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Bridget Delaney
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
El Monte, CA 91731
Hi there, My name is Bridget Delaney. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California. I work with adolescents and adults. I have specialized experience working with anxiety, depression, and trauma. I am currently in training to offer EMDR virtually via telehealth. I have found that my style and approach are a good fit for teens and young adults who may be dealing with the challenges of life transitions and social pressures. This often takes the form of anxiety, depression, stress, and eating disorders.
Hi there, My name is Bridget Delaney. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California. I work with adolescents and adults. I have specialized experience working with anxiety, depression, and trauma. I am currently in training to offer EMDR virtually via telehealth. I have found that my style and approach are a good fit for teens and young adults who may be dealing with the challenges of life transitions and social pressures. This often takes the form of anxiety, depression, stress, and eating disorders.
(323) 709-8499 View (323) 709-8499
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Healing Juntos
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified Verified
El Monte, CA 91731
If you are tired of being misunderstood or unheard, I hear you. If you are wanting someone who understands you have a history, a culture and are more than what the world wants to label you, I understand you. If you are looking for someone to express yourself to who isn't going to judge you or just slap a diagnosis onto you, I am here for you and am ready to listen.
If you are tired of being misunderstood or unheard, I hear you. If you are wanting someone who understands you have a history, a culture and are more than what the world wants to label you, I understand you. If you are looking for someone to express yourself to who isn't going to judge you or just slap a diagnosis onto you, I am here for you and am ready to listen.
(323) 629-8648 View (323) 629-8648
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John C Wu
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
El Monte, CA 91731
Hi. I am a Licensed Psychologist working and living in the community that I grew up in. I have been in clinical practice since 2004. My practice focuses on: 1) Couples and Relationship Therapy, 2) Minority Mental Health, and 3) Emotional and Behavioral Improvements with Teens. Let's talk...
Hi. I am a Licensed Psychologist working and living in the community that I grew up in. I have been in clinical practice since 2004. My practice focuses on: 1) Couples and Relationship Therapy, 2) Minority Mental Health, and 3) Emotional and Behavioral Improvements with Teens. Let's talk...
(323) 784-3181 View (323) 784-3181
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Sin Woon Michelle Ng
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
El Monte, CA 91731
Michelle has worked with children, teens, and adults for over 10 years across various cultural backgrounds with a wide range of mental health issues, e.g. depression, anxiety, adjustment, career-related, parenting, and relationships. She provides a fostering environment to allow for growth and reflection. Her therapeutic approach varies depending on the needs of the client. She adopts the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy approach and Attachment Theory to assist her clients to achieve their potential in personal goals. Michelle is currently a Clinical Supervisor and a Manager for a non-profit organization in Southern California.
Michelle has worked with children, teens, and adults for over 10 years across various cultural backgrounds with a wide range of mental health issues, e.g. depression, anxiety, adjustment, career-related, parenting, and relationships. She provides a fostering environment to allow for growth and reflection. Her therapeutic approach varies depending on the needs of the client. She adopts the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy approach and Attachment Theory to assist her clients to achieve their potential in personal goals. Michelle is currently a Clinical Supervisor and a Manager for a non-profit organization in Southern California.
(626) 283-5871 View (626) 283-5871
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Jasmine Mims
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
El Monte, CA 91731
Hi, my name is Jasmine Mims and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family therapist that enjoys providing a safe space for people to feel heard. I assist individuals and families with building on their current skills to help with challenging situations. I specialize in working with children, adolescents, and transitional-age youth (ages 16-25) and I enjoy working with a variety of mental health challenges such as anxiety, disruptive behaviors, life transitions, mild depression, stress, anger, and other life challenges.
Hi, my name is Jasmine Mims and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family therapist that enjoys providing a safe space for people to feel heard. I assist individuals and families with building on their current skills to help with challenging situations. I specialize in working with children, adolescents, and transitional-age youth (ages 16-25) and I enjoy working with a variety of mental health challenges such as anxiety, disruptive behaviors, life transitions, mild depression, stress, anger, and other life challenges.
(510) 661-3498 View (510) 661-3498
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Alexandria Neff
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
El Monte, CA 91731
