Therapists in 91350

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Chasity M Bustos
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Santa Clarita, CA 91350  (Online Only)
How do you know you're healing? You have already taken the first step. I will guide you with creating empowerment and the confidence needed to overcome any of life's struggles. In my practice with children, I utilize sand tray play and art therapy to assist with building resilience and coping skills. Some of my passions include working with families and providing a safe place to open up allowing the family to feel whole again.
How do you know you're healing? You have already taken the first step. I will guide you with creating empowerment and the confidence needed to overcome any of life's struggles. In my practice with children, I utilize sand tray play and art therapy to assist with building resilience and coping skills. Some of my passions include working with families and providing a safe place to open up allowing the family to feel whole again.
(209) 340-0526 View (209) 340-0526
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Alexandra Arreola
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Santa Clarita, CA 91350
I come with over nine years of experience in behavioral health. I am committed to helping others improve their well-being through education, healing, and providing the necessary tools to inspire positive changes.
I come with over nine years of experience in behavioral health. I am committed to helping others improve their well-being through education, healing, and providing the necessary tools to inspire positive changes.
(661) 690-5039 View (661) 690-5039
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Jessica Anorve
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Santa Clarita, CA 91350  (Online Only)
I'm Jessica Anorve, and I'm a California Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) working with clients statewide via telehealth. I work with adolescents and adults to help reduce anxiety, stress, and depression using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. These methods help empower my clients to make positive changes in their everyday lives.
I'm Jessica Anorve, and I'm a California Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) working with clients statewide via telehealth. I work with adolescents and adults to help reduce anxiety, stress, and depression using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. These methods help empower my clients to make positive changes in their everyday lives.
(661) 486-4813 View (661) 486-4813
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Hector Barajas
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Santa Clarita, CA 91350  (Online Only)
My name is Hector Barajas, and I am a bilingual (Spanish) Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who is passionate about helping children, adolescents and families meet their full potential. I work with children and teens who are struggling with emotional dysregulation, defiance, anger, depression and social-emotional challenges.
My name is Hector Barajas, and I am a bilingual (Spanish) Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who is passionate about helping children, adolescents and families meet their full potential. I work with children and teens who are struggling with emotional dysregulation, defiance, anger, depression and social-emotional challenges.
(661) 766-5753 View (661) 766-5753
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Shirli H Libet Ms Lmft
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Santa Clarita, CA 91350  (Online Only)
I have nearly 20 years of experience as a marriage and family therapist, specializing in working with young families, maternal mental health, women's health, medical students, and physician health. I provide a warm, nonjudgmental environment for my clients to explore their issues. I work with families, couples, and individuals. If you're ready to commit to change, I encourage you to take the first step toward a more fulfilling life. I am here to help and look forward to hearing from you!
I have nearly 20 years of experience as a marriage and family therapist, specializing in working with young families, maternal mental health, women's health, medical students, and physician health. I provide a warm, nonjudgmental environment for my clients to explore their issues. I work with families, couples, and individuals. If you're ready to commit to change, I encourage you to take the first step toward a more fulfilling life. I am here to help and look forward to hearing from you!
(661) 426-2362 View (661) 426-2362
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Arlette Gordon Kassel
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, ATR
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Santa Clarita, CA 91350
You long to wake up in the morning less anxious and depressed. Or you're feeling stressed-out, stuck or have conflict in your closest relationships. Maybe pain from infidelity consumes you but you still want to try to fix what seems broken. Deep down, you want to feel excited about your life and I want that for you too. I can help you untangle the knotted threads of your life and create something beautiful. If you've tried therapy before but felt something was missing (maybe too much listening and not enough direction and interventions), let's do it differently this time so you have the knowledge & skills to create your best life.
You long to wake up in the morning less anxious and depressed. Or you're feeling stressed-out, stuck or have conflict in your closest relationships. Maybe pain from infidelity consumes you but you still want to try to fix what seems broken. Deep down, you want to feel excited about your life and I want that for you too. I can help you untangle the knotted threads of your life and create something beautiful. If you've tried therapy before but felt something was missing (maybe too much listening and not enough direction and interventions), let's do it differently this time so you have the knowledge & skills to create your best life.
(661) 491-5135 View (661) 491-5135
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Pamela Lewis
