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Jessica Ramey
Counselor, MS, MEd, LPCC, NCC, NBCT
Verified Verified
Cerritos, CA 90703  (Online Only)
Change is the constant certainty in life. I am here to collaborate with you in gaining autonomy in dealing with any difficult change in your life. If you are reading this right now, I respect your courage and wisdom in seeking guidance in dealing with that struggle that is challenging you. I will support you from your perspective and I am confident as we effectively collaborate in honing a tailored therapeutic process, you will begin to gain solace and understanding.
Change is the constant certainty in life. I am here to collaborate with you in gaining autonomy in dealing with any difficult change in your life. If you are reading this right now, I respect your courage and wisdom in seeking guidance in dealing with that struggle that is challenging you. I will support you from your perspective and I am confident as we effectively collaborate in honing a tailored therapeutic process, you will begin to gain solace and understanding.
(562) 548-8394 View (562) 548-8394
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Jeffrey Ly I Porn Recovery Relationships
LPHA, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
Cerritos, CA 90703  (Online Only)
Pornography addiction can significantly impact your life and relationships but there is hope for recovery. I’m not just a mental health professional, I’ve been “you” for many years. I understand firsthand the personal struggles in your life and committed relationships that come with uncontrollable pornography use. The endless stream of attractive women a few clicks away on Pornhub, Onlyfan or Social Media is hard to quit even with all your willpower and promise to quit for the sake of your relationship.
Pornography addiction can significantly impact your life and relationships but there is hope for recovery. I’m not just a mental health professional, I’ve been “you” for many years. I understand firsthand the personal struggles in your life and committed relationships that come with uncontrollable pornography use. The endless stream of attractive women a few clicks away on Pornhub, Onlyfan or Social Media is hard to quit even with all your willpower and promise to quit for the sake of your relationship.
(818) 239-4922 View (818) 239-4922
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Mavi Martin
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, AMFT
Verified Verified
Cerritos, CA 90703
Waitlist for new clients
I want to acknowledge your courage for taking this first step of prioritizing your mental health. I understand the fear and anxiety of beginning this journey of the unknown as I, too, have experienced the process. So whether this is a small or big step for you, I’m glad you’re here. You may have lived through life’s stressors by having to go on survival mode, causing you to cope in ways that don’t really benefit you in the long term. This can look like isolation, overstepping your boundaries, invalidation of self, or a self-written destructive narrative that fulfills cultural and societal expectations.
I want to acknowledge your courage for taking this first step of prioritizing your mental health. I understand the fear and anxiety of beginning this journey of the unknown as I, too, have experienced the process. So whether this is a small or big step for you, I’m glad you’re here. You may have lived through life’s stressors by having to go on survival mode, causing you to cope in ways that don’t really benefit you in the long term. This can look like isolation, overstepping your boundaries, invalidation of self, or a self-written destructive narrative that fulfills cultural and societal expectations.
(562) 632-5360 View (562) 632-5360
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Jane Lu
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Cerritos, CA 90703  (Online Only)
I am a bilingual (English and Mandarin) Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT109456) as well as a certified Health Coach. I work with children and adults from diverse backgrounds and cultures in individual, couple, family, and group settings. My approach is providing a safe and nurturing environment through support, understanding, and guidance. I believe in empowering you so that you can overcome your struggles and have the ability to take on life lessons with strength.
I am a bilingual (English and Mandarin) Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT109456) as well as a certified Health Coach. I work with children and adults from diverse backgrounds and cultures in individual, couple, family, and group settings. My approach is providing a safe and nurturing environment through support, understanding, and guidance. I believe in empowering you so that you can overcome your struggles and have the ability to take on life lessons with strength.
(562) 534-8792 View (562) 534-8792
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C Lin Stephens
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Cerritos, CA 90703
My name is Lin Stephens and I have been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, working in the field of Mental/Behavioral Health, since 1995. I have worked in county and state agencies along with being a Private Practitioner since 2002. I enjoy working with adults and/or couples. My experience has been working with individuals who may experience depression, anxiety, life stress, relational difficulties, transitional issues, and/or unresolved childhood or past traumas. My therapeutic approach is problem-oriented, and solution-focused.
My name is Lin Stephens and I have been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, working in the field of Mental/Behavioral Health, since 1995. I have worked in county and state agencies along with being a Private Practitioner since 2002. I enjoy working with adults and/or couples. My experience has been working with individuals who may experience depression, anxiety, life stress, relational difficulties, transitional issues, and/or unresolved childhood or past traumas. My therapeutic approach is problem-oriented, and solution-focused.
(657) 837-3793 View (657) 837-3793
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Jeannette Quiros Saucedo
