, children with behavioral issues, parenting issues, divorce, blended families, marital conflicts, and work-life balance.
Hello! I am Abigail Vickery, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and a Credentialed School Counselor. I am a John Maxwell Certified Coach as well. I am trained in Clifton Strengths and DISC. I specialize in working with children of all ages, women, parenting issues, and couples (both pre-marital and marital). I have over two decades of experience in the mental health field in various settings and with the following focus areas: depression, anxiety, children with behavioral issues, parenting issues, divorce, blended families, marital conflicts, and work-life balance.
(213) 372-0863 View (213) 372-0863
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Christina Shirey
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90002
I approach therapy from a Person-Centered, Solution-Focused, and Attachment perspective. I enjoy working with teens and adults.
I approach therapy from a Person-Centered, Solution-Focused, and Attachment perspective. I enjoy working with teens and adults.
(213) 408-7763 View (213) 408-7763
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Nayeli Ordonez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90002
Hello, my name is Nayeli Ordonez and I’m a Latinx bilingual Licensed Clinical Social Worker. My practice consists of individuals, couples, and families with a variety of issues including (but not limited to) depression, anxiety, trauma, navigating life transitions as well as Latinx challenges balancing culture and families. As a new mom, I am also passionate about helping expecting and new mamas navigate postpartum and its challenges. My communication style is warm, collaborative, and compassionate. My goal is to guide you through developing goals that are realistic and attainable for you.
Hello, my name is Nayeli Ordonez and I’m a Latinx bilingual Licensed Clinical Social Worker. My practice consists of individuals, couples, and families with a variety of issues including (but not limited to) depression, anxiety, trauma, navigating life transitions as well as Latinx challenges balancing culture and families. As a new mom, I am also passionate about helping expecting and new mamas navigate postpartum and its challenges. My communication style is warm, collaborative, and compassionate. My goal is to guide you through developing goals that are realistic and attainable for you.
(213) 589-3310 View (213) 589-3310
Julia Bibeth Campos
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90002  (Online Only)
I identify as queer and is able to assist clients in both Spanish and English and is passionate about creating a safe line of communication during therapy. I have experience working with LGBTQIA+ individuals, teens, trauma, self harm, anxiety, depression, family conflict, and life transitions.
I identify as queer and is able to assist clients in both Spanish and English and is passionate about creating a safe line of communication during therapy. I have experience working with LGBTQIA+ individuals, teens, trauma, self harm, anxiety, depression, family conflict, and life transitions.
(213) 616-7960 View (213) 616-7960
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Janice Braly
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90002
My name is Janice Braly and I am a licensed marriage and family therapist licensed in California. I have extensive experience working in pediatric mental health and with families with diverse backgrounds both in Nevada and California. My area of focus is telehealth for individuals who are struggling with relationships, the effects of trauma, mild to moderate mental health symptoms, and/or seeking to have Christian-based concepts to be applied in the therapeutic process. My approach includes but is not limited to client-centered and strength-based care using CBT, IFS, DBT, and psycho-education.
My name is Janice Braly and I am a licensed marriage and family therapist licensed in California. I have extensive experience working in pediatric mental health and with families with diverse backgrounds both in Nevada and California. My area of focus is telehealth for individuals who are struggling with relationships, the effects of trauma, mild to moderate mental health symptoms, and/or seeking to have Christian-based concepts to be applied in the therapeutic process. My approach includes but is not limited to client-centered and strength-based care using CBT, IFS, DBT, and psycho-education.
(213) 693-2466 View (213) 693-2466
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Jessica King
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90002
Hello! I am Jessica King, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I am a believer that your attachment style developed in childhood firmly shapes the way you move in the world as an adult. I like to explore the experiences my clients have as children to gain a perspective on how they developed into their current adult version of themselves. I have worked in a variety of settings including Full-Service Partnerships (FSP), jail, and community clinics. I enjoy working with adults dealing with depression, anxiety, family/relationship issues, and adjusting to new situations. I enjoy helping people find their voice and become familiar with it.
