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Bobby Gilmore
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Valencia, CA 91354  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker inspiring hope and facilitating change in the lives of people from all cultural backgrounds. For over 16 years, I have provided psychotherapy in the greater Los Angeles area. A Los Angeles native, I graduated from the University of Southern California in 2005 with my Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast Journalism and minor in Sociology/Race Relations and in 2007 with my Masters in Social Work. My main focus is to provide you with a non-judgmental clinical space to process feelings, discover your authentic self, and heal.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker inspiring hope and facilitating change in the lives of people from all cultural backgrounds. For over 16 years, I have provided psychotherapy in the greater Los Angeles area. A Los Angeles native, I graduated from the University of Southern California in 2005 with my Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast Journalism and minor in Sociology/Race Relations and in 2007 with my Masters in Social Work. My main focus is to provide you with a non-judgmental clinical space to process feelings, discover your authentic self, and heal.
(323) 709-8132 View (323) 709-8132
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Beth Jenkins
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Santa Clarita, CA 91354
Waitlist for new clients
I am an energetic, contentedly divorced woman in my early 60's who knows how hard it can be to feel comfortable telling a total stranger about personal concerns. I value your trust in my professional intention to help you feel better about yourself and your life, to move beyond "just getting through each day". So much of our inability to enjoy ourselves, to find fulfillment in our daily lives, is due to fear, shame, and/or challenges in "letting go" when faced with loss (whether it be a relationship, job, or a loved one's death). I believe every client who seeks therapy is courageous and has many, often undiscovered, strengths.
I am an energetic, contentedly divorced woman in my early 60's who knows how hard it can be to feel comfortable telling a total stranger about personal concerns. I value your trust in my professional intention to help you feel better about yourself and your life, to move beyond "just getting through each day". So much of our inability to enjoy ourselves, to find fulfillment in our daily lives, is due to fear, shame, and/or challenges in "letting go" when faced with loss (whether it be a relationship, job, or a loved one's death). I believe every client who seeks therapy is courageous and has many, often undiscovered, strengths.
(661) 760-2921 View (661) 760-2921
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Armine Asatryan
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Santa Clarita, CA 91354  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Specializing in Anxiety. Are you feeling anxious and overwhelmed? Maybe you are feeling sad, stressed, or stuck. Are you having issues in your relationships? Do you wish to break cycles of behaviors and situations? I am here for you. My approach is integrative and specific to each client. I strive to help guide clients towards self-awareness, insight, and better relationships with themselves and others. I balance listening with practical and structured interventions to help clients both inside and outside of session.
Specializing in Anxiety. Are you feeling anxious and overwhelmed? Maybe you are feeling sad, stressed, or stuck. Are you having issues in your relationships? Do you wish to break cycles of behaviors and situations? I am here for you. My approach is integrative and specific to each client. I strive to help guide clients towards self-awareness, insight, and better relationships with themselves and others. I balance listening with practical and structured interventions to help clients both inside and outside of session.
(818) 697-1227 View (818) 697-1227
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Brandy Walker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Santa Clarita, CA 91354
I am an LCSW in the state of California and Georgia. I have been in the field for over 15 years. I work with individuals, couples, and families. I have worked with a wide range of clients such as LGBTQ, depression, stress, anxiety, ADHD, PTSD, trauma, physical trauma, emotional abuse, relationship problems, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting problems, anger management, and the like.
I am an LCSW in the state of California and Georgia. I have been in the field for over 15 years. I work with individuals, couples, and families. I have worked with a wide range of clients such as LGBTQ, depression, stress, anxiety, ADHD, PTSD, trauma, physical trauma, emotional abuse, relationship problems, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting problems, anger management, and the like.
(661) 228-8121 View (661) 228-8121
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Alix Ektefaie
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Santa Clarita, CA 91354  (Online Only)
You took the first step! Whether that is towards gaining a better understanding of yourself, strengthening your relationships, working on communication skills or discovering ways to cope with overwhelming emotions, you have taken the first step by searching for a therapist. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (129571) whose various work experiences have led me to understand the unique and vital work of fostering empowerment and growth of the whole self through support of the individual and their emotional, mental, and physical well-being.
You took the first step! Whether that is towards gaining a better understanding of yourself, strengthening your relationships, working on communication skills or discovering ways to cope with overwhelming emotions, you have taken the first step by searching for a therapist. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (129571) whose various work experiences have led me to understand the unique and vital work of fostering empowerment and growth of the whole self through support of the individual and their emotional, mental, and physical well-being.