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Cerritos, CA 90703  (Online Only)
Hi! I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I am a bilingual therapist who strives to improve mental health and promote wellness in BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color), and all communities. My goal in working with individuals is to develop a supportive clinical relationship that can facilitate self-directed growth and healing. I value unwavering support, empathy, and respect. I believe in each person's ability and capacity for change. I strive to provide a safe and supportive environment in which change can occur.
Hi! I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I am a bilingual therapist who strives to improve mental health and promote wellness in BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color), and all communities. My goal in working with individuals is to develop a supportive clinical relationship that can facilitate self-directed growth and healing. I value unwavering support, empathy, and respect. I believe in each person's ability and capacity for change. I strive to provide a safe and supportive environment in which change can occur.
(714) 381-4026 View (714) 381-4026
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Darshawn Hooker, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Cerritos, CA 90703
Are you looking for a safe, bias free space to find tools to enhance the quality of your relationships and life? Seeking guidance to maneuver through changes with your career, relationships or life in general? Want someone that will focus on your strengths to help you fortify your sense of self? I'd love to partner with you on your healing journey. Sometimes life throws us a curve ball and we simply need someone to help us navigate the feelings that come up. Allow me an opportunity to provide you a unique therapeutic relationship that strengthens you.
Are you looking for a safe, bias free space to find tools to enhance the quality of your relationships and life? Seeking guidance to maneuver through changes with your career, relationships or life in general? Want someone that will focus on your strengths to help you fortify your sense of self? I'd love to partner with you on your healing journey. Sometimes life throws us a curve ball and we simply need someone to help us navigate the feelings that come up. Allow me an opportunity to provide you a unique therapeutic relationship that strengthens you.
(323) 613-3850 View (323) 613-3850
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Courtni Hawkins
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Cerritos, CA 90703
Hi! My name is Courtni Hawkins and I'm a licensed marriage and family therapist. As a culturally competent therapist, my mission is to empower individuals to harness their inner strength and create transformative change in their lives. I utilize a diverse range of therapeutic modalities tailored to your unique needs and goals. My approach is centered on challenging you to become the best version of yourself, to rediscover your inherent strengths, and to unlock your true potential. I provide all my clients with a safe, nonjudgmental and empathetic space to explore their thoughts, feelings, and aspirations.
Hi! My name is Courtni Hawkins and I'm a licensed marriage and family therapist. As a culturally competent therapist, my mission is to empower individuals to harness their inner strength and create transformative change in their lives. I utilize a diverse range of therapeutic modalities tailored to your unique needs and goals. My approach is centered on challenging you to become the best version of yourself, to rediscover your inherent strengths, and to unlock your true potential. I provide all my clients with a safe, nonjudgmental and empathetic space to explore their thoughts, feelings, and aspirations.
(657) 530-6192 View (657) 530-6192
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Evelyn Nankanja
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cerritos, CA 90703  (Online Only)
Do you feel lost in a sea of sadness, struggling to find purpose or meaning? Are you struggling with overwhelming anxiety or feeling disconnected from others? Are past experiences holding you back? Are painful memories or traumatic experiences holding you hostage, making it difficult to move forward? Do disturbing thoughts or emotions related to past events keep you up at night? Now might be the time to connect with a therapist who can help. If you’re ready to embark on a journey of self-discovery, healing, and growth, I’m here to support and guide you.
Do you feel lost in a sea of sadness, struggling to find purpose or meaning? Are you struggling with overwhelming anxiety or feeling disconnected from others? Are past experiences holding you back? Are painful memories or traumatic experiences holding you hostage, making it difficult to move forward? Do disturbing thoughts or emotions related to past events keep you up at night? Now might be the time to connect with a therapist who can help. If you’re ready to embark on a journey of self-discovery, healing, and growth, I’m here to support and guide you.
(714) 759-9340 View (714) 759-9340
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Remarkable Services
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Cerritos, CA 90703
Life can feel uncertain and mixed emotions can make it difficult to know what to do. As your therapist, I want you to leave feeling heard, understood, accepted, and empowered. Sessions are centered around you and your experiences. Using a narrative approach, we work together to create a life narrative that highlights your strengths, history, and how you have worked to thrive. My role is to support you and walk alongside you through this time in life.
Life can feel uncertain and mixed emotions can make it difficult to know what to do. As your therapist, I want you to leave feeling heard, understood, accepted, and empowered. Sessions are centered around you and your experiences. Using a narrative approach, we work together to create a life narrative that highlights your strengths, history, and how you have worked to thrive. My role is to support you and walk alongside you through this time in life.
(562) 307-8710 View (562) 307-8710
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Rodolfo Zuniga
