Therapists in 92679

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Taylor Reyes
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA
Verified Verified
Trabuco Canyon, CA 92679  (Online Only)
My specialty is in supporting parents, children and families with neurodivergence and providing a neurodiversity affirming therapeutic space for people to feel safe and accepted. As a mom to my own 2 neurodivergent children, I empathize with the unique challenges parents and families face as they come up against neurotypical systems, standards and expectations. My hope is that I will get to help and support parents, families and children going through their unique journeys in the work I get to do with my clients.
My specialty is in supporting parents, children and families with neurodivergence and providing a neurodiversity affirming therapeutic space for people to feel safe and accepted. As a mom to my own 2 neurodivergent children, I empathize with the unique challenges parents and families face as they come up against neurotypical systems, standards and expectations. My hope is that I will get to help and support parents, families and children going through their unique journeys in the work I get to do with my clients.
(949) 787-3703 View (949) 787-3703
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Shadi Gholizadeh
Psychologist, PhD, MPH
Verified Verified
Coto De Caza, CA 92679
I work with clients who are struggling with anxiety, challenging life transitions, or new roles (e.g., caregiving, parenthood, breakups, juggling family and professional life). I often work with high-achieving individuals in demanding fields (e.g, physicians, attorneys, entrepreneurs) who are facing burnout and barriers to growth. I also have expertise working with family caregivers of loved ones with dementia or chronic illness. I have training in evidence-based therapies (CBT, ACT, EFT) for a wide range of problems.
I work with clients who are struggling with anxiety, challenging life transitions, or new roles (e.g., caregiving, parenthood, breakups, juggling family and professional life). I often work with high-achieving individuals in demanding fields (e.g, physicians, attorneys, entrepreneurs) who are facing burnout and barriers to growth. I also have expertise working with family caregivers of loved ones with dementia or chronic illness. I have training in evidence-based therapies (CBT, ACT, EFT) for a wide range of problems.
(949) 403-6803 View (949) 403-6803
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Tahira Mitchell Life Healing Coach
MA, MFT
Verified Verified
Hello Sweetheart! Something in your life isn’t working, is it? Unhealthy, even traumatic family/parent background. Mysterious blocks to the life you want. Unhealthy relationship patterns & lack of trust with parents, partners, friends & even yourself. Spiritual longing, but a troubled relationship with your higher power. Undue influence by a parent or parents who still have a strong impact over your life. Probably too much, if you’re being honest. Situations that lead you to sacrifice your own happiness for the good of the relationship,parent or family. Unbalanced emotions, buried for too long, then explode, or triggered easily.
Hello Sweetheart! Something in your life isn’t working, is it? Unhealthy, even traumatic family/parent background. Mysterious blocks to the life you want. Unhealthy relationship patterns & lack of trust with parents, partners, friends & even yourself. Spiritual longing, but a troubled relationship with your higher power. Undue influence by a parent or parents who still have a strong impact over your life. Probably too much, if you’re being honest. Situations that lead you to sacrifice your own happiness for the good of the relationship,parent or family. Unbalanced emotions, buried for too long, then explode, or triggered easily.
(949) 694-7813 View (949) 694-7813
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Jeannine Huitzil
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Hello and Bienvenidos! I'm Jeannine Huitzil! As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Lic 89017 in the state of California, I am here to empower you so that you reach a place of healing. I was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA and I am a bilingual Spanish-speaking psychotherapist. I have over 10 years of experience working with adults and children. I have worked with many diverse identities and populations, especially Spanish-speaking individuals. I have worked with young adults who are first Gen in higher education and struggling with anxiety and depression.
Hello and Bienvenidos! I'm Jeannine Huitzil! As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Lic 89017 in the state of California, I am here to empower you so that you reach a place of healing. I was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA and I am a bilingual Spanish-speaking psychotherapist. I have over 10 years of experience working with adults and children. I have worked with many diverse identities and populations, especially Spanish-speaking individuals. I have worked with young adults who are first Gen in higher education and struggling with anxiety and depression.
(949) 779-6437 View (949) 779-6437
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Suzanne Barron
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Trabuco Canyon, CA 92679  (Online Only)
These are difficult times. Whether you are sheltering in place, or out in the workplace, these unusual times can increase anxiety and depression. Online sessions are available to assist you in individual or couple counseling. Are you feeling stuck? Do you feel you have lost connection with yourself or loved ones? Change and healing are possible. It is a courageous step to begin therapy. I will encourage you and empower you to learn skills to more fully live your life.
These are difficult times. Whether you are sheltering in place, or out in the workplace, these unusual times can increase anxiety and depression. Online sessions are available to assist you in individual or couple counseling. Are you feeling stuck? Do you feel you have lost connection with yourself or loved ones? Change and healing are possible. It is a courageous step to begin therapy. I will encourage you and empower you to learn skills to more fully live your life.
(805) 256-1575 View (805) 256-1575
