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Patricia McMahon
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Burbank, CA 91506
Whether you're seeking to make some changes or simply want extra support to get through a difficult time in your life, consider emailing or calling me for a free consultation.
Whether you're seeking to make some changes or simply want extra support to get through a difficult time in your life, consider emailing or calling me for a free consultation.
(310) 905-8273 View (310) 905-8273
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Tracey Lee Navrides
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Burbank, CA 91506  (Online Only)
I believe in brief therapy. I became a therapist because of my experience as a client and I understand the bravery it takes to make a decision to seek change through therapy. You are hiring me to help you with an issue, enhance your relationships, achieve your goals to lead a healthier and happier life. As a therapist, I maintain a safe environment in the session to allow you to feel heard, understood, and to formulate solutions for what's not working. I bring heart and responsibility for choices to foster respect, trust and growth.
I believe in brief therapy. I became a therapist because of my experience as a client and I understand the bravery it takes to make a decision to seek change through therapy. You are hiring me to help you with an issue, enhance your relationships, achieve your goals to lead a healthier and happier life. As a therapist, I maintain a safe environment in the session to allow you to feel heard, understood, and to formulate solutions for what's not working. I bring heart and responsibility for choices to foster respect, trust and growth.
(818) 381-5676 View (818) 381-5676
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Kristen Anderson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Burbank, CA 91506  (Online Only)
Kristen Anderson has been working in mental health since 2014 with individuals, families, couples, and children. She has tailored her practice to work with individuals over the age of 16 dealing with the psychological and somatic effects of both acute and complex trauma. She is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT).
Kristen Anderson has been working in mental health since 2014 with individuals, families, couples, and children. She has tailored her practice to work with individuals over the age of 16 dealing with the psychological and somatic effects of both acute and complex trauma. She is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT).
(747) 294-3479 View (747) 294-3479
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Nicole Minor - Expansive Therapy
AMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Burbank, CA 91506  (Online Only)
I value helping to foster a secure space and use an integrative approach to help clients feel empowered to reach their personal goals. Intersectionality has been paramount on my own personal healing journey and I have had the opportunity to work with clients who benefit from the same lens.
I value helping to foster a secure space and use an integrative approach to help clients feel empowered to reach their personal goals. Intersectionality has been paramount on my own personal healing journey and I have had the opportunity to work with clients who benefit from the same lens.
(646) 779-8621 View (646) 779-8621
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Camille Raquel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Burbank, CA 91506  (Online Only)
Navigating the expectations and demands of today's world may leave you feeling depleted, irritable, and disconnected. Maybe you're feeling overwhelmed, overworked or are struggling in your relationships. If you’re looking for a sense of belonging, to be understood, or personal growth, therapy can help. Together we will explore patterns of thoughts and behaviors that no longer serve you, develop techniques to ease distress, and create a healthier way of being in the world.
Navigating the expectations and demands of today's world may leave you feeling depleted, irritable, and disconnected. Maybe you're feeling overwhelmed, overworked or are struggling in your relationships. If you’re looking for a sense of belonging, to be understood, or personal growth, therapy can help. Together we will explore patterns of thoughts and behaviors that no longer serve you, develop techniques to ease distress, and create a healthier way of being in the world.
(310) 340-7480 View (310) 340-7480
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Chad Schwartzman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Burbank, CA 91506  (Online Only)
Are you having trouble with difficult people in your life? Do you want to rediscover yourself and your life's purpose? Are you looking for specific strategies to live a more balanced and fulfilling life? I can help. Together we'll explore your self-defeating behaviors, irrational thoughts and family dynamics. We will also concentrate on what makes you unique, resilient and hopeful. My approach to therapy is creative, lively and experiential. The awareness that will come with this journey of discovery, coupled with a genuine therapeutic relationship between us, will lead to long-term growth and healing.
Are you having trouble with difficult people in your life? Do you want to rediscover yourself and your life's purpose? Are you looking for specific strategies to live a more balanced and fulfilling life? I can help. Together we'll explore your self-defeating behaviors, irrational thoughts and family dynamics. We will also concentrate on what makes you unique, resilient and hopeful. My approach to therapy is creative, lively and experiential. The awareness that will come with this journey of discovery, coupled with a genuine therapeutic relationship between us, will lead to long-term growth and healing.
(323) 739-4896 View (323) 739-4896
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Annie Bui
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Burbank, CA 91506