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Cerritos, CA 90703
My Name is Rodolfo Zuniga. I am a bilingual and bicultural psychotherapist with more than 24 years of experience working with individuals exposed to severe trauma. I have extended training and certifications in Evidence-Based Treatment Modalities, Certified Domestic Facilitator- Victims/Perpetrators, and Certified in Children, Adolescents, and Family Psychoanalytic Programs. Certified Yoga Teacher. Mental Health Professional. Specialized Trainings: Ethical Issues in Child & Family Therapy, issues of acculturation, Sexual Abuse, Cultural Competency: Working with LGBTQ population, HIV/AIDS, Grief and Loss Issues.
My Name is Rodolfo Zuniga. I am a bilingual and bicultural psychotherapist with more than 24 years of experience working with individuals exposed to severe trauma. I have extended training and certifications in Evidence-Based Treatment Modalities, Certified Domestic Facilitator- Victims/Perpetrators, and Certified in Children, Adolescents, and Family Psychoanalytic Programs. Certified Yoga Teacher. Mental Health Professional. Specialized Trainings: Ethical Issues in Child & Family Therapy, issues of acculturation, Sexual Abuse, Cultural Competency: Working with LGBTQ population, HIV/AIDS, Grief and Loss Issues.
(657) 837-1866 View (657) 837-1866
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Maya Jackson
LCSW, MSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cerritos, CA 90703  (Online Only)
You struggling with negative self-talk, you are your harshest critic, and you’re ready to make a change and live your best life. Whether you have anxiety, depression, or are struggling in your relationships, you know that you want to be living differently and you’re just not sure how to make a change for yourself. You're discouraged from continuing towards your dreams and want a trauma-informed and culturally sensitive therapist who really sees you and hears you. You want nothing more than to feel confident in yourself and live a life that is aligned with your values. You've come to the right place.
You struggling with negative self-talk, you are your harshest critic, and you’re ready to make a change and live your best life. Whether you have anxiety, depression, or are struggling in your relationships, you know that you want to be living differently and you’re just not sure how to make a change for yourself. You're discouraged from continuing towards your dreams and want a trauma-informed and culturally sensitive therapist who really sees you and hears you. You want nothing more than to feel confident in yourself and live a life that is aligned with your values. You've come to the right place.
(323) 827-8450 View (323) 827-8450
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Maria Griffin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Cerritos, CA 90703
Hi, I'm Maria. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 17 years of experience working in individual and group psychotherapy sessions, state government programs, addressing anxiety, end-of-life care, grief recovery, depression, and a host of other acute outpatient concerns. Many of my clients strive to set goals that make thoughts of coping with anxiety, depression, grief, etc possible.
Hi, I'm Maria. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 17 years of experience working in individual and group psychotherapy sessions, state government programs, addressing anxiety, end-of-life care, grief recovery, depression, and a host of other acute outpatient concerns. Many of my clients strive to set goals that make thoughts of coping with anxiety, depression, grief, etc possible.
(657) 837-3070 View (657) 837-3070
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Mona Pritchett
Associate Clinical Social Worker, MSW, ASW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Cerritos, CA 90703  (Online Only)
Life is not easy. We inevitably experience obstacles that interfere with relationships and ability to take care of our responsibilities. At these times, it can be tremendously valuable to find a safe place to ally in self-exploration with a trusted individual who can offer new perspectives. The right therapeutic relationship built on mutual trust and transparency is powerfully transformative. This takes courage, and I honor your willingness to take this step.
Life is not easy. We inevitably experience obstacles that interfere with relationships and ability to take care of our responsibilities. At these times, it can be tremendously valuable to find a safe place to ally in self-exploration with a trusted individual who can offer new perspectives. The right therapeutic relationship built on mutual trust and transparency is powerfully transformative. This takes courage, and I honor your willingness to take this step.
(530) 625-7390 View (530) 625-7390
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The Relationship Skills Center
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Cerritos, CA 90703
Have you lost the intimacy in your relationship? Are you miscommunicating with your partner, or have you stopped communicating at all? Or, maybe you feel like your relationship is stagnant, and not moving in the direction that you'd like it to. If so, I am a psychologist who has successfully worked with many couples going through these stages. I use mindfulness, which helps couples to stop judging and to start communicating again. Change and progress is usually possible from the first session, but it all depends on each partner's willingness to take a step back and re-assess.
Have you lost the intimacy in your relationship? Are you miscommunicating with your partner, or have you stopped communicating at all? Or, maybe you feel like your relationship is stagnant, and not moving in the direction that you'd like it to. If so, I am a psychologist who has successfully worked with many couples going through these stages. I use mindfulness, which helps couples to stop judging and to start communicating again. Change and progress is usually possible from the first session, but it all depends on each partner's willingness to take a step back and re-assess.
(310) 945-2866 View (310) 945-2866
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Kelsey Chang-Kim
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW, MLD