(707) 366-6929 View (707) 366-6929
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Dr. Sandra Slater
Psychologist, MA, PsyD
Verified Verified
Santa Clarita, CA 91354  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Thank you for taking the time to review my profile and consider me as your next therapist! It is an honor to work with people like you, who are ready work towards the life they want. I am a licensed Clinical Psychologist, who specializes in Depression and Anxiety, Life transitions and adjustment disorders. I also have extensive experience treating trauma, having worked as an Active Duty Psychologist for the US Air Force.
Thank you for taking the time to review my profile and consider me as your next therapist! It is an honor to work with people like you, who are ready work towards the life they want. I am a licensed Clinical Psychologist, who specializes in Depression and Anxiety, Life transitions and adjustment disorders. I also have extensive experience treating trauma, having worked as an Active Duty Psychologist for the US Air Force.
(661) 443-3853 x100 View (661) 443-3853 x100
Photo of Lori Montgomery, Psychologist in 91354, CA
Lori Montgomery
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Valencia, CA 91354  (Online Only)
You are here looking to feel better. How can I help? My specialty is assisting women and couples with becoming the best version of themselves and developing healthy and fulfilling relationships. Whether you are re-connecting with yourself, recovering from pain in your past, struggling as a parent, having marital/partner issues, or need help navigating a problem that feels too big to tackle alone, I’m here. My approach is empathic, straightforward, and solution oriented. Call me for a free phone consultation about your needs. Together we can decide if I’m a good fit for you.
You are here looking to feel better. How can I help? My specialty is assisting women and couples with becoming the best version of themselves and developing healthy and fulfilling relationships. Whether you are re-connecting with yourself, recovering from pain in your past, struggling as a parent, having marital/partner issues, or need help navigating a problem that feels too big to tackle alone, I’m here. My approach is empathic, straightforward, and solution oriented. Call me for a free phone consultation about your needs. Together we can decide if I’m a good fit for you.
(661) 464-1239 View (661) 464-1239
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Deborah J Rippee
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Valencia, CA 91354
As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I treat a wide range of mental health issues, however my specialties include: Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, Grief, Coping/Stress Management, and Difficult Life Transitions. Your past and current life circumstances have a major impact on who you become. Generational differences (Gen Xers, Millennials, Gen Zs), family dynamics, and gender norms are a few of the many influences that are vital to my process of rapport building, treatment, and true empathy. I have a passion for assessing and meeting the needs of an individual within the context of their unique social experience.
As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I treat a wide range of mental health issues, however my specialties include: Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, Grief, Coping/Stress Management, and Difficult Life Transitions. Your past and current life circumstances have a major impact on who you become. Generational differences (Gen Xers, Millennials, Gen Zs), family dynamics, and gender norms are a few of the many influences that are vital to my process of rapport building, treatment, and true empathy. I have a passion for assessing and meeting the needs of an individual within the context of their unique social experience.
(818) 485-4883 View (818) 485-4883
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Natalie D'Annibale, PsyD LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Santa Clarita, CA 91354
It takes trust and courage to explore our emotional well-being, to resolve maladaptive behaviors, addictions, and to work on personal growth. My areas of expertise are in Humanistic, Existential, Family Systems, and Solution-Focused Brief Therapies. I encourage personal responsibility, self-actualization, and self-awareness utilizing strength-based advocacy with empathy and authenticity. If you are ready to improve your personal experiences and interpersonal relationships, reach out and we will get started on your next and best chapter.
It takes trust and courage to explore our emotional well-being, to resolve maladaptive behaviors, addictions, and to work on personal growth. My areas of expertise are in Humanistic, Existential, Family Systems, and Solution-Focused Brief Therapies. I encourage personal responsibility, self-actualization, and self-awareness utilizing strength-based advocacy with empathy and authenticity. If you are ready to improve your personal experiences and interpersonal relationships, reach out and we will get started on your next and best chapter.
(760) 621-7656 View (760) 621-7656
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April McClellan
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Santa Clarita, CA 91354
My name is April McClellan, and I am a licensed marriage and family therapist in the state of California. I completed my master’s degree in Marriage, Family, and Child Therapy at the University of Phoenix in 2010, and I have over 10 years of clinical experience across a variety of settings (outpatient substance abuse treatment, community mental health, nonprofit, and private practice). I have also facilitated anger management groups and grief counseling support groups for victims of crime in the city of Los Angeles.
My name is April McClellan, and I am a licensed marriage and family therapist in the state of California. I completed my master’s degree in Marriage, Family, and Child Therapy at the University of Phoenix in 2010, and I have over 10 years of clinical experience across a variety of settings (outpatient substance abuse treatment, community mental health, nonprofit, and private practice). I have also facilitated anger management groups and grief counseling support groups for victims of crime in the city of Los Angeles.
