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Philip Beitel
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Indio, CA 92203
Hello, I am Philip Beitel, a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the State of California since 1977. I approach my practice with a passion and commitment to the welfare and progress of my clients. You are walking a unique path in this life, and I will be your ally, guide, and your coach as we progress according to your wishes, goals, and aspirations. Young adults in transition comprised most of my practice. I have worked extensively with active duty military overseas. We are all works in progress, so my role is to help guide your progress to a meaningful and gratifying destination.
Hello, I am Philip Beitel, a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the State of California since 1977. I approach my practice with a passion and commitment to the welfare and progress of my clients. You are walking a unique path in this life, and I will be your ally, guide, and your coach as we progress according to your wishes, goals, and aspirations. Young adults in transition comprised most of my practice. I have worked extensively with active duty military overseas. We are all works in progress, so my role is to help guide your progress to a meaningful and gratifying destination.
(442) 259-1270 View (442) 259-1270
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Ronald D Amos
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Bermuda Dunes, CA 92203  (Online Only)
Please click on the website button to request an initial appointment. You can now get the best therapy and assessment by video conferencing, with a very experienced and kind doctor. Most people see me because of stress, family issues, depression, anxiety, medical problems. My heart is in Depth Psychology: cut and paste this link for an explanation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SJ6ZHAJ9NE8 Your treatment should be covered by your health insurance. Sessions as low as $80 if paying out of pocket. Sessions are 60 minutes. Feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns.
Please click on the website button to request an initial appointment. You can now get the best therapy and assessment by video conferencing, with a very experienced and kind doctor. Most people see me because of stress, family issues, depression, anxiety, medical problems. My heart is in Depth Psychology: cut and paste this link for an explanation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SJ6ZHAJ9NE8 Your treatment should be covered by your health insurance. Sessions as low as $80 if paying out of pocket. Sessions are 60 minutes. Feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns.
(442) 233-3690 View (442) 233-3690
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Joe Boss
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, CACD II, ICADC
Verified Verified
Bermuda Dunes, CA 92203
Have you ever wondered why you keep getting into the same relationship, just with different people? Do you have difficulty setting and holding boundaries or truly know what a boundary looks like? Do you struggle to speak your truth? Do you lack self-confidence? Do you lack emotional honesty? Or wonder what it is? Do you have entire conversations in your head before you have the actual conversation? Do you struggle to identify your feelings? Do you spend a lot of time in the future, trying to figure out what will happen and how to either make it happen or prevent it from happening? If you answered yes to any or all, I can help.
Have you ever wondered why you keep getting into the same relationship, just with different people? Do you have difficulty setting and holding boundaries or truly know what a boundary looks like? Do you struggle to speak your truth? Do you lack self-confidence? Do you lack emotional honesty? Or wonder what it is? Do you have entire conversations in your head before you have the actual conversation? Do you struggle to identify your feelings? Do you spend a lot of time in the future, trying to figure out what will happen and how to either make it happen or prevent it from happening? If you answered yes to any or all, I can help.
(760) 276-6619 View (760) 276-6619
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Dr. Michelle Lopez
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Indio, CA 92203  (Online Only)
Dr. Michelle Lopez is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with extensive training in evidence-based therapies, including Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP). She has over a decade of specialized training and experience treating adults who struggle with generalized anxiety, panic disorder, illness anxiety disorder, somatic symptom disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, acute stress disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder, social anxiety disorder, specific phobias, and stressful life events.
Dr. Michelle Lopez is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with extensive training in evidence-based therapies, including Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP). She has over a decade of specialized training and experience treating adults who struggle with generalized anxiety, panic disorder, illness anxiety disorder, somatic symptom disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, acute stress disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder, social anxiety disorder, specific phobias, and stressful life events.
(760) 824-3712 View (760) 824-3712
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Cynthia Thomas
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Indio, CA 92203
My name is Cynthia Thomas, LMFT. I am a trauma therapist who typically works with individuals who are adults that are ready to take a look at how the past influences current challenges in life. Trauma shows up in different ways for different people. It could look like feeling anxious, depressed, having relationship issues, or just not having a solid sense of who I am. I work on a few different aspects including the connection between our minds and bodies, our thoughts, different parts of ourselves, and EMDR so you can walk towards healing.
