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El Molino Family Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
San Marino, CA 91108
Sometimes it is difficult to ask for help. Recognizing that you may need support with relationships, or a deeper understanding of yourself is the first step on the road to recovery and the beginning of the healing process. As a Marriage and Family Therapist, I offer empathic listening in a safe environment, as well as the support, guidance and feedback that will give you the tools to discover and address the root of the problem in order to create long-term change and personal growth.
Sometimes it is difficult to ask for help. Recognizing that you may need support with relationships, or a deeper understanding of yourself is the first step on the road to recovery and the beginning of the healing process. As a Marriage and Family Therapist, I offer empathic listening in a safe environment, as well as the support, guidance and feedback that will give you the tools to discover and address the root of the problem in order to create long-term change and personal growth.
(626) 784-4156 View (626) 784-4156
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Kaitlyn C Kuo
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
San Marino, CA 91108  (Online Only)
I believe everyone, if given a supportive and secure space, can discover their inner-self and learn to appreciate who they genuinely are, which leads to improved relationships. I am a licensed clinical psychologist in California and Taiwan with over 10 years of practice experience. I have helped diverse populations with a wide range of issues in a variety of settings, including a community mental health center, a college counseling center, a domestic violence women's shelter, a re-entry program, an outpatient opiate treatment clinic, skilled nursing homes, a youth correctional counseling program, and an elementary school district.
I believe everyone, if given a supportive and secure space, can discover their inner-self and learn to appreciate who they genuinely are, which leads to improved relationships. I am a licensed clinical psychologist in California and Taiwan with over 10 years of practice experience. I have helped diverse populations with a wide range of issues in a variety of settings, including a community mental health center, a college counseling center, a domestic violence women's shelter, a re-entry program, an outpatient opiate treatment clinic, skilled nursing homes, a youth correctional counseling program, and an elementary school district.
(626) 486-9621 View (626) 486-9621
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Annette Ermshar
Psychologist, PhD, MSCP, ABPP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Marino, CA 91108
Quality of life is often compromised by personal, career, and/or relationship challenges and transitions. Emotional symptoms that cause depression, anger, and anxiety can accompany these problems, often outweighing an individual's ability to cope and effectively attend to daily roles and responsibilities. In psychotherapy, I provide a safe, caring, and non-judgmental environment where challenges can be addressed to create positive and lasting change. I work with clients to identify future goals, develop effective coping skills, and pursue a meaningful life informed by personal values. For many, psychotherapy is an investment in self-development that will last a lifetime.
Quality of life is often compromised by personal, career, and/or relationship challenges and transitions. Emotional symptoms that cause depression, anger, and anxiety can accompany these problems, often outweighing an individual's ability to cope and effectively attend to daily roles and responsibilities. In psychotherapy, I provide a safe, caring, and non-judgmental environment where challenges can be addressed to create positive and lasting change. I work with clients to identify future goals, develop effective coping skills, and pursue a meaningful life informed by personal values. For many, psychotherapy is an investment in self-development that will last a lifetime.
(626) 587-2452 View (626) 587-2452
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Minnie Goode Imago Relationship Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, APCC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
San Marino, CA 91108
If you are seeking help for your relationship, it's probably because things feel distant, disconnected, or even out of control. You feel like you can't communicate no matter how hard you try. You are tired of arguing. You want to feel close again but don't know where to begin. Maybe you don't recognize yourselves after you had children and day-to-day family life feels overwhelming and joyless. Maybe you've experienced a betrayal and are so filled with sadness and rage you don't recognize yourself anymore. You want to fix things but are afraid of the pain. Perhaps you made a mistake and need help regaining your partner's trust.
