Photo of Fidi Mwero, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Fidi Mwero
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Palm Springs, CA 92263  (Online Only)
I hope to meet you where you are and journey with you as you create your favorite self. Are you wanting to change unhealthy life patterns? Are you stressed or dealing with the effects of anger or anxiety? Maybe life is just really tough right now. Let us sit together and discover new ways of coping based on your strengths and write the story of "you" that you prefer. Your personal story matters and I strive to be aware and considerate of the ways every-day life intersects with who YOU are, and work with you towards life satisfaction.
I hope to meet you where you are and journey with you as you create your favorite self. Are you wanting to change unhealthy life patterns? Are you stressed or dealing with the effects of anger or anxiety? Maybe life is just really tough right now. Let us sit together and discover new ways of coping based on your strengths and write the story of "you" that you prefer. Your personal story matters and I strive to be aware and considerate of the ways every-day life intersects with who YOU are, and work with you towards life satisfaction.
(415) 582-6309 View (415) 582-6309
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Jim Sherman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Palm Springs, CA 92263
Are you at a crossroad in your life where you want to make changes, but you find yourself stuck with behavioral patterns that are not helpful? Maybe you are at a point where you want more from your life and you are ready to create the changes you want. Each person’s therapeutic journey is different. Yours may include in-depth work in certain areas like personal transformation, grief and loss issues, transitions in your health or career, relationship difficulties, developing confidence, or overcoming anxiety and/or depression. My area of strength is to bring guidance and harmony to your mind, body, and spirit during your journey.
Are you at a crossroad in your life where you want to make changes, but you find yourself stuck with behavioral patterns that are not helpful? Maybe you are at a point where you want more from your life and you are ready to create the changes you want. Each person’s therapeutic journey is different. Yours may include in-depth work in certain areas like personal transformation, grief and loss issues, transitions in your health or career, relationship difficulties, developing confidence, or overcoming anxiety and/or depression. My area of strength is to bring guidance and harmony to your mind, body, and spirit during your journey.
(760) 991-3463 View (760) 991-3463
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Dr. Wesley W Detwiler
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Palm Springs, CA 92263
Finding the right psychologist is the most important part of the therapeutic process. What might be right for one might not be right for another. In addition to being a licensed Psychologist, I have received additional training in EMDR therapy for trauma as well as non-opiate approaches to pain management. I have worked with individuals seeking recovery from drug and alcohol addiction as well as couples and families. I have also worked with individuals who are just looking to navigate the storm, short term therapy to see them through a specific challenge or to gain insight and a new perspective on what may be a long standing issue.
Finding the right psychologist is the most important part of the therapeutic process. What might be right for one might not be right for another. In addition to being a licensed Psychologist, I have received additional training in EMDR therapy for trauma as well as non-opiate approaches to pain management. I have worked with individuals seeking recovery from drug and alcohol addiction as well as couples and families. I have also worked with individuals who are just looking to navigate the storm, short term therapy to see them through a specific challenge or to gain insight and a new perspective on what may be a long standing issue.
(619) 664-4463 View (619) 664-4463
Photo of Gil Gold, MFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Gil Gold
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
Palm Springs, CA 92263  (Online Only)
' We don't see things as they are, we see things as we are...' Our early life experiences influence and often determine present day behaviors - some productive and successful, some painful and self-defeating. I help clients gain understanding and insight into how negative patterns develop. Together we uncover the underlying causes of thoughts and behaviors that may no longer be serving them. Then they begin to make changes that will produce real and lasting differences in their lives - which ultimately result in changes in their feelings - and reactions.
' We don't see things as they are, we see things as we are...' Our early life experiences influence and often determine present day behaviors - some productive and successful, some painful and self-defeating. I help clients gain understanding and insight into how negative patterns develop. Together we uncover the underlying causes of thoughts and behaviors that may no longer be serving them. Then they begin to make changes that will produce real and lasting differences in their lives - which ultimately result in changes in their feelings - and reactions.