My philosophy is based on a client-centered approach with the use of cognitive behavioral therapy and solution-focused techniques, treating each client with specific needs and empowering clients through education. I received my BA from Santa Clara University and my MA in Psychology from Chapman University.
My philosophy is based on a client-centered approach with the use of cognitive behavioral therapy and solution-focused techniques, treating each client with specific needs and empowering clients through education. I received my BA from Santa Clara University and my MA in Psychology from Chapman University.
(323) 312-3856 View (323) 312-3856
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Susie Baker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
El Monte, CA 91731
I hope to help everyone see their internal strengths to reclaim Balance in their lives and live in the present moment. So many times, people ask me, “Why did you go into this work?” It took a long time to figure it out because it felt like a part of me. It then dawned on me that I saw my parents help many people reclaim their voices, advocate for themselves, and receive support when needed. Watching this from an early age taught me to share this with others naturally. I’ve been down my road of imbalance, lack of peace, and feeling lost in thoughts. I know that moving out of this place can’t be done alone.
I hope to help everyone see their internal strengths to reclaim Balance in their lives and live in the present moment. So many times, people ask me, “Why did you go into this work?” It took a long time to figure it out because it felt like a part of me. It then dawned on me that I saw my parents help many people reclaim their voices, advocate for themselves, and receive support when needed. Watching this from an early age taught me to share this with others naturally. I’ve been down my road of imbalance, lack of peace, and feeling lost in thoughts. I know that moving out of this place can’t be done alone.
(619) 975-3988 View (619) 975-3988
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Nicholas Charles Russi
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LAADC-S, CCS, ICAADC
Verified Verified
El Monte, CA 91731
**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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Arrionne Taitague
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
El Monte, CA 91731
Hello, my name is Arrionne Aguilar Taitague ("Arri"), and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker seeing clients via Telehealth in California and Nevada. I am passionate about trauma-informed care and tailor treatment to meet your specific needs. Sessions are at a pace comfortable for you, while still challenging you to be your best version of yourself. I have over a decade of experience in mental health and hope to bring my diverse background and experience to support your mental health. I am focused on quality of life and what how you identify that for yourself. I have worked with teens and adults in all phases of life.
Hello, my name is Arrionne Aguilar Taitague ("Arri"), and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker seeing clients via Telehealth in California and Nevada. I am passionate about trauma-informed care and tailor treatment to meet your specific needs. Sessions are at a pace comfortable for you, while still challenging you to be your best version of yourself. I have over a decade of experience in mental health and hope to bring my diverse background and experience to support your mental health. I am focused on quality of life and what how you identify that for yourself. I have worked with teens and adults in all phases of life.
(323) 214-3773 View (323) 214-3773
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Andrea A Rosales
MAPP, MCC
Verified Verified
El Monte, CA 91731
I believe that everyone can reach a higher potential while maintaining a quality of life that is fulfilling. As a Master Coach, I work with people in helping them to understand the negative thinking patterns and behaviors that are keeping them stuck. We will explore core values, life purpose, and mindful awareness to help reduce anxiety, depression and stress levels. I aim to create a space where my clients can allow their minds to slow down and to reconnect to what truly matters in their lives. I specialize in: relationships issues, work stress and life transitions (relationship issues, life transition, etc.) Hablo Español Fluido
I believe that everyone can reach a higher potential while maintaining a quality of life that is fulfilling. As a Master Coach, I work with people in helping them to understand the negative thinking patterns and behaviors that are keeping them stuck. We will explore core values, life purpose, and mindful awareness to help reduce anxiety, depression and stress levels. I aim to create a space where my clients can allow their minds to slow down and to reconnect to what truly matters in their lives. I specialize in: relationships issues, work stress and life transitions (relationship issues, life transition, etc.) Hablo Español Fluido
(626) 669-1390 View (626) 669-1390
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Lillian L Chang
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
El Monte, CA 91731
I am a culturally sensitive Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I speak Mandarin Chinese, Taiwanese, and English. I am a CA state authorized gambling services provider for gamblers and their families. I am here for your if you are looking for personal growth, healthy relationships with others, and peace of mind. I will provide a safe environment to help you explore different options and alternatives for reaching your goals. I am looking forward to hearing from you.