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Saugus, CA 91350  (Online Only)
I believe that people are more than the challenges they face, and that individuals have resiliency that they may not yet realize. It is my conviction that therapy should be a safe place based on trust, and which creates a space for positive change. I work with children, individuals, couples, and families who are struggling with anxiety, communication, relational issues, school challenges, and struggles with self-esteem. My approach is strength based and non-judgmental. I would be happy to join you during your challenging times and provide the support you are looking for while you discover your strengths.
I believe that people are more than the challenges they face, and that individuals have resiliency that they may not yet realize. It is my conviction that therapy should be a safe place based on trust, and which creates a space for positive change. I work with children, individuals, couples, and families who are struggling with anxiety, communication, relational issues, school challenges, and struggles with self-esteem. My approach is strength based and non-judgmental. I would be happy to join you during your challenging times and provide the support you are looking for while you discover your strengths.
(661) 276-9250 View (661) 276-9250
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Dr. Gregory E Hamlin
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Santa Clarita, CA 91350  (Online Only)
You want to be listened to--really heard. You are sick and tired of conflict that creates lonely distance between you and your partner. You would like fewer angry moments and more times when you feel close and connected to your partner. You want the tools and skills to have RESPECTFUL conflict conversations that bring you closer. You are ready to grow, if only someone really understood you and had the expertise to coach both of you each step of the way. You may be feeling discouraged: "We've tried everything." So you want couples therapy rooted in solid research and a therapist who tailors it to your unique situation.
You want to be listened to--really heard. You are sick and tired of conflict that creates lonely distance between you and your partner. You would like fewer angry moments and more times when you feel close and connected to your partner. You want the tools and skills to have RESPECTFUL conflict conversations that bring you closer. You are ready to grow, if only someone really understood you and had the expertise to coach both of you each step of the way. You may be feeling discouraged: "We've tried everything." So you want couples therapy rooted in solid research and a therapist who tailors it to your unique situation.
(661) 347-2130 View (661) 347-2130
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Susette A Gonzalez
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT
Verified Verified
Santa Clarita, CA 91350  (Online Only)
Are you a woman suffering from the trauma of betrayal or narcissistic abuse? Do you struggle with low self-esteem or the "people pleasing syndrome"? Do you tend to look for love in all the wrong places? Do you lack confidence and have trouble asserting yourself? Do you have trust issues? Do you harbor feelings of inadequacy, jealousy, and self-doubt, or become depressed, anxious, bitter, angry, or resentful? If so, you're not alone......
Are you a woman suffering from the trauma of betrayal or narcissistic abuse? Do you struggle with low self-esteem or the "people pleasing syndrome"? Do you tend to look for love in all the wrong places? Do you lack confidence and have trouble asserting yourself? Do you have trust issues? Do you harbor feelings of inadequacy, jealousy, and self-doubt, or become depressed, anxious, bitter, angry, or resentful? If so, you're not alone......
(661) 621-3062 View (661) 621-3062
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Vania Vilchis Schauf
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Santa Clarita, CA 91350
Obstacles and challenges are part of life and learning how to respond to them is essential to a balanced life. Therapy is a tool that can assist us in learning how to manage anxiety, depression, changes in mood that can result from challenging times. I provide psychotherapy to people suffering from Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Psychotic Disorders, and Mood disorders.
Obstacles and challenges are part of life and learning how to respond to them is essential to a balanced life. Therapy is a tool that can assist us in learning how to manage anxiety, depression, changes in mood that can result from challenging times. I provide psychotherapy to people suffering from Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Psychotic Disorders, and Mood disorders.
(661) 724-8205 View (661) 724-8205
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Reginald L. Veurink
Marriage & Family Therapist, MDiv, PsyD
Verified Verified
Santa Clarita, CA 91350
I'm a licensed psychologist and a marriage therapist. I have a specialty practice in psychoanalytic psychotherapy. I hold a diplomate from the American Board of Medical Psychotherapists and I'm registered with the National Register of Health Service Psychologists. All this fades into the background when I am with my patients. What matters is understanding and connecting with the person in front of me. I treat adults and adolescents who are mature enough to participate in talk therapy. My work is primarily with individuals and marital couples, but I also work with whole family systems when it is appropriate.
I'm a licensed psychologist and a marriage therapist. I have a specialty practice in psychoanalytic psychotherapy. I hold a diplomate from the American Board of Medical Psychotherapists and I'm registered with the National Register of Health Service Psychologists. All this fades into the background when I am with my patients. What matters is understanding and connecting with the person in front of me. I treat adults and adolescents who are mature enough to participate in talk therapy. My work is primarily with individuals and marital couples, but I also work with whole family systems when it is appropriate.
(818) 962-6440 View (818) 962-6440
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Jessica Michelle Torres