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Patrice L Hooke
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Are you having relationship difficulties? Do you feel stuck/hopeless? Are you suffering from a loss? Are you struggling with a life transition? Maybe you have days where you feel totally alone, overwhelmed or misunderstood. You may be holding all of this inside or maybe you've tried to talk to friends or family, but just end up confused. You don't have to struggle with this by yourself. I'd like to help guide you through your struggles and help you to find the true joy in living again (or maybe for the first time).
Are you having relationship difficulties? Do you feel stuck/hopeless? Are you suffering from a loss? Are you struggling with a life transition? Maybe you have days where you feel totally alone, overwhelmed or misunderstood. You may be holding all of this inside or maybe you've tried to talk to friends or family, but just end up confused. You don't have to struggle with this by yourself. I'd like to help guide you through your struggles and help you to find the true joy in living again (or maybe for the first time).
(949) 313-8990 View (949) 313-8990
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Michelle Trigleth
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Hello, I’m Michelle. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a person-oriented, humanistic approach to support clients as they navigate life and relationships with self and others. I utilize a variety of modalities including CBT, DBT, Solution-Focused strategies, Narrative Therapy, EMDR, and other trauma-informed approaches to best meet the needs and support the goals of my clients. I have had the opportunity to work with LGBTQ+ individuals as well as those living with disabilities.
Hello, I’m Michelle. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a person-oriented, humanistic approach to support clients as they navigate life and relationships with self and others. I utilize a variety of modalities including CBT, DBT, Solution-Focused strategies, Narrative Therapy, EMDR, and other trauma-informed approaches to best meet the needs and support the goals of my clients. I have had the opportunity to work with LGBTQ+ individuals as well as those living with disabilities.
(949) 998-5579 View (949) 998-5579
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Carol Swanson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
I am a licensed marriage and family therapist in California and Arizona. I specialize in childhood trauma, family relationships, and life stressors. My approach is client-centered. I believe everyone has personal strengths they can use to overcome any obstacles. I will collaborate with you to identify those strengths and help guide you to live a fulfilling life. I have extensive experience working with adults who are working through their own childhood traumas. I use the humanistic approach of therapy to meet you where you are in life. I will not judge you, I will only support you and help lead you to live the life you want.
I am a licensed marriage and family therapist in California and Arizona. I specialize in childhood trauma, family relationships, and life stressors. My approach is client-centered. I believe everyone has personal strengths they can use to overcome any obstacles. I will collaborate with you to identify those strengths and help guide you to live a fulfilling life. I have extensive experience working with adults who are working through their own childhood traumas. I use the humanistic approach of therapy to meet you where you are in life. I will not judge you, I will only support you and help lead you to live the life you want.
(760) 313-3257 View (760) 313-3257
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Colleen Woodall
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Hello there and congrats on taking the first step looking into therapy! My name is Colleen Woodall, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in San Diego, California with the ability to work virtually with clients all over California. My focus is mainly kids, teens, young adult women, and mothers experiencing life changes, stress, or anxiety. client’s needs, however, I always take a humanistic, strengths based, and client centered approach. Meaning I focus on each client’s strengths and how to utilize them and place high value on client discovery and self-love.
Hello there and congrats on taking the first step looking into therapy! My name is Colleen Woodall, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in San Diego, California with the ability to work virtually with clients all over California. My focus is mainly kids, teens, young adult women, and mothers experiencing life changes, stress, or anxiety. client’s needs, however, I always take a humanistic, strengths based, and client centered approach. Meaning I focus on each client’s strengths and how to utilize them and place high value on client discovery and self-love.
(424) 799-0845 View (424) 799-0845
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Nancy Lozano
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
My name is Nancy Lozano; I am a Bilingual/Bicultural Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California. I specialize in working with children, teenagers/adolescents, and adults who are experiencing depression, anxiety, social or family challenges, and difficulties adjusting to life changes. My approach to therapy is based on my client's needs. I use a collaborative approach to therapy and the integration of evidence-based techniques, such as CBT, CPP, solution-focused, motivational interviewing, strengths-based, and client-centered therapy.
My name is Nancy Lozano; I am a Bilingual/Bicultural Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California. I specialize in working with children, teenagers/adolescents, and adults who are experiencing depression, anxiety, social or family challenges, and difficulties adjusting to life changes. My approach to therapy is based on my client's needs. I use a collaborative approach to therapy and the integration of evidence-based techniques, such as CBT, CPP, solution-focused, motivational interviewing, strengths-based, and client-centered therapy.
(818) 463-1670 View (818) 463-1670
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Anxiety Depression & Grief Counseling | Jodi Paris
