Photo of Linda Prejean - Life Coaching by Linda Prejean, MAC
Life Coaching by Linda Prejean
MAC
Verified Verified
I have more than ten years in the field of Psychotherapy in internships. Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology. Today I am a Life Coach for men and women seeking change and transformation. I specialize in women greeting the different ages and stages in life with confidence and passion, learning the secrets of commitment, belief in oneself, and the determination to never give up. Miracles and magic happens. Spirituality focus, A Course in Miracles, tools of learning peace of mind and inner happiness to manifest and attract the best of life from your true Self. Grief support and tools to find happiness.
I have more than ten years in the field of Psychotherapy in internships. Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology. Today I am a Life Coach for men and women seeking change and transformation. I specialize in women greeting the different ages and stages in life with confidence and passion, learning the secrets of commitment, belief in oneself, and the determination to never give up. Miracles and magic happens. Spirituality focus, A Course in Miracles, tools of learning peace of mind and inner happiness to manifest and attract the best of life from your true Self. Grief support and tools to find happiness.
(310) 807-3827 View (310) 807-3827
Photo of Debra Schmid, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Debra Schmid
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Debra is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who has been practicing since 2013. She graduated from University of Riverside and received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Bachelor of Arts in History. Debra went on to receive her Master of Sciences in Counseling with an emphasis in Marriage, Family and Child Therapy from the University of La Verne. Debra's therapeutic style is a combination of person-centered, eclectic and CBT as the primary theoretic orientations.
Debra is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who has been practicing since 2013. She graduated from University of Riverside and received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Bachelor of Arts in History. Debra went on to receive her Master of Sciences in Counseling with an emphasis in Marriage, Family and Child Therapy from the University of La Verne. Debra's therapeutic style is a combination of person-centered, eclectic and CBT as the primary theoretic orientations.
(424) 955-6566 View (424) 955-6566
Photo of Megan Bakva
Megan Bakva
Associate Clinical Social Worker
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
You may sense your potential for greater wellness, but feel weighed down by the pressure and uncertainty of our times. Perhaps you find yourself repeating patterns that no longer serve you, stuck in a job or relationships that don’t feel meaningful, or haunted by painful emotions and memories. Maybe you just feel something is off. No matter where you are on your journey, I welcome you exactly as you are and I’m honored to support you in meeting your highest potential. Empaths, creatives, and entrepreneurs who crave healing and expansion often work with me to explore what’s keeping them stuck and create more harmony.
You may sense your potential for greater wellness, but feel weighed down by the pressure and uncertainty of our times. Perhaps you find yourself repeating patterns that no longer serve you, stuck in a job or relationships that don’t feel meaningful, or haunted by painful emotions and memories. Maybe you just feel something is off. No matter where you are on your journey, I welcome you exactly as you are and I’m honored to support you in meeting your highest potential. Empaths, creatives, and entrepreneurs who crave healing and expansion often work with me to explore what’s keeping them stuck and create more harmony.
(310) 861-9746 View (310) 861-9746
Photo of Liang “Yeeng” Lee, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Liang “Yeeng” Lee
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Welcome to my profile! I am Yeeng. I have been licensed as a marriage and family therapist (MFT) since 2006. My passion is to provide cross-cultural, multilingual, and integrative therapeutic services. I support individuals and families going through life transitions such as work, relationships, and health. I create a safe and healing space for you to explore, identify, and utilize your internal resources within you and the potential external resources and support system around you to restore yourselves mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.
Welcome to my profile! I am Yeeng. I have been licensed as a marriage and family therapist (MFT) since 2006. My passion is to provide cross-cultural, multilingual, and integrative therapeutic services. I support individuals and families going through life transitions such as work, relationships, and health. I create a safe and healing space for you to explore, identify, and utilize your internal resources within you and the potential external resources and support system around you to restore yourselves mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.