My name is Cynthia Thomas, LMFT. I am a trauma therapist who typically works with individuals who are adults that are ready to take a look at how the past influences current challenges in life. Trauma shows up in different ways for different people. It could look like feeling anxious, depressed, having relationship issues, or just not having a solid sense of who I am. I work on a few different aspects including the connection between our minds and bodies, our thoughts, different parts of ourselves, and EMDR so you can walk towards healing.
(442) 202-1304 View (442) 202-1304
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Lynette Alarcon
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Bermuda Dunes, CA 92203  (Online Only)
Hi! I'm Lynette Alarcon I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Southern California. I have been in the field for 7 years treating Individuals with depression, anxiety, interpersonal issues, trauma, and addiction.
Hi! I'm Lynette Alarcon I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Southern California. I have been in the field for 7 years treating Individuals with depression, anxiety, interpersonal issues, trauma, and addiction.
(760) 374-3618 View (760) 374-3618
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Barbara Lynn Breitman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Indio, CA 92203
The foundation of every relationship begins with communication and understanding, whether as an individual or as a couple. We will work together to enhance communication and interpersonal skills and achieve the fulfilling relationships you want and deserve. Also, if you're having symptoms of depression and/or anxiety and feel alone, overwhelmed and have difficulty getting through your day, we will first explore understanding where these feelings come from. My goal is to build on your strengths and incorporate positive coping skills and tools to help alleviate these feelings and be able to live your life to the fullest.
The foundation of every relationship begins with communication and understanding, whether as an individual or as a couple. We will work together to enhance communication and interpersonal skills and achieve the fulfilling relationships you want and deserve. Also, if you're having symptoms of depression and/or anxiety and feel alone, overwhelmed and have difficulty getting through your day, we will first explore understanding where these feelings come from. My goal is to build on your strengths and incorporate positive coping skills and tools to help alleviate these feelings and be able to live your life to the fullest.
(760) 200-1889 View (760) 200-1889
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Victoria A Lloyd
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC, MS, NCC
Verified Verified
Indio, CA 92203  (Online Only)
I came into the counseling field because I wanted to give back. Yes, I have had to deal with substance abuse and mental illness with myself and family. I had challenges getting help because no one would listen to me, they just wanted to tell me it was my childhood that was the problem. Well, it was not, it was a lifetime of challenge, bad choices and not knowing how to change, cope, deal with life. I am here today, to assist you with your mental health needs, please contact me for an appointment! After you have tried the rest, with no success, let's connect!
I came into the counseling field because I wanted to give back. Yes, I have had to deal with substance abuse and mental illness with myself and family. I had challenges getting help because no one would listen to me, they just wanted to tell me it was my childhood that was the problem. Well, it was not, it was a lifetime of challenge, bad choices and not knowing how to change, cope, deal with life. I am here today, to assist you with your mental health needs, please contact me for an appointment! After you have tried the rest, with no success, let's connect!
(442) 239-4920 View (442) 239-4920
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Terri Edwards
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Indio, CA 92203
Hello, my name is Terri Edwards, and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over twenty years of experience in the Southern California area providing mental health services to individuals, couples, and families to support optimal interpersonal relationships. My focus areas of practice are anxiety, trauma, grief, relationships, and families. I have worked in Community Mental Health Clinics, School-Based settings, and Residential treatment facilities. I am a Veteran of the U.S. Navy and have had the opportunity to provide therapy to veterans and their families.
Hello, my name is Terri Edwards, and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over twenty years of experience in the Southern California area providing mental health services to individuals, couples, and families to support optimal interpersonal relationships. My focus areas of practice are anxiety, trauma, grief, relationships, and families. I have worked in Community Mental Health Clinics, School-Based settings, and Residential treatment facilities. I am a Veteran of the U.S. Navy and have had the opportunity to provide therapy to veterans and their families.
(619) 863-1851 View (619) 863-1851
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Rupal Doshi
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Indio, CA 92203
Hello, my name is Rupal Doshi Wilcox. I am a practicing Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, whose career spans working with multiple private and public health organizations and hospitals. I am specialized in Mindfulness Based Therapies such as MBSR, MSC, and MBCT, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Level one and two Gottman Couples Therapy, and Feedback Informed Therapy.