I'm Annie N. Bui, Psy.D., a licensed psychologist. As a bilingual English-Vietnamese-speaking psychologist, I provide a safe and non-judgmental therapy environment that is culturally aware and trauma-informed. I particularly enjoy working with individuals who are finding ways to heal from anxiety, depression, mood-related concerns, complex trauma, prenatal/postnatal health, phase of life transitions, relationship issues, and substance/alcohol addiction. I utilize CBT, DBT, Cognitive Processing Therapy, and Mindfulness Psychotherapy.
I'm Annie N. Bui, Psy.D., a licensed psychologist. As a bilingual English-Vietnamese-speaking psychologist, I provide a safe and non-judgmental therapy environment that is culturally aware and trauma-informed. I particularly enjoy working with individuals who are finding ways to heal from anxiety, depression, mood-related concerns, complex trauma, prenatal/postnatal health, phase of life transitions, relationship issues, and substance/alcohol addiction. I utilize CBT, DBT, Cognitive Processing Therapy, and Mindfulness Psychotherapy.
(818) 230-4566 View (818) 230-4566
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Lauren J Auerbach
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT
Verified Verified
Burbank, CA 91506  (Online Only)
Does anxiety, fear, sadness, grief, confusion, helplessness, anger, or shame overwhelm you? Maybe a recent loss or previous trauma affects the way you are coping. Perhaps you struggle to navigate your emotions, thoughts, behaviors, or relationships. Let me help you find meaning, patterns, and ultimately relief, with compassion, insight, and tools to heal. Through this process, I hope you will find a greater sense of calm, clarity, and agency.
Does anxiety, fear, sadness, grief, confusion, helplessness, anger, or shame overwhelm you? Maybe a recent loss or previous trauma affects the way you are coping. Perhaps you struggle to navigate your emotions, thoughts, behaviors, or relationships. Let me help you find meaning, patterns, and ultimately relief, with compassion, insight, and tools to heal. Through this process, I hope you will find a greater sense of calm, clarity, and agency.
(323) 775-9882 View (323) 775-9882
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Jarvis Sams
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
Burbank, CA 91506  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Like many people, I was skeptical regarding the benefits of therapy, but through my own therapeutic experience, I learned how rewarding it is. As a clinician, I provide the questions and guide the reflection that helps my clients see their concerns more clearly and grow real solutions that serve them. Part of this process is nurturing a safe space where judgment is missing and thoughts become organized. My belief is that change is ever constant and happens around us even when we believe things are static. Many people get stuck in patterns that do not serve them and some of us may even be afraid to go in a different direction.
Like many people, I was skeptical regarding the benefits of therapy, but through my own therapeutic experience, I learned how rewarding it is. As a clinician, I provide the questions and guide the reflection that helps my clients see their concerns more clearly and grow real solutions that serve them. Part of this process is nurturing a safe space where judgment is missing and thoughts become organized. My belief is that change is ever constant and happens around us even when we believe things are static. Many people get stuck in patterns that do not serve them and some of us may even be afraid to go in a different direction.
(833) 914-9577 View (833) 914-9577
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Anita Keys
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Burbank, CA 91506  (Online Only)
Seeking therapy is a courageous way to approach change. We all have challenges in this life - it's how we handle those challenges that determines whether or not we grow and flourish. No matter how much emotional difficulty you are facing, we can work together to help bring positive change through self- awareness, introspection, insight and healthy tools for coping. I want to walk alongside you, to support you through the more difficult moments of life, help you have healthy relationships, overcome obstacles and navigate through life-transitions in order to become your true, authentic self.
Seeking therapy is a courageous way to approach change. We all have challenges in this life - it's how we handle those challenges that determines whether or not we grow and flourish. No matter how much emotional difficulty you are facing, we can work together to help bring positive change through self- awareness, introspection, insight and healthy tools for coping. I want to walk alongside you, to support you through the more difficult moments of life, help you have healthy relationships, overcome obstacles and navigate through life-transitions in order to become your true, authentic self.
(747) 271-2102 View (747) 271-2102
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Kristal Montoya
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Burbank, CA 91506  (Online Only)
I believe therapy is a place where a client can feel safe to express his/her/they concerns without being judged. This is a place where you can come and talk about things you can't talk about with anyone else. Clients come into therapy to find answers to questions they can't find on their own. My goal is for each client to be able to use the tools developed in therapy and take them into the outside world. This is a place where we, as a team, can set realistic goals that are reachable by you, the client. I want each client to take steps to become the heathiest version of themselves.
I believe therapy is a place where a client can feel safe to express his/her/they concerns without being judged. This is a place where you can come and talk about things you can't talk about with anyone else. Clients come into therapy to find answers to questions they can't find on their own. My goal is for each client to be able to use the tools developed in therapy and take them into the outside world. This is a place where we, as a team, can set realistic goals that are reachable by you, the client. I want each client to take steps to become the heathiest version of themselves.
(818) 814-9591 View (818) 814-9591
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Jose L Rios
MA, BCBA
Verified Verified