(424) 622-3885 View (424) 622-3885
Photo of Jordan Rhodes, ASW
Jordan Rhodes
Associate Clinical Social Worker, ASW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Everyone experiences challenges, and you do not have to face them alone. My focus is to create a welcoming and healing environment that resonates with your unique qualities to restore balance in your life. With this holistic approach to mental health, you are free to express yourself through the full range of your senses and imagination. If you have never considered yourself a "creative" person, holistic therapy can help you let go of the limits you have placed on your own potential. You have the answers within you, and I am committed to helping you find them.
Everyone experiences challenges, and you do not have to face them alone. My focus is to create a welcoming and healing environment that resonates with your unique qualities to restore balance in your life. With this holistic approach to mental health, you are free to express yourself through the full range of your senses and imagination. If you have never considered yourself a "creative" person, holistic therapy can help you let go of the limits you have placed on your own potential. You have the answers within you, and I am committed to helping you find them.
(310) 987-4876 View (310) 987-4876
Photo of Sarah Katz, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Sarah Katz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292  (Online Only)
I provide psychotherapy to young adults, adults, and couples facing various mental health struggles and life stressors. I am passionate about working with clients from all different cultural backgrounds and I specifically specialize in treating anxiety, mood disorders, trauma symptoms, and relationship and attachment issues.
I provide psychotherapy to young adults, adults, and couples facing various mental health struggles and life stressors. I am passionate about working with clients from all different cultural backgrounds and I specifically specialize in treating anxiety, mood disorders, trauma symptoms, and relationship and attachment issues.
(310) 361-3991 View (310) 361-3991
Photo of Meredith Edwards, MA, AMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Meredith Edwards
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Life's shadows and waves come in many different forms. You might try to run, fight, avoid, or make it make sense to find relief and stability. You may have found ways to cope and survive that worked for you in the past but don't anymore. Waves might come in the form of emotional overwhelm, fear of abandonment or rejection, toxic shame or guilt, chronic pain or grief, or debilitating anxiety that keeps you from joy and rest. You may understand the "why," but your nervous system still responds in a way that prevents you from living the life you deserve. You want to feel secure and worthy in your mind and body from the inside out.
Life's shadows and waves come in many different forms. You might try to run, fight, avoid, or make it make sense to find relief and stability. You may have found ways to cope and survive that worked for you in the past but don't anymore. Waves might come in the form of emotional overwhelm, fear of abandonment or rejection, toxic shame or guilt, chronic pain or grief, or debilitating anxiety that keeps you from joy and rest. You may understand the "why," but your nervous system still responds in a way that prevents you from living the life you deserve. You want to feel secure and worthy in your mind and body from the inside out.
(310) 929-6807 View (310) 929-6807
Photo of Kongit Farrell - Premarital Counseling, LMFT, CST, Marriage & Family Therapist
Kongit Farrell - Premarital Counseling
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CST
Verified Verified
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292  (Online Only)
The person you commit to has the power to make your life better or, in some unfortunate cases, worse. That’s why Premarital counseling is so important: This isn’t meant to scare you, but it also isn’t hyperbole. Getting serious with someone is fun and it’s also a meaningful process that you want to go well because the stakes (your futures) are so high. I can help you and your partner sort through what you need to make sure you’re the right fit for lasting love. During our initial meeting we’ll review your marriage goals and discuss the results of 3 industry-leading assessments designed to determine your compatibility.
The person you commit to has the power to make your life better or, in some unfortunate cases, worse. That’s why Premarital counseling is so important: This isn’t meant to scare you, but it also isn’t hyperbole. Getting serious with someone is fun and it’s also a meaningful process that you want to go well because the stakes (your futures) are so high. I can help you and your partner sort through what you need to make sure you’re the right fit for lasting love. During our initial meeting we’ll review your marriage goals and discuss the results of 3 industry-leading assessments designed to determine your compatibility.