If you are seeking help for your relationship, it's probably because things feel distant, disconnected, or even out of control. You feel like you can't communicate no matter how hard you try. You are tired of arguing. You want to feel close again but don't know where to begin. Maybe you don't recognize yourselves after you had children and day-to-day family life feels overwhelming and joyless. Maybe you've experienced a betrayal and are so filled with sadness and rage you don't recognize yourself anymore. You want to fix things but are afraid of the pain. Perhaps you made a mistake and need help regaining your partner's trust.
(323) 886-0374 View (323) 886-0374
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David Trejo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Marino, CA 91108
I am here to help and support YOU. There is no ideal client: My purpose as your therapist is meet you where you are at in life and move forward with you on your journey. You have taken the first step: Let me help and support you towards healing and recovery, or simply just elevating your self-awareness..
I am here to help and support YOU. There is no ideal client: My purpose as your therapist is meet you where you are at in life and move forward with you on your journey. You have taken the first step: Let me help and support you towards healing and recovery, or simply just elevating your self-awareness..
(626) 649-3562 View (626) 649-3562
Huntington Behavioral Health
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
San Marino, CA 91108
Hello ! Our group ("HBH") is a small private practice comprised of doctoral-level clinicians (i.e., board licensed psychologists) who are broadly trained and capable of working with many types of patients (from young to old), problems, and life issues. We offer a range of services- from brief consultations to depth-oriented psychotherapy, psychological testing, behavioral modification, and play therapy (for children). If you are seeking a psychologist, feel free to contact us to set up an initial visit/consultation. As a courtesy, we will pre-verify any insurance benefits you have prior to your first visit.
Hello ! Our group ("HBH") is a small private practice comprised of doctoral-level clinicians (i.e., board licensed psychologists) who are broadly trained and capable of working with many types of patients (from young to old), problems, and life issues. We offer a range of services- from brief consultations to depth-oriented psychotherapy, psychological testing, behavioral modification, and play therapy (for children). If you are seeking a psychologist, feel free to contact us to set up an initial visit/consultation. As a courtesy, we will pre-verify any insurance benefits you have prior to your first visit.
(626) 600-2637 View (626) 600-2637
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Kat O'Malley
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
San Marino, CA 91108
You are already taking the first step on a transformative journey by advocating for yourself and looking into therapy! Whether you are experiencing anxiety, depression, grief, relationship stress, PTSD, or want to gain a better insight to your patterns and emotions, therapy can bring you closer to coming home to your authentic self and living the life you want. There is a proverb that states if you want to go fast go alone, but to go far, you must go together. Let’s go together to find the right pathways out of the woods as we untangle your mental knots, let go of what is no longer serving you, and help you write your own narrative.
You are already taking the first step on a transformative journey by advocating for yourself and looking into therapy! Whether you are experiencing anxiety, depression, grief, relationship stress, PTSD, or want to gain a better insight to your patterns and emotions, therapy can bring you closer to coming home to your authentic self and living the life you want. There is a proverb that states if you want to go fast go alone, but to go far, you must go together. Let’s go together to find the right pathways out of the woods as we untangle your mental knots, let go of what is no longer serving you, and help you write your own narrative.
(323) 990-8714 View (323) 990-8714
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Rachel Benavidez
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Marino, CA 91108  (Online Only)
If you are an individual who's struggled with a sense of emptiness, sadness, or anxiety, I may be able to help. I work with issues such as co-dependency, compulsive behaviors, failed relationships, anger, depression, worry, and postpartum depression/anxiety. I believe the healing work therapy creates is a topsy-turvy journey and my ultimate goal is for you to get the very best because you deserve it. Let's talk further to see how I can support your healing journey. LGBTIA+ friendly, Non-judgemental, trauma-informed, compassionate therapy.
If you are an individual who's struggled with a sense of emptiness, sadness, or anxiety, I may be able to help. I work with issues such as co-dependency, compulsive behaviors, failed relationships, anger, depression, worry, and postpartum depression/anxiety. I believe the healing work therapy creates is a topsy-turvy journey and my ultimate goal is for you to get the very best because you deserve it. Let's talk further to see how I can support your healing journey. LGBTIA+ friendly, Non-judgemental, trauma-informed, compassionate therapy.