(310) 995-6195 View (310) 995-6195
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Kenneth Garett
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Palm Springs, CA 92263
For over 25 years I have been practicing as a licensed psychologist providing individual counseling, clinical assessments, neuropsychological testing, and substance abuse treatment. I serve a range of populations from children to seniors, Spanish speakers, and those suffering from anxiety, depression, and substance abuse. Si prefiere hablar en español, por favor hágamelo saber.
For over 25 years I have been practicing as a licensed psychologist providing individual counseling, clinical assessments, neuropsychological testing, and substance abuse treatment. I serve a range of populations from children to seniors, Spanish speakers, and those suffering from anxiety, depression, and substance abuse. Si prefiere hablar en español, por favor hágamelo saber.
(760) 691-2850 View (760) 691-2850
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Danny Phillips, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Palm Springs, CA 92263
Waitlist for new clients
Whether you are struggling with depression, anxiety, problems in a significant relationship, or are at a critical juncture in your life - talking with a therapist can help. The key is finding a therapist that is right for you. I enjoy working with individuals, ranging in age from young adult to elders. I have extensive experience working with clients with life-altering health issues including cancer and HIV. I am also very sensitive to the issues and concerns of the LGBTQ community.
Whether you are struggling with depression, anxiety, problems in a significant relationship, or are at a critical juncture in your life - talking with a therapist can help. The key is finding a therapist that is right for you. I enjoy working with individuals, ranging in age from young adult to elders. I have extensive experience working with clients with life-altering health issues including cancer and HIV. I am also very sensitive to the issues and concerns of the LGBTQ community.
(760) 507-2748 View (760) 507-2748
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Brent Michael Cooper
LEP
Verified Verified
Palm Springs, CA 92263
As a Licensed Educational Psychologist, and owner of El Paseo Testing Center, I work with children, teens, and adults and specialize in conducting psychological-educational evaluations. Benefits include implementation of 504 Plans (Public/Private Schools), IEP's, University testing accommodations, College Board entrance exams and most importantly understanding one's Learning Profile to be a successful independent learner. I'm an advocate for early intervention, calling it the key to success for an individual living with a learning or behavioral difference. We have a Comprehensive team of licensed Independent Educational Evaluators that conduct second opinion assessments for School Districts.
As a Licensed Educational Psychologist, and owner of El Paseo Testing Center, I work with children, teens, and adults and specialize in conducting psychological-educational evaluations. Benefits include implementation of 504 Plans (Public/Private Schools), IEP's, University testing accommodations, College Board entrance exams and most importantly understanding one's Learning Profile to be a successful independent learner. I'm an advocate for early intervention, calling it the key to success for an individual living with a learning or behavioral difference. We have a Comprehensive team of licensed Independent Educational Evaluators that conduct second opinion assessments for School Districts.
(760) 289-5832 View (760) 289-5832
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Patrick Neer
Psychologist, PsyD, MS
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Palm Springs, CA 92263
In addition to immediate help, people want deep and lasting change, and this is the overall focus of my approach. First, a vital part of therapeutic success is forming a safe and trusting therapeutic relationship. My approach centers on creating a warm, collaborative and interactive therapeutic setting in which painful or troubling feelings, thoughts, memories, and issues can be faced and worked through. Goals are tailored to each individual, and can be brief and focused, or longer-term and more depth-oriented. I specialize in life transitions, trauma, identity issues, and mood problems. I also work with couples.
In addition to immediate help, people want deep and lasting change, and this is the overall focus of my approach. First, a vital part of therapeutic success is forming a safe and trusting therapeutic relationship. My approach centers on creating a warm, collaborative and interactive therapeutic setting in which painful or troubling feelings, thoughts, memories, and issues can be faced and worked through. Goals are tailored to each individual, and can be brief and focused, or longer-term and more depth-oriented. I specialize in life transitions, trauma, identity issues, and mood problems. I also work with couples.
(510) 878-4491 View (510) 878-4491
