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Samantha Cote
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Monrovia, CA 91016
My name is Samantha Cote and I'm a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I focus on a client-centered, trauma-informed, and integrative approach to therapy to help make progress toward feeling better. The foundation of my approach to therapy involves client-centered, solution-focused, trauma-informed, and strength-based. I used an integrated perspective of therapy that includes different tools from a variety of different therapeutic approaches because it's important to recognize that we are all unique. Everyone has different goals, life experiences, situations, relationships, cultural backgrounds, communication styles, etc.
My name is Samantha Cote and I'm a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I focus on a client-centered, trauma-informed, and integrative approach to therapy to help make progress toward feeling better. The foundation of my approach to therapy involves client-centered, solution-focused, trauma-informed, and strength-based. I used an integrated perspective of therapy that includes different tools from a variety of different therapeutic approaches because it's important to recognize that we are all unique. Everyone has different goals, life experiences, situations, relationships, cultural backgrounds, communication styles, etc.
(626) 788-8716 View (626) 788-8716
Photo of Wayne Wen Yu Kao, Psychologist in 91016, CA
Wayne Wen Yu Kao
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Monrovia, CA 91016
When life hasn't turned out the way you hoped, it's difficult to know where to go or how to make change. The decision to seek help can be a difficult process. Many times, it's much easier to sweep your struggles under the rug and put your personal happiness on the backburner. It will be my privilege and joy to work with you in developing a life path that will bring you happiness and joy. It will be my focus to help you identify the specific issues that you're struggling with, where they come from, and how to best change unhealthy patterns of living to improve your quality of life.
When life hasn't turned out the way you hoped, it's difficult to know where to go or how to make change. The decision to seek help can be a difficult process. Many times, it's much easier to sweep your struggles under the rug and put your personal happiness on the backburner. It will be my privilege and joy to work with you in developing a life path that will bring you happiness and joy. It will be my focus to help you identify the specific issues that you're struggling with, where they come from, and how to best change unhealthy patterns of living to improve your quality of life.
(626) 722-5665 View (626) 722-5665
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Salina Corral
PsyD, MA
Verified Verified
Monrovia, CA 91016
Are you stuck? Overcome what is keeping you from achieving your goals. Life Focus can meet you halfway in helping you to make changes and creating results. You want improve your confidence? Enhance your skills and performance at the workplace, school, and relationships? Learn how to effectively speak in front of a group or keep friends? Life coaching focuses on the here-and-now and future success through problem solving and collaboration. We can work together in making an action plan fit for you. Need accountability? Life Focus provides you with support, encouragement, and accountability.
Are you stuck? Overcome what is keeping you from achieving your goals. Life Focus can meet you halfway in helping you to make changes and creating results. You want improve your confidence? Enhance your skills and performance at the workplace, school, and relationships? Learn how to effectively speak in front of a group or keep friends? Life coaching focuses on the here-and-now and future success through problem solving and collaboration. We can work together in making an action plan fit for you. Need accountability? Life Focus provides you with support, encouragement, and accountability.
(714) 361-9339 View (714) 361-9339
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Alon Dina
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, APCC
Verified Verified
Monrovia, CA 91016
You know what it is like to feel lost, and you are now looking to find yourself. My experience is in working with clients who feel stuck, people who struggle to finding meaning and purpose in their lives. I have experience working with adults and teens at various stages in their lives but use my practice to cater the needs of each individual. My background in the arts, love of story, and other forms of insight that influence my treatment. You are the driver on our journey together, I am here to help us get through road blocks or help uncover what cannot be seen with the naked eye.