(310) 861-9216 View (310) 861-9216
Photo of Barb Jacobs Fistanic Lcsw, MSW, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Barb Jacobs Fistanic Lcsw
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292  (Online Only)
Do you feel like you are searching? Searching for the reasons why you are unhappy in your relationships or lack of relationships? Searching for the reasons why you are unhappy in your career? Searching for the reasons you feel run down and uninspired? Searching for the reasons why you keep repeating the same addictive patterns that do not turn out to have positive outcomes? Searching for the right therapist!?
Do you feel like you are searching? Searching for the reasons why you are unhappy in your relationships or lack of relationships? Searching for the reasons why you are unhappy in your career? Searching for the reasons you feel run down and uninspired? Searching for the reasons why you keep repeating the same addictive patterns that do not turn out to have positive outcomes? Searching for the right therapist!?
(310) 361-2409 View (310) 361-2409
Photo of Orlando Zuniga, MA, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Orlando Zuniga
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292  (Online Only)
People that usually work with me are typically feeling stuck, and at times are questioning their path. I have worked with many stressors for most of my career, in the capacity as an individual therapist, couples and family therapist, group facilitator, educator, coach, and consultant. Although I can work with most, I am a great match for those that identify as creative, cultured, empathic and sensitive. My therapeutic style is eclectic and pull from various modalities to provide support where needed. I am interactive and ask that my clients also work outside the therapy container. I provide legal psychedelic therapy part-time.
People that usually work with me are typically feeling stuck, and at times are questioning their path. I have worked with many stressors for most of my career, in the capacity as an individual therapist, couples and family therapist, group facilitator, educator, coach, and consultant. Although I can work with most, I am a great match for those that identify as creative, cultured, empathic and sensitive. My therapeutic style is eclectic and pull from various modalities to provide support where needed. I am interactive and ask that my clients also work outside the therapy container. I provide legal psychedelic therapy part-time.
(323) 675-2042 View (323) 675-2042
Photo of Savannah M Fine, MA, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Savannah M Fine
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292  (Online Only)
Hello! My name is Savannah M. Fine and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist 139871 and a Certified Sex Therapist supporting human beings in the state of California. I am polyam, ENM, kink and LGBTQ+ affirming, and I work with individuals, partners, and families who are looking to form a deeper understanding of themselves, their relationships, and their communities. I understand that healing and growth looks different for each individual and hope to provide the support necessary for your mind, body, and soul.
Hello! My name is Savannah M. Fine and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist 139871 and a Certified Sex Therapist supporting human beings in the state of California. I am polyam, ENM, kink and LGBTQ+ affirming, and I work with individuals, partners, and families who are looking to form a deeper understanding of themselves, their relationships, and their communities. I understand that healing and growth looks different for each individual and hope to provide the support necessary for your mind, body, and soul.
(424) 404-8460 View (424) 404-8460
Photo of Sondra Stowe, LPCC
Sondra Stowe
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
I'm a Licensed Professional ClinicaI Counselor in California, a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in New York, and a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. I currently live in CA but lived in NY for 23 years, where I received my last 2 Master's degrees. I have worked with all ages from 5-Adult, in a variety of settings, including a mental health center in NY, a school in the South Bronx, and homeless people in New York City and Rockland County, NY.
I'm a Licensed Professional ClinicaI Counselor in California, a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in New York, and a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. I currently live in CA but lived in NY for 23 years, where I received my last 2 Master's degrees. I have worked with all ages from 5-Adult, in a variety of settings, including a mental health center in NY, a school in the South Bronx, and homeless people in New York City and Rockland County, NY.
(628) 200-3688 View (628) 200-3688
Photo of Joseph Hamilton, MA, AMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Joseph Hamilton
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292  (Online Only)
You’re desperate for some relief. It feels like the pressure of the world is sitting on your shoulders, slowly crushing you under its weight. If it’s not one thing, it’s another; dealing with your toxic ex, being undervalued at work and home, or simply living as a Black man in a systemically racist society. You try so hard to keep it all together, but sometimes you snap at friends and loved ones. You’ve begun to wonder if these troubles stem from past experiences. Your mother did her best, but you saw some terrible things growing up. If only there were some way to make sense of these overwhelming thoughts and emotions, but how?