Hello, my name is Rupal Doshi Wilcox. I am a practicing Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, whose career spans working with multiple private and public health organizations and hospitals. I am specialized in Mindfulness Based Therapies such as MBSR, MSC, and MBCT, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Level one and two Gottman Couples Therapy, and Feedback Informed Therapy.
(559) 354-4971 View (559) 354-4971
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Gemma Santiago
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Indio, CA 92203
Our wounds are often the openings into the best and most beautiful parts of ourselves. -D. Richo Therapy requires hard work. At times, you will be uncomfortable, exhausted, and even overwhelmed. The journey is not always easy, however, achieving sophisticated awareness requires you to be brave and fearless. I will challenge you to expose yourself. Meet you where you are at and encourage you to grow. Together, we will identify your strengths, challenges, and patterns so that you can develop awareness of your own "blind spots."
Our wounds are often the openings into the best and most beautiful parts of ourselves. -D. Richo Therapy requires hard work. At times, you will be uncomfortable, exhausted, and even overwhelmed. The journey is not always easy, however, achieving sophisticated awareness requires you to be brave and fearless. I will challenge you to expose yourself. Meet you where you are at and encourage you to grow. Together, we will identify your strengths, challenges, and patterns so that you can develop awareness of your own "blind spots."
(657) 385-7990 View (657) 385-7990
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Ayesha Wallace
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Bermuda Dunes, CA 92203
My name is Ayesha Wallace and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in Los Angeles, CA and working with clients via telehealth. I work with young adults (18+) and adults and treat anxiety, stress, and depression. My approach to therapy is individualized based on the client’s needs. I utilize T.E.A.M. CBT which stands for Testing, Empathy, Agenda-Setting, and Methods. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy allows us to work together to find the various methods to help clients make progress and start feeling better quicker.
My name is Ayesha Wallace and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in Los Angeles, CA and working with clients via telehealth. I work with young adults (18+) and adults and treat anxiety, stress, and depression. My approach to therapy is individualized based on the client’s needs. I utilize T.E.A.M. CBT which stands for Testing, Empathy, Agenda-Setting, and Methods. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy allows us to work together to find the various methods to help clients make progress and start feeling better quicker.
(323) 375-1854 View (323) 375-1854
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Taylor Higgins
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Indio, CA 92203
Life is full of ups and downs and we can all use some help navigating the trials we face. I'm passionate about helping people to work through whatever challenges they are facing. I've worked with clients facing depression, anxiety, and a host of other issues. Additionally, I practice from a trauma-informed perspective as I believe its incredibly important to acknowledge the life changing events that have shaped who we are as humans.
Life is full of ups and downs and we can all use some help navigating the trials we face. I'm passionate about helping people to work through whatever challenges they are facing. I've worked with clients facing depression, anxiety, and a host of other issues. Additionally, I practice from a trauma-informed perspective as I believe its incredibly important to acknowledge the life changing events that have shaped who we are as humans.
(323) 205-7088 View (323) 205-7088
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Samatra Downing
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Indio, CA 92203
I am an interactive therapist. My therapeutic approach is a positive strength-based approach. I work with individuals, adolescents, and families. I work with those experiencing depression, anxiety, grief and loss, divorce, parenting difficulties, life transitions and changes, questions about identity, as well as people struggling with everyday life. I bring a new perspective to old patterns of coping.
I am an interactive therapist. My therapeutic approach is a positive strength-based approach. I work with individuals, adolescents, and families. I work with those experiencing depression, anxiety, grief and loss, divorce, parenting difficulties, life transitions and changes, questions about identity, as well as people struggling with everyday life. I bring a new perspective to old patterns of coping.
(909) 402-2761 View (909) 402-2761
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Paula Mierzejewski
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Indio, CA 92203
Hello. My name is Paula Mierzejewski, and I am a licensed marriage and family therapist. I see children, adolescents and adults up to the age of 65. My specialties are anxiety and depression. I started my practice later in life and believe my life's experiene makes me a better therapist. I used to work in a law firm and developed severe migraines and knew I needed to move onto a new career. So at 57, I started my journey in graduate school and finished when I was 60. What drives me to do this work is that I know how debilitating anxiety and depression are.
Hello. My name is Paula Mierzejewski, and I am a licensed marriage and family therapist. I see children, adolescents and adults up to the age of 65. My specialties are anxiety and depression. I started my practice later in life and believe my life's experiene makes me a better therapist. I used to work in a law firm and developed severe migraines and knew I needed to move onto a new career. So at 57, I started my journey in graduate school and finished when I was 60. What drives me to do this work is that I know how debilitating anxiety and depression are.