Hello! I am Jessica King, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I am a believer that your attachment style developed in childhood firmly shapes the way you move in the world as an adult. I like to explore the experiences my clients have as children to gain a perspective on how they developed into their current adult version of themselves. I have worked in a variety of settings including Full-Service Partnerships (FSP), jail, and community clinics. I enjoy working with adults dealing with depression, anxiety, family/relationship issues, and adjusting to new situations. I enjoy helping people find their voice and become familiar with it.
(213) 652-9543 View (213) 652-9543
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Jasyn Lezin - Expansive Therapy
Counselor, LCSW
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90002
I utilize a strength-based and psychodynamic approach that will guide you in re-establishing an authentic relationship with yourself and others so that you may show up lovingly and mindfully to the life you envision.
I utilize a strength-based and psychodynamic approach that will guide you in re-establishing an authentic relationship with yourself and others so that you may show up lovingly and mindfully to the life you envision.
(424) 336-4681 View (424) 336-4681
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Adolfo Hernandez
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90002
My name is Adolfo M. Hernandez and license number is 126948 LMFT. MY approach to therapy is primary to focus on client's personal strengths, cognitive restructuring, increase insight and awareness, increase overall functioning, and problem-solving skills. I had helped children, teens, and adults who suffer from depression, anxiety, alcohol, panic attacks, substance abuse, bipolar, anger, stress, family problems, and many others. I do not rely in a single approach, instead, focusing on client's goals. Moreover, I used Cognitive behavioral, existential, Prolonged exposure for individuals who experienced traumatic experiences.
My name is Adolfo M. Hernandez and license number is 126948 LMFT. MY approach to therapy is primary to focus on client's personal strengths, cognitive restructuring, increase insight and awareness, increase overall functioning, and problem-solving skills. I had helped children, teens, and adults who suffer from depression, anxiety, alcohol, panic attacks, substance abuse, bipolar, anger, stress, family problems, and many others. I do not rely in a single approach, instead, focusing on client's goals. Moreover, I used Cognitive behavioral, existential, Prolonged exposure for individuals who experienced traumatic experiences.
(619) 728-2672 View (619) 728-2672
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Maureen Ezechukwu
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90002
My name is Maureen Ezechukwu. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who specializes in providing psychotherapy to individuals who are experiencing challenges with anxiety, depression, life transitions, and other general stressors. I utilize a strength-based approach that combines solution-focused, cognitive-behavioral, DBT skills (mindfulness, distress tolerance, interpersonal effectiveness, and emotional regulation) and nontraditional ways of therapy. I am passionate about helping my clients navigate through life as the best version of themselves.
My name is Maureen Ezechukwu. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who specializes in providing psychotherapy to individuals who are experiencing challenges with anxiety, depression, life transitions, and other general stressors. I utilize a strength-based approach that combines solution-focused, cognitive-behavioral, DBT skills (mindfulness, distress tolerance, interpersonal effectiveness, and emotional regulation) and nontraditional ways of therapy. I am passionate about helping my clients navigate through life as the best version of themselves.
(909) 256-2641 View (909) 256-2641
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Mui Leanne Gip
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90002
Hi, my name is Leanne Gip! I am a licensed clinical social worker with over 20 years of experience as a psychotherapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, relationship issues, parenting problems, and career challenges. I have worked as a therapist in community mental health programs, child welfare, schools, acute care hospitals, hospice/home health, and private practice. Additionally, I have served as a consultant for many behavioral health programs.
Hi, my name is Leanne Gip! I am a licensed clinical social worker with over 20 years of experience as a psychotherapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, relationship issues, parenting problems, and career challenges. I have worked as a therapist in community mental health programs, child welfare, schools, acute care hospitals, hospice/home health, and private practice. Additionally, I have served as a consultant for many behavioral health programs.
(559) 242-1395 View (559) 242-1395
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Miko Allen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90002