You know what it is like to feel lost, and you are now looking to find yourself. My experience is in working with clients who feel stuck, people who struggle to finding meaning and purpose in their lives. I have experience working with adults and teens at various stages in their lives but use my practice to cater the needs of each individual. My background in the arts, love of story, and other forms of insight that influence my treatment. You are the driver on our journey together, I am here to help us get through road blocks or help uncover what cannot be seen with the naked eye.
(213) 279-6560 View (213) 279-6560
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Teru Judy Kanazawa
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CHT
Verified Verified
Monrovia, CA 91016
My practice focuses on relationship-building whether it be with someone you are dating, a partner, immediate/extended family members, the workplace, etc. At the start in addition to getting to know each other, we will explore the obstacles to developing relationships that provide emotional intimacy, trust and support. Attachment style is explored in addition to the strengths and any baggage carried over from previous relationships. A commitment to the work is necessary and often homework assignments are given that carry the momentum of gains forward. Loved ones mentioned in session frequently are often invited in.
My practice focuses on relationship-building whether it be with someone you are dating, a partner, immediate/extended family members, the workplace, etc. At the start in addition to getting to know each other, we will explore the obstacles to developing relationships that provide emotional intimacy, trust and support. Attachment style is explored in addition to the strengths and any baggage carried over from previous relationships. A commitment to the work is necessary and often homework assignments are given that carry the momentum of gains forward. Loved ones mentioned in session frequently are often invited in.
(310) 598-2688 View (310) 598-2688
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Austin Koestner
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, AMFT
Verified Verified
Monrovia, CA 91016
Are you working through a life stressor, building or re-defining a relationship with a loved one, or trying to develop a deeper understanding of who you are? As a multi-culturally compassionate Associate Marriage and Family Therapist I have helped adolescents and adult clients from diverse backgrounds develop the tools necessary to process anxiety, depression, grief, family or interpersonal stressors, and trauma in order build a life of peaceful intention. I have years of experience within the LGBTQ+ community and am passionate about working with families, individuals and partnerships of all backgrounds.
Are you working through a life stressor, building or re-defining a relationship with a loved one, or trying to develop a deeper understanding of who you are? As a multi-culturally compassionate Associate Marriage and Family Therapist I have helped adolescents and adult clients from diverse backgrounds develop the tools necessary to process anxiety, depression, grief, family or interpersonal stressors, and trauma in order build a life of peaceful intention. I have years of experience within the LGBTQ+ community and am passionate about working with families, individuals and partnerships of all backgrounds.
(626) 699-0478 View (626) 699-0478
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Radiantly Mindful Counseling Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Monrovia, CA 91016  (Online Only)
Hi, my name is Sheila. I offer a nurturing, safe, & accepting environment to help achieve your needs in therapy & aid in reaching your potential for self-growth. I am to help clients become more present in their daily lives, appreciate moment & achieve their life worth living goals in hopes for clients to have glowing expressions of love, confidence & happiness. My therapeutic approach consists of focusing on client-strengths, practicing mindfulness, challenging unhelpful thoughts, & improved behavioral patterns, and utilizing creative activities such as handouts & arts. Worked in psych hospitals, community & yrs in own practice.
Hi, my name is Sheila. I offer a nurturing, safe, & accepting environment to help achieve your needs in therapy & aid in reaching your potential for self-growth. I am to help clients become more present in their daily lives, appreciate moment & achieve their life worth living goals in hopes for clients to have glowing expressions of love, confidence & happiness. My therapeutic approach consists of focusing on client-strengths, practicing mindfulness, challenging unhelpful thoughts, & improved behavioral patterns, and utilizing creative activities such as handouts & arts. Worked in psych hospitals, community & yrs in own practice.
(424) 402-5410 View (424) 402-5410
Photo of Sharon Romero, Drug & Alcohol Counselor in 91016, CA
Sharon Romero
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MS, CATC
Not Verified Not Verified
Monrovia, CA 91016
Because I have had the opportunity to work in many venues,I have had vast experience working with families, couples and children/adolescence. Addiction is a family issue & not only affects the person using but the whole family unit. I work with the entire family whether the goal for them is to stay together or not...I guide them in the adjustment in whatever decisions they make.FEE DETERMINED ON SLIDING SCALE My motto is: IF YOU HAVE HOPE, YOU HAVE EVERYTHING!