You’re desperate for some relief. It feels like the pressure of the world is sitting on your shoulders, slowly crushing you under its weight. If it’s not one thing, it’s another; dealing with your toxic ex, being undervalued at work and home, or simply living as a Black man in a systemically racist society. You try so hard to keep it all together, but sometimes you snap at friends and loved ones. You’ve begun to wonder if these troubles stem from past experiences. Your mother did her best, but you saw some terrible things growing up. If only there were some way to make sense of these overwhelming thoughts and emotions, but how?
(424) 477-3886 View (424) 477-3886
Photo of Linda Marie Quesada-Schlein, MS, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Linda Marie Quesada-Schlein
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Do you regret some of the choices you've made in your relationships and your career? Are you unclear why you made those choices? I offer guidance for making life's important decisions - about a partner, your career, or life in general. I can also incorporate my own perspective and experience to understand you from a cultural or bi-cultural level. Together we will work through the challenges and roadblocks standing between you and your goals.
Do you regret some of the choices you've made in your relationships and your career? Are you unclear why you made those choices? I offer guidance for making life's important decisions - about a partner, your career, or life in general. I can also incorporate my own perspective and experience to understand you from a cultural or bi-cultural level. Together we will work through the challenges and roadblocks standing between you and your goals.
(657) 233-9013 View (657) 233-9013
Photo of Rose Hickman Smith, LMFT, MA, JD, Marriage & Family Therapist
Rose Hickman Smith
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA, JD
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292  (Online Only)
Do you have an irrational, gut feeling you can't seem to shake? Maybe something telling you that you're not good enough, unsafe, powerless...? Sometimes, difficult experiences in our past can cloud how we live in and see the present. We find ourselves overreacting to things or people, feeling anxious or worthless. Our head can tell us we are being irrational, but that doesn't change the feeling. One of my goals is in helping you re-process the experiences in your life that push these feelings, so you not only know that you're okay - you feel it.
Do you have an irrational, gut feeling you can't seem to shake? Maybe something telling you that you're not good enough, unsafe, powerless...? Sometimes, difficult experiences in our past can cloud how we live in and see the present. We find ourselves overreacting to things or people, feeling anxious or worthless. Our head can tell us we are being irrational, but that doesn't change the feeling. One of my goals is in helping you re-process the experiences in your life that push these feelings, so you not only know that you're okay - you feel it.
(424) 543-2402 View (424) 543-2402
Photo of Jenny Pepper, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Jenny Pepper
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Working with a therapist who you feel safe with and connected to will make all the difference in your healing journey. I am a warm therapist, who will also be directive for the sake of your growth. I am sincerely dedicated to your healing journey. And, I can teach you practical tools to live a balanced and more fulfilling life. I would love to guide you towards better understanding yourself. I am highly trained in CBT, DBT and ACT. My approach is integrative, adapting to fit each person’s unique needs. I’ve worked extensively and closely with people struggling with anxiety, BPD, addiction, depression, and low self-worth.
Working with a therapist who you feel safe with and connected to will make all the difference in your healing journey. I am a warm therapist, who will also be directive for the sake of your growth. I am sincerely dedicated to your healing journey. And, I can teach you practical tools to live a balanced and more fulfilling life. I would love to guide you towards better understanding yourself. I am highly trained in CBT, DBT and ACT. My approach is integrative, adapting to fit each person’s unique needs. I’ve worked extensively and closely with people struggling with anxiety, BPD, addiction, depression, and low self-worth.
(310) 359-1863 View (310) 359-1863
Photo of Marie Freschl, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marie Freschl
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292  (Online Only)
Life continuously moves in all directions and can often impact the space we are in. Whether it is complex issues that have built up for several years, or a brief problem that has temporarily become a part of your life, I hope to empower you through your journey in finding hope and healing.
