Therapists in 90801

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Kathleen A Cone
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Long Beach, CA 90801  (Online Only)
“... Allow. Embrace. Let yourself feel. Let yourself heal”. Vironika Tugaleva. As a licensed therapist I have had the honor of supporting my clients through some of their most lifechanging transformations. I have gone through my own therapeutic, healing process & have experienced freedom & peace that can result from facing and embracing the pain. I enjoy supporting others by providing a safe space to be seen, heard, & validated.
“... Allow. Embrace. Let yourself feel. Let yourself heal”. Vironika Tugaleva. As a licensed therapist I have had the honor of supporting my clients through some of their most lifechanging transformations. I have gone through my own therapeutic, healing process & have experienced freedom & peace that can result from facing and embracing the pain. I enjoy supporting others by providing a safe space to be seen, heard, & validated.
(562) 280-2889 View (562) 280-2889
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Barbara K Fuller
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Long Beach, CA 90801
I chose to focus my work with Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, Saddleback Community College and in private/group practice settings with people who have experienced trauma in their lives. I define "trauma" as any event in life that interferes with someone's ability to live life daily in the way they wish. Symptoms can include anxiety, depression, unfulfilling personal relationships and difficulties on the job or at home. People who experience unresolved trauma commonly experience personal difficulties that translate into problems for individuals and families. Typically, coping with the many stresses in daily life is compromised.
I chose to focus my work with Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, Saddleback Community College and in private/group practice settings with people who have experienced trauma in their lives. I define "trauma" as any event in life that interferes with someone's ability to live life daily in the way they wish. Symptoms can include anxiety, depression, unfulfilling personal relationships and difficulties on the job or at home. People who experience unresolved trauma commonly experience personal difficulties that translate into problems for individuals and families. Typically, coping with the many stresses in daily life is compromised.
(949) 632-8300 View (949) 632-8300
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Katherine Elaine Erickson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Long Beach, CA 90801
As an LCSW with over 25 years of experience, I have worked with children, adolescents and families in both public and private settings. I utilize CBT techniques and have a solution focused practice to help you work through any current life challenges. I incorporate aspects of wellness including yoga, healthy lifestyle coaching and positive thinking to help you discover and reach your personal goals. I have experience working with diverse groups and have a culturally informed practice. I also provide professional consultation, supervision and training.
As an LCSW with over 25 years of experience, I have worked with children, adolescents and families in both public and private settings. I utilize CBT techniques and have a solution focused practice to help you work through any current life challenges. I incorporate aspects of wellness including yoga, healthy lifestyle coaching and positive thinking to help you discover and reach your personal goals. I have experience working with diverse groups and have a culturally informed practice. I also provide professional consultation, supervision and training.
(562) 276-2875 View (562) 276-2875
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Gail Billings-Beck
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified
Long Beach, CA 90801
Dr. Gail Billings-Beck is glad to work with individuals facing transitions in life. She also enjoys work with couples, both gay and straight. Her theoretical background is based on the work of Alfred Adler, and her approach is individualized to the needs presented by each client. She specializes in self-esteem, anxiety and depression, anger management, addiction, aging and death and dying issues. Communication skills, including tone, are significant tools most of us can benefit from. Sometimes EMDR and/or hypnotherapy techniques are used to help deal with past trauma. Psychotherapy with Dr. Gail helps clients regain perspective and balance, managing anger and practicing calming, self-soothing exercises. Increased self-awareness helps make healthy choices possible. Healthy choices quickly improve energy and focus which leads to positive growth.
Dr. Gail Billings-Beck is glad to work with individuals facing transitions in life. She also enjoys work with couples, both gay and straight. Her theoretical background is based on the work of Alfred Adler, and her approach is individualized to the needs presented by each client. She specializes in self-esteem, anxiety and depression, anger management, addiction, aging and death and dying issues. Communication skills, including tone, are significant tools most of us can benefit from. Sometimes EMDR and/or hypnotherapy techniques are used to help deal with past trauma. Psychotherapy with Dr. Gail helps clients regain perspective and balance, managing anger and practicing calming, self-soothing exercises. Increased self-awareness helps make healthy choices possible. Healthy choices quickly improve energy and focus which leads to positive growth.
(562) 912-2165 View (562) 912-2165
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Bonnie Wise
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Long Beach, CA 90801
I have been a licensed psychologist for 17 years and a licensed marriage and family therapist for 21 years. I provide a wide range of services including individual, marriage and family therapy. I also do parent coaching. I work with all ages and a wide variety of problems. I know it is difficult to choose a therapist, and I welcome your call to discuss if I would be a good fit. On this website you will find information on my background and my approach to therapy. I accept most insurance companies and private pay.