I am a culturally sensitive Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I speak Mandarin Chinese, Taiwanese, and English. I am a CA state authorized gambling services provider for gamblers and their families. I am here for your if you are looking for personal growth, healthy relationships with others, and peace of mind. I will provide a safe environment to help you explore different options and alternatives for reaching your goals. I am looking forward to hearing from you.
(951) 221-4124 View (951) 221-4124
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Jeffrey T. Middleton, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
El Monte, CA 91731
I am a former Adjunct Faculty in the graduate program at Cal State Long Beach, and I have a small private practice with a few openings. I work with adults, couples and older teens to help them feel more free, alive and connected with others. Sometimes the work begins by decreasing symptoms such as anxiety, family conflict, depression, trauma reactions, etc. Once those symptoms decrease, the work often evolves into more personal growth work, such as exploring family of origin issues and/or barriers to deeper levels of connection and intimacy.
I am a former Adjunct Faculty in the graduate program at Cal State Long Beach, and I have a small private practice with a few openings. I work with adults, couples and older teens to help them feel more free, alive and connected with others. Sometimes the work begins by decreasing symptoms such as anxiety, family conflict, depression, trauma reactions, etc. Once those symptoms decrease, the work often evolves into more personal growth work, such as exploring family of origin issues and/or barriers to deeper levels of connection and intimacy.
(562) 276-2168 View (562) 276-2168
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Nancy Cruz-Biller Dba Together Family Counseling
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
El Monte, CA 91731
I have been helping others manage and cope with life's challenges for over 30 years. As a former foster care social worker, hospital social worker, Play Therapist & Marriage & Family Therapist, I have a versatile background and vast personal experience that allows me to quickly relate to others and determine the most efficient treatment. Please see my website for additional information and if you would like to make an appointment, contact my office directly. Wishing you all the best in your search to find the ideal professional to help you in whatever challenge life has put before you.
I have been helping others manage and cope with life's challenges for over 30 years. As a former foster care social worker, hospital social worker, Play Therapist & Marriage & Family Therapist, I have a versatile background and vast personal experience that allows me to quickly relate to others and determine the most efficient treatment. Please see my website for additional information and if you would like to make an appointment, contact my office directly. Wishing you all the best in your search to find the ideal professional to help you in whatever challenge life has put before you.
(626) 407-2397 View (626) 407-2397
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Maritza Serrano-Nigro
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PPSC, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
El Monte, CA 91731
Life can be challenging, and difficult moments can leave us feeling stressed, depressed, anxious, angry, and at times, all of those emotions at once. Psychotherapy can allow you to explore and identify unhealthy patterns in your life. Through this process, new coping skills occur so that you can feel better and healthier. My focus is on older adolescents, young adults, couples, and families who struggle balancing responsibilities, healthy relationships, and individualized goals. I work with a multicultural lens, and effective therapeutic approaches to ensure your values are honored, and goals are accomplished.
Life can be challenging, and difficult moments can leave us feeling stressed, depressed, anxious, angry, and at times, all of those emotions at once. Psychotherapy can allow you to explore and identify unhealthy patterns in your life. Through this process, new coping skills occur so that you can feel better and healthier. My focus is on older adolescents, young adults, couples, and families who struggle balancing responsibilities, healthy relationships, and individualized goals. I work with a multicultural lens, and effective therapeutic approaches to ensure your values are honored, and goals are accomplished.
(626) 238-1648 View (626) 238-1648
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Nicole M. Hernandez
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
El Monte, CA 91731  (Online Only)
Hello, my name is Nicole and I am a female identified Multi-Racial Associate Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in Trauma. I entered this field after realizing that I was always the person others went to for advice when going through difficult times. I've been practicing for three years and work with individuals ages (9 and up) from various cultural backgrounds dealing with depression, anxiety, relationships, self-esteem, childhood trauma, and other personal challenges. I work in collaboration with other therapists as a team to benefit all my clients.
Hello, my name is Nicole and I am a female identified Multi-Racial Associate Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in Trauma. I entered this field after realizing that I was always the person others went to for advice when going through difficult times. I've been practicing for three years and work with individuals ages (9 and up) from various cultural backgrounds dealing with depression, anxiety, relationships, self-esteem, childhood trauma, and other personal challenges. I work in collaboration with other therapists as a team to benefit all my clients.