Burbank, CA 91506
My behavioral practice, La Raiz Behavioral Solutions, offers in-home ABA services, parent consultation on various pediatric issues (e.g., toileting, sleep issues, etc), and behavior based assessments on children, teens, and young adults (18-20). We believe that everyone can benefit from powerful behavior change methods. In order to accomplish this mission, we empower our clients by teaching them skills that are relevant to them, hold ourselves accountable using data, and work together with our learners, their parents, and other service providers to make the most of our time together.
My behavioral practice, La Raiz Behavioral Solutions, offers in-home ABA services, parent consultation on various pediatric issues (e.g., toileting, sleep issues, etc), and behavior based assessments on children, teens, and young adults (18-20). We believe that everyone can benefit from powerful behavior change methods. In order to accomplish this mission, we empower our clients by teaching them skills that are relevant to them, hold ourselves accountable using data, and work together with our learners, their parents, and other service providers to make the most of our time together.
(818) 616-8664 View (818) 616-8664
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Mary Clark
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, PPS
Verified Verified
Burbank, CA 91506
I am a culturally sensitive therapist who welcomes clients of diverse racial/ethnic backgrounds, sexual orientations, and gender identities. During times of uncertainty, coping tools may need to be bolstered, or you may notice patterns in your ways of responding that you want to address. Patterns give us information about feelings we carry, and needs we attempt to fulfill. By forming a strong alliance with my clients, grounded in a stance of empathy and unconditional positive regard, I work to foster the skills, trust, and esteem for you to bravely overcome challenges, and acknowledge and act upon your most authentic self.
I am a culturally sensitive therapist who welcomes clients of diverse racial/ethnic backgrounds, sexual orientations, and gender identities. During times of uncertainty, coping tools may need to be bolstered, or you may notice patterns in your ways of responding that you want to address. Patterns give us information about feelings we carry, and needs we attempt to fulfill. By forming a strong alliance with my clients, grounded in a stance of empathy and unconditional positive regard, I work to foster the skills, trust, and esteem for you to bravely overcome challenges, and acknowledge and act upon your most authentic self.
(747) 227-7511 View (747) 227-7511
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Ariana Alvarez
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Burbank, CA 91506
I am excited that you have taken the first step to reach out for help. Therapy can be extremely helpful and positive when you are in a stage in your life where you think you have tried everything you can to get past the barriers that are keeping you from feeling and being where you want to be in life. Our childhood experiences deeply affect who we become as adults. Do you have trauma that you want to process? Are you experiencing a life transition that just seems too difficulty to cope with? Is your child or teen experiencing anxiety or depression? I am here to help you through various techniques in order to achieve your goals.
I am excited that you have taken the first step to reach out for help. Therapy can be extremely helpful and positive when you are in a stage in your life where you think you have tried everything you can to get past the barriers that are keeping you from feeling and being where you want to be in life. Our childhood experiences deeply affect who we become as adults. Do you have trauma that you want to process? Are you experiencing a life transition that just seems too difficulty to cope with? Is your child or teen experiencing anxiety or depression? I am here to help you through various techniques in order to achieve your goals.
(747) 229-0570 View (747) 229-0570
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Blue C. Stoehr
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Burbank, CA 91506  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Hello! My name is Blue Stoehr and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California and Idaho providing treatment throughout both states via telehealth. I work with individuals and couples using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. None of us have the answers to every single problem in life and reaching out and asking for help is normal and sometimes necessary. I believe that having access to a licensed professional for guidance in times of need is not only helpful but also comforting and worthwhile.
Hello! My name is Blue Stoehr and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California and Idaho providing treatment throughout both states via telehealth. I work with individuals and couples using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. None of us have the answers to every single problem in life and reaching out and asking for help is normal and sometimes necessary. I believe that having access to a licensed professional for guidance in times of need is not only helpful but also comforting and worthwhile.
(747) 232-5264 View (747) 232-5264
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Michael Porco
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Burbank, CA 91506
Therapy for COMEDIANS dealing with anxiety and depression. Being a comedian isn't easy. While your friends are getting married, having children and buying mansions back home, you’re schlepping yourself to open mic nights and chasing your dream, well at least before the pandemic. You’re emotionally vulnerable on stage and worry about going viral for the wrong reasons. It’s hard to share these fears with others. Comics get it but they’re too busy doing shtick rather than listening to you. And if you’re a female comic, it's worse because you’re mostly surrounded by male comics and battling lame societal stereotypes. I can help.