Because I have had the opportunity to work in many venues,I have had vast experience working with families, couples and children/adolescence. Addiction is a family issue & not only affects the person using but the whole family unit. I work with the entire family whether the goal for them is to stay together or not...I guide them in the adjustment in whatever decisions they make.FEE DETERMINED ON SLIDING SCALE My motto is: IF YOU HAVE HOPE, YOU HAVE EVERYTHING!
(626) 869-7925 View (626) 869-7925
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Triana Individual and Family Therapy-Daniela Ojeda
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Monrovia, CA 91016
As a dedicated Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), I am deeply committed to guiding my clients through their healing journeys. Specializing in person-centered and holistic therapeutic approaches, I prioritize emotional well-being and personal growth for individuals, couples, and families from diverse backgrounds. With a profound passion for fostering self-awareness and empowerment, I strive to create safe and nurturing environments where all clients feel valued for their unique experiences and identities.
As a dedicated Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), I am deeply committed to guiding my clients through their healing journeys. Specializing in person-centered and holistic therapeutic approaches, I prioritize emotional well-being and personal growth for individuals, couples, and families from diverse backgrounds. With a profound passion for fostering self-awareness and empowerment, I strive to create safe and nurturing environments where all clients feel valued for their unique experiences and identities.
(626) 702-2164 View (626) 702-2164
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Pei Chai
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
Monrovia, CA 91016
I am an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist with a diverse background and a strong cultural awareness due to years spent in various countries. In addition to English, I speak Thai and Mandarin fluently. My passion is working with couples and individuals who are struggling with interpersonal relationships and are seeking to heal from past traumas. I believe that we all have the potential for a genuine and loving covenantal connection but the pain we have experienced hinders our ability to do so.
I am an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist with a diverse background and a strong cultural awareness due to years spent in various countries. In addition to English, I speak Thai and Mandarin fluently. My passion is working with couples and individuals who are struggling with interpersonal relationships and are seeking to heal from past traumas. I believe that we all have the potential for a genuine and loving covenantal connection but the pain we have experienced hinders our ability to do so.
(626) 317-9568 View (626) 317-9568
Photo of Nicolas Rafael Beliz, Psychologist in 91016, CA
Nicolas Rafael Beliz
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Monrovia, CA 91016
I assist children, teens, and adults who experience depression, overwhelming anxiety, and struggles with relationships and questioning their purpose. I do this by focusing on the strengths of the individual, couple or family. I have had the experience of working in community and hospital based programs and I have traveled nationally and internationally teaching other mental health professionals about compassionate care of depressed teens as well as violence prevention.
I assist children, teens, and adults who experience depression, overwhelming anxiety, and struggles with relationships and questioning their purpose. I do this by focusing on the strengths of the individual, couple or family. I have had the experience of working in community and hospital based programs and I have traveled nationally and internationally teaching other mental health professionals about compassionate care of depressed teens as well as violence prevention.
(818) 797-9967 View (818) 797-9967
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Sameh Abdelmalak
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Monrovia, CA 91016
As a Marriage and Family Therapist, I work with a diverse population, offering services to adults, children, couples, and families of different ethnic backgrounds, religions, spiritual beliefs, and sexual orientations. The anxiety, depression, substance abuse, trauma, and relational distress can be very impending to the quality of one's life. Though I am trained in Trauma Focus CBT, Gottman method for couples, DBT, Attachment therapy, and motivational interviewing, if you have a hard time remembering when you felt good or feel like you are alone in your struggle, I would be glad to come alongside you and offer my counseling service.