(909) 245-6103 View (909) 245-6103
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Labrini Gilpin
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
El Monte, CA 91731
Mrs. Gilpin is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor who resides and practices in the state of California (LPCC4154). Mrs. Gilpin received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, and a Master of Arts in Forensic Psychology. Labrini attended Roger Williams University in Rhode Island and later moved to California in 2017, where she became licensed as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) and Certified Case Manager (CCM).
Mrs. Gilpin is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor who resides and practices in the state of California (LPCC4154). Mrs. Gilpin received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, and a Master of Arts in Forensic Psychology. Labrini attended Roger Williams University in Rhode Island and later moved to California in 2017, where she became licensed as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) and Certified Case Manager (CCM).
(925) 392-6709 View (925) 392-6709
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Virginia Sanchez
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
El Monte, CA 91731
Hello, my name is Virginia Sanchez, and have a license in Marriage and Family Therapy. I approach therapy with any client based on the client's needs and wants. The focus will be on reaching the goals the client will like to achieve. I typically work with clients who are between 18 and 40. I am comfortable with individuals who are working through grief, life changes, identity issues, anxiety, depression, bipolar, and LGBTQ+. I provide a private, quiet, and neutral environment during our sessions.
Hello, my name is Virginia Sanchez, and have a license in Marriage and Family Therapy. I approach therapy with any client based on the client's needs and wants. The focus will be on reaching the goals the client will like to achieve. I typically work with clients who are between 18 and 40. I am comfortable with individuals who are working through grief, life changes, identity issues, anxiety, depression, bipolar, and LGBTQ+. I provide a private, quiet, and neutral environment during our sessions.
(530) 489-4725 View (530) 489-4725
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Joseph Martinez
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
El Monte, CA 91731
You are seeking a therapist because you are in emotional pain. Are you struggling with an addiction – sex, alcohol, drugs, or gambling? Have you been abused as a child or in an adult relationship? Have you experienced sexual assault, violence or other trauma? Are you experiencing issues with your significant other or other relationships? Sometimes addiction, depression, anger, and anxiety can happen because of a trauma history. Treating trauma can help you get your emotional health back and free you from addictive behavior and pain.
You are seeking a therapist because you are in emotional pain. Are you struggling with an addiction – sex, alcohol, drugs, or gambling? Have you been abused as a child or in an adult relationship? Have you experienced sexual assault, violence or other trauma? Are you experiencing issues with your significant other or other relationships? Sometimes addiction, depression, anger, and anxiety can happen because of a trauma history. Treating trauma can help you get your emotional health back and free you from addictive behavior and pain.
(626) 314-5880 View (626) 314-5880
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Patricia Cunningham
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
El Monte, CA 91731
Patricia Cunningham, LPCC takes a holistic approach to therapy that is concerned with your mind, body, and soul since no one aspect can be separated from the others. Together we look at areas of concern that keep you from leading the life that your heart desires. Clients who seek me out may be looking for guidance as they navigate a new life challenge, or they could be experiencing added stress due to relationship or work issues. My clients appreciate my interactive approach.
Patricia Cunningham, LPCC takes a holistic approach to therapy that is concerned with your mind, body, and soul since no one aspect can be separated from the others. Together we look at areas of concern that keep you from leading the life that your heart desires. Clients who seek me out may be looking for guidance as they navigate a new life challenge, or they could be experiencing added stress due to relationship or work issues. My clients appreciate my interactive approach.
(818) 862-5138 View (818) 862-5138
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Kristal Montoya
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
El Monte, CA 91731  (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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Number of Therapists in 91731

30+

Average cost per session

$175

Therapists in 91731 who prioritize treating:

97% Anxiety
90% Depression
87% Coping Skills
77% Self Esteem
73% Family Conflict
70% Relationship Issues
67% Grief

Average years in practice

15 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

92% Anthem | Elevance
88% Aetna
88% MHN | Health Net

How Therapists in 91731 see their clients

94% In Person and Online
6% Online Only

Gender breakdown

83% Female
17% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 91731?

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.