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT
Verified Verified
Saugus, CA 91350  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I have experience with individual adults and children, couples, and families who are struggling with grief, depression, anxiety, academic problems, behavioral problems, low self-esteem, and young adult issues. I provide parenting skills sessions as well. I also work with cancer patients and their families to help them through their cancer journey. My goal is to offer a safe and warm environment so my clients can safely work through their mental health problems.
I have experience with individual adults and children, couples, and families who are struggling with grief, depression, anxiety, academic problems, behavioral problems, low self-esteem, and young adult issues. I provide parenting skills sessions as well. I also work with cancer patients and their families to help them through their cancer journey. My goal is to offer a safe and warm environment so my clients can safely work through their mental health problems.
(747) 225-8409 View (747) 225-8409
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Sara Howard
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Santa Clarita, CA 91350
How do we navigate life's ups and downs when the way(s) we've been doing so all along no longer work for us? And what if we can no longer navigate life's challenges on our own? Maybe you were told to “just handle it" or "only weak people need help". No one gets through life on her/his/their own. Everyone needs - thrives - with support. This is the role of a therapist and what I offer my patients. Therapy is a space where - together - we will explore your mind, emotions, past and present patterns and relationships . . . to better understand you, your internal world, needs, desires, goals, passions - your self and life.
How do we navigate life's ups and downs when the way(s) we've been doing so all along no longer work for us? And what if we can no longer navigate life's challenges on our own? Maybe you were told to “just handle it" or "only weak people need help". No one gets through life on her/his/their own. Everyone needs - thrives - with support. This is the role of a therapist and what I offer my patients. Therapy is a space where - together - we will explore your mind, emotions, past and present patterns and relationships . . . to better understand you, your internal world, needs, desires, goals, passions - your self and life.
(661) 387-3793 View (661) 387-3793
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Heather Christine Rousselo
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Santa Clarita, CA 91350
Hello! My name is Heather Rousselo and I specialize in Gottman Method couples therapy. I offer an intensive 4-session assessment of your relationship's strengths and areas of weaknesses. I'll give you the goals,concepts and tools to "take home" and work at your own pace. If you need a more guided approach, I can help with ongoing therapy sessions to tuneup your relationship. Please go www.safespacemfcc.com to learn more me, the Gottman method and the easy, no commitment, 4-session assessment. Don't forget to ask about our ongoing Couples workshops hosted by Heather Rousselo.
Hello! My name is Heather Rousselo and I specialize in Gottman Method couples therapy. I offer an intensive 4-session assessment of your relationship's strengths and areas of weaknesses. I'll give you the goals,concepts and tools to "take home" and work at your own pace. If you need a more guided approach, I can help with ongoing therapy sessions to tuneup your relationship. Please go www.safespacemfcc.com to learn more me, the Gottman method and the easy, no commitment, 4-session assessment. Don't forget to ask about our ongoing Couples workshops hosted by Heather Rousselo.
(661) 250-6810 View (661) 250-6810
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Rebecca Irwin Mealer
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Santa Clarita, CA 91350  (Online Only)
No matter what you are facing, you are worthy and there is hope. You are here because you believe change is possible, or may even know change is necessary, for your life to be more whole and authentic. But change can seem daunting, even scary. Whether you're experiencing emotions like anxiety or depression, relational chaos, or traumatic circumstances that seem to overwhelm your thoughts and life, therapy is a safe space to process these issues. I approach our time together with compassion and care, with the goal of seeing life through your eyes, so that the change is solely yours. You are not alone and all things are possible.
No matter what you are facing, you are worthy and there is hope. You are here because you believe change is possible, or may even know change is necessary, for your life to be more whole and authentic. But change can seem daunting, even scary. Whether you're experiencing emotions like anxiety or depression, relational chaos, or traumatic circumstances that seem to overwhelm your thoughts and life, therapy is a safe space to process these issues. I approach our time together with compassion and care, with the goal of seeing life through your eyes, so that the change is solely yours. You are not alone and all things are possible.
(661) 228-5007 View (661) 228-5007
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Santa Clarita Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Santa Clarita, CA 91350
Establishing a trusting relationship and working collaboratively with our clients is our primary goal. My name is Samantha Markman and I have hand selected a team of excellent therapists with various specialties. We strive to create a therapeutic space of comfort and support, as we work with you to explore deep personal issues and experiment with new ways of thinking. We work with a wide range of clients that are dealing with various issues including depression, anxiety, infidelity, postpartum issues, addictive behaviors, LGBT issues, eating disorders, codependency, grief and loss, life transitions, and various types of trauma.