As a Marriage and Family Therapist, I work with a diverse population, offering services to adults, children, couples, and families of different ethnic backgrounds, religions, spiritual beliefs, and sexual orientations. The anxiety, depression, substance abuse, trauma, and relational distress can be very impending to the quality of one's life. Though I am trained in Trauma Focus CBT, Gottman method for couples, DBT, Attachment therapy, and motivational interviewing, if you have a hard time remembering when you felt good or feel like you are alone in your struggle, I would be glad to come alongside you and offer my counseling service.
(626) 610-4542 View (626) 610-4542
Photo of Amee Velasco, Psychologist in 91016, CA
Amee Velasco
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Monrovia, CA 91016
Not accepting new clients
Welcome to your Journey! Like any expedition, your Journey is unique to you. The motivation to start this particular leg of your journey may differ from someone else's. Whatever life springs your way, you deserve a pat on the back for taking one of the most difficult steps: seeking help. With a compassionate, culturally sensitive and professional hand, I am honored to guide you on your path toward mental and emotional wellness.
Welcome to your Journey! Like any expedition, your Journey is unique to you. The motivation to start this particular leg of your journey may differ from someone else's. Whatever life springs your way, you deserve a pat on the back for taking one of the most difficult steps: seeking help. With a compassionate, culturally sensitive and professional hand, I am honored to guide you on your path toward mental and emotional wellness.
(626) 513-4111 View (626) 513-4111
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Cecilia Ibarra
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Monrovia, CA 91016
"We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us." - Joseph Campbell. It's an honor to journey with you towards a better life. As your therapist, I guide you towards clarity and healing; towards your own truth. Reconnect to your authentic self! If you're a parent in need of support, a person on the autism spectrum, struggling with a relationship, an addiction, or perhaps just curious about personal growth, I'm here to support you!
"We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us." - Joseph Campbell. It's an honor to journey with you towards a better life. As your therapist, I guide you towards clarity and healing; towards your own truth. Reconnect to your authentic self! If you're a parent in need of support, a person on the autism spectrum, struggling with a relationship, an addiction, or perhaps just curious about personal growth, I'm here to support you!
(626) 263-4628 View (626) 263-4628
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Natasha Morisawa
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
11 Endorsed
Monrovia, CA 91016
If you have a hard time remembering when you felt good or really cared about yourself, therapy CAN help. You can make changes in relationships and life that bring you DEEP SATISFACTION. I help you know yourself better so you may better help yourself. I'm interested, caring, and professional. It's been my honor to help clients find relief, deepen relationships and recover from trauma. Many of the most successful people in our communities have worked through adversity and taken non-traditional paths to success. Let me help you find yours!
If you have a hard time remembering when you felt good or really cared about yourself, therapy CAN help. You can make changes in relationships and life that bring you DEEP SATISFACTION. I help you know yourself better so you may better help yourself. I'm interested, caring, and professional. It's been my honor to help clients find relief, deepen relationships and recover from trauma. Many of the most successful people in our communities have worked through adversity and taken non-traditional paths to success. Let me help you find yours!
(626) 478-3909 View (626) 478-3909
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Stephany Cecil
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Monrovia, CA 91016  (Online Only)
Have you been feeling stuck? Having difficulty connecting in your relationships? Or have been wanting to explore underlying core beliefs or unresolved trauma that have been impacting your relationships with friends, family, &/or even the relationship with yourself? The journey to unpacking and challenging those core beliefs is a gift to yourself. I would love to join you on this journey towards healing. These weekly or biweekly sessions are dedicated for you and only you. I am looking forward to beginning this journey with you.
Have you been feeling stuck? Having difficulty connecting in your relationships? Or have been wanting to explore underlying core beliefs or unresolved trauma that have been impacting your relationships with friends, family, &/or even the relationship with yourself? The journey to unpacking and challenging those core beliefs is a gift to yourself. I would love to join you on this journey towards healing. These weekly or biweekly sessions are dedicated for you and only you. I am looking forward to beginning this journey with you.
(909) 547-2228 View (909) 547-2228
