Therapists in 92129

Photo of Roseann Larson, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 92129, CA
Roseann Larson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
San Diego, CA 92129
Because each person is different, there is no "one-size-fits-all" approach to therapy. Ultimately, the right therapist can help you develop a greater sense of peace and self-fulfillment. So it is important to choose someone with whom you feel safe; someone who will listen, empathize, and respect your needs; and someone with the skills necessary to support you in reaching your goals. In the process, you will acquire greater self-awareness, and learn to cope more effectively with life issues. This is my approach to therapy.
Because each person is different, there is no "one-size-fits-all" approach to therapy. Ultimately, the right therapist can help you develop a greater sense of peace and self-fulfillment. So it is important to choose someone with whom you feel safe; someone who will listen, empathize, and respect your needs; and someone with the skills necessary to support you in reaching your goals. In the process, you will acquire greater self-awareness, and learn to cope more effectively with life issues. This is my approach to therapy.
(619) 722-3116 View (619) 722-3116
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Penelope Young Andrade
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92129
My ideal client is a person who doesn't want to give up on him/her/themself and the dream of a fulfilling life. I support clients to know the truth: they deserve love and success no matter what wounds they've experienced. I help people uncover the deep wisdom and restorative potential living within them. I do this gently in the present moment by reconnecting clients with healing, embodied emotional experience in safe connection with me. This gets vitality and intuition moving again I support people to take responsibility (but not blame) in any life/work/relationship upset because this is what works!
My ideal client is a person who doesn't want to give up on him/her/themself and the dream of a fulfilling life. I support clients to know the truth: they deserve love and success no matter what wounds they've experienced. I help people uncover the deep wisdom and restorative potential living within them. I do this gently in the present moment by reconnecting clients with healing, embodied emotional experience in safe connection with me. This gets vitality and intuition moving again I support people to take responsibility (but not blame) in any life/work/relationship upset because this is what works!
(858) 799-0079 View (858) 799-0079
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Jordanne Stacy
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92129  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, panic attacks, addiction, relationship struggles, or generally missing something in life? Feeling stuck in an endless cycle of procrastination, fears about the uncertainty of the future, or guilt, shame and resentments from the past? If so, you are not alone! Many people spend their entire lives in this mental and emotional agony and that doesn't have to be you. Overcoming these challenges can be difficult on your own, working with a licensed professional may save you years of learning by trial and error. You can overcome and balance the emotional and behavioral impediments in your life.
Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, panic attacks, addiction, relationship struggles, or generally missing something in life? Feeling stuck in an endless cycle of procrastination, fears about the uncertainty of the future, or guilt, shame and resentments from the past? If so, you are not alone! Many people spend their entire lives in this mental and emotional agony and that doesn't have to be you. Overcoming these challenges can be difficult on your own, working with a licensed professional may save you years of learning by trial and error. You can overcome and balance the emotional and behavioral impediments in your life.
(858) 358-7312 View (858) 358-7312
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Polina Eidelman
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
San Diego, CA 92129
I was trained as a clinical scientist at UC Berkeley and have been dedicated to providing cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) in a compassionate, warm, individualized, flexible, and collaborative manner for over 10 years. Many of my patients are accomplished and highly intelligent people who are objectively doing well in their lives but struggle to feel fulfilled and successful. If this sounds like you, or if you are experiencing feelings of shame, depression, irritability, trouble sleeping, shame, anxiety, difficulties making decisions, a feeling of being overwhelmed and stressed, or trouble managing your emotions, I can help.
I was trained as a clinical scientist at UC Berkeley and have been dedicated to providing cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) in a compassionate, warm, individualized, flexible, and collaborative manner for over 10 years. Many of my patients are accomplished and highly intelligent people who are objectively doing well in their lives but struggle to feel fulfilled and successful. If this sounds like you, or if you are experiencing feelings of shame, depression, irritability, trouble sleeping, shame, anxiety, difficulties making decisions, a feeling of being overwhelmed and stressed, or trouble managing your emotions, I can help.
(619) 771-0464 View (619) 771-0464
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Charles E Farrow
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
San Diego, CA 92129  (Online Only)
I generally help individuals to reach their goals of feeling happier and calmer or to change from unwanted habits to wanted habits. I am a clinical psychologist licensed in the State of California since 1992. I work with individuals through the lifespan, and I use an integration of techniques. I am a bilingual (bicultural: Cuban-American) clinical psychologist.