(661) 690-2189 View (661) 690-2189
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Susan Watkins
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MS
Verified Verified
Valencia, CA 91354
With compassion & understanding borne of my own journey through debilitating life experiences, I bring a genuine sense of calling to my task as a psychotherapist. It is profoundly meaningful to me to witness hope as it rises in my clients, not despite the trials they face, but rather, because of them. My goal in working with you would be to bring a compassionate approach to facilitating healing as well as to provide you with clinically effective tools to assist you along the path toward achieving wellness. Whatever your goals for treatment, our time collaborating together will be tailored to your specific needs and concerns.
With compassion & understanding borne of my own journey through debilitating life experiences, I bring a genuine sense of calling to my task as a psychotherapist. It is profoundly meaningful to me to witness hope as it rises in my clients, not despite the trials they face, but rather, because of them. My goal in working with you would be to bring a compassionate approach to facilitating healing as well as to provide you with clinically effective tools to assist you along the path toward achieving wellness. Whatever your goals for treatment, our time collaborating together will be tailored to your specific needs and concerns.
(661) 689-6297 View (661) 689-6297
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Deborah Dubin-Howard
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Santa Clarita, CA 91354
My ideal client has taken a leap to make changes in his/her life. They are at a place in their life where they are willing to take a look at some maladaptive issues/behaviors in their life and move forward in a progressive manner with the aide of a supportive, goal-oriented, empathic therapist.
My ideal client has taken a leap to make changes in his/her life. They are at a place in their life where they are willing to take a look at some maladaptive issues/behaviors in their life and move forward in a progressive manner with the aide of a supportive, goal-oriented, empathic therapist.
(661) 466-2269 View (661) 466-2269
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Sharon Price
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Santa Clarita, CA 91354  (Online Only)
Hi there! My name is Sharon Price. Do you feel unseen and unheard, lonely in your relationships and family? Do you wish to have happy relationships but feel down and burdened? I work with individuals, couples and families from 3-83 in helping them cope with heavy hearts that rob them of the joy of connection. I love helping individuals learn new ways of communicating their wants and needs.
Hi there! My name is Sharon Price. Do you feel unseen and unheard, lonely in your relationships and family? Do you wish to have happy relationships but feel down and burdened? I work with individuals, couples and families from 3-83 in helping them cope with heavy hearts that rob them of the joy of connection. I love helping individuals learn new ways of communicating their wants and needs.
(661) 768-0736 View (661) 768-0736
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Virginia Chavez
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCC, MS, PPS
Verified Verified
Valencia, CA 91354
Anxiety can give us all the feels… and not the pleasant ones. Overwhelm, exhaustion, panic, nervousness, distraction… you name it, Anxiety is a big deal. It can keep us from doing the things we love, spending time with family and friends, and keeps us from our day to day responsibilities. In therapy, you will learn skillful responses to anxiety… ‘cause let’s be real.. anxiety isn’t going away. So let’s find out how to to beat anxiety and win your life back. Because you are worth it!
Anxiety can give us all the feels… and not the pleasant ones. Overwhelm, exhaustion, panic, nervousness, distraction… you name it, Anxiety is a big deal. It can keep us from doing the things we love, spending time with family and friends, and keeps us from our day to day responsibilities. In therapy, you will learn skillful responses to anxiety… ‘cause let’s be real.. anxiety isn’t going away. So let’s find out how to to beat anxiety and win your life back. Because you are worth it!
(916) 280-0237 View (916) 280-0237
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Michelle Lepine
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Valencia, CA 91354
Are you struggling with getting back to normal life after experiencing a distressing or traumatic event(s)? Maybe you’re experiencing intrusive thoughts about what happened, feeling consumed with anxiety, overwhelm, or guilt, and you’re now finding it difficult to carry on with your normal daily tasks. Maybe you’ve experienced a perinatal trauma (e.g., miscarriage, TFMR, stillbirth, or a traumatic birth), and are trying to figure out how you can go on after this. Or perhaps you’re a new mom trying to manage anxiety in the postpartum period. You want to feel calmer, more confident, and you are ready to find lasting peace.
Are you struggling with getting back to normal life after experiencing a distressing or traumatic event(s)? Maybe you’re experiencing intrusive thoughts about what happened, feeling consumed with anxiety, overwhelm, or guilt, and you’re now finding it difficult to carry on with your normal daily tasks. Maybe you’ve experienced a perinatal trauma (e.g., miscarriage, TFMR, stillbirth, or a traumatic birth), and are trying to figure out how you can go on after this. Or perhaps you’re a new mom trying to manage anxiety in the postpartum period. You want to feel calmer, more confident, and you are ready to find lasting peace.
(661) 425-9136 View (661) 425-9136
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Kristine Fernandez
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Santa Clarita, CA 91354