Miko Allen, LCSW 117683. Hello, my name is Miko (pronounced, MY-ko), I am currently a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, passionate about working with teens and young adults. I am passionate about connecting with clients, helping them to better manage stress, increase self-awareness, develop healthy habits, and process day-to-day stress to live their best life imaginable. Through compassion and a non-judgmental approach, I work from a person-centered approach and emphasize connecting and empowering the individual to create the change they envision.
Miko Allen, LCSW 117683. Hello, my name is Miko (pronounced, MY-ko), I am currently a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, passionate about working with teens and young adults. I am passionate about connecting with clients, helping them to better manage stress, increase self-awareness, develop healthy habits, and process day-to-day stress to live their best life imaginable. Through compassion and a non-judgmental approach, I work from a person-centered approach and emphasize connecting and empowering the individual to create the change they envision.
(760) 477-4978 View (760) 477-4978
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Martha Saavedra
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90002
At some point in our lives we must cope with distress and pain, whether, it is related to changes within our family system, job related issues, or just the chaos and turmoil of our day to day life. These stressful situations can result in overwhelming emotions ranging from sadness, to fear and anger. Therapy can be a safe, non-judgmental place to help you explore these issues, unlock your inner-wisdom and identify key skills to help you manage difficult situations. The objective in treatment is to develop an individualized plan that offers you the opportunity to explore underlying needs and gain insight on ways to manage emotions, heal from past trauma, and accomplish self-love.
At some point in our lives we must cope with distress and pain, whether, it is related to changes within our family system, job related issues, or just the chaos and turmoil of our day to day life. These stressful situations can result in overwhelming emotions ranging from sadness, to fear and anger. Therapy can be a safe, non-judgmental place to help you explore these issues, unlock your inner-wisdom and identify key skills to help you manage difficult situations. The objective in treatment is to develop an individualized plan that offers you the opportunity to explore underlying needs and gain insight on ways to manage emotions, heal from past trauma, and accomplish self-love.
(661) 451-7507 View (661) 451-7507
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Harold Carrier
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90002
Hello, my name is Harold Ray Carrier, I am a licensed professional clinical counselor (LPCC). I utilize various approaches with therapy, and I’m known for experience with anxiety, depression, conflict resolution, relationship challenges, adjustment challenges, and alcohol/other substance use challenges. I am comfortable working with all clients. I am experienced with males and females from the ages of 16-80. I am comfortable with a variety of challenges involving anxiety, depression, dual diagnosis, conflict resolution, relationship challenges, adjustment/change challenges, substance use, and more.
Hello, my name is Harold Ray Carrier, I am a licensed professional clinical counselor (LPCC). I utilize various approaches with therapy, and I’m known for experience with anxiety, depression, conflict resolution, relationship challenges, adjustment challenges, and alcohol/other substance use challenges. I am comfortable working with all clients. I am experienced with males and females from the ages of 16-80. I am comfortable with a variety of challenges involving anxiety, depression, dual diagnosis, conflict resolution, relationship challenges, adjustment/change challenges, substance use, and more.
(510) 913-9962 View (510) 913-9962
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Michelle Pack
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90002
Hello, I am Michelle Pack, LMFT. I focus on building positive relationships with my clients and reducing negative symptoms. I have many years of experience working with foster care and adoption and issues relating to trauma, grief/loss and adoption. I mostly work with individuals, from pre-teen to adult, and sometimes couples. I'm comfortable addressing anxiety, depression, sleep issues, work problems, grief/loss, adoption-related issues, difficulties of being a foster parent, relationship and parenting problems.
Hello, I am Michelle Pack, LMFT. I focus on building positive relationships with my clients and reducing negative symptoms. I have many years of experience working with foster care and adoption and issues relating to trauma, grief/loss and adoption. I mostly work with individuals, from pre-teen to adult, and sometimes couples. I'm comfortable addressing anxiety, depression, sleep issues, work problems, grief/loss, adoption-related issues, difficulties of being a foster parent, relationship and parenting problems.
(510) 953-4469 View (510) 953-4469