I generally help individuals to reach their goals of feeling happier and calmer or to change from unwanted habits to wanted habits. I am a clinical psychologist licensed in the State of California since 1992. I work with individuals through the lifespan, and I use an integration of techniques. I am a bilingual (bicultural: Cuban-American) clinical psychologist.
(858) 207-6029 View (858) 207-6029
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Serenity Psychotherapy LLC
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, PsyD
Verified
San Diego, CA 92129
Dr. Meagan McKinstry: Getting to the root of your pain, learning to deal with it, building upon your strengths then learning to act versus react to people and events is the goal of my approach. I have a long history of working with diverse populations, who have developed varied problems: Mental Health, Substance Abuse, Marital, Parenting, Occupational, grief and more My approach is to work with your strengths; help you to develop new views and skills and then organize them into a plan that works in obtaining your goals.
Dr. Meagan McKinstry: Getting to the root of your pain, learning to deal with it, building upon your strengths then learning to act versus react to people and events is the goal of my approach. I have a long history of working with diverse populations, who have developed varied problems: Mental Health, Substance Abuse, Marital, Parenting, Occupational, grief and more My approach is to work with your strengths; help you to develop new views and skills and then organize them into a plan that works in obtaining your goals.
(858) 264-0917 View (858) 264-0917
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Emily Gaines
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92129  (Online Only)
Depression, anxiety, past traumas or life changes can present roadblocks that negatively impact your life. Does that sound familiar to what you are experiencing? It can feel hopeless and overwhelming when faced with these roadblocks, but I can help you. I work with individuals and families to assess what issues are impacting your life, then we collaboratively develop a plan to navigate a path of healing.
Depression, anxiety, past traumas or life changes can present roadblocks that negatively impact your life. Does that sound familiar to what you are experiencing? It can feel hopeless and overwhelming when faced with these roadblocks, but I can help you. I work with individuals and families to assess what issues are impacting your life, then we collaboratively develop a plan to navigate a path of healing.
(530) 461-5383 View (530) 461-5383
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Brenda Bridges
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
San Diego, CA 92129
Hello, I'm Brenda! I am a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. I will also genuinely provide support and hope, especially when your life seems to be more than you can handle.
Hello, I'm Brenda! I am a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. I will also genuinely provide support and hope, especially when your life seems to be more than you can handle.
(858) 683-8776 View (858) 683-8776
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Lorrie L Frost
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, APCC
Verified
San Diego, CA 92129  (Online Only)
Making our way through this ever changing world is not easy. Thank you for considering me to walk this path with you. With over twenty-five years of experience working with children, teens, and adults across different professions, I bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to our therapeutic journey. Throughout my life, I have dedicated myself to providing compassionate, non-judgmental care rooted in radical acceptance. I believe that the therapeutic relationship is built on trust and understanding, and I am committed to creating a safe space where you can explore, grow, and thrive.
Making our way through this ever changing world is not easy. Thank you for considering me to walk this path with you. With over twenty-five years of experience working with children, teens, and adults across different professions, I bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to our therapeutic journey. Throughout my life, I have dedicated myself to providing compassionate, non-judgmental care rooted in radical acceptance. I believe that the therapeutic relationship is built on trust and understanding, and I am committed to creating a safe space where you can explore, grow, and thrive.
(858) 331-8109 View (858) 331-8109
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Courtney Swanson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
San Diego, CA 92129
My name is Courtney Farrell Swanson, and I am an LCSW. I provide strengths-based, client-centered therapy. I believe that connection is an important part of the therapeutic relationship, whether you are experiencing depression, anxiety, a mood disorder, psychosis, PTSD or other traumas. I have worked with a wide spectrum of mental health issues, ranging from mild depression and anxiety to severe mental illness, as well as co-occurring disorders. I have worked with many clients from the LGBTQIA community, as well as all age groups. I prefer transitional-aged youth to the elderly population.
My name is Courtney Farrell Swanson, and I am an LCSW. I provide strengths-based, client-centered therapy. I believe that connection is an important part of the therapeutic relationship, whether you are experiencing depression, anxiety, a mood disorder, psychosis, PTSD or other traumas. I have worked with a wide spectrum of mental health issues, ranging from mild depression and anxiety to severe mental illness, as well as co-occurring disorders. I have worked with many clients from the LGBTQIA community, as well as all age groups. I prefer transitional-aged youth to the elderly population.
(858) 434-1428 View (858) 434-1428
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Lisa Krekler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, DSW, MSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92129
Waitlist for new clients