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Don Dressel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Palm Springs, CA 92263  (Online Only)
Do you struggle with finding or maintaining inner peace in specific areas of your life or, in life in general? Do you experience unhappiness or dissatisfaction with your life? Therapy may help you identify the blocks in your life that keep you from living and experiencing life as you desire. Left unchecked and unexamined, negative dynamics rooted in our past and/or fears & anxiety about the future may progress with greater consequence and/or disillusionment about life. I strive to understand your experience(s) in order to form a genuine connection and to identify meaningful solutions that honor you and your highest life aspirations.
Do you struggle with finding or maintaining inner peace in specific areas of your life or, in life in general? Do you experience unhappiness or dissatisfaction with your life? Therapy may help you identify the blocks in your life that keep you from living and experiencing life as you desire. Left unchecked and unexamined, negative dynamics rooted in our past and/or fears & anxiety about the future may progress with greater consequence and/or disillusionment about life. I strive to understand your experience(s) in order to form a genuine connection and to identify meaningful solutions that honor you and your highest life aspirations.
(415) 942-8940 View (415) 942-8940
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Erika Crowell Altobelli
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Palm Springs, CA 92263
Not accepting new clients
Making a commitment to change can be daunting. Whether you are reaching out to resolve current conflicts of values or conscience, or to improve your relationships with family members, friends or work colleagues, help is available. Together we will identify obstacles and work towards a timely resolution or to the recognition that the goal is not necessarily equilibrium but a healthy striving between what we currently are and what we could be or hope to become. I specialize in treating adults who have experienced trauma, depression and anxiety utilizing an empathic but effective approach to strengthening the healthy inner core.
Making a commitment to change can be daunting. Whether you are reaching out to resolve current conflicts of values or conscience, or to improve your relationships with family members, friends or work colleagues, help is available. Together we will identify obstacles and work towards a timely resolution or to the recognition that the goal is not necessarily equilibrium but a healthy striving between what we currently are and what we could be or hope to become. I specialize in treating adults who have experienced trauma, depression and anxiety utilizing an empathic but effective approach to strengthening the healthy inner core.
(760) 258-4366 View (760) 258-4366
Photo of Dolly B Phillips, LMFT, CT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Dolly B Phillips
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CT
Verified Verified
Palm Springs, CA 92263
I am a grief specialist who offers a warm, non-judgmental partnership with my clients who may have a chronic or life threatening illness, or are grievers or caregivers. My approach is trauma informed, collaborative, strength-based and tailored to meet your needs. I have over 15 years of experience working with individuals, families & support groups with people from age 5 to 90 years old. I also work with those facing depression, anxiety, CPTSD and other life challenges and stressors.
I am a grief specialist who offers a warm, non-judgmental partnership with my clients who may have a chronic or life threatening illness, or are grievers or caregivers. My approach is trauma informed, collaborative, strength-based and tailored to meet your needs. I have over 15 years of experience working with individuals, families & support groups with people from age 5 to 90 years old. I also work with those facing depression, anxiety, CPTSD and other life challenges and stressors.
(323) 543-7475 View (323) 543-7475
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Timothy G. Walker
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Palm Springs, CA 92263
The various mind/body states we go through in life test and teach us, putting us on a current of growth, should we choose to acknowledge it. Depression. Anxiety. Anger. Numbness. These difficult symptoms (and others) color our experience, and make life difficult! And yet, they are merely the smoke from fires sourced far deeper within the caves of Self. Together, we will follow the various strands of symptoms and sensation to their source. Then we begin to untangle the knots that bind and restrict. Let's release you from those things that are inhibiting you from embracing all this life has to offer.
The various mind/body states we go through in life test and teach us, putting us on a current of growth, should we choose to acknowledge it. Depression. Anxiety. Anger. Numbness. These difficult symptoms (and others) color our experience, and make life difficult! And yet, they are merely the smoke from fires sourced far deeper within the caves of Self. Together, we will follow the various strands of symptoms and sensation to their source. Then we begin to untangle the knots that bind and restrict. Let's release you from those things that are inhibiting you from embracing all this life has to offer.
