Therapists in 92108

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Jeff Cox
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
San Diego, CA 92108
I love working with new people who are new to therapy or have been in therapy but don't feel it has been helpful and want to try a different approach.
I love working with new people who are new to therapy or have been in therapy but don't feel it has been helpful and want to try a different approach.
(619) 724-4416 View (619) 724-4416
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Lei Raiza A Zervoulakos
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, APCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92108
Hi, I'm Lei Raiza! I’m an Associate Clinical Counselor, but you might also call me a self-healing supporter and wellness enthusiast. I help clients who want to get started on their healing and wellness journey but don’t know or where to begin. So much of what happens to us in our life is kept silent because of shame or embarrassment- and the fear that no one will really understand what we are going through. I provide clients with a safe space where they can express themselves, process through the pain and overcome the barriers blocking their full potential.
Hi, I'm Lei Raiza! I’m an Associate Clinical Counselor, but you might also call me a self-healing supporter and wellness enthusiast. I help clients who want to get started on their healing and wellness journey but don’t know or where to begin. So much of what happens to us in our life is kept silent because of shame or embarrassment- and the fear that no one will really understand what we are going through. I provide clients with a safe space where they can express themselves, process through the pain and overcome the barriers blocking their full potential.
(619) 377-1487 View (619) 377-1487
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Katelyn Kivett
Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, APCC
Verified
San Diego, CA 92108
My passion is working with those who have experienced violation physically, emotionally, or sexually in interpersonal relationships and are looking to create safety and joy in their lives post-abuse/trauma. I like to collaborate and will follow your lead on your path. I will gently hold you accountable while providing a light hearted and humorous environment as we work through things. My job is to help guide you through EMDR and Flash processing so you can experience relief from what you're carrying. You deserve to feel safe and at ease when you wake up each day while centering your life around joy rather than pain.
My passion is working with those who have experienced violation physically, emotionally, or sexually in interpersonal relationships and are looking to create safety and joy in their lives post-abuse/trauma. I like to collaborate and will follow your lead on your path. I will gently hold you accountable while providing a light hearted and humorous environment as we work through things. My job is to help guide you through EMDR and Flash processing so you can experience relief from what you're carrying. You deserve to feel safe and at ease when you wake up each day while centering your life around joy rather than pain.
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Joseph Edwards LMFT Psychotherapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
San Diego, CA 92108
If you find that you or your child are struggling with unique and painful challenges, I am qualified to help. I do so by using clinical knowledge, compassion, respect, and humor to create a safe therapeutic environment for my clients to learn about and improve themselves. I have been working in the mental health field since 2006, and I've been working as a Therapist since 2010. Also, I am currently the Clinical Supervisor at a psychosis prevention clinic. I treat clients who have experienced severe mental illness (SMI) ranging from mood and anxiety disorders to chronic schizophrenia.
If you find that you or your child are struggling with unique and painful challenges, I am qualified to help. I do so by using clinical knowledge, compassion, respect, and humor to create a safe therapeutic environment for my clients to learn about and improve themselves. I have been working in the mental health field since 2006, and I've been working as a Therapist since 2010. Also, I am currently the Clinical Supervisor at a psychosis prevention clinic. I treat clients who have experienced severe mental illness (SMI) ranging from mood and anxiety disorders to chronic schizophrenia.
(619) 780-2902 View (619) 780-2902
Patricia Lazalde
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
San Diego, CA 92108
As a psychologist, I am compassionate, experienced, and down to earth. I enjoy working with adults and children, and I am committed to understanding my clients and helping you reach your goals. I believe that change is possible with patience and effort. The path to transformation is a commitment that must be made collaboratively by both of us. If you are or your child is experiencing depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, or behavioral problems it may be time to seek psychological help. Feel free to call me and I'll give you my professional opinion on your next steps.
As a psychologist, I am compassionate, experienced, and down to earth. I enjoy working with adults and children, and I am committed to understanding my clients and helping you reach your goals. I believe that change is possible with patience and effort. The path to transformation is a commitment that must be made collaboratively by both of us. If you are or your child is experiencing depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, or behavioral problems it may be time to seek psychological help. Feel free to call me and I'll give you my professional opinion on your next steps.
(619) 722-3258 View (619) 722-3258
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Kelly Sullivan
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
San Diego, CA 92108  (Online Only)
Above and beyond all the psychological theories and interventions we therapists use, the most important factor in your successful experience in therapy is the relationship between you and your therapist. Most, if not all, therapists will tell you this and recent scientific research in neurobiology backs it up. This perspective, called "interpersonal neurobiology", creates the foundation of the therapy I give all my clients as we work together to help you understand what you are experiencing and how you can move closer to what you need.