I have been a licensed psychologist for 17 years and a licensed marriage and family therapist for 21 years. I provide a wide range of services including individual, marriage and family therapy. I also do parent coaching. I work with all ages and a wide variety of problems. I know it is difficult to choose a therapist, and I welcome your call to discuss if I would be a good fit. On this website you will find information on my background and my approach to therapy. I accept most insurance companies and private pay.
(562) 206-1507 View (562) 206-1507
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Kai Chiu
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Long Beach, CA 90801  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Sometimes life can get difficult, for some it may feel like that more often than not. There is no shame in seeking out loved ones, friends, and professionals for support and help during those times. I provide a safe, supportive, non-judgmental but honest environment that promotes deeper connection with self self and others, and teach practical skills and techniques that people can use to better navigate their unique struggles. I focus on discovering a person's, family, or couple's strength and empowering their innate abilities to make healthy and meaningful change. ​
Sometimes life can get difficult, for some it may feel like that more often than not. There is no shame in seeking out loved ones, friends, and professionals for support and help during those times. I provide a safe, supportive, non-judgmental but honest environment that promotes deeper connection with self self and others, and teach practical skills and techniques that people can use to better navigate their unique struggles. I focus on discovering a person's, family, or couple's strength and empowering their innate abilities to make healthy and meaningful change. ​
(626) 551-4612 View (626) 551-4612
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Kathleen Villagomez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Long Beach, CA 90801
Congratulations for taking action! Sometimes we need to re-write our stories, change directions, or get back on track, before our lives are the way we desire, and more importantly the way we deserve. I offer a compassionate space for individuals to heal from past wounds, stop self-defeating and self-destructive patterns, increase self-awareness so that they may express themselves and make progress in their lives.
Congratulations for taking action! Sometimes we need to re-write our stories, change directions, or get back on track, before our lives are the way we desire, and more importantly the way we deserve. I offer a compassionate space for individuals to heal from past wounds, stop self-defeating and self-destructive patterns, increase self-awareness so that they may express themselves and make progress in their lives.
(562) 354-4414 View (562) 354-4414
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Bethany Mendoza
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Long Beach, CA 90801
Ms. Bethany Mendoza is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker committed to helping people transform their lives through the power of psychotherapy. Bethany earned her Master of Social Work degree from California State University, Fullerton in 2018 with a concentration in community mental health, where she built her clinical foundation working with children, adolescents, and adults with varying diagnoses including Major Depression, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder.
Ms. Bethany Mendoza is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker committed to helping people transform their lives through the power of psychotherapy. Bethany earned her Master of Social Work degree from California State University, Fullerton in 2018 with a concentration in community mental health, where she built her clinical foundation working with children, adolescents, and adults with varying diagnoses including Major Depression, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder.
(562) 379-2380 View (562) 379-2380
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Sherry K Young
PhD, CSAT
Long Beach, CA 90801
I DO NOT provide direct client care. I work with behavioral health professionals, offering assessment, triage for mental health and addiction, and referral to treatment resources. I'm passionate about finding the right fit for individuals struggling with mental health and/or addictive thinking and behaviors. I work with private pay and private insurance.
I DO NOT provide direct client care. I work with behavioral health professionals, offering assessment, triage for mental health and addiction, and referral to treatment resources. I'm passionate about finding the right fit for individuals struggling with mental health and/or addictive thinking and behaviors. I work with private pay and private insurance.
(575) 425-0016 View (575) 425-0016
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MK Counseling
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Long Beach, CA 90801  (Online Only)
Hello, I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who provides therapy in a culturally sensitive way. I have over 13 years of experience working with individuals dealing with self-esteem, trauma, family, marital, and relationship issues. I have also done extensive work with individuals in the areas of communication and boundaries.
Hello, I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who provides therapy in a culturally sensitive way. I have over 13 years of experience working with individuals dealing with self-esteem, trauma, family, marital, and relationship issues. I have also done extensive work with individuals in the areas of communication and boundaries.
(714) 430-8730 View (714) 430-8730
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Brynne MacPhail
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Long Beach, CA 90801
Not accepting new clients
Seeking therapy is often a complex decision as it may mean there are certain life stressors, addictions, anxiety, depression, or circumstances that feel out of our control. However, seeking the help you need is important to getting back to living the life that you want. Together, we can work towards improving life balance, coping, and finding meaning in your life. The process of understanding ourselves is vital for personal growth and success.