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Suzy (Suanne) Kain
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90002
Hello. I come to this work with a passion for working with adults experiencing overwhelming feelings brought on by life transitions. You may face debilitating emotions of depression, anxiety, dread, and lack of self-confidence. When present, such feelings can upset your emotional equilibrium. Our focus will be to restore this equilibrium. My therapeutic orientation incorporates a diverse approach looking at the systems that inform your emotional makeup, your patterns of response to strong emotions, and the ways your life experiences can impact the present.
Hello. I come to this work with a passion for working with adults experiencing overwhelming feelings brought on by life transitions. You may face debilitating emotions of depression, anxiety, dread, and lack of self-confidence. When present, such feelings can upset your emotional equilibrium. Our focus will be to restore this equilibrium. My therapeutic orientation incorporates a diverse approach looking at the systems that inform your emotional makeup, your patterns of response to strong emotions, and the ways your life experiences can impact the present.
(213) 632-5927 View (213) 632-5927
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Carey Sebera
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90002
Carey Sebera, LCSW. I allow the client to lead with their hopes and desires for therapy, and get to know what drives them. Therapy is not one size fits all, and I quickly assess what may or may not be effective with each person. Seeing patterns and addressing difficult behaviors is an important part of a therapist's role, but it takes willingness and honesty from a client. We only know what you tell us! I am trained in EMDR, trauma, and addiction. I look forward to helping you achieve the life you desire.
Carey Sebera, LCSW. I allow the client to lead with their hopes and desires for therapy, and get to know what drives them. Therapy is not one size fits all, and I quickly assess what may or may not be effective with each person. Seeing patterns and addressing difficult behaviors is an important part of a therapist's role, but it takes willingness and honesty from a client. We only know what you tell us! I am trained in EMDR, trauma, and addiction. I look forward to helping you achieve the life you desire.
(619) 724-5070 View (619) 724-5070
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Caroline Holte
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90002
I am a licensed psychologist in the state of California with over 15 years of experience. I have helped people with a wide range of concerns, including depression, anxiety, relationship and family issues, attachment issues, adjustment difficulties/life changes, trauma, cultural identity issues, and substance abuse issues.
I am a licensed psychologist in the state of California with over 15 years of experience. I have helped people with a wide range of concerns, including depression, anxiety, relationship and family issues, attachment issues, adjustment difficulties/life changes, trauma, cultural identity issues, and substance abuse issues.
(626) 788-5327 View (626) 788-5327
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Coral Huntsman
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90002
I am a Clinical Training Specialist and licensed MFT. I received my M.A. in Clinical Psychology with an MFT emphasis from Pepperdine University and am currently a Marriage and Family Therapist in California. I have over 20 years of Human Services experience, including working for over 7 years as a Wraparound Facilitator and Wraparound Clinician delivering community-based services to youth and families in Los Angeles County. Before my transition into the mental health field, I spent 10 years working with mainstream and special needs students in various educational settings.
I am a Clinical Training Specialist and licensed MFT. I received my M.A. in Clinical Psychology with an MFT emphasis from Pepperdine University and am currently a Marriage and Family Therapist in California. I have over 20 years of Human Services experience, including working for over 7 years as a Wraparound Facilitator and Wraparound Clinician delivering community-based services to youth and families in Los Angeles County. Before my transition into the mental health field, I spent 10 years working with mainstream and special needs students in various educational settings.
(323) 880-2190 View (323) 880-2190

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Number of Therapists in 90002

90+

Average cost per session

$175

Therapists in 90002 who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
91% Depression
74% Self Esteem
72% Stress
69% Relationship Issues
68% Coping Skills
67% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

82% Aetna
77% Cigna and Evernorth
77% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 90002 see their clients

67% In Person and Online
33% Online Only

Gender breakdown

87% Female
11% Male
2% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 90002?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

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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.