Above and beyond all the psychological theories and interventions we therapists use, the most important factor in your successful experience in therapy is the relationship between you and your therapist. Most, if not all, therapists will tell you this and recent scientific research in neurobiology backs it up. This perspective, called "interpersonal neurobiology", creates the foundation of the therapy I give all my clients as we work together to help you understand what you are experiencing and how you can move closer to what you need.
(619) 308-6128 View (619) 308-6128
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Heather Pederson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
San Diego, CA 92108
Seeking help can potentially feel daunting, exposing, and overwhelming. It can also be our first steps toward repair, healing, and growth. I have found that people are so very strong, courageous, and hard-working, and still need some help when things get hard. I believe therapy can be a unique chance to discover parts of ourselves we forgot about, allow healing for the tender parts, and find new ways of interacting with our partners that allow for deeper understanding and connection.
Seeking help can potentially feel daunting, exposing, and overwhelming. It can also be our first steps toward repair, healing, and growth. I have found that people are so very strong, courageous, and hard-working, and still need some help when things get hard. I believe therapy can be a unique chance to discover parts of ourselves we forgot about, allow healing for the tender parts, and find new ways of interacting with our partners that allow for deeper understanding and connection.
(858) 283-4688 View (858) 283-4688
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Mary Cipriani /SD Institute For Couples & Families
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
San Diego, CA 92108
I am passionate about helping individuals, couples and families live to their greatest potential and wholeness whether they are surviving from past hurts, trauma, depression, anxiety, or just need support. I have a passion to help couples create a deeper and more meaningful connection that will last their lifetime. In addition to being a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I am a Professor in MFT at Azusa Pacific University and have a specialty in working with Couples, Sex Therapy and Sex Addicts & Partners. My practice is the San Diego Institute for Couples and Families, www.sdicouples.com.
I am passionate about helping individuals, couples and families live to their greatest potential and wholeness whether they are surviving from past hurts, trauma, depression, anxiety, or just need support. I have a passion to help couples create a deeper and more meaningful connection that will last their lifetime. In addition to being a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I am a Professor in MFT at Azusa Pacific University and have a specialty in working with Couples, Sex Therapy and Sex Addicts & Partners. My practice is the San Diego Institute for Couples and Families, www.sdicouples.com.
(619) 870-1602 View (619) 870-1602
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Colleen Mullen
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT
Verified
6 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92108  (Online Only)
Do you struggle between doing it all while also feeling like, "Why do I bother?" Life can be overwhelming. When you've been in "go mode" forever it's difficult to find time to even think about what you might actually want from your life. I have a deep understanding of the unique struggles faced by ambitious perfectionists. The constant pursuit of excellence can lead to burnout and strain on personal relationships. If you find it difficult to maintain a healthy work-life balance, and wnat to learn to manage the chaos in your life to feel more fulfilled and have more time for what makes you happy, call me.
Do you struggle between doing it all while also feeling like, "Why do I bother?" Life can be overwhelming. When you've been in "go mode" forever it's difficult to find time to even think about what you might actually want from your life. I have a deep understanding of the unique struggles faced by ambitious perfectionists. The constant pursuit of excellence can lead to burnout and strain on personal relationships. If you find it difficult to maintain a healthy work-life balance, and wnat to learn to manage the chaos in your life to feel more fulfilled and have more time for what makes you happy, call me.
(619) 881-0051 View (619) 881-0051
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Elham Sajed-Connor
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92108
I am a well-trained Licensed Clinical Psychologist with extensive experience treating clients of all ages with various issues. I believe that people are capable to change and improve the quality of their lives. I view my role as a catalyst for transformation, and I am committed to provide excellent service in an empathic, supportive, non-judgmental, safe, and collaborative treatment environment of mutual trust and respect. I strive to create a comfortable and safe environment wherein we explore any issue in depth, and address the challenges you face in order to help you more fully enjoy life and relationships.
I am a well-trained Licensed Clinical Psychologist with extensive experience treating clients of all ages with various issues. I believe that people are capable to change and improve the quality of their lives. I view my role as a catalyst for transformation, and I am committed to provide excellent service in an empathic, supportive, non-judgmental, safe, and collaborative treatment environment of mutual trust and respect. I strive to create a comfortable and safe environment wherein we explore any issue in depth, and address the challenges you face in order to help you more fully enjoy life and relationships.
(619) 332-5346 View (619) 332-5346
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Selam Gebrekristos
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MS
Verified
San Diego, CA 92108  (Online Only)