Verified Verified
Cerritos, CA 90703  (Online Only)
Welcome! I am so happy you're here. My first and foremost priority is to help you feel safe, relaxed, and comfortable. I exude warmth, open-mindedness, non-judgment, and care from a genuine place. I've worked with many diverse populations over the years and particularly enjoy working with teens and young adults as he/she/they discover their truest selves and navigate the complexities of life. Whether it is anxiety or depression or overcoming a painful past, you are not alone and there IS a light at the end of the tunnel.
Welcome! I am so happy you're here. My first and foremost priority is to help you feel safe, relaxed, and comfortable. I exude warmth, open-mindedness, non-judgment, and care from a genuine place. I've worked with many diverse populations over the years and particularly enjoy working with teens and young adults as he/she/they discover their truest selves and navigate the complexities of life. Whether it is anxiety or depression or overcoming a painful past, you are not alone and there IS a light at the end of the tunnel.
(562) 273-9693 View (562) 273-9693
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Emily I Lui
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Cerritos, CA 90703  (Online Only)
Sometimes it’s hard to see the story of hope, innovation and resilience when the narrative is stuck on failure and defeat. When life seems to be beating you down (or you feel like you’re beating yourself up), it can help to enlist a therapist in your corner to support you in getting up for another round. Whether it's changing yourself or changing how you think and feel about yourself, therapy is a good place to get unstuck and get going again.
Sometimes it’s hard to see the story of hope, innovation and resilience when the narrative is stuck on failure and defeat. When life seems to be beating you down (or you feel like you’re beating yourself up), it can help to enlist a therapist in your corner to support you in getting up for another round. Whether it's changing yourself or changing how you think and feel about yourself, therapy is a good place to get unstuck and get going again.
(562) 374-8766 View (562) 374-8766
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Dr. Alex Ballan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, EdD, LCSW, MSW
Verified Verified
Cerritos, CA 90703
“Sometimes, life seems like a deep-dark hole, but really it’s a tunnel, and if we walk together, we’ll reach one end or the other.” Fr. G. Boyle, Homeboy Industries. We live in challenging times; it may help to talk with someone to try and make sense of it all. I’ve experienced the positive effects of having a trained professional in my corner. My hope is to pay that forward and support you in reconnecting to your genuine strengths. I believe each person has the key to their own wellness and success. So ask yourself, if life could be different tomorrow, what would it look like?
“Sometimes, life seems like a deep-dark hole, but really it’s a tunnel, and if we walk together, we’ll reach one end or the other.” Fr. G. Boyle, Homeboy Industries. We live in challenging times; it may help to talk with someone to try and make sense of it all. I’ve experienced the positive effects of having a trained professional in my corner. My hope is to pay that forward and support you in reconnecting to your genuine strengths. I believe each person has the key to their own wellness and success. So ask yourself, if life could be different tomorrow, what would it look like?
(562) 379-6646 View (562) 379-6646
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Amethyst Macaspac
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA
Verified Verified
Cerritos, CA 90703
Waitlist for new clients
As a strong mental health advocate with a deep understanding of how multiple systems may impact an individual, I work with clients who experience intergenerational trauma, stressors relating to major life transitions, and those who wish to improve the overall quality of their interpersonal relationships.
As a strong mental health advocate with a deep understanding of how multiple systems may impact an individual, I work with clients who experience intergenerational trauma, stressors relating to major life transitions, and those who wish to improve the overall quality of their interpersonal relationships.
(562) 539-4828 View (562) 539-4828
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James Rubins
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Cerritos, CA 90703
Hello, I'm James Rubins, a licensed therapist in California with over 40 years of experience counseling individuals, adolescents, and families. I have wide experience in hospitals, community mental health clinics, and private practice office settings. I've helped people with anxiety, depression, anger management, and more, and have decades of experience supporting people in recovery from alcohol and or drug abuse. I was trained in psychodynamic therapy but now find short-term Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is more effective for client needs.
Hello, I'm James Rubins, a licensed therapist in California with over 40 years of experience counseling individuals, adolescents, and families. I have wide experience in hospitals, community mental health clinics, and private practice office settings. I've helped people with anxiety, depression, anger management, and more, and have decades of experience supporting people in recovery from alcohol and or drug abuse. I was trained in psychodynamic therapy but now find short-term Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is more effective for client needs.
(562) 526-7177 View (562) 526-7177

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 90703

100+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 90703 who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
88% Depression
77% Coping Skills
72% Self Esteem
70% Stress
65% Relationship Issues
62% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

80% Aetna
71% Cigna and Evernorth
70% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 90703 see their clients

67% In Person and Online
33% Online Only

Gender breakdown

77% Female
22% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 90703?

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.