Marriage & Family Therapist, AETNA, UHC, UMR, OPTUM, OSCAR
Verified Verified
Coto De Caza, CA 92679  (Online Only)
Struggling with anxiety, depression, or grief can feel like carrying an invisible, heavy burden. You might feel lost in a fog of sadness, worry, or loneliness, impacting your daily life and relationships. You're seeking not just relief, but a way to find joy and meaning again. You want to wake up feeling hopeful, to find peace and strength within. I deeply understand what you're going through and am here to help you navigate these challenging emotions.
Struggling with anxiety, depression, or grief can feel like carrying an invisible, heavy burden. You might feel lost in a fog of sadness, worry, or loneliness, impacting your daily life and relationships. You're seeking not just relief, but a way to find joy and meaning again. You want to wake up feeling hopeful, to find peace and strength within. I deeply understand what you're going through and am here to help you navigate these challenging emotions.
(415) 484-9988 View (415) 484-9988
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Victoria Rodas
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
I am Victoria Rodas, a dedicated Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) located in the vibrant city of Los Angeles, California. Through the convenience of telehealth, I have the privilege of extending my counseling services to children, adolescents and adults alike. In my professional practice, I specialize in providing guidance and support to a diverse clientele, primarily consisting of children, adolescents and adults. My clients often struggle with a range of challenges, including socio-emotional difficulties, behavioral concerns, substance abuse, relationship issues, trauma, and addiction.
I am Victoria Rodas, a dedicated Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) located in the vibrant city of Los Angeles, California. Through the convenience of telehealth, I have the privilege of extending my counseling services to children, adolescents and adults alike. In my professional practice, I specialize in providing guidance and support to a diverse clientele, primarily consisting of children, adolescents and adults. My clients often struggle with a range of challenges, including socio-emotional difficulties, behavioral concerns, substance abuse, relationship issues, trauma, and addiction.
(858) 757-8908 View (858) 757-8908
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Candice Clayton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Hello! My name is Candice Clayton, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 12 years of experience in mental health. I use a strength-based and solution-focused approach to support your personal growth and mental health journey. I have a wide experience in the mental health field from children to adults to couples. I mainly treat adults and couples at this time who are going through various phases and changes in life. I treat trauma, anxiety, depression, infidelity, relationship issues, and imposter syndrome.
Hello! My name is Candice Clayton, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 12 years of experience in mental health. I use a strength-based and solution-focused approach to support your personal growth and mental health journey. I have a wide experience in the mental health field from children to adults to couples. I mainly treat adults and couples at this time who are going through various phases and changes in life. I treat trauma, anxiety, depression, infidelity, relationship issues, and imposter syndrome.
(858) 358-7607 View (858) 358-7607
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Michelle McCray
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Hello there, my name is Michelle McCray and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I work primarily with adults of all ages and my approach to therapy is deeply rooted in empathy and holistic psychology. Whatever challenges you may face, I believe that you are worthy of being heard and feeling supported on your journey toward healing. Reach out for an initial session if you think we are good fit, I look forward to getting to work with you. I work with men, women, LGBTQIA+ folks and am comfortable treating various mental health challenges.
Hello there, my name is Michelle McCray and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I work primarily with adults of all ages and my approach to therapy is deeply rooted in empathy and holistic psychology. Whatever challenges you may face, I believe that you are worthy of being heard and feeling supported on your journey toward healing. Reach out for an initial session if you think we are good fit, I look forward to getting to work with you. I work with men, women, LGBTQIA+ folks and am comfortable treating various mental health challenges.
(925) 966-2076 View (925) 966-2076
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Danielle Dawson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Coto De Caza, CA 92679
I enjoy working with individuals, couples, and families whom may be struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, relationship issues, sex related issues, parent-child issues, or chronic low self-esteem. I have a passion for couples and sex therapy. Using my natural ability to sense emotions, gives me the ability to see the world through their eyes. Working together we understand any trauma, crisis or negative experience is an opportunity to discover a healthier self. By understanding their feelings, goals, fears, and dreams then develop positive beliefs and behaviors to cope with the stress and anxiety of everyday life.
I enjoy working with individuals, couples, and families whom may be struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, relationship issues, sex related issues, parent-child issues, or chronic low self-esteem. I have a passion for couples and sex therapy. Using my natural ability to sense emotions, gives me the ability to see the world through their eyes. Working together we understand any trauma, crisis or negative experience is an opportunity to discover a healthier self. By understanding their feelings, goals, fears, and dreams then develop positive beliefs and behaviors to cope with the stress and anxiety of everyday life.