I believe that we all need someone to talk with who really listen and accept us as we are, without judgement. I provide my clients with that warm, nonjudgmental environment—a safe place to explore the issues that may be preventing you from living the life you want. I have had the opportunity to work with clients from all parts of the world, from different cultures and with diverse ideas about parenting, marriage, love, sexuality, gender identity and spirituality. I pride myself on being straightforward and honest and aspire to help connect individuals with their preferred self.
I believe that we all need someone to talk with who really listen and accept us as we are, without judgement. I provide my clients with that warm, nonjudgmental environment—a safe place to explore the issues that may be preventing you from living the life you want. I have had the opportunity to work with clients from all parts of the world, from different cultures and with diverse ideas about parenting, marriage, love, sexuality, gender identity and spirituality. I pride myself on being straightforward and honest and aspire to help connect individuals with their preferred self.
(619) 566-7039 View (619) 566-7039
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Carie Bassett
Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, APCC
Verified
San Diego, CA 92108
My name is Carie Bassett, and I am a Licensed Associate Professional Clinical Counselor. I chose to change careers after years of working in the Finance Industry because of my deep desire to understand an individual’s emotional processes and ability to heal. I have gained valuable life and educational experience and work with individuals who are experiencing family conflicts, anxiety, depression, and having difficulty navigating through life transitions and stressors. I look forward to being a partner on your journey and assisting you in accomplishing your goals.
My name is Carie Bassett, and I am a Licensed Associate Professional Clinical Counselor. I chose to change careers after years of working in the Finance Industry because of my deep desire to understand an individual’s emotional processes and ability to heal. I have gained valuable life and educational experience and work with individuals who are experiencing family conflicts, anxiety, depression, and having difficulty navigating through life transitions and stressors. I look forward to being a partner on your journey and assisting you in accomplishing your goals.
(858) 519-8002 View (858) 519-8002
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Phuong Quach
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
San Diego, CA 92108
I'm a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 12 years of clinical experience. I work from a systems lens, focusing on behaviors and patterns, and using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy principles to help my clients achieve the life they want. I've worked with all age groups, spanning different areas of need: grief and loss, life transitions, pre-marital counseling, couples therapy, and self-improvement.
I'm a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 12 years of clinical experience. I work from a systems lens, focusing on behaviors and patterns, and using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy principles to help my clients achieve the life they want. I've worked with all age groups, spanning different areas of need: grief and loss, life transitions, pre-marital counseling, couples therapy, and self-improvement.
(619) 848-3754 View (619) 848-3754
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Jessica Rosas
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
San Diego, CA 92108  (Online Only)
Jessie (she/they) is a Marriage and Family Therapist who works with individuals, couples, and families. She has experience in dealing with a wide range of clinical and relational problems. Jessie is passionate about serving LGBTQ+ and BIPOC communities.
Jessie (she/they) is a Marriage and Family Therapist who works with individuals, couples, and families. She has experience in dealing with a wide range of clinical and relational problems. Jessie is passionate about serving LGBTQ+ and BIPOC communities.
(858) 519-8002 View (858) 519-8002
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Elise Rodriguez
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92108
You've tried everything and nothing seems tp be working. You're depressed and anxious all the time. You're afraid it will never get better. It's been so long. You really want to live a life full of joy. You're tired of feeling negative, struggling with negative thinking, fearful thoughts, and dreams. Your life feels like one big failure. You haven't reached your goals, you wonder if you have a purpose, sometimes you wonder why you're even here.
You've tried everything and nothing seems tp be working. You're depressed and anxious all the time. You're afraid it will never get better. It's been so long. You really want to live a life full of joy. You're tired of feeling negative, struggling with negative thinking, fearful thoughts, and dreams. Your life feels like one big failure. You haven't reached your goals, you wonder if you have a purpose, sometimes you wonder why you're even here.
(619) 493-3341 View (619) 493-3341
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Personal Evolution Psychotherapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PhD, LMFT
Verified
3 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92108
Is excessive worry or sadness limiting your life? Do you want to feel better and live a life worth living? Helping our clients overcome social anxiety, depression, communication & relationship issues, panic, excessive worry & depression is our primary focus. Visit Us at www.PersonalEvolutionPsychotherapy.com. By using proven therapy methods (We are Dialectical Behavior Therapy - DBT specialists) we will focus on specific problems, solutions, skills & reachable goals. We provide much more than traditional talk therapy & help you get results to help control your emotions & your life. By doing this we can help more quickly. Call us today to schedule an appointment.
Is excessive worry or sadness limiting your life? Do you want to feel better and live a life worth living? Helping our clients overcome social anxiety, depression, communication & relationship issues, panic, excessive worry & depression is our primary focus. Visit Us at www.PersonalEvolutionPsychotherapy.com. By using proven therapy methods (We are Dialectical Behavior Therapy - DBT specialists) we will focus on specific problems, solutions, skills & reachable goals. We provide much more than traditional talk therapy & help you get results to help control your emotions & your life. By doing this we can help more quickly. Call us today to schedule an appointment.