(323) 765-1540 View (323) 765-1540
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Brian Spiegel
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
San Marino, CA 91108
The therapeutic relationship is what drives growth and change in my work. I do not pretend to know what is going on with my clients before they tell me or believe that I know more about their experience than they do. Getting to know my clients is the most important part of my job. Through getting to know them, we create an opportunity for the individual to externally process what often has only been expressed in their own mind, creating space for exploration and a conversation. I do not know what is best for my clients, but I do believe that together we can illuminate a path to experiencing all life has to offer.
The therapeutic relationship is what drives growth and change in my work. I do not pretend to know what is going on with my clients before they tell me or believe that I know more about their experience than they do. Getting to know my clients is the most important part of my job. Through getting to know them, we create an opportunity for the individual to externally process what often has only been expressed in their own mind, creating space for exploration and a conversation. I do not know what is best for my clients, but I do believe that together we can illuminate a path to experiencing all life has to offer.
(323) 745-1103 View (323) 745-1103
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Roger Nolan
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Marino, CA 91108  (Online Only)
I specialize in Mindfulness-Based Psychotherapy. This process, whether used alone, or supplemented by my other specialties (including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, and Imago Couples Therapy), helps us to cultivate a new relationship to situations in daily life. My motto is, "If you can't change the situation, change your relationship TO the situation." My treatment style is client-centered and solution-focused.
I specialize in Mindfulness-Based Psychotherapy. This process, whether used alone, or supplemented by my other specialties (including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, and Imago Couples Therapy), helps us to cultivate a new relationship to situations in daily life. My motto is, "If you can't change the situation, change your relationship TO the situation." My treatment style is client-centered and solution-focused.
(626) 498-2188 View (626) 498-2188
Photo of James W. Sturges, Psychologist in 91108, CA
James W. Sturges
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
San Marino, CA 91108  (Online Only)
Evidence-based treatment for individual adults with anxiety, providing cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), in a collaborative, individualized, and accessible way. Working in conjunction with your other health care professionals to provide you with comprehensive care.
Evidence-based treatment for individual adults with anxiety, providing cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), in a collaborative, individualized, and accessible way. Working in conjunction with your other health care professionals to provide you with comprehensive care.
(213) 377-6782 View (213) 377-6782
Photo of Laurie F. Carmichael, Marriage & Family Therapist in 91108, CA
Laurie F. Carmichael
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, ADHD, CCSP
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
San Marino, CA 91108
I work with individuals who experience anxiety, struggle with work life balance, and those who need help setting boundaries with family members and friends. Advocating for yourself in each of those areas can be difficult and having a professional by your side helps bring solutions to light! I am a professional in my own therapy working through issues like the ones I listed above - I am a human being right along with you! Together, we can create more space for you to explore your wants and needs, find the right words to express them, and have a more fulfilling life in your relationships.
I work with individuals who experience anxiety, struggle with work life balance, and those who need help setting boundaries with family members and friends. Advocating for yourself in each of those areas can be difficult and having a professional by your side helps bring solutions to light! I am a professional in my own therapy working through issues like the ones I listed above - I am a human being right along with you! Together, we can create more space for you to explore your wants and needs, find the right words to express them, and have a more fulfilling life in your relationships.
(626) 317-6325 View (626) 317-6325
Photo of Barbara Janetzke, Psychologist in 91108, CA
Barbara Janetzke
Psychologist, PhD, MSCP
Verified Verified
San Marino, CA 91108
I have been practicing for over 30 years in the field of mental health and addiction. In individual therapy I utilize a psychodynamic and CBT approach in which work with clients unfold as a mutual, collaborative process occurring in an atmosphere of safety and respect. I view a clients' problem(s) in a framework that places an emphasis on how their past emotional and interpersonal experiences are affecting the way they are today. I believe that a client's unconscious can influence their inner experience (e.g., thoughts and feelings).