Life continuously moves in all directions and can often impact the space we are in. Whether it is complex issues that have built up for several years, or a brief problem that has temporarily become a part of your life, I hope to empower you through your journey in finding hope and healing.
(424) 305-1297 View (424) 305-1297
Photo of Jessica Oifer Stelle, MA, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Jessica Oifer Stelle
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Are you struggling with ongoing stress, a past trauma or a life challenge that has left you feeling overwhelmed and depleted? Has fear, sadness or chronic pain made it difficult to keep up with day-to-day life? It's not unusual to experience periods of time when life's challenges feel too overwhelming or too painful to navigate on your own. I help clients identify, explore and address the sources of their pain. I work with them to identify and resolve past issues, break patterns, and develop the personal awareness and emotional strength they need to reach their goals.
Are you struggling with ongoing stress, a past trauma or a life challenge that has left you feeling overwhelmed and depleted? Has fear, sadness or chronic pain made it difficult to keep up with day-to-day life? It's not unusual to experience periods of time when life's challenges feel too overwhelming or too painful to navigate on your own. I help clients identify, explore and address the sources of their pain. I work with them to identify and resolve past issues, break patterns, and develop the personal awareness and emotional strength they need to reach their goals.
(818) 581-2356 View (818) 581-2356
Photo of Karen Elaine Petren, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Karen Elaine Petren
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292  (Online Only)
I specialize in working with teens and families...and I love it! With a little help, you and your son or daughter can greatly improve your relationship. Your home life can be more harmonious. You can communicate better. I also work closely with people of all ages who suffer with OCD and I have been trained in ERP (exposure response prevention), the gold standard for OCD treatment. I also work with adults with anxiety, depression, substance abuse, and relationship issues, as well as women going through divorce or career changes.
I specialize in working with teens and families...and I love it! With a little help, you and your son or daughter can greatly improve your relationship. Your home life can be more harmonious. You can communicate better. I also work closely with people of all ages who suffer with OCD and I have been trained in ERP (exposure response prevention), the gold standard for OCD treatment. I also work with adults with anxiety, depression, substance abuse, and relationship issues, as well as women going through divorce or career changes.
(310) 928-9339 View (310) 928-9339
Photo of Richard Emilio Paliani, EDM/MA, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Richard Emilio Paliani
Marriage & Family Therapist, EDM/MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Not accepting new clients
NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS. OLD CLIENTS, You Know What to do! . Semi-Retired, licensed in Oregon & California. Traveling and writing thru 2024. Thank-you, each of you, for trusting me with a part of your lives--it has been an honor and a privilege that I never took lightly. When I return to practice, I will resume working with clients who benefit from brief therapy such as hypnotherapy. I will continue to work with clients who were in long or short term therapies and were unsatisfied or traumatized by the experience. I will remain a patient-advocate for the States of CA, OR & WA. E-RTP: winter of 2024.
NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS. OLD CLIENTS, You Know What to do! . Semi-Retired, licensed in Oregon & California. Traveling and writing thru 2024. Thank-you, each of you, for trusting me with a part of your lives--it has been an honor and a privilege that I never took lightly. When I return to practice, I will resume working with clients who benefit from brief therapy such as hypnotherapy. I will continue to work with clients who were in long or short term therapies and were unsatisfied or traumatized by the experience. I will remain a patient-advocate for the States of CA, OR & WA. E-RTP: winter of 2024.
(424) 329-2042 View (424) 329-2042

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 90292

200+

Average cost per session

$200

Therapists in 90292 who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
90% Relationship Issues
88% Depression
78% Self Esteem
74% Trauma and PTSD
73% Grief
68% Stress

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

65% Aetna
47% Cigna and Evernorth
47% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 90292 see their clients

73% In Person and Online
27% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
19% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 90292?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.