(619) 787-6676 View (619) 787-6676
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Lauren Plummer
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92108  (Online Only)
Are you a woman in your mid 20’s to late 30’s, feeling overwhelmed by anxiety and dating issues? Does it seem like as soon as you stop worrying about one thing, your mind finds something else to worry about? Are you tired of feeling hopeless when it comes to dating, and worried that you'll never find a fulfilling relationship? If this resonates with you, then I'm here to offer my support. First of all, I want to acknowledge your courage in seeking help. It's not easy to take that step, but it's a powerful one towards finding the support and guidance you need. Finding the right therapist can be a daunting task, but I want you to know
Are you a woman in your mid 20’s to late 30’s, feeling overwhelmed by anxiety and dating issues? Does it seem like as soon as you stop worrying about one thing, your mind finds something else to worry about? Are you tired of feeling hopeless when it comes to dating, and worried that you'll never find a fulfilling relationship? If this resonates with you, then I'm here to offer my support. First of all, I want to acknowledge your courage in seeking help. It's not easy to take that step, but it's a powerful one towards finding the support and guidance you need. Finding the right therapist can be a daunting task, but I want you to know
(916) 378-1624 View (916) 378-1624
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R. Clarke Heyes
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified
San Diego, CA 92108  (Online Only)
Do you find yourself at a crossroad? Are you wondering what you want to do, who you want to be, or how you want to be seen by others? Maybe, you find yourself stuck -- feeling like you have few or no options, or possibly, with too many options. Or maybe, you are trying to figure out which of the many ideas shared with you by your family, friends, co-workers or the world are ideas that you want for yourself. If so, these tough questions can have significant effects on your thoughts, health, and wellbeing. I am interested in helping you map the possibilities for your life, identify your skills that can help get you there, and
Do you find yourself at a crossroad? Are you wondering what you want to do, who you want to be, or how you want to be seen by others? Maybe, you find yourself stuck -- feeling like you have few or no options, or possibly, with too many options. Or maybe, you are trying to figure out which of the many ideas shared with you by your family, friends, co-workers or the world are ideas that you want for yourself. If so, these tough questions can have significant effects on your thoughts, health, and wellbeing. I am interested in helping you map the possibilities for your life, identify your skills that can help get you there, and
(858) 943-0657 View (858) 943-0657
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Robert Hirsch
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
San Diego, CA 92108
As a psychologist and personal coach, I view my work as a collaborative process where I join my client in defining and moving toward his or her goals and individual journey. At the heart of a strong therapeutic alliance are real trust, non-judgment and the balance of support and challenge. My own 20-year journey in practice has enabled me to more fully understand each of these important attributes. I believe that my role isn't to have the right answers, but is about having the right questions. My work remains one of the passions in my life.
As a psychologist and personal coach, I view my work as a collaborative process where I join my client in defining and moving toward his or her goals and individual journey. At the heart of a strong therapeutic alliance are real trust, non-judgment and the balance of support and challenge. My own 20-year journey in practice has enabled me to more fully understand each of these important attributes. I believe that my role isn't to have the right answers, but is about having the right questions. My work remains one of the passions in my life.
(760) 285-0083 View (760) 285-0083
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Dan Vaci
Marriage & Family Therapist, Aetna, United, Optum, Cigna
Verified
5 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92108
When life gets tough, it forces us to look for ways to change, heal and grow. It helps to have somebody walk with us through these challenging periods. Let's see if we can get your life and your relationships back on the right track. There was a time when you felt more fully connected, more confident, less anxious & better able to move through those stuck places. It's time to break those old patterns that hold you back from realizing your full potential. Let's work together to create the life changes you've been wanting. You deserve it! I am In-Network with Aetna, Optum, United Healthcare and Cigna.
When life gets tough, it forces us to look for ways to change, heal and grow. It helps to have somebody walk with us through these challenging periods. Let's see if we can get your life and your relationships back on the right track. There was a time when you felt more fully connected, more confident, less anxious & better able to move through those stuck places. It's time to break those old patterns that hold you back from realizing your full potential. Let's work together to create the life changes you've been wanting. You deserve it! I am In-Network with Aetna, Optum, United Healthcare and Cigna.
(619) 458-3875 View (619) 458-3875

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Number of Therapists in 92108

500+

Average cost per session

$175

Therapists in 92108 who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
86% Depression
82% Relationship Issues
77% Self Esteem
73% Trauma and PTSD
68% Stress
65% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

68% Aetna
62% Cigna and Evernorth
56% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 92108 see their clients

73% In Person and Online
27% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
18% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 92108?

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.