I have been practicing for over 30 years in the field of mental health and addiction. In individual therapy I utilize a psychodynamic and CBT approach in which work with clients unfold as a mutual, collaborative process occurring in an atmosphere of safety and respect. I view a clients' problem(s) in a framework that places an emphasis on how their past emotional and interpersonal experiences are affecting the way they are today. I believe that a client's unconscious can influence their inner experience (e.g., thoughts and feelings).
(626) 344-9971 View (626) 344-9971
Photo of Elsa Busch, Psychologist in 91108, CA
Elsa Busch
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
San Marino, CA 91108
I provide individual, group, and family sessions for children, adolescents, and adults. I specialize in Cognitive Behavior Therapy; however, also incorporate Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Schema Therapy and Mindfulness to further promote well being and help individuals reach their personal treatment goals.
I provide individual, group, and family sessions for children, adolescents, and adults. I specialize in Cognitive Behavior Therapy; however, also incorporate Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Schema Therapy and Mindfulness to further promote well being and help individuals reach their personal treatment goals.
(626) 722-5006 View (626) 722-5006
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Bill & Ginger Bercaw
Psychologist, PsyD, CSAT, CST
Verified Verified
San Marino, CA 91108
Whether your marriage is hanging on by a thread or you have a specific area of concern that needs attention, we offer a unique approach to getting results. We recently published our first book, THE COUPLE'S GUIDE to INTIMACY, to make the treatment model (Sexual Reintegration Therapy)we developed for our private practice clients more accessible to others. If you are ready to do the work, we know how to help. Please visit our website for more information about how we operate. We hope we can be as helpful to you as we've been to countless others!
Whether your marriage is hanging on by a thread or you have a specific area of concern that needs attention, we offer a unique approach to getting results. We recently published our first book, THE COUPLE'S GUIDE to INTIMACY, to make the treatment model (Sexual Reintegration Therapy)we developed for our private practice clients more accessible to others. If you are ready to do the work, we know how to help. Please visit our website for more information about how we operate. We hope we can be as helpful to you as we've been to countless others!
(626) 502-7963 View (626) 502-7963
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Nicholas Charles Russi
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LAADC-S, CCS, ICAADC
Verified Verified
San Marino, CA 91108
**Telehealth Video sessions are available** Are you having trouble controlling your drinking but feel like "rehab" isn't for you? Have loved ones in your life pleaded with you to stop? Is your alcohol or drug use causing relationship issues? Anxiety problems? I know exactly how you’re feeling. Alcohol or drug abuse can extremely difficult to manage on your own. For the last 19 years I’ve been helping clients navigate the personal recovery process and the trials and tribulations they come with it. If you are in a place in your life where you are ready to make some needed changes, I can help you be free from the grips of addiction.
**Telehealth Video sessions are available** Are you having trouble controlling your drinking but feel like "rehab" isn't for you? Have loved ones in your life pleaded with you to stop? Is your alcohol or drug use causing relationship issues? Anxiety problems? I know exactly how you’re feeling. Alcohol or drug abuse can extremely difficult to manage on your own. For the last 19 years I’ve been helping clients navigate the personal recovery process and the trials and tribulations they come with it. If you are in a place in your life where you are ready to make some needed changes, I can help you be free from the grips of addiction.
(951) 482-8189 View (951) 482-8189
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Ruth Sze
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Verified Verified
San Marino, CA 91108  (Online Only)
Hi! I’m glad you’re here! I’m an Asian American therapist who supports individuals, couples, and families during times of relational conflicts, mental health distress, and overwhelming life transitions. I value creating a space where you feel comfortable coming as you are during times of pain, questioning, and loneliness, as well as celebrating the moments of hope, triumph, and joy! In therapy, we’ll creatively work together to explore the complexity of your story and develop practices that can support you in living according to the values that make your life meaningful.