Seeking therapy is often a complex decision as it may mean there are certain life stressors, addictions, anxiety, depression, or circumstances that feel out of our control. However, seeking the help you need is important to getting back to living the life that you want. Together, we can work towards improving life balance, coping, and finding meaning in your life. The process of understanding ourselves is vital for personal growth and success.
(562) 526-0758 View (562) 526-0758
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Christie L Morehead
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Long Beach, CA 90801
I specialize in working with adults and couples who are struggling with identity development, intimacy, parenting, career concerns, balancing work and family, and the effects of trauma. As a therapist I have worked in college counseling centers, community mental health clinics and a locked residential treatment center for adolescent juvenile offenders. I consider it an honor and a privilege to hear the stories of my patients.
I specialize in working with adults and couples who are struggling with identity development, intimacy, parenting, career concerns, balancing work and family, and the effects of trauma. As a therapist I have worked in college counseling centers, community mental health clinics and a locked residential treatment center for adolescent juvenile offenders. I consider it an honor and a privilege to hear the stories of my patients.
(562) 673-7814 View (562) 673-7814
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Eugenia G Reeves
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Long Beach, CA 90801
Not accepting new clients
THANK YOU FOR VIEWING MY PROFILE. UNFORTUNATELY AT THIS TIME NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS. We all have issues: unmet needs, hurts, relationship conflicts, work stress and many others. At times these issues may become "too much" and interfere with your life. As a licensed therapist with over 20 years of experience I work effectively with adults wanting to heal from depression, manage work stress, couples seeking to develop a more loving relationship; grief and loss due to death, divorce or other life transitions. I will listen to your concerns and work with you to develop personal tools necessary to improve the quality of your life.
THANK YOU FOR VIEWING MY PROFILE. UNFORTUNATELY AT THIS TIME NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS. We all have issues: unmet needs, hurts, relationship conflicts, work stress and many others. At times these issues may become "too much" and interfere with your life. As a licensed therapist with over 20 years of experience I work effectively with adults wanting to heal from depression, manage work stress, couples seeking to develop a more loving relationship; grief and loss due to death, divorce or other life transitions. I will listen to your concerns and work with you to develop personal tools necessary to improve the quality of your life.
(562) 273-1108 View (562) 273-1108
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John Edward Martin
Psychologist, PhD, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Long Beach, CA 90801
I work with individuals and couples in the areas of conflict, stress, anger control, PTSD, depression and anxiety, as well as marital distress and breakdown. My primary approach combines evidence-based cognitive-behavioral therapy, with motivational as well as spiritual approaches to change. I also work with veterans and others dealing with traumatic memories, with the assistance of my trained and certified service dog - a gentle black Labrador. I am a certified professional trauma therapist and conduct evaluations and treatment for PTSD, and a certified professional life coach, and can work remotely via Internet in for a lower fee
I work with individuals and couples in the areas of conflict, stress, anger control, PTSD, depression and anxiety, as well as marital distress and breakdown. My primary approach combines evidence-based cognitive-behavioral therapy, with motivational as well as spiritual approaches to change. I also work with veterans and others dealing with traumatic memories, with the assistance of my trained and certified service dog - a gentle black Labrador. I am a certified professional trauma therapist and conduct evaluations and treatment for PTSD, and a certified professional life coach, and can work remotely via Internet in for a lower fee
(877) 651-3370 View (877) 651-3370
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Carol Seixas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PsyD, LCSW, OTRL
Verified
3 Endorsed
Long Beach, CA 90801
Hello and welcome. I have over 40 years of experience working in the health field and have provided services in a wide range of mental health settings. The patient/client populations I have had the opportunity to help run the full gamut of mental health needs from the serious mentally ill to the person/family who have never needed to see a therapist until "now". I additionally provide support for the system/family new to mental health with education, skills and linking to resources.
Hello and welcome. I have over 40 years of experience working in the health field and have provided services in a wide range of mental health settings. The patient/client populations I have had the opportunity to help run the full gamut of mental health needs from the serious mentally ill to the person/family who have never needed to see a therapist until "now". I additionally provide support for the system/family new to mental health with education, skills and linking to resources.
(562) 275-8354 View (562) 275-8354
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Sandra Flores
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
3 Endorsed
Long Beach, CA 90801  (Online Only)
Are you depressed or anxious? Are you having difficulties with loved ones, friends, or coworkers? Do you find yourself in unhealthy or toxic relationships? Are you in an abusive relationship? Have you or someone you know been physically, sexually, or emotionally abused? Life can be challenging and stressful, especially when dealing with problems at home or work. At times, going to family and friends for support is not enough. If you are having problems, I can be that neutral person who will listen and provide guidance and support.