(760) 527-2966 View (760) 527-2966
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Adriana Aceves
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Indio, CA 92203
Hello! I'm Adriana Aceves, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) based in Los Angeles, CA currently providing telehealth services statewide. My main clinical experience is in working with adolescents, their families, and transitional-age youth (TAY). I have worked with a variety individuals/population towards gaining emotional well-being, personal growth, and improved relationships through implementation of evidence-based, culturally sensitive approaches tailored to each individual's needs.
Hello! I'm Adriana Aceves, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) based in Los Angeles, CA currently providing telehealth services statewide. My main clinical experience is in working with adolescents, their families, and transitional-age youth (TAY). I have worked with a variety individuals/population towards gaining emotional well-being, personal growth, and improved relationships through implementation of evidence-based, culturally sensitive approaches tailored to each individual's needs.
(650) 538-5776 View (650) 538-5776
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Joshua Katell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Indio, CA 92203
My name is Joshua Katell and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of California. I take a candid and collaborative approach to the therapy space as I strive to help you achieve your best life.
My name is Joshua Katell and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of California. I take a candid and collaborative approach to the therapy space as I strive to help you achieve your best life.
(559) 550-4773 View (559) 550-4773
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Rachel Pluard
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Indio, CA 92203
Working in a high-stress career field can lead to feelings of burnout, apathy, and symptoms of vicarious trauma. A high-stress environment often misleads a person into thinking, "I am okay, and I can handle more." These work environments and career fields can leave one feeling isolated and unable to share or relate to those in their inner circles outside of work. Finding the balance to work and outside life is key to the health of any staff in the field. Many are called to help others, but we need our self-care, also. I am a trauma-informed care specialist.
Working in a high-stress career field can lead to feelings of burnout, apathy, and symptoms of vicarious trauma. A high-stress environment often misleads a person into thinking, "I am okay, and I can handle more." These work environments and career fields can leave one feeling isolated and unable to share or relate to those in their inner circles outside of work. Finding the balance to work and outside life is key to the health of any staff in the field. Many are called to help others, but we need our self-care, also. I am a trauma-informed care specialist.
(626) 606-2450 View (626) 606-2450
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Angelica Isaac Palma
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Indio, CA 92203
My name is Angelica Isaac Palma, and I am a licensed clinical social worker in the Los Angeles area. I received my BA in Psychology from UCLA and my MSW from USC. I have worked with various age groups in different settings, such as state hospitals, group homes, school-based services, field-based services, and crisis response. Life gets tough sometimes, and everybody goes through challenges. My goal is to empower you by supporting you through these life challenges.
My name is Angelica Isaac Palma, and I am a licensed clinical social worker in the Los Angeles area. I received my BA in Psychology from UCLA and my MSW from USC. I have worked with various age groups in different settings, such as state hospitals, group homes, school-based services, field-based services, and crisis response. Life gets tough sometimes, and everybody goes through challenges. My goal is to empower you by supporting you through these life challenges.
(341) 895-7693 View (341) 895-7693
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Fernando Garcia
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Indio, CA 92203
Dr. Fernando Garcia III, Ed. D, LMFT. I'm a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and also have a doctorate degree in Sports & Performance Psychology. I have much experience working with trauma/complex trauma disorders and performance issues. I have experience working with children to older adults (65+) but I now typically work with clients ages 12 and up. I'm most comfortable treating conditions that involve anxiety or depressive symptoms, lack of motivation, history of trauma, or performance issues (school, sports, work, etc.)
Dr. Fernando Garcia III, Ed. D, LMFT. I'm a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and also have a doctorate degree in Sports & Performance Psychology. I have much experience working with trauma/complex trauma disorders and performance issues. I have experience working with children to older adults (65+) but I now typically work with clients ages 12 and up. I'm most comfortable treating conditions that involve anxiety or depressive symptoms, lack of motivation, history of trauma, or performance issues (school, sports, work, etc.)
(619) 637-3061 View (619) 637-3061

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Number of Therapists in 92203

30+

Average cost per session

$145

Therapists in 92203 who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
82% Depression
66% Self Esteem
63% Coping Skills
61% Life Transitions
58% Stress
55% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aetna
100% Anthem | Elevance
97% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in 92203 see their clients

90% In Person and Online
10% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
20% Male
2% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 92203?

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.