Hi! I’m glad you’re here! I’m an Asian American therapist who supports individuals, couples, and families during times of relational conflicts, mental health distress, and overwhelming life transitions. I value creating a space where you feel comfortable coming as you are during times of pain, questioning, and loneliness, as well as celebrating the moments of hope, triumph, and joy! In therapy, we’ll creatively work together to explore the complexity of your story and develop practices that can support you in living according to the values that make your life meaningful.
(424) 379-5780 View (424) 379-5780
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Claudia Rosenberg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, PhD, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Marino, CA 91108
When things aren't going right and it's time to seek help, I will be there to individualize your treatment and focus on your particular needs. I work with young adults, adults and older adults around many issues including anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship problems, difficult emotions, women's issues, recent losses, struggles in parenting, health crises, caring for the aging parent, as well as dealing with the transition of aging. I also have specialized experience with life span issues-emerging adulthood and adult children of aging parents, as well as with couples who are in business together.
When things aren't going right and it's time to seek help, I will be there to individualize your treatment and focus on your particular needs. I work with young adults, adults and older adults around many issues including anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship problems, difficult emotions, women's issues, recent losses, struggles in parenting, health crises, caring for the aging parent, as well as dealing with the transition of aging. I also have specialized experience with life span issues-emerging adulthood and adult children of aging parents, as well as with couples who are in business together.
(323) 576-4813 View (323) 576-4813
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Iris Haas-Biel
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
San Marino, CA 91108
Even at the best of times a person can be juggling life transitions, relationships, and regular every day commitments. A greater understanding of the relationship you have with yourself, your history, and the world around you can be integral to a balanced and enjoyable existence. In collaborative sessions, I draw from humanistic principles, creating a non-judgmental and empathetic space where you can authentically explore your thoughts, feelings, and experiences. A narrative lens allows us to unravel the stories that shape your understanding of self, relationships, and the unique transitions you are navigating.
Even at the best of times a person can be juggling life transitions, relationships, and regular every day commitments. A greater understanding of the relationship you have with yourself, your history, and the world around you can be integral to a balanced and enjoyable existence. In collaborative sessions, I draw from humanistic principles, creating a non-judgmental and empathetic space where you can authentically explore your thoughts, feelings, and experiences. A narrative lens allows us to unravel the stories that shape your understanding of self, relationships, and the unique transitions you are navigating.
(818) 252-9120 View (818) 252-9120
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Erica Salzman
Licensed Educational Psychologist, MS, LEP, NCSP
Verified Verified
San Marino, CA 91108
I’m Erica Salzman, a Licensed Educational Psychologist (LEP 4465) and Nationally Certified School Psychologist based in Los Angeles. I am dedicated to understanding and supporting diverse learners through unlocking every individual’s unique learning possibilities. I have ten years of experience in the public school setting, working with all ages. Through detailed assessments, I uncover individual learning nuances to tailor interventions and accommodations, which helps to amplify each person’s potential. I am passionate about helping individuals succeed in their educational environment.
I’m Erica Salzman, a Licensed Educational Psychologist (LEP 4465) and Nationally Certified School Psychologist based in Los Angeles. I am dedicated to understanding and supporting diverse learners through unlocking every individual’s unique learning possibilities. I have ten years of experience in the public school setting, working with all ages. Through detailed assessments, I uncover individual learning nuances to tailor interventions and accommodations, which helps to amplify each person’s potential. I am passionate about helping individuals succeed in their educational environment.
(626) 876-3766 View (626) 876-3766

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 91108

100+

Average cost per session

$192

Therapists in 91108 who prioritize treating:

89% Anxiety
87% Depression
84% Relationship Issues
73% Self Esteem
68% Trauma and PTSD
62% Grief
58% Family Conflict

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

46% Other
42% Aetna
32% Optum

How Therapists in 91108 see their clients

69% In Person and Online
31% Online Only

Gender breakdown

70% Female
29% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 91108?

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.