(714) 676-8051 View (714) 676-8051
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Dorina Stern
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Trabuco Canyon, CA 92679  (Online Only)
Do you feel stressed and overwhelmed on a daily basis? Does it feel like your mind is working against you? Do you feel like you're never good enough? How you feel about yourself and the way you perceive the situations in your life is the key to how happy and successful you are. I can help you decrease the anxiety and depression that creates this mental confusion and may be preventing you from creating the life and the relationships that you want. Please check out my website at www.dorinasterntherapy.com for more detailed information about my practice. Weekend and evening appointments are available.
Do you feel stressed and overwhelmed on a daily basis? Does it feel like your mind is working against you? Do you feel like you're never good enough? How you feel about yourself and the way you perceive the situations in your life is the key to how happy and successful you are. I can help you decrease the anxiety and depression that creates this mental confusion and may be preventing you from creating the life and the relationships that you want. Please check out my website at www.dorinasterntherapy.com for more detailed information about my practice. Weekend and evening appointments are available.
(949) 514-8852 View (949) 514-8852
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Dr. Kendra Devor
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Coto De Caza, CA 92679
I work with individuals, couples and families, helping them to restore hope, find solutions and transform their lives. Through therapy you will learn how to reconnect with your spouse and children in a peaceful and constructive way. I provide a therapeutic environment that is compassionate and challenging where you can explore your personal potential. You will find me to be energetic and empathetic, using humor and clarity to explore your life's situation.
I work with individuals, couples and families, helping them to restore hope, find solutions and transform their lives. Through therapy you will learn how to reconnect with your spouse and children in a peaceful and constructive way. I provide a therapeutic environment that is compassionate and challenging where you can explore your personal potential. You will find me to be energetic and empathetic, using humor and clarity to explore your life's situation.
(949) 347-5431 View (949) 347-5431
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Cynthia Ann Brooks
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, SEP, CATC, IV
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Coto De Caza, CA 92679
I work to help each individual find the beauty and grace in life. My hope is to help you find your true self through a variety of therapeutic techniques. I believe each human is unique and comes to therapy hoping to develop their potential and grow through the process. Through acceptance and mindfulness each individual can then approach life with curiosity and wonder. To heal the wounds of trauma I am trained in Somatic Experiencing and utilize this approach to channel one's innate system for growth and change.
I work to help each individual find the beauty and grace in life. My hope is to help you find your true self through a variety of therapeutic techniques. I believe each human is unique and comes to therapy hoping to develop their potential and grow through the process. Through acceptance and mindfulness each individual can then approach life with curiosity and wonder. To heal the wounds of trauma I am trained in Somatic Experiencing and utilize this approach to channel one's innate system for growth and change.
(949) 697-9226 View (949) 697-9226
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Tanya Belloso
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Coto De Caza, CA 92679  (Online Only)
Looking for a caring therapist to help with solutions for anxiety or grief and loss? Are you dealing with the loss of a loved one, the end of a relationship or divorce? Do you want a therapist who provides feedback as well as listening? I can help you through counseling and psychotherapy to move through your current struggle to a place of healing and peace. I am currently working with adults, couples, and adolescents and their parents, and I look forward to developing a therapeutic relationship with you!
Looking for a caring therapist to help with solutions for anxiety or grief and loss? Are you dealing with the loss of a loved one, the end of a relationship or divorce? Do you want a therapist who provides feedback as well as listening? I can help you through counseling and psychotherapy to move through your current struggle to a place of healing and peace. I am currently working with adults, couples, and adolescents and their parents, and I look forward to developing a therapeutic relationship with you!
(949) 304-6204 View (949) 304-6204
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Stacey White
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Coto De Caza, CA 92679
I help individuals and families affected by abuse, trauma, domestic violence, divorce and separation to overcome these experiences and lead healthy, happy lives. I tailor therapy to meet my clients' individual needs. I am an EMDRIA certified therapist and consultant.
I help individuals and families affected by abuse, trauma, domestic violence, divorce and separation to overcome these experiences and lead healthy, happy lives. I tailor therapy to meet my clients' individual needs. I am an EMDRIA certified therapist and consultant.
(949) 281-7839 View (949) 281-7839

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Number of Therapists in 92679

60+

Average cost per session

$175

Therapists in 92679 who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
91% Depression
75% Relationship Issues
71% Stress
68% Coping Skills
66% Self Esteem
65% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

83% Cigna and Evernorth
81% Aetna
79% Anthem | Elevance

How Therapists in 92679 see their clients

76% In Person and Online
24% Online Only

Gender breakdown

88% Female
12% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 92679?

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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.