It is my practice, to encourage each client to discover their own inner resources and strengths while gaining personal empowerment. Whether you seek recovery from trauma, depression or anxiety, I will provide you the tools and skills to enhance your self-esteem, develop relationships and establish healthy boundaries and communication. As you learn to cope with life transitions and changes, we will incorporate mindfulness-based techniques, and challenge maladaptive thoughts and beliefs by approaching solutions to engage stressful situations, you will reduce emotional suffering.
It is my practice, to encourage each client to discover their own inner resources and strengths while gaining personal empowerment. Whether you seek recovery from trauma, depression or anxiety, I will provide you the tools and skills to enhance your self-esteem, develop relationships and establish healthy boundaries and communication. As you learn to cope with life transitions and changes, we will incorporate mindfulness-based techniques, and challenge maladaptive thoughts and beliefs by approaching solutions to engage stressful situations, you will reduce emotional suffering.
(858) 223-9987 View (858) 223-9987
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Andrew Thomas Brandon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
San Diego, CA 92129
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in California. I bring an open, non-judgmental, and empathetic approach to therapy. I am trained in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). I started my career as an HIV test counselor, supporting people through what can be a scary and difficult time. I later earned my master's in social work from San Diego State University, where my area of study was community mental health. Serving the community and connecting with individuals has been a driving force in my career. I know it is really difficult to be human. My values of compassion and empathy drive me to do this work.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in California. I bring an open, non-judgmental, and empathetic approach to therapy. I am trained in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). I started my career as an HIV test counselor, supporting people through what can be a scary and difficult time. I later earned my master's in social work from San Diego State University, where my area of study was community mental health. Serving the community and connecting with individuals has been a driving force in my career. I know it is really difficult to be human. My values of compassion and empathy drive me to do this work.
(858) 330-5520 View (858) 330-5520
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Marcia K Garceau
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFT
Verified
San Diego, CA 92129  (Online Only)
Certified Cognitive Behavioral Therapist, PhD, LMFT with over 15 years of clinical experience helping individuals and couples acquire strategies and solutions to overcome general anxiety, OCD, social anxiety, panic, PTSD, phobias, depression, relationship problems, weight loss, other self-sabotaging behavior, career and life transitions, grief, and parenting/family issues.
Certified Cognitive Behavioral Therapist, PhD, LMFT with over 15 years of clinical experience helping individuals and couples acquire strategies and solutions to overcome general anxiety, OCD, social anxiety, panic, PTSD, phobias, depression, relationship problems, weight loss, other self-sabotaging behavior, career and life transitions, grief, and parenting/family issues.
(858) 281-2734 View (858) 281-2734
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Sanam Nourazari
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, AMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92129
Are you battling anxiety, depression and relationship issues? Do life transitions like immigration, post-partum depression, divorce, or loss weigh heavily on your shoulders? Are you seeking to strengthen your bond with your children? Are you hoping for your children to excel academically, mentally, and emotionally? Clients like you find a special place in my practice where their voice resonates, their feelings matter, and healing begins.
Are you battling anxiety, depression and relationship issues? Do life transitions like immigration, post-partum depression, divorce, or loss weigh heavily on your shoulders? Are you seeking to strengthen your bond with your children? Are you hoping for your children to excel academically, mentally, and emotionally? Clients like you find a special place in my practice where their voice resonates, their feelings matter, and healing begins.
(858) 358-7754 View (858) 358-7754
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Dr. Ida Fariba
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT
Verified
San Diego, CA 92129
Taking the first step toward transformation is the hardest part, and you just did it! I use an integrative and holistic approach to help you pull out the weeds from the roots. I work from a foundation of attachment theory and I utilize Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT). I believe in the power of vulnerability and connection to ourselves and others. I am trained in Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and also incorporate the body, yoga, mindfulness, meditation, and music all as tools to expand and explore what is happening in your life.
Taking the first step toward transformation is the hardest part, and you just did it! I use an integrative and holistic approach to help you pull out the weeds from the roots. I work from a foundation of attachment theory and I utilize Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT). I believe in the power of vulnerability and connection to ourselves and others. I am trained in Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and also incorporate the body, yoga, mindfulness, meditation, and music all as tools to expand and explore what is happening in your life.
(858) 683-1915 View (858) 683-1915
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Esmeralda Huizar
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
San Diego, CA 92129