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Destiny Rattanapichetkul
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Monrovia, CA 91016  (Online Only)
I am not the “smile and nod” type of therapist and you will not be the only one talking in our sessions. I will work with you to develop concrete skills to get you back on track in the shortest amount of time possible. Your struggle is real and I want to help. Contact me today for a free 15 minute consultation over the phone and find out if I’m the right fit for you.
I am not the “smile and nod” type of therapist and you will not be the only one talking in our sessions. I will work with you to develop concrete skills to get you back on track in the shortest amount of time possible. Your struggle is real and I want to help. Contact me today for a free 15 minute consultation over the phone and find out if I’m the right fit for you.
(626) 415-0319 View (626) 415-0319
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The Place Within
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Monrovia, CA 91016
Located in a quaint neighborhood, The Place Within has been serving the counseling and mental health needs of Monrovia and the San Gabriel Valley for over 30 years. We offer AFFORDABLE COUNSELING to adults, children, teens, families and couples. Our name suggests a core belief that informs our philosophy of life and our work as therapists. Deep within each of us is a source of wisdom, joy, and peace that can be tapped under the right circumstances. If you are having trouble finding and using your "Place Within," we are dedicated and trained to assist and support you with that inner journey.
Located in a quaint neighborhood, The Place Within has been serving the counseling and mental health needs of Monrovia and the San Gabriel Valley for over 30 years. We offer AFFORDABLE COUNSELING to adults, children, teens, families and couples. Our name suggests a core belief that informs our philosophy of life and our work as therapists. Deep within each of us is a source of wisdom, joy, and peace that can be tapped under the right circumstances. If you are having trouble finding and using your "Place Within," we are dedicated and trained to assist and support you with that inner journey.
(626) 344-8987 View (626) 344-8987
Photo of Megan Lundgren, Marriage & Family Therapist in 91016, CA
Megan Lundgren
Marriage & Family Therapist, MSMFT, LMFT
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Monrovia, CA 91016
If you're looking for ways to improve your closest relationships or cope with stress, let's connect. I have a deep commitment to healing and strengthening the bonds within peoples’ most significant relationships. Adults, couples, teens and families are all welcome.
If you're looking for ways to improve your closest relationships or cope with stress, let's connect. I have a deep commitment to healing and strengthening the bonds within peoples’ most significant relationships. Adults, couples, teens and families are all welcome.
(626) 873-7471 View (626) 873-7471
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Greg Wright
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Monrovia, CA 91016  (Online Only)
You’re beginning a new relationship and want to “get this one right,” or maybe you and your partner are surviving infidelity, want to open your relationship to others, or struggle with intimacy; I can help you communicate. You’re struggling with toxic shame after years of denying your sexuality and it keeps from connecting with others. We'll confront this together. You just lost your loved one to unexpected, traumatic death or long-term illness; I can hold your grief. You’re in addiction recovery and ready to process emotions; I can support you. I offer a safe, culturally sensitive space that is sex-positive and LGBTQ+ Affirmative.
You’re beginning a new relationship and want to “get this one right,” or maybe you and your partner are surviving infidelity, want to open your relationship to others, or struggle with intimacy; I can help you communicate. You’re struggling with toxic shame after years of denying your sexuality and it keeps from connecting with others. We'll confront this together. You just lost your loved one to unexpected, traumatic death or long-term illness; I can hold your grief. You’re in addiction recovery and ready to process emotions; I can support you. I offer a safe, culturally sensitive space that is sex-positive and LGBTQ+ Affirmative.
(213) 706-7849 View (213) 706-7849

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 91016

100+

Average cost per session

$160

Therapists in 91016 who prioritize treating:

90% Anxiety
86% Depression
79% Relationship Issues
73% Stress
71% Self Esteem
68% Coping Skills
66% Grief

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

68% Aetna
67% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
65% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in 91016 see their clients

74% In Person and Online
26% Online Only

Gender breakdown

76% Female
23% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 91016?

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.