(916) 252-5430 View (916) 252-5430
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Tony Aceves
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Palm Springs, CA 92263  (Online Only)
Hi! I'm Antonio Martin Aceves Santiago... But I go by Tony. I'm a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist from California who currently resides in Santa Barbara. I got my BA at UCSB and my Masters in Clinical Psychology from Antioch Universtiy-Santa Barbara. I have been practicing since 2021, I've researched therapeutic work through video game therapy in college and provided it to children. I've worked in Community Mental Health, Group Practice and was the clinical coordinator for a crisis residential unit.
Hi! I'm Antonio Martin Aceves Santiago... But I go by Tony. I'm a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist from California who currently resides in Santa Barbara. I got my BA at UCSB and my Masters in Clinical Psychology from Antioch Universtiy-Santa Barbara. I have been practicing since 2021, I've researched therapeutic work through video game therapy in college and provided it to children. I've worked in Community Mental Health, Group Practice and was the clinical coordinator for a crisis residential unit.
(559) 245-3310 View (559) 245-3310
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Dr. Alborz Bahador
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Palm Springs, CA 92263
It is very simple! When you are not feeling well, You do not feel balanced and you are experiencing procrastination, it is time to seek help. There are many choices and healthy options waiting for you. You may feel free to contact us for a complimentary evaluation session and a road map towards success, tranquility and happiness.
It is very simple! When you are not feeling well, You do not feel balanced and you are experiencing procrastination, it is time to seek help. There are many choices and healthy options waiting for you. You may feel free to contact us for a complimentary evaluation session and a road map towards success, tranquility and happiness.
(951) 356-9354 View (951) 356-9354
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Alfredo Laris
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Palm Springs, CA 92263  (Online Only)
I believe that the power of vulnerability is one of our greatest strengths and ultimately can provide us with a deeper sense of self, security, comfort, and more compassionate towards one another. Coming from a strength-based form of doing therapy and providing support to others, I work to provide my clients with a sense of validation and comfort. As a cis male that identifies as Latinx and as a proud member of the LGBTQIA community, I am able to hold the experience of living in many diverse, cross-cultural emotional experiences that we sometimes may not even know how to begin to understand.
I believe that the power of vulnerability is one of our greatest strengths and ultimately can provide us with a deeper sense of self, security, comfort, and more compassionate towards one another. Coming from a strength-based form of doing therapy and providing support to others, I work to provide my clients with a sense of validation and comfort. As a cis male that identifies as Latinx and as a proud member of the LGBTQIA community, I am able to hold the experience of living in many diverse, cross-cultural emotional experiences that we sometimes may not even know how to begin to understand.
(510) 953-4265 View (510) 953-4265
Photo of Jennifer M. Hughey, MA, Marriage & Family Therapist
Jennifer M. Hughey
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA
Verified Verified
Palm Springs, CA 92263
I meet you where you are. Whether you are feeling sad or happy, I work with you to process the emotion at your pace. Taking a client-centered approach to treatment, I encourage you to lead your progress in therapy. I have performed thousands of hours of therapy with people that were seeking a healthy transformation in their own life and in their relationships (marriage/couples/parent and child). We all experience challenges; I would like to help you attain clarity, support, and the confidence to address and heal from your individual challenges.
I meet you where you are. Whether you are feeling sad or happy, I work with you to process the emotion at your pace. Taking a client-centered approach to treatment, I encourage you to lead your progress in therapy. I have performed thousands of hours of therapy with people that were seeking a healthy transformation in their own life and in their relationships (marriage/couples/parent and child). We all experience challenges; I would like to help you attain clarity, support, and the confidence to address and heal from your individual challenges.
(909) 538-8636 View (909) 538-8636
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Katie Palmer
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Palm Springs, CA 92263  (Online Only)