Are you depressed or anxious? Are you having difficulties with loved ones, friends, or coworkers? Do you find yourself in unhealthy or toxic relationships? Are you in an abusive relationship? Have you or someone you know been physically, sexually, or emotionally abused? Life can be challenging and stressful, especially when dealing with problems at home or work. At times, going to family and friends for support is not enough. If you are having problems, I can be that neutral person who will listen and provide guidance and support.
(562) 846-1036 View (562) 846-1036
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Souraya Matar
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Long Beach, CA 90801
A few years ago I read a joke: "Fish don't know they're in the water". The scenario is that Fish Number One asks Fish Number Two, "How's the water?" Fish Number Two responds, "What the hell is water?". The fish who is "in" the situation (hence the water) does not even realize its surrounding. What surrounds you is only normal because it's what you know. I got another one that I recently came across: "We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are." This, references to dream analysis but it basically mean that our preconceptions can dramatically alter the way we perceive the world. (Quote by writer Anais Nin).
A few years ago I read a joke: "Fish don't know they're in the water". The scenario is that Fish Number One asks Fish Number Two, "How's the water?" Fish Number Two responds, "What the hell is water?". The fish who is "in" the situation (hence the water) does not even realize its surrounding. What surrounds you is only normal because it's what you know. I got another one that I recently came across: "We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are." This, references to dream analysis but it basically mean that our preconceptions can dramatically alter the way we perceive the world. (Quote by writer Anais Nin).
(657) 226-1180 View (657) 226-1180
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Quinney & Associates Inc
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PsyD
Verified
Long Beach, CA 90801  (Online Only)
As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker I have over 35 years in the field of Mental Health with the Los Angeles County. I have worked in the Juvenile hall systems as a Detention Offices primarily with adolescent boys age 10 thru 18 issues of gang, drugs and foster care. Later employed with King Drew Medical Center as a Clinical Social Worker in the 80's experiences with Cancer, AIDs, and emergency medication. Also worked at Augustus Hawkins providing Mental Health services for Crisis intervention. After retiring from Los Angeles I completed my PsyD and worked in the State Prison as a Unlicensed Psychologist for 3 years.
As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker I have over 35 years in the field of Mental Health with the Los Angeles County. I have worked in the Juvenile hall systems as a Detention Offices primarily with adolescent boys age 10 thru 18 issues of gang, drugs and foster care. Later employed with King Drew Medical Center as a Clinical Social Worker in the 80's experiences with Cancer, AIDs, and emergency medication. Also worked at Augustus Hawkins providing Mental Health services for Crisis intervention. After retiring from Los Angeles I completed my PsyD and worked in the State Prison as a Unlicensed Psychologist for 3 years.
(323) 538-2040 View (323) 538-2040
Dr. Drummond
Psychologist, PhD, LCSW
Verified
Long Beach, CA 90801
Dr. Drummond provides a safe, supportive, nurturing and healing space for you to express what is afflicting and troubling you. He view his sessions as an opportunity to allow the inner workings of the Self to soothe and reconnect you to the essence of Soul and Being. He listens and try to understand your troubles, difficulties or painful experiences from your perspective. He then tries to help you discover alternatives that lead to healing and inner transformation.
Dr. Drummond provides a safe, supportive, nurturing and healing space for you to express what is afflicting and troubling you. He view his sessions as an opportunity to allow the inner workings of the Self to soothe and reconnect you to the essence of Soul and Being. He listens and try to understand your troubles, difficulties or painful experiences from your perspective. He then tries to help you discover alternatives that lead to healing and inner transformation.
(562) 608-1254 View (562) 608-1254
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Dianne Kline, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Long Beach, CA 90801
Have you experienced a traumatic event in your life and having recurring nightmares, flashbacks and panic attacks? Feeling depressed, anxious, stressed, overwhelmed and unable to cope with life's challenges? Have you experienced domestic violence in your home and feel alone and hopeless? Has your self-esteem and self-worth been affected by negative and self-defeating patterns and you're feeling frustrated? I provide a safe and trusting environment for adults and couples who need a competent and compassionate therapist that can help you improve the quality of your life.
Have you experienced a traumatic event in your life and having recurring nightmares, flashbacks and panic attacks? Feeling depressed, anxious, stressed, overwhelmed and unable to cope with life's challenges? Have you experienced domestic violence in your home and feel alone and hopeless? Has your self-esteem and self-worth been affected by negative and self-defeating patterns and you're feeling frustrated? I provide a safe and trusting environment for adults and couples who need a competent and compassionate therapist that can help you improve the quality of your life.
(424) 355-9026 View (424) 355-9026

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Number of Therapists in 90801

30+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 90801 who prioritize treating:

85% Anxiety
82% Depression
70% Relationship Issues
70% Grief
67% Trauma and PTSD
67% Self Esteem
61% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

50% Anthem | Elevance
45% Aetna
40% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in 90801 see their clients

73% In Person and Online
27% Online Only

Gender breakdown

87% Female
13% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 90801?

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.