My name is Kristine Fernandez, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the beautiful and sunny state of California. I have worked with all ages and specialize in trauma-informed care by using a blend of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Humanistic therapy to help my client understand patterns and build hope within themselves and others.
My name is Kristine Fernandez, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the beautiful and sunny state of California. I have worked with all ages and specialize in trauma-informed care by using a blend of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Humanistic therapy to help my client understand patterns and build hope within themselves and others.
(951) 498-4798 View (951) 498-4798
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Carissa Gustafson
Psychologist, LCP
Verified Verified
Santa Clarita, CA 91354
My name is Carissa Gustafson. I am a licensed clinical psychologist in the state of CA. As the author of Reclaim Your Life, I specialize in acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), which helps people learn skills, such as mindfulness and compassion, to handle difficult thoughts and feelings so they can find freedom from suffering and engage in their life. I have a special interest in working with high-achieving women who are struggling with stress, depression, anxiety, pregnancy/postpartum, and am perinatal mental health certified (PMH-C).
My name is Carissa Gustafson. I am a licensed clinical psychologist in the state of CA. As the author of Reclaim Your Life, I specialize in acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), which helps people learn skills, such as mindfulness and compassion, to handle difficult thoughts and feelings so they can find freedom from suffering and engage in their life. I have a special interest in working with high-achieving women who are struggling with stress, depression, anxiety, pregnancy/postpartum, and am perinatal mental health certified (PMH-C).
(805) 600-5303 View (805) 600-5303
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Janet Cazares
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Santa Clarita, CA 91354
Hi there, I’m Janet! My name is Janet Cazares, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in Los Angeles, California, and working with clients statewide via telehealth. I graduated from the University of Southern California in 2010 and have been working in community mental health ever since. I have experience working with all ages and diverse populations; most recently I have been working with military veterans and individuals dealing with crisis situations. I also have enjoyed working with children, adolescents, and young adults. I am an LGBTQ ally.
Hi there, I’m Janet! My name is Janet Cazares, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in Los Angeles, California, and working with clients statewide via telehealth. I graduated from the University of Southern California in 2010 and have been working in community mental health ever since. I have experience working with all ages and diverse populations; most recently I have been working with military veterans and individuals dealing with crisis situations. I also have enjoyed working with children, adolescents, and young adults. I am an LGBTQ ally.
(925) 320-3817 View (925) 320-3817
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Uchechukwu Alozie
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Santa Clarita, CA 91354
My name is Uchechi Alozie. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. My approach to therapy is seeing my client within their environment and not just the issues they are presenting. My approach is trying to aid my clients holistically. I have worked with family units for more than 10 years. And have worked with individuals with chronic mental illness for 6 years. My goal is to help clients by determining what is influencing and impacting the client in their environment rather than looking just at the presenting issues.
My name is Uchechi Alozie. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. My approach to therapy is seeing my client within their environment and not just the issues they are presenting. My approach is trying to aid my clients holistically. I have worked with family units for more than 10 years. And have worked with individuals with chronic mental illness for 6 years. My goal is to help clients by determining what is influencing and impacting the client in their environment rather than looking just at the presenting issues.
(760) 823-8366 View (760) 823-8366
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Talin Crowell
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Santa Clarita, CA 91354  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family therapist, and I enjoy working with individuals of all ages. I am trained in Ketamine-Assisted psychotherapy as well as EMDR. I use an integrative/eclectic approach while drawing on different evidence based modalities depending on each persons unique needs. I work collaboratively with clients so they they feel empowered in their therapy journey and feel confident in reaching goals they set for themselves.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family therapist, and I enjoy working with individuals of all ages. I am trained in Ketamine-Assisted psychotherapy as well as EMDR. I use an integrative/eclectic approach while drawing on different evidence based modalities depending on each persons unique needs. I work collaboratively with clients so they they feel empowered in their therapy journey and feel confident in reaching goals they set for themselves.
(747) 302-4945 View (747) 302-4945

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Number of Therapists in 91354

80+

Average cost per session

$175

Therapists in 91354 who prioritize treating:

97% Anxiety
91% Depression
77% Relationship Issues
77% Self Esteem
71% Coping Skills
66% Family Conflict
64% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

81% Aetna
72% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
70% Optum

How Therapists in 91354 see their clients

75% In Person and Online
25% Online Only

Gender breakdown

85% Female
15% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 91354?

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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.