Therapy for COMEDIANS dealing with anxiety and depression. Being a comedian isn't easy. While your friends are getting married, having children and buying mansions back home, you’re schlepping yourself to open mic nights and chasing your dream, well at least before the pandemic. You’re emotionally vulnerable on stage and worry about going viral for the wrong reasons. It’s hard to share these fears with others. Comics get it but they’re too busy doing shtick rather than listening to you. And if you’re a female comic, it's worse because you’re mostly surrounded by male comics and battling lame societal stereotypes. I can help.
(310) 307-3961 View (310) 307-3961
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Brendan Clarke
Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Burbank, CA 91506  (Online Only)
To change or not to change? One of the most frustratingly human experiences in life is wanting to change for the better only to find yourself repeating the same ineffective patterns and mistakes. This is where counseling can come into play. By understanding your own motivations and the internal barriers getting in the way of change, you can develop new strategies to know yourself better and develop tools to handle the challenges and stressors of life. My practice is client-centered, strength-based, motivational, and grounded in cognitive behavioral ideas.
To change or not to change? One of the most frustratingly human experiences in life is wanting to change for the better only to find yourself repeating the same ineffective patterns and mistakes. This is where counseling can come into play. By understanding your own motivations and the internal barriers getting in the way of change, you can develop new strategies to know yourself better and develop tools to handle the challenges and stressors of life. My practice is client-centered, strength-based, motivational, and grounded in cognitive behavioral ideas.
(951) 944-1817 View (951) 944-1817
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Courtni Hawkins
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Burbank, CA 91506  (Online Only)
Sometimes we experience things that get in the way of living our best life, and sometimes our choices, behaviors, and ideas are the things holding us back. Whether you're experiencing a life-changing event, struggling to set boundaries, or working to break those toxic generational patterns that you've been taught, therapy can be the tool that facilitates growth, self-reflection, and real self-awareness.
Sometimes we experience things that get in the way of living our best life, and sometimes our choices, behaviors, and ideas are the things holding us back. Whether you're experiencing a life-changing event, struggling to set boundaries, or working to break those toxic generational patterns that you've been taught, therapy can be the tool that facilitates growth, self-reflection, and real self-awareness.
(626) 602-1256 View (626) 602-1256
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Britni Washington
Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, APCC
Verified Verified
Burbank, CA 91506
There is power in every person to have a fulfilling and meaningful existence. Whether you are seeking clarity within your personal life, wanting to improve relationships or needing guidance in navigating life transitions, I invite you to embark on your journey of empowerment, transformation and wholeness. I incorporate years of career experience in both the entertainment industry and mental health counseling field. I am passionate in supporting individuals and families within the entertainment industry, and various walks of life, helping to address and overcome challenges relating to anxiety, relationship, grief and trauma/PTSD.
There is power in every person to have a fulfilling and meaningful existence. Whether you are seeking clarity within your personal life, wanting to improve relationships or needing guidance in navigating life transitions, I invite you to embark on your journey of empowerment, transformation and wholeness. I incorporate years of career experience in both the entertainment industry and mental health counseling field. I am passionate in supporting individuals and families within the entertainment industry, and various walks of life, helping to address and overcome challenges relating to anxiety, relationship, grief and trauma/PTSD.
(818) 937-4003 View (818) 937-4003
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Ann M. Gerber, LCSW, Inc.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PMH-C
Verified Verified
Burbank, CA 91506  (Online Only)
Life is full of challenges and at times those challenges may surpass our ability to cope. When this happens we may struggle and feel overwhelmed, experience sadness, anxiety and confusion. Therapy is a resource that can assist you in navigating life's inevitable challenges. My work is anchored in the belief that you can grow and heal when supported to do so. As such, I will collaborate with you in a therapeutic partnership where you will try new strategies, develop greater self-awareness, and lean into your innate ability to adapt and grow in the face of adversity.
Life is full of challenges and at times those challenges may surpass our ability to cope. When this happens we may struggle and feel overwhelmed, experience sadness, anxiety and confusion. Therapy is a resource that can assist you in navigating life's inevitable challenges. My work is anchored in the belief that you can grow and heal when supported to do so. As such, I will collaborate with you in a therapeutic partnership where you will try new strategies, develop greater self-awareness, and lean into your innate ability to adapt and grow in the face of adversity.
(213) 260-1758 View (213) 260-1758

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 91506

50+

Average cost per session

$155

Therapists in 91506 who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
91% Depression
84% Relationship Issues
79% Trauma and PTSD
79% Self Esteem
70% Grief
70% Family Conflict

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

72% Aetna
66% Cigna and Evernorth
56% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 91506 see their clients

61% In Person and Online
39% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
16% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 91506?

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.