Parents of children with behavioral or learning challenges often encounter higher levels of stress and can struggle to understand why what works for others isn't working for them. By combining educational, behavioral, and psychological flexibility expertise, I work with parents to help them uncover the ways that shifting their own behavior can create opportunities for their child/children to make different choices.
Parents of children with behavioral or learning challenges often encounter higher levels of stress and can struggle to understand why what works for others isn't working for them. By combining educational, behavioral, and psychological flexibility expertise, I work with parents to help them uncover the ways that shifting their own behavior can create opportunities for their child/children to make different choices.
(208) 216-1274 View (208) 216-1274
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Nicholas Berry
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, 108674
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Palm Springs, CA 92263
Are you a gay male finding that the life you have cultivated for yourself is unfulfilling? Do you sometimes feel you have no idea what you are doing or where to even begin? How about navigating through life in a committed gay relationship, but finding that you and your partner just can't seem to get on the same page? You may also be in your early twenties and thirties feeling like you don't fit in with those you have held close relationships with your entire life or adult life. Even with increased acceptance and representation, some gay men find that they are experiencing even more mental health issues than before.
Are you a gay male finding that the life you have cultivated for yourself is unfulfilling? Do you sometimes feel you have no idea what you are doing or where to even begin? How about navigating through life in a committed gay relationship, but finding that you and your partner just can't seem to get on the same page? You may also be in your early twenties and thirties feeling like you don't fit in with those you have held close relationships with your entire life or adult life. Even with increased acceptance and representation, some gay men find that they are experiencing even more mental health issues than before.
(424) 293-7488 View (424) 293-7488
Photo of Liz Dietrich, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Liz Dietrich
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Palm Springs, CA 92263  (Online Only)
I love working with clients who are curious about what more there is to experience in this life, who are ready to do the work of diving within in order to heal past wounds and create a life that they truly love. Sometimes trauma, relationship problems, work, or other life circumstances can result in our lives shrinking. We can become fearful or lose touch with what it is that we love, prioritizing other things. I'm committed to walking with you while you get back to yourself by processing all that you've been through.
I love working with clients who are curious about what more there is to experience in this life, who are ready to do the work of diving within in order to heal past wounds and create a life that they truly love. Sometimes trauma, relationship problems, work, or other life circumstances can result in our lives shrinking. We can become fearful or lose touch with what it is that we love, prioritizing other things. I'm committed to walking with you while you get back to yourself by processing all that you've been through.
(650) 405-0409 View (650) 405-0409
Photo of Landon D Hallbrooks, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Landon D Hallbrooks
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Palm Springs, CA 92263
I truly believe that a successful and therapeutic relationship happens when therapist and client join to work toward achieving goals together. Through the use of cognitive behavioral techniques, a strengths-based approach, and unconditional positive regard for you, we will uncover connections, gain understanding, and learn new skills to manage from day to day while achieving the results that will help you to be a better and happier you. Book an appointment today.
I truly believe that a successful and therapeutic relationship happens when therapist and client join to work toward achieving goals together. Through the use of cognitive behavioral techniques, a strengths-based approach, and unconditional positive regard for you, we will uncover connections, gain understanding, and learn new skills to manage from day to day while achieving the results that will help you to be a better and happier you. Book an appointment today.
(909) 265-7497 View (909) 265-7497

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 92263

20+

Average cost per session

$175

Therapists in 92263 who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
83% Depression
79% Relationship Issues
75% Self Esteem
67% Grief
63% Coping Skills
58% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

67% Optum
53% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
47% Aetna

How Therapists in 92263 see their clients

63% In Person and Online
37% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Male
22% Female
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 92263?

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.