Establishing a trusting relationship and working collaboratively with our clients is our primary goal. My name is Samantha Markman and I have hand selected a team of excellent therapists with various specialties. We strive to create a therapeutic space of comfort and support, as we work with you to explore deep personal issues and experiment with new ways of thinking. We work with a wide range of clients that are dealing with various issues including depression, anxiety, infidelity, postpartum issues, addictive behaviors, LGBT issues, eating disorders, codependency, grief and loss, life transitions, and various types of trauma.
(661) 441-3124 View (661) 441-3124
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The Mindful Lemon
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Santa Clarita, CA 91350  (Online Only)
Our mission is to provide quality online mental health and substance abuse services while breaking down the barriers of traditional, office-based therapy. Traditional mental health and substance abuse treatment tends to focus on what makes you sick, and what you are lacking but at The Mindful Lemon, our clinicians let you sit in the driver’s seat, focusing on your strengths and assets to help you become the best version of you! This can be via traditional talk therapy, medication management, mindfulness techniques, an emphasis on health, wellness, and fitness, or any combination of the above. T
Our mission is to provide quality online mental health and substance abuse services while breaking down the barriers of traditional, office-based therapy. Traditional mental health and substance abuse treatment tends to focus on what makes you sick, and what you are lacking but at The Mindful Lemon, our clinicians let you sit in the driver’s seat, focusing on your strengths and assets to help you become the best version of you! This can be via traditional talk therapy, medication management, mindfulness techniques, an emphasis on health, wellness, and fitness, or any combination of the above. T
(661) 215-8670 View (661) 215-8670
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Shirley Duarte
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Santa Clarita, CA 91350  (Online Only)
Hi there, I'm Shirley. Do you often feel weighed down by your feelings? Are you struggling with your relationships, work, and health? Is it hard to be kind to yourself? Experience loneliness regularly? Talk to me if you find it difficult to make friends and experience loneliness. Together, we can identify what's not working and get you back to balance. We'll use a whole self approach, addressing the needs of your mind, body, and spirit.
Hi there, I'm Shirley. Do you often feel weighed down by your feelings? Are you struggling with your relationships, work, and health? Is it hard to be kind to yourself? Experience loneliness regularly? Talk to me if you find it difficult to make friends and experience loneliness. Together, we can identify what's not working and get you back to balance. We'll use a whole self approach, addressing the needs of your mind, body, and spirit.
(657) 300-9815 View (657) 300-9815
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Brittany Burke
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Santa Clarita, CA 91350  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who works with individuals suffering with Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, and Life Transitions. I also work with individuals suffering from creative blocks. I am invested in assisting my patients in finding ways to obtain a higher quality of life. I strongly believe in utilizing the therapeutic relationship as an instrument for change. I identify as a Psycho-Dymanic Therapist, but utilize additional modalities such as Trauma Resiliency Model, Solution Focused, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Experiential and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who works with individuals suffering with Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, and Life Transitions. I also work with individuals suffering from creative blocks. I am invested in assisting my patients in finding ways to obtain a higher quality of life. I strongly believe in utilizing the therapeutic relationship as an instrument for change. I identify as a Psycho-Dymanic Therapist, but utilize additional modalities such as Trauma Resiliency Model, Solution Focused, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Experiential and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.
(661) 215-6142 View (661) 215-6142
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Mark Acuna
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Santa Clarita, CA 91350
Mark Anthony Acuna is a licensed Marriage Family Therapist (LMFT 78330) with over 20 years of clinical experience. He specializes in working with clients dealing with PTSD, substance abuse, trauma, depression, anxiety, autism, and grief and loss, as well as clients working on building their self-esteem. Mark is engaging and thoughtful in his treatment methodology; employing a client-centered therapy approach, which highlights the strengths of his clients in order to facilitate a smoother therapeutic healing process.
Mark Anthony Acuna is a licensed Marriage Family Therapist (LMFT 78330) with over 20 years of clinical experience. He specializes in working with clients dealing with PTSD, substance abuse, trauma, depression, anxiety, autism, and grief and loss, as well as clients working on building their self-esteem. Mark is engaging and thoughtful in his treatment methodology; employing a client-centered therapy approach, which highlights the strengths of his clients in order to facilitate a smoother therapeutic healing process.
(661) 493-8892 View (661) 493-8892

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 91350

90+

Average cost per session

$175

Therapists in 91350 who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
90% Depression
79% Relationship Issues
79% Coping Skills
75% Self Esteem
71% Family Conflict
70% Grief

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

71% Aetna
69% Optum
68% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in 91350 see their clients

69% In Person and Online
31% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
21% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 91350?

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.