Hi there, I'm Esmeralda! I've been practicing for the last three years. I graduated from California State University San Bernardino with a Master's in Social Work. Lately, I've frequently been working with dual-diagnosis clients and enjoying the work. My approach is client-centered and solution-focused. Motivational Interviewing is helpful when starting a therapeutic relationship to ensure the client's motive to seek treatment is understood.
Hi there, I'm Esmeralda! I've been practicing for the last three years. I graduated from California State University San Bernardino with a Master's in Social Work. Lately, I've frequently been working with dual-diagnosis clients and enjoying the work. My approach is client-centered and solution-focused. Motivational Interviewing is helpful when starting a therapeutic relationship to ensure the client's motive to seek treatment is understood.
(858) 533-2513 View (858) 533-2513
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Julia Kamp
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
San Diego, CA 92129  (Online Only)
Ready to begin your journey of self-discovery and healing? Are you tired of emotionally suffering or staying stuck in old patterns? I am here to help you by providing support and building skills through tele-mental health services. I have over 10 years of experience with both military and civilians working with individuals, couples, families, and children struggling with trauma, stress, depression, anxiety, relationship stress, parenting issues, anger management, and much more.
Ready to begin your journey of self-discovery and healing? Are you tired of emotionally suffering or staying stuck in old patterns? I am here to help you by providing support and building skills through tele-mental health services. I have over 10 years of experience with both military and civilians working with individuals, couples, families, and children struggling with trauma, stress, depression, anxiety, relationship stress, parenting issues, anger management, and much more.
(619) 473-2753 View (619) 473-2753
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Daniel Sharer
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
San Diego, CA 92129
Hi there, I'm Daniel Sharer, LMFT89691. I pride myself on being non-judgmental and client centered. My goal is that a client feels a sense of hope that no matter the issue taking place that things can and will get better. I have experience working with adolescents 13 and older. However, I am comfortable working with adults at all ages.
Hi there, I'm Daniel Sharer, LMFT89691. I pride myself on being non-judgmental and client centered. My goal is that a client feels a sense of hope that no matter the issue taking place that things can and will get better. I have experience working with adolescents 13 and older. However, I am comfortable working with adults at all ages.
(858) 463-4898 View (858) 463-4898
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Adrian Reveles
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
San Diego, CA 92129
My name is Adrian Reveles. I am a compassionate, seasoned, and dedicated Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in Los Angeles, California. I specialize in reducing negative symptoms and behaviors stemming from traumatic experiences, grief & loss, substance abuse, work stress, partner/marital conflict, family conflict, and family stress due to gang involvement and substance abuse. I work with clients via telehealth, serving many populations, cultures, and groups. I aim to help (YOU) move forward through healing, learning how to manage anxiety, empowering (YOU), and psycho-education.
My name is Adrian Reveles. I am a compassionate, seasoned, and dedicated Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in Los Angeles, California. I specialize in reducing negative symptoms and behaviors stemming from traumatic experiences, grief & loss, substance abuse, work stress, partner/marital conflict, family conflict, and family stress due to gang involvement and substance abuse. I work with clients via telehealth, serving many populations, cultures, and groups. I aim to help (YOU) move forward through healing, learning how to manage anxiety, empowering (YOU), and psycho-education.
(858) 267-4609 View (858) 267-4609
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Marni Stueland
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
San Diego, CA 92129  (Online Only)
I have been working in the field of Marriage and Family Therapy for over 25 years. I graduated from The University of Southern California in 1994 and received my Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at The University of San Diego in 1997. My focus is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. My goal is to bring a sense of warmth and compassion to the therapy process, valuing a focus on each individual's strengths and resiliency. I bring my clinical knowledge as well as my personal life experiences to the therapy process.
I have been working in the field of Marriage and Family Therapy for over 25 years. I graduated from The University of Southern California in 1994 and received my Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at The University of San Diego in 1997. My focus is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. My goal is to bring a sense of warmth and compassion to the therapy process, valuing a focus on each individual's strengths and resiliency. I bring my clinical knowledge as well as my personal life experiences to the therapy process.
(858) 217-5840 View (858) 217-5840

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Number of Therapists in 92129

100+

Average cost per session

$175

Therapists in 92129 who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
88% Depression
71% Trauma and PTSD
68% Relationship Issues
66% Grief
62% Self Esteem
59% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

85% Aetna
79% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
78% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in 92129 see their clients

81% In Person and Online
19% Online Only

Gender breakdown

87% Female
13% Male

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How can I